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February 21, 2018 - 3:52 pm
Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Feb. 21 The Charlotte Observer on the death of Christian evangelist Billy Graham: On a cool Tuesday night in October 1958, the Rev. Billy Graham walked onto a stage at the Charlotte Coliseum for the 26th sermon of a five-week Charlotte crusade...
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February 21, 2018 - 3:28 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police department says it's making no significant changes in its plans before a basketball tournament during which shootings have occurred the past two years. The Charlotte Observer reports the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said it will be using "...
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February 21, 2018 - 2:08 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's public schools chief says faith-based mentors can play an important role in children's lives. But in a video released Wednesday, Education Superintendent Molly Spearman only mentions the positive influence of sharing the Christian faith with the state's public...
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February 21, 2018 - 1:56 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Lake Tahoe ski resort is developing a plan to improve skiing during low-snow seasons by removing boulders and trees from several runs. Heavenly Mountain Resort's plan calls for widening a dozen trails and removing potentially hundreds or even thousands off trees. The hope is to...
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FILE - In this Oct 26, 1994 file photo, Evangelist Billy Graham begins his sermon in Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
February 21, 2018 - 1:20 pm
The Rev. Billy Graham was anxious about his 1954 appearance at the London School of Economics. The school was left-leaning and openly dismissive of religion, and Graham was insecure — he had no advanced theology degree. After he was introduced, something happened that could have derailed the...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2005 file photo, the Rev. Billy Graham speaks on stage on the third and last day of his farewell American revival in the Queens borough of New York. A spokesman said on Graham has died at his home in North Carolina at age 99. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)
February 21, 2018 - 12:42 pm
MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham, the magnetic, movie-star-handsome preacher who became a singular force in postwar American religious life, a confidant of presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday at 99. "America's Pastor," as he was dubbed,...
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FILE - In this Oct 26, 1994 file photo, Evangelist Billy Graham begins his sermon in Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
February 21, 2018 - 12:24 pm
Leaders expressed admiration and respect for evangelist Billy Graham, who died at his North Carolina home Wednesday morning. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP In a tweet, President Donald Trump said: "The GREAT Billy Graham is dead. There was nobody like him! He will be missed by Christians and all religions...
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February 21, 2018 - 10:23 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A study says the parts for two nuclear reactors abandoned during construction in South Carolina last year could be worth more than $860 million. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported the study was prepared by a national engineering firm for South Carolina Electric &...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2006 file photo, the Rev. Billy Graham, right, and his son Franklin Graham wait for the start of a service in New Orleans. Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. He was 99. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)
February 21, 2018 - 8:56 am
NAME — William Franklin "Billy" Graham Jr. BIRTH — Nov. 7, 1918, near Charlotte, North Carolina EDUCATION — Bachelor of theology, Florida Bible Institute, 1940; bachelor of arts in anthropology, Wheaton College, Ill., 1943; numerous honorary doctorates. CAREER — Baptist pastor in Western Springs,...
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February 21, 2018 - 8:55 am
Highlights in the Rev. Billy Graham's life: Nov. 7, 1918 — William Franklin Graham Jr. born on a farm outside Charlotte, North Carolina. 1934 — Receives Jesus Christ as savior through the preaching of traveling evangelist Mordecai Ham. 1938 — Presbyterian student is baptized and later ordained a...
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