Monthly Archives: January 2012

‘Joyful Noise’ bound to bring joy to moviegoers

 Reviewed by CJ Click Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com With movie themes growing darker with every film, it’s growing increasingly hard to find a decent inspirational movie worth spending $10 to see. “Joyful Noise” is an exception to this trend, however. Starring the queen of hip-hop, Queen Latifah, and the queen of country, Dolly Parton, moviegoers are [...]

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Meeting brother for first time a dream come true

 Commentary by Heather Tosch Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Thoughts fill my head — a rush of excitement runs through me. It’s still so unbelievable that this is about to happen; I’ve waited 13 years for this moment. I start to see the reflection of the headlights through the window. I slip on my boots and run [...]

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Williams student to hold Play4Kay Basketball fundraiser

Times-News Kaley Moser, a senior co-captain for the Williams High School Women’s Basketball team, is holding a Play4Kay Basketball game on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, to raise money toward breast cancer research. Moser, who is doing this as her graduation project,  is donating 75 percent of the funds raised to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund [...]

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Pork shoulder sale a fundraiser for Eastern Alamance student

Times-News If you’re unable to attend the Zumba party on Jan. 28, 2012, to benefit David Hodges, a student at Eastern Alamance High School suffering from brain tumors, there are other opportunities to help the family. Eastern Alamance coaches are cooking pork shoulders on Feb. 11, 2012. Orders are being taken and they must be [...]

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Alamance Children’s Theatre does a fantastic job with “Arsenic and Old Lace”

 Reviewed by Johnna Bingham Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Joseph Kesselring’s captivating comedy, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” is fantastically performed by Alamance Children’s Theatre’s ACT II, under the direction of Michael Ray Williams. The play is performed on an elaborate and beautifully crafted set, which perfectly depicts the 1940’s home of two spinster sisters, Abbey Brewster (played [...]

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ACT II takes on ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

 Commentary by Kayla Kirkman Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Director Michael Williams is impressed with the degree of talent represented in Alamance Children’s Theatre’s ACT II production of “Arsenic and Old Lace,” set to premiere Thursday at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. “These aren’t children; they’re young adults. Moreover, they’re young actors and some [...]

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Alamance County students team up for Lego League

Back row (from left): Brenda Barr, Matthew Hamilton, Abby Redding and Clark Hamilton. Front row (from left to right): Ben Barr, Haylee Borden and Gabriel Redding. / Photo submitted By Sam Diezel Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com What do you get when you combine robotics, computer programming, a research project and Legos? You get the FIRST Lego [...]

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Plaid Players having ‘a ball’ raising money

Commentary by Chandler Koury Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com SEDALIA — Are you bored by dances or parties featuring the same generic music and the same people? If you’re tired of the same old song and dance, then join other teens, ages 16-19, at the 2012 Teen Benefit Masquerade Ball from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, [...]

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Dance for a good cause

Times-News MEBANE – A “Let’s Help the Jedi” Zumba event will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Eastern Alamance High School’s gymnasium, 4040 Mebane Rogers Road. Admission is $10. David “Jedi” Hodges is an Eastern Alamance High School student who is suffering from brain tumors and is hospitalized at Duke Medical [...]

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Garage/bake sale to raise funds for Alamance County homeschool prom

Times-News A garage/bake sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at 1662 St. Mark’s Church Road, Burlington, to raise funds for the Alamance County homeschool prom. The prom is from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Integrity Community Church in Burlington. The theme is “Vintage [...]

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