• 11:37 pm Municipal races taking shaping as filing deadline is noon Friday
  • 10:31 pm July 18 Vineyard Golf Thundering Herd Results
  • 10:27 pm This Day in History for July 19
  • 5:12 pm G7 Announces Common Understanding of G7 Competition Authorities on Competition and the Digital Economy
  • 4:41 pm Second Suspect In Child Abduction Arrested
Thoughts While Shaving

Thoughts While ShavingBilly Graham is celebrating his 98th birthday.  Family members indicate a quiet affair at his home in Montreat, NC.  Can’t think of a more respected human being.

Remember when life was less complicated?

If prognosticators/pollsters are correct, expect a close presidential race.  Both candidates will be in Raleigh today.  Do not remember when the state of North Carolina received so much attention by major candidates this late in the process.

Feel like you have OD (over dosed) on political ads.

Members of the East Bladen men’s soccer team continue their efforts to capture a state championship. Next match is set for First Flight HS in Kill Devils Hill on Tuesday.  Eagle coach Jay Raynor, his players, and supporters, will travel over 250 miles (one-way) for the match.  We wish them the best. 

If you haven’t voted, hope you will tomorrow.  Polls open at 6:30 AM at 17 precincts across the county and close at 7:30 PM.

Four County EMC holds their Annual Meeting beginning at 5 p.m. today in Kenansville.  Star Telephone will hold their Annual Meeting in Bladen County on Saturday.  More info coming.

BladenOnline had another terrific week.  A few months ago, 100,000 pages viewed was a very good week.  Last week, 164,667, 2nd highest in our history, 33,684 visits (5th highest in history) and 45,781 pages viewed on Sunday, Oct. 30 was the second most for a single day.

We found a need and continue to fill it.

I have very high standards for every part of my life – my work, my relationships, food, love.  I can’t just pretend.  Olivia Wilde

You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that.  Michael Jordan

Not everyone’s high standards have to be the same thing.  Aja Naomi King