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Billy Graham on camera: new message out this fall

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Christian evangelist Billy Graham may be hampered by age and declining health, but he isn't done preaching yet. Full story...
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Cleveland County woman accused of Bible beating

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A Kings Mountain woman has been arrested and charged with beating another woman with a Bible. Fifty-seven-year-old Evelyn Mills Moore was arrested Saturday on a charge of assault inflicting serious injury. Full story...
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Student prayer rights bill passes NC Senate

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Legislation meant to clarify when and how student-led prayers are allowed in public schools has passed the North Carolina Senate. Full story...
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Sponsor of NC religion resolution apologizes

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One of the North Carolina legislators who sponsored a resolution declaring the state can make its own laws about religion without involvement from the federal government and courts is apologizing for any embarrassment to his community and state. Full story...
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Church to kick off 'The Love Revolution' Easter Sunday

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video You may have seen some interesting signs around New Hanover County lately, but despite what you may think, they're not for a political campaign. Full story...
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NC county commissioners open meeting with prayer

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Rowan County commissioners have opened their latest public meeting with a prayer, one week after the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina filed a lawsuit over the practice. Full story...
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Wilmington Latinos celebrate new pope

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videoCatholics worldwide celebrated the election of Pope Francis Wednesday. Today at St. Mary Catholic Church in Wilmington, Spanish speakers were thrilled that the newly-elected pope is Latin American. Full story...
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Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis

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videoArgentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Pope Francis. Full story...
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Church takes stand in gun control debate

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videoAfter starting a gun control petition earlier this year, St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church in Shallotte is educating the community. Church leaders say they view gun control as a pro-life initiative and a moral issue, because it threatens a person's dignity to life. This has them called to action. Full story...
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Congregation builds a new church

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video It has been more than two years since the historic Blackwell AME Zion Church in Leland burned to rubble and ashes. It was one of three suspicious fires in the area the week of September 19, 2010. This weekend, the congregation celebrated its plans to rebuild. Full story...
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Pope's resignation a lesson in living history for Catholic schools

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video In Rome today, Pope Benedict XVI bid farewell to the Vatican becoming the first pontiff in six centuries to resign. Here in Wilmington, Catholic school teachers are taking this opportunity to educate children on this history in the making and everything involved in choosing up with a new Pope. Full story...
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Bill would add Bible study at NC public schools

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videoA new bill could allow students to study the Bible in North Carolina schools. No student would be required to take the class. It would be offered as an elective. Full story...
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Leland church set to rebuild more than two years after fire

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videoMore than two years after fire destroyed their church, a Leland congregation is ready to rebuild. Blackwell AME Zion Church burned down in the early morning of September 19, 2010 Full story...
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Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent

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videoAt Wilmington's St. Mary Catholic Church and countless others around the world worshippers received a cross of ashes on their forehead. Full story...
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School honors its late 'Mr. Mardi Gras' during annual celebration

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videoIt's Fat Tuesday, and that means Mardi Gras is in full swing, but you don't have to go all the way to New Orleans for festivities. St. Mary's Catholic School celebrated with its annual Mardi Gras parade this afternoon. But the school also mourned. Full story...
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