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Thoughts While ShavingMuch has been spoken and written over the past few days about the late, former President, George H.W. Bush, one of the best equipped chief executives in my lifetime.  His longtime bride was also a huge asset.  How could you not like Barbara Bush?

Bladen County commissioners have a couple of meetings today, a Special Meeting at 5:30 PM and regular semi-monthly meeting at 6:30 PM.  One of the first items on the agenda for the regular session is the election of chair and vice-chair.  Sometimes, it is uneventful, but sometimes can get a little ‘testy’.

Late night NFL score, Steelers blew a big halftime lead, lost to Chargers 33-30.  Tonight Eagles vs Redskins.

I remember the process of selecting a Christmas tree as a youngster…Go into the woods and look for a small tree, usually not much debate, just happy to have a tree.  In the early years, there were no electric lights, a few big round colorful bulbs, and numerous home made decorations, some colored with crayons…Wonderful memories….Santa had less to deliver, fruit, nuts, maybe a ball or a doll…Always wanted a baseball glove, but apparently he ‘ran out’ before arriving at our house, or he had reason to doubt my letters telling him about my good conduct over the past year.

BladenOnline numbers were good last week, not record breakers, but very good.

Nov 25-Dec 1

Page views: 125,511

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Last week

Page views: 92,244

Visits: 18,558


4,546: Bladen church damaged by gunfire

3,733: Body discovered in search for missing Lumberton teen

2,067: Police search for felony larceny suspects

1,885: Ballot envelope seized from Bladen County Board of Elections

BladenOnline has already broken annual records in just about every category, with nearly a month to go in 2018.  Add your business to our line-up of satisfied customers.  Local folks serving local folks, that’s what we take pride in.  Thanks for your continued positive response.

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day.  Don’t clean it up too quickly.  Andy Rooney

The thing about Christmas is that it almost doesn’t matter what mood you’re in or what kind of a year you’ve had – it’s a fresh start.  Unknown

Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.  Winston Churchill

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