Monthly Archives: September 2011

Student of the Month exhibits strength

By Braxton Rickert Times-News correspondent      Adam Smith, September’s Student of the Month, is a model for teens throughout the county. Not only is he a straight-A student, but he also participates in multiple sports, multiple clubs and is a firm believer in God. But Adam’s best quality lies in his desire to help [...]

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‘Brave Balance’ provides insight into teenage dilemmas

 “This Brave Balance,” by Rusalka Reh. Translated by Katy Derbyshire. Copyright 2011, Amazon Connect Services, LLC,. 132 pages. Reviewed by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent    “This Brave Balance” brings up many emotions — some good and some bad, but the book makes you think about some things you probably haven’t considered before.  Told from [...]

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Consider community colleges for higher education

 By Holly Bouldin Times-News correspondent   When teenagers begin to ponder college options, community college may not cross their minds. For some, community college has never been deeply considered. This may be due to a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, parental pressures, the desire for independence, and negative remarks by peers pertaining [...]

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Sweet Sixtieth

 Commentary by Marc Gutierrez Special to the Times-News  George Bulldog and company are back and better than ever in this year’s Williams High School Homecoming Show, “George’s Sweet Sixtieth,” performed by the choral department under the direction of Laura Sam. The show’s title is in reference to the 60th anniversary of the school’s founding, which [...]

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Want to meet Brad Paisley? Donate to food bank

 Commentary by Matt Herter Times-News correspondent  RALEIGH — Country Music Association’s reigning Entertainer of the Year, Brad Paisley, is closing out his “H2O II: Wetter and Wilder World Tour” at the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011.  The fun starts at 4 p.m. in the afternoon when [...]

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Join Eastern Alamance’s ‘dig for the cure’

Times-News  MEBANE —Eastern Alamance High School’s second annual Dig for the Cure will be at 5 p.m. Sept. 21, 2011. Join the Eastern Alamance Volleyball team as it raises money for theSusan G. Komen Foundation and the Kay Yow Cancer Foundation. The event will be atEasternAlamanceHigh School,4040 Mebane Rogers Road. A serving contest and basket [...]

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BBQers enjoy weekend of food, music and friendly competition

Reviewed by CJ Click Times-News correspondent CHARLOTTE — If you were anywhere around the Charlotte area last Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10, 2011, you couldn’t have escaped the crowd that was drawn to the ninth annual Time Warner Cable BBQ and Blues festival held at the NC Music Factory, 935 N. Graham [...]

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113 years of fun

By Rachel Anne Spencer Times-News correspondent  GREENSBORO — Fairgoers can get into the 113th annual Central Carolina Fair for free on Friday night. The fair, which is held in the parking lot at the Greensboro Coliseum, will feature several musical acts Sept. 16- 25, rides for all ages and of course, fair food. “The [...]

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Looking for a job?

By Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent With summer’s seasonal jobs coming to an end, many teens will be looking for employment. The following establishments are currently hiring, so check out these potential opportunities: Cold Stone Creamery, 1080 Piper Lane, Alamance Crossing, Burlington, is currently hiring for various positions. The business seeks “outgoing applicants” who are at least 16 years old. Interested parties [...]

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Looking for something to do this month?

By Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent Whether it’s laser tag, cosmic bowling, roller skating or just a simple day at the park, someAlamanceCountyteens looking for places to make memorable experiences this month may want to schedule a visit to one of these favorite local hangouts: 

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