Monthly Archives: February 2013

Elon actors know how to throw one ‘wild party’

Reviewed by Devarrick Turner Times-News correspondent ELON — What do you get when you put a clown, a dancer, a prizefighter and a prostitute in one room? The answer: A wild, wild party.    Such a party actually took place at Elon University and it was one to remember. With more than a month [...]

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‘Wild Party’ taking place at Elon University

By Devarrick Turner Times-News correspondent ELON — You’ve been cordially invited to a party on Elon University’s campus, but this is not your typical college party. This party will take place in McCrary Theatre under the direction of Lynne Formato when the Performing Arts Department presents Andrew Lippa’s off-Broadway musical, “The Wild Party.” Opening [...]

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What’s in a name? Teens & Twenties writers share stories

Times-News    During one of the recent Teens & Twenties meetings, the volunteer writers talked about how their names are often mispronounced or misspelled, and since my name is Charity Apple, well, folks always come up with creative ways to spell or pronounce it. That conversation inspired this column by a few of the Teens [...]

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Devotions book a great pick-me-up

“Our Beloved, Our Friend: Explore the Word. Experience Jesus. Share His Love,” by Judy Huitt. CrossBooks publishing. 256 pages. $17.99. Reviewed by Jessica Page Times-News correspondent    “Our Beloved, Our Friend” has 40 devotions and each one begins with the same verse in Psalm 119: 18: “Open my eyes that I may see … [...]

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Studio 1 provides an interactive theater experience with ‘She Stoops to Conquer’

Reviewed by Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent Meet the Hardcastle family: Mr. Hardcastle (Reid Dalton) is the good-natured head of the household; there’s his headstrong wife Mrs. Hardcastle (Erica Litten), his lackadaisical stepson Tony (Adam Barnhardt), and his spunky daughter Kate (Ashley Phipps). Ever the doting father, Mr. Hardcastle’s main objective is to get his [...]

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Serving as a blessing to military families: Fisher House at Fort Bragg like a ‘home away from home’

By Jessica Page Times-News correspondent FAYETTEVILLE — Lorie Southerland’s family didn’t know about The Fisher House until they needed it.    Southerland’s son, Michael Rodriguez, died in 2007 in Iraq. He was serving with the 82nd Airborne 5-73 Calvary at the time and when family came in for the memorial service, they needed a [...]

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Send us your artwork

   Clay Yarborough, a junior at Western Alamance HIgh School, created a drawing of Ares, the Greek God Of War, a project in his Latin 1 Class. We are looking for artwork by high school and college students. Send it to Charity Apple at and we may publish it.  

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We’re looking for Students of the Month

Times-News    If you know a middle, high school or college student worthy of being recognized as Student of the Month, visit, scroll to Student of the Month and click on Student of the Month form and fill out a form or send a nomination letter by mail to Charity Apple, c/o Teens & [...]

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David’s Bridal in search of next Prom Style Star

Times-News    Beauty expert Cassandra Bankson has teamed up with David’s Bridal in search of the next Prom Style Star. The contest will begin Feb. 4, 2013, and is as easy as uploading a prom tip video to YouTube, complete the submission form and copy and paste the URL of the YouTube video on [...]

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Area student to hold a creative writing seminar, tea

Times-News    GRAHAM — Mallory Walker, a senior at Southern Alamance High School, will hold a Creative Writing Seminar and Tea from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 9, 2013, at the Graham Public Library, 211 S. Main St. Walker is organizing the event, which is aimed toward young adults and teenagers, as part of her [...]

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