Fireworks are still on, Dixie Softball will try for Friday

By DEUCE NIVEN

    Fireworks for Tabor City’s 26th annual Fourth of July celebration, scheduled for tonight (July 3), are still scheduled to fly, Greater Tabor City Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Cynthia Nelson said this afternoon.
    Dixie Softball’s District 9 tournament, with games rained out consistently since Saturday, has again cancelled its games, with action now scheduled to resume at 6 p.m. Friday, July 5. Weather permitting, the tournament will end either Friday night or Saturday, a short turnaround for winners who will be scheduled to begin state playoff games next Friday, July 12.
    Fireworks and the scheduled entertainment tonight at South Columbus High School, are being evaluated on an hour-by-hour basis, Nelson said.
    “It’s up to the fireworks company,” Nelson said. “They determine if the fireworks can go on, and if they have to cancel they determine the rescheduled date.”
    Officials at South Columbus High, and with the Chamber, are asking that everyone refrain from parking on the grass. Recent rains have left the ground too soggy to support vehicles.
    Forecasters continued today to offer mixed assessments on the rain chances for tonight, with those percentages ranging from 30 to 50 for the 6 to 10 p.m. time frame.
    Keep checking tabor-loris.com for updates as they become available.

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