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G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 05/22/2020 at 2:19 pm:
There is an article on the other news site here in Mother Bladen about Memorial Day stirring memories. I personally know several of the individuals mentioned in the article and I appreciate the names of those who scarificed in all wars espeically those who scarificed in Vietnam.

Preacher Bobby Carden is a great example of what God can do with the life of a VETEREN who comes through any war experience. I love him as a Brother in Christ as well as a fellow veteran. Let each veteran know that you are loved and America appreciates the sacrifices you and your family made to keep our nation free and great.

As for me, in writing back home from Vietnam; my wife would always let me know all churhes, in particular Oak Grove Original Free Will Baptist and Bethlehem Holiness; many of the folks who prayed for me and all service personnel who served in Vietnam are now in heaven awaiting all veterans who have committed their life to Jesus Christ. That is the desire of Christ; that NONE should be lost.

The thing that hurts me today as I read the article on the other news site; is that as I tried to comment on that site what I have posted above is that I was denied the right to do that on that site. Believe that is one of the rights that ALL American veterans have fought and dies for and on that note I would like to urge every American that reads this a HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY weekend and may God bless you as your memory goes back to those who paid the utimate price and may the SAvior of the world Jesus keep us safe until this virus is defeated. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.

Thank you BOL for allowing this veteran to comment on Memorial Day.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 05/19/2020 at 8:30 pm:
It is so refreshing to see a post on BOL that acknowledges God and how He has blessed the lives of Bladen County folks. Hope everyone gets a chance to read Everett Butler's post and I for one thank him for what he has written. I have a couple of people, among those who have been diagnosed with the virus, that I think the world of and I pray for their quick recovery. It seems that something that no doubt has been the cause of many deaths, yet it is not as bad as it was first perceived it was going to be.

We are living; therefore we have the only requirement one needs to possess to pass out of this world. So, we need to be cherishing life, living everyday to the fullest, and above all living in such a way that folks around us will know as Everett does that Jesus is our Saviour and He has been so good to us and Bladen County. Thank you Everett for reminding us of the important things. God bless you and your family. Have some fond memories of your Mother from years gone by.
Everett Butler Everett Butler from Bladenboro wrote on 05/18/2020 at 10:09 pm:
G.C., I noticed that the governor does indeed have a neat haircut while I look more like a shaggy dog, very much in need of tonsorial services. I hope Governor Cooper gives his blessings to all businesses very soon. I miss my church meetings.

On the plus side, I am an elderly person, 80 years old, with no known health conditions, so the virus probably wouldn't be serious to me. My wife is close to me in age and also has no known health conditions. We keep our weigh within guidelines and get regular checkups. As I understand the virus, it can be serious to people with underlying health conditions.

I can't believe that this virus is as serious as it we are lead to believe it. Again, I could catch it an die from it. So what. I have lived a good long life, my ticket has been bought for that final day when the Lord calls me home. Life has been good to me, a few bumps in the road but God brought me through them with more victory than I deserve.

I want the church doors opened and at least one barber shop that can give me a haircut at least as good as the governor's. For some reason, he is exempt from his own EO.

May the Lord bless all of us to be back to a near normal as soon as the politicians get over their power trips.
Herb P McIntyre Herb P McIntyre from Garland wrote on 05/18/2020 at 10:08 am:
GC….. My niece attends Liberty, she tells me that of the 12,000 residential students about 1100 actually returned to campus. When they arrived they were told that they would be receiving instruction online in their dorm rooms. Most decided that they could do online instruction at home and promptly went back home. I guess they are open, but it is not exactly like they say.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 05/13/2020 at 10:27 pm:
Doubt there are very many people in Mother Bladen who have not heard of the virus or covid-19. It has and is causing a lot of apprehension among our citizens. We have come through several stages of facing the virus and it seems we have come to the stage of reopening the economy of Mother Bladen, North Carolina, and the Un ited States of Ameeica.

Personally, I think we have done a good job of facing this sitiation. Folks have died and no doubt will continue to die, businesses have closed and some may not re-open, seniors in high schools are being denied the graduation they have looked forward to for 12 years, etc.

There is some good news coming down and I wanted to share that with you because we are a people of hope. These news items came through news sources today.

#1. Georgia opened up the economy of their
State two weeks ago and automatically
the naysayers said hold on this will cause
a huge increase in the number of new
covid-19 cases. NOT SO. There has been
a 12% drop in new covid-19 cases.
#2. Florida opened up their economy and two
weeks later there has been a 14% drop in
new covid-19 cases.
#3. Liberty University brought 1100 students
back to its campus and the experts cried
OH ME. Great news, not one new covid-
19 casee among these 1100 students.

Based on this and other encouraging news, for those who have close ties with Governor Cooper, please contact him and tell him to open up our state. Our people want to worship in God's houses of worship, our working people want to go back to work (especially small business owners), many many more things, and last of all; I'm beginning to look like a sheep dog. I need to see my barber. Once again, everytime I see the Governor on the news; he looks like he has just been to a barber!!! If my barber did that he would be find a thousand or so dollars. Help, I need to be clipped!!!!!!
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 05/13/2020 at 10:27 pm:
Doubt there are very many people in Mother Bladen who have not heard of the virus or covid-19. It has and is causing a lot of apprehension among our citizens. We have come through several stages of facing the virus and it seems we have come to the stage of reopening the economy of Mother Bladen, North Carolina, and the Un ited States of Ameeica.

Personally, I think we have done a good job of facing this sitiation. Folks have died and no doubt will continue to die, businesses have closed and some may not re-open, seniors in high schools are being denied the graduation they have looked forward to for 12 years, etc.

There is some good news coming down and I wanted to share that with you because we are a people of hope. These news items came through news sources today.

#1. Georgia opened up the economy of their
State two weeks ago and automatically
the naysayers said hold on this will cause
a huge increase in the number of new
covid-19 cases. NOT SO. There has been
a 12% drop in new covid-19 cases.
#2. Florida opened up their economy and two
weeks later there has been a 14% drop in
new covid-19 cases.
#3. Liberty University brought 1100 students
back to its campus and the experts cried
OH ME. Great news, not one new covid-
19 casee among these 1100 students.

Based on this and other encouraging news, for those who have close ties with Governor Cooper, please contact him and tell him to open up our state. Our people want to worship in God's houses of worship, our working people want to go back to work (especially small business owners), many many more things, and last of all; I'm beginning to look like a sheep dog. I need to see my barber. Once again, everytime I see the Governor on the news; he looks like he has just been to a barber!!! If my barber did that he would be find a thousand or so dollars. Help, I need to be clipped!!!!!!
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 05/06/2020 at 10:29 am:
Billy, Billy, Billy. Your buddies in the democrat party were hollering bloody murder because the President(and I would appreciate you addressing his as such) was holding his daily press briefings on the virus. Now you are upset because you say he has decided to discontinue them. By the way, dicontinueing the daily briefings, does not equate to 'washing his hands" of this crisis confronting our nation. Long as he is President for another four and one half years he will own as he has from the beginning anything that happens on his watch as President of the United States. He has that "Bulldogedness" about him and he is just as tenacious as Dick Butkas(more so) when it comes to his love of the United States of America.

Thank you for your medical expertise when you say we are at the "peak of the pandemic". Unfortunately, no one knows that fact except God. And the way the democrats have attacked our President, God Himself would have to think twice about taking that position.
Of course, God can do anything. But He is in heaven and President Donald Trump currently resides in the White House.

Conservatives DO NOT brainwash people; we leave that up to people like you in the democrat party. How can you "pray for the leader of the nation in which you live" and at the same time say words like you have used to describe him. The words you used are in my opinion treasonous and libelous. Please clean up your language when speaking of our(your) President. I am convinced that one of the reasons he loves this country so much is because(like you if you were honest) would have to admit that it is the nation(along with God) that has allowed him to have everything he has and is enjoying. Thank God for the USA and God bless President Donald Trump and all the families of our nation to include the William Butler family of Charlotte, NC.
William Butler William Butler from Charlotte wrote on 05/05/2020 at 5:58 pm:
Pray for Governor Cooper and the Nation's Governors. Donald Trump is dissolving his Coronavirus Response team this month. How dare he wash his hands of his responsibilities at the peak of a Pamdemic ?

So what if a business closes ? People are victims of devastation from natural disasters like fire, floods, tornadoes and hurricanes where they lose EVERYTHING and thank God because they survived with only their lives and their families' lives.

PFFT ! to the Conservative movement and their vast propaganda network for brainwashing good people to go about their lives so a devious, horrible man can get re-elected.
William Butler William Butler from Charlotte wrote on 05/04/2020 at 4:53 am:
Once America had a CDC that was a Bulldog as large as the Sphinx with the temperament of Dick Butkus, who roamed our territory with authority . Now the CDC is a Poodle, led on a gold leash by Donald Trump.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 05/03/2020 at 9:58 pm:
Hope everyone has had a great Lord's Day.

