DENVER, N.C. — The daily work on HobbsDailyReport.com for the year 2019 — by editor and content coordinator Chris Hobbs and Myra Hobbs, owner of the website and its video/graphics coordinator — is dedicated to the memory of Chris’ oldest brother, Randy.
Randy (Grub) Hobbs, whose joys included playing mandolin for the Cozmic Cowboys band, attending Blue Grass and other festivals and being a master at the grill for many family meals, died on Sunday, Jan. 6 after a half-year or more of declining health.
Grub, a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy who fought in Vietnam, was 66 years old. He was also a sports fan and believed in hard work and focusing on having everything ready to give his best performance when he had a mandolin in his hands. His support and encouragement helped launch HobbsDailyReport.com in April of 2017, and he was always in Chris’ corner during his 40-plus years in sports journalism prior to launching the website.
We hope you enjoy following local sports on our website, and our goal is to do this job in a way that would make ‘Bubba’ proud.