Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com
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Thoughts While ShavingNFL action tonight … Carolina Panthers entertain New Orleans Saints … 7:15 p.m. on ESPN … and Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers … 8:15 on ABC…

Selected results from Sunday action…
SF 49ers 30 – LA Rams 23
Washington Redskins 35 – Denver Broncos 33

PGA results … Fortinet Championship played in NAPA, California
Winner … Sahith Theegala -21
Seonghyeon Kim -19
Cameron Davis -17
Eric Cole -15
Justin Thomas -15

Old, old rerun … Ralph Emery of Grand Ole Opry fame … Charlie Daniels was guests … (both now deceased). Old, but good … Charlie Daniels was a Wilmington native, but lived in Tennessee for many years. He had kinfolks in Bladen County and for many years, a long time ago, he would spend some time near Elizabethtown, NC with relatives between Christmas and New Year’s, hunting deer … He died in July 2020, his spouse died earlier this year … One of his big hits … ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia”…

Bladen County Commissioners meet tonight at 6:30 in the Bladen County Courthouse…

Bladen County Board of Education agreed recently to name the West Bladen High School gymnasium after long time basketball coach Ken Cross. Actual ceremony scheduled for October 1, 2023, 3 p.m. at the school. Coach Cross’s teams posted over 650 wins in his distinguished career. East Bladen Coach Patty Evers was also recognized for being named one of the head coaches for the McDonald’s All-American game that was played in Chicago…

About an inch and a half rainfall over the past 24 hours recorded at the local weather station … No mention of rain for the next 2 or 3 days…

Today, partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 81. Clear, tonight with a low around 58. Tuesday, sunny, with a high near 84.

AP Football Poll this week
1. Georgia
2. Michigan
3. Texas
4. Florida State
5. Southern California
17. UNC
18. Duke

“Perhaps the greatest test of love is the way we act in times of need.” Suleika Jaouad

“Your mind will take the shape of what you frequently hold in thought.” Marcus Aurelius

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela

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