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Final few days of 2019 … remember the year 2000 and all the confusion about changing from 1999 … Nothing like that now … just another year…

NFL regular season ended late last night … San Francisco 26 – Seattle Seahawks 21. Playoffs begin, and it will be Super Bowl time shortly.

A reminder of the ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. celebrating a new home for BladenOnline and Cape Fear Heating and Cooling … now located at 1110 South Poplar Street, Elizabethtown. All are welcome … actually from 4 to 6 p.m.

Interested in being part of a non-profit-network of volunteer weather observers that measure and report precipitation amounts? If you would like to join and play an active role in meteorological reporting and research using inexpensive equipment in your own backyard, then CoCoRaHS is for you. It’s a nationwide effort, based at Colorado State University. … GOOGLE CoCoRaHS newtwork. … It was a CoCoRaHS volunteer that reported a staggering 35.93″ of rainfall near Elizabethtown during Hurricane Florence. There are over 6,500 observers in 26 states, including 184 active volunteers in the Wilmington area … but very few in rural areas that includes Bladen County. Just thought I would share…

It is a special day at the Hester household … a young nurse from the Bluefield area near Clarkton and an employee at Top Mode Mfg in Elizabethtown (originally from the Zion Hill community near Bladenboro) were married … 59 years ago. Congratulations to my bride for putting up with me all those years. … The road ahead not likely to be as long as the road already traveled…

Today’s weather forecast indicates showers and thunderstorms early, cloudy, with a high in the mid to upper 70s and windy, gusts up to 23 mph. New rainfall amounts near a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

“Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye.” Thomas Fuller

“No matter how love-sick a woman is, she shouldn’t take the first pill that comes along.” Joyce Brothers

“It is an extra dividend when you like the girl you’ve fallen in love with.” Clark Gable

“Golf and dating don’t mix.” Larry David

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