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Don’t like me when I wake up earlier than normal, toss and tumble, go the bathroom, back to bed, toss and tumble, just get up and begin a new day early, real early.

Enjoy watching golf on TV. … Great young talent … think of days gone by when big names included Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Lee Trevino. 2019 PGA Player of the Year is Brooks Koepka> He edged out Rory Mcllroy.

Early voting continues for a new 9th District Congressman. The major candidates are both named Dan … Republican is Dan Bishop from Mecklenburg County and the Democrat candidate is Dan McGready who resides in Union County (Monroe area). The special election is set for Tuesday, September 10.

Understand dikes in the Kelly area are being repaired. More work to be done. … Hopeful the Corps of Engineers will assume maintenance responsibilities once repairs are completed.

Towns and the county greatly concerned about loss of population … has a direct effect on state related funding … education, human services and other type services where funding is shared by local and state government.

New Hanover residents are concerned about proposal by commissioners to sell their hospital. Guess we all like stability in our health care services. … Many from Bladen use the services as well.

Reading a good book by Tim Green, former NFL lineman. After retirement he became an author and today suffers from ALS. He was featured recently on “60 Minutes,” the CBS news show. The book is ‘The Dark Side of the Game.’

“A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.” Hugh Downs

One thing about being wrong is the joy it brings to others.

I went alone on our honeymoon. My wife had already seen Niagara Falls.

robert g hester

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