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AFAA presents ‘The Secret Garden’



From left to right: Joy Tripp (Mary Lennox); Sarah Lunceford (Daisy); Alyssa Southern (Robin); and Autumn Wright (Collin) rehearse a scene from Alamance Fine Arts Academy's production of "The Secret Garden." [Photo submitted

Alamance Fine Arts Academy (AFAA) presents “The Secret Garden” ballet at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at 335 S. Main St., Burlington.
Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for children, seniors and military and can be purchased at

Math is everywhere: It can lead to some thrilling jobs, too

By Logan A. White
Times-News correspondent 


[Logan A. White / Times-News correspondent

Editor’s note: Majors Unmasked is a monthly series exploring some of the most fascinating career paths that stem from common college majors.

Graduation time is here. Some of your biggest collegiate choices are just around the corner.
Do the many majors have you overwhelmed?
May’s featured major is mathematics — a subject often dreaded by students but critical to even the most basic necessities of a modern lifestyle. While the theoretical side of math can be complicated and confusing, the real-life applications make it a worthwhile career. From car safety and skyscraper stabilization to rocket launches and personal robots, math is everywhere. Let’s discover some of the more thrilling jobs this major can lead to.
1. Epidemiologist: When there’s a disease on the loose in a community, it’s critical that doctors and public health officials have data on the spread and reach of the pathogen. This is where read more…

Things to do (week of May 20, 2019)


The State Birds: 8 p.m. Friday, Haw River Ballroom, 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Rd., Saxapahaw. Doors open at 7 p.m. $15 to $17; tickets can be purchased at
• Thursdays At Seven concert series — The Holiday Band: 7 p.m. Thursday, West Elm Street in downtown Graham. Admission is free. For more details, contact 336-513-5510.
• Artwork by Antje Shiflett and Susan Abernethy: On display through May 29 at Harrison’s restaurant, 2773 S. Church St., Burlington.

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