Ex-Liberty exec files lawsuit alleging racial discrimination
A former NFL player hired last year to help lead diversity initiatives at Liberty University is suing the school, alleging racial discrimination in his demotion and subsequent firing. The federal lawsuit filed Friday by Kelvin Edwards says he faced discrimination based on race under the federal Civil Rights Act and the Virginia Human Rights Act as well as breach of contract. In a statement, Liberty categorically denied the allegations and said they would be proven "false through the legal process.”news.yahoo.com
‘A blessing’: Liberty students meet on bus, discover they lived in the same Chinese orphanage
Liberty University students, Ally Cole and Ruby Wierzbicki, started out a regular Wednesday bus ride to campus complete strangers, but after sparking conversation with each other, they found out they have more in common than they thought.
Alfred Farrar, former Tuskegee Airman, dies just short of 100th birthday
Alfred Farrar would have turned 100 years old on Dec. 26. December 9, 2020, file photo shows Alfred Farrar, a former Tuskegee Airman, posing for a portrait in the doorway of his home in Lynchburg, Virginia. "It was just something that he did at the time, that was needed at the time," Roy Farrar said. After his discharge in 1943, Alfred Farrar studied to be an aerospace engineer and worked as an engineer with the Federal Aviation Administration for four decades. Roy Farrar said several planes are expected to fly over a separate memorial ceremony for his father on his birthday.cbsnews.com
Jack Daniel's master distiller stepping down after 12 years
After 12 years of leading production of the powerhouse Jack Daniel's whiskey brand, Arnett is stepping down as master distiller at the Tennessee distillery, the company announced Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)LOUISVILLE, Ky. After 12 years of leading production of the powerhouse Jack Daniel's whiskey brand, Jeff Arnett is stepping down as master distiller, the company announced Thursday. As master distiller, Arnett was responsible for overall whiskey-making operations at the famed distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Several flavored whiskeys launched, including Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey, Tennessee Fire and Tennessee Apple. Arnett most recently turned his expertise toward the crafting of Jack Daniels Tennessee Rye, the first new grain bill from the Jack Daniel Distillery since Prohibition.
Falwell says he's resigned from Liberty University
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 file photo, Jerry Falwell Jr., right, answers a student's question, accompanied by his wife, Becki, during a town hall meeting on the opioid crisis at a convocation at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. On Aug. 7, 2020, Falwell stepped down, at least temporarily, from his role as the president of the school. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Falwell says wife had affair, family faced blackmail attempt
FILE -This Wednesday Nov. 28, 2018 file photo shows Rev. Jerry Falwell Jr., right, and his wife, Becky during after a town hall at a convocation at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Falwell Jr. says he is seeking help for the "emotional toll" from an affair his wife had with a man who he says later threatened his family. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
3 football players announce plans to transfer from Liberty
LYNCHBURG, Va. Three football players at Liberty University say they have entered the transfer portal, with two of them citing racial insensitivity by the university's leadership or similar reasons for their decisions. Kei'Trel Clark and Tayvion Land, both sophomore defensive backs, and senior linebacker Waylen Cozad all announced their intentions on Twitter. Clark and Land, who are Black, cited racial or cultural concerns with the leadership at the evangelical school. In it, he praised the coaches and players he worked with, but said his decision was bigger than football.Land specifically cited racial insensitivity displayed by leadership at Liberty. Women's basketball player Asia Todd announced about two weeks ago that racial insensitivity that did not align with my moral compass or personal convictions caused her to leave.
Freight train carrying crude oil derails and catches fire in Virginia
Freight train carrying crude oil derails and catches fire in Virginia Three of the cars landed in James River in Lynchburg, Va. Jeff Pegues reports about how the accident is raising more questions about the safety of crude oil on trains.cbsnews.com