07/15/2024
Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com
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thoughts while shavingYesterday’s high temp at the local weather station was 89 degrees … Overnight temp, locally, was in the mid to upper 60s.

Today … Mostly sunny with a high near 91 … Tonight, mostly clear skies with a low around 66. Friday … Sunny with a high near 95 … Friday night, mostly cloudy with a low around 71 … Saturday, sunny with a high near 96. Sunday (Church Day) … More sunshine, high temp 92. Same type weather for the next week or so…

Cruised thru portions of the county over the past few days … Despite highs in the 90s … crops look pretty good … Lots of activity at blueberry farms … all busy harvesting…

Congratulations to Patty Evers … She is the 2024 Administer of the Year in North Carolina … She has been at East Bladen for many years and year after year … among the best … Girls basketball coach and AD…

And, Dr. Peggy Hester is Bladen County School’s Principal of the Year … She has been at West Bladen for several years … She was recently announced as the new principal at Elizabethtown Middle School … Not sure of status at this time … Some of her supporters have “pushed back” on the change in location…

A note from Lewis Smith … the Bladen County Historical Society will meet Tuesday, June 18, 5:30 p.m. at Old Trinity Church in Elizabethtown … The group has been kinda … on the sidelines for a while … Tell your friends and neighbors … All are welcome … and the first 48 attendees can take their pick from historical shirts or a baseball cap … Remember the date and tell your friends … June 18 … 5:30 p.m. … All are welcome…

Gospel music fans … remember David Phelps? He is a tenor singer who sings gospel music for years with the Gaither Vocal Band … He now resides in Wilmington … He is planning concerts around the state, including the Wilmington, NC area … Google for time and location…

NCDOT recently announced a new date for the completion of the bridge over the Cape Fear River in Elizabethtown … New date is spring of 2025 … The change has to do with lighting proposals by the Town of Elizabethtown…

Yesterday was a good day for the stock market…

PGA event at Pinehurst, NC … Tee off this AM … concludes with new champ Sunday…

The US Congress is busy doing little … Political opportunists attacking each other … That is the reason they meet, right? Both parties…

“If you are not barefoot … then you’re overdressed.”

“My sense of direction leads me to the beach or lake.”

“A man says a lot of things in summer that he doesn’t mean in winter.” Patricia Briggs

“I just want to lie on the beach and eat hot dogs. That’s all I’ve ever wanted.”

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