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.
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.