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Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While ShavingThink about expressions I heard as a youngster, example: So & so is feeling his/her oats.  Feeling good about themselves, sometimes boasting or bragging.

We will likely have some of the hottest temps of 2018 today, SaturdaySunday and Monday.  Highs expected to be in the low to mid 90s each day.

Sunday is Mother’s Day.  A card, a visit, a nice gift, maybe a meal at her favorite restaurant, is appropriate, lest you forget.

Some changes coming to the area.  Work has resumed at the old E-town Post Office site after stops and starts due to numerous unforeseen issues.  Hopefully, work completed and tenants in place before Santa’s arrival. It will feature small office space.

The old E-town Rescue Squad building, near the hospital, was flooded out when Hurricane Mathew came calling.  It will be leveled, and the old Chevrolet (GMC) store on West Broad is scheduled to be replaced with a new Fire/EMS facility.  A nice upgrade for that part of downtown E-town.

Some upgrades in the Bladenboro area are also on the radar screen.  Hopefully, an announcement soon.  And,  more job announcement for the Clarkton area in coming weeks and months.  Smithfield Food’s, new addition in the Tar Heel area, appears to be moving forward.  A couple of hundred jobs, maybe more.

Bladen is on the move.

Congratulations to Alex Munroe, UNCP’s Business Person of the Year.  Munroe has developed and operates Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery in the Industrial Park.  And, to Hannah DeVane, East Bladen senior soccer star, recently named WECTs Athlete of the Week. BladenOnline does a good job covering, especially high school student activities.

Treatment of White Lake has resumed, after being approved, again by the state.  Looking forward to improvements to a favorite vacation location for many, as well as year-round home for others.

Blueberry and strawberry growers appear to have good crops.  Big red berries are now available at several locations, with blueberries still a few weeks away, but on schedule.

A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.  Chinese Proverb

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.  Joseph Addison

Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.  Ronald Reagan

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