Atlanta people and places

Stephen Hawking tweeted only 10 times

6:32 am Mar. 14, 2018

To those of us compelled to log our every thought, upload photos of every meal and pass along every meme Twitter has to offer, here’s something to ponder: the late Stephen Hawking tweeted just 10 times.

The physicist, author and professor of unparalleled brilliance died early Wednesday at 76 at his home in England. In August 2010 he joined the social media platform that many celebrities, journalists and

Joel Osteen, Kathie Lee Gifford at Billy Graham’s funeral

12:10 pm Mar. 2, 2018

Broadcaster Kathie Lee Gifford, evangelist Joel Osteen Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani are among the well-known worshippers at Rev. Billy Graham’s funeral today. You can watch the live stream here.

Today’s memorial has been planned for years; as WSOC noted the service is scheduled to take precisely 82 minutes. Many have called it Graham’s “last crusade.”

Here’s a look at some of the

WATCH: President Trump, others arrive for Billy Graham’s funeral

11:16 am Mar. 2, 2018

The Rev. Billy Graham’s funeral starts at noon. President Donald Trump and Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence and other dignitaries are arriving now.

You can watch a live stream of the funeral here.

For now, here’s Charlotte station WSOC’s live coverage of the arrivals.

What covering the 2017 NRA convention was like

8:03 am Feb. 24, 2018

Last year’s National Rifle Association convention brought 80,000 people to downtown Atlanta, and on opening day I interviewed some of the nicest people I’d ever met.

Given the heated protests that preceded the April 2017 event at the Georgia World Congress Center and the “fake news media” narrative some have embraced, I thought covering it might be awkward. Nope. To a person, everyone I approached wasn’t just friendly.

Teen Vogue columnist: Billy Graham was “evil”

8:23 am Feb. 23, 2018

Tributes have poured in from around the world in the days since the Rev. Billy Graham died, but a Teen Vogue columnist has blasted the evangelist in a series of tweets, including one describing him as “evil.”

“The big news today is that Billy Graham was still alive this whole time,” Lauren Duca said in a tweet posted after Graham’s death at 99. “Anyway, have fun in

How Rev. Billy Graham fought for Civil Rights

4:04 pm Feb. 21, 2018

When the Rev. Billy Graham brought his large Crusade gatherings to the South in the 1950s, he was alarmed at what he saw: Ropes segregating white and black worshipers.

EARLIER: Evangelist Billy Graham is dead at 99 

“I was appalled at it and decided I had to speak out on it,” Graham says in a video discussing his work to advance Civil Rights. “I said, ‘No more of this.’

George and Amal Clooney give money to, say they’ll be at Parkland survivors’ D.C. march

4:29 pm Feb. 20, 2018

New parents George and Amal Clooney have thrown their support behind the young people organizing next month’s “March for Our Lives” in Washington D.C.

The high profile couple said Tuesday they are donating $500,000 in the name of their 8-month old twins to a group of teen survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. They also indicated they would  attend the March 24th