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Investigators: Man made woman read Bible at gunpoint

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Investigators in Rowan County say a man held a double-barreled shotgun to a woman's head and made her read her favorite scripture. Full story...
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Saint Mary Catholic Church celebrates 100 years, looks to future

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St. Mary Catholic Church in Wilmington celebrated mass and marked 100 years of service Friday night. Bishop Michael Burbidge helped mark the 100th year of the church's dedication and blessing. Full story...
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Columbus County churchgoers write New Testament along sidewalks

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videoAround 30 churches joined their congregations in downtown Whiteville Sunday for a unique Easter sunrise service. Following the service believers hit the streets, writing the New Testament (in chalk) on the sidewalks throughout the city. Full story...
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Easter & Passover memories

WWAY's on-air talent shares their favorite Easter and Passover memories.

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Explore with George: Passover

George visits B'Nai Israel Congregation to speak with a Rabbi about Passover.

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Judge dismisses suit challenging state marriage license laws

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A state judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging North Carolina's marriage license laws as a violation of religious liberties. Full story...
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Prison breaks ground on long-awaited chapel

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video Nearly 800 inmates call the Pender Correctional Institution home. Although it's just a temporary stop for most, prison leaders and the community have come together to build what they hope will make a lasting impression. Full story...
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UNCG will recognize Christian group

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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro will recognize a Christian student organization that had filed a lawsuit over a previous decision to deny them the status of an official campus group. Full story...
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Wilmington native's journey toward sainthood begins Friday

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videoThe push to make a Wilmington-born priest a saint officially begins Friday in Raleigh. Members of the Vatican will help begin the canonization process of Wilmington native Thomas Price. Full story...
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Lack of students puts Catholic high school plan on hold

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videoFor years a lot of folks have wanted a Catholic high school in the Cape Fear, but it looks like that will not happen any time soon. During a visit to Wilmington today, Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Raleigh Diocese said that talks of building a long-sought Catholic high school here are on hold. Full story...
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Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent

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With Fat Tuesday over, that means the beginning of Lent for Christians around the world. And it all starts today with Ash Wednesday. Full story...
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St. Mary's students celebrate Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras has not only begun in New Orleans. The party was in full swing today at a Wilmington school. Full story...
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Southern Baptists to hear proposed name change

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The nation's largest protestant denomination will remain "Baptist" but it's thinking about whether to stay "Southern" for much longer. Full story...
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Obama: Birth control policy meets everyone's needs

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videoPresident Barack Obama declared Friday he's found a solution that will protect religious liberty but also ensure that women have access to free birth control, as he rushed to defuse an election-year political uproar that threatened to overtake his administration. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Raleigh diocese says Wilmington-born priest's worthy of sainthood

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video A Wilmington-born priest may be declared a saint in the coming years. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh recently announced it will begin the process to canonize Father Thomas Price. But what does it take to be acknowledged as a saint? Full story...
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