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LGBTQ Catholics stung by Vatican rebuff of same-sex unions

LGBTQ Catholics in the United States say they weren’t surprised by the Vatican’s pronouncement that same-sex unions are a sin and can’t be blessed by the church. But Monday’s announcement stung nonetheless.

NC Senate OK’s allowing concealed handguns at more churches

Legislation that would give churches that meet on private school campuses in North Carolina the option to allow members or visitors to carry concealed handguns has cleared one General Assembly chamber.

Wilmington church receives free air quality unit

Peace Baptist Church in Wilmington is installing an air quality unit to limit the risk of contracting COVID-19 while worshiping.

NC bill lets concealed permittees be armed at more churches

A North Carolina legislative committee has agreed to a bill that would let concealed weapon permit holders be armed at more churches.

Pope says women can read at Mass, but still can’t be priests

Pope Francis has changed church law to explicitly allow women to do more things during Mass, granting them access to the altar, while reaffirming they cannot be priests.

Jewish doctor treats COVID-19 patient covered in Nazi tattoos

The surge in coronavirus cases is proving very challenging for frontline health care workers and especially for one Northern California emergency room doctor.

Church that defied stay-at-home order hosts weeklong event in Charlotte

A church that reportedly held packed services in Charlotte during Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-at-home order earlier this year is under scrutiny again for hosting a weeklong convocation amid a surge in coronavirus cases.

Baptist couple ask court to ban book from son’s school

A North Carolina couple is trying to get a novel they describe as an “affront” to their Christian beliefs removed from a public charter school.

Pro-Trump messages painted on headstones at Jewish cemetery

Police are investigating vandalism that left several headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Grand Rapids spray-painted with “TRUMP” and “MAGA” before President Donald Trump held his final campaign rally in the western Michigan city.

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BB&T Jamboree cancelled for third year in a row; new event scheduled in its place

West Brunswick's Coach Brett Hickman says the new event will take place for the cancelled BB&T Jamboree

Brunswick County Health Services to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinic at WWAY Event Center

Brunswick County Health Services will be hosting several pop-up vaccination clinics this week including one at the WWAY Event Center in Leland. Appointments are not required for these special clinics. 

New Hanover County Commissioner controversy comes to a head

Tuesday's New Hanover County Commissioner meeting opened with a controversial resolution removed from the agenda.

Biden pushes shots for young adults as variant concern grows

The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to get younger Americans vaccinated for COVID-19 amid growing concern about the spread of a new variant that threatens to set the country back in the months ahead.