07/18/2024
Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com
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Thoughts While ShavingUp early this morning … Had weather on my mind … Watched and listened to The Weather Channel last evening … Storms covered much of the lower southern states … and appeared to be heading in our direction, in southeastern North Carolina … A thunderstorm in the area early this a.m. Rain began around 2:30 a.m., according to the local weather station at the airport…

Local forecast … showers and thunderstorms today with a high near 80 and 80% chance of more rain … windy, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Tonight, a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms … low near 54 and a 20% chance of more rain. Tuesday’s forecast … a slight chance of showers around 2 p.m., windy and high near 70. Wednesday thru Friday, mostly sunny with highs ranging from mid 60s to upper 70s and lows in the low 40s Wednesday night…

After a long college basketball season, four men’s teams remain…
Saturday, April 1
6:09 p.m, San Diego State vs Florida Atlantic, CBS
8:40 p.m., UConn vs Miami, CBS
Championship will be decided Saturday, April 3, CBS
UConn is early favorite, all #1 seeds were eliminated.

In ladies play … Unbeaten and defending champion South Carolina vs Maryland, 7 p.m. tonight, March 27th … Game will be on ESPN. The winner advances to Final Four.

Check our sports page for info related to golf Tournament to benefit Jim & Sue Schultz Foundation … Special couple, life cut short, much to soon, due to auto accident … long time supporters of high school athletics…

When the weather improves, look for David Troy at the intersection of US 701 near McDonald’s in Elizabethtown … He is the individual on the corner across from McDonald’s, smiling, welcoming one and all to Elizabethtown … Should be wearing a new, colorful vest … Kinda brightens the corner … Understand Sheriff McVicker, or one of his staff, was the presenter of the vest … Mr. Troy is an unofficial greeter, I suppose … He greets all … very deserving…

Bladen Baptist men do great work year-round building ramps for folks who need them.

As a youngster, I wanted to drive a race car … at least one time. Never had the chance … Thankful today, just want to stay in the slow lane, on a paved road in rural Bladen County, NC.

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis

“Had a friend recently said his Doc ask him if any members of his family were suffering from insanity. He said, nope, all seem to enjoy it.”

“If I win the lottery tonight, I am going to fill my car all the way up with gas.” Jeff Dunham

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