05/19/2019
  • 8:50 am Thoughts While Shaving for May 19
  • 1:27 am This Day in History for May 19
  • 1:22 am Bladen County Headlines … 35 Years Ago
  • 1:17 am Obituary: Clarence Angus Ferguson
  • 1:05 am Where Should I Play Golf … And What Does It Cost?
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Thoughts While Shaving

For those who have been in the area for a few years…remember Kent Dunn?  He came to Bladen fresh out of broadcasting school in Sanford…The Roxboro native arrived at WBLA…must have been in the late 70s, maybe early 80s…After a few years he accepted a position with the Beasley Media Group in Raleigh and he has enjoyed a very successful career, primarily in Augusta, Ga. and the Tampa, Florida area.  Kent was recently named Regional Vice-President of the Beasley group Augusta and Fayetteville-based Radio properties.  The Fayetteville stations include WUKS, WFLB, WZFX, WZFX HD2, WAZZ and WKLM, all FM stations.  Congratulations to Mr. Dunn…

Remember John Tomlin?  He was a Concord, NC native, if my memory is correct, graduated from NC State and came to WBLA.  He was the first news person at the station.  Stayed a year or so, decided to move to Boston to work on his Master’s degree.  He has done well, currently involved in This Old House series as Director and Producer.  Other shows for which he was Executive Director include Puppy Bowl for Animal Planet, Day and Date for CBS, and A Current Affair for Fox.

There were many who came our way that have done well, but none more successful than Dunn and Tomlin.

A reminder of the fund-raiser for Murray Hester at the Historical Building in Bladenboro, Saturday, March 16, from 4-7 p.m.  BBQ plates will be served for $7, and donations are welcomed and encouraged.  Raffle tickets for a gun and a grill will be available.  Murray is a life-long resident of the area, suffering from serious health issues.

More indictments recently in the ongoing local elections fiasco. State and feds apparently still investigating.  Will be good to move on, but bad publicity likely to linger for a while.  New election will probably be over long before the verdicts are determined.

I asked my North Korean friend how it was there, he said he couldn’t complain.

People who want to share their religious or political views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.

Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?

robert g hester

rgh4612@gmail.com

910-876-2322

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