Parent contest reveals winner

Love and support — Hayley Bell (right) appreciates the opportunities the Outstanding Parent Essay Contest has provided for her family. Photo provided

Sophomore Hayley Bell receives the Outstanding Parent of the Year award Sophomore Hayley Bell was inspired to share her family’s story when she discovered the Outstanding Parent Essay Contest, showcased through the Parent and Family Connections Office. Through the process of writing the essay, she remembered the struggle her parents …

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Offering love amidst evil

RADICAL — Islamic State rebels have forced Arab minorities to flee their homelands. Google Images

Why despicable acts of terrorism should be met with abounding prayer As I think about the thousands of people who file into worship centers every week, lifting their hands in worship to songs like “How Great is our God,” I cannot help but imagine what it would be like to …

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LOVE sculpture attracts tourists

adventure — Lynchburg’s LOVE sculpture is part of the Virginia is For Lovers Campaign and is one of 22 similar works of art in the state. Photo credit: Danae Samms

The sculpture is designed to showcase some of Lynchburg’s outdoor activities, such as hiking and skateboarding Many people do not usually associate art and recreation, but local artist Paul Clements connects the two subjects with a sculpture located at the Percival Island trailhead in downtown Lynchburg. Clements was commissioned by …

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