Some of you may remember Mr.Curt Vincent, former editor of the Bladen Journal here in Elizabethtown. In addition to working in the newspaper business for a lot of years, he is also a writer of children's books. He has recently had published his second book. There is an article on the Laurinburg Exchange .com about him and his recently published book. Stay safe out there. God continue to bless the citizens of Mothert Bladen.
Leslie Pate Leslie Pate from White Lake wrote on 05/02/2020 at 4:44 pm:
Dan Hester, you are right. Did you see that
Robeson County Health Department and Columbus County Health Departments have released their numbers of residents who have COVID-19 and work at Smithfield in Tar Heel? Robeson has 46 and Columbus has 7. There is no reason for Bladen County Health Department to withhold that information. I'm in no way trying to blame Smithfield. The incubation period is 2 - 14 days so it's likely that the first person who had it in the plant was spreading it around before they even knew they had it. That's why it's important for every business to adhere to the 6' apart guidelines. It's very easy to catch. I understand people are getting restless but they just need to find a way to deal with it. Look what happens when you don't adhere to social distancing. The guidelines are for everyone, not just people who are feeling sick. There are people who refuse to adhere to social distancing. I see people who are obsessed with it and post on social media every few hours how they don't believe that COVID-19 is really dangerous, they think the numbers are made up, and they refuse to adhere to the guidelines. They are trying to convince other people to go along with their protest even though the consequences could be death for themselves or their loved ones. It's really getting crazy. It's one thing to have an option but it's beyond selfish to try to convince other people to put other people in danger just to prove they are right.
Dan Hester Dan Hester from Bladenboro wrote on 05/02/2020 at 11:18 am:
I try not to get involved in government matters anymore, but a recent article in the Bladen Journal has me really upset. The paper reports that the Bladen County Health Department REFUSES to release information about how many Coronavirus cases connect to Smithfield Foods. Well, in my opinion, that is at the very least wrong and unacceptable. I think we have a right to know. I realize that our local economy depends on the processing plant, but withholding information is both dangerous and irresponsible. Someone at the health department should have some explaining to do.
Brad Dowless Brad Dowless from Dublin wrote on 04/24/2020 at 8:00 am:
There is a problem that is facing all of us, and that is when and how is it safe to go to work and to return to normalcy. Currently, we have people who are afraid of becoming sick and rightly so. We also have people who are really struggling to figure out how they will be able to pay bills and eat. I feel like the state of NC needs to step up and do some real testing for both those who have the virus, and those who have had it and never knew it. How else will we know what is really going on with this virus and how it really impacts our community. There are reports that the actual number of cases is much larger than the reported cases. Also, that the virus was in the US earlier than originally reported.
We are a risk taking/avoidance species by nature. Would you take a plane if 1 out of 100 crashed? How about 1 out of a million or 100 billion? Our decisions are directly tied to the risk/reward factors in life. Most of us drive cars every day knowing that a large amount of people die each year in auto accidents. We didn't stop driving cars as auto deaths climbed in the late 60's and early 70's. We found ways to make driving them safer such as seat belts, airbags, infant car seats, driving programs, etc..
We need the same kind of response to anything that is dangerous to our well being. We need to understand the true numbers of this virus, and we need to understand how to go on with our lives with the virus in our community. The virus is not going away so we must adapt or our response may be more dangerous for people than the virus itself.
I have elderly family, family recovering from cancer, and family with asthma. This virus could be a threat to my immediate family. I also have family that depends on a paycheck, and I depend on a paycheck. Unlike the federal government, I can't go to my printer and produce some extra cash when I run out. We have to make sacrifices so that we can get what we need. At some point the reward will start outweighing the risk. For many it already has.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 04/21/2020 at 9:29 pm:
What a great show of support for our hospital staff by Sheriff Jim McVicker, his staff, and all the first responders as they paraded around the hospital this evening over in Elizabethtown An old man has to have something really special to touch his heart and weep. That is what happened to me as I watched the parade on Bladen-on-line this evening. Man alive, Bladen County is a special place to live. Thank God for all our law enforcement and medical people, and thank God for all the citizens of Bladen County . It is a special blessing for me to live among you. God bless Bladen on line.

Billy, remember, NO COLLUSION and you know you got to pray for our President. I have an idea that the legislature will set the democrat controlled SBOE straight . "Who taking thought can add one cubit to his stature"; don't ever fret, PRAY.
William Butler William Butler from Charlotte wrote on 04/21/2020 at 3:07 pm:
Don't fret GC. The current Board of Elections won't let the Foxes like Mark Harris get into the henhouse. So right now the Republicans only have Vladimir Putin to depend on to scew Elections.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 04/21/2020 at 2:44 pm:
The amount of money the Republicans want to add to the amount given to help small businesses is 250 billion. Don't think 250 dollars would go very far.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 04/21/2020 at 1:30 pm:
Democrats want to downgrade our country to the status of a third world country. Must be because "socialism and communism" works best among a poor, uneducated populated country.

Listen up Billy, Republicans want all registered American citizens to vote in our elections. The more registered American citizens that votes simply means the candidates or parties that get out the best message for the citizens of our country are more than likely to win elections. The reason democrats want every person who currently lives in the United States to vote is because they will be out there helping them fill out their ballots. The democrats know full well that Republicans have the best message for the future of our country; they won't admit it, therefore they use every means possible to "stuff the ballot box".

What's best for our country.
Republicans say 250 more dollars to help small businesses.
democrats say more money to things like the Kennedy center.
Republicans are for the voters deciding issues like voter ID.
Democrats are for one judge appointed by a democrat President overturning the decision of a majority of voters in an election.
Republicans believe that the impeachment of any President of our nation should not be used very often and when it is used it is based on true facts and that it should be impartial.
democrats believe impeaching based a bunch of lies and many things that already been proven not to be true.
Republicans believe there are far more important things that the HOUSE and SENATE could have been doing other than trying to impeach a President with lying and false accusations.
democrats don't believe that the virus in its original Chinese backed form was dangerous, NO got to impeach on lies while our bridges and highways are falling apart.
Republicans believe in innocent until proven guilty by a court of law not a board controlled by democrats up in Raleigh.
democrats believe in "guilty until proven innocent, and if one is found not guilty in a court of law that they are still guilty". Many of them still believe the President is guilty of impeachable offenses; NOT SO SAYS THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Republicans love a growing expanding economy, with less government regulations.
democrats want us to continue to be sold out to communist countries like Wuhan virus China and bow to them like the last administration advocated.
Republicans believe in the Constitution.
democrats like the one from up in Charlotte actually believe that our nation can have an emperor or a three term President.
Republicans believe in our institutions like the family and the church.
democrats believe in destroying our institutions by killing defenseless babies in the womb and now outside the womb and by closing houses of worship (at least for Christians) and leaving liquor stores open.
Republicans believe in working to improve oneself.
democrats actually believe that a worker will go back to work making 10 dollars an hour when that same worker can make 25 dollars an hour by staying on unemployment.

We could go on an on but I'll leave you with this one.
Republicans believe in the founding principles of our nation and DO NOT want to destroy them but continue to build upon them.
democrats believe in CHANGE(code name for socialism) which was espoused by our last administration and want Americans "to feel the BURN" while our nation goes up in flames.
You are right in one respect, Americans are FEED UP, but they are fed up with the democrat party and its anti-American platform.
Come November, America is going to tell who and what party they are tired of, the winner of that contest does not start with an R. Four more years, Four more years. President Trump/VP Pence in a landslide victory in November.
William Butler William Butler from Charlotte wrote on 04/20/2020 at 8:58 pm:
Why do the Republicans depend so much on suppressing the votes of American citizens?
They amended the 1965 voting rights act. They attempted to pass unconstitunal voter I'd laws that went way further than just getting an ID.. They allowed an impeached elected official stay in office after he asked Russia to intervene in a US election. They are allowing the same elected official to conspire with anybody else he wants to in our current election. They orchestrated an attack on the Board of Elections in Bladen County.

The American people are fed up with the Republican movement and their fake Emporer. Our Board of Elections has developed a plan to vote by the means our US Postal Service . The Republicans are refusing to help them out financially in these strange times. The Republicans are in the process of dissolving Fannie Mae the institution formed in 1939 after the Great Depression that ensures us to get 30 year mortgages with a low down payment rather than 50% down. They are trying to let our State and National public Education system fail.

The Republican movement is destroying our most vital institutions one by one.

May God have mercy on them when Christ returns.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 04/20/2020 at 8:09 pm:
Can someone explain to me how the call center was closed because an employee was "tested for the virus". One would think the closing would come when the employee is diagnosed with the virus. Another thing, if the call center had reduced its work force by about 50% to allow for social distancing; seems that proves "social distancing" is not what it is cooked up to be. I,m all for doing things that suppose to protect us from the virus, but I also want those things to be true protectors.

Jan, good point about the taxes for the state.

Herb, the key word to your post about going to all mail in voting is "virtually". This idea i being pushed by democrats. I wonder why? They also are recommending the witness signature on the return envelope be done away with. Now isn't that just hunky dory? Votes by living people for dead people, votes for illegal aliens, votes for felons who not yet eligible to vote, you name it. If mail in voting can be used to commit voter fraud, it will be found. Republicans are not afraid of voting by mail. It serves a great purpose for service personnel of military branches serving outside of their voting district. These crazy recommendations sent to the legislature by the democrat controlled SBOE are evidence that the democrats are afraid of Registered Americans voting in the upcoming election because they know that President Trump is going to win in a landslide and they "gagging at gnats and swallowing camels" in an effort to help them steal the election.
Jan Thomas Jan Thomas from Elizabethtown wrote on 04/20/2020 at 3:08 pm:
Regarding the official reason given for the ABC stores being considered essential. Anyone who is addicted to alcohol can buy all the beer and wine they need at the grocery store. I would suggest that the ABC stores are still open because of all the tax dollars that the state receives from their sales.
Herb P McIntyre Herb P McIntyre from Garland wrote on 04/20/2020 at 2:15 pm:
GC…. In States that currently use “Vote by Mail”, they report that fraud is virtually nonexistent. Why would it be more fraudulent here in NC? The Democratic Party has not shown anymore tendency to commit voter fraud than the Republican Party, at least not recently. I do not understand why the R party is so afraid of Vote by Mail, they can vote just like the Democrats.

