North Carolina

Armenia experiencing revival, hopeful about future

December 14 2011 by Buddy Overman, BSC Communications

Armenia is a small country nestled between its much larger and predominately Muslim neighbors of Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan. Situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, it is a nation with a unique and varied history, including a Christian tradition that dates to the apostolic age.

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Glimpse of heaven seen at annual banquet

December 14 2011 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor

This year’s Heavenly Banquet Nov. 8 offered a small picture of what heaven might look like. With 160 participants from various tribes, tongues and nations, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) multicultural ministries offered participants a chance to learn from a multicultural church planter and a panel of experts working with various ethnic groups.

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Campbell breaks ground on new medical school

December 13 2011 by Campbell Communications

BUIES CREEK – One simple but powerful word was repeated during the Dec. 8 groundbreaking ceremony of Campbell University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine. Big.

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Billy Graham released from hospital

December 7 2011 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press

ASHEVILLE – Evangelist Billy Graham was released from the hospital Tuesday, six days after being admitted with pneumonia. A statement from Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., said Graham had made “good clinical progress” in his response to antibiotics and had “advanced daily” in showing increased strength and mobility.

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NCBM rely on volunteers, funds to operate

December 7 2011 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor

North Carolina Baptists are known for their heart. That’s evident to the many peoples that have been ministered to by the North Carolina Baptist Men (NCBM). “Thousands of people have found out that God cares about them” through the efforts of Baptists from the state, said Richard Brunson, NCBM executive director.

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N.C. Baptists leaders ask messengers if they’re ‘All In’

December 6 2011 by Dianna Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor

North Carolina Baptists are not alone in losing sight of their primary objective. Just like the people in Ephesus, Greg Mathis says Paul’s words are relevant to N.C. Baptists. He was calling the people back to their primary objective: spreading the gospel.

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‘Queen’ reflects fondly on 35 years in Nigeria

December 5 2011 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor

Shirley Gunn learned to live by some simple rules during her nearly 35 years as an IMB (International Mission Board) missionary in Nigeria – spend time with and love others, hold tight to the Word of God, and keep her eyes open when praying with strangers.

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Elliff shares encouragement, Lottie challenge with N.C. Baptists

December 5 2011 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor

After being inaugurated in November as the 11th president of IMB (International Mission Board), Tom Elliff expressed his appreciation to North Carolina Baptists for their ongoing support of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and their willingness to embrace the unengaged, unreached around the globe with the gospel.

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Billy Graham hospitalized, in stable condition

December 1 2011 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press

ASHEVILLE ­– Evangelist Billy Graham has been hospitalized, potentially with pneumonia, and is in stable condition, according a hospital statement. The 93-year-old Graham was admitted to Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., “alert, smiling and waving at hospital staff,” according to the statement.

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Modern Marvels features N.C. Baptist Men’s Manna One

November 28 2011 by BR Staff

The popular History Channel show Modern Marvels featured the North Carolina Baptist Men’s Disaster Relief unit “Manna One.”

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