Monthly Archives: June 2012

A thrilling experience: Carowinds offers roller coasters, kiddie rides and more

Commentary by CJ Click Times-News correspondent CHARLOTTE — Carowinds, the amusement park designed to bring the twoCarolinascloser together, is a great day trip for thrill seekers of all ages.    The park opened in 1973 and is only about two hours fromBurlington. Not only does the park have an ample amount of roller coasters [...]

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Summer school a great way to kick off summer

Summer school was a great way to start the summer.    I didn’t feel like I was wasting my break time considering the session was so short and I was happy to have a less busy campus.    Experiencing the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the summer was something I will never [...]

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College roommate search shouldn’t stress you out

Commentary by Bailey Pennington Times-News correspondent Once a college acceptance letter reaches the hands of a high school senior, the excitement is inevitable. Minds race with the thoughts of moving out, meeting new people, leaving parents and siblings, decorating the dorm and of course … finding a roommate! At first, it seems all fun, [...]

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Hot fun in the summertime

Commentary by Michaela King Times-News correspondent GREENSBORO — Wet ’n Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park is an exciting and fun place for a family to spend the day together. From the children’s play area to the thrilling water rides, there are more than 36 rides and attractions, guaranteeing a good time for all ages. [...]

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Eastern High junior hopes to follow in teacher’s footsteps

By Christian Hornaday Times-News correspondent MEBANE — Rising Eastern Alamance High School junior Stephen Yarbrough exhibits what it means to be a Student of the Month.    “Stephen starts every day with a smile and greeting for everyone that crosses his path,” said Hayes Teague, Eastern’s dropout prevention coordinator, who nominated Yarbrough for June’s [...]

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Lee Brothers students prepare to train in South Korea

Commentary by Holly Welch   Special to the Times-News It’s hard to believe that I was only 9 years old when I started Tae Kwon Do at Lee Brothers in Mebane. The reason I wanted to do martial arts is because, like every little kid, I wanted to be a superhero. When I first started [...]

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Do-it-yourself beauty tricks good for the Earth, too

Commentary by Rachel Anne Spencer Times-News correspondent We can be beautiful, while we help the Earth stay beautiful. There are a lot of green do-it-yourself recipes and tips for beauty out there. There’s a way to cut down your carbon footprint whether you want to get rid of acne or dye your hair a [...]

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Science and religion: Friends or foes?

Commentary by CJ Click Times News correspondent    Throughout the chasms of history, there has been no greater rivalry than between those of science and religion. There has always been a degree of tension between the schools of science and the church since what scholars refer to as the Galileo affair.    The Galileo [...]

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A true national treasure lost

Commentary by CJ Click Times-News correspondent    Author Ray Bradbury’s recent death motivated me to revisit some of Bradbury’s works and reflect on how he changed the world. Lauded as one of the best authors of the 20th century, Bradbury is one, if not the best, science fiction writers of all time.    Bradbury [...]

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Here comes the sun: It’s summertime and the living is easy – but we still need to protect our skin

Commentary by Kendall Wiggins Times-News correspondent The sun is a magnificent motor: it drives all life, water and much, much more. Such a benevolent astronomical being couldn’t do harm, could it?    Wrong. The sun is arguably as harmful as it is helpful. The current culture of bronze skin and tanning beds is causing [...]

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