In these Virus Times there really needs to be some type of alternative to voting in person. If things have not significantly improved by early November it will be very difficult to find older folks who will be willing to take their life in their hands to staff the polls.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 04/19/2020 at 4:13 pm:
Jim Jones must have been of the Obama and Biden persausion. Like those who still think President Obama is still in office and that Biden will be his next President. Biden must be a glutton for punishment, realizing there is not way he will ever win the election in November. He has got to be the all time gullible sacrificial lamb of a political party. Check that, the democrat party is pushing for all states to vote by mail; so now they will start campaigning for any ballots they receive in the mail be counted. From that stand point I guess it is a good time to be an illegal alien, non American citizen, or dead democrat, all votes that come in from them will be counted. Still President Trump/VP Pence in a landslide.
Come on over Billy and enjoy your political life..
William Butler William Butler from Charlotte wrote on 04/19/2020 at 6:18 am:
The protests by the Trump cult members is proof that real American people can be successfully brainwashed. Don't become or stay in this Cult.

900 good Christian people followed Jim Jones to their demise a few years ago. Please be aware. Don't be a victim of Evil.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 04/18/2020 at 9:50 am:
Billy, Billy, Billy. You have become one of those who obviously so not know or read the Constitution. As long as we have our Constitution, in it's current form, your entire last post is ridiculous. No person shall serve more than 2 terms in the office of the President. Nothing but blue-dog democrat talk. There will be an election in the fall of 2024, if time stands and our Constitution stands, and bless your heart President Donald J Trumps name will not be on the ballot; just his influence.

The resistance you talk about is and has come from the democrat party since President Donald J Trump was sworn into office. Have the last three and one half years been great for the trucking industry Billy? In your heart you know they have.

God help you democrats to start supporting our nation again; call your leaders to account for some of the crazy ideas they have and are espousing. As it currently stands, it is driving itself out of existence. In fact, the November election, may just put the finishing touches on it's demise. There is one ray of hope, if they can get it passed where all votes in November are allowed by mail; then every democrat who has ever lived will mail in a ballot. NOT. Even the illegal aliens, felons, dead democrats, and all nursing home folks, someone will surely mail in a ballot for them. Come on Billy, join in the resurgence of our nation as it opens back up for business; slowly, safely, and surely.
To not do so will be about as un-American as anything as anyone has ever seen. Remember Billy, November will be a general election and even democrats(and many of them will) can vote for President Donald J Trump. Hope you will; it is going to be a landslide victory. Sleepy Joe will probably sleep right thru the election.
William Butler William Butler from Charlotte wrote on 04/18/2020 at 6:51 am:
GC, Trump is a Tyrant wannabe , his followers and support movement propaganda may actually make him a Monarch if the people don't resist. EVERYONE knows that Trump would give anything to be the wisest and greatest King the world has ever seen. This man is dangerous and we should all be aware of him. He has warned us himself. Why else would any sane, normal man read "The Snake poem" multiple times to his followers.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 04/17/2020 at 11:18 pm:
Billy the way your last post was worded and the words you use and how you placed them makes it sound like you are not a Christian. Sure hope and pray that you are not like some who were raised in Bladen County by Godly parents and since they have left the county no longer adhere to the things they were taught. It is good to remember our Sunday School teachers from our youth but it is even better to practice what they taught us as we become adults.

Staying true to the Christian faith one will learn from the Bible that God sets up earthly rulers and God takes down earthly rulers. A good example of that is in the book of I Samuel with the first King of Israel, namely Saul. The people asked God for a King, God told them in so many words it was not a good idea, God gave them a King. Guess what? It turned out just as God had said. Yes, every Christian should know that when God is done using President Trump his tenure as President of our country will end. You see God is still in charge. Donald J Trump is just one of the men he is currently using and I personally believe God has the right man at the head of our nation, especially considering the crises we are currently facing and have faced for the last several weeks with this virus situation. A man as learned as you are would have to admit that President Trump is a very strong leader having to with stand the onslaught of the democrat party and the liberal news media and now this virus. With God's help, he will lead our country back to the great economy we were enjoying before the virus hit. Hope you are in such spiritual condition that you can ring the prayer bells of heaven on behalf of the President of the United Sates, all the members of congress, and all people everywhere.
William Butler William Butler from Charlotte wrote on 04/17/2020 at 3:01 pm:
GC, being a devout Christian, you and every Christian should go YouTube and watch 'Overview:Daniel. It seems that the Bible addresses Leaders of Nations like Trump and what will happen to them.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 04/17/2020 at 12:27 pm:
The only problem with you post Mr. Butler is this. William Butler is now Billy Butler. The democrat party and its ideals is now the current day Republican Party. Under who's watch did the 2.3 trillion dollar virus stimulus come about? Who has proposed another 2.5 billion dollars for small businesses. Who is leading the charge to get our economy going again in a safe manner. Who leading the charge to develop medicines that will cure and prevent the virus. Who is holding the Chinese accountable for the spread of the virus in the first place? The answer to these questions is the Republican Party. Sounds almost like your democrat party of the past.

Your sentence beginning with "it is incumbent" is exactly right.

The problem is that present day democrats refuse to take a look at what their party stands for and call them in to account for things such as refusing to agree with the Republicans on the additional 2.5 billion dollars to help small businesses like yours, aborting of precious babies(did that discussion ever enter the mind of you and your wife when the birth of your children was approaching?), the marriage of men and men, the marriage of women and women, turning our nation into a socialist nation where eventually the government owns everything, the recognition of the homosexual lifestyle as the norm, etc. There is no use to go on. Only you and democrats like you can change your party back to American ideals; only then will it begin to get back to what made it a great party.

President Trump and the Republican Party, along with help from a few democrats, are doing everything they can to help our country get back to what it was before the virus was unleashed on us by a bunch of communist. And the last time I checked, communist love to go by such favorable titles as socialist, progressive, and liberals.

To be sure as you have listened to such conservatives as RUSH LIMBAUGH and then to our President as he has stated over and over and over again that this is an American problem not a democrat or Republican problem. You have been listening but you have not been hearing. Open your ears, mind, and heart Billy; America is calling, the democrats are not hearing.
William Butler William Butler from Charlotte wrote on 04/17/2020 at 7:24 am:
I left out that Trump is now refusing to rescue the US Postal Service from collapse. He dissolved the Whitehouse Pandemic response department. What else has the Republican Conservative movement thru Trump destroyed in the last 3 years ?
William Butler William Butler from CHARLOTTE wrote on 04/17/2020 at 5:52 am:
I omitted the last sentence on my last post.

Unless the Republican Conservative Movement takes them away.
William Butler William Butler from CHARLOTTE wrote on 04/17/2020 at 5:43 am:
Mr. Bryan, I try to watch and listen to as many sources as possible. Got used to radio channel surfing while steering a Kenworth. I find it important to listen to Limbaugh, Shawn Hannity, Laura Ingram, Lou Dobbs, the American Family Network and Tucker Carlson because they HUGE audiences and where Trump gets his information . The GOP is transparent through these groups.

A President should get praise for looking out for the people, not having His signature on a State of emergency survival check. I praise President Franklin Roosevelt for his fortitude and foresight needed to establish our safety nets. My wife and I can pay our mortgage, electric, food, insurance, water with our Social Security and Medicare supplement and live even during these dire times. Uncle Sam is taking care of us because people like FDR ignored being ridiculed and scorned as Socialists by the Republicans.

Today Americans have Social Security, Unemployment, Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, regulated Banks, and a Public Education System ALL guaranteed by Uncle Sam because of a shared tax system. I see that Trump is attempting to dismantle Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac, they were established in 1939 so that EVERY American could get a Home Mortgage for up to 30 years without a large down payment. Without these GSE's you would to need 40-50% down to buy a Home and a fat chance of getting a 30 year mortgage. I don't understand how the Republicans can sleep at night after voting no for Medicaid expansion and higher Teacher pay, because the Lobbyists for the Insurance Industry have more influence than us.

It is incumbent for All of us to be aware of what Our Elected Officials actually do and question why.

Thank God for our hard earned entitlements that the Liberal Progressive, Socialist movement in the 1930's established . We can depend on these safety nets to catch us as long as Uncle Sam lives.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 04/16/2020 at 2:18 pm:
Good to see Mr. Butler back on the Guestbook; which formerly he said he could care less if it was closed down by all advertisers quitting support of it.

Why he chooses of his own admission to listen to Rush Limbaugh a very conservative news commentator is beyond me. Must be because no left commentator is saying anything worth listening to.

Is any crises we face as a nation worth Americans having to give up their Constitutional rights? Evidently, Mr. Butler thinks so. By the way, you mentioned transporting the virus. Now you have finally got around to something you should be an expert on, TRANSPORTING. If I recall correctly, that is what your business is about and it would be considered by the government a small business. Why don't you call your democrat leaders and urge them to approve that additional 250 million dollars of small business loans. Or is your business one of the very few that have been blessed not to need a loan. Others have not been so blessed. Now, if there were some additional monies for the Kennedy Center and to pay unemployed worker $25 per hour to stay on unemployment, you would no doubt have already called Gov. Cooper urging him to begin to open up the economy as the situation warrants it.

