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4th on the 1st has a dazzling, smokey finalé

Rain stalled the start of Friday’s First on the Fourth Independence Day celebration sponsored by the Greater Tabor City Tabor of Commerce, but as skies cleared the crowds pour into Civitan Stadium at South Columbus High School, and onto nearby road shoulders for the fireworks finale that ended after 10 p.m. Weather apparently kept smoke…

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Fusion rolled twice before leading police on 70 mph chase

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Despite rolling twice in a single-car wreck, police said a badly damaged Ford Fusion led officers on a 70 miles-per-hour chase for several miles Wednesday afternoon.      “He stopped because the vehicle wouldn’t run anymore,” Maj. Russell Conway of the Tabor City Police Department said Thursday. “He ran all of the anti-freeze…

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Guideway hopes answered with senior center move

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Hopes from community leaders to see productive use from the former Guideway Elementary were answered in a way not asked by Columbus County Commissioners Monday.      A request to move the Bug Hill Senior Center to a pod on the old school campus won quick and unanimous approval from commissioners. County Department…

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Sheriff seeks to ID MAT Gun ‘person of interest’

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A ‘person of interest’ recording on surveillance video during a gun shop break-in needs to be identified, and the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in a June 15 news release.      Deputies responding to a June 1 alarm call at MAT Gun Garage on Seven Creeks Hwy in Nakina…

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Arrest made in Mother’s Day sex assault case

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Warrants charging forced sexual assault and strangulation in the Mother’s Day attack of a Tabor City woman in her home were served Saturday, Maj. Russell Conway of the Tabor City Police Department said.      Whitney Leon Duncan, 52, of Barry Street, was arrested following a traffic stop near Food Lion. A tip…

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UPDATE: Father surrenders in child abduction case

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com FINAL UPDATE      Akeem Bryant is in the custody of the Horry County Police Department following the alleged abduction of his 4-month-old son, an HCPD news release after 4 p.m. said.      Bryant, 23, turned himself in to HCPD detectives, the news release said.      Police earlier said Bryant took his son Mason from…

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More than 400 turn tassels in the Tabor-Loris Community

     With tassels turned at South Columbus High Wednesday morning, similar activities at Loris and Green Sea high schools last Thursday and Friday evenings respectively, commencement season for 2022 has ended in the Tabor-Loris Community.      Themes of focus and determination were common, with a nod to Dr. Seuss at South Columbus, sending more than 400 students…

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UPDATE: Weather threat moves TC Senior Cruisin’ to Monday

     UPDATE: Stallions of South Columbus High will have to wait a bit for their final Tabor City “Cruisin,” with the threat of some very wet, and potentially rough weather Friday afternoon and evening forcing organizers to reschedule for Monday.      Other aspects remain the same, most importantly the requirement that those who plan to take part…

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Mountain motorcycle crash leaves TC mayor badly hurt, hospitalized

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A family mountain get-away left Tabor City Mayor Royce Harper badly injured Sunday when he lost control of his motorcycle on a scenic highway in western North Carolina, his sister Janelle Dawson said.      “He’s in a lot of pain,” Dawson said from the family owned Tabor City Auto Parts Tuesday. “They…

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For those who gave all

Memorial Day observances across America included this, Monday morning at the Veteran’s Memorial Park of America south of Whiteville. New Hope Baptist Church pastor Rev. Darrin Moore offered prayers, Bill Thompson led in the singing of The National Anthem, and speakers included VMPA President Randy Norris, Vietnam Veterans President Mike Creen, VFW President W.H. Morris,…

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