Lynchburg hosts ‘crawl’

Virginia government officials and local members of the media participated in a “crawl,” a brief tour around downtown Lynchburg, April 8. Hosted by the Internet Association, the focus of the crawl was to show how small businesses have benefited by taking their companies online. The tour included four downtown businesses: Gladiola Girls — a chic women’s boutique — Sam Stroud […]

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Student dies while hiking

Freshman Faith Helbig, 18, slips atop Crabtree Falls Liberty University freshman Faith Helbig, 18, died tragically Monday, April 8, after she fell at Crabtree Falls in the George Washington National Forest in Nelson County, according to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office. Helbig is survived by her mother, Jenny Helbig, half-brother, Sheldon Nest — a Liberty graduate — and brother John […]

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Martin seeks delegacy

Liberty University alumnus Zach Martin recently announced his candidacy for the 19th District Republican nomination for the House of Delegates. Martin, who graduated from Liberty in 2012 with a degree in government, politics and public policy, is bidding to replace Delegate Lacey Putney after Putney’s decision to not seek re-election after 52 years of service. According to Martin’s press release, […]

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Men’s lacrosse buries Charlotte, 25-1

Flames club team starts season 12-1, averaging 16 goals per game in DII play The Liberty University men’s lacrosse team bounced back from a 13-10 loss against the Richmond Spiders and defeated University of North Carolina Charlotte 49ers, 25-1. More than nine people scored goals for the Flames, with Kurt Tobias scoring six of the 25 in his second game […]

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Bream to speak at graduation

Liberty University will host its first ever female keynote speaker for commencement, May 11, according to Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. Shannon Bream, who is also the first commencement speaker to have graduated from Liberty since it became a fully accredited university will share the platform with this year’s baccalaureate speaker, Ravi Zacharias, who will deliver a brief message as well. […]

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Twitter celebrates #7 years

On the anniversary of the website’s formation, the change it has brought to our world has been both good and bad At the end of March, social media superpower Twitter celebrated its seventh birthday. Throughout the day Thursday, March 21, many posted congratulatory remarks on their Twitter pages — in the allotted amount of characters, mind you. Since its inception, […]

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FAA delays control tower closures

The move gives Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics more time to figure out alternatives The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Friday, April 5 that it would delay the closure of 149 federal contract airport control towers around the country until June 15. The move gives Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics (SOA) more time to prepare for the loss of tower […]

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CVCC considers property sale

Liberty University has been approached by Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) as a possible buyer for its 102-acre site off Wards Road, following the announcement that the college is considering selling the property. According to Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr., Liberty has expressed interest in the land given certain conditions. Up to this point, Falwell and CVCC President John Capps have […]

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Zoning approved

After more than two years of discussions, Liberty University and the Lynchburg City Council finally came to an agreement on a new institutional zoning district that will return Liberty’s property rights to its 1991 standing. Lynchburg City Manager Kimball Payne said that Liberty and the Lynchburg City Council reached a point in 2010 where they started to think that there […]

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‘Soul Surfer’ mentor visits

Friend and youth leader of pro athlete Bethany Hamilton addresses students The club level of Williams Stadium was filled to capacity Thursday, April 4 as the Psychology Department hosted Sarah Hill, a motivational speaker and the youth leader of shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton, whose experiences were re-enacted in the feature film “Soul Surfer.” Addressing a crowd of more than […]

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From the box

If you haven’t noticed by now, the Liberty University Baseball Stadium is nearing completion. Overall, we’re quite impressed. It is a beautiful addition to campus and puts the baseball program on a whole new level of legitimacy. But, as long as it is not quite finished, there is still time for some last minute suggestions. Here are a few of […]

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Lady Flames fall to Marshall

Women’s tennis winning streak snapped in 6-1 loss to visiting Thundering Herd, Saturday, April 6 The Liberty University women’s tennis team four-game winning streak snapped against Marshall Thundering Herd, 6-1. “Marshall is a team that has competed with the top 30 teams in the country and been within points of beating them,” Head Coach Jeff Maren said. “They’re legit. They’re […]

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