Remember, our President has not said to wave a magic wand and at one time open up the entire economy all at once. No, he wants business leaders and political leaders to come together and determine what is the best way to start to open up the economy. If the democrats don't begin to work together with the President, your trucking business may be put of of business; in fact all businesses may be put out of business.

You and I both, had a chance to talk with folks when we were young about how it was in the Great Depression of the early 1930's and how it was coming out of the Depression. The ones I listened to said it wasn't a beautiful thing to behold or live through; but little by little they did it and low and behold they became part of the greatest generation and parents of the greatest generation that has ever lived.

Personally, I believe our nation is going to come back from the economic downturn caused in by the virus like and old expression says, LIKE GANGBUSTERS; but we have got to get started. God bless the President and the men and women he selects to make decisions to bring our nation back to the greatest economy the world has ever known. God bless our business owners as they begin to open back up as directed. And God bless you and your business as you continue to transport; knowing you are smart enough to abide by whatever restrictions that have to remain in place to safely help our workers to get back to work.

God bless President Trump and the Congress, Republicans and democrats, as they begin to work together to get our nation safely back to work.
William Butler William Butler from Charlotte wrote on 04/16/2020 at 2:03 pm:
Mrs. Pate, we need to shout from the rooftops the danger among us. Just in New York city alone for the last 14 days this THING has killed 500 - 750 real people per day. That is like a fully loaded 747 plane crash every day.

This THING has no cure and cannot be seen. This is Biblical plague that must be respected .
Leslie Pate Leslie Pate from White Lake wrote on 04/16/2020 at 10:25 am:
Hello Mr. Butler,
I thought it was worth noting there is finally something you and I agree on! I never thought I'd see the day that you, an extreme liberal, and me, an extreme conservative, would see eye-to-eye. I agree with you 100% that people protesting the stay at home order do not have the right to endanger other people. Their rights end where someone else's begin. I'm tired of hearing conspiracy theories about how the restrictions put in place are really just the government's attempt to permanently take away our freedoms and make us dependent on the government; turn us into a socialist country. That doesn't even make any sense. Trump is a conservative who has always supported the constitution and putting Americans first. He doesn't care who he makes mad and he doesn't owe anybody anything. He would never allow such a thing to happen much less be in on it. Even the most liberal Governors have said from day 1 that the restrictions are temporary until COVID-19 is gone. I've thought all along that China is out to get us. More information is coming out that this virus originated in their lab, not at the meat market. The doctor who tried to warn people was arrested. They are very upset at us over the trade situation and the WHO situation. It makes more sense to me that they released the virus to retaliate against us and destroy our economy. It's time for Americans to get prepared to fight back. Our Constitutional Republic is worth fighting for. People from all over the world are trying to get in illegally. We should not be fighting within ourselves. We should be working together to fight this virus and preparing to rely on American products as much as possible in the future.
William Butler William Butler from Charlotte wrote on 04/15/2020 at 4:39 pm:
Mr. Robert's quote from Dagobert D. Runes in today's Thoughts while shaving was prophetic. Today I heard Rush Limbaugh lathering up his audience to go to Michigan and show their patriotism by protesting a stay at home order. Today I read an article by Bladenonline about The Open Letter to Governor Cooper protesting his stay at home order .

Are these people stupid or ignorant ? Ignorance can be fixed but not if they refuse to listen to reason and facts. It's their right to be stupid but it's not their right to endanger other people by giving transport of Corvid 19!
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 04/13/2020 at 10:46 pm:
Songs have been written about a lot of different occupations; perhaps none more well known than Glen Campbell's, "i Am A Lineman For The County". Very good song about the individuals who ride the main roads looking for lines down, exploded transformers, poles snapped, and all they face while at work. We are very blessed here in Bladen County to have a crew of the best. Be careful out there as you do your usual great job. Happy National Lineman Day .

Have you ever noticed how the majority of light poles look like crosses. Thank God we have something every time we ride or walk down the road that brings our mind back to the cross.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 04/12/2020 at 5:33 pm:
The third day has come, it became the first day(of the week that is) and it also became the day that the Christians gathered together to worship God. His Son came forth from the tomb, the women came to the tomb to fin it empty, they became the the initial carriers of the gospel. Then later in the evening of the first day (RESURRECTION DAY) two disciples were walking on an old dusty road when another came and began to walk with and commune with them. This is one of may favorite parts of the Easter story, maybe because I can relate to walking down an old country dirt road. There were still some around when I was growing up in the Oak Grover Community of Bladen County and many of us young people would walk to church down an old country road. As these disciples neared their home, they asked the resurrected Lord to turn in with them. He did that and as country folk tend to do, they asked Him to sup with them. As they ate, in the breaking of bread Jesus was revealed to them as the One Who had walked with into their village.

"And He walks with me
and He talks with me;
And He tells me,
I am His own,
And the joy we share;
And the joy we share,
As we tarry there
None other has ever known".

There is still time to take a walk with Jesus on this RESURRECTION EVENING. Hope your Easter with those who reside in your home has been a great third day, first day of the week, Resurrection Day, The Lord's Day, and Sunday.
HAPPY EASTER.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 04/10/2020 at 8:40 pm:
Well, this of day on Friday evening 2020 years ago Jesus had been crucified(died for our sins), darkness had covered the earth for three hours, Jesus body had been taken down from the cross, taken to a borrowed tomb (He only needed it for three days, hence, borrowed). Easter had begun and there was hush over Jerusalem and in heaven.

True, we are living in perilous times with the virus and all. However that is no reason not to give some thought to what He did for each person who has ever lived. Before you pillow your head tonight humble your hear and thank Him in prayer for EASTER. Sunday morning we will be singing HE AROSE, HALLELUJAH CHRIST arose. Be safe out there and have a happy although different EASTER.
William Butler William Butler from Charlotte wrote on 04/10/2020 at 8:28 am:
Thank you for today's 'Thoughts while Shaving' .
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 04/06/2020 at 11:32 pm:
Responders! This is a word that is very much in the news from the past and certainly now. When the word First is put before it we all recognize the importance of it being followed by Responder. There is no doubt that First Responders are on the front lines fighting this virus that is among us and in fact is world wide or a "pandemic". God bless them each and every one; we appreciate you and the work you are doing. I won't go into different occupations that can be listed under First Responders. Needless to say we are a blessed people to have them working on our behalf.

Yesterday, I attended the funeral of my deceased mother's cousin. The circumstances under which society is having to operate under today are trying and in the case of funerals is very awkward. To see folks that we haven't seen in a long time and have to practice "social distancing" is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. By the way, there were less than 10 people there so we were legal from Governor Coopers instructions.

But back to "Responders". As I stood there at one corner of the tent over the grave; I noticed Ms. Linda Gaskins to the left side of the Preacher doing the service. As I noticed her, the title of Responder came to my mind and for some reason or other I thought well in Linda's profession as funeral director; she is a Last Responder. Her profession has changed because of the virus also and I wondered how many people tell her and her staff how much they appreciate the care they provide at one of life's most trying of times.

Think about this and the next time you see Linda or any of her staff, let them know you appreciate them and the help they give to families. Don't hear it much at funerals, but wouldn't it be great if speakers at funerals would acknowledge the the funeral home staff for the the job they do. God bless all funeral homes and their staff, but in particular, God bless Bladen Gaskin's and their fine staff as they continue to take care of the final arrangement needs of Bladen County families.
God bless all Responders; first, second, etc., and last.
Brad Dowless Brad Dowless from Dublin wrote on 04/05/2020 at 6:28 pm:
Good afternoon everyone,
This COVID-19 virus is making a huge impact into our lives and changing society as we know it. I offer hope to those who need it by saying this is not the first crisis like this in our country. The flu of 1918-1919 ravaged the US and the world. It caused the stock market to turn South and many people would not leave their homes without a mask or face covering. What happened over the next few years was one of the strongest periods in American history, the roaring 20's.
Just like back then we are seeing people struggle, and we are seeing the markets fall. Just know that things will get better. Humans are a very resilient species. We adapt to situations very quickly in order to not only survive, but to thrive. People are learning that they can do things that they thought were not possible. People are working from home now more than ever, kids are learning from home, restaurants are adding walk-up and drive-thru windows, and stores are offering online ordering for pickup or delivery. While some of these things were in the works before, we see that they are almost vital for us to continue to progress in our lives. Companies are still up and running, albeit they are operating differently as far as the workers are concerned. They are still investing and progressing forward.
I have a feeling many great things will come from this situation we find ourselves in. Maybe folks will learn the value of spending more time with family. Maybe cooking meals at home and eating as a family will become more popular. I have worked from a home office since 2004, so I have a different perspective on office life than most. I think more companies and individuals will realize that they don't have to sit in a cubicle 8 hours a day, 5 days a week to get things done.
If you are feeling stressed out during this time, please research techniques to help reduce stress. Stress will not help you overcome the issues you face but will raise your blood pressure and will cause you harm. I always tell myself when I struggle that if I never go through bad times, I wouldn't know how to appreciate things when times are good. Learn to embrace the struggle and use it to learn and grow.
Lastly, I saw two people in a store yesterday that had not seen each other in a while. They embraced in a hug. While I get it, remember that we need to think a little differently for a while. Let's save the hugs and kisses for another day, and just wish each other well. Stay safe everyone, and God Bless.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 04/05/2020 at 10:00 am:
Praise God from Whom all blessings, Praise Him all creatures here below, Praise Him above ye heavenly host, Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. What a beautiful day. Enjoy it to the fullest. This virus has played right into my hands. Man alive, I LOVE HOME. Praise God and Thank You Jesus. Have a great Lords day and be sure and worship Him. YHWH.

