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Bass tourney for Phil Cox family at Lake Waccamaw Saturday

    A bass tournament at Lake Waccamaw this weekend will raise funds to aid the family of retired Tabor City Fire Department member Phil Cox, event organizer Levern Bass said.

     Bass said he has scheduled the event prior to the March 7 death of Cox, who had been battling cancer, and that the event will go on with plans for 60 percent of proceeds to go to the Cox family, 40 percent to the tournament winners.

     Scheduled from “safe light” to 3 p.m., the tournament will launch from the boat ramp at the Wildlife Landing at Lake Waccamaw. Cost is $50 per boat.

     Note: A typographical error in the newspaper’s print edition and online replica erred in the cost of taking part in the tournament.

     For details or to donate to the effort contact Bass at 910-625-5180.