Monthly Archives: October 2012

Elon’s ‘Crazy for You’ offers a break from today’s hectic world

Reviewed by Devarrick Turner Times-News correspondent    ELON — The past few weeks have been dominated by political ads, debates and commentary. Although it is extremely important to be politically aware, sometimes it’s nice to take a break and be entertained for a few hours. Elon University’s production of the 1992 Tony Award-winning musical, [...]

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Plaid Players presents ‘Little Women’

By Brittany Carter Times-News correspondent For the first time ever, The Plaid Players Acting Company will be presenting the Broadway play “Little Women: The Musical.”    Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. An interpreter [...]

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‘Macbeth’ updated for Graham High production

By Katie Farrell Times-News correspondent GRAHAM — “Double, double, toil and trouble. Fire, burn and cauldron bubble” — recognize this famous saying? It’s from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” written around 1605-1606. But don’t be fooled: This version by Graham High School’s theater department has a twist. The changes make the show more understandable for a modern [...]

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Band of the Week: Eastern Alamance High School

Name of band: Eastern Alamance High School Marching Eagles Director: Chris Bowman; Steve “Batman” Gardner, assistant. Year band was formed: 1962 Awards earned: Excellent and Superior Ratings at the Southeast Guilford Falcon Invitational, The Central North Carolina Band Festival, the Red Devil Classic.    The Eastern Alamance Marching Eagle Band is celebrating its 50th year along [...]

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Scaremare offers scary surprises around every corner

By Hannah Strickland Times-News correspondent    GIBSONVILLE — Are you looking for something fun to do this Halloween? Try Scaremare in downtown Gibsonville. Scaremare contains classic haunted house themes, but the folks putting on this frightening event, have put their own twist on it. It’s a 20-minute tour where you’re taken through rooms and [...]

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Celebrating 20 years of terror

Commentary by Rachel Anne Spencer Times-News correspondent GREENSBORO — Frightening fellows and ghoulish gals stalk through the woods, waiting for their next victims to wander through the 30-acre attraction. A shopper at the boo-tique finds a frightfully fabulous shirt. Someone hungry, after walking through the woods, sits down to enjoy some popcorn in the [...]

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Teens & Twenties writers answer the question – ‘what scares you?’

Times-News    It’s that time of year when spine-tingling thrills seem to be just about everywhere you look. To celebrate Halloween, the Teens & Twenties writers were asked to talk about what scares them. Here’s what they had to say:    There is nothing that frightens me more than snakes and high places. — Jessica [...]

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Woodmont United Methodist Church youth group to hold ‘Hall of Horrors’

Commentary by Jessica Page Times-News correspondent REIDSVILLE — What’s that hair-rising sound? Was it a blood-curdling screech? Maybe it was a psychotic cackle or a moaning followed by a crash in the basement.    It could be all of that and more; the youth group of Woodmont United Methodist Church is preparing to terrify you [...]

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Make a Difference Day collection taking place at Times-News

Times-News    Between now and Oct. 26, donate items for Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club as part of Times-News’ Make A Difference Day. The following items are needed for the boys & girls club: Cleaning supplies Toilet paper Hand soap and hand sanitizer Jump ropes Pencils Calculators Copy paper Arts & crafts supplies (paint, [...]

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Elon production features timeless music and more

By Devarrick Turner Times-News correspondent    ELON — Several construction sites are altering Elon University’s appearances. Though some things may change, some things continue to remain the same. Elon’s Performing Arts Department continues to offer the best in entertainment and will do so starting next week with six performances of “Crazy For You.”    [...]

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