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Bladen County commissioners meet this evening, usual meeting place and time, 6:30 PM in their meeting room downstairs in the courthouse.  The meeting is open to the public.  Can almost guarantee, nothing really controversial.  The way it has always been just hours prior to an election.

17 voting sites across the county will be open from 6:30 AM ’til 7:30 PM Tuesday for those who did not vote early.  Republicans receive a Republican ballot, Democrats a Democratic ballot and unaffiliated must decide between R and D. Winners move on to the November General Election, losers ‘lick their wounds, pick up signs and return to a normal pre-election routine.”

Elizabethtown – White Lake Chamber of Commerce will meet at 12 noon Tuesday at the Cape Fear Farmers Market.

The Hester weather station and the National Weather Service recorded approximately .30 inches of rainfall early Sunday morning.  Could use much more.

Mothers Day upcoming next Sunday, lest you forget.

White Lake Water Festival dates are May 18-20.  For more info, call chamber office at 910-862-4368.

The 11th Annual Bob Hester Family Reunion will be held Saturday, May 19th from 11 AM until 3 PM at Bladenboro Community Building on Elm Street.  Food will be catered.  Contact Herman Hester at PO Box 251, Gastonia, NC 28053, call 704-864-4871 or email hermanhester38@gmail.com.  All are welcomed to attend.

BladenOnline stats returned to near normal, after several weeks of extremely high numbers.  Good week, not great, little earth-shattering news, but still a strong week for April 29-May 5.

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886: Smithfield Foods to appeal nuisance lawsuit verdict.

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I remember thoughts I had as a successful candidate for County Commissioners many, many years ago.  Run hard, run scared and do not slow or stop until you cross the finish line.

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.  George Jean Nathan

Elections are when people find out what politicians stand for, and politicians find out what people will fall for.  Alfred E. Neuman

I will feel equality has arrived when we can elect to office women who are as incompetent as some of the men who are already there.  Maureen Reagan

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