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Did Trump fulfill a divine prophecy? What to expect from a new Liberty University film.

The question either infuriates or intrigues tens of millions of Americans: Did God play a role in the victory of Donald Trump? The debate will soon be presented in movie theaters across the country, as evangelical megaschool Liberty University is making and releasing a film called “The Trump Prophecy.”

The film, which will be released in 1,200 theaters this fall, is Liberty’s largest production to date, and it pairs the university with an independent Christian filmmaker who raised $1 million for the project — a sum its director says could double with postproduction and distribution costs.

Those who share Liberty President Jerry Falwell Jr.’s belief that Trump is a “dream” president for evangelicals will probably make up a large part of the target audience — conservatives 55 and older.

But ...

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Davis Heating and Cooling | Heating and AC Work | Lynchburg VA

Davis Heating and Cooling has been providing the Lynchburg area with over 39 years of service

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Politically active Va. inmate, now in solitary, transferred three times after complaints about prisons

A politically active Virginia prisoner who organized inmates to file grievances about medical care, staffing and water quality was recently transferred to a high-security prison and placed in solitary confinement. Supporters and his wife fear he is being unjustly punished for activism.

Askari Danso, whose legal name is Dale Lee Pughsley, promotes black history and Rastafarian groups in prisons and recently organized a petition asking for better medical care and staffing at Sussex II State Prison, where he formed a human rights committee for prisoners.

After he left the Sussex II law library on April 24, he said he and his cellmate were handcuffed and moved to Sussex I, where they were each put in solitary confinement.

His cell has a stool, toilet and mattress, no pillow or hygiene products...

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Public pianos are back in Lynchburg for fifth season of ‘Hill City Keys’

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7)- The Lynchburg Regional Airport was filled with Ragtime music Tuesday afternoon. The airport is now home to Lynchburg’s 11th public piano.

The Academy Center of the Arts kicked off the fifth season of Hill City Keys with founder, Libby Fitzgerald. The team unveiled the newest piano: a baby grand donated by the Kinnier family and decorated by Heritage High School students. The students painted a brief history of Lynchburg on the piano.

“I think when people arrive here in the airport it’s really great. It’s when they arrive from somewhere else and they come into Lynchburg,” said Geoffrey Kershner, Director of the Academy Center of the Arts...

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Analysis Shows Health of Lynchburg Fair Housing

Lynchburg, VA – There’s good news and some bad news from an analysis of Lynchburg’s fair housing market.

The federally mandated report tells city leaders where they’re winning and where they’re losing in the fight for affordable housing.

This overview of fair housing will be presented to city council Tuesday night. It’s the first fair housing report since 1996 the city has seen, and it reveals a lot about the housing health.

It’s a look at Lynchburg’s fair housing heartbeat, and some areas have a stronger pulse than others.

The Hill City has already created a Housing Collaborative, set up to handle any housing issues that arise.

"That’s a group of various individuals in the city that have different involvement with housing throughout the city, whether it’s non-profit groups, realtors," sai...

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Sale of downtown Lynchburg building again highlights scarcity of low-income housing

The Arlington Apartment complex has been purchased and will be rehabbed this spring. Photo by Jill Nance

The Arlington, a 21-unit apartment building at 700 Court Street in downtown Lynchburg, is under new ownership and slated for major renovations this year.

The new owner, 700 Court Street LLC, purchased the site from Mayday Investments for $527,000 on Dec. 23, online city records show.

Tony West, of 700 Court Street LLC, said he was interested when he saw the building was for sale.

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“I thought it was a beautiful location,” West said.

This spring, he plans to rehab the single- and double-bedroom apartments, put in some needed repairs and give the overall site a “facelift...

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Collegiate Equestrian: Lynchburg College To Join NCEA

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Lynchburg College athletic director Jon Waters announced that the Lynchburg equestrian program will add the National Collegiate Equestrian Association format to its competitive riding program beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

The Hornets will continue to offer their championship-level Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association team in addition to the NCEA-style competition.

"At Lynchburg, we believe in providing high-impact opportunities to each of our students, and in the world of collegiate riding, the NCEA format provides a chance for our student-athletes to challenge themselves against many of the best riders in the country," Waters said...

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Member One Federal Credit Union donates $1,000 to Miriam’s House in Lynchburg, Virginia

The donation was a result of Member One’s quarterly Denim Days for Charities where employees donate money in exchange for wearing jeans on a specific day.

“As a community-focused credit union, we love to connect our employees with opportunities to make a difference, but it’s their compassion and generosity that makes the true impact on the organizations and lives we serve in our community,” said Jessica Clarkson, Vice President, Market Relationship Manager with Member One.

Miriam’s House has been helping women and families overcome homelessness for 24 years in the Lynchburg area. Its comprehensive programs provide solutions to the myriad of issues associated with becoming homeless such as limited employment opportunities, victimization, poor health and nutrition, and childhood trauma.

“Mir...

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A Calling to Serve

Since she was a little girl, Taylor Noonan has cared about human rights issues.

“I have a passion to advocate for people who do not have a voice,” she said. “I want to stand up for the rights of the downtrodden and restore justice to seemingly hopeless situations.”

With an undergraduate degree in international relations, Noonan had a number of career options available to her.

“I wanted to choose a career where I could help people in the name of Jesus,” she said. “The law is an effective tool that impacts every single person, and I felt that a law degree could give me an opportunity to help the most people with the amount of knowledge and skills that I would learn in law school.”

Her journey brought her 2,749 miles, nearly coast-to-coast, from Santa Cruz, Calif., to Lynchburg, Va...

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Carrying on the family legacy

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Steve Schewel

Jenny Warburg

In many ways, it has been said, most political campaigns are no different than a student government election in grade school. People still tend to vote for the candidate they know, regardless of the issues.

That being the case, it’s no surprise Steve Schewel was elected mayor of Durham, North Carolina, last fall with nearly 60 percent of the vote...

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