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Thoughts While ShavingWatch for children along the roadway today, waiting for the bus.  First day of a new school year and lots of energy.

The 2017 summer season is ‘winding down” at White Lake.  A reminder, a week from today is Labor Day.

Years ago, Labor Day, Back to School and tobacco markets going ‘full blast.’  Today, no tobacco markets.  I enjoyed listening to the chant of the auctioneer.  A trip to the market was reward for a task fulfilled.

I enjoy our weekly and monthly reports for BladenOnline.  Data is collected by a regional source, results are shared, and the news continues to be good, very good last week.

We had a couple of days when page views topped 30,000, and we need just over 50,000 now through Thursday, August 31, 2017 to surpass 600,000 page views for the month, for only the 5th time.  Here are some of the highlights:

Aug. 20-26, 2017
Page views: 157,236
Visits: 29,243

Aug. 20-26, 2016
Page views: 96,368
Visits: 18,782

Our All-Time high for Weekly page Views:
177,077  Jan 3-9, 2016

Last week’s 157,236 total barely missed the All Time Top 10.

All are awesome numbers for a FREE On-Line news source for rural Bladen County.

Most Read Stories (last week)
7,083:  Guilty on all counts
6,340:  Bladen Sheriff’s Office – can you identify this person?
4,588:  Lisbon threatening letter under investigation
3,893:  Large amount of counterfeit money found on highway
2,870:  Pretrial motions heard
2,673:  Bladen Young Professionals – Helping people to keep their smiles
2,574:  Testimony gets emotional in Montise Mitchell murder trial
1,797:  Beauty tips from a Bladen pro – Curley Guy Dawan Pearson
1,198:  Officials – lots of improvements being made in Elizabethtown
1,097:  Smithfield Foods invests $100 million, adds approximately 250 new jobs.

Keep up with the BladenOnline local news on our website, on Facebook and Twitter.

Thanks to you, our numbers continue to climb and after 9 1/2 years of covering local news, our promise to you: The Best Is Yet To Come.

Call 910-876-5393 to place an ad for your business on BladenOnline.

Good news rarely comes in a brown envelope.  Henry Goldsmid

Go where the money is!  Sutton’s Law (Willie Sutton-convicted bank robber)

Before borrowing from a friend, decide which you need most.  Proverb

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