05/23/2024
Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com
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thoughts while shavingIf you thought yesterday was a good day, weather-wise … You should really like today.

Today’s forecast is for sunny with a high temp near 88 … and windy … gusts as high as 15 mph. Mostly clear tonight with a low around 62. Looking ahead to Tuesday, mostly sunny with a high near 89 and less wind.

Same type weather for the remainder of the week, plus a chance of showers Sunday…

Uncle Sam expects to hear from you if you haven’t mailed your tax info … Today is April 15, deadline for filing 2023 tax info…

Bladen County Commissioners meet tonight, regular session … in the Commissioners meeting room at the Courthouse … And, another meeting, 5 p.m., Tuesday, same place to continue work on 2024-25 budget. It’s that time of the year for local governments…

MacKenzie Gore, Washington Nationals baseball pitcher, is off to a great start for the season … The Columbus County native had one of his best outings as a major league pitcher recently … He fanned the final 5 batters, tied his career best 11 strikeouts in 5 innings, in his third start of the season … He sports a 2-0 record with a 2.81 ERA. His fastball was clocked in the 96 and 97 mph range against the Oakland Athletics. The game was played in Oakland.

Reminder again … Continue to check the Events tab on our website for area activities … and if you have events to share, send them to BladenOnline.com.

Looking ahead … Summer time events are planned, White Lake activities should be increasing soon, Camp for the youngsters … Never a dull moment.

Second primary for local, state and federal offices May 14 … The General Election is slated for November…

Anyone else watch the Masters Golf match? … Beautiful location, many of the best golfers in the world competing for a ‘pot full’ of cash…

Keep hearing folks talking about inflation … One trip to most any retail outlet provides the proof … and it’s not the local merchants who are pocketing the increase…

Remember when a good hamburger was a quarter, your favorite soft drink was a nickel, maybe a dime … but the minimum pay scale was less than $5 an hour … all relevant … I suppose…

“Sweet April showers do bring May flowers.”

“It is one of those April days when the sun shines brighter, the wind blows cooler, and the summer comes nearer.”

“What does April mean to you?”

robert g hester
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