08/20/2019
  • 4:46 pm North Carolina celebrates National Aviation Day
  • 4:25 pm Early voting for congressional elections begins Wednesday
  • 4:05 pm SoutheasternTimes.com: Francis Zober guilty of rape, kidnapping, 12 counts of second-degree exploitation of a minor and more
  • 3:58 pm Burney Pleads Guilty to Murdering Father’s Girlfriend, Sentenced to Up to 38 Years in Prison
  • 3:44 pm Bladen County Man Pleads to Shooting, Sentenced to up to 11 Years in Prison
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Thoughts While Shaving

The 41st edition of the White Lake Water Festival appeared to be a huge success. Despite temps in the low 90s under a blistering sun, the crowds were large and eager for a good time.

WECT folks did a great job of show-casing the area over the past few days.

Now, back to a normal routine and wishes for a successful summer season.

Bladen County Commissioners meet Monday, 6:30 p.m., regular meeting … busy time.

MacKenzie Gore had another impressive outing recently … pitching for Lake Elsinore in the Class A, California League. The Columbus County native faced 19 batter in his latest start for the San Diego farm team, issued one walk and fanned six, throwing 46 of 74 pitches for strikes and lowered his ERA to 1.07. Unfortunately, his team, lost 1-0 in 10 innings. The 20-year old has allowed five runs over 42 innings, holding opponents to a league-best .154 batting average. He is considered to be one of the top prospects in the organization and his arrival in the big leagues could be as early as next year, depending how well the 2019 season goes.

I want you to know that, also, I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience. Ronald Reagan

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward. Franklin Roosevelt

Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it. Mark Twain

robert g hester
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