01/29/2023
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Thoughts While ShavingHappy Monday, the first Monday in June 2018.

Bladen County Commissioners have a couple of meetings today.  A Special Meeting related to the FY 2018-19 budget is scheduled for 4 PM, followed by regular meeting at 6:30 PM, both to be held in Commissioner’s meeting room, lower level, BC courthouse.

Towns in Bladen County are busy as well, completing work on budgets.  All must be approved by the end of June.

Rain was in the forecast for Bladen County area overnight, however, none reported at the National Weather Service site at Curtis Brown Airport, as of early Monday AM.  Sunrise today at 6:02 AM, sunset at 8:24 PM.  High today expected to be near 88 degrees.

A reminder related to the Annual Elizabethtown Chamber Banquet and Program being held Tuesday, June 19 at Lu Mil Vineyard.  Guest Speaker will be Kenny Flowers, Assistant Secretary Rural Economic Development, NC Chamber of Commerce.  Tickets are $25 per person.  RSVP by June 17th at the Chamber office or call 862-4368 or 874-0285.

“BladenOnline had 3,012,095 page views for the first five months of 2018, which is a 19 percent increase over the first five months of 2017.  Visits were up 10 percent and users 12 percent over same time period,” quoting from the last official report.

“May 2018 was the 9th most page views in history……At the current pace, BladenOnline would surpass 7 million page views for 2018, and would have almost 1.4 million visits.”

Most Read Stories in May
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7,799: Tar Heel area narcotics roundup leads to multiple arrests
7,693: Former Smithfield employee charged with larceny
7,254: Former teacher faces trial for sex with student.

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If evil be said of thee, and if it is true, correct thyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it.  Epictetus

The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it.  Lord Bacon

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore guard accordingly.  Marcus Aurelius