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Strickland named Camber’s Citizen of the Year, longevity and volunteer awards given

Story & Photos By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Developer and businessman Allen Strickland was awarded the Tabor Medal as the 2024 Citizen of the Year during the 78th annual banquet of the Greater Tabor City Chamber of Commerce Tuesday.      Recently retired town Public Works Director Donald James was given the chamber’s inaugural longevity award while former…

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Windy forecast prompts late start Tuesday for Columbus Schools

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A windy forecast has prompted a two-hour delay for students and staff in the Columbus County Schools for Tuesday, Feb. 13.      “Buses may not travel when winds reach 35-40 MPH,” a school district news release said. “High wind gusts are expected in excess of this limit during the morning hours on…

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Leonard leaves town government quietly, Ward steps up

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      “Elvis has left the building.”      Al Leonard wasn’t born when a Louisiana State Fair announcer uttered those words in 1954, but the self-described fan of “The King” Elvis Presley has left the building, too.      Leonard, who became Tabor City’s second town manager in March 1987, retired quietly last Wednesday, not quite…

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Crash closes busy highway

A pre-dawn crash involving a Toyota sedan and an 18-wheeler truck loaded with pork products on the way to the Port of Charleston injured the car driver and forced a lengthy closing of US 701 in northern Horry County, about a mile south of the Carolinas border. Crews from the Tabor City Fire Department and…

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A celebration of MLK’s life and legacy

Story & Photos By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      A celebration of the life and legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the national holiday in his honor Monday in Tabor City was equal parts tribute and revival with keynote speaker Elder Raheem Robinson delivering a fiery sermon worthy of most Sunday pulpits.      About…

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Weather worries prompt cancelation of most CCS after school activities

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      After-school activities for the Columbus County Schools “will cease today at 6 p.m. due to the incoming weather,” a CCS social media post Friday morning said. “All games tonight have been postponed.”      There has been no similar announcement from the Horry County Schools as of late morning, Jan. 12.      Forecasts for…

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Storm largely spares the TLC, schools are delayed Wednesday

By DEUCE NIVEN tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com      Impacts from Tuesday’s winter storm in the Tabor-Loris Community appeared minor at daybreak Wednesday, the wind and rain maker largely out to sea before midnight, though schools on both sides of the state line were set to open late.      Both the Columbus and Horry County school districts were set to open…

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