Introducing Arosto

The City of Lynchburg is home to more than a dozen pizza restaurants. The newest addition is Arosto Fire Grilled Pizza, which opened Saturday, Jan. 19. Arosto is owned by the AOP restaurant group in Lynchburg. According to Amanda Moore, a manager at Arosto, the opening also featured a drawing to win an iPad Mini. Instead of the typical restaurant […]

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Football, basketball and track, oh my!

Junior Walt Aikens excels in not one, not two, but three sports at Liberty University Many student athletes have speed, physicality and athleticism, but producing on a high level in three different sports settings is a rarity at the NCAA Division I level. A redshirt junior from Charlotte, N.C., Walt Aikens has been a three sport athlete in Liberty University’s […]

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Panther’s Den

After the Lady Flames defeated Radford 69-60 (see B2), the “Vines Furnace Center” turned into a “Panther Den” in the second game of the double-header as Liberty fell to the High Point Panthers 73-68. The Panthers came into the game with the type swagger that the No. 1 team in the North division of the Big South Conference should play […]

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Flames unable to win two straight

Liberty men fall to visiting High Point University Panthers, 73-68, Sanders scores 23 in losing effort The High Point Panthers men’s basketball team (15-10, 10-3 Big South) held off the Liberty Flames (9-18, 5-8 Big South) 73-68 Saturday, Feb. 16. The Flames, junior guard John Caleb Sanders scored a game-high 23 points. The Flames were fast out of the gate, […]

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Gamecocks take series

Flames outhit No. 5 South Carolina 20-17, but drop weather delayed series 2-1 Game 1 The Liberty Flames baseball team kicked off their new season in dramatic fashion with a 4-3 loss against the No. 5 South Carolina Gamecocks Friday, Feb. 15. The Gamecocks, national champions in 2010 and 2011, jumped out to a two-run lead and held the Flames […]

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Seniors victorious

Liberty University’s Head Hockey Coach Kirk Handy always wants his team to score first. Winning teams score first. Winning teams put their opponent in a hole quick and keep them pinned down for the entire contest. After struggling lately in the first period, the Flames got on the board early Saturday Feb. 16, against West Virginia University — really early. […]

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Lynchburg makes list

The American Bible Society ranked America’s most Bible-minded cities in a recent study, and Knoxville, Tenn. secured the first spot. However, Lynchburg and Roanoke also broke the top 10, coming in at No. 8 out of 96 cities. According to the American Bible Society, the ranking was determined by a combination of regular Bible reading and a belief that the […]

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‘Carousel’ musical in full swing

The cast of “Carousel” filled the stage as the audience watched the opening performance Friday, Feb. 15 at Liberty University’s Tower Theater. The play takes place in a small seaside town in New England and follows the love story between carnival barker Billy Bigelow, played by Joel Ledbetter, and local factory worker Julie Jordan, played by sophomore worship major Heather […]

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Students await CFAW approaches

Liberty University students are preparing for the semester’s first College for a Weekend (CFAW), Feb. 22-24. CFAW is one of Liberty University’s largest events. Twice a semester, thousands of high school students travel to Liberty’s campus to get a taste of the college life. This time around, college students will host more than 2,000 incoming visitors, according to the Student […]

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Blush Network leads conference

Lynchburg and Liberty women learned what it means to be appointed by God during the weekend event Hundreds of women gathered in the Towns Auditorium Feb. 9 to attend a day of worship and fellowship with the Blush Network. As an official partner with Liberty University’s women’s ministry, Blush spiritually challenges the way young women think, according to the ministry’s […]

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Faculty highlight: Bruce Kirk

Along with the rest of Liberty University’s faculty and staff, School of Communications professor Bruce Kirk has been commended for his continual zeal and compassion for his work and his students. Kirk has gained much knowledge during his time in the world of broadcasting. According to his biography on Liberty’s website, he has more than 33 years of experience and […]

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