03/18/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 11:40 pm This Day in History – March 18
  • 11:39 pm Thoughts While Shaving
  • 11:36 pm Track & Field West Bladen Second in 3-Team TRC Meet
  • 6:29 pm Tyre Boykin and Javant McDowell Named All-Three Rivers Conference
  • 6:18 pm Middle School Softball Wayne Preparatory 12, Emereau Charter 11
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Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While ShavingWhen I check the headlines, I am amazed…with the good that is ongoing.  But sometimes, in fact many times, the bad news is overwhelming.

Examples of bad…Wallace, NC pastor facing indecent liberties, statutory rape charges.  IRS confirms thieves have stolen tax info from 100,000 or more, Clinton officer charged with passing a stopped school bus.  Council man arrested on drug, weapon charges, Sad…
Examples of good…Bladen County Relay for Life this weekend at Elizabethtown Middle School football field; Bladen VFW distribute poppies; the Bladen Baptist churches recent, “Pushing Back the Dark”, and many more such activities.
This week is not the busiest time of the year, but next week activities pick up….
One exception is the budget meeting for Bladen County Commissioners and the local Board of Education.  The meeting is tomorrow (Thursday) at 1 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Office.  The two boards have about a month to complete their budget process… Much depends on the state legislature…and the chances of a state budget being approved by then may be less likely.  House has approved and budget has been sent to Senate.  Normally, the most difficult part of the process is the time between both houses approval and the final approval…not uncommon for an extended period of time of haggling, debating…My point is Commissioners and Board of Ed can take care of the local decisions, but much will not be known until the state budget is approved.
Congressman David Rouzer is on the move…The first term 7th District Representative is either in Washington or traveling in the district.  The first term must be the most difficult…so much to do and having to run for re-election every two years, must always be aware of the next election…just a year away.
Check our article near bottom of news page related to Bladen Mission 2015…great project for youth and adults…dates are June 14 through June 18th.
He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree.
He who fails to prepare, prepares to fail.
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.  Benjamin Franklin
Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.  Blaise Pascal
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