04/17/2024
Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com
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thoughts while shavingCheck our Sports Page for Girls and Boys basketball championship results … John Clark has it covered…

Checking weather for the previous 24 hours … Midnight to midnight … Yesterday’s high temp was 63 degrees, mid-afternoon Friday. Rainfall totals at the local airport … 1/2 inch…

Forecast for today … A chance of rain after 4 p.m. Increasing clouds, with a high near 62. Windy, gusts as high as 16 mph. Chance of rain, 20%.
Tonight, a slight chance of showers before 1 a.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 38 … Chance of rain is 20%.

Sunday (Church Day), sunny with a high near 58 … Monday, sunny with a high near 70 … Highs expected to be as high as 77 the first of the week.

Great weather for golf … Lots of play at the local course … Vineyard Golf near White Lake is in excellent condition, according to some of my golfing buddies, attracting players from near and far … Number of rounds per week, strong, but always room for others … friendly folks in charge…

Speaking of the area … Camping sites across the road from the golf course continue to grow by leaps and bounds…

I may have mentioned it before, but it’s worth repeating … Longtime high school and American Legion baseball coach Linwood Hedgepeth has been, or will be, inducted in to the NCHSAA Hall of Fame … Long overdue … Hedgepeth retired several years ago … Teams he coached were well prepared and very competitive … Bladen County youngsters participated in Legion ball … Several area players made it to the Majors … thanks to Coach Hedgepeth.

TAX time … Uncle Sam wants to hear from you … Early filing underway…

My wealthy friends are feeling good about the stock market this week … they tell me so…

Ladies and men’s college regular season play is nearing the end of this year’s basketball schedule…
Men’s selected schedule for today…
2 p.m., Boston College at NC State
2 p.m., Duke at Wake Forest
4 p.m., UNC at Virginia
7:45 p.m., Florida State at Clemson…

It’s Saturday, enjoy

“I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather … Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.”

“It takes a lot of balls to golf the way I do.”

“You know you’re a gardener when you’re happy to devote three months of your life growing tomatoes to save $1.27.”

robert g hester
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