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Horry records 4 COVID deaths; cases top 1,600 in Columbus

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Reported COVID-19 associated deaths have been coming infrequently in Horry County, but state data Monday showed four residents claimed by the virus.      Across the border, Columbus County crossed the 1,600 mark of confirmed COVID cases.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: COVID deaths surge in Horry, cases…

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COVID count climbs by 128 in Horry, 191st death recorded; CC records 18 infections

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Another Horry County resident has been claimed by COVID-19 as the number of infections continues to climb in the region that includes Columbus, state data showed Saturday.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: COVID claims 191st Horry resident, 128 new cases Columbus count up by 18 COVID…

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Fair Bluff man identified as Oct. 5 TC area murder victim

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A Fair Bluff resident has been identified as person who died in an Oct. 5 shooting near Tabor City that also injured two other people.      David Kadeem Hemingway, 28, died on the scene of the shooting on Memory Lane, a spokeswoman for Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene said Thursday.      Investigators have…

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Horry schools remain hybrid despite growing COVID cases; ‘Wrong direction’ described in NC

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Horry County’s COVID-19 spread has been rated “high” for the second week in a row, and though its pandemic plan for the current school year calls for a return to all virtual learning, that’s not happening, at least for now.      Meanwhile, coronavirus cases are climbing locally, surging in some areas, prompting…

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Sheriff’s pursuit across the state line ends in crash, arrest of Tabor City man

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A murder investigation near Tabor City Thursday evolved into a law enforcement pursuit begun by Columbus County Sheriff’s detectives, involving law enforcement from both sides of the state line, ending with a collision involving Sheriff Jody Greene that left a suspect in the hospital, a news release from the sheriff said…

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Columbus reports 59th COVID death; new cases keep coming

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Another COVID-19 associated death involving a Columbus County resident comes as cases continue to mount in the region, including Horry.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Columbus reports 59th COVID death, 37 new cases Another 59 infections in Horry includes cases around Loris, Green Sea Columbus reports…

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Weekend COVID surge in Horry, milestones in Columbus

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A surge of newly confirmed COVID cases in Horry County, up by 210 in two days, while in Columbus milestones have been passed in recent days.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: COVID uptick in Horry, a death & 210 new weekend cases CC, TC pass coronavirus…

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COVID uptick may send Horry students home, CC sheriff addresses detention center outbreak; coronavirus deaths in both counties

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      COVID-19’s toll and case numbers are rising again, with impacts that may include sending Horry County Schools students back home for class and involves an outbreak that has been addressed at the Columbus County Detention Center.      That rising toll includes two new deaths in Horry County, another in Columbus reported in…

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Someone at county commissioner’s meeting has tested positive for COVID

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Someone attending Monday’s Columbus County Commissioner’s meeting has tested positive for COVID-19, sending board and three staff members into quarantine.      County Manager Mike Stephens said he was notified by county Health Director Kim Smith Wednesday morning, with all who attended the meeting told to quarantine through Oct. 20.      “I don’t know…

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Three shot, one killed near Tabor City late Monday

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Gunfire on Memory Lane near Tabor City late Monday claimed at least one life, with two others hit, a news release from Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene said Tuesday.      Deputies were called to the area about 11 p.m. Monday and found three people shot, all taken to area hospitals for treatment.…

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