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  • N.C. Baptists celebrate missions giving

    by Staff/Biblical Recorder & BSCNC, posted Tuesday, November 22, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo by Steve Cooke
    GREENSBORO, N.C.(BP) -- North Carolina Baptists gave more than $32 million dollars to Southern Baptist missions and ministries in the last fiscal year, leading the 42 state conventions in cooperative giving through both the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (more than $14.6 million) and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (more than $6 million).

    Messengers to the 2016 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC) annual meeting, Nov. 14-15, voted to approve a budget that increases the percentage of Cooperative Program funds forwarded to the Southern Baptist Convention causes for the 2017 fiscal year to 40.5 percent (or $11,417,637), representing a half-point increase over last year's allotment. The total budget for 2017 comes to $30,375,000, which is up nearly 3 percent over 2016. Read More

  • Restroom law likely safe despite N.C. election saga

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (one year ago)

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    RALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- Regardless of who emerges victorious in North Carolina's still undecided governor's race, some of the state's Baptists believe a controversial law limiting transgender restroom access will remain in force.

    Incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican who has defended the law known as House Bill 2, trails Attorney General Roy Cooper, a Democrat and staunch H.B. 2 critic, by some 5,000 votes with more than 58,000 provisional ballots to be adjudicated and potentially counted, the Raleigh News & Observer reported. Read More

  • N.C. anticipates weeks of continued Matthew recovery

    by Joe Conway, posted Friday, October 28, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo by Geoff L Johnson/NAMB
    CARY, N.C. (BP) -- Scenes reminiscent of the aftermath of 1999's Hurricane Floyd are playing out across a 250-mile stretch of North Carolina. Already North Carolina Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers, and those from seven other states, have served Hurricane Matthew survivors by preparing more than 400,000 meals from six SBDR kitchens.

    North Carolina Baptist Men Disaster Relief director Gaylon Moss said some of the same areas affected by Floyd were hard hit again by Matthew. Moss said volunteer days served in North Carolina have already surpassed 7,000. Read More

  • Hurricane Matthew DR volunteers needed in N.C.

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, October 24, 2016 (one year ago)

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    CARY, N.C. (BP) -- Disaster relief volunteers are urgently needed to help North Carolina residents recover from flooding damage wrought by Hurricane Matthew, said Richard Brunson, executive director of North Carolina Baptist Men (NCBM).

    "Teams are needed to help individuals and families remove the wet furniture, floors, walls and other items as needed. We will need many recovery volunteers for many months to come," Brunson said today (Oct. 24). "Thousands of homes and many thousands of people were affected by Hurricane Matthew and we need volunteers to assist with cleanup for the long term." Read More

  • N.C. plans for long haul after Hurricane Matthew

    by K. Allan Blume and Dianna L. Cagle/Biblical Recorder , posted Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (2 years ago)

    CARY, N.C. (BP) -- North Carolina continues to reel from the damage and flooding left by Hurricane Matthew. As rising rivers have yet to crest in many areas, North Carolina Baptists are responding where they can and as quickly as conditions will allow -- a state Baptist disaster relief leader reported Monday (Oct. 10).

    North Carolina Baptist Men's (NCBM) 30,000 meal-per-day unit, Manna One, was headed to Lumberton, N.C., from Florida on Monday, reported the ministry's leader, Richard Brunson. According to The New York Times today (Oct. 11), the death toll in North Carolina had risen to 17 people as the state suffers record-breaking flooding across the eastern part of the state. Read More

  • N.C. restroom bill doesn't deter SBC annual meeting

    by David Roach, posted Monday, September 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo courtesy of Charlotte Convention Center
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- Amid controversy over North Carolina's controversial transgender restroom law, Southern Baptist Convention leaders estimate they're less than two weeks away from finalizing contracts to hold the 2023 SBC annual meeting in Charlotte.

    And they say they're glad to support the state for its moral stand on gender and sexuality.

    SBC President Steve Gaines said that "while other organizations such as the ... Read More

  • NCAA & ACC: 'breathtaking hypocrisy' cited in N.C.

    by David Roach, posted Friday, September 16, 2016 (2 years ago)

    RALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- Southern Baptist state legislator Paul Stam, Charlotte pastor Clint Pressley and evangelist Franklin Graham are among those calling the NCAA hypocritical for its decision to withdraw seven championship events from North Carolina over the state's antidiscrimination law.

    Two days after the NCAA's Sept. 12 move, the Atlantic Coast Conference followed suit by stating it would move all neutral-site championships for the coming academic year out of North Carolina, including the football conference championship game in December. Read More

  • NCAA tourney pulled from N.C. over restroom bill

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, September 13, 2016 (2 years ago)

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP) -- North Carolina's pro-family leaders are decrying the NCAA's decision to pull seven championship athletic events from the state during the 2016-17 academic year in response to a state law requiring individuals at public agencies to use restrooms corresponding to their biological sex.

    "There is an expectation of privacy when women and children go into the shower or locker room, and it's more than an expectation -- it's a right," Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the North Carolina Values Coalition, said in a statement. "And our elected officials have a duty to protect that right. The NCAA is punishing the state of North Carolina because it dares to stand up for the commonsense notion that everyone has a right to privacy, decency and safety in bathrooms, showers and locker rooms." Read More

  • Diaspora missions conf. called 'catalytic moment'

    by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor, posted Tuesday, August 30, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Seth Brown
    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) -- God is "the Divine Maestro, orchestrating the movements of the nations," J.D. Payne told attendees during the Aug. 26-27 "Reaching the Nations in North America" conference.

    Payne, pastor for church multiplication with The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Ala., emphasized the importance of churches engaging in diaspora missions, which is the task of evangelizing migrants. The Southern Baptist missions conference was held at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, Tenn., and exceeded expectations with about 400 attendees. Read More

  • N.C. transgender ruling 'narrow' but a 'step back'

    by David Roach, posted Monday, August 29, 2016 (2 years ago)

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (BP) -- A federal judge's ruling suspending enforcement of North Carolina's so-called bathroom bill for three individuals in the University of North Carolina system has been classified by a pro-family organization in the state as "very narrow" and of "little effect" practically.

    Judge Thomas Schroeder ruled Aug. 26 that UNC must allow three transgender individuals to use restrooms corresponding to their perceived gender identity until their claim challenging North Carolina's House Bill 2 is decided. H.B. 2, among other provisions, requires individuals at public agencies to use restrooms ... Read More