03/19/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 9:31 pm This Day in History – March 19
  • 9:27 pm Hurricane Florence Series: Bladen Disaster Recovering Team fundraising to make a difference
  • 9:14 pm Girls Soccer East Bladen 9, East Columbus 0
  • 9:13 pm Middle School Baseball Nakina 9, Tar Heel 6
  • 9:10 pm Girls Soccer West Bladen 5, Red Springs 1
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Thoughts While ShavingBetween church activities, a parade and decorating for Christmas, for many, the past weekend was busy, busy … with more to follow … ‘Tis the most wonderful time of the year.

NFL action last night … Vikings 24 – Packers 17.

One game tonight to conclude Week 12 … Titans at Texans at 8:15 PM…

Speaking of the NFL … Mike Ditka, one of the all-time greats … player and coach … recently suffered what was described as a ‘mild heart attack’ … The Hall of Famer and ESPN analyst is recovering in Florida…

Amazed at how much advertising info can be stuffed in a regional newspaper … and deposited in the trash can at our house … but, obviously useful for many…

BladenOnline is setting records this year, but last week was not one of them … for only the second time this year our page views fell below 100,000 … 97,288 was the count. The one other time, the week of March 25-31 with 97,288. Same week a year ago over 170,000 page views. Checking the top stories at that time … a shooting in Dublin, two Bladen residents killed in a Myrtle Beach crash, an escaped inmate captured and a plane crash in Bladenboro. Fortunately, we enjoyed a more typical quite Thanksgiving type week … We are on track for 7 million page views for 2018, an all-time high in our 11th year of operation….

Nov 18-24
Page views: 92,244
Visits: 18,558

Nov 11-17
Page views: 122,396
Visits: 25,286

MOST READ STORIES:
3,801: Highway 87 going to four lanes, mental health restructuring…..
2,020: The Devil in Church exposed
1,994: First legal alcohol distilled in Bladen County
1,368: Pork N Beats deemed a success

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Our success is due to your support, readers, advertisers, staff and more … THANKS…

I am the world’s greatest authority on my own opinions…

I am sorry I offended you … maybe I should have lied…

I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. (Thomas Jefferson)

robert g hester
rgh4612@gmail.com
910-876-2322

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