Lynchburg to finish Phase III of the Fifth Street Corridor Utility & Streetscape Project

 Before Main Street Lynchburg receives upgrades, Lynchburg Water Resources must complete Phase III of the Fifth Street Corridor Utility & Streetscape Project, which spans Jackson Street to Taylor Street.  The third segment of the project, which began in April 2018, is upgrading utilities and streetscape elements.  “The Fifth Street project is very similar to what we’re doing downtown,” Jes Gearing, Lynchburg […]

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Lynchburg to upgrade water lines and electrical systems

 To combat aging waterlines and electrical systems in downtown Lynchburg, the city of Lynchburg and Appalachian Power are partnering in 2019 for the Main Street Renewal Project.  The project, currently in its planning stages, will replace Main Street’s waterlines, modernize electrical systems and upgrade streetscape features. Construction will begin following the expected summer 2019 completion of the Fifth Street Corridor […]

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The Listening, a nonprofit organization, hosts an event to encourage discussion on pressing issues like poverty

 Nakesha Moore used to hate grocery shopping.  “You see people looking at you … judging. … I never once felt a sense of pride swiping that E.B.T card,” Moore said.  As a single mother of two, Moore spent the majority of her life living below the poverty line. But a few years ago, Moore reached a turning point when she […]

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Freshman U.S. Congressman Denver Riggleman donates first Congressional paycheck

 Freshman U.S. Congressman Denver Riggleman opted to donate his first Congressional paycheck to the Drakes Branch Volunteer Fire Department in Charlotte County, Virginia, instead of receiving pay during the 35-day government shutdown.  When Riggleman visited Drakes Branch Volunteer Fire Department after Hurricane Michael hit in October, he saw the devastation the flooding caused and knew he had to help. What […]

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People travel from around the country for the March for Life rally

 Friday, January 18, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators from around the country ascended upon the National Mall and headed to the Supreme Court as a part of the world’s largest human rights demonstration — the March for Life.  The March for Life began in 1974 — the year following the Supreme Court’s decision of Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortions […]

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Andrew McBride

 Andrew McBride, a Liberty University graduate student and long-time resident assistant, died after a hard-fought battle with cancer Jan. 2, 2019.  McBride, who was in his last year of Liberty’s Marriage and Family Counseling program, was 25 years old when he passed away. McBride had been battling cancer since his diagnosis in August of 2018. Near the end of McBride’s […]

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Two alumni doctors to speak at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine annual gala February 16

 Over the last three years, Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine has been hosting the Helping Hands Gala to assist with fundraising events that carry out their mission of providing medical care to local areas and across the globe. The black-tie event is hosted by LUCOM’s Office of Clinical Collaboration and Education. Head Coordinator Sydney Coffey leads a committee that […]

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Liberty hires new football coach

Hugh Freeze, who led the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) to a 39-25 record and national prominence from 2012-2016, was announced as the ninth head coach in Liberty University’s football program history during a packed press conference Friday, Dec. 7. Freeze will take over the position vacated by Turner Gill, who retired Sunday after seven years at the helm and […]

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President Bush dead at 94

 Former President George H.W. Bush died Friday, Nov. 30., at age 94. He was the longest living president in United States history at the time of his passing.  Bush was born June 12, 1924. He was married to his wife of 73 years, Barbara, who died this past April.  Bush is survived by five children, sons George W., former U.S. […]

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Liberty student lights tree

Hundreds of shivering Liberty students gathered around the giant Christmas tree to officially usher in the 2018 Christmas season, with the annual Christmas tree lighting. This year’s tree lighting was the first year holding the event on the Academic Lawn instead of in front of DeMoss Hall. Christmas in Lights, presented by Student Activities, gave the student body a dose […]

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New ride-share program starts pilot rides to help on-campus traffic and parking

 In an attempt to help solve the parking issue on campus, Liberty University’s Student Government Association announced a new ride-sharing program, available on the Liberty Today app.  The “on-demand ride” feature is free of charge for Liberty students. The program is in its infancy, so the program can only take students to a few places, like Snowflex or the gun […]

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Virginia Christmas Spectacular

 The cast of Thomas Road’s Virginia Christmas Spectacular filled the sanctuary at Thomas Road Baptist Church with Christmas cheer, complete with festive costumes, dances and classic holiday songs.  The production, which took nearly a year to prepare, opened Friday, Nov. 30, with five more performances following through Dec. 2 The audience, filled with people of all ages, took time to […]

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LU hosts conservative event — students get face time with Turning Point USA

 Conservatives and liberals alike came out to the LaHaye Event Space Nov. 12 for Turning Point USA’s final stop on their Campus Clash tour — a night of open dialogue with some leading voices in the conservative movement including Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens.  Turning Point USA’s Director of High School Outreach, Kyle Kashuv, also moderated the event and brought […]

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