Monthly Archives: November 2012

The ‘King’ ate here: Take a trip back in time at Brightwood Inn

Commentary by Jason Mitchell Times-News correspondent There’s a place between Burlington and Greensboro just off of U.S. 70 that can be easily missed by the average drifter. Its outward appearance is very plain and somewhat misleading as to the unique architectural style contained within. It’s a lounge, restaurant and bar where you can get [...]

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Band of the Week: Graham High School

Name of band: Graham High School Director: Michael Blake Recent awards: The band has won many awards this season including first-place color guard, percussion and drum major. “We were consistently ranked in the top of our class and received excellent ratings,” Blake said. “Our goal is to continue to build a tradition of excellence. I [...]

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I’m dreaming of a ‘green’ Christmas

By Rachel Anne Spencer Times-News correspondent As the holiday season gets closer, we should all be looking at how to go greener this holiday season. There are lots of ways to go green, from energy-saving Christmas lights to environmentally friendly Christmas gifts and even do-it-yourself-reusable gift wrap ideas. Did you know that LED Christmas [...]

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Showing the glory of God’s love

Commentary by Jessica Page Times-News correspondent The Bible tells us to love our neighbors. Every one is your “neighbor,” not just the people who are down the road from you. God says we are all brothers and sisters in Christ. If so, why do we look at other people’s differences and not treat them [...]

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Too much information: Social media sites aren’t the place to share everything

Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent First it was MySpace, then Facebook, now it’s Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Cinemagram. All these are social sites for pictures, videos, statuses and everything else. Millions of people sign onto the aforementioned sites daily and are consumed with other people’s messages and photos. With Pinterest, you can “pin” [...]

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Band of the Week: Graham Middle School

Name of band: Graham Middle School Band Director: Todd Neely Recent awards: A certificate at Graham Parade 2011 What the director had to say: “Music is the language all cultures understand,” Neely said.  Compiled by Jessica Page, Teens & Twenties writer and an intern in the Accent department  

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‘Windy City’ amazing place to visit

Commentary by Lenzie Purcell Times-News correspondent    During a recent visit, Chicago stood true to its most popular nickname, the Windy City.    The colors around the city were stunning as the leaves seemed to change right before our eyes. I stood for a moment in the middle of downtown and listened to the [...]

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Burlington Christian Academy’s Royal Players to perform ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Times-News    Burlington Christian Academy’s Royal Players will present “Bye Bye Birdie” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens and can be purchased between noon and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and one hour prior to [...]

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Teens & Twenties collecting items for Fort Bragg’s Fisher House

Times-News    Teens & Twenties will collect items for the Fisher House at Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, now through Jan. 11 at the Times-News, 707 S. Main St., Burlington, or A Cut Above Tuxedos, 3417 S. Church St., Burlington. The Fisher House allows family members to be close to a serviceman or servicewoman during difficult times [...]

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Greensboro College will hold high-school art contest

Times-News    GREENSBORO – Greensboro College’s Department of Art will hold the Art OlymPix, a series of on-the-spot art challenges for high school art students from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, in the Cowan Humanities Building on campus at 815 W. Market St.    Students will be challenged to create art on [...]

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