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  • 10:46 pm This Day in History for January 22
  • 10:23 pm JV Boys Basketball: East Bladen 52, West Brunswick 33
  • 10:20 pm Boys Basketball: West Brunswick 43, East Bladen 30
  • 10:14 pm Dear Mom and Dad: Cool it
  • 4:40 pm We Are All One Humanity 
Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While ShavingWATER FESTIVAL 2018 is underway.  Today (Friday) the annual Rotary International Golf Tournament begins at The Vineyard Golf Course, Classic cars will be on display at 6:30 PM and a street dance featuring Soul on the Beach is scheduled from 6 until 9 PM this evening, both at Goldston’s Beach.

Fun time continues all day long Saturday.  Bladen County Firefighters Association Honor Guard will be serving pancake plates from 7 ’til 10 AM Saturday and the annual Water Festival parade begins at 10 AM.  Miss North Carolina, Victoria Huggins is this years Grand Marshall.

White Lake Fire Department is holding their annual BBQ plate lunch beginning at 11 AM Saturday, always delicious and just $7.99 per plate.

Events are scheduled around the lake Saturday afternoon, Goldston’s Beach, Camp Clearwater, Highway 701 (old airport site).  Music and more music, something for everyone, all day long and into the night.

White Lake officials say the lake is good for swimming and boating.  Come, spend the day or the weekend at beautiful White Lake.  GOOGLE White Lake Water Festival for the entire lineup.  The 2018 event continues through Saturday midnight.

Oh, to be young again.  So many wonderful memories, we actually broadcast the parade a few years, a long time ago, pretty neat and in the early days (Blueberry Festival) General Motors would provide convertibles for volunteers to use.  That was kewl.

Thanks for the response to yesterday’s Thoughts.  Had several replies, mostly from older citizens who recalled their early days in Bladen County.  Always brings back memories.

The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.  Harriet Ann Jacobs

In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.  Mark Twain

If you do not sow in the spring you will not reap in the autumn.  Irish Proverb