Monthly Archives: April 2013

‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ comes to DPAC

By Joan Hedrick Times-News correspondent “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical” will stop at DPAC in Durham April 30 through May 5, 2013. / Submitted photo by Joan Marcus    DURHAM — “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical” is a fun show featuring song favorites such as “Venus,” “Colour My World,” “I [...]

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CheerZone Allstars to hold tryouts Saturday

Times-News    CheerZone Allstars will hold its annual tryouts starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 3254 Boywood Road, Graham. The program is for ages 3 to 18 and no experience is required. Those interested in auditioning should wear comfortable clothing, including tennis shoes. A $25 registration fee is required. For more details, [...]

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Habitat for Humanity’s annual Senior Prom is May 3

Times-News    ELON – The Elon University Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity will hold the annual Senior Prom from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 3 at First Baptist Church, 621 E. Haggard Avenue. Tickets are $15 per person and will include entertainment, appetizers and dancing. For more details, email Caroline Taylor at

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Shag dancing isn’t just for the beach

Commentary by CJ Click Times-News correspondent UNC students, joined by shag clubs across the Piedmont-Triad, perform during the 2013 Women’s Basketball Breast Cancer Awareness game. / Photo submitted    Shag dancing has its roots in the Carolinas, originating from the “swing” culture of the southern United States of the 1930s and 1940s. And although [...]

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Gardening a great way to give back to community

Commentary by Kendall Wiggins Times-News correspondent Teens & Twenties writer Kendall Wiggins tried her hand at growing carrots last summer. / Photo submitted    For as long as I can remember, my family has grown a vegetable garden, with everything from tomatoes to cucumbers. Last summer, I decided to try my hand at gardening [...]

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Second annual Burlington diaper drive April 20 through May 11

Times-News    The second annual Burlington Diaper Drive will be April 20 through May 11. Diapers will go to Allied Churches of Alamance County Inc. and Loaves & Fishes Christian Food Ministries. Sizes needed include 2, 3, 4 and 5 and coupons also are welcome. “Anything that will help with the cost of diapers,” said Lori [...]

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First-ever David ‘Chub’ Gerner memorial golf tournament is June 8

Times-News    WHITSETT – The first-ever David “Chub” Gerner Memorial Golf Tournament will be June 8 at Brookwood Golf Course, 1753 Hwy. 61. It is four-person Captain’s Choice with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $50 per person and includes 4 mulligans and lunch. Cash prizes will be given to the three first places [...]

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‘Quidam’ offers glimpse into secret fantasy world

Reviewed by Shaniece Lewis Times-News correspondent Photo by Matt Beard GREENSBORO — Due to a few technical difficulties, Cirque du Soleil’s spectacular show, “Quidam,” began roughly five minutes before 8 instead of the originally scheduled time of 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night. “John,” the comical storyteller ringmaster, opened the show with versatile music from his [...]

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Ben Rector reflects on career, future

By CJ Click Times-News correspondent    Pop-rock artist Ben Rector might not have gone into music at all — he could’ve been a real estate agent. His music, which has been featured on such television shows as “One Tree Hill,” “Pretty Little Liars,” and “Modern Family,” can have both a “feel-good” tone to eliciting [...]

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A story of courage, motivation

By Bailey Pennington Times-News correspondent Jessica Curasi, a sophomore at Eastern Alamance High School, recently had surgery to repair a condition called pectus excavatum. Marie Pennington / Special to the Times-News MEBANE — Jessica Curasi is your typical teenage girl. She is a sophomore at Eastern Alamance High School, a member of the track [...]

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