04/16/2024
Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com
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thoughts while shavingSpring officially arrives in about 3 weeks … but outside, it’s beginning to be spring-like…

Today’s forecast for Bladen and nearby areas … A slight chance of showers after noon. Partly sunny with a high near 71 … Wind from the south, gusts as high as 20 mph … 20% chance of showers…

Mostly cloudy tonight with a low around 60 … windy, gusting as high as 24 mph … Wednesday, partly sunny with a high near 79, wind gusts as high as 32 miles per hour … and a 60% chance of rain…

Big changes beginning Thursday … High near 57, low Thursday night around 37. Welcome to Bladen…

ACC basketball action last night … UNC 75 – Miami (Fla) 71.
Today’s men’s action…
7 P.M. Pitt at Clemson, Virginia Tech at Syracuse
9 P.M. NC State at Florida State, Wake Forest at Notre Dame
A full slate of ACC basketball Saturday.

Check our local sports page for high school basketball action … busy time…

Lots of play at Vineyard golf course … The course is in excellent condition and folks from far and wide are enjoying…

Speaking of golf … Bladen We Care golf fundraiser is set for Thursday, June 20th at River Landing near Wallace … More info coming soon.

Happy Birthday to Shirley Leinwand … celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends yesterday … thinking about her first visit to Bladen, many years ago … A young lady from New York City came to Bladen with her new husband, Wallace. Must have been a culture shock … Wallace sold lots of merchandise, but his best sales job was getting her to come with him to live and raise a family in Bladen County … A belated Happy Birthday to Shirley … Wallace, former mayor of Elizabethtown, died several years ago.

Reminder of the special event planned for Friday in Bladenboro, the dedication of the New Town Square … more later…

And condolences to the Hesters and Clarks … My bride and I lost brother-in-laws in about a 72 hour time frame recently … One in Raleigh, one in Bladenboro. Funeral service for Harry Holcombe will be held Wednesday (tomorrow), 1 p.m. at Dublin First Baptist Church. Jack Livesay lived in Raleigh with his bride, the former Hazel Clark of Clarkton … Details of his services have not been announced.

“February – the month of love … ??? No wonder it is the shortest one in the calendar.” Dinesh Kumar Hiran

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Charles Schultz

“My best friend is like February 30th … he/she doesn’t exist.”

robert g hester
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