COMMENTARY: Football was a small part of Coach Brown’s contributions

Published Monday, March 1st, 2021

We shared a special relationship over the past 45 years   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Tom Brown has been gone, almost to the hour, for three days as I sit down to write on a quiet Sunday night about a man whose impact and life story can’t really be put into words. Last Thursday — the day the Lord called …

Memorial service set Monday to celebrate lives of Tom and Barbara Brown

Published Saturday, February 27th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com MAIDEN — A memorial service to celebrate the lives of legendary football coach Tom Brown and his wife, Barbara, is set for Monday night at Living Word Church in Maiden. The church is located at 923 Island Ford Road with visitation with the family scheduled from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the celebration of life …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Legendary coach Tom Brown dies

Published Thursday, February 25th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com MAIDEN — Legendary football coach Tom Brown, who came to the Greater Hickory area to play college football at then-Lenoir-Rhyne College and was later a high school head football coach at Maiden, Bunker Hill and East Burke, has died. Brown — who battled COVID-19 and other health concerns for several months — died at about 2:30 …

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: East Lincoln becomes fourth South Fork 2A team to quarantine

Published Friday, December 11th, 2020

Maiden shuts out Bandys, stays atop conference standings   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com East Lincoln High became the fourth of eight schools in the South Fork 2A on Thursday to place its varsity volleyball team under quarantine. An e-mail from Butch Parker, the league’s administrator, said the Mustangs are sidelined effective Thursday. Quarantines are normally for 14 days. East Lincoln …