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Scaring up fun: Horror Show co-creator talks about county’s haunt

By Nick Chester
Times-News correspondent 


The Original Hollywood Horror Show will open to the public on Friday, Sept. 28. [Logan Andrews / Special to the Times-News

Dean Jones, one of the creators of the Original Hollywood Horror Show and an Alamance County native, took time out of his busy schedule to talk to Teens & 20s.
Dean and his brother, Starr, are award-winning makeup artists and have been scaring up business at the Horror Show in Snow Camp since the fall of 1989. The show will open to the public on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.
Teens & 20s: How often do you change attractions?
Dean Jones: There is always a new attraction every year at the Hollywood Horror Show. During the off-season while we are in film production, we are often inspired by what we are doing on set. So when haunt pre-production time schedule comes around, we incorporate these new ideas into our show. Occasionally, themes and ideas are reinvented.
Teens & 20s: You are originally from Alamance County. Where did you learn to do this kind of thing?
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Things To Do (week of Sept. 24, 2018)


Hip Pocket Band: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday as part of the Thursday at 7 concert series. Free, but The Lions Club will be collecting nonperishable food donations for the Allied Churches of Alamance County’s Food Pantry. For more details, call 336-792-1188.
“Peter Rabbit”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Bill Cooke Park, 1010 Townbranch Rd., Graham. Free. In case of rain, movies will be moved to Sunday; if it rains Sunday, movie will be moved indoors to the Graham Recreation Center, 311 College St., and will start promptly at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair; concession stand will be open. For more information, contact Kristen Herndon at or 336-792-1189. Free.
Reflections of Elegance — Kenneth Paul Block & The Masters of Fashion Illustration: on display now through Oct. 20, Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 336-226-4495 or

Williams grad a finalist in global science competition

By Alexandria Gaines

   You can hear the excitement in Sam Cryan’s voice as he talks about being one of 29 semifinalists in a global science competition.
“I was having lunch with one of my friends when I started talking about math, as happens when I start talking with my friends, and they interrupted me telling me about this Breakthrough Challenge and I had never heard of it before,” Cryan said.
Cryan, a Williams High School graduate, talks about how grateful he is to be a part of this competition as he rushes between his classes on his first day at Princeton University.
“It’s just like a dream,” he said.
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