Monthly Archives: September 2012

Band of the Week: Western Alamance Middle School

Name: Western Alamance Middle School Band  Director: Patrick Bennington Highlights from last year: Participated in the Central District Band Festival and the Carowinds Band Festival. From the director: “Currently we have a total of 200 students in band. The students are great kids and work very hard to maintain the tradition of excellence at Western Middle [...]

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Central Carolina Fair great place for thrill seekers, foodies

Commentary by Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent GREENSBORO — With rides ranging from wild to mild, there’s something for everyone at the Central Carolina Fair.    If you’re looking for thrill-seeking rides, you won’t be disappointed. The Vortex acts like a pendulum, which swings you back and forth at intense heights while the Wipeout’s spin [...]

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Williams Homecoming Show rescheduled

Times-News    Williams High School’s annual Homecoming Show was cancelled on Tuesday night, due to inclement weather. It will be performed tonight at 7 p.m. at the school. Tickets are $5. For more information, call the school at (336) 570-6161.

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Williams Homecoming Show promises music and more

Commentary by Hannah Thigpen Special to the Times-News Williams High School’s auditorium and chorus room are buzzing with excitement this time of year. George Bulldog and his friends are back to “win the big game” this fall with more talent and enthusiasm than ever. “George Draws a Blank” is being performed by the choral department [...]

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Band of the Week: Hawfields Middle School

Compiled by Christian Hornaday Times-News correspondent Name: Hawfields Middle School Husky Band Director: Jennifer Beddingfield Awards: Excellent rating at Music Performance Adjudication festival at Graham High School in March, 2012, by the 8th-grade band and an excellent rating at Carowinds in May, 2012, by the 7th- and 8th-grade bands. Words from the director: “The [...]

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39th BBQ fundraiser set for Friday

Commentary by Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent    Western Alamance Zone Band Boosters’ 39th annual BBQ supper fundraiser will be between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. The menu includes barbecue, baked beans, cole slaw, rolls, dessert and a beverage.    This fundraiser helps support the activities of the band’s programs at both Western Middle and Western [...]

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Elon alum off to a fast start

Commentary by Marshall M. Qualls Special to the Times-News Less than 24 hours after arriving at Baldwin-Wallace University Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio, Kelly Autry, son of Terry and Susan Autry of Elon, began auditioning for the professors that would ultimately be guiding and shaping the next four years of his musical theatre career. [...]

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Apples for the teacher

Commentary by Kendall Wiggins Times-News correspondent If you mention David Vernon to most Western Alamance High School students, they will entertain you with numerous stories of his antics as the school’s chemistry teacher extraordinaire.    Unbeknownst to most, he actually has a double life. No, not what you’re thinking — he owns and operates [...]

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College a time to balance work, fun

College is a milestone and a very exciting time, too.    It also can be an extremely frightening time, as well. Depending on the distance away from home, you can be dealing with being separated from family and friends.    As humans, we typically don’t enjoy even slight change, so being forced into a completely [...]

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Band of the Week: Southern Alamance High School

Name: Southern Alamance High School Marching Patriots Director: Joshua Morgan Formed: When the school opened in 1961. This is Morgan’s second year as Director of Bands. There also is a Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble. Recent awards: “Marching Band has won numerous awards over the past years and especially last season,” Morgan said. [...]

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