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Thoughts While Shaving for September 10

NFL Monday Night results:
Saints 30 Texans 28
Raiders 24 Broncos 16

VOTE today if you failed to vote early. NC 9th Congressional race … Dan Bishop (R) & Dan McCready (D) are the major candidates. Hopefully we will have a winner sometime tonight. President Trump was in Fayetteville on Monday night to promote Bishop. The President carried the district by 12 points in 2016 and Mitt Romney (R) won by 12 points in 2012. Both parties are attempting to turn out the vote today for a victory. The district stretches from Mecklenburg (Charlotte) along the North-South Carolina border to Bladen County, actually about half of Bladen County. Some prognosticators think this election may indicate how well President Trump will do next year seeking a second term. To be determined.

One thing well documented, the 9th NC Congressional contest is one of the most expensive political races ever in American politics. More outside money by both parties than ever before. Both parties trying to make a statement.

The Bladenboro Benefit Committee is sponsoring a BBQ Benefit for Kathy Dove and Phillip Villagomez, Saturday, September 14 … 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Historical Building. … Bake Sale Items Available … Plates are $7 each and donations are welcomed. The event was postponed last week due to the weather. All are invited.

2019 Peanut Festival upcoming in Dublin and a Gospel Sing in Elizabethtown with proceeds benefiting SE Carolina Crossroads. More info later.

One more reminder. … NC Grape Festival, Saturday, October 12 … 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at LuMil. … More to come.

Congratulations to Major Larry Guyton, retiring as Chief Deputy … a huge send-off by friends and co-workers.

“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” Emma Goldman

“One of the key problems is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don’t go into government.” Donald Trump

“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” John F. Kennedy

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