Great news, NC still has 12 counties without a case of the virus. Mother Bladen held out for a long time, we have only one case.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 04/03/2020 at 6:25 pm:
Brad, appreciate your comment about travel during the virus pandemic. My comments were based on reading articles not only in our county, which I love and appreciate, but also the counties surrounding us. For instance one case of the virus in surrounding counties, was brought back from New Jersey after visiting a relative. In the case of people who have jobs that require them to go out of the county to fulfill their job requirements; if they got to work, they got to work. But visiting relatives is not working. The risk is too great for that kind of traveling to be happening. It goes way beyond being of a necessary kind of travel. I would dare say that the jobs that require locals to work out of state, have employees who take all necessary precausions to not bring the virus back home versus folks just visiting kin folks.
Herb P McIntyre Herb P McIntyre from Garland wrote on 04/03/2020 at 11:08 am:
Brad, just to give an example of what you are pointing out, I have a young neighbor who is an Industrial HVAC Technician. He works on and repairs huge refrigeration units all over the country and the world. Typically he flies out of Fayetteville or RDU on a Thur night and returns on a Tues night. Just a couple weeks ago I asked him where he had been, his reply was Peru. There are giant refrigeration units all over the world and some people have to repair them. I have no idea what we do about these situations unless we bring society to it’s knees and return to the dark ages.
Brad Dowless Brad Dowless from Dublin wrote on 04/02/2020 at 8:50 pm:
Hi GC, I just wanted to share reasons why people come and go from hotspots. We have citizens in the county that provide support services to companies all over the country. Some of these are food manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies. These are companies that can't stop operating or we will be in big trouble. So instead of criticizing folks for getting sick, let's support them and their families. We do this because they may be helping members of this community keep well and fed even at the risk of getting sick. I hope this helps you understand that there are situations where it is important to go help even if you come home sick.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 04/02/2020 at 6:56 pm:
What is going on Bladen County citizens? Why would anyone be so naive or bold to travel to a HOT SPOT state and bring the virus back to Bladen County? Social distancing I understand, Washing of hands for 20 seconds with warm soapy water OFTEN I understand. Wearing of mask, I understand. In other words, I understand all the restrictions this virus has put on our society. There are some things that the citizens should have common sense enough on their own to do or not to do. Traveling to a HOT SPOT state does not make any sense under any circumstances.

Come on fellow Bladen County residence, from this day forward let each of us make up in our minds that we will not do extensive traveling. And I might add, If we have kin folk living in any of these HOT SPOTS, please for the love of God and family get on the phone and tell them to stay in place until this virus has vanished.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 04/01/2020 at 10:26 pm:
Great examples of people helping people still abounding. This time the Arby's fast food in Elzabethtown helping the medical professionals over at the hospital with some eats. Also, the Sunoco gas outlet there attached to the Arby's has the lowest gas prices that I have seen in Bladen(if you apply for a card they offer). The purchase comes right out of you bank account just like if you had used your credit card. The kicker is, the gas is 10 cents per gallon cheaper. A great deal. Keep up the great work Bladen County Hospital, Arby's, and Sunoco.
William Butler William Butler from CHARLOTTE wrote on 03/31/2020 at 11:05 am:
Charlotte, who wrote that contributing Article viciously attacking the North Carolina Board of Elections ?

How about doing an article on how the Federal Government is handling the Bladen County Mark Harris district 9 Election Fraud Case and when the investigation is going to be completed.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 03/30/2020 at 11:41 pm:
Thank you to Sheriff Jim McVicker for the common sense decision to not set up road blocks and thus trusting the citizens of Bladen County to use their common sense.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 03/30/2020 at 11:26 am:
A BIG THANK YOU TO DR. DUNCAN FOR LOOKING OUT FOR MOTHER BLADEN AND GETTING US "BACK IN THE WHITE"(NO CONFIRMED VIRUS CASES IN THE COUNTY). GOT TO DO YOUR JOB AND ALSO KEEP THE STATE PEOPLE STRAIGHT. GREAT JOB. GOD BLESS YOU AND THOSE WHO ARE WORKING WITH YOU.
G C Beyan G C Beyan from Bladenboro wrote on 03/28/2020 at 5:28 pm:
So sad with all that is going on to read we have lost another state trooper. God bless his family and all the troopers everywhere.

What a beautiful day to be alive; enjoy getting outside of the house and taking in the beautiful colors of spring.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 03/27/2020 at 11:18 am:
Thanks to Mr. Robert for his "Thoughts While Shaving" comments on a daily basis. In today's edition he has a paragraph, "Our children can tell their grandchildren all about the bizarre virus that 'brought the US to its knees'...years ago...2020". Hopefully many of us have been on our knees daily before this virus and will continue until there will be praise and prayer will no longer be needed. If this crisis has brought to anyone's mind their need for God, please don't let this crisis go to waste.

On the other news site in Mother Bladen, there is an editorial entitled, "Keep shining the light Our Democracy Depends On It". It is a good article. However, the question begs to be asked; if the general citizenry that wants to comment on such a good article on the site that opines it, and can not because "some" of the citizenry have been BANNED from commenting on any article that appears on that site. How does that banning help us to "keep shining the light on our democracy"? Sounds more light keeping in the dark our first amendment right under our Constitution of "free speech".
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 03/25/2020 at 4:41 pm:
The is an article on the other news site here in Bladen County about an organization that is going to make sure that one race of people are counted here in Bladen County. How can any citizen of our county support any organization that is out to make sure one race is counted; like the other races don't count. For Mother Bladen to gain the benefits that come from EVERYONE being counted in the census, it is
about that we get busy making sure EVERY citizen of our county is counted; NOT JUST ONE RACE. By the way, the parent organization was established in CALIFORNIA. That should be enough to tell any citizen of Mother Bladen they should have nothing to do with the NC chapter.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 03/23/2020 at 4:54 pm:
Bladen County medical personnel are doing a great job. Remember them in prayer. Law enforcement personnel in Mother Bladen are doing a great job. Remember them in prayer. The businesses of Bladen County are doing a great job by staying open or improvising where the state has stopped them from being open. Remember them in prayer.

It is amazing how fast a business like Melvins of Elizabethtown can start working on a walk up window and allowing customers to come in while staying 6 feet apart to order great burgers, dogs, and soft drinks. All the fast food drive through's are open as far as I have observed..

With all this cooperation, let all as shoppers be aware that all of us need to be able to shop for necessary items of a food nature and hygiene nature. Let us all shop accordingly so that all of our needs can be taken care of by local businesses.

There is a scripture that relates the thought that "no man cared for my soul". Rest assured that although some of our houses off worship have cancelled services, they are all still praying to the God of heaven that He will take care of us through this disease that is afflicting the world today. Let us all that know the worth of prayer, to pray for all levels of people who make up Mother Bladen and the world. Believe it was Dr. Martin Luther King who used the statement very often, WE SHALL OVERCOME. In deed we shall. Stay safe and PRAY brothers and sisters PRAY.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 03/20/2020 at 10:30 pm:
Thank you to Charlotte and Bladenonline for running the message about Oak Grove Original
Free Will Baptist Church's revival. We appreciate it and God bless you.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 03/20/2020 at 10:12 pm:
It was good to see our county commissioners facing the virus situation head on in their meeting today. Thank you for representing the people of Mother Bladen so well. Well done thou good and faithful representatives of the citizens of the county.
bladenonline bladenonline from Elizabethtown wrote on 03/19/2020 at 12:34 pm:
Protecting the Elderly and At-Risk Popluation During Outbreak



By Charlotte Smith

Many in the area have concerns for the elderly and the at-risk population during the COV-19 outbreak. Several years ago, Bladen County Sheriff’s Office and other partners put in place the “Are You OK” program. The program is a safety check system for seniors and anyone who is disabled, handicapped, or homebound. READ MORE
D Man D Man from Bladenboro wrote on 03/19/2020 at 11:01 am:
What is Bladen County doing for the elderly?
Wayne Wayne from White Lake wrote on 03/16/2020 at 5:05 pm:
The Bladen County Republican Party convention, scheduled for Monday, March 23rd, has been postponed to a later date (to be determined). Out of an abundance of caution, and in order to remain consistent with current CDC guidelines and recommendations, the county's Republican convention will be re-scheduled to a later date.
Rev. Brock Meyer Rev. Brock Meyer from Bladen Charge wrote on 03/16/2020 at 3:25 pm:
Dear Bladen Charge Brothers and Sisters,
Thank you to everyone who worshiped with us online yesterday on Facebook Live! We realize that not everyone has Facebook, so we have created a YouTube channel and will be uploading our services there. I will admit that we are learning about YouTube and videoing, so please be patient with us. This video is a little shaky at first and is sideways, which these things happen the first time you do something :). We are all living and learning. I am copying the link here so that you can share and pass along our worship service from yesterday morning. We are also working on updating our new website, and we will post videos there at www.bladencharge.org.

Here is the link:
https://youtu.be/s2AZpmfml3I

Please feel free to watch, to share, and to continue to be in worship with us!

May the peace of Christ be with you, and please let us know if there is any way that we can be in prayer for you or be supportive during this time.

