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Posts published in December 2018

Doris S. Silvers

Raleigh — Doris Schweriner Silvers, 93, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died peacefully on Saturday, December 29. She was born December 8, 1925 in Philadelphia.…

Thoughts While Shaving

Frustrating to read and hear our state and federal leaders quibble and quarrel about current issues…State issues mostly related to Bladen County and the election of…

This Day in History for December 28

1732 – 1st known ad for “Poor Richards Almanack” (Pennsylvania Gazette) 1832 – John C. Calhoun becomes 1st VP to resign (differences with President Jackson)…

Thoughts While Shaving

Love this time of the year, between Christmas and New Years.  Less pressure on schedule, at least at the Hester household. Enjoy friends and family…

This Day in History for December 27

1814 – Destruction of schooner Carolina, the last commodore Daniel Patterson’s make-shift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to Andrew Jackson’s…

The tradition of Boxing Day

By Erin Smith While for many folks Christmas has come and gone, and today marks the day when people return those unwanted or mis-sized gifts.…

Thoughts While Shaving

Hope your Christmas Day was good.  Very good for our family….Time together, sharing gifts and tales and delicious food….One couple missing, out of state visiting,…

This Day in History for December 26

1773 – Expulsion of tea ships from Philadelphia. 1799 – George Washington is eulogized by Colonel Henry Lee as “1st in war, 1st in peace…

Thoughts While Shaving

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL….. Up early, checking on Santa…..had not arrived….but I have high hopes. Thinking back to Christmases…long, long ago.  Tree fresh out of…

National Weather Briefing

Seasonable weather with plenty of sunshine through Wednesday, including a beautiful Christmas Day! Another storm system expected to affect the area Thursday night through Friday…

One life’s impact

By Chris Denny Lord  Jesus, this year I have been reflecting on the impact one life can make. Yes, I’m mindful of your life and how…

Thoughts While Shaving

Here comes Santa Clause, here comes Santa Clause right down Santa Clause Lane……The stout man in the red suit is on his way, with a sleigh…

This Day in History for December 24

1814 – Treaty of Ghent signed, ending the War of 1812 between the United States, the United Kingdom and their allies. 1849 – First great…

Thoughts While Shaving

NFL scores from yesterday: Titans 25 – Redskins 16 Ravens 22 – Chargers 10 Full slate of games today Interesting article related to Chargers QB,…

This Day in History for December 23

1776 – Continental Congress negotiates a war loan of $181,500 from France. 1783 – US General George Washington resigns his military commission as Commander-in-Chief of…

This Day in History for December 22

1775 – Continental navy organized with 7 ships. 1807 – US Congress passes Embargo Act and President Thomas Jefferson signs into law. Prohibits American ships…

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