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Opinion: Thoughts While Shaving

Supporters of President Trump are pleased with his State of the Union address last night, and those who have little respect for him still have little respect, according to overnight polls.

He has had numerous successes, but sometime tends to overstate accomplishments, thus the huge divide.  If you loved him before, you no doubt thought it was great.  If you had little respect for him prior to, polls indicate not much to change your thought process.

Hopefully, the next year will be good for the USA, that is what’s important.

How about the weather over the past couple of days?  Just great and today should be more of the same.  Sunny skies, temps in the low 70s and a light east wind with gust up to 18 mph, becoming south later in the day.  Same type weather on Thursday and Friday.  Big change on Saturday with highs near 50.  Enjoy…

Our hot season (Bladen County) lasts for about 3.7 months, from May 27 to September 16, with an average daily high temp above 84 degrees.  The hottest day of the year (average) is July 19 with an average high of 91 degrees and low of 72 F.

Our cool season, according the National Weather Service, is from December 1 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 62 degrees.  The coldest day of the year (average) is January 29, low of 36 degrees and high of 55.

Stock market soared yesterday (Tuesday)

Visits to BladenOnline January 2019 were up 11 percent year-over-year and users up 2 percent, page views are down and have been so since the issue with the new publishing system in December.


January 2019: 130,007

January 2018: 117,471

MOST READ STORIES – January, 2019

9,207: Unified drug roundup leads to 27 arrests

5,877: Destructive fire at White Lake in Camp Clearwater

5,151: Bladen County election investigation links

3,985: Three more arrests in Operation Take Back Bladenboro

3,510: Elizabethtown truck driver missing since Lenoir County crash found.

3,342: Armed robbery occurs in Tar Heel store.

Again, thanks for your continued support since February 1, 2008.  And, our promise to you remains the same, The Best Is Yet To Come.

Abraham Lincoln on Honesty….If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

Jimmy Carter on perks of an Ex-Presidency…My esteem in this country has gone up substantially.  It is very nice that when people wave at me, they use all their fingers.

Ronald Reagan on dire circumstances….I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency—even if I’m in a Cabinet meeting.

Bill Clinton on management…..Being president is like running a cemetery: you’ve got a lot of people under you and nobody’s listening.

robert g hester


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