Monthly Archives: November 2011

Rebuilding lives: Teens & Twenties writer travels with area group to help tornado victims

  Commentary by Sam Diezel Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com  If you came home one day and your house was gone, what would you do? For those affected by the devastating tornadoes that tore through southern states April 25-28, it was a very real problem. Last month, the Burlington First Church of the Nazarene went on a [...]

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Job shadowing could help you find a career

  By Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com High school years are a time for teenagers to find themselves and figure out what they really want to do. Unfortunately, things oftentimes are different in reality than they are in our minds, and jobs are no exception. Instead of setting your goals for a job you may [...]

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Miss Southern High pageant is Thursday

 Times-News GRAHAM — The 49th annual Miss Southern pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 10, 2011, in the L.M. Adcock Auditorium, 631 Southern High School Road. Advance tickets are available from any contestant for $8 each and will be on sale in the Media Center, too. Tickets will be $10 at the [...]

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Miss Western pageant is Saturday

Times-News ELON – Western Alamance High School’s Miss Western pageant will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, in the high school auditorium, 1731 N.C. 87 North. The Western Dance Team is sponsoring the event. Admission is $10 or $8 with student identification. For more details, call (336) 538-6020.  

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Revisiting the Titanic

By Kristian Whitesell and Paul Jordan Times-News correspondents teens20@thetimesnews.com GREENSBORO — On April 10, 1912, the RMS Titanic set sail from her port in Southampton, England, en route to New York City. The ship had been called “unsinkable;” five days later, 1,517 passengers were dead and the Titanic now resides on the bottom of the [...]

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Nicholas Sparks’ latest love story appeals to teen readers

 “The Best of Me,” by Nicholas Sparks. Copyright 2011. Grand Central Publishing. 304 pages. $25.99. Reviewed by Kristian Whitesell Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com  Nicholas Sparks has done it again. He’s added another novel of romance and tragedy to his already extensive list of novels. “The Best of Me,” released on Oct. 11, is a story about [...]

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O’Reilly’s new book a good read

“Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever,” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. Henry Holt and Company. Copyright 2011. 294 pages. $28. Reviewed by CJ Click Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Candid host of Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” has yet again proven himself not only sharp on the TV screen, but as an excellent [...]

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Rip_Chord to perform fall concert

Times-News ELON — Elon University’s all-male a cappella group, Rip_Chord, will perform its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 2011, at Whitley Auditorium on the Elon University campus. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and tickets are $8 for general admission. Songs from every genre will be performed, including “Stand By Me,” “Signed, Sealed & Delivered” [...]

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