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Belmont Abbey wins order in health care lawsuit

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A Roman Catholic college in Gaston County says it's happy with a ruling by a federal appeals court on its challenge of rules that could require the school to provide free contraceptives to employees. Full story...
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Graham site deletes post calling Mormonism a cult

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The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has removed language from its website referring to Mormonism as a cult following a visit by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to the minister's home. Full story...
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Church gives back to local middle school

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video For many people Sunday is a day of worship, but one local church is doing its part to ensure its message resonates long past the Sunday bells. Full story...
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Wilmington imam says faith is powerful; violence not the answer

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video The death of a United States ambassador and three other Americans has the spotlight back on Islam. Full story...
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Chaplains earn their wings at NHRMC graduation

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video The newest class of hospital chaplains is ready to provide hope to hurting people. In their year of residency, the chaplains ministered to nearly 52,000 patients, family members and hospital staff. Full story...
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Supporters flock to Chick-fil-A restaurants

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video Chick-fil-A supporters are eating at the chicken chain's restaurants as the company continues to be criticized for an executive taking a public position against same-sex marriage. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Temple of Israel

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video Built in 1875 and '76, the Wilmington's Temple of Israel is the oldest temple in North Carolina and home to the state's oldest Jewish congregation. Full story...
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Protestors hit the streets of downtown Wilmington

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videoMore than 50 people marched through downtown Wilmington today protesting what they call a blurring line between the separation of church and state. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Ivey Hayes says miracle moved gift of art to left hand

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video Local artist Ivey Hayes is famous for his unique, colorful paintings. Sadly, Hayes was temporarily left crippled and unable to paint. But now he says a miracle has given him a way to continue his passion. Full story...
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Sex crime charges against priest dropped, church investigation resumes

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video Nearly three years after a priest was accused of sexual battery with a minor, prosecutors have dismissed the charges. Brunswick County has finished its investigation into Fr. Edgar Sepulveda, but that doesn't mean he's off the hook. Full story...
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Charlotte police chaplains told to leave Jesus out of prayer

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The volunteer chaplains for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department have been told to leave the name of Jesus out of their prayers at official ceremonies. Full story...
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Group says NC violated separation of church, state

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A humanist group is claiming that the state of North Carolina violated the first amendment by allowing voting in churches that advocated anti-gay political stances. Full story...
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Highway marker to honor NC's 1st Jewish legislator

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North Carolina's first Jewish legislator will be honored with a highway marker placed in front of his home in Beaufort. Full story...
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Christian legal group drops UNC Greensboro suit

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A Christian legal group has dropped a lawsuit against the University of North Carolina Greensboro after the university agreed to recognize a pro-abstinence, anti-abortion Christian group. Full story...
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Baptist pastor lays out plan to do away with ‘lesbians, queers, homosexuals’

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"I figured a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers: build a great, big, large fence -- 150 or 100 miles long -- put all the lesbians in there. Do the same thing for the queers and the homosexuals and have that fence electrified so they can't get out. And you know what, in a few years, they'll die." These are the words of a Maiden pastor whose May 13 sermon was posted to YouTube. Full story...
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