Monthly Archives: January 2013

Girl Scout camp isn’t just for registered Girl Scouts

Times-News Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) invites girls from first through twelfth-grade to its summer camp. Registration being accepted now for members and nonmembers. Resident camps are offered through June and July at three of the council’s camp properties. Registration available at,  

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Dance center to perform winter concerts

Commentary by Leigh Stanfill Special to the Times-News    Burlington Dance Center’s Burlington Ballet company will present its second annual Winter Concert on Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington.    “The winter concert gives our young ballerinas an opportunity to come and watch what they dream [...]

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Alamance Reads a chance to revisit classic

Reviewed by Christian Hornaday Times-News correspondent It’s a classic tale of growth told through the eyes of a child oblivious to the change taking place. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” this year’s Alamance Reads selection, is an unforgettable novel that stands the test of time.    Harper Lee accurately records the assumptions rationalized in the [...]

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Studio 1 digs deep for emotional ‘Hunchback’ production

Reviewed by Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent The story begins when the audience notices three solemn gargoyles perched above. The trio, never speaking all at once, set the opening scene of Studio 1’s production of Victor Hugo’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”    Shortly afterward, a woman appears late in the night leaving what seems [...]

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Weather can’t keep country great out of Durham

 Reviewed by CJ Click Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — One of country’s most recognizable faces is on the road again once more after taking a short break for the holiday season.    Willie Nelson and Family made a stop at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) on Friday night as a part of its [...]

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‘Starmites’ being performed this weekend

The Elon School’s Commodore Players will perform the Tony nominated production “Starmites” at 7:30 p.m. today (Jan. 18), Saturday (Jan. 19) and Sunday (Jan. 20), 2013, at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the box office between noon and 3 p.m. today and Saturday and [...]

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Not Disney’s ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’

By Brittany Carter Times-News correspondent Don’t expect to see the Disney version when Studio 1 performs “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” for the next two weekends. Director Michael Ray Williams clarified that this version is loyal to the Victor Hugo story.    “This cast is undertaking a tremendous tragedy and handling it ably. My [...]

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Send us your artwork

Allyson Graves, an Alamance County native and a sophomore at Liberty University, submitted this illustration. We’re looking for original artwork by high school and college students. Send high-resolution images (200 to 300 DPI) by email to and include your name, the school you attend and your phone number.

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Incorrect information was supplied to the Times-News concerning the Explorer Post 4095 open house. The event is 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Emergency Operations Command (EOC) on the main floor of the Burlington Police Department, 267 W. Front St., Burlington. Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 7 [...]

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44th annual Arts Festival this week at Holly Hill Mall

Times-News    The Burlington Woman’s Club and Burlington Junior Woman’s Club’s 44th annual Arts Festival will be Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 27, at Holly Hill Mall and Business Center in Burlington.    Students in grades 6 through 12 who attend public, private, charter or home schools have been invited to compete and prizes will include [...]

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