Wilmington Faith & Values

The president of the North Carolina NAACP is touring more than 26 communities promoting voter drives since mid-October including one in Burgaw a few weeks ago.  Amanda Greene of Wilmington Faith and Values spoke with the Reverend William Barbour the Second about early voter turnout and the concerns he’s hearing from voters statewide.

With the latest presidential polls in North Carolina dead even at 49 percent for both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, Barber knows each voter can make a difference.

North Carolinastate officials don’t have hard numbers on how many women and girls are sold for sex each year.

Amanda Greene

After recently celebrating its 10 year anniversary, Phoenix Employment Ministry saw the highest number of clients at an orientation in its history.

Amanda Greene

Each Sunday a group of about 75-100 Burmese men, women and children – refugees fleeing persecution in Myanmar - crowd into the wedding chapel at First Baptist Church during the Sunday school hour for worship in their native Karen language.   Amanda Greene of Wilmington Faith and Values tells how this ministry has grown in the last year and changed lives both inside the church and in the Burmese community.

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In January, the board of the faith-based International Seamen’s Center decided to move to a location outside the port of Wilmington because of deteriorating conditions at its 1940s building there.

Shouting “Keep it separate,” a group of about 40 protestors marched across eight blocks of downtown Wilmington Sunday to protest what they say is a lack of separation of church and state.

In 2013, Tauheed Islamic Center, Wilmington’s oldest Muslim worship space, is planning to build the city’s first domed mosque on Princess Place Drive.