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Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.comHigh school football scores from Monday night play … All postponed due to Hurricane Ian…
East Bladen (2-5, 1-2) 42 – West Bladen (1-5, 0-2) 0
Pender 58 – South Columbus 18
Heidi Trask 28 -West Columbus 7

Temp early Tuesday morning, 50 degrees.

Work continues on the McGirt Bridge over the Cape Fear River (US 701) at Elizabethtown. It is a 350-foot Petit Truss bridge. It is the longest truss bridge in North Carolina (or will be when completed). It is divided into fourteen panels. The ratio of depth to length of the truss is low, producing a very deep truss that is still rated at 27 tons. An earlier estimated date of completion was May 2024.

Weather forecast for Bladen County … Mostly sunny today, with a high near 67 and windy, gusts as high as 16 mph. Mostly clear tonight, low expected to be in the 48 degree range. Wednesday, sunny, with a high near 74. Looking ahead, Friday’s high near 82 … one day only.

Don’t you love this time of year?

Time for bib overalls and flannel shirt … guess bib overalls are still available. Last pair I had was in the early to mid 50s…

If you are traveling our roadways in the early hours, be aware of farm tractor and trailers and truck and trailers … Farmers moving farm products around…

It’s among the most wonderful times of the year.

Do you have your pumpkin’s yet?

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” Jim Bishop

“How beautiful the leaves grow old.”

“I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin and crisp sunburnt leaves.”

robert g hester