Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com
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thoughts while shavingInteresting weather Friday (yesterday) … Windy, gusts 30 plus mph, about a quarter of an inch of rain after 6 p.m. High temp was in the low 70s … More of the same today, minus the rain…

Sunny, today (Saturday), with a high near 73, wind gusts as high as 23 mph. Tonight, clear skies with a low around 47. Sunday (Church Day), sunny, with a high near 81, wind gusts in the 18 mph range … It’s springtime…

Looking ahead to early next week … Mostly sunny with temps in the mid to upper 80s…

This weekend and the next few days … very, very busy … Check our Events section of BladenOnline … Just seems this time of year, numerous special meetings by various groups … All important…

Bladen County Commissioners meet Monday, 6:30 p.m. … Special meetings also planned … Budget workshop time and search for new manager on the agenda … in addition to normal business.

On the political agenda, the 2nd Primary Election is set for May 14 … and the general election date is set for November…

Bladen County schools extra curricular calendars busy … John Clark covers all on our Sports Page.

How ’bout the Master’s golf, being played this week in Augusta, Georgia … A full field played 2nd round yesterday despite rain and wind … There is a three-way tie for the lead at the halfway point … Max Homa, Scottie Scheffler and Bryson DeChambeau all at 6-under par. Tiger Woods, a 5 time winner, made the cut, for the 24th consecutive time … He tees it up at 12:45 p.m. today. Leaders at 2:45 p.m.

The Stock Market had a great day Thursday, giving most of the gains back Friday.

“Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.” Jessica Harrelson

“A bloomin’ good time is what I call spring.”

“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

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