Liberty student hops on train to leave Liberty bubble, immediately regrets decision

Through a series of poor decisions and rushed choices, freshman Liberty University student Chris T.B. King decided to jump on the Norfolk Southern train on the west side of campus yesterday in an effort to escape the Liberty bubble. “I just can’t take it anymore,” King said while waiting for the train wearing a Veggie Tales T-shirt tucked into his […]

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Finding a forever home

Family Life Services provides young women with an alternative to abortion More than 18 years ago, Lexi Ulmer’s parents traveled across the world to Romania to adopt her from a local orphanage. Since her two older siblings were also adopted from Romania, her parents never hid that aspect of her identity. Ulmer grew up taking pride in her story and […]

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Christmas on the Boulevard

School of music puts on holiday concert Dec. 6 Christmas on the Boulevard, an annual Liberty University musical tradition, will have its largest performance yet Dec. 6 at the newly-built Concert Hall. With 359 choir members participating, this event is the biggest production the school of music has done. “This is kind of our first big deal in the Concert […]

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Making ends meet

Lynchburg poverty rate hits record high, city introduces new initiative to provide job opportunities and support For the past 20 years, the residents of Lynchburg City have witnessed a relentless increase in poverty that has bolstered the city’s homelessness, left more children hungry, normalized malnutrition and made many working-class families desperate to make ends meet. The most recent data available, […]

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Harvesting hope

Local farm grows produce for low-income individuals Lynchburg Grows, a seven-acre farm in Lynchburg, is committed to providing affordable produce to the community along with on-site vocational training for individuals with disabilities and low income. “We want to afford purposeful employment to individuals with disabilities and also help people in our community gain access to fresh produce at a reasonable […]

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Let’s get this party started

Lynchburg entrepreneurs aim to bring music entertainment to the city Lynchburg, Virginia is a historical town that is home to multiple universities. Four young men have recently introduced an entertainment side to the city by bringing renowned musical guests such as DJ Pauly D and country icon Chase Bryant. Four Liberty students and friends Jonathan Slye, Mark Cloutier, Michael Fiedler […]

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Getting on board (games)

Liberty alumni seek to open “Meeples,” Lynchburg’s first board game café For many people, board games are a fun party activity or a way to ease boredom on a rainy day. But for Patrick and Whitney Logan, who graduated from Liberty in 2016, board games are more than just entertainment – they are a hobby. Both played what Patrick Logan […]

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‘Are you registered to vote?’

A look at election day through the eyes of Lynchburg City’s registrar’s office The 2012 presidential election was a logistical nightmare according to Lynchburg city officials Vicki Bradlee and Kim Conner. So for 2016, they are doing everything in their power to make sure things are in order for the Nov. 8th election. Bradlee, chief election official for the Vines […]

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Convict caught

Local inmate captured after escape The inmate who escaped the Blue Ridge Regional Jail (BRRJ) in Lynchburg over a week ago was captured by authorities Wednesday, Sept. 14 near the wastewater plant on the Lynchburg side of the James River, approximately 2.3 miles from the jail. James Richard Pavlis, 22, was found dehydrated and with minor scars on his body […]

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New dollar theater

Local movie enthusiast opens discount theater With the loss of the discount theater in Lynchburg, one local man with a great love for movies plans on bringing a beloved pastime back. After the closure of the Cinemark Movies 10 in Lynchburg, the area no longer had a discount movie theater. Robert Harrison Jr. plans on opening up a brand new […]

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Multicultural experience

International Festival highlights worldwide cultures in Lynchburg, April 30 The city of Lynchburg has partnered with Action for Change (A4C) to host its first annual International Festival Saturday, April 30. The event will take place along the Bluff Walk in Downtown Lynchburg from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Locals will have the opportunity to learn about the city’s diversity by […]

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For the love of music

The annual Lynchstock Festival aims to showcase local artists April 23 The fourth annual Lynchstock Music Festival will be held Saturday, April 23 featuring more than 40 performers to showcase the importance of music and the arts in memory of Jon Gregoire, one of the co-founders of Lynchstock. Lynchstock began in 2013 with around 200 attendees and has seen tremendous […]

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Full steam ahead to Lynchburg

Historic 611 steam locomotive pays visit to city to educate and inspire After being in Spencer, North Carolina for more than a year, the 611 steam locomotive finally finished restoration and is back on the tracks. The 611 made its way to Lynchburg Saturday, April 9. Norfolk and Western’s pride steam locomotive, the 611, was the first passenger steam train […]

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Unlock an hour of fun

New challenge activity Locked Up Lynchburg coming to Wyndhurst this month After spending countless hours studying each semester, Liberty University students can finally test their intellect in the ultimate exam: Locked Up Escape Rooms. Locked Up Lynchburg is the newest entertainment activity in Lynchburg, centered on combining human intellect, team building, fun and competition while giving students and locals a […]

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