Skip to content

Area News

Indicted former police chief arrested near Loris following river search

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Indicted former Chadbourn Police Chief William Anthony Spivey will have his day in a Columbus County courtroom, likely many, following his arrest outside a Loris area apartment early Thursday, three days after he was reported missing on the Lumber River near Fair Bluff.      Spivey, 36, is awaiting trial on 110 felony…

Read More

Speed a factor in crash that claims Tabor man

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Speed was a factor in a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Tabor City man Sunday evening, First Sgt. Andrew Pate of the North Carolina Highway Patrol said.      Laramie Stanley, 24, died on the scene of the crash that was reported at 7:14 p.m. on Will Inman Road about…

Read More

Recreation Master Plan community meeting Feb. 22

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Columbus County Parks and Recreation will host its final community meeting as part of its Parks and Recreation System Master Plan process no Tuesday, Feb. 22.      Scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m., on the third floor at 127 West Webster Street in Whiteville. The meeting presentation will begin at 6:45 p.m.…

Read More

Police search for Longs man convicted of sex assault on a minor

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Law enforcement is on the hunt for a Longs man convicted Wednesday of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.      John Peter Kehborn, Jr., 48, failed to appear for his jury trial, which was held in his absence, said Assistant Solicitor George Henry Martin III of the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.…

Read More

‘Monumental achievement’: Ground broken for new $28 million TC School

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Delayed by funding, groundwater, and the often slow moving wheels of government, ground was formally broken for the new Tabor City School on Thursday, the $28 million project on the site of the old Tabor City High, Tabor City Primary High, and Tabor City Elementary school expected to take a year…

Read More

Cigarette thieves snatch and run, TCPD Chief says ‘Get the money first’

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A recent rash of snatch and run cigarette thefts from at least five Tabor City stores has prompted a warning from Police Chief Donald Dowless.      “Get the money first,” is the advice Dowless has for merchants, urging store owners to pass the message on to employees.      “We need to send a…

Read More

Man burned, wife injured in Clarendon area fire

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Fire that burned a Clarendon area man and injured his wife Wednesday night is under investigation by the Columbus County Fire Marshal’s Office.      Robert Lockwood, who lived in the mobile home destroyed in the 8:40 p.m. blaze, suffered significant burns in the fire, Tabor City Fire Chief Jeff Fowler said.      Describing…

Read More

Animal cruelty arrest in starving dogs case

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com     A warning: Descriptions in this story involving the conditions of animals found by Tabor City police may be upsetting to some readers.      Charges of starving two dogs to death and animal cruelty involving nine dogs or very young puppies have been served on a Ray Street man, the Tabor City…

Read More

More than a dusting…

…but not much more snow fell in the Tabor-Loris Community early Saturday. While the quick moving winter storm was expected to wreak havoc from Virginia to Maine, locally the unusual streak of winter precipitation continued with minor impacts and no real troubles. There was enough for four boys and a dog on Minos Meares Road…

Read More

Winter storm: Much ado about…

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      …It wasn’t nothing, but the impacts of sleet, ice and a bit of snow that fell in the Tabor-Loris Community, Columbus and Horry counties, were far less severe than the most dire warnings, with no widespread power outages, few if any isolated ones, and it appeared most motorists staying home…

Read More