Monthly Archives: August 2012

Last ‘Maximum Ride’ book best yet

“Nevermore: The Final Maximum Ride Adventure,” by James Patterson. Copyright 2012. Hachette Digital, Inc. 266 Pages. $12.99. Reviewed by Rebecca Herter Times-News correspondent    The thrilling conclusion to James Patterson’s “Maximum Ride” series continues with Max and the Flock going to school for the third time. Dylan is still trying to win Max’s heart, [...]

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Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Dralion’ offers an experience ablaze with excitement

Reviewed by Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH — On the lookout for a show that’s both fun and one-of-a-kind? Then you’re ready for Cirque Du Soleil’s “Dralion,” which is being performed at the PNC Arena now through Sunday, Aug. 19.    As the lights dimmed during Wednesday’s opening night, a modern-looking clown appeared center [...]

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Teens & Twenties writer interviews ‘Vampire Diaries’ Kat Graham

Check out Sabrina Otero’s interview with “Vampire Diaries” Kat Graham Aug. 7 at 107.5 KZL radio station:

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Rascal Flatts gives fans a fun-filled night of hits

Reviewed by Bailey Pennington Times-News correspondent RALEIGH — “North Carolina, it’s been way too long!” shouted Gary LeVox, lead singer of the popular country trio, Rascal Flatts. Raleigh was one of the last stops last Friday night on the group’s Changed 2012 tour, labeled after its most recent CD released earlier in the year. [...]

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Necessities of dorm life: Don’t forget the stack of quarters …

By Candace Hall Times-News correspondent Along with the exciting arrival of college acceptance letters is the list detailing all the “necessities” of dorm life. Wading through the massive list can become overwhelming as move-in day looms closer. Should you purchase all the items or simply pick and choose? Here are some on tips to [...]

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Area family hopes to help needy students

Commentary by Michaela King Times-News correspondent    Back-to-school shopping can be very expensive. From the book bags and school supplies to the new clothes and shoes, it can cost hundreds of dollars. The way the economy has been the past few years, many people do not have that kind of money to spend. Many [...]

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‘Sudoku 12′ great way to pass the time

“Pocket Posh Sudoku 12: 100 Puzzles,” Andrews McMeel Publishing. Copyright 2012. 121 pages. $7.99. Reviewed by Braxton Rickert Times-News correspondent    Sudoku is one of those puzzles that has fascinated our culture. While not requiring much problem solving, the puzzle does require you to be observant and use critical thinking skills. It is a [...]

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‘Vampire Diaries’ star discusses show, music

                                             By Sabrina Otero                              Times-News correspondent                     Kat Graham is considered in the entertainment world to be “a triple threat.”    She has been hailed as a “scene-stealer” for her amazing work as Bonnie Bennett on the CW’s “Vampire Diaries,” a skilled dancer as evidenced in the movie “Honey 2” and she’s also a [...]

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‘Radio Rebel’ teaches valuable lesson

“Radio Rebel,” directed by Peter Howitt. Disney Channel Original Pictures and Image Entertainment, 2012. DVD.    Reviewed by Braxton Rickert Times-News correspondent   Most teenagers in high school are afraid to be themselves, when all it takes is a little confidence. That is what the movie “Radio Rebel” is about. Directed by Peter Howitt, “Radio Rebel” [...]

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Preparing for a successful school year

Commentary by Christian Hornaday Times-News correspondent    Summer break is drawing to an end, which also means a new school year is getting close — too close for some, and maybe still too far away for others.    Either way, it is time to start preparing for this school year. If you truly prepare [...]

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