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Columbus Health Dept. pauses vaccine appointments as pandemic rages

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations have filled rapidly in Columbus County as the pandemic continues to kill and sicken residents locally and nationally.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Columbus Health Dept. pauses vaccine appointments State data shows three new CC COVID deaths, 113 more cases Virus claims…

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Columbus Regional activates COVID surge plan as region impacts soar

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Columbus Regional Healthcare has activated its COVID-19 surge capacity plan as coronavirus infections and deaths are rapidly climbing in the region and beyond.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Surge plan activated at CRHS Columbus cases soar past 4,000 in CC, at least 90 deaths Virus claims…

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Four more area COVID deaths, cases climb as governor extends stay at home order

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Two more COVID-19 associated deaths for Columbus County, another 216 confirmed coronavirus cases for Horry indicate the current coronavirus surge is not abating.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Governor, DHHS secretary: Stay home Two new COVID deaths, four this week for Columbus Virus claims two more…

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Two new COVID deaths in Columbus, Horry surge continues

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Two more COVID-19 associated deaths for Columbus County, another 216 confirmed coronavirus cases for Horry indicate the current coronavirus surge is not abating.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Two new COVID deaths bring Columbus total to 85 Another 216 coronavirus infections reported for Horry Two new…

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2021 begins with a COVID-19 rampage

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Just more than a week after Christmas 2021 has begun with COVID-19 on a rampage feared by national health leaders, those worries echoed in the Carolinas and felt well beyond Columbus and Horry counties.      “We begin 2021 in our most dangerous position in this pandemic,” Dr. Mandy Cohen, North Carolina’s Secretary…

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Vaccine date set for the oldest in Columbus; Health Dept. pivots update approach; two more die in Horry

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Vaccination dates have been scheduled for Columbus County’s oldest residents as the county health department pivots to state data for regular pandemic updates and two new COVID-19 associated deaths have been recorded in neighboring Horry County.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: CC Health will begin…

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Columbus Schools will be all virtual to start new year

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Students in the Columbus County Schools will revert to all virtual instruction to start the new year, the district announced in social media posts Wednesday.      All students, from PK through grade 12, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 5. Teachers have a work day on Monday.      “I think that’s in anticipation of a possible…

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COVID-19 deaths in Columbus, Horry, amid big case jumps

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      New COVID-19 associated deaths were reported for both Columbus and Horry counties by state agencies Wednesday, with      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Columbus counts 83rd COVID death, 85 new cases Coronavirus claims another Horry life, infects 143 more Columbus counts 83rd COVID death, 85 new cases…

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COVID-19 cases soar in Horry; No CC Health Department update Monday

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      With the state Christmas holiday extending into Monday, the Columbus County Health Department plans to post its latest pandemic update on New Year’s Eve Day.      Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases are soaring in neighboring Horry County. This post will cover these topics and may be updated: COVID cases soar in Horry, two more…

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UPDATE: Suspect charged in shooting deaths of a mother, her son

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com UPDATE Murder warrants have been served on a Loris man in the shooting deaths of a mother and her adult son, online records at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center near Conway show. Antonio Long, 44, is charged with two counts of murder, kidnapping, and criminal sexual conduct, jail record show.…

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