New jobs on the horizon

J. Crew, a national apparel retailer, will be expanding its Lynchburg, Va. distribution center adding 177 jobs and 100,000 square feet for storage and processing space, Governor Bob McDonnell announced Feb. 25. J. Crew Group, Inc. includes retail and outlet stores nationwide and is comprised of women’s, men’s and children’s apparel, as well as shoes and accessories. According to the […]

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Faith in Action

Liberty graduate brings conservative values to Colorado Senate Kevin Grantham’s journey to the Colorado State Senate began on a hog farm. A 1992 Liberty University graduate, Grantham raised hogs on his family’s three-acre farm as a child. His father took him to the bank for a loan and bought a boar, three sows and feed. “After I turned 10, dad […]

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New Zealand faces tragedy, responds in prayer

An earthquake terrorized the city of Christchurch, New Zealand on Tuesday, Feb. 22. The country’s devastating earthquake killed more than 100 people, both citizens and tourists. As of March 4, the death toll has reached 161 and a rescue number of 70. The 70 people that were rescued were found within the first 26 hours after the earthquake. Because of […]

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Summer term heats up with new changes

More sessions to be offered last two weeks in August Liberty University’s 2011 Summer School program is gearing up to suit student’s needs with courses ranging from aviation to graphic design. The university opened its summer session registration for 2011 on Jan. 31 and now offers a variety of summer options, both residential and online. Changes in the summer session […]

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GLTC over budget, buses to still run

Long, blue buses roll around campus every day transporting students to class, dorms or extracurricular destinations. What students probably do not think about while they are crowding onto those buses is how they would get places without them. The Greater Lynchburg Transit Company over-shot their budget by $195 thousand. As a result, the company is considering their options in order […]

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Debate Team sweeping the competition

At the end of last semester, the Liberty University Debate Team held the top spot in three ranking organizations, American Debate Association, Cross-Examination Debate Association and National Debate Tournament (NDT), a news release said. The team continued its winning streak at the District VII qualifying tournament Feb. 19 to 20. The tournament determined whether or not the team would qualify […]

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Flames scorch forest

Fires strike parts of Candler’s Mountain A portion of Candler’s Mountain went up in a blaze Saturday night, as several brush fires struck Central Virginia over the weekend due to strong winds. The fire ignited nearly one week after the area had experienced the first brush fire on Monday, Feb. 14. “Over the past week or so we’ve had a […]

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Local businesses to help fund study

A study is currently underway in Lynchburg to see if a civic center would be economically feasible for the area. The study is being partly funded by Liberty University, one of the major stakeholders for the Region 2000 Economic Development Council. Centra Health, Areva, Babcock and Wilcox are also contributing. “The initial part of the study will be a feasibility […]

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VTAG funding increases

Virginia residents attending Liberty University and other private colleges are expected to receive a boost in tuition assistance. Gov. Bob McDonnell’s higher education initiatives passed two key votes towards becoming law this week. McDonnell’s plan — the Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2011 — increases Virginia Tuition Assistance Grants (VTAG) by $3 million to state students attending private colleges. […]

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