Area News

Former TCPD Capt. Dean Foley dies

By DEUCE NIVEN      Dean Wayne Foley, a former Tabor City Police Department officer and law enforcement veteran most recently living near Whiteville, died Tuesday. He was 50.      Born in Warren, Ohio, Foley Grew up in the Loris area, attended Loris High School, and attended divinity school at Baptist College in Charleston.      He served the Tabor…

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Loris man jailed after overnight standoff

By DEUCE NIVEN      Gunfire and threats of violence prompted a standoff with Horry County Police in the Loris area that lasted seven hours, with a local man jailed and facing multiple charges early Monday.      Linford Onen McCormick, 59, was taken into custody with no one injured following the standoff at his home on Hwy 348…

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Councilmen Grate, Rogers eye free ride in November

By DEUCE NIVEN      Incumbent Tabor City councilmen Lamont Grate and Sam Rogers may be humming the 1972 Edgar Winter’s classic “Free Ride” this week, getting past Friday’s filing deadline unopposed for this November’s general election.      Others in the county should enjoy the same refrain, including mayors Terry Mann of Whiteville, Billy Hammond of Fair Bluff,…

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Green Sea man shot in Green Acres

By DEUCE NIVEN      A Green Sea man shot in the head inside the Green Acres subdivision east of Tabor City Monday evening was clinging to life late Tuesday.      Carl Snyder, 54, of Alpine Drive, just across the state line from Tabor City, was conscious and talking with first responders summoned to Green Acres Road before…

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Two charged in altercation that killed a Loris teen, caught on video

By DEUCE NIVEN      An early Sunday fight at a party on Good Luck Road near Aynor led to gunfire that killed a Loris teen, a video recorded altercation that has prompted the arrest of a local man expected to face charges in the case, the Horry County Police Department reports.      Spencer Nolan Prince, 16, died…

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Ex-educator, councilman Hughes dies

By DEUCE NIVEN      Walter Harold Hughes, an agriculture teacher at Tabor City and South Columbus high schools for 33 years and a 15-year veteran of the Tabor City Council, died Wednesday at the Medical University of South Carolina at Charleston. He was 73.      “It’s a great loss to Tabor,” Mayor Royce Harper said Thursday.      “He…

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Rockin’ in the 4th

By DEUCE NIVEN      Stormy weather steered clear of South Columbus High School allowing Tabor City’s 30th Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration to go off with a satisfying, rockin’ and entertaining bang Monday night.      That was just prelude to America’s 241st birthday, today.      Local entertainers Monday night included Christian musicians Love Mission, Yam Festival…

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With an eye to the sky, fireworks on go for tonight

     Tabor City’s 30th Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration is scheduled for tonight, with organizers at the sponsoring Greater Tabor City Chamber of Commerce keeping an eye on the weather and crossing their fingers.      Late forecasts call for better than even rain chances this afternoon, clearer weather before gates open at South Columbus High…

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A quick, productive council meeting outside

By DEUCE NIVEN      A new budget for the year that begins Saturday was adopted without dissention in an unusual outdoor meeting of Tabor City Council early today.      Councilman Nelson Lee had promised breakfast at the 6:30 a.m. meeting and public hearing held at his business, The Todd House. Flu kept Lee and others of his…

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TC ‘Welcome’ signs to honor country music’s Stonewall Jackson

By DEUCE NIVEN      Country music legend Stonewall Jackson’s voice is from an era largely left behind these days, but he hasn’t forgotten the place he was born, and Tabor City hasn’t forgotten him.      Those unfamiliar with the Grand Ole Opry star whose 1959 hit “Waterloo” became his signature song, and who drive through Tabor City,…

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