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The Rev. Clifford Jones Sr. of Charlotte is one of five candidates to lead the country’s largest African-American religious organization. The vote will occur during the denomination's upcoming 134th annual gathering in New Orleans.

I was traveling to the beach a few weeks ago on a Friday evening when, during a heavy rainfall, my car hydroplaned and crashed into the center wires in the median.

A Christian-themed movie being filmed next month in Rock Hill will feature local sites, local extras and Jessica Lynch, a former soldier who was kidnapped in 2003 in Iraq.

Monsignor John McSweeney has been a priest in the Diocese of Charlotte since its beginnings. “You’re looking at an antique,” he says, laughing. He’s the third pastor of St. Matthew, today the largest congregation in Charlotte and one of the largest Catholic parishes in the United States.

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