Bladen County is expected to be a busy place over the next couple of weeks … Week before the July 4th holiday and the week after … Actually, the 4th is on Sunday this year…
“Independence Day is one of eleven federal holidays recognized nationwide by the United States Government. All non-essentional federal government offices are closed on Independence Day, and all federal employees are paid even if they receive the day off. Many private-sector employees also receive paid time off or special holiday pay on independence.”
“Independence Day commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the establishment of the United States as a sovereign nation. It is celebrated every July 4th, and has been a federal holiday since 1870.”
Many Elizabethtown merchants have celebrated for years with a ‘Sidewalk Sale’, and many continue the tradition.
Also means we are at the halfway point of the year … Humpteen years ago you could just about count on ‘putting in tobacco”. Everything is so mechanized today…
Tax rates have been or will be set this week … and property tax bills will be arriving over the next couple of months…
Today’s weather forecast is for a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Light and variable winds becoming east 6 to 11 mph this morning. Winds could gusts as high as 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
The possibility of rain is in the forecast every day this week, ranging from 20% to 70% on Friday … plan accordingly.
Did you see the finals of the Travelers Championship golf tournament Sunday. Harris English and Kramer Hickok played the second longest sudden-death playoff in PGA Tour history … English was the winner picking up a ‘kewl’ $1.3 million plus, Hickok won a little over $800,000…
“America is a tune. It must be sung together.” Gerald Stanley Lee
“America means opportunity, freedom, power.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“This nation will remain the land of the free only as long as it is the home of the brave.” Elmer Davis
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