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Non-essential businesses to close in SC, NC utility cut-offs prohibited: TLC COVID-19 update

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Executive orders from governors in Columbia and Raleigh Tuesday will impact life in the Tabor-Loris Community (TLC), with non-essential businesses in South Carolina ordered to close effective Wednesday, a 60-day prohibition on utility cutoffs in North Carolina effective immediately.      Those orders came just ahead of the report of five additional COVID-19…

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Warrants served in shooting of pregnant woman; victim offers domestic abuse advice

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A suspect in a January shooting that left a pregnant woman “gravely injured” on a Green Sea area roadway is in custody in Horry County, charged with attempted murder in a domestic violence case, the Horry County Police Department revealed Monday.      Dustin Anthony Butler, 34, of Forestbrook Road in Myrtle Beach,…

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Two dead, search resumes for third in Waccamaw River boating collision

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Two Columbus County residents are dead, and a search for a third involved in a two-boat collision on the Waccamaw River near Pireway late Sunday afternoon resumed this (Monday) morning, a N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission supervisor said.      Two boats came around “the same curve at the same time and collided,” Sgt.…

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Third COVID-19 death in Horry; church in a parking lot

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A third death resulting from the coronavirus COVID-19 was confirmed in Horry County Sunday, as Columbus County added one to its total of confirmed cases of the disease, now at three.      This post will be updated during the day and cover these topics: Third COVID-19 death in Horry Second COVID-19 death…

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UPDATE: Second COVID-19 case confirmed in Columbus County

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com       A second case of the coronavirus COVID-19 has been confirmed in Columbus County, just hours after the first.      This post will be updated during the day and cover these topics: Second COVID-19 in Columbus First COVID-19 case at CRHS Second COVID-19 in Columbus      A second case of COVID-19 in Columbus County…

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Statewide stay-at-home order in NC; quarantine ordered for some SC visitors: COVID-19 update

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A stay-at-home order in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis was issued by Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday, effective at 5 p.m. Monday, with strong encouragement to comply now.      This post will cover these topics: Statewide stay-at-home order in NC Essential businesses Quarantine order for visitors to SC Visitors in Columbus…

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Hotels, ammusements ordered closed in Horry, still no confirmed cases in Columbus: COVID-19 update

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Hotels and a host of businesses will be closed effective Saturday, Horry County Council ordered during an emergency meeting Thursday; while Columbus County went another day with no confirmed COVID-19 cases.      This post will cover these topics: Hotels, amusements ordered closed in Horry No confirmed cases in Columbus Call center Mild…

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Local in custody in murder of Texas man near TC

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Murder and robbery charges have been filed against a Tabor City man in custody in Horry County in the killing of a Texas man in the Green Acres subdivision earlier this month.      Marty Davane Soles, 28, of Tabor City was charged Wednesday. He is accused in the March 2 shooting death…

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Shelter-in-place order suggested, salons ready to close: COVID-19 update

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Faced with North Carolina’s first deaths resulting from the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and a growing number of businesses ordered to shut down effective at 5 p.m. today, Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday hinted at a statewide shelter in place order in the coming days.      This post will cover these topics: Disease…

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