04/17/2024
Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com
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thoughts while shavingEver get the feeling, time is flying by. Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, Washington’s Birthday … just a few days before March 2024?

Checking the weather forecast … Partly sunny today (church day), then gradually becoming sunny with a high near 55. Mostly clear tonight with a low around 37 … Monday, mostly clear, high near 70, windy … Monday night, partly sunny with a low around 48.

Average high for February is 59, average low near 36. March … average high 67, low 45. Headed to spring time, when life begins anew…

ACC basketball scores … a surprise or two…
Wake Forest 83 – Duke 79
UNC 54 – Virginia 44
NC State 81 – Boston College 70
Clemson 74 – Florida State 63
Georgia Tech 80 – Miami (Fl) 76
Pittsburgh 79 – Virginia Tech 64
Syracuse 88 – Notre Dame 85

The ACC men’s basketball tournament is scheduled for March 7-11 at Greensboro, NC.

NASCAR racing today – Atlanta Motor Speedway…
Michael McDowell on the pole
2nd fastest qualifier was Joe Logano … followed by Kyle Busch, Todd Gilliland and Kyle Larson…

PGA – 2024 Mexico Open leader is Jake Knapp … He has a four-stroke lead going into the final round. Many regulars appear to be sitting this one out.

MLB spring training is underway … Yesterday’s results … winners were Arizona over Colorado 6-2, Houston 7 – Washington 4.
Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins, one of today’s matches … Starting pitcher for the Nationals is Columbus County native MacKenzie Gore. Game time is 1:10 p.m.

Political headline … Donald Trump won big in South Carolina yesterday, soundly defeating former SC Governor Nikki Haley, who promises to continue the primary fight … NC primary date is March 5, 2024. Early voting is underway … Check with local Election officials for time and place.

Today is Sunday (Church Day) and as in the past … Churches throughout the county welcome all to worship with them.

Deaths of loved ones cause some soul searching for family and friends.

“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than the things I haven’t done.” Lucille Ball

“Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” Maya Angelou

“A dead end is just a good place to turn around.” Naomi Judd

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