Monthly Archives: September 2012

New generation of shaggers emerging

By Devarrick Turner Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com ELON — If you find yourself on College Avenue in Elon and hear loud music and lots of cheers and laughter, there’s a possibility that it’s not coming from Elon University students. The cheerful noise may be coming from shag lessons being taught at the College Tap House, 131 [...]

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Horror Show brings bit of Hollywood to Snow Camp

Reviewed by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com SNOW CAMP — The end of September signals the start of The Original Hollywood Horror Show, now in its 23rd season.    The drive out there alone will get the paranoia pumping, as it is out in Snow Camp, and when darkness falls, the ominous woods are sure [...]

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Band of the Week: Western Alamance High School

Name: The Western Alamance High School All-American Brigade Marching Band Director: Michael Jefferson Highlights from last year: Last year was Mr. Jefferson’s first year as Western High’s band director. The seniors and upperclassmen stepped up to help with the transition of a new band director last year. From the director: “I am only the third [...]

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4th annual Volley for the Cure set for Oct. 5

Times-News   Volleyball teams from Burlington Christian Academy and Carolina Friends will set aside their rivalries for one day – Oct. 5 – during the fourth annual Volley for the Cure charity match at Burlington Christian Academy.    The event will benefit Little Pink Houses of Hope and the Susan K. Komen for the Cure [...]

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Do more than just Googling ‘going green’

 Commentary by Rachel Anne Spencer Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    A great way to go green is to use your computer. In this day and age, everything is available online, so we should take advantage of all the environmentally friendly advantages that the Internet offers.    About 35 billion paper statements, payments and billings are sent [...]

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‘Turn On The Lights’ an amazing CD

“Turn On The Lights,” Daniel Powter. International Solutions. Copyright 2012. $11.68. Reviewed by Matt Herter Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com After more than three years of writing and recording, Daniel Powter has finally released his new album “Turn on the Lights,” following his debut of “Cupid” as a single this past April.    Powter is mostly known for his Grammy-nominated song [...]

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‘Green’ is the new black

Commentary by Rachel Anne Spencer Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Does your wardrobe reflect a desire to save the planet, or is it a carbon-skeleton in your closet?    “It takes 10 times as much energy to produce a ton of textiles as it does to make a ton of glass. But, while most of us [...]

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‘The Kill Order’ will leave Dashner fans wanting more

 “The Kill Order” by James Dashner. Copyright 2012, Delacourte Press, 329 pages, $17.99. Reviewed by Rachel Anne Spencer Times-news correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    James Dashner delivers a thrilling adventure once again in his latest book, “The Kill Order.” The book is a prequel to his book “The Maze Runner,” and it reveals the origin of a [...]

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Journey into ‘Wonderland’

By Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Peer into the rabbit hole and stumble onto Wonderland where you will meet the White Rabbit, Tweedles, Mad Hatter, March Hare, Caterpillar and many more of the well-known characters from the children’s classic tale, “The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll.    Teen to Teen Theatre will [...]

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Student of Month believes in giving back

By Devarrick Turner Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com “Success takes sacrifice and hard work, and if you want to achieve something great in your life, you’re going to have to give it your all,” says Catherine Bradley.    Her success at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and numerous volunteer projects earned her the title [...]

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