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Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.comFirst things first … The Weather … Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1 p.m. today, then a chance of showers, some could be severe. High near 82 … windy, with gusts as high as 34 mph. 90% chance of rain … Tonight, a 50% chance of showers before 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64, gusts as high as 26 mph. Saturday, partly sunny, with a high near 78 … still windy with gusts as high as 15 mph … Looking ahead to Sunday, mostly sunny with a high near 60…

High School football scores from last night’s play…
2A East
Cummings 42 – Midway 7
Whiteville 42 – John A Holmes 35
Clinton 26 – South Granville 0
East Duplin 31 – James Kennan 17
Hertford County 44 – West Craven 43 (OT)
Princeton 71 – Heide Trask 34
Wallace Rose-Hill 35 – Elizabeth City Northeastern 41
Nash Centra 36 – Greene Central 28

Other games of interest;..
Washington County at West Columbus, Saturday – 7:30 p.m.
Perquimans 48 – East Columbus 14
North Moore 13 – Pender 12

Bladenboro Class of ’56 get-together … and hopefully a good time was had by all … Good attendance, good time sharing, good food, just an all around good experience … at Dale’s in Whiteville…..

Star Telephone Annual Meeting at Bladen Community College in Dublin … 10 a.m. Saturday. Telco business, entertainment featuring ‘His Voice’, a male quartet, election of 3 directors, door prizes and more … All members are encouraged to attend…

Stock market moved higher yesterday, best day in a long time…

Today is Veterans Day … Federal offices are closed including post offices, banks, etc.

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” G.K. Chesterton

“It doesn’t take a hero to order into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” Norman Schwarzkopf

“It’s about how we treat our veterans every single day of the year. It’s about making sure they have the care they need and the benefits that they’ve earned when they come home. It’s about serving all of you as well as you’ve served the United States of America.” Barack Obama

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