Board votes to allow Big Rock Tournament to proceed next month

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Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament (Nicole Griffin/NewsChannel 12)

MOREHEAD CITY, NC (AP) — The board of directors responsible for a fishing tournament on the North Carolina coast has voted unanimously to hold the event next month.

The vote on Thursday confirmed that the 62nd Annual Big Rock Tournament will be held on June 8-13, and the 23rd Annual KWLA Tournament is slated for June 6.

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In a statement, the board said it has monitored the impacts of COVID-19 and feels the blue marlin tournaments can proceed safely and responsibly with no social events. Officials are asking participants and spectators to adhere to social distancing and other health precautions.