• 5:57 am Thoughts While Shaving for July 22
  • 9:07 pm This Day in History for July 22
  • 8:10 pm SWAC 10U State Championship: Randolph County 7, Bladen County 5
  • 6:09 pm SWAC 12U State Championship: Moore County 7, Bladen County 4
  • 2:18 pm SWAC 16U State Championship: Henderson-Vance 7, Bladen County 6
Thoughts While Shaving
Thoughts While ShavingThe 37th edition of the White Lake Water Festival is fast approaching….A complete line-up of events is available by clicking on the Water Festival ad on this page.  A Classic Car Cruise-In and Street Dance highlight the Friday activities…and Saturday is jam-packed with fun events for the entire family, including the Annual Parade beginning at 10 a.m.
One of our longtime industries made big news yesterday.  Danaher, Bladen County’s second largest employer, announced they were buying Pall Corp for $13.6 billion and restructuring the company.  We have linked to one of the articles in our Region section…. 
I was rambling through the Internet yesterday and discovered that Danaher is named after Danaher Creek in Montana where the Rales brothers, Steven and Mitchell went fishing.  The Rales Brothers have continually expanded the company…and we hope a part of the re-structuring will include an expansion in Bladen…To soon to know anything…After all, they just made the announcement, yesterday…..Re-structuring is expected to take about 2 years.
Speaking of industries, Kurary, the new owners of part of the former DuPont properties in Bladen, have been on Houston, Texas Best and Brightest list of companies for the second year in a row.  Kurary recently leased a large building in the Elizabethtown Industrial Park for a distribution center…..We welcome them all.
How about the most recent weather….after the storm, it has been a beautiful few days…a little warm but good.
Another full weekend is on the Bladen agenda….we have many listed on our Events section.
My mom told us years ago that an ‘Idle mind was a devil’s workshop.’
For some social media, think my mom would classify as malicious gossip.  
One should examine oneself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others.–Moliere
Whatever you condemn, you have done yourself.–Georg Groddeck
That which we call sin in others is experiment for us.–Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hypocrite: the man who murdered both his parents…pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.–Abraham Lincoln.
robert g hester