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Religious exemption on vaccinations in NC repealed in bill

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videoSome North Carolina senators worried about the revival of certain communicable diseases want to do away with North Carolina's childhood vaccination exemption on religious grounds. Full story...
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UPDATE: Duke announces change to Muslim call-to-prayer

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Duke University has reconsidered a previously announced plan to present a traditional Muslim call-to-prayer from the Duke Chapel bell tower, campus officials said Thursday. Full story...
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Tabor City man collects more than 600 nativity scenes

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videoThe Star of Bethlehem is shining bright over Columbus County this holiday season, as a Tabor City man is calling all ye faithful. Rodney Gore has more than 600 nativity scenes, from around the world, on display at his home. He has even converted his carport into an additional room to house his collection. Full story...
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Stilman White says viral Mormon missionary hoops vid not him

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videoWhile Stilman White served his mission out west, a YouTube basketball video went viral. The video included two Mormon missionaries playing basketball on a playground, with one of the young men clearly impressing his opponents with his hoop skills. It led a lot of people to wonder if that player was White, so we asked him. Full story...
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Church mission over, Wilmington's White back on court at UNC

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videoStilman White started two games for the North Carolina Tar Heels in the NCAA Basketball Tournament in 2012. He hasn't played in a college game since. That's about to change soon though. His Mormon mission is now over. We made the trip to Chapel Hill on Wednesday to sit down with the Tar Heel basketball guard to talk about hoops, his mission trip and a jersey change that involves Michael Jordan. Full story...
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Holiday begins for Jewish community

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video Today is the beginning of the holiest time for the Jewish community. Yom Kippur begins tonight at sundown and goes through sundown on Saturday. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council votes to allow mosque

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videoThe Wilmington City Council unanimously voted to allow a Mosque at 17th and Rankin Streets Tuesday night. Full story...
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NC pastors call for support on marriage ban

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Pastors from across the state will rally to call on Gov. Pat McCrory to defend traditional marriage before a Court of Appeals judge is set to rule on the issue. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Plan for Wilmington mosque faces opposition from neighbors

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video An office building in Wilmington might be turned into a new mosque, but the idea has some neighbors concerned. The Islamic community is growing in Wilmington and now looking for more space. They found an empty office building on Rankin Street, but rezoning is not the only obstacle they have run into. Full story...
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Justices: Can't make employers cover contraception

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The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. Full story...
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