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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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Wilmington Mormon leader, SC voters discuss Romney and LDS faith

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videoGOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s wins in Iowa and New Hampshire have certainly put him on the fast track, but does his faith really matter? We spoke with a local Mormon leader as well as South Carolina voters to get their input. Full story...
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NC Baptist leader wants civil debate on marriage

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The newly-elected president of North Carolina's largest religious denomination says he's hoping for a civil debate over a proposal to ban same-sex marriage in the state constitution. Full story...
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Live nativity puts 'Christ' back into 'Christmas'

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It's easy to get wrapped up in the presents, lights, ribbons and bows and forget the true reason for the season. Full story...
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Korean pastor in Wilmington reacts to death of North Korean dictator

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video Tensions and uncertainties are high in Asia following the death overnight of North Korean president Kim Jung Il. Half a world away, Kim's death is impacting people in the Port City as well. Full story...
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Lowe's stands by decision to pull ads

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Lowe's is planning to stick by its decision to yank its ads from a reality TV show about American Muslims despite the growing opposition the home improvement chain is facing over the move. Full story...
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Graham regaining strength at NC hospital

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The Rev. Billy Graham's recovery from pneumonia is looking better after a restful night in a North Carolina hospital. Full story...
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Preacher Billy Graham admitted to NC hospital

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A spokesman for the Rev. Billy Graham says the famous evangelist has been taken to a hospital near his home in North Carolina for treatment of his lungs. Full story...
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Elon to hold services for Jewish high holy days

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Elon University will observe the Jewish High Holy Days with services for the first time. Full story...
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NC churches participate in DREAM Sabbath 2011

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Ten North Carolina churches are among 300 houses of worship nationwide that are participating in a campaign to raise awareness about young educated immigrants who are not authorized to be in the United States even though they grew up here. Full story...
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Wilmington's gay and church communities respond to possible new amendment

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video North Carolina is one of the last states in the Southeast without a constitutional amendment making it clear that marriage is only legal between a woman and a man. That all might change come May after the North Carolina General Assembly recently agreed to put an amendment banning gay marriage on next year's ballot. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Bishop says Catholic high school plans moving forward

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For years a lot of folks in the Cape Fear have wanted a Catholic high school for the area. We learned today those plans are moving forward. Full story...
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Catholic Diocese of Raleigh plans new cathedral

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The campus would include a 2,000 seat cathedral estimated to cost $75-90 million. The new facility will be called Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. It will replace Sacred Heart Cathedral built in 1924, which the diocese says is the smallest cathedral in the continental United States. Full story...
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