Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com
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Thoughts While Shaving

While many slept, U.S. Auto workers launched a simultaneous strike at Detroit’s Big Three… Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. UAW President Shawn Fain said the halt will include Ford Bronco, Jeep Wrangler and Chevrolet Colorado pickup trucks. Fain said all options are open if new contracts are not agreed to.

NFL results from Thursday action…

Philadelphia 34 – Minnesota Vikings 28

Weather forecast…for Bladen County, NC.

Sunny today, with a high near 82, windy with gusts as high as 16 mph. Clear skies tonight, low around 54.

Saturday… Sunny with a high near 84… Mostly clear Saturday night, low around 60. Sunday, mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Same type weather thru Thursday… Daytime highs mid to low 80s, overnight lows in the low 60s.

Check our Sports Page for details on all local sports… today and tonight… and read about results Saturday morning… John Clark reports on all local sports, countywide, every day..  Football action… tonight… South Columbus at East Bladen, 7:30 p.m. West Bladen has an open date.

Dublin Peanut Festival Saturday (tomorrow)… fun, fun and more fun, entertainment, parade at 10 AM, Food, Crafts and the Classic Car Show continues all day long… Main attraction… Fresh salted in the shell boiled peanuts.


Pancake sale, Saturday, 7 to 9 a.m. at Singletary Church, 3rd Street in Dublin.

Trinity UMC Men are sponsoring their Annual Lobster Sale… Thursday, September  22, 4-6 p.m. Live or cooked lobster… $25 each.  Advance sales only… deadline for placing your order is Monday, September 18…

Elizabethtown’s 250th Anniversary next Saturday (23rd) at Cape Fear Farmers Market.

Bladen County Commissioners meet Monday, 6:30 p.m. in the courthouse… Open to all…

Hope you have read or will read all about the recent Bladen We Care fundraiser (golf tournament) and see where some of the proceeds are going… A huge plus for Bladen County… Thanks to all for continued support….

Fall is a favorite time of year for all… Arrival Date is a week from tomorrow (Saturday, September 23rd).

“Some say 40 is the new 30 and 50 is the new 40, but all I know is the older I get the more 9 p.m. is the new midnight.”

“Where do they get the seeds to plant seedless watermelons?”

“The important thing to remember is not to forget.”

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