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Dutch man building ark to Biblical specs

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An hour outside of Amsterdam in Dordrecht, Netherlands, a ship is under construction. But this ain't your typical sailboat, bub. Johan Huibers is building a full-scale replica of Noah's ark. Full story...
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Baptists gather in NC for meeting

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Thousands of delegates are coming to Kinston for a meeting of Baptists that takes place only once every three years. Full story...
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Locals don't seem worried Judgment Day will come Saturday

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Downtown Wilmington was business as usual today, even though some people think that could all change Saturday. Full story...
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Billy Graham home from hospital

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Evangelist Billy Graham went home from the hospital early Sunday afternoon, according to a statement from his publicist. Rev. Graham had spent five days at Mission Hospital in Asheville for treatment for pneumonia. Full story...
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Attorney: Airlines should apologize to Imams

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A North Carolina attorney for several Muslim leaders says two airlines owe his clients an apology for kicking them off commercial flights. Imams in Memphis, Tenn., and New York were headed to a national conference in Charlotte over the weekend when they were asked to leave the planes without reason. Full story...
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Worshipers join together on National Day of Prayer

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Dozens of people turned out at Hugh MacRae Park in Wilmington today to take part in the National Day of Prayer. Full story...
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Groups want info on concert dustup at Fort Bragg

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Two civil liberties groups are asking the Army for information on Fort Bragg's handling of a Christian concert last fall and a secular-themed event that was canceled by organizers. Full story...
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Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent

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For Catholics, it is a season of penance, reflection and fasting that prepares them for Christ's resurrection on Easter Sunday. Full story...
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Dozens of police break up brawl at church

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A dispute over leadership at a Henderson County church has turned from angry words to fist fights. About 30 police officers from five agencies were called to break up fights Sunday at Greater New Zion Baptist Church in Fletcher. Full story...
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Priest says John Paul II's beatification a morale booster for Catholics

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Catholics from all over the world are expected to attend a ceremony in May beatifying Pope John Paul II. We caught up with one Catholic pastor in our area and asked him what this means for the religion. Full story...
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NC city to use lottery for religious flag display

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A city council in North Carolina has decided to use a lottery to decide on the display of flags with religious symbols at a memorial. Full story...
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Presbyterians Kirk the Tartan

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A tartan is a flag that represents a family. Today was a chance to reflect on the Scottish heritage of Presbyterians and how that heritage has influenced both the church and the nation as a whole. Full story...
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Hometown director hopes religious theme helps make mark in Hollywood

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videoIf you don't know the name John Ward, you might soon. He's trying to make his mark on Hollywood with a new movie with a religious theme. Full story...
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Life Chain lines the streets of Wilmington with Pro-Life message

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The event is designed to be a silent protest by Christians to voice their opposition to abortion. Those who took part in the protest say they have no animosity towards those who disagree with their point of view - they just want to express their own beliefs. They say the pro-life cause is something they truly believe in. Full story...
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CFCC panel discusses religious tolerance

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The event was sparked by two big stories that have dominated news lately. One was the construction of the Mosque at Ground Zero. The other was the Florida pastor who wanted to have "Burn a Kuran Day" on the anniversary of 9/11. Full story...
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