Monthly Archives: March 2012

NASCAR Hall of Fame offers ‘spring break from the ordinary’

Times-News CHARLOTTE – Spring fever and family fun combine for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Spring Break from the Ordinary event March 24 through April 9, 2012. “The NASCAR Hall of Fame offers an experience unlike any other in this region,” said Winston Kelley, executive director of the facility. “Families will find the educational quality [...]

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A knight rocks the night

 Reviewed by CJ Click Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com RALEIGH — If you were anywhere near the Raleigh area last Friday night, you could tell something big was going on by the line of cars trailing to the PNC Arena. Although the man may be small in stature, Sir Elton John’s name is one of the biggest [...]

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When life gives you lemons … Alex’s Lemonade Stand raises awareness, funds for cancer research

 Commentary by Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was created by Alexandra “Alex” Scott, a young girl who was diagnosed with cancer. Alex spent her final days dedicated to combating this disease for children like her by running local lemonade stands to fund research. Alex’s dream lives on through inspiring folk like [...]

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Funny Face

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‘Pregnancy Project’ study on stereotypes, human interaction

 “The Pregnancy Project,” by Gaby Rodriguez. Copyright 2012. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division. 218 pages. $17.99. Reviewed by Jennafer Fowler Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com You’ll never guess what one girl did as her senior project, to show people that stereotypes were wrong. She faked her own pregnancy.  Gaby Rodriguez wrote “The Pregnancy Project” about her [...]

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Teens & Twenties writer selected as finalist for Coca-Cola scholarship

 Times-News Lincoln Pennington, a senior at The Elon School and a Teens & Twenties writer, has been selected as a member of the 2012 Class of Coca-Cola Scholars. Pennington is one of 252 high school seniors selected nationwide to receive a scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. He will begin college next fall. He was [...]

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‘Spring clean’ your attitude

 Commentary by Christian Hornaday Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Spring is the time a farmer begins preparation for his fall harvest and when teenagers begin thinking about the end of school and summer. This season is a chance to start fresh; from the cold, stuffiness of winter, into a warm time of happiness and change. Cleverly named, [...]

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Orange High School ‘paying it forward’

Times-News HILLSBOROUGH – Pay It Forward, “where one good deed rolls into another,” will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 17 at Orange High School, 500 Orange High School Road. The event is for those in nursing homes, social services referrals, church groups and children in foster care. The event will feature dinner, [...]

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Carousel Cinemas to offer food drive in conjunction with ‘Hunger Games’

Times-News The Carousel Cinemas at Alamance Crossing will hold a food drive for Loaves & Fishes Christian Food Ministries, in conjunction with the movie “The Hunger Games,” March 19-25. Bring in at least four cans of food between March 19-24 and you will be registered for a chance to win a $50 gift card, movie [...]

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Broadway comes to Burlington: Williams’ musical revue features hits from musicals, movies

 Commentary by Marc Gutierrez Special to the Times-News Looking for a high-quality, inexpensive night of family friendly fun? The cast members of  Williams High School’s Musical Revue, “Steal Your Rock ’N’ Roll,” will have everyone rocking in their seats as they perform favorite Broadway and movie hits. The musical revue, under the direction of Williams [...]

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