Monthly Archives: June 2013

‘The Lone Ranger’: As American as apple pie

Commentary by CJ Click Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com For most Americans, “The Lone Ranger” is more significant than just a TV show or movie franchise. It holds memories of spending time with moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas. “I watched it with my grandmother all the time. She would watch it every evening,” my grandfather said when [...]

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Lone Ranger rides again! Will Disney’s version be as wholesome as the TV show?

Commentary by Braxton Rickert Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com  “The Lone Ranger” debuts on Wednesday and enters culture as not only Disney’s latest entry into its media empire, but also as the newest representation of an icon. The Lone Ranger has definitely made an impact on American culture, especially with the television show starring Clayton Moore in [...]

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Volunteers needed at Children’s Museum of Alamance County

Times-News    GRAHAM – The Children’s Museum of Alamance County is looking for volunteers 13 years old and up who are passionate about museums and education. Multiple roles and flexible schedules are available. Hours are also recorded for service learning degrees for high schoolers. The Children’s Museum of Alamance County is located at 217 S. [...]

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One Direction impresses Raleigh crowd on its latest tour

Reviewed by CJ Click Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com     RALEIGH — If you were in the Triangle last Saturday night, throngs of teenage girls accompanied by their parents could be seen heading to the PNC Arena. For many, it was to be the best experience of the year — seeing the hit boy band, One Direction, [...]

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Come on in; the water’s fine

By CJ Click Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com  GREENSBORO — It’s officially summer; that means the kids are out of school and already complaining of boredom. You’re in dire need of finding entertainment for them with all this newfound free time, right? There is a solution to these problems right in our backyard. Visiting Wet ’N’ Wild [...]

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June’s Student of the Month is a natural leader

By Kendall Wiggins Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com  Drive, perseverance and natural leadership skills manifest themselves in Jessie Miller, a rising junior at Eastern Alamance High School and June’s Student of the Month. Jessie has two younger brothers, Kyle and James, and is the daughter of Benjamin and Kara Miller. Jessie was nominated by her mother Kara, [...]

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Kings of the Mic rap to a jubilant crowd

Reviewed by Clay De Souza Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    DURHAM — The loud-pumping levels of bass and stereo old-school rap filled the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) as De La Soul, Public Enemy, Ice Cube and LL Cool J performed Sunday night during the Kings of the Mic tour. Even though they’re a bit older, [...]

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Safari, senior-style: Area photographers offer rising seniors a unique experience

Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Senior year is a time for planning, predicting, and photo taking. York’s Photography Studio Inc., owned by Craig and Karen York, take care of the photography part. Every year, the studio offers rising seniors a chance to apply to be a part of the Senior Safari photo session. [...]

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Jordan Covington selected to play Gulf Coast Jam

Times-News Jordan Covington was selected as one of nine out of about 1,600 artists that submitted to play in the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, formerly BamaJam, in Panama City Beach, Fla. Jordan Covington, a Williams High School graduate, and his band, which features Ryan Ward of Graham on lead guitar; Luke Cope of Kernersville on [...]

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‘Innovative high school’ offers college classes and more

Commentary by Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com      Though the Career and College Promise program and innovative high schools may seem similar, they have many differences. As opposed to Career and College Promise, the program that replaced duel enrollment, innovative high schools don’t make you stick to a narrow “plan” and allow students to partake [...]

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