Love in Christ,
Pastor Brock
Ben Frank Ben Frank from Clarkton wrote on 03/14/2020 at 4:13 pm:
Is the Bladen County Republican Party still holding its 2020 Convention on March 23, at the Powell-Melvin Cooperative Extension, at 6 p.m?
Mary Williams Mary Williams from Clarkton wrote on 03/14/2020 at 4:08 pm:
“BLADEN COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE”
We are heading into what is an important time in our fundraising efforts for our mission, but the American Cancer Society's top priority remains the health and safety of our volunteers, staff, and the cancer patients and their loved ones who rely on us. Therefore, ACS is suspending all events through March 31st. We will be postponing the Survivor Event scheduled for this Sunday, March 15th and as soon as we have a new date we will share that with everyone. We apologize for the late notice but we want to keep everyone's health and safety the focus of our decisions. Moving forward, if this public health threat stretches out over several weeks, we will again assess and make decisions beyond April. We are grateful for all of the dedication of our volunteers and appreciate the sacrifices they make to support our events. These events will be back. The COVID-19 situation remains uncertain and fluid and our goal is to respond in a way that best meets the health and safety needs of those who rely on us.
Thanks and we’ll keep you informed...
Mary Williams, RFL-Event Lead
Shannon Owens Ross Shannon Owens Ross from Bluefield and Clarkton wrote on 03/14/2020 at 4:06 pm:
In response to the Bishop’s urgent request for the United Methodist church to suspend worship services, Bluefield and Clarkton United Methodist Churches will not gather for worship for Sunday March 15 and March 22. Please know our priority is to protect our members and their health. If anyone needs Pastoral Care immediately please contact me at sross@nccumc.org. Praying for our community and health care providers.

Thank you
Pastor
Shannon Owens Ross
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 03/12/2020 at 3:22 pm:
There is an article on the other news site in Bladen County entitled "Endless Litigation wearing Out North Carolina. Most of this litigation has involved Gov. Roy Coopers willingness or unwillingness to sue. As Attorney General he would not defend NC and now as Governor he is involved in most cases that are "wearing out North Carolina". Get the picture folks? He has to be voted out of office this coming November for the benefit of our state in relationship to law suits AND also to the mess we have had with the 100 counties Board of Elections and the State Board of Elections. Remember voters, a vote for the office of Governor in November is also a vote for !01 Board of Elections chairmen.

Two great reasons to vote for Dan Forest For Governor in November. Just vote REPUBlICAN for every office and we will be OK.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 03/10/2020 at 10:36 pm:
Let's see, the last time we heard from Billy up in Charlotte he was agreeing with Herb that this should should be closed down. Now, he reappears upset about lower gasoline and diesel prices, which is surprising since he operates a trucking company up in the Charlotte area. Just never know what liberal democrats will do next.

Like one of the Presidential candidates calling Sleepy Joe a racist before she dropped out of the race and now yesterday she throws what little bit of support she had garnered behind the same sleepy racist Joe. Something just doesn't sound right here. Just like Billy coming back and commenting on a site that formerly he stated should close down. Just don't know about those socialist progressive democrats. Might as well as get a recording of Dandy Don Meredith singing "turn out the lights the party's over" for the democrat party of our country. Imagine the endorsement by the lady who had called him a racist just a few weeks earlier should just about put the finishing touches on Joe Biden's campaign. Billy, don't speed down to the nearest Board of Elections to switch your voting affiliation to Republican or Unaffiliated. Good to hear from you again. Herb will probably be back on here before long to join you.
William Butler William Butler from CHARLOTTE wrote on 03/10/2020 at 1:22 pm:
Charlotte, if we had a President who didn't fear Vladimere Putin and MBS this second financial blow they have given us by tilting the oil business would have lasted less than 24 hours.

Trump's silence speaks volumes !
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 03/09/2020 at 12:29 pm:
Congratualtions to Charlotte Smith on her opinion piece about "fear". It brought back thoughts of the "All we have to fear is fear itself" speech by one of our former Presidents, during a dark time for our nation It is good to read an opinion piece of comfort and hope rather than so much of the 'gobbletygook' that is being opined these days.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 03/06/2020 at 7:38 pm:
EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT.

Seems there was a Bojangles fast food outlet up in Charlotte close to where President Trump held his rally recently. After the rally, the manager locked the doors of the outlet and refused to serve those who attended the rally. Seems he got fired today. Not smart to do those kind of things.

The ironical thing is this. Guess where the rally was held, The Bojangles Coliseum!!!!!! Not a very smart manager. "And the beat goes on and the beat goes on". Trump in a landslide in Charlotte and everywhere.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 03/05/2020 at 9:22 pm:
News Flash. Thought it was all over but it appears the democrat party is wanting to do more damage to itself. For the Senate, it is Chuck Shumer #uno democrat attacking the Supreme Court on the question of abortion; in other words threatening the Supreme Court Justices regarding up coming cases relating to the abortion issue.

For the House, #uno democrat using the corona virus to attack the President of the United States. If you are wondering why I did not mention HER name; it is not worth mentioning. Needless to say, with the number of cases of the virus popping up in California, she will probably not go home to California anytime soon. Mean while, down here in North Carolina we had a filled out ballot circulated around by a local pac here in Morther Bladen and right on the side of the ballot it says, "can not be given away or copied". If that be the case, why have it ciculating around the county? Just don't understand that approach!!!!!! Eight months is a long time until the general election in November; without a doubt there will be much more to follow. Will it be sleepy JB or the "burn" BS? Will probably go all the way to the convention and then be taken away from the "burn" which will be the dagger in the heart of any campaign that will be waged against the winner President Donald J Trump.

On my goodness, JB says he is going to put Beto in charge of his gun policy.

It is official TRUMP WINS IN LANDSLIDE
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 03/04/2020 at 3:52 pm:
It has been a pleasure to serve as a an observer at the Carvers Creek Precinct for the Republican Party. I would like to personally thank the ladies who worked for the Bladen County Board of elections at the precinct during early voting and on Election Day. They did an excellent job. The only thing I saw disappointing especially on Election Day was the total absence of signs for Republican Party candidates running for election. Republican Candidates running for county wide offices might want to keep that in mind for the general election in November. Congratulations to the winners in the primary, best wishes in the November election. And thanks to those who have so worthily served Mother Bladen in any capacity during the past years, your service is so appreciated.

AS far as the pre-marked ballot that was circulated by the pac here in Mother Bladen, seldom have so many led by so few. Remember, those candidates marked were their (the few) candidates. How does it feel to have someone else mark your ballot for you. If you say they (the few) did not mark your ballot for you, then don't accept those pre-marked ballots again. Vote your own conscience (ballot).
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 02/28/2020 at 8:14 pm:
Congratulations to the east Bladen lady Eagles for making it into the second round of the playoffs. Its tough facing the number one seed in the second round. Still a great season.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 02/27/2020 at 11:21 pm:
On the other news site in Mother Bladen there is an article about early voting and the Primary voting day on March 3. A list is given of who we will be voting for, but there was 101 offices
left out. Those offices are the Chairmanships of all 100 county Election Boards in North Carolina and the Chairmanship of the State Board of Elections.

AS you can see voters, a vote for Dan Forest for Governor will bring about a majority of three Republicans on every Board of Election in the state of North Carolina. VOTE DAN FOREST for Governor; and then vote Republican in every other race. Be sure and get you a list of Republican judges running for any level of the judiciary. They are the ones who will
constitutionally interpret the law NOT make laws. It is very important to get a list of the Republicans running for judge. THEN be sure and after you have voted for the offices on the front of the ballot TURN THE BALLOT over, there you will find the judges running for office.

Thank you Mrs. Smith for getting cleaned up the crazy things being posted on your site.
William Butler William Butler from Charlotte wrote on 02/18/2020 at 5:15 pm:
Me too Herb.
Herb P McIntyre Herb P McIntyre from Garland wrote on 02/16/2020 at 11:37 pm:
Ms. Sheppard

I did listen to entire 50 min or so broadcast. It sounded to me like Mr. Circosta was sending a crew to give instruction to all members on how to conduct a meeting and on the intricacies of the closed session. I do hope they are also going to make an investigation into the local political environment and the kind of grief that the three ladies on the board are subjected too. Perhaps while they are here they might take a look at our two news media sources and draw a conclusion about just how partisan they are. Hopefully they will also get around to interviewing GC, for if they do not he will surely be very upset which no doubt will lead him into another bout of lunacy.
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 02/16/2020 at 4:35 pm:
Mr. McIntyre,

I am getting kind of used to the lunacy.

I do not know if you heard that the State Board of Elections is sending no a team to Bladen County to investigate the actions of all five board members. I welcome that investigation and hope to see it expanded to include the various threats, harassment, and other dirty dealings that have been going on since we were seated and before.

I know that several requests for an investigation have been made with little response, but it seems like the latest round of nonsense was what was needed to get the state board to act. I do not think the results will be what Wayne Schaeffer, Jane Pait, and Charlotte Smith had in mind when they started this vendetta.
Herb P McIntyre Herb P McIntyre from Garland wrote on 02/16/2020 at 11:31 am:
Ms Sheppard.
That is a strange telephone number. When I go about trying to find info on it I get links to various parts of the State. Perhaps some are just previous owners of that number, but I do get at least one association with an address on Zion Hill Church Rd in Bladenboro and that number seems to be linked to a Non-Public School. Probably none of this is valid, but it does make me wonder.
I feel for what you have to put up with, perhaps your reward is in heaven…. 🙂
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 02/15/2020 at 8:02 pm:
There is at least one disappointed weirdo in Bladen County. Just as the state BOE meeting ended yesterday, the creep decided to leave obscene phone messages for me.

