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Thoughts While Shaving for August 2

Coach and County Commissioner Russell Priest will be laid to rest today … Funeral services to be held on the East Bladen baseball field … Details on our Obit page … Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home…

We need rain, but not sure we need all that is likely to fall over the next 72 hours … Hurricane Isaias is traveling up the coast and is expected to bring lots of wind and rain.

The forecast for today … Sunny, with a high near 95. South wind 6 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Tonight … A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 a.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. South wind 6 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph, and a 30% chance of precipitation.

Monday, a chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 7 a.m. High near 86. Southwest wind around 7 mph and a 90% chance of rain with new rainfall amounts between quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday night … Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 73 and a 70% chance of rainfall with new amounts in the 3 to 4 inches possible.

Tuesday, Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible…

Check in with the National Weather Service website for updates, as well as other local sources … TV, radio, and BladenOnline…

Church services in one form or another today at churches in the area … Tune in or drive in … or drive in and tune in.

“Don’t confuse your path with your destination. Just because it’s stormy now doesn’t mean that you aren’t headed for sunshine.”

“Sometimes you just have to bow your head, and say a prayer and weather the storm.”

“Don’t wait for things to get better. Life will always be complicated. Learn to be happy right now, otherwise you’ll run out of time.”

robert g hester

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