• 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 7:49 am Thoughts While Shaving
  • 7:44 am Middle School Boys Basketball Whiteville Central 52, Clarkton School of Discovery 20
  • 7:43 am Middle School Boys Basketball Elizabethtown 44, Bladenboro 42
  • 7:40 am Middle School Basketball Hallsboro Sweeps Tar Heel
  • 12:44 am Middle School Girls Basketball: Bladenboro 28, Elizabethtown 21
Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While ShavingThe Thai Navy Seals deserve a star on their forehead for their effort to successfully rescue 12 boys and their coach, while the world looked on.  Lest we forget, one Seal lost his life, gave his all.

Nice note to media outlets from Bladen County Sheriff’s office thanking all for their cooperation that caused two individuals to turn themselves in after being charge in several crimes in the area.  According to the note, posting their picture and the article was helpful in the two ‘turning themselves in’.  That’s the way it is supposed to work.

Chamber of Commerce note, a reminder of the second in a series of Summer Sound Concerts.  The next one is this Thursday (tomorrow evening), 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., featuring North Tower at the Cape Fear Farmers Market in Elizabethtown.  It’s free!

Much has been written and spoken about Chemours over the past few months.  A couple of notes.  ‘Chemours has taken their wastewater discharge completely out of the Cape Fear River and has agreed to spend over $100 million to build an on-site incinerator to capture and eliminate 99% of their waste water and air emissions.’

Between Chemours and the pork industry, much of what has been written has been negative.  Both are very important to the future of Bladen County.  Sometimes, what was OK for years may not be so today. I am not an expert in that field, or any other, but, my mom often reminded her ‘brood’ when things appeared to go astray that ‘Rome was not built in a day’.  Takes time to address all the issues   Smarter folks than me are working to solve them.

Temps yesterday, recorded at the Curtis Brown Airport, ranged from 61 at 5 a.m. to 92 at 5 p.m.  No 60s today, but  the 90s are likely to ‘hang around’ for a while.

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.  Fredrick Douglas

Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.  Hugh Prather

The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjust the sails.  William Arthur Ward