Features: Faith

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 05:49 PM

Lessons from 'High Noon'

In our home if “High Noon” is on the television then it doesn’t matter what else is on! It is one of my favorite westerns that the rest of the family also loves, or so they pretend! Why is this movie such a classic? Is it the Oscar winning performance? Is it the real-time cinematography? I think the real answer lies in the noble ideals in the storyline such as justice, honor, duty, conviction and courage — qualities that symbolize the American spirit.

Oct. 27, 2014 @ 01:48 PM

Oasis of Hope Ministries spreads cheer at Ronald McDonald House

A team from Oasis of Hope Ministries visited the Ronald McDonald House of Durham on Oct. 11 to prepare a meal for families of sick children.

Oct. 27, 2014 @ 01:48 PM

Arner talks security at senior circle meeting

The Plank Chapel Senior Circle met recently in the fellowship hall of Plank Chapel Church.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 07:52 PM

Jesus is preparing a place for us

Fall has arrived. The leaves are changing colors. Football is back. The mornings are cooler. Football is back — oh, I think I already mentioned that one. And this is the season when most churches celebrate homecoming.

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 12:16 PM

GriefShare session begins Monday

New Sandy Creek Baptist Church and First United Methodist Church recently joined forces to provide GriefShare sessions to the community.

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 12:14 PM

Faulkner honored for service

Jerry A. Faulkner (right) receives a plaque from Kieth Jones at Dexter Baptist Church honoring his more than 50 years of service to the church.

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 09:07 PM

Finding space to reconnect

It was family reunion time again. This year, instead of a large luxurious house facing the ocean on the outer banks — a house filled with electronic options — we went camping.

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 07:12 PM

Granville House bell ringers give performance

The senior bell ringers of the Granville House in Oxford gave a concert for family and friends at 7 p.m. Sept. 12.


Oct. 06, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

Turner receives Power of Life scholarship

Seniqua Dante Turner was the recent recipient of a $300 scholarship awarded by Power of Life Missionary Baptist Church.


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 09:43 PM

Let's work together

Efforts in our community over the last several weeks to build community and understanding have caused me to reflect on a cartoon my father kept under the glass covering of his desktop in his office as long as I can remember. It depicted two mules tied together at the neck and two stacks of hay.