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Christian fiction doesn’t get the same kind of headlines as racier novels or fantasy fiction, but it still has a devoted audience. Last weekend, according to QCity Metro, about 150 people participated in the Christian Book Lover’s Retreat. The event drew people from as far away as Texas to meet nearly 30 authors and fellowship […]

Updated 10:45 a.m.: CNN is reporting Iowa police have arrested Scott Michael Greene, 46, of Urbandale. He was taken into custody west of Des Moines. Two Police Officers in Des Moines, Iowa are dead at this hour. According to reports from CNN, two officers were apparently ambushed in separate incidences. The first officer with the Urbandale Police […]

Today, we expect to see black nurses when we go to the hospital, doctor or clinic. It wasn’t always that way. Thereasea Elder knows first hand. She was one of the community’s public health nurses. When we think about desegregation, we often recall images of innocent school children simply trying to get an education. Twitter […]

The Thereasea Clark Elder Community Appreciation Ceremony will celebrate the life and work of Ms. Elders and launch the T.C. Elder Community Health Leadership Academy on Thursday. Elder was a pioneering public health nurse with the Mecklenburg County Health Department from 1962 to 1989. The T.C. Elder Community Health Leadership Academy will focus on chronic […]

Visitors to The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art will rarely viewed works in the new Bechtler Collection: Relaunched and Rediscovered. It will be on display until April 23. The exhibition features about 158 works from the museum’s permanent collection by 44 different artists. Sixty of the works haven’t been seen publicly in North America. “This […]

Interested in learning more about how faith organizations are coming together to fight heart disease, diabetes and obesity? Join the Village HeartBEAT, sponsored by the Mecklenburg County’s Health Department, for an information session about how your church can get involved. It’s fun, family, faith and fitness. They are saving the community, one church at a […]

Amsterdam has always been high on my travel list. The idea of spending time in a country with more relaxed societal norms always appeals to me. I headed to Amsterdam fully expecting to indulge in everything! On our first night, we got it all in. We visited coffeeshops and the red light district. We filled […]

A Bastille Day celebration turned deadly Thursday after a man driving a truck carrying explosives and plowed into a crowd in Nice in southern France, killing 77, and leaving carnage nearly a mile-long, reports CNN. Police shot and killed the driver, who reportedly pointed his tractor-trailer into the crowd and accelerated, mowing bodies over, witnesses said. Nobody […]

“We’re hurting. Our profession is hurting. Dallas officers are hurting. We are heartbroken, said Dallas Police Chief David Brown during a press conference. “There are no words to describe the atrocity that occurred to our city.” Seven officers were injured in the shooting and five were killed in the Dallas attack. Three suspects were arrested, […]

A white Minneapolis area police officer shot and killed a black man in front of a four-year-old and his fiancee during a traffic stop. Philando Castile, 32, was fatally shot four times during the traffic stop while seated in the car with Diamond Reynolds and her four-year-old daughter. After the shooting, Reynold began to live-stream […]

President Obama is making his first appearance with Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail today at a rally at the Charlotte Convention Center. It’s Clinton’s second appearance here in two weeks, but Obama’s first appearance with her on the campaign. They will speak at the Charlotte Convention Center at an event scheduled to start at […]

Happy Fourth of July. Enjoy great food and fun. Be safe.