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Thoughts While ShavingAnother former Bladen County high school football player has signed on to play in the NFL next season. Brandon Council begins his NFL career as a NY Jet. He played his high school football at West Bladen High School … He played every position on the offensive line last season for Auburn University. He is a big man.

Larrell Murchison signed and played for the LA Rams late last season, after playing nearly 3 years as a defensive lineman with the Tennessee Titans.

MacKenzie Gore was roughed up by the Chicago Cubs last evening as the National lost 5-1. Gore faced 3 batters in the 5th inning before being relieved. He allowed 4 runs, surrendered 7 hits and walked 2. He threw 102 pitches, 32 in the 1st inning. Gore was quoted as saying, “this one wasn’t awful. We just want a couple pitches back. They fouled a lot of pitches off. They were tough outs.”

Weather forecast for Bladen County … Sunny today, with a high near 73 and windy, gusts in the 24 mph range. Mostly clear tonight, with a low around 47 and windy. Wednesday, sunny, with a high near 89 and windy.

Looking ahead, temps begin to rise … to upper 70s and lower 80s later this week.

Have you traveled over the new bridge over the Cape Fear River? Will be very good when completed…

Do you remember Register’s Ben Franklin 5 and 10 store? … They closed and Kinlaw Furniture expanded into the area previously occupied by Ben Franklin.

Remember when Belk was in Elizabethtown? They occupied the tall building next to Leinwands … and across the street, one of the stores was Bennett-Stone Pharmacy and Fowler Simmons Department Store … Mann’s Department Store was in the same location as Fishers now … just living in the past for a few thoughts.

Remember when the Bank of Elizabethtown was the only bank in town … Lots of changes in the category.

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.” Abraham Lincoln

“There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by sword. The other is by debt.” John Adams

“Most people are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Abraham Lincoln

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