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Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While ShavingA reminder of the Annual Kelly Spring Festival being held today at the ballpark in Kelly, NC.  The Parade begins at 10 AM.  Crafts, delicious food and music featuring North Tower Band beginning at 11 AM.  For more info Google kellyvolunteerfiredepartment@gmail.com.

Other events on the calendar:

Cape Fear Shad Festival @ Lock & Dam #1, East Arcadia

Child Abuse Awareness Event on the Bladen County Courthouse lawn, 12 to 2 PM today.

Monday, 4:30 PM, Bladen County Commissioners meet to continue work on FY 2018-19 budget.

Friday, May 4, 11AM – 11 PM,  Annual Relay for Life Event at E-town Middle School athletic field.

Early voting continues for another week, prior to May 8th primary election.

Recent headlines, some good, some not so good:

NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray escapes serious injury in brutal Talladega practice crash.

Bill Cosby found guilty, not likely to spend any time in prison.

Federal judge appoints special master to review material seized from Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.

Meanwhile, back on the ranch……..

My favorite, Joey Price resigns as St. James football coach.  One of the all time great NC high school football coaches, his teams have won 5 state championships, is leaving to be a full-time pastor at Oak Dale Baptist Church in Loris, SC where he has been serving as the interim pastor.  The News Reporter article quoted Price, “I feel like I’ve been called to do something different in my life.  It’s something I’ve struggled with……..I still love football and I love being a football coach, but I can’t put the time to them both.”…….Price did not completely rule out returning to coaching in some capacity in the future.  His son, JP, was recently named head football coach at Whiteville High School.  Joey made a name for himself in football at South Columbus and Wallace-Rose Hill.  Think we need more Joey Price type individuals.

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.  Oscar Wilde

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but to test a man’s character, give him power.  Abraham Lincoln

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.  Thomas Jefferson

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