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Alamance Children’s Theatre presents ‘James and the Giant Peach’

By Abby Chester
Times-News correspondent

Alamance Children's Theatre will present "James and the Giant Peach." / Abby Chester, Times-News correspondent

Alamance Children’s Theatre kicks off its season with Roald Dahl’s classic chidren’s story, “James and the Giant Peach.”
Show times are 7 p.m. Oct. 7-8, 2 p.m. Oct. 9 and 7 p.m. Oct. 14-15 and 2 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington.
“This show is an adventure from beginning to end and with hilarious characters that are great for all ages,” said stage manager Emily Sledge.
James Henry Trotter (Wyatt Halleen) has to live with his two horrible aunts after his beloved parents are eaten alive by a wild rhinoceros. His aunts are cruel and never let James leave their ramshackle house at the top of a tall hill to go play with other children. As a result of this, James is lonely, but when he asks to do anything but work, his aunts beat him and call him an ungrateful child. Then, one scalding hot summer’s day, something peculiar happens to James that will change his life forever.
An old man comes up to James and gives him a bag full of magical creatures which are promised to make James never miserable again. However, in his excitement to get back to house, James trips and the creatures fall out and sink into the soil read more…

Profiling presidential candidates

By Jakob S. Miller
Times-News correspondent

Jakob S. Miller / Times-News correspondent

This year’s presidential race is all the buzz, but what do we really know about the candidates? Here’s a political profile about how each would make history if elected:

Republican Party: Donald Trump and Mike Pence

This year, the Republican ticket consists of businessman Donald J. Trump for president and Gov. Michael R. Pence of Indiana for vice president. Donald Trump believes he is qualified to “make America great again” (similar to Reagan’s “Let’s make America great again” slogan) due to his extensive and successful career in business. Governor Pence has more experience in politics, serving as a House Representative for Indiana’s 6th congressional district (formerly Indiana’s 2nd congressional district) from 2000 to 2012 and is the current governor of Indiana.
How Donald Trump would make history if elected: First President with no prior political or military experience

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Things to do for week of Oct. 3, 2016

Alabama and the Charlie Daniels Band, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. Tickets are $49.50, $75 and $85 and are available through all Ticketmaster outlets.

Original Hollywood Horror Show, created by Alamance County natives and Hollywood makeup artists Dean and Starr Jones. Show times are 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on all other nights. Event is Friday through Sunday and Oct. 14-16, 20-31 and Nov. 4-5 at 6333 Bass Mountain Road, Snow Camp. Cost is $25 and tickets can be purchased at

Alamance Studio Tour, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at art studios throughout Alamance County. Presented by the Alamance Artisans Guild and Alamance Arts. Visit for more details.

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