Area News

Voting generally smooth in Columbus, Horry

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Election day is off to a generally good start in Columbus and Horry counties, county officials and others at the polls were reporting late this morning.      There were lines at some precincts, little to no wait at others, at various times during the morning. A line wrapped around the building at…

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COVID claims 63rd Columbus life; infections surge in CC, Horry

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Another COVID-19 death of a Columbus County resident comes as 73 cases of the virus in the county have been confirmed since Thursday, and amid an uptick of new infections in Horry.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: COVID claims Columbus resident, 73 more cases since Thursday…

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COVID-19 outbreaks in CC prisons; cases up in Horry

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com       COVID-19 infections are surging in state prisons located in Columbus County, as new coronavirus cases continue to climb across the state line in Horry.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: TCI active COVID cases nearly triple Coronavirus infections climb in Horry TCI active COVID cases nearly triple…

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Public records lawsuit filed against Columbus Sheriff

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A lawsuit seeking records from the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office has been filed on behalf of a coalition of media partners, including Tabor-Loris Tribune.      Other plaintiffs in the lawsuit are The News Reporter of Whiteville and Wilmington television stations WECT and WWAY. Attorney C. Amanda Martin of Raleigh based Stevens Martin…

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Two more COVID deaths in Horry as CC soars past 1.7K cases

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Columbus County has hit, and rapidly exceeded a milestone of 1,700 confirmed COVID-19 infections during the pandemic, while two have been added to the death toll across the state line Horry.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Columbus COVID case count soars past 1,700 Coronavirus claims two…

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COVID-19’s deadly toll continues in CC, Horry

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      For those who have grown tired of the impact of COVID-19 on daily life, the coronavirus continues to send deadly reminders, claiming another three lives in Horry County, taking a 61st resident of Horry, local and state health agencies reported Monday.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated:…

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Three face child abuse charges in two cases

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Unrelated child abuse cases involving a very young infant and a 3-year-old have resulted in three arrests, the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office reports.      Justin Dewayne Williamson, 22, of Jim Jolly Road, Clarendon, was charged with felony intentional child abuse inflicting serious physical injury, and booked at the Columbus County Detention Center…

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Columbus COVID cases surge by 30; another death indicated for Horry

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A surge of 30 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in a single day for Columbus County and indications of another coronavirus death in Horry are shown in state health reports Saturday.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated: Columbus records 30 new COVID cases in a day Another Horry…

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Former TC mayor, council leader Miona Fonvielle has died at 91

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Miona K. Fonvielle, a retired educator who served the Town of Tabor City as either a town council member or mayor for nearly two decades, has died. She was 91.      Fonvielle died at her home Thursday. Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City is assisting the family with arrangements, which will…

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COVID fatality milestones set in Horry, Columbus

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      COVID-19 has claimed three lives additional lives in the region, local and state reporting showed Thursday, grim milestones recorded in both Horry and Columbus counties.      Both areas are seeing increases in newly confirmed coronavirus cases, the state and local data shows.      This post will cover these topics and may be updated:…

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