A first responder, who was on the scene of a deadly church bus crash in Tennessee, says injured church members were 'selfless' after the wreck - more concerned with others, than their own injuries. PowerfulMore >>
A first responder, who was on the scene of a deadly church bus crash in Tennessee, says injured church members were 'selfless' after the wreck - more concerned with others, than their own injuries.More >>
Hannah Gilliland has been a member of Front Street Baptist Church since she was three days old. She came to the church to join her fellow church goers in prayer. On Thursday, a church bus from FrontMore >>
Hannah Gilliland has been a member of Front Street Baptist Church since she was three days old.More >>
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The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) -
Late Friday afternoon the ministerial staff at Front Street Baptist Church in Statesville talked to reporters to give an update on the 11 church members who remain in a Tennessee hospital.
This follows a horrible crash of their church bus that happened Wednesday as a senior group returned from a conference.
Eight people died in the wreck, including 6 members of the church.
For Pastors Tim Stutts, Jeremy Miller and Rick Cruz, tending to the needs of the flock has been a challenge.
Stutts remarked that the most difficult part was his desire to be both in Statesville dealing with the needs of local members, and in Tennessee at the hospital where nearly a dozen injured members remain.
Stutts also gave an un update with a bit of good news about those members still in the hospital, saying that all were either improving or stable
Among them is Ed McLelland. His wife Marcia did not survive, but he is getting better.
"We have always appreciated and loved both of them and I just can't really remember having any different opinion then as I have now," Kay Capps told WBTV.
Jackie and Kay Capps are the McLellands friends and neighbors.
The McLellands raised two daughters and have a son in law. Marcia had just decorated her home for fall and she loved flowers.
Marcia raised dahlias and gave a bunch to Kay right before leaving on that bus trip.
"Marcia was looking forward to hearing Charles Stanley," Jackie added.
Ed loves Appalachian State and has a large ASU flag flying underneath an American flag on a pole in the front yard of his Statesville home.
"Ed plays the guitar," added Jackie.
Ed is a band that entertained folks in rest homes, and plowed gardens for his neighbors
"He liked to be helpful," Jackie said. "He's retired, has time, spends that time being a good citizen."
Like others in the group, Ed was an educator, he taught Civics before retiring from Statesville High School.
Every person involved in that crash has a story to tell, of lives touched, of a difference made, and for so many in the community right now, of a loss for which sometimes the words are hard to come by.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>