From the Desk


Humans can be surprisingly impatient, especially when it comes to phones. Apple released the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Friday along with iOS7, the company’s newest operating system for its phones. As expected, lines stretched on for days, and Apple struggled to keep up with demand for the device. …

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Politics in Forest

The Chamber hosts the ‘political event of the year’ Virginia senators, delegates and regional candidates flooded Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest as the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) hosted a biennial social event Thursday, Sept. 19. The event, designed by LRCC to allow politicians currently in office and those running …

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Wrestlers compete in Jacob Challenge

Power — Liberty wrestlers were no longer seen as Jacobs — “Graspers of Heels” — after the 24-hour training. Photo provided

Liberty athletes participated in the 24-hour training event to raise money for traveling expenses and gear The Bible tells a story of a young man confronted in the middle of the night by an unknown traveler. Locking hands in head-to-head combat, the young man fought valiantly against the traveler until …

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Curtain opens with Les Misérables

ART —Les Miserables takes viewers on a journey to19th-century France and gives a fictional taste of the real-life uprising in Paris in 1832. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Alluvion Stage Company presented Liberty’s first play of the season to a sold-out crowd Friday, Sept. 13 Alluvion Stage Company’s rendition of Les Misérables christened the Liberty University theatrical season with colorful and compelling performances that began Friday, Sept. 13 in front of a sold-out audience. Theatergoers were transported to …

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Lee Weeks exhibit showcases art

on display — Aspiring artists and comic fans alike gathered Thursday, Sept. 19, to admire the work of experienced artist Lee Weeks. Photo credit: Kyle Erikson

Marvel and DC Comics artist showed students his tricks of the comic book trade, Sept. 19 Students, faculty and families lined up outside of the Liberty University Art Gallery for the opening night of the Lee Weeks exhibition Sept. 19, which showcased some of the comic book artist’s best work. …

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Fink dies

legacy — “Preach the word.” Photo provided

“Jehovah, Jehovah, my Jehovah.” These were the final words of beloved religion professor Dr. Paul Fink as he looked up to heaven moments before passing away Saturday, Sept. 7, at Lynchburg Regional Hospital, according to his daughter Cathy Eubank. He is survived by his wife Mary and his children Anne, …

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Bond rate increases

Moody’s awards LU Aa3 Moody’s Investors Service upgraded Liberty University’s bond rating Monday, Sept. 9, from A1 to Aa3. According to Moody’s, an Aa3 rating is given to organizations “judged to be of high quality and very low credit risk.” According to the report, the change reflects the university’s increases …

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From game manager to playmaker


Redshirt sophomore quarterback Josh Woodrum has transformed his game to become a leader this season While sitting in his living room at home, Josh Woodrum’s dad asked him if he was ready for his first varsity start. Little did Woodrum know, the start would be just the beginning of a …

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10 Miler approaches

endurance — This year marks 40 years of competition for the 10 miler. Photo provided

The Genworth Virginia 10 Miler kicks off Sept. 28 With the Genworth Virginia 10 Miler quickly approaching , more than 4,000 people are preparing to run in the 40th annual event. The 10 Miler will take place Saturday, Sept. 28 and will begin at E.C Glass High School. “The race …

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Serving the children

SISTER — Courtney Bryant volunteers. Photo provided

Nerves filled her heart moments before they officially met. All the background information she had been given about the little girl raced through her mind. Then the door opened, and they met. Her fears calmed as a new relationship was born. One year ago, Courtney Bryant, a Lynchburg, Va., local …

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Visitors explore law

Liberty University School of Law hosted Experience Law, an event designated for prospective law students, Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21. Guests of the event attended a law class and panel discussions with faculty and students addressing questions about the school Friday. Admissions and financial aid sessions during the …

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Lynchburg bakeries: Montana Plains

display — The bakery has been open for 16 years. Photo credit: Sara Warrender

As I stepped off the streets of Wyndhurst and into a cozy, family owned bakery I was welcomed by the aroma of homemade breads and desserts as well as a friendly atmosphere. Montana Plains Bakery, which is owned by Steve and Lucia Coates and their son, Joey Hertzberg, has been …

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Lynchburg bakeries: Father’s Table

Fresh — The bakery is Ken Reed’s mission field. Photo credit: Gabriella Fuller

The friendly atmosphere of Father’s Table stood in stark contrast to the gloomy Lynchburg weather as I walked into the cafe on a rainy Saturday morning. Inside, head chef and owner Ken Reed greeted me and kindly invited me to help myself to the breakfast buffet and a cup of …

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Lynchburg bakeries: Chestnut Hill

Although the shop seems simple at first sight, there is much more behind the desserts that fill the display cases of Chestnut Hill Bakery than just the baking process. The bakery has been providing sweet treats since 1968, but only recently did the shop come under the ownership of Richard …

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Oklahoma State’s trail of corruption

Charles Caleb Colton, an 18th century English cleric, once said, “Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it’s set a rolling, it must increase.” In the case of the Oklahoma State (OSU) football program, this quote certainly rang true. In 2000, Les Miles accepted the job of head coach …

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