Mickey McLean

Mickey is WORLD’s executive editor for audience engagement. He previously was the executive editor for WORLD Digital. Mickey resides in Greensboro, N.C. Follow him on Twitter @MickeyMcLean.

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WORLD’s Top 25 articles for 2020

News Of The Year | Our year-end countdown of the stories that generated the most reader traffic
by Mickey McLean
Posted 12/26/20, 10:17 am

With the coronavirus, a presidential election, and racial tensions dominating the headlines in 2020, it is no surprise that stories related to those topics dominate the Top 25 countdown of the best read articles and columns on WORLD’s website this year.

Click the headline links below and take a trip back through the past 12 months of WORLD’s Biblically objective journalism that informs, educates, and inspires.

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MacArthur vs. California—the battle continues

Churches | The popular pastor and his megachurch continue to fight against an indoor worship ban
by Steve West, Mickey McLean & Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/18/20, 03:14 pm

After several days of legal seesawing, state and local officials and John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church are back where they started, with California and Los Angeles County saying no to indoor services and the congregation gathering for worship anyway.

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Storm moves inland, heads north

by Mickey McLean
Posted 8/03/20, 05:39 pm

Isaias made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., just after 11 p.m. EDT on Monday as a Category 1 hurricane, causing flooding and several home fires. Its maximum sustained winds reached 85 mph. But as the storm center moved inland, it was downgraded to a tropical storm with 70 mph winds and an increasing threat of tornadoes in southeastern Virginia and northward.

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