Monthly Archives: August 2012

Age is just a number

Times-News In one of the recent Teens & Twenties meetings at the Times-News, a writer mentioned “age is just a number” and maturity level doesn’t always reflect one’s age. Here’s what a few writers had to say on that subject:    Age is just a number in today’s world. Age is ignored in the current [...]

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Band of the Week: Southern Alamance Middle School

Some seventh- and eighth-grade members of the 2011-12 Southern Alamance Middle School's Concert Band are pictured. / Photo submitted

By Christian Hornaday Times-News correspondent Name: Southern Middle School Concert Band Director: Derek Breshears Highlights from last year: Field trip to UNC-Chapel Hill where the band was given VIP treatment by Jeffrey Fuchs and the Marching Tar Heels.    “They also brought our students onto the practice field to march alongside the Tar Heels [...]

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Paisley keeps fans on their feet

Reviewed by Matt Herter Times-News correspondent RALEIGH — Brad Paisley lit up the Time Warner Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek on Friday night with his own brand of laser, light and music show on the last leg of “The Virtual Reality Tour.”    The crowd entered the pavilion before the show for “The Escape,” [...]

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Strike a pose: Uncovering the world of photo bombing

By Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent Picture this: Someone whips out their camera. Everyone starts primping. You smile, pose and wait for the snap. What happens next? You learn moments later that your picture-perfect moment was actually ambushed by an intrusive “photo bomber.” This individual has now created pictorial mayhem at your expense by employing all types of distracting [...]

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Student of Month wants to impact students’ lives

By CJ Click Times-News correspondent    Sadly, it is becoming rare to meet someone as dedicated to serving humanity as Kelly Coble.    She is the daughter of Graham residents Mark and Katrina Coble and is a senior at Elon University and a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. She has an older brother, Kyle, and [...]

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“Li’l Abner” serves up a side-splitting good time

Reviewed by Christian Hornaday Times-News correspondent SNOW CAMP — “Musical comedy” finds a new meaning in Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre’s production of “Li’l Abner.”    Once a comic strip, this Broadway musical from the 1950s keeps the audience on its toes with side-splitting jokes and jaw-dropping, eyebrow-raising commentary about modern-day events and people.    [...]

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Rock the Vote’s Charlotte stop features Foo Fighters

Times-News CHARLOTTE – Foo Fighters will perform 9 p.m. Sept. 5 at The Fillmore to benefit Rock The Vote. Tickets on sale at 10 a.m.  Tuesday, Aug. 21, at, or by phone at (800) 745-3000. There is a two-ticket limit per order. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or [...]

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Permanent reminder: Decision to get a tattoo shouldn’t be taken lightly

By Michaela King Times-News correspondent When deciding to get a tattoo, 22-year-old Alex Craven opted for something inspirational.    A black-and-white heart, Jesus’ hands and a Bible verse (Psalm 34:19) now adorns the Elon resident’s chest.    “I got this tattoo because it represented something that describes what I believe in, and to support [...]

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College days have ended; now what?

The sun was bright as I walked across the stage in a maroon cap and gown and received my diploma from Elon University’s president, Leo Lambert. After two years at Burlington Christian Academy, six years at Grove Park Elementary, three years at Turrentine Middle School, four years at Williams High School and four years at [...]

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‘A Long Way From You’ tugs on heartstrings

“A Long Way From You,” by Gwendolyn Heasley. HarperTeen (Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers). Copyright 2012. 314 pages. $8.99. Reviewed by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent All her life, Kitsy has been a small town girl.    Kitsy and her boyfriend have known each other since they were little kids and every person in the [...]

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