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Loris singer brings sax to the CCMA’s; Kindred honored, too

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Chris Nelson says he wants to bring sax to country music, and he took a big step in that direction during Saturday’s Carolina Country Music Awards in North Myrtle Beach.      A Loris resident recently relocated from North Carolina, Nelson and his band were honored with the Country Music Video of the…

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Arrests in Dothan murder include juvenile, victim IDd

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Two people are in custody in the January 23 murder of a Tabor City area teen, including a juvenile, as the victim has been identified.      Jeremiah Nyree Long, 18, died of gunshot injuries after being taken by ambulance to McLeod Loris hospital, a Columbus County Sheriff’s Office news release said.      Long…

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Two sought in Soles murder case in custody Wednesday

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Two men sought by police in connection with the murder of Columbus County resident Corey Adam Soles were in custody Wednesday morning.      Ryan James Porter, 26, of Tabor City; and Joshua Thomas Brown, 21, of Myrtle Beach; were both booked at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center near Conway by the…

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CCS cancels after school activities

     A risk for rough weather this afternoon (Jan. 25) has prompted cancellation of all after-school activities in the Columbus County Schools.      That decision by CCS leadership was announced by spokesperson Kelly Jones.

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SCHS senior killed by gunfire in Dothan

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A senior at South Columbus High School was killed in a shooting incident in the Dothan area on Monday, with a homicide investigation ongoing Tuesday.      Investigators were withholding the name of the 18 year-old victim Tuesday afternoon, “trying to make contact with additional family members,” Columbus County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Michele…

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Corman derailment displaces gravel, with little community impact

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A pre-dawn derailment of six gravel carrying cars on an RJ Corman Railroad line caused countless of cars on US 701 south of Loris to slow, some with phones taking photos or video, but otherwise the community disruption Saturday seemed minimal.      There were no injuries, no fuel or hazardous materials involved…

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Accessory after murder charge in Horry death, son jailed, victim is identified

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A Green Sea woman already in custody in a missing persons cased that resulted in the discovery of an assault and death has now been charged as an accessory in his murder.      The woman’s son was also in custody Thursday as the victim was formally identified.      Corey Adam Soles, 29, of…

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G.S. woman, 3 juveniles in custody in Horry death

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A Green Sea woman and three juveniles are in custody in a missing persons case that has ended in the discovery of an assault and death.      Neither police nor the Horry County Coroner’s Office have released the name of the victim, who “was found deceased Monday afternoon near the Galivants Ferry…

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UPDATE: Thomas faces murder charge in Fipps killing

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com UPDATE      Xavier Antonio Rayquan Thomas is charged with murder in a warrant obtained by the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office in the Jan. 10 killing of Julian Juan Fipps.      CCSO spokesperson Michele Tatum provided that update in an e-mail response for clarification on the charges facing the Tabor City resident.      Thomas, 21,…

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