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Love this time of the year, between Christmas and New Years.  Less pressure on schedule, at least at the Hester household.

Enjoy friends and family time together, the tasty leftovers, clean up the mess, catch up on college football, just a more relaxed pace.

Looking back, good year…one interesting change in my latest Drivers License Renewal.  Took care of online.  Huge difference from first time, back in the mid 50s.

A reminder that 2018 Property Taxes were due September 1, 2018, however no interest due ’til January 8, 2019.  In short, pay your taxes on or before Monday, January 7 without interest being added.  After that date, more expensive.  That is a state law….

Bad news related to recent election continues to be spread across the state and nation.  NOT GOOD…Shame on all who caused the black-eye for the area, individuals and organizations.

College Bowl games continue this weekend…

Today…..Independence Bowl, Temple vs Duke, 1:30 PM on ESPN

Saturday…..Belk Bowl in Charlotte…South Carolina vs Virginia, 12 PM on ABC

Saturday….Cotton Bowl, Clemson vs Notre Dame, 4 PM on ESPN

Saturday….Orange Bowl, Alabama vs Oklahoma, 8 PM on ESPN

Monday, December 31, Gator Bowl, NC State vs Texas A&M, 7:30 PM on ESPN

There are many others, GOOGLE college football games…

The NC State game will be followed closely by many locals.  One of the star defensive lineman hails from Bladen County.  Larrell Murchison, 6-4, 277 pound strong side defensive end from Elizabethtown picked up a couple of team awards recently, including outstanding defensive lineman.  Good player, better person…A good bet, mom, dad and twin brother will be in Jacksonville, Florida cheering for the Wolfpack…

Huge improvement at the New York Stock Exchange yesterday, hopefully it will continue, still a long way to get back to where it has been.

My New Year’s resolution is to help all my friends gain ten pounds so I look skinner (fat chance).

I love it when they drop the ball in Times Square.  It’s a nice reminder of what I did all year.

A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.

robert g hester



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