Committee plans basketball tournament in Dobbins Heights

By: Staff Report

DOBBINS HEIGHTS — A new basketball tournament is in the works to engage the town’s young people.

Mayor Pro Tem Tyre Holloway brought up the idea for the tournament — to be held monthly at the Dobbins Heights Community Park — during Friday night’s Unity in the Community committee meeting. Holloway said he would like it to be a 5-on-5 tournament where the teams pick themselves, but would be divided between 18 and older and 17 and younger.

Holloway said having adults and semi-pro players from Richmond and the surrounding counties could help draw interest that would then help recruit younger players as well. He said he hopes to start the tournament by the end of June.

The City of Hamlet is now running water to the Dobbins Heights community garden on Page Street, according to Councilmember Angeline David. The first seeds were planted on Thursday, with more to come early Monday morning. Edward Tender said the plants include squash (both crookneck and straightneck), tomatoes and peaches and cream corn. The committee members discussed adding peas to the mix, among others.

David said they are looking for anyone with artistic talent to create a sign for the garden.

The town will open its pool for the summer with a kickoff party on June 9 at 11 a.m. where hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Residents will also have the opportunity to sign up for swimming lessons.

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Staff Report