The Bethesda Women’s Conference will be held Aug. 11-12 at Bethesda Baptist Church. Guest speaker Betsy Bolick will encourage participants to rise up and stand strong as women of faith – no matter their circumstances. For girls and women, 13 years of age and older. Doors open at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 and 8 a.m. Aug. 12. For more information, call 919-553-7678.