Biannual market approaches

MARKET — More than 3,000 customers are expected to attend the Spring Market, which will host more than 80 local vendors specializing in various arts, crafts and decor. Photo provided

Vintage Lynchburg showcases handmade, special items from local artisans Celebrating and showcasing the talents of Lynchburg’s artistic community, the Vintage Lynchburg Spring Market will take place at Urban Arts Garage 10th and Commerce Street in downtown Lynchburg April 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vintage Lynchburg is a biannual …

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Vietnam War remembered

patriots — Veterans from various American wars gathered at the Monument Terrace in downtown Lynchburg to pay tribute to those who fought in the Vietnam War. Photo credit: Amber Tiller

Office of Military Affairs partners with local veteran groups to honor sacrifices The rain could not hinder the American patriotism that radiated from the corner of Ninth and Court Street in downtown Lynchburg March 27. In celebration of the 40-year anniversary of the Vietnam War ending April 1975, Liberty’s Office …

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City reaches agreement

lease — Freedom Aviation aquired all facilities and supplies from Virginia Aviation.  Photo credit: Leah Seavers

Council votes in favor of Freedom Aviation as only area FBO A nine-month battle between Freedom Aviation, a subsidiary of Liberty University, and some members within the general aviation community came to a close Tuesday, Feb. 24, when the Lynchburg City Council voted 6-1 to work on a lease that …

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Students serve Lynchburg

Neighborhood — CampusServe provides students with a chance to aid children and adults through 14 different sites in Lynchburg, including the Brookhaven community pictured above. Photo credit: Haley Jones

Christian/Community Service opportunity ministers to the local population On any given Saturday around 10 a.m., one may see groups of students preparing to fulfill the Great Commission throughout the Lynchburg community. These students are part of the organization known as CampusServe. According to Jonathan Susman, current director of CampusServe, the …

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Baby, it’s cold outside

Freeze — Though cold weather may bring entertainment, students should take precaution against the temperatures and conditions. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Tips for staying safe and warm if temperatures in Lynchburg plummet Brisk winds, snow blowing and frigid climate change can produce dangerously low temperatures in the winter season, as well as difficult circumstances for students trying to travel from dorms to classes. Although Virginia does not boast the lowest temperatures …

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TRBC dazzles

Thousands enjoy holiday spectacle Every year around Christmastime, Thomas Road Baptist Church (TRBC) hosts the Virginia Christmas Spectacular, a holiday event that brings a taste of Broadway to Lynchburg, Virginia. “We begin auditions in August,” show director Lorie Marsh said. “Rehearsals begin in September, but we work on the show …

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Student tragically killed

joy — Friends remember senior’s upbeat personality. Facebook photo

Senior Jon Gregoire dies after being struck by train on restricted trestle Jon Gregoire, a 21-year-old Liberty University senior, died Saturday, Nov. 8 around 4 p.m. after being struck by an oncoming train on a trestle behind Riverside Park in Lynchburg. Gregoire, of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, was majoring in business administration-marketing …

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Trespassing: train tragedy

TRESTLE — Approximately 1,800 feet of Norfolk Southern train track runs above the James River, and pedestrians are banned from the track. Photo credit: Alyssa Bockman

Death of Jon Gregoire marks third fatality on James River trestle in three years The death of Liberty University senior Jon Gregoire, 21, Saturday, Nov. 8 marked the third train-related death at a trestle in downtown Lynchburg in the past three years. Gregoire was pronounced dead at the scene of …

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City Council denies plea

danger — Students regularly have to cross two lanes of traffic by intersection where Kung Jin Oh was hit in order to get to their destination. Photo credit: Josh Janney

Proposal for a crosswalk near the Annex shot down despite recent accident The Lynchburg City Council has rejected Liberty University’s pleas for a crosswalk to be installed at the intersection of Odd Fellows Road and Albert Lankford Drive, despite growing concerns that the intersection is a safety risk for pedestrians …

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Academy of Fine Arts updates

The Academy of Fine Arts, which has programs that allow individuals to excel in the areas of performing and visual arts, is currently working toward restoring the historic theater that has been closed since 1958. Formerly owned by Liberty University, the school never met their goal of restoring the historic …

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Zombies roaming free

undead — Zombies and other creative costumes invaded downtown Lynchburg over the weekend. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Lynchburg Zombie Walk encourages people to donate and help community Hundreds of zombies, consisting of moms, doctors, scarecrows, nuns, scientists and just about any kind of zombie imagineable, crept their way into the Lynchburg Community Market Saturday night, Oct. 18. Surprisingly, these zombies were not at the Community Market looking …

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Registration approaches end

LUXURY — Students enjoy convenience of voting in Vines Center. Photo credit: Joel Coleman

Efforts made to avoid low student voter turnout on election day During the 2014 Lynchburg City Council race, several people, including Montgomery Pace, chairwoman of the College Republicans of Liberty University, sacrificed much of their time to motivate students to vote. When only 198 showed up at the Liberty precinct, …

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Alumna pursues music

farewell — Liberty alumna Jane Marczewski sang at the Canvas in Lynchburg and said goodbye to her fans before leaving Lynchburg for Nashville, Tennessee. Photo credit: Lauren Adriance

Marczewski performs final concert in Lynchburg to thank fans for support It is hard for Jane Marczewski to walk through the Liberty University campus without being recognized. For the Liberty alumna who graduated in 2013, these last moments in Lynchburg are more than simple hellos or a stroll through campus. …

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Prepare to scare

message — Scaremare enlists student volunteers every October to create a haunted trail and house in order to present the gospel. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Liberty will host annual Scaremare event to reach community Scaremare is slinking back into action Thursday, Oct. 9 and will continue to run every Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 9-25. Scaremare takes attendees on a journey, passing through creepy trails, dark woods and eventually entering the houses. According to Scaremare’s official …

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Eating on the go

menu — Datz “A” Bagel & Coffee offers coffee, smoothies and a variety of quick meals. Photo credit: Lauren Adriance

New food trailer offers big selection of breakfast and lunch items Recently rolling into Lynchburg, Datz “A” Bagel & Coffee is one of the newest food trailers in the local area offering a wide variety of coffee drinks and breakfast foods. According to Datz “A” Bagel & Coffee’s Facebook page, …

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