I moved to Augusta in 2008 to cover religion for the Chronicle. I didn't know a soul this far South at the time, but the area is quickly becoming home. Before then, I covered the cop beat and crime while working at a newspaper in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. I got my start in Virginia writing features for a community weekly while in college.
Posted February 15, 2013 01:22 pm - Updated February 19, 2013 12:10 am

Take a peek inside the new Islamic Center

The Islamic Community Center of Augusta
The Islamic Community Center of Augusta

Have a look inside the Islamic Community Center of Augusta on Saturday, when the new $3.8 million mosque and community center is open to the public for a open house from 11:30-4 p.m. 

The open house includes cuisine from all over the world, tours of the new 35,000-square-foot building (browse photos here), a presentation with question and answer session about Islam and Muslim culture, henna, calligraphy and Islamic films. Everything is free, according to organizers.

The The Islamic Community Center of Augusta is located at 465 Old Evans Road. Learn more at openhouse.isaugusta.com.