Monthly Archives: April 2012

Get to know the candidates

Commentary by CJ Click Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com With the Republican primary well under way, the presidential election date is drawing closer and closer. This election will be one of the most important in modern history, with the different sides being particularly polarizing. This is why it is important to know the candidates vying for the [...]

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“Bring It On” musical cast appears ready for Broadway

 Reviewed by Lincoln Pennington Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com DURHAM — “Bring It On: The Musical” is the epitome of the modern American musical, and it is flawless in every aspect. The show, which has yet to debut on Broadway, is currently running at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Based loosely upon the “Bring It On” film [...]

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Country legend Merle Haggard visits Greensboro

 Reviewed by CJ Click Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com GREENSBORO — For all the “Hag” fans in the Triad, Saturday evening was a night to get down with the “Okie from Muskogee.” Merle Haggard made a stop on his tour at the War Memorial Auditorium. The concert began at 7:30 with Haggard’s son, Noel Haggard, opening up. [...]

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Relay For Life team remembers the late Nicholas Weis

 By CJ Click Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com For Jon and Heather Weis, preserving the legacy of their son and helping find a cure for cancer is what they live for. Their son, 9-year-old Nicholas Weis, died in June 2010 of brain cancer. Now, they’re looking to help others in his situation by participating in the annual [...]

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Williams High’s ‘Invisible Children’ group to hold event this weekend

 By Jennafer Fowler Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com The Invisible Children group at Williams High School wants to make a difference in the world. The club at Williams has partnered with Lacor Secondary School in Northern Uganda to raise money to help rebuild war-torn schools there. The club does fundraisers such as “walking barefoot to raise awareness [...]

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A musical about cheerleading? ‘Bring It On’

 By Lincoln Pennington Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com DURHAM — Loosely based on the popular film franchise, “Bring It On: The Musical” follows two rival cheer squads as they compete for the national championship. Theatergoers will have the chance to see this brand new musical, which hasn’t even premiered on Broadway, when the touring production stops at [...]

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Smashwords a great site for book lovers

Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com In this technological age, it seems as if books have merged into the new era of e-books. While some may protest this transition, it has made sharing stories and novels easier. Many budding writers have started putting their writing on sites such as Smashwords.

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National Peace Corps Association launches Young Farmers Idea Contest

Times-News Africa Rural Connect, an online project of the National Peace Corps Association, has launched a new contest to promote youth-oriented agricultural initiatives. Contestants can enter to win the Young Farmers Idea Contest between April 15 and May 31, 2012, by posting their idea to the Africa Rural Connect website. The top 10 ideas from [...]

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Elon School seniors to present a program April 24

Times-News Elon School seniors Taylor Yow and Kelly Autry will have a Senior Art Show/Songs of the American Musical Theatre performance, respectively, at 7 p.m. April 24, 2012, at the Alamance Country Club, 2402 Pineway Drive, Burlington. Yow has been accepted at The Pratt Institute in New York, Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta [...]

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College group puts ‘fun’ in fundraiser

By Holly Bouldin Times-News correspondent Alpha Omicron Delta, Alamance Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, is throwing pies at students and professors. But don’t worry: It’s all part of a fundraiser the group is holding in April. The event will be held on the college’s campus to raise money to support finding a cure [...]

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