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Thoughts While Shaving for November 17

Organizers of the 3rd Annual Pork & Beats Festival overcame the rain, wind and cool temps and drew the largest crowd ever. … Congratulations. See Charlotte Smith’s article on our front page.

I enjoy Bladen County Headlines … 35 years ago … some more newsy than others … current one is interesting.

Sheila Ford Duncan played basketball at Clarkton High School in the mid to late 70s … played her college ball at UNC-Asheville. The 1983-84 UNCA team won the NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship. Sheila Ford Duncan was the NAIA National Player of the Year in 1984. 35 years later, her jersey is being retired. Duncan became the first female in the NCAA and NAIA to surpass both career marks of 2,000 points and 2,000 rebounds. She is UNC Asheville’s all-time leader in scoring (2,443) and rebounds (2,200), and holds 18 other individual records at the school. Her #54 jersey will be retired during the Bulldog homecoming doubleheader on February 22.

She came from a good, athletic family … had brothers that were good athletes … and a good coach and role model, her dad, Harold Ford. A salute to Sheila and her family.

A salute to Nolan Bryant, recently named West Bladen High School Heisman winner.

Area college football scores:
Clemson 52 – Wake Forest 3
Syracuse 49 – Duke 6
Louisville 34 – NC State 20
Appalachian State 56 – Georgia State 27

Weather for today. … A slight chance of rain before 4 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 51. North wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph and a 20% chance of rain.

Tonight, Mostly cloudy, low around 40 and a north wind 7 to 13 mph and gusts as high as 21 mph.

“The best portion of a man’s life: Little nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.” William Wadsworth

“Has there been any insanity in your family?” “Yes doctor, my husband thinks he’s the boss.”

“An unmarried man has no buttons on his shirt. A married man has no shirt.” author unknown

robert g hester

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