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North Carolina’s Guardian Ad Litem program seeks volunteers

The organizers of the Guardian Ad Litem program in North Carolina are reaching out to local families to recruit volunteers to visit and advocate for children who are removed from abusive households, reports.

Kate Appler, the program’s district administrator for the Surry and Stokes counties, says that volunteers generally donate 3-6 hours of their time every month to visit the children, write court reports, and accompany them to court when their case is heard. However, Appler noted that in the counties she had been overseeing, cases of child abuse and negligence have increased in the past few years and have reached the point wherein 66 children currently have no advocates.

For more information about how to help out, you can email Kate Appler at

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NC church pastor commits adultery, will divorce

After just nine months of heading North Carolina’s West Presbyterian Church, 33-year-old Reverend Reggie and his wife Ashley-Anne Masters plan to undergo divorce proceedings due to his adultery, The Christian Post reported on May 19.

Almost the entire time he served as a pastor for the 2000-member congregation, he carried on an affair with an unnamed woman. Salem Presbytery, a regional governing council for Presbyterian churches, sent his church a letter of apology from Masters. He assured that the mistress was not a member of the congregation. He apologized to those who considered him a moral religious leader and asked for their forgiveness.

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