04/24/2019
  • 4:49 pm NICA racers return to Brown’s Creek Bike Trail in Bladen County
  • 4:34 pm Phase II ahead of schedule in downtown Elizabethtown
  • 2:40 pm UNCW presents a two-night celebration featuring selections from operas and operettas
  • 2:38 pm Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association Plays At Deercroft
  • 2:35 pm State Superintendent Mark Johnson Announces $2 million in Federal Grant Aid to Districts and Schools Affected by 2018 Hurricanes
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Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While ShavingJust thinking out loud.

When I was serving as County Commissioner in the 70s & 80s, some of my most conservative friends were constantly reminding me, ‘you cannot spend yourself into prosperity.’

And former Lt. Gov. Jimmy Green speaking on more than one occasion would remind listeners that when we see an urgent call for tax reform, someone was expecting a better deal and others would be paying more.

If the local, state or federal budget total is not less, it’s called shifting the tax burden.  Hang on!

And speaking of taxes, today is the last day to take advantage of a ‘whopping’ 1% tax break on local property taxes.  A penny saved is a penny earned.

Labor Day is less than a week away.

Expect remnants of Hurricane Harvey in our area over the next 72 hours, nothing like what has happened in Texas and Louisiana.  Hopefully just some rain and little breezy through first part of weekend.

And in football, Desmond Bryant, cut recently by the Cleveland Browns will have a tryout with the Seattle Seahawks over the coming days. There is more football in the big defensive lineman.

Farrell Murchison and the Winston Salem State Rams open play at UNC-Pembroke at 3 p.m. today. He is listed as No. 2 running back on the Rams depth chart.

Locally, North Brunswick football team plays at East Bladen Friday night and Midway plays at West Bladen. Both local teams are 1-0 after last week’s play.

There is so much high school sports activity and we have the complete schedule. Click on Sports and scroll to bottom of page. All local activity is listed for both high schools.

I believe that summer is our time, a time for the people and that no politician should be allowed to speak to us during summer. They can start talking again after Labor Day. Lewis Black

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