910-247-2629 is the phone number of the pervert.

It is going to take more than obscene phone calls and online threats to scare me.

I guess that is what makes them feel like they are "great again".

Sad and pathetic.
William Butler William Butler from CHARLOTTE wrote on 02/15/2020 at 11:40 am:
Mr. McIntyre, I think the 3 Ladies of the Bladen BOE deserve to be awarded 'The Order of the Long Leaf Pine' by the Governor for their strength under prolonged, unusual and extreme pressure. The Governor chose EXACTLY the right people.

They are defending Democracy's foundation, the right to a free and fair elections at Local, State and National levels. The vast majority supports and appreciates their efforts. If not the 'Order of the Longleaf Pine' they should get the 'Butkus Award' ! 👏👏👏
Herb P McIntyre Herb P McIntyre from Garland wrote on 02/15/2020 at 9:36 am:
Mr. Butler,
Thank you for sharing that video, it was more than interesting. I have been out of touch with Elizabethtown for a long time and the entire political landscape appears to have changed. It was really fun to hear an old country politician go at it when he feels cornered.
From my perspective, the entire McCrae Dowless mess seems to have disappeared into the swamp. I suppose Mr. Harris still has plenty of political contacts in Raleigh to assure that nothing will ever come of it.
The three ladies now serving on the BOE will never be malleable and I suspect this must be a very difficult bone for the old country politicians to swallow. I hope that these ladies are strong and brave enough to bear up under the stress that these old guys plan to put on them.
William Butler William Butler from Charlotte wrote on 02/15/2020 at 12:13 am:
Everyone should check out this video, Google Ray Britt . Easy to view!
William Butler William Butler from CHARLOTTE wrote on 02/14/2020 at 11:59 pm:
To shine some much needed light on the concerted effort by the Bladen County Republican Party to have malleable people on the Bladen County Board of elections it can be found by watching the YouTube videos of current County Commissioner Chairman (R) and previous 16 year BOE appointee being interviewed by Bladen Online's Erin Smith. In Britt's own words he asked for the interview in an effort to "tell his side of the story" why He personally bailed out McCrae Dowless from Federal Prison after his arrest for Election Fraud, cashed Mark Harris's check and applied the funds toward Dowless' account at Britt's furniture store.

Where there's smoke there is usually fire. Seems that the current, relentless efforts by Bladenonline to have two of the current BOE members replaced. From 20,000 feet it seems to me that there is a direct link to these recent accusations and the District 9 Election Fraud case.

Very serious stuff !
Herb P McIntyre Herb P McIntyre from Garland wrote on 02/14/2020 at 3:17 pm:
GC

I hope you listened to the SBOE hearing today. You are correct about there being Republican Board members who feel thay have the authority to ban County BOE members from using any type of Social media. Mr Circosta the SBOE Chairman did take the time to point out to them that board members were only restricted from commenting on particular candidates for office. I would hope that the 2 Republican board members would think about what they are saying, as a restriction like they propose would be a clear violation of the 1st Amendment. They just do not have that kind of authority.

The meeting certainly did not take long. They rather quickly dismissed both complaints. I wonder what Charlottes headlines will be? Probably “State Officials Grill Bladen Board Members”. I understand that at least 3 of the board members understand quite well what is going on, so you get your complaints in order as you are next at bat.
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 02/13/2020 at 9:37 am:
Mr. McIntyre,

The fact that Charlotte Smith and her minion continue to whine and moan and lie about the Pledge just proves that this whole boondoggle was not really about the Pledge. It was about disrupting and interfering with the work of the board of elections.

There are numerous other elected and appointed boards who do not recite the Pledge. Which one will be Charlotte and GC's next target?

I predict none of them will, because this was never really about the Pledge or respect for the flag.
Herb P McIntyre Herb P McIntyre from Garland wrote on 02/13/2020 at 8:04 am:
GC

I do not think the requirements for a member of the BCBOE are different than those for a Chief Judge at your local precinct. I believe that both are directed to not publicly support other political campaigns. I do not doubt that some SBOE member said that it is best to stay off social media, but that is just advice, it has no legal weight! Do you understand? It is not like the old days in Bladenboro whn the foreman at the Mill gave a command all the workers jumped to do his bidding.
I do not think the Governor of this State cares at what point Louella Thompson says “The meeting is called to order”. Get a new horse to beat, this pony is dead. Even Charlotte seems to be backing off with her “Yellow Journalism”.
William Butler William Butler from CHARLOTTE wrote on 02/12/2020 at 10:43 pm:
#6 of the Most Evil Propaganda Techniques Used by the Nazis

Mein Kampf - Mythologizing the party

Adolf Hitler began work on his sprawling semi auto-biography Mein Kampf ('My Struggle') while imprisoned after the failed Munich Putsch. Combining elements of his own life with political ideology and violent racial arguments, the book was unsurprisingly (and still is) a controversial work. Playing on the death of 16 party members in the failed coup, the Nazis invented a myth around the event which they continued to play on throughout their time in power. From the publication of Mein Kampf in 1925 and especially during Hitler's time in power, the book was incredibly successful, and 10 million copies had been produced by the end of the war. However, not everyone was enthused. One of Hitler's closest foreign political allies, Benito Mussolini described it as 'a boring tome that I have never been able to read'.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 02/12/2020 at 6:11 pm:
If you three only knew how far off base you are. you would find an altar somewhere and cry out to God in repentance. The one over in the western part of the state knows what that is because of a Godly Sunday School teacher and Godly parents; the other two will have find out what it is like if they don't know.

First of all, everything I know about the Pledge protester I have learned from her post on this and other sites. She use to be a lot more brazen(if you can believe that) than she is now; stating things about herself that even law enforcement or news outlets would not divulge. And Lord forbid they should ever be divulged except from her own self again. Those sites from several years ago got pretty tough; what is going on today is a picnic compared to back then. In fact, I have never spoken to the woman in person and yesterday was the first time I have ever spoken to her husband, did that as I passed him on the sidewalk in front of the Board of Election building. They certainly would not be considered my friends.

There are some things that are near and dear to my heart and I will speak out on those things at my pleasure. Mother Bladen is one of those things and anytime I see anything that makes light of our county, I have and I will continue to take note of those things and people. What you folks are referring to in the "basement of the Courthouse" comments I have no idea whatsoever; when I put post on this site or any other site it is because I see something that I want to or have to comment on. Anyone who will state differently are either suffering from ignorance or just bow their necks when anybody has a different viewpoint from theirs or are just plain down outright liars. Since none of you three would say you are liars, then that throws you over into the hypocrite status.

One of the things that really hits me on the wrong side is the fact when a person is placed in an appointed position and are told straight out to stay off of social media; then violate that instruction not just once , twice, but many times. I do not agree with that, it is either childish or I will have my way irregardless of what anyone tells me. Both of those traits were on full display at the Election Board meeting last night. What will be the end of it, I honestly do not know; perhaps as someone stated "three strikes and you are out" will be the outcome. Don't hold your breathe til that happens; as the saying goes, elections do have consequences and we are suffering the consequences now with the BOE situation; the NCBOE is structured just like the county board because of the last Governor election. Of course, he has already given his view about the Pledge situation; it would be interesting to know what he thinks about what went on last night. One of his appointees vacates the scene, and two start saying the Pledge but quit half way through. Look at the video.
Mentioning learning things on this site and and other sites, all I know about the fellow across the river I have learned from social media; as far as I know, I have never met him. There are some things it is impossible to learn on social media, bit one thing is for sure; if we type it we better be man or woman enough to own.

Think I have the solution and it could work if some idiotic person did not go against Mother Bladen on this site or another site. The editor of the other site in Bladen has already taken care of that site. Here is the solution; it goes right along with the philosophy of one of the main players in this chase. I shall appoint myself to the board of elections and since I am under the same instructions the other members are already under(NO SOCIAL MEDIA) I will do as at least three of the board members have done and stay off social media. that will be a majority of four to two staying off social media and we will have the majority on every vote that comes before the board. Nah!!!! Don't think I will quit "cold turkey"( do love that commerical where the bird is trying to quit smoking cold turkey) but i will begin to cut back. After all, we have the Pledge being recited in the board of elections buiding and there is going to be some friction among the three democrats since two of them did recite part of the Pledge; but shucks, they did not follow flag etiquette by placing their hand over their heart. And you have a good evening.
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 02/12/2020 at 4:39 pm:
Mr. McIntyre,

Yes, several of that group use that name and laugh and make similar comments about him behind his back. It is really a sad little group of older men who think they are the big fish in this little pond. They huddle up and slap each other in the back and feel like big shots. They sit in our board meetings so happy to think they are intimidating us in some way. On both sides of the table. Pretty pathetic.

They are really just puppets whose strings are being pulled from the basement of the courthouse by people who laugh and make fun of them for doing their dirty work.
Herb P McIntyre Herb P McIntyre from Garland wrote on 02/12/2020 at 3:59 pm:
Ms. Sheppard,

GC does seem to be suffering from some type of mental disturbance. He seems to search out a Master to whom he follows blindly. He also seems to be willing to do and say almost anything to be the center of attention. It is really a strange set of characteristics for a man of that age. I suspect he has no awareness that he is being used. One of his Republican friends asked me if I knew I was dealing with the Village Idiot. So it appears they know that they have a useful tool.

