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Liberty University flight-school plane ran out of fuel, FAA says


A Liberty University flight-school plane that crashed in a Gladys field during a training exercise early this year didn’t have enough fuel for the flight, according to documents from the Federal Aviation Administration obtained by The News & Advance.

The crash happened in the late afternoon of Feb. 4 while the plane was en route to Lynchburg Regional Airport from the Brookneal/Campbell County Airport.

Student Jonathan Bass, 22, of Chesapeake, and instructor Bruce Barnhart, 52, of Gladys, said in handwritten statements to the FAA they were forced to crash-land the plane after it lost power twice.


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LU Co-Founder Releases Sports Fiction Novel


Dr. Elmer Towns has written more than 200 books. But now at age 82, he’s released his first-ever sports fiction novel titled “Grandpa Pitched for the Cubs.”

Towns will throw out the first pitch at Saturday night’s Hillcats game. His new sports mystery will be offered for sale and Towns will autograph copies.


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Former Flyer Marc-Andre Bourdon finds God, resumes career at Liberty University

Marc-Andre Bourdon’s hockey career ended last offseason, when it was determined that post-concussion symptoms were just too much for him to continue playing hockey at a high level. The former Flyers and Phantoms defenseman was done with hockey at age 24 as no organization opted to give an injured player a new contract in free agency.

A year later, Bourdon has resumed his hockey career as an assistant coach for Liberty University.

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Recent Liberty University Graduates’ Website Earns National Silver ADDY Award


A group of recent Liberty University Department of Studio & Digital Arts (SADA) graduates received a silver ADDY award for their website at the National Student American Advertising Awards, hosted by the American Advertising Federation (AAF). The winners were announced during the AAF’s 2015 National Conference in Las Vegas.

This is the second time in three years that Liberty’s entries have received a national award from the AAF.

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Liberty University Point Guard transfers to the Tetons


Williston State College Men’s Basketball Team signs Jordan Dembley. Dembley joins the Tetons after a year of competing at the NCAA Division I level with Liberty University.


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