August 2011

Mississippi Pastor Leading the Way Toward Community Health

A Baptist pastor in Mississippi has banished fried chicken from fellowship events at his church.

Michael Minor, a Baptist pastor in Mississippi, has banished fried chicken from fellowship events at his church.  He urges other churches and pastors to do the same.  

This story "has legs," as they say, appearing in more numerous and increasingly prominent places, finally making the New York Times last week.

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Broadband Growing, Options Opening

There is a renewed initiative to increase broadband data access to rural areas of North Carolina.

Via N.C. Public Radio, we learn of a renewed initiative by the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina (MCNC) to increase broadband data access to rural areas of our state.

The Local Church as Immune System

Each of us contributes to it in our times of strength, and each of us benefits from it in times of need.

A 10-month-old with a compromised immune system recently contracted a life-threatening infection.  Doctors saved the boy's life by administering immunoglobulin, a concentrated dose of antibodies derived from the plasma from more than 1,000 blood donors.