Passing of Bob McLean

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Robert "Bob" McLean of Midland, NC passed away peacefully on November 19, 2018. He was a loving husband, father, grandpa, and Naval Vietnam war veteran. He was known to be a helpful friend to countless people, and he will be dearly missed. Bob enjoyed woodworking, spending time with family, and pursuing his Scottish heritage as past vice-president of Clan MacLean Association International and past president of Clan MacLean U.S.A.

He is predeceased by his parents and his five siblings. He is survived by his wife, Johnnie, daughters Alison (Rob) List, Marla (Shawn) Baswell, grandsons Joshua and Matthew List, and nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at their Midland, N.C. home on November 23 from 2-4 p.m. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Duart Castle Restoration Fund at

Help Restore Duart

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On this Giving Tuesday, we humbly request you consider giving to the Duart Castle Restoration Appeal. Your donation to this appeal will help save an important piece of Scottish history for generations to come. No matter if you are a Maclean or not; no matter if you are Scottish or not, saving a monument such as Duart Castle is imperative to the future. Thank you for your help!

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Overcoming Lung Problems to Run 5K

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Charley McLeanCharley McLean Thought Childhood Lung Problems Would Kill Him—Until He Ran His First 5K. ”I was resigned to the fact that I probably wouldn’t make it past 30.“

“When I crossed the finish line at my first 5K last spring, I cried. Actually, that’s a lie: I unleashed the waterworks somewhere during the third mile, recognizing the sheer magnitude of the goal I was about to accomplish. A year or two ago, that goal would’ve seemed improbable,” Charley McLean said. “It wasn’t the first time that running moved me to tears, and it probably won’t be the last. That’s because I was never supposed to finish a 5K, or even run for a few unbroken minutes without my body breaking down.”

“But despite the despair I used to feel, I blindly believed in the idea of a future, even when my outlook seemed bleakest. And that’s how I found myself misty-eyed, with a hard-earned medal hanging from my neck, on a cold, damp April day.”


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