ABC’s news show “20/20” will look back at the rise and fall of televangelists Jim and Tammy Bakker, whose PTL empire near Charlotte crumbled amid financial and sexual scandal. The special will include never-seen archival footage.
The Rowan County Commission lost its case over public prayer at meetings and must pay the American Civil Liberties Union $285,000 in legal fees. The ACLU sued in 2013. The Supreme Court declined to hear the case.
Three Kings Day parades celebrate Latino culture and the holiday season. After festivities Saturday in Cary, families received gifts of bikes and toys for their children and a bag of food to take home.
Richard Brunson, executive director of NC Baptists on Mission since 1992, is one of The News & Observer’s finalists for Tar Heel of the Year. He has made the organization’s volunteers a critical component of disaster response in North Carolina and around the country, particularly during hurricanes.
A Presbyterian church in Raleigh was vandalized Friday afternoon just before Christmas, but the members of the congregation didn’t let it stop them. They quickly banned together to clean it up and it looks like nothing even happened.
An investigation into US fundamental Baptist churches found more than 400 sexual misconduct allegations. More than 160 pastors, ministers and Christian leaders have been accused of committing crimes against children.
Bishop Michael Curry, the head of the Episcopal Church who was the Bishop of the NC Diocese, presided over the funeral of President George H.W. Bush after gaining notoriety for his passionate sermon at the Royal Wedding this summer.
At least three dozen kids at Asheville Waldorf School have come down with the chickenpox in what state health officials are calling the worst outbreak of the disease since a vaccine was introduced in 1995.
The Orange County Rural Alliance, or OCRA, grew out of a program offered by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department called Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT). Volunteers deliver meals and check in on elderly residents.
Gov. Roy Cooper, who had previously issued a proclamation on Nov. 7 recognizing Diwali, attended the celebration at Sree Venkateswara Temple Monday along with Attorney General Josh Stein and state Sen. Jay Chaudhuri.
Mark Harris, ex-pastor at Charlotte’s First Baptist Church and a candidate for U.S. House, talked about Islam as a dangerous religion. He said there’d be no Middle East peace until Jews, Muslims accepted Jesus.
One of Islam’s most important holidays, Eid al-Fitr, may be recognized as a teacher work day in Wake County Schools’ traditional calendar for 2020-21. It’s up to the full Board of Education to approve the calendar.
Federal Aviation Administration reported an emergency landing by a small airplane on I-95 near US 264 in Wilson, North Carolina. Two pilots, one a student, were not injured, landing successfully, reports said.
The Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary, Sen. Thom Tillis and Rep. David Price were among those who issued statements following the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday.