Area News

Bridge at Whiteville can’t be named for fallen Trooper

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      It’s not going to be possible to name one of Columbus County’s most prominent bridges in honor of Master Trooper Kevin Conner, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper killed in the line of duty last month.      Columbus County Commissioners last week adopted a resolution asking the North Carolina Department of…

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Crane service operator moving headquarters to Loris

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      With plans to invest more than $10 million and bring 48 new jobs B&B Crane Service LLC has set its sights on the Loris Commerce Park, Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation (MBREDC) announced Monday.      With the move the company will move its headquarters from Shallotte MBREDC President and CEO Sandy…

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11 unhurt, including 5 children, as gunshots hit three homes

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A total of 11 people escaped injury, including five children from 1 to 6 years of age as gunshots hit three homes on or near Ten Mile Road near Tabor City Friday night, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office reports show.      Deputies were summoned first to a home in the 5400 block of…

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Flames claim Clarendon home Thanksgiving morning

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Fire that began under a carport claimed a home and three vehicles in the Clarendon area early Thanksgiving morning.      Mark Turbeville said his wife Dixie woke about 4 a.m. and discovered the fire before smoke alarms in the home sounded.      All three occupants of the home escaped safely, including the Turbeville’s…

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NCHP to honor Fair Bluff officer for capturing alleged trooper killer

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      State recognition will be given to a Fair Bluff Police Department officer for his role in the capture of suspects in the slaying of a local North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper.      Cpl. Lee Hamilton Alsbrooks is to receive the Colonel’s Appreciation Award during a North Carolina State Highway Patrol Awards Ceremony…

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Greene’s lead narrows as election certified, really

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Another day, another total in the race for Columbus County Sheriff, though the Republican challenger Jody Greene remains the winner.      Observers left a marathon two days of county Board of Elections meetings Friday in the belief, stated by chairman Harold Fipps, that the election had been certified, Greene with a 43…

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911 dispatcher charged with theft of a radio

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Felony charges have been filed against a Columbus County 911 dispatcher, accused of stealing a portable public safety radio and “arranging to trade the radio for an iPhone 7.”      Donovan Ridel Jacobs, 32, of Freeman Road in Bolton, was arrested Sunday, the same day the sheriff’s office was notified of the…

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Green, liquor pass in official total, numbers still in dispute

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com Friday 7:30 p.m. update      Jody Greene has won the race for Columbus County Sheriff, mixed beverage alcohol sales in restaurants and other businesses in Tabor City have passed, the Columbus County Board of Elections ruled during the formal canvas of the votes Friday evening.      Greene the Republican challenger for Sheriff, claimed…

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Provisional ballot counting Thursday morning, not evening; decisions on sheriff, alcohol still unclear

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Provisional ballots that could determine the outcome of the race for Columbus County sheriff and a decision on the legal sale of mixed drinks in Tabor City will be counted during a meeting of the Columbus County Board of Elections that begins at 11 a.m. Thursday.      That meeting had been scheduled…

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CCI inmate stabbed, killed

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      An inmate has been stabbed and killed at Columbus Correctional Institution (CCI) near the town of Brunswick, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety has confirmed.      Gregory Adams, Jr., 35, serving time for attempted murder in New Hanover County, was stabbed “in the neck area” just before 8 a.m. Friday, a…

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