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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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Two significant items come to Basilica Shrine of Saint Mary's

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video Two very significant items came to the Basilica Shrine of St. Mary's today. Full story...
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Student political, religious groups aided in NC bill

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Political and religious groups on North Carolina's public higher education campuses would be in charge of their internal affairs in legislation making its way through the General Assembly. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: 'Invite Your Neighbor' Service

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videoWilmington's Temple of Israel will hold an 'Invite Your Neighbor' service Friday night. Full story...
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Ash Wednesday marks lead up to Easter

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videoToday is Ash Wednesday. It's the start of the holiest period of the Christian calendar leading up to Easter. And it's why you might see some people walking around with black smudges on their foreheads. Full story...
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Fired worker accused of stealing from Pender Co. church

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videoA former employee is accused of stealing from a Pender County church. Investigators say Gloria Hardee took more than $100,000 from Riley Creek Baptist Church. Full story...
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NC judge hears lawsuits over private school grants

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A North Carolina judge is evaluating a new law that would let taxpayer money be used by low-income parents to send their children to private or religious schools. Full story...
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Happy Thanksgivukkah: Rare calendar quirk causes holiday overlap

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videoHappy Thanksgivukkah! A rare calendar quirk causes an overlap that hasn't happened since 1888, and won't happen again for another 70,000 years. Full story...
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Scholar discusses mystery of Star of Bethlehem

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video The Gospel of Matthew claims a mysterious star appeared at the birth of Jesus. Tonight at UNCW, a scholar is trying to explain the mystery of the Star of Bethlehem. Full story...
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