Probably the most effective way to deal with him is just to ignore him. I did that for quite awhile, but with all the recent turmoil I seem to have forgotten how effective that strategy is.
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Herl, NC wrote on 02/12/2020 at 3:40 pm:
Mr. Butler,

If you just ignore him it makes him even crazier. Give it a try.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 02/12/2020 at 3:25 pm:
You are some body to write to anybody about impugning somebody's character. Remember, she is the owner of this site and she can use it as she sees fit, to included allowing people like you and the perverts to put things on the Guestbook. You are biting the hand that feeds you an opportunity to communicate with people in your home county. Mrs. Smith is impugning no ones character, think about that before you send some more of your Nazi propaganda down the pike. What has happened to you. You are impugning your Sunday school teacher. Shame, shame, shame on you. But then again, you would have loved to a witnessed the total disregard for the Constitution, veterans, and American Bladen loving citizens there. It was all done by one of your socialist, progressive, sell America down the river democrats. However, the prayer/Pledge forced this individual out of the meeting room. And you talk about impugning someones character. Got to go now and GOOGLE impugn and see how it is defined, probably restricted to the Charlotte area after it has gotten done with an ole farm boy from Bladen County.
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 02/12/2020 at 12:35 pm:
Mr. McIntyre,

I suggest "Charlotte's Web".

GC Bryan has followed me around the internet for six years, responding to every single comment I make, posting personal information about me, harassing me endlessly, and now he makes comments about "sticking their nose into other people's business" (sic)?
Can he really be that hypocritical? Or maybe he just thinks he is 'spe ial'.
William Butler William Butler from Charlotte wrote on 02/12/2020 at 11:53 am:
Correction Charlotte, Paul McCartney wrote "Let it be". Listen to it, it will be good for your Soul...❤
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 02/12/2020 at 11:47 am:
As President Ronald Reagan would say, "there you go again"!
The ban word only applies to the other site in Bladen. In fact, the word "banned" appears if one who has been banned tries to enter a post on an article. You are right, don't see why any news site would ban a reader of articles that appear on the site. AND you have not seen anywhere where I said Ms. Smith was going to ban anyone from her site. Although, from my standpoint; I don't understand why she would not. The Guestbook format is great and I appreciate it on Bladenonline. To me it is sort of like the old time Letters To The Editor section of print papers. One does have to scroll, scroll, scroll sometimes to get to the "good" comments, but that is just the nature of the internet. I have absolutely No desire to get involved in anything that has to do with the State Board of Elections. In listening to
some of their telephone meetings, it is evident we have smarter people on the local board than most of those who serve up in Raleigh. Man, do they ever have resignations and people taken off of that board. We don't have any problems compared to what they have up there; the only problem we have is trying to get them to help us with certain people on our local board. Of course, they have 100 boards to be concerned with whereas we only have one.

Can't fathom why anyone would constantly check the legal calendar. But it has been documented why one person checks it out very often. No doubt, that individual does not like it when people delve into their business; however, they seem to thrive on sticking their nose into other peoples business. If the names on the court calendar look familiar to an individual, they must hang around people that are constantly in trouble legally and even with drug problems. Not my cup of tea.
William Butler William Butler from Charlotte wrote on 02/12/2020 at 11:31 am:
Charlotte Smith seems to have personal vendettas against two of the Board of Elections members. Why else would she impugn them ?

Charlotte you're embarrassing yourself and Bladen County. Let it be, please. They mean you no harm !

I'll guarantee you that Mr. Robert would have never sold Bladen online to you if he'd known that you would use it dor impugning the character and reputation of ANY Bladen County citizen(s). He is a gentleman and a Jesus following Christian. He's just not built to harm others. For his sake if for no one else's. In the words of John Lennon "LET IT BE"...
Herb P McIntyre Herb P McIntyre from Garland wrote on 02/12/2020 at 10:59 am:
GC

Do you plan to file the next complaint with the State BOE? I mean it is your turn and it does sound like you have many grievances

The Bladen Journal and WWAYTV both had very different reporting than Charlotte's media (Not sure what to call it). Is she planning to start banning people from reading the BOL? I would have thought that she benefitted from an increased number of people logging on here. But if she wants to Ban me…. Well that is fine! It is getting to be a very difficult site to navigate, unless you have herpes, HIV, or need a spell caster.
Patsy Sheppard Patsy Sheppard from Tar Heel, NC wrote on 02/12/2020 at 10:51 am:
Public information is a wonderful thing. It is right there for everyone to see. All you have to do is look.

As it happens, I check the court schedules regularly to see when those people indicted for election fraud will be making court appearances. I see lots of familiar names on the court calendar, and far too many of them for drug crimes and theft to support their addiction. Often times the same names over and over.

That information is published weeks in advance.

Don't accuse me of wrongdoing just because you are completely uninformed.
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 02/12/2020 at 10:26 am:
QUESTION??

How does a member of the Board of Elections know a day before the information is released to the public that a person will appear in court on a drug related charge. Don't reckon they were checking someone else out and just ran across it, do you. The State Board of Elections just might be interested in that tidbit of information considering they have already admonished this board member about posting on social media. Just conjecturing, BUT how was it known a day before the news was released to the public. Don't think we have a "leaker" in Bladen County, do we?
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 02/12/2020 at 10:08 am:
My distinguished socialist progressive democrat friend. Why would a person want to read any news site that has just banned him for the second time. And why do you folks continue to try to tell Mrs. Smith what to write on HER news site. Sounds pretty close to infringing on her first amendment right. The Pledge still has not be recited during the Board of Elections meeting; for it to be so it would have to be after the meeting has been gaveled to order. It will be interesting to see how the governor and state board of elections views this. Also, how they will view two of the democrats saying part of the Pledge and then stopping before it was completed. If things go exactly as they suppose to(and I believe that is how the three democrat members of the board want it to go; I know that is how the two Republican members want it to go) then things would work a lot smoother.

You socialist progressive democrats are still taking advantage of Mrs. Smith's site, yet you downplay her coverage of the very things you are taking advantage of on her site. Why don't you folks who love to spout off NAZI propaganda, just move on over to the other site in Bladen County. You would be back before long; because you three would be banned also. Check that, two; because the editor may not have lifted the ban on the Pledge protester. Real good site over there, but not the best that Bladen has to offer. You are taking advantage of the best while playing up the not so best. Does that sound a "whole lot out of whack". Wonder if the three democrat members will have a Prisoner of War flag burning ceremony for the beautiful POW flag that was just presented to the board.

Thought it was a nice touch that the American Flag was finally in its rightful proper place at the meeting last night. Check that, it has been observed that one of the board members got her measuring tape out and diagnosed that the flag was 1/4 of an inch off of where it was suppose to be. Nary a word though.

Just what is the difference in an elected board and an appointed board when it comes to such things as the agenda of the meetings. If there is no printed agenda, does that not open up the floor for questions ANYTIME during the meeting. Then if that happens, the chair will call the "gestoppo" to get order restored. The word in the last sentence is probably misspelled since my spell check has blown up; however, one of the socialist democrats that has been listing his 10 propaganda techniques used by the democrat party can probably give the correct spelling. In fact that may be the #6. technique; will will see since I believe that is next one up the NAZI line. Unbelievable.

Tomorrow we begin the process to elect the new leaders of our Republic. BE SURE and VOTE. And be sure and go by the board of elections and pay homage to the prisoner of war flag. Do you democrats have your flags flying at half staff? The governor has so ordered for another hero that has fallen. God rest his soul.

Thank you Ms. Smith for putting up with me and them. Wish you well on the tlephone conference call Friday at 2 PM. And thank you for your coverage of Bladen County events. The "best" already and we haven't even gotten to the end yet.
Herb P McIntyre Herb P McIntyre from Garland wrote on 02/11/2020 at 10:51 pm:
Sounds like the Bladen Journal gives a much fairer presentation of what went on tonight at the BOE meeting. Ms. Charlotte Smith is doing her best to stir things up. Her headline simply says that the Pledge was not said, that did not make much sense when you watch the video. Sounds like what upset her was that Ms. Thompson said “The Meeting is Called to Order” in what she feels is the wrong place. It strikes me as a awful lot of ceremony for such a tiny 10 min meeting.

GC
Read the Bladen Journal for an explanation of the lack of an agenda at an appointed board meeting. You are still allowed to read the BJ.... right...
G C Bryan G C Bryan from Bladenboro wrote on 02/11/2020 at 10:47 pm:
You and those of your ilk would probably not leave the room during the pledge of allegiance to the Nazi flag. You were on display tonight for all those who attended. What did you do during your hiatus to the hallway during the reciting of the Pledge? Get consoled by your spouse. You really need to have a talk with him about walking around the inside of the Board of Elections building while the meeting was going on. Why there was a seat on the row that I was on between two black ladies that he could have taken.

See your cohort is still on his Nazi propaganda rage. Sometimes I wonder about him. His description of what went on in NAZI Germany sounds just like a current description of the democrat party

If you think anyone would believe anything you would put on this site about a veteran or about what a veteran said, you better think again. Did you tear up the Copy of the Constitution that your veteran gave you and throw it in his face? You know like one of your parties leaders did after the SOTU message. The only surpise I got from her actions was that she didn't tear up the government property while she stomped out of the Speakers Chair and stumbled over Vice President Pence's feet going down from the podium.


It would really surprise me if you even knew a veteran. There were a bunch of them there tonight, why didn't you take a poll about what they think of you and what you think of the majority of the people in Bladen county.

By the way, Ms. Belle and Ms. Thompson better be on the lookout for you in the future for them standing for the Pledge. It is a known fact that people drop into a different class when they disagree with you, regardless of how much they may think you think of them.

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