Monthly Archives: March 2012

Lenten reflections: Teens & Twenties writers share thoughts and views on Lent

 Times-News Lent is a time in which people either give up something, or add something positive (such as doing good deeds) to their lives for 40 days (ending on Easter Sunday). This is in recognition of the 40 days that Jesus spent preparing for the crucifixion. He spent 40 days in the desert fasting. While [...]

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OK, so maybe books should have ratings, too

 Commentary by Rachel Anne Spencer Times-News correspondent “Oh, you can’t see that; it’s rated R.”  ”What’s the rating on that game?”  ”That CD is the explicit version; let’s find the clean one.”  Many of us have heard these phrases from responsible parents. I’ve got to say, I couldn’t agree more.  The rating and content warnings available [...]

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It’s easy to connect with other book lovers on

Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent Many times when people here the words social networking, their brains automatically go to sites such as Twitter or Facebook. However, there are sites for those into social networking and into reading. Sound crazy? It’s really not. If you’ve ever wanted a site where you can receive book [...]

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March Student of Month ‘lends hand to those in need’

 By Rebecca Herter Times-News correspondent Shirley Chrisco describes her grandson and March’s Student of the Month, Kyle David Chrisco, as “polite, kind and respectful to everyone … an all-around great young man.” Shirley characterizes her grandson as someone who “will lend a hand to anyone in need,” such as last summer when he painted [...]

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Secondhand style: Shop for housewares and more at thrift stores

 Commentary by Kendall Wiggins Times-News correspondent Thrifting, junking — whatever you call it, you are sure to find bargains and unique pieces from dresses to shelving when you go. Though largely unknown, there are many consignment shops and thrift stores in the Alamance County area that offer lightly used goods at bargain prices. Don’t [...]

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Wiggle your way into composting

 Commentary by Rachel Anne Spencer Times-News correspondent For several years now, my family and I have been vermicomposting our kitchen scraps. Worms naturally love to eat decaying material and turn it into a magnificent soil amendment for our yard, gardens and even indoor plants. Red Wiggler worms, a type of earthworm often used for [...]

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Record-breaking temperatures could cause storms, other issues

Commentary by Ngozika A. Nwoko Times-News correspondent As winter to comes to its end, many Americans have been thrown for a loop with unusually warm and record- breaking seasonal temperatures. But these record highs don’t just mean more scorching summers; they also could have an effect on weather conditions and the environment across the [...]

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Performers needed for Snow Camp outdoor dramas

Times-News SNOW CAMP – Local auditions for the Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre’s summer productions will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 28-29 at the Shoffner Building, located at the Snow Camp Historic Site, 301 Drama Road. Employment for actors will be from June 24 through Aug. 18. Some of the acting positions for ”The Sword [...]

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Swing dance and raise funds for Homeschool prom

Times-News Alamance County Christian Home Educators (ACCHE) will hold a Swing Dance Night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2012, at the Arts Alive Fine Arts Studio, 335 S. Main St., Burlington. Attire is semi-formal, so come as snazzy as you’d like. Cost is $10 a couple and $6 a person. This [...]

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World-famous Harlem Globetrotters head to Triad this weekend

 By Michaela King Times-News correspondent GREENSBORO — Handles Franklin, who plays guard for the Harlem Globetrotters, is well-known for his amazing skills at handling a basketball. Whether it’s dribbling a ball while lying on the floor and spinning around or shooting the ball from half court, facing backward on his knees, Franklin is sure [...]

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