Monthly Archives: July 2012

All about animals: Teen to Teen Theatre’s latest show will collect donations for Humane Society

By Devarrick Turner Times-News correspondent    Have you ever wondered why elephants have long trunks or how camels got their humps?    Burlington’s Teen to Teen Theatre will enlighten all with its production of Rudyard Kipling’s “Just So Stories,” directed by Christopher Countryman. Kipling is best known for “The Jungle Book,” but five of [...]

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Student of Month urges teens to ‘inspire others’

By Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent   Emily Danielle Apple, a senior at Appalachian State University, was pleasantly surprised to learn that she had been selected as July’s Student of the Month.    Unlike the previous winners; however, Emily’s nomination was done anonymously — a first for the 10 year-old column. She is the daughter of  [...]

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Trip around the world makes this ‘Tar Heel’ proud

Commentary by Lenzie Purcell Times-News correspondent     As I packed up to leave the fourth leg of my journey — Hong Kong, I became elated. I survived an entire week in a foreign country alone. Not only did I survive, but I thrived. I enjoyed the sights, the sounds and especially the foods.     [...]

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Teens & Twenties writers reflect on Aurora, Colo. theater tragedy

Special to the Times-News   James Holmes, 24, is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 others when he allegedly opened fire at a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” inAurora,Colo., on July 19. The Teens & Twenties writers reflect on this national tragedy:    There’s nothing funny about Holmes’ “killing joke.” Ironically, [...]

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Help local students by donating new school supplies

Times-News    The annual Classroom Collection will be now through Aug. 13 for needy students in our area. New school supplies may be dropped off at the Times-News, all Alamance County Capital Bank locations, Office Depot of Burlington, Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce, Alamance-Burlington Schools Administration Office on Vaughn Road, Chick-fil-A at Huffman Mill [...]

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Orange County Library announces teen photo contest winner

Times-News    HILLSBOROUGH – Samantha Merritt, one of the Orange County Main Library’s patrons, won the Teens Patron Pick Photography Contest, part of the Teen Summer Reading Program “Summer Stars.”    The photographs entered in the contest were submitted by area teens and displayed in the library’s lobby for the public to enjoy and select [...]

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Hawaii a great ‘jumping off point’ in trip around the world

Commentary by Lenzie Purcell Times-News correspondent All my life I have had one simple dream — to swim in clear water — not pool clear water, but ocean clear water. It seems silly, I know, but my sign is cancer (a water sign), so give me a break. I just got finished with my [...]

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Bargain hunting done right: Decorate your dorm room with inexpensive furnishings

By Candace Hall Times-News correspondent Anyone who has been shopping for furniture and/or home décor knows what a hassle it can be, especially when it is college-related. Dorm or apartment furnishings add an extra level of pain to the excruciating prices of college tuition. The costs also mean that design often has to be [...]

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Lee Brothers students participate in opportunity of a lifetime

Editor’s note: Master Sang Ho Lee of Lee Brothers Academy in Burlington organizes a trip every few years for students who want to be enriched in the cultural as well as training aspects of Tae Kwon Do. This year, 18 students and instructors traveled overseas July 1-13, spending three days in Hong Kong and 10 [...]

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Teen to Teen Theatre presents summer camp opportunities

By Michaela King Times-News Correspondent Burlington’s Teen to Teen Theatre group is presenting a Teen to Teen 2012 summer camp. Teen to Teen is a group that allows young teens to interact among each other while learning proper acting techniques. Participants learn life lessons, improvisation skills, how to overcome stage fright, etc. Teen to [...]

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