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Columbus confirms two COVID deaths, Horry records none Monday

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Two COVID-19 related deaths in Columbus County, indicated in state reports during the weekend, were confirmed by the Columbus County Health Department on Monday, as Horry County recorded no lives last to the coronavirus.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Columbus reports 2 new COVID deaths, 22…

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Isaias has TLC in crosshairs, tropical storm is coming

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Tropical Storm Isaias appears headed directly for the Tabor-Loris Community later this evening, its impacts beginning this afternoon with heavy rain and later tropical force storm sustained winds along a wide path east of I95 to Wilmington.      Landfall, the NWS noon update indicates, will come about 8 p.m. in the Myrtle…

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COVID claims nine in Horry, two in Columbus since Thursday

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      State data shows two additional Columbus County residents have died of COVID-19 complications since the county Health Department’s last coronavirus update on Thursday.      During that time another nine Horry residents have become casualties of the pandemic.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: State data shows two new…

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Isaias’ local impact will be overnight Monday

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Tropical Storm Isaias, downgraded from hurricane status during the weekend, continues its slow trek towards the Tabor-Loris Community, but is expected to make a rapid departure after its impacts arrive overnight Monday, the National Weather Service reported in its 6 p.m. update Sunday.      Strengthening to hurricane status remains possible, with a…

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Region prepares for Hurricane Isaias

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      States of Emergency have been declared in the Carolinas, with Horry County government adding their own declaration as Hurricane Isaias is poised to make some kind of impact on the Tabor-Loris Community early next week.      Just how significant that impact will be isn’t yet clear, Isaias currently classified as a Category…

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Fireworks reset for 12th of September

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Independence day fireworks for Columbus County, hosted by the Greater Tabor City Chamber of Commerce and postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12.      South Columbus High School will gain play host to the festivities, just after Labor Day this year, said Chamber President Marylou Molina.      Chamber…

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Governor orders measured re-opening of SC event venues; more COVID deaths in Horry; area cases climb

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A “measured reopening” of movie theaters, concert, sport venues, and all other businesses shuttered during the COVID-19 pandemic across South Carolina will begin Monday, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster ordered Wednesday.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: SC Governor orders remaining businesses open, with restrictions, effective Monday…

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Another eight COVID deaths and three-digit case climb for Horry; TC records half of new CC cases; governor issues last call order

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      COVID-19 claimed more lives in Horry County, infected more citizens there and in Columbus, state health agency reporting showed Tuesday.      North Carolina’s response to the pandemic will broaden Friday with a new curfew on on-premise alcohol sales ordered by Gov. Roy Cooper.      This post will cover these topics and may be…

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Columbus reports four new COVID deaths, Horry records another

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Four COVID-19 related deaths in as many days were reported by the Columbus County Health Department Monday, while a state agency report showed another Horry County resident lost to the coronavirus and nearly 100 more newly confirmed as infected.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Columbus reports…

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