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Home-Work order for South Carolina; sixth COVID-19 death in Horry as state estimates show the unseen scope of the pandemic

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      South Carolinians are ordered to stay at home or work, with some exceptions, beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Gov. Henry McMaster said in a Monday afternoon news conference.      A sixth death resulting from the coronavirus COVID-19 was confirmed in Horry County Monday, with another dozen new cases and new estimates that…

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Columbus Commissioners cancel meet as local boards urged to gather virtually

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Columbus County Commissioners have cancelled their scheduled first-Monday meeting, scheduled this evening, Board Clerk June Hall said Monday afternoon.      That meeting will be rescheduled, though just when, and how had not been determined Monday. A notice from the county said the April 20 meeting will be held “in accordance with the…

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Fifth COVID-19 death in Horry, three new cases in Columbus Sunday

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A fifth death resulting from a coronavirus COVID-19 infection was reported in Horry County Sunday afternoon, after three new cases of the disease were reported in Columbus County earlier in the day.      Meanwhile, a new focus on COVID-19 related enforcement was announced by the Loris Police Department Sunday.      This post will…

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Body recovered six days after boating collision

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A body identified as Garrett Smith was recovered in the Waccamaw River near Pireway Saturday morning, a week after a head-on boat collision that claimed the lives of two women.      Smith’s body was recovered “very near to where the incident took place” at about 11 a.m. Saturday said Sgt. Kyle vanAlthuis,…

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Sixth COVID-19 case in Columbus; scam warnings

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A sixth case of COVID-19 in Columbus County was confirmed Saturday morning, exactly a week after the first two positive tests for the coronavirus was reported.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Sixth COVID-19 case confirmed in Columbus County Scam warnings Sixth COVID-19 case in Columbus      Reported…

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Fifth COVID-19 case confirmed in Columbus, 51st in Horry as SC governor halts some short-term rentals and ramps up business closings

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A fifth case of the coronavirus COVID-19 was confirmed in Columbus County Friday morning, just six days after the first two.      In Horry County the 51st case was reported late Friday afternoon by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.      Meanwhile South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster on Friday ordered…

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Armed robbery reported at TC convenience store

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A reported armed robbery at the Vasco #1 convenience store in Tabor City is under investigation by the Tabor City Police Department.      Reported at 8:11 p.m. Wednesday, the robbery involved two men who entered the store on Fair Bluff Road in Tabor City, at least one seen with a firearm, TCPD…

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Fourth COVID-19 death in Horry, fourth case in CC

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A fourth death in Horry County resulting from complications from the coronavirus COVID-19 was reported by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Thursday as the fourth confirmed case of the disease was reported by the Columbus County Health Department.      This post will cover these topics: Fourth COVID-19…

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WPD officer saves lives on his birthday

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Thomas Riggins isn’t likely to forget his 37th birthday.      Same goes for the woman he pulled from a burning car sideways in a canal east of Tabor City early Saturday, though her toddler son likely has no idea of what might have been.      Riggins, days later, said it was the grace…

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Curfew nears; councils consider COVID options

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A curfew effective at 10 tonight for unincorporated areas of Columbus County is an effort to “do what is best for our citizens during these trying times,” County Manager Mike Stephens said in an e-mailed statement today.      Responding to the challenges facing everyone as the coronavirus COVID-19 marches across America also…

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