Monthly Archives: July 2012

Country great remains ‘as good as he once was’

Reviewed by CJ Click Times-News correspondent RALEIGH — If you were any where near the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Walnut Creek on Sunday night, you could tell there was a party going on. Country Superstar Toby Keith made a stop in Raleigh for his Ford F-Series Live in Overdrive Tour. The concert began at [...]

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Satisfying story: Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre’s ‘Sword of Peace’ exciting entertainment for all ages

Reviewed by Sam Diezel Times-News correspondent SNOW CAMP — Not many shows give the audience an opportunity to hear an intriguing story, watch incredible acting, witness epic battles, and see grown men run with farm animals, all while enjoying the great outdoors.    “The Sword of Peace,” written by William Hardy for the Snow [...]

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Writer ‘finds herself’ in San Francisco

Commentary by Lenzie Purcell Times-News correspondent    The second stop on my trip around the world was San Francisco.    When I was choosing a city in California, I was torn between the beach atmosphere of San Diego and the fog of San Francisco. I could not be more pleased with my decision. I [...]

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Can’t play sports? Then cheer on teammates

  Commentary by Al Fernandez   Times-News correspondent I love sports with a passion. Anything that has to do with running, kicking, throwing, shooting or hitting an object, will get me hopping out of my seat. If I cannot be a part of it, then I will gladly watch and give my own opinions on [...]

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Just between us: Alamance County teens share their most embarrassing moments

By Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent “Awkward” — it’s becoming as common as “please” and “thank-you” these days among teenagers. Why? Because teenagers all over the planet suffer from one common debilitating ailment: public embarrassment.     If you’re a teen and you’ve been suffering in silence over some public shame, know that you’re not alone. It’s [...]

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Trip around the world starts in the Big Apple

Last summer, I worked at a camp for people with autism. It was extremely rewarding and taught me skills that I will utilize for the rest of my life. But when I was deciding what to do this summer, “travel” was on the top of the list.    At first, I asked some friends to [...]

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When renovating, go ‘green’ your room

Commentary by Rachel Anne Spencer Times-News correspondent    Whether you’re redoing your room or looking for some awesome ways to jazz up your dorm room, there are several ways you can go green in the process. Here are some ideas making your room cool and more environmentally friendly:    Reuse old T-shirts to make [...]

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True ‘American Son’ details family history

“An American Son,” by Marco Rubio. Copyright 2012, Sentinel. 320 pages, $26.95. Reviewed CJ Click Times-News correspondent    Many politicians try to sell themselves to the public as being “true Americans,” born and bred. For the junior Florida Senator and Vice Presidential candidate hopeful Marco Rubio, the title of his book, “An American Son,” [...]

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‘Regine’s Book’ an inspirational, albeit sad tale

“Regine’s Book,” by Regine Stokke. Zest Books. Copyright 2012. $16.99. 336 pages. Reviewed by Michaela King Times-News correspondent    “Regine’s Book” is a story about a dying teenage girl’s last days.    Regine Stokke, a Norwegian blogger, was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) at the age of 17. Since then, her life changed [...]

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