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thoughts while shavingNFL game results from Monday Night … Cincinnati Bengals 34 – Jacksonville Jaguars 31 (OT) … Jags QB Trevor Lawrence suffered what appeared to be an ankle injury late in the game … More info later today related to the injury. Lawrence, a former Clemson Tiger, is one of the bright young stars in the NFL.

A reminder related to the upcoming primary elections … Filing for local, state and federal offices is underway … More info at the Bladen County Board of Elections … County Commissioners, Board of Education and other local, state and federal positions will be on the ballot. Deadline for filing is Friday, December 23. Primary elections will be held March 5, 2024. Remember when elections were held in May and June, if 2nd primary was needed. The General election will be held in November … (String it out for nearly a year) … Determined by the NC legislature … If you have interest, best to stop by the local Board of Elections located behind the Elizabethtown Post Office…

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down yesterday…

Lewis D. Smith is one of Bladen’s best providers of historical info … and he shares with BOL from time to time … Latest included the Virginia and Carolina Southern Railroad Company local schedule for Lumberton-Hope Mills run and Elizabethtown-St Pauls schedule … The later schedule included stops in Old Dundee, Tobemorey, Duart, Tar Heel, Dublin and Elizabethtown … plus several more … included time of arrival and departure, location and distance between stops … Lesser known stops included Regan, Perth, Berwick and there were a few more … to pick up and discharge passengers. FYI … When I moved to Elizabethtown in the late 50s-early 60s, the rail track was located between the Peanut Plant and WBLA, along, or near the street nearest to the E-town Armory … Thanks, sir, for sharing…

Yesterday’s high temp for the area was 68 degrees. Overnight low was near 40.

Sunny today with a high near 62. Mostly clear tonight with a low around 40. Wednesday, a slight chance of showers before 1 p.m. Mostly sunny with a high near 54 … windy, gusts as high as 21 mph and a 20% chance of precipitation…

“If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you.”

“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.”

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” Maya Angelou

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