Monthly Archives: July 2013

Meet the Peanuts’ Gang at Kings Dominion

Commentary by Seth Fraser Times-News correspondent DOSWELL, Va. — If you’re looking for something fun to do this summer, try Kings Dominion. Having visited quite a few amusement parks in my time, the multi-themed, atmospherically rich park at Kings Dominion is one of the best I’ve ever visited. Calling itself “the perfect family destination [...]

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Like Julius Caesar, July’s Student of the Month is a conqueror, of sorts

By Chelsey N. Fattal Times-News correspondent The month of July is not only dedicated to Julius Caesar, a conqueror of the Roman Empire, but to Dustin Stewart, a 2010 graduate of Southern Alamance High School and July’s Student of the Month. Stewart is a conqueror on the track and field, as well as a [...]

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‘The Keys’ to a perfect vacation

Commentary by Lenzie Purcell Times-News correspondent I traveled to Key West, Fla.,  recently with my father, older sister and best friend/college roommate, Kristina. Kristina and I spent the first day sprawled on the beach allowing the sun and waves to rid us of any stress that had stayed with us from school. The water [...]

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‘Driving distracted’ isn’t socially accepted among peers

Commentary by Brittany Carter Times-News correspondent    “Distracted driving” — how can a phrase carrying two simple words carry such heavy connotations? In this media-obsessed day and age, it seems that everyone, specifically and especially teens, are unwilling to disconnect from social media sites for one minute, let alone the time it takes to [...]

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When looking for an internship, remember to enjoy yourself

Commentary by Lenzie Purcell Times-News correspondent    Internships are encouraged from the day college students step foot on campus. Sure, experience is valuable, but how important are internships? I felt the pressure of finding the perfect internship the summer between my junior and senior year. I attended internship fairs held at my school and [...]

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SciQuarium a great quick getaway for families

Commentary by Jessica Page Times-News correspondent  GREENSBORO — Lines of children, adults and seniors were all abuzz with excitement on June 29, opening day for the Greensboro Science Center’s SciQuarium. Once the doors were open, everyone was eager to catch a glimpse of the much-anticipated exhibit. Balloons shaped as fish decorated the entrance and [...]

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‘Pathway to Freedom’ celebrates 20th anniversary

Reviewed by Christian Hornaday Times-News correspondent     SNOW CAMP — The 20th anniversary season of “Pathway to Freedom” is now under way. The outdoor drama, based on The Underground Railroad, takes viewers back to the mid-1800s during a time when North Carolina’s economy relied heavily on the use of slave labor. The institution of [...]

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Carman will perform Saturday at Williams High School

Times-News     Carman, who has been described as “part evangelist, part Vegas showman,” will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Williams High School auditorium, 1307 S. Church St., Burlington. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Carman Domenic Licciardello has filled stadiums worldwide and holds the record for the largest Christian concert ever in Texas stadium [...]

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Carowinds turns 40

Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent CHARLOTTE — For 40 years, the amused screams of amusement park-goers have been heard throughout the thrill capital of the Southeast — Carowinds. It’s hard to believe this beloved attraction that encompasses both North and South Carolina has been operating for 40 years, but the thrills have never [...]

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‘Sword of Peace’ celebrates 40 years of history, fun

Reviewed by Christian Hornaday Times-News correspondent  SNOW CAMP — It seemed fitting that the Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre celebrated the 40th anniversary season of “The Sword of Peace” on the Fourth of July since William Hardy’s play is about the Quakers’ involvement in the Revolutionary War. On this patriotic night, Mike Hardy (William’s son) [...]

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