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Can you believe????? Temp 2 AM Saturday was 74 degrees (January 4, 2020)…

Forecast for today (Saturday) … Showers, mainly before 2 PM. High near 70. West wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half an inch possible. High Sunday in the mid 50s.

Average high temp for January is 54 degrees … low 33 degrees and average rainfall for the month is 4 inches…

A recent NC Department of Commerce news releases indicated the labor force for Bladen County is 14,694 .. 628 (4.3%) are unemployed. Statewide the unemployment rate is 3.4%. Sampson County unemployment rate is 3.3%, Columbus 4.5% and the Robeson County unemployment rate is 4.9%.

The NC Wildlife Commission will conduct a public hearing at Bladen Community College on Tuesday, January 7, 7 PM. Purpose of the hearing is to accept comments on proposed changes to agency regulations related to wildlife management, inland fisheries and game lands for the 2020-2021 seasons. If you would like to comment, but cannot attend, the comment period for the proposed regulations will run through January 31. For more info, google North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission…

Football bowl games continue … among the latest (today) … Armed Forces Bowl – Southern Mississippi (7-5) vs Tulane (6-6) … Game time 11:30 AM.

Bladen County Commissioners meet Monday, 6:30 PM at the Courthouse. … Open to the public.

A New Years resolution I can keep. No dieting all year long.

“My New Year’s resolution is to take all the Christmas lights down by Easter.” Melanie White

January is the month for dreaming…

robert g hester