Monthly Archives: January 2012

Teens & Twenties collecting coupons for military

Times-News Teens & Twenties is collecting coupons for the military. All manufacturer’s coupons, including those that are no more than six months expired, will be directly given to Loaves & Fishes Christian Food Ministries and then will be distributed to military bases so servicemen and servicewomen can use them. A box is located at the [...]

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Documentary screening set for Feb. 21

Times-News ELON – A screening of the documentary “Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo and the Search for Identity” will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in McEwen 011. The screening is free and open to the public. The film focuses on the question “Is the right to know who you are a basic human [...]

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Elon show to benefit Little Pink Houses of Hope

Times-News ELON – Elon University is holding a benefit performance of “She Loves Me,” a play that is the basis for the movie “You’ve Got Mail” at 2 p.m. Feb. 11  at McCrary Theatre on the university campus. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children under 18. Proceeds from the ticket sales and [...]

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Lifeguard training classes being offered

Times-News Lifeguard training classes will be offered at the Maynard Aquatic Center in Burlington Feb. 20, 22, 24, 26 and 28. Certifications are available in lifeguard training/first aid and CPR for the professional rescuer and AED. Current lifeguards also will be offered the ability to challenge their lifeguard certifications and CPR/AED certification. Course dates are 8 [...]

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Elegant evening: First-ever Teen Benefit Ball raises funds for arts scholarships

Tyler Anderton and Joan Hedrick dance during the first-ever Teen Benefit Ball on Jan. 21. / Scott Muthersbaugh, Times-News

 Commentary by Joan Hedrick Times-News correspondent SEDALIA — The Plaid Players Acting Company (PPAC) held its first-ever Teen Benefit Ball on Jan. 21 inside Kimball Hall at the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum. The goal of this event was to raise funds for arts scholarships made available to attending teens. The music used at this [...]

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Student of Month happy to volunteer time, talents

 By Sam Diezel Times-News correspondent  ”I hoped that I would find a student who truly went above and beyond what was expected. I have found her,” said Faye Boswell, president of the Hospice League of Alamance-Caswell. Charmaine Livingston is a senior at Graham High School and is a volunteer at the Hospice Flea Market [...]

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Williams’ student organizes Play4Kay breast cancer benefit

 By Rachel Anne Spencer Times-News correspondent Kaley Moser, senior co-captain of the Williams basketball team, has organized a Play4Kay game to benefit breast cancer research and treatment at 6 p.m. Friday at Williams High School; Williams will play Eastern Guilford High School. “My inspiration for this game comes from Kay Yow and my Aunt Jami Moser [...]

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Crowd-pleasing “Memphis” delights in Durham

Reviewed by Lincoln Pennington Times-News correspondent  DURHAM — While President Obama delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday night, theatergoers at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) were reminded of the struggle it took for an African-American president to even be a possibility. Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Memphis” follows [...]

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Legendary Cosby remains as funny as ever

 Reviewed by CJ Click Times-News correspondent DURHAM — Even if you didn’t grow up in the 1980s, you probably watched “America’s favorite dad” on TV. Those in the Triangle had a chance to spend the evening with legendary comedian and actor Bill Cosby last Saturday night at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC). Cosby [...]

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Education is key: Area coalitions are working to prevent underage drinking among teenagers

 Commentary by Jennafer Fowler Times-News correspondent We’ve all seen the news reports about how some parents allow alcohol to be consumed inside their homes because at least the teen isn’t drinking and driving. But the truth is, alcohol is an addictive drug and is the leading cause of death among teens. It costs the [...]

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