Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com
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The high temperature on Tuesday at the local weather station was 91 degrees…

Today… Showers and thunderstorms are likely after 3 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87… 60% chance of precipitation. Tonight, there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a 30% chance of rain.

Thursday, mostly sunny, with a high near 84 and a northerly wind with gusts as high as 17 mph. High temps throughout the weekend in the low to mid-80s… no mention of 90 degrees…

New AP NCAA Football poll…
#1 Georgia
#2 Michigan
#3 Florida State
#4 Texas
#5 USC
#6 Ohio State
#7 Penn State
#8 Washington
#9 Notre Dame
#10 Alabama

#20 UNC
#21 Duke
#22 Miami
Clemson (1-1) drops out of top 20.

Bladen County Board of Education report card on several local schools much improved…

Family Dollar-Dollar Tree new businesses in the Tar Heel area… Construction on the new Dollar General at the intersection of NC 242 and Twisted Hickory has slow to no progress in recent days…

In business and in our personal lives… sometimes we advance slowly… like curves ahead, advance at your own risk, and sometimes a detour… forced to look for a new starting location.

The late report indicates that a difference of opinions in the NC House and Senate over progress on the approval of the lottery may be holding up the approval of the new state budget.

Another tidbit of information related to the state of North Carolina… July 1, 2022… population 10,698,973, a slight increase over the previous year. The same news release indicated over 85% of residences had access to broadband… hopefully, it will go higher as more fiber is placed in the ground in Bladen and across the state…

Is anyone thinking about Christmas… at this time? Too early? Agree…

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” James Oppenheim

“Happiness is when you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” Mahatma Gandhi

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” Frederick Koenig

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