Religion

Local

Perry Noble breaks silence

Former NewSpring Church pastor Perry Noble reflected on his treatment after he was ousted from the church this summer for reasons including alcohol dependency.

State

Former NewSpring pastor vows to ‘go dark’ on Facebook for while

Ousted NewSpring pastor Perry Noble said he spent about a month in an Arizona treamtent facility earlier this summer, but the Facebook post he used to update his followers will likely be his last for a while. He’s being advised to “go dark” on social media while he mends his relationship with his family.

Living

One SC prison chaplain’s ‘long nights in the death house’

“Next Stop, Eternity” tells the story of the Rev. Charles M. “Red” Kelly, founder of Columbia’s First Church of the Nazarene who was later tapped to become chaplain at the SC state penitentiary in the 1940s. He spent prisoners’ final nights with them, witnessing more than 30 executions.

Videos

Night of Joy Rehearsal

First Baptist Church of Columbia and Brookland Baptist Church combined choirs practice for Sunday's "Night of Joy", an inaugural event at the new Spirit Communications Park on Bull Street.
Tim Dominick tdominick@thestate.com
Night of Joy Rehearsal 1:51

Night of Joy Rehearsal

VIDEO: The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 2:08

VIDEO: The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

VIDEO: Our Lady of the Hills Choir 1:43

VIDEO: Our Lady of the Hills Choir

Watch: Chapin cheerleaders perform at ACC Championship Game in Orlando 1:14

Watch: Chapin cheerleaders perform at ACC Championship Game in Orlando