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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The expression of service: To live as Christ

Shane Claiborne speaks of humility and love. The voice of one crying out — among the homeless. Author, speaker, sinner, witness and self-proclaimed lover, Shane Claiborne humbled hundreds Friday, Feb.4 during Liberty University’s Ministry Convocation. “We live in a world where we (Christians) have so much to say with our mouths and so little to say with our lives,” Claiborne […]

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English honor society Sigma Tau Delta welcomes new members

Jazz music filtered through the DeMoss Grand Lobby as Sigma Tau Delta officers, along with faculty sponsor Dr. Marybeth Davis, finished preparations for the induction ceremony Thursday, Feb. 3. After an opening prayer by Prof. Steve Bell, participants and guests were invited to partake in refreshments and socialize before the main event. Guest speaker Prof. Kris Schimmels shared her talk, […]

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Working to save lives

Godparent Home mom raises money to build well in Guatemala A small, dark-haired woman scurries efficiently around the large kitchen, tidying everyone’s messes, stirring the sloppy joe mix, offering food, answering questions, calling out short orders and occasionally munching on a fry or two as she boiled them in vegetable oil. “I usually bake them, but today they didn’t want […]

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Sgt. Ron Taylor: Paratrooper Missionary

After graduating high school in 1988, Ron Taylor joined the Army to serve his country. He signed up with the Army’s 82nd Airborne “All Americans.” Two years later, Taylor was selected for a rapid deployment force to fly to Saudi Arabia in preparation for Operation Desert Storm. Taylor was a mechanic during his first deployment, and his unit was to […]

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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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Setting the standard of excellence

Quiz Bowl Team captures Big South title The Liberty University Quiz Bowl Team added a 2011 Big South Conference championship win to their resume this year. Liberty defeated all five teams, including Coastal Carolina, 340-50. Catherine Hardee was the top scorer who led the team to victory. Known as the “varsity sport of the mind,” Quiz Bowl is a game […]

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