Area News

Loris woman, hit by BMW, dies

     A pedestrian walking in the roadway near Loris not long after dark Friday died after being hit by a car.      Lillie Tyler, 85, died just before 6 p.m. while walking along West Dogwood Road near Vernon Lane, Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden said.      Tyler was struck by a 2002 BMW, which was heading east…

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Can traffic cases save TC Courthouse?

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Monthly District Court in Tabor City could be effectively ending early next year, but local law enforcement and judicial leaders are pointing the facilities original use as a means of saving it well into the future.      Chief District Court Scott L. Ussery, who schedules District Court sessions in Columbus and Brunswick…

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Todd House has new owners, will host Christmas on Main Sat.

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      It almost seems like a Christmas miracle, the return of The Todd House a year after the iconic former boarding house and restaurant closed its doors.      An event center is coming to the property, but first the rebirth will be marked by the second annual Christmas on Main festivities this Saturday,…

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Suspects sought in Williams Township Dollar General robbery

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A weekend armed robbery at the Dollar General in Williams Township left store employees shaken but unharmed, and netted two masked thieves some $3,000 in cash, the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office reports.      Two men wearing black hoodies, black pants and black masks entered the store on Mollie Road, just off of…

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Suspected ‘foul play’ death investigation after body found off Ramsey Ford Road

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Investigators are working to identify a man’s body found east of Tabor City Thursday afternoon, a news release from Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene said Friday.      Few details of the discovery were released, but the sheriff said “foul play is suspected” in the death of the man whose body was found…

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Free flowin

It’s a good road, 410 at 701, ah; there’s a new turn, Friday at its heart. Contractor’s finished, months ahead of schedule, and the good boys and girls, have no need for broken hearts. It’s free flowin, southbound into Tabor City, free flowing… With apologies to John Myer and Tom Petty. (Deuce Niven, TLT)

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Loris man killed, four others hit in drive-by shooting

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A Loris area man was killed, four other men injured in a drive-by shooting outside of a Harrelson Avenue apartment complex Saturday night, Loris Police Department Chief Gary Buley said Sunday.      Myron Spain, 32, died of injuries sustained in the shooting, Horry County Deputy Coroner Patty Bellamy said.      Spain was one…

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Trojan football brings second state title in a row home to Green Sea Floyds

     Dominant.      That describes Green Sea Floyds varsity football squad’s second consecutive state championship game in as many years Friday night in Columbia, the Trojans giving Ridge Spring-Monetta a 48-12 drubbing at Benedict College’s Charlie W. Johnson Stadium.      It marked Head Coach Donnie Kiefer’s third season at GSF, his team crediting the quality of coaching with…

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ATMC holds groundbreaking for Beaverdam Internet project

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Construction will get underway quickly for a $1.5 million project to bring high speed Internet service to more than 2,000 homes, small businesses and farms in the Beaverdam area, ATMC and state leaders said during a ground breaking Friday.      “It’s a great day in the neighborhood,” ATMC Board of Directors President…

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Share your holiday décor with us

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Christmas decorations are filling area homes, businesses, even outdoors, and we’re certain folks would love to see them.      Share your best holiday décor with us, and will share some of the best with you, our readers in print and online in our Christmas Day edition.      To be honest, our Dec. 25…

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