Monthly Archives: September 2013

Lukas Nelson and band captivate audience

Reviewed by CJ Click Times-News correspondent    WINSTON-SALEM — Lukas Nelson, son of country music legend Willie Nelson, is proof that “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” Lukas and his band, Promise of the Real, made a stop on its current tour at Ziggy’s on Sunday night. The show began at 7 [...]

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Williams’ homecoming show set for Tuesday

Commentary by Evan Mertz Special to the Times-News The turn of the season brings all sorts of new excitement, cool evening nights, the crunching of leaves, and of course, and football season. Football is one of the most highly anticipated sports in America and there’s no better way to celebrate the season than with George [...]

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Sports and academics: It’s a balancing act

Commentary by Christian Hornaday Times-News correspondent During high school, many teens spend the majority of their time anywhere but home. This is usually found in the form of participating in sports. The problem that is fairly common, however, is the fact that there is never enough time for both academic success and athletic success. [...]

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Halloween Happenings for week of 9-30-13

Scarowinds’ Halloween Haunt, Friday through Sunday and Oct. 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27. Hours are 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 19 and 26 and 7 p.m. to midnight Sundays in October. Located at Carowinds amusement park, 14523 Carowinds Boulevard in Charlotte. Not recommended for anyone under 13 years [...]

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Woods of Terror offers a ‘Black Out’

Times-News    GREENSBORO – Woods Of Terror is offering a new experience for visitors called Black Out, which is similar to the TV show, “Total Blackout.” “This year’s Black Out offers a sensory experience that’s like no other. People trust us to offer them a thrill they won’t soon forget. Plus, we have all our favorite haunts [...]

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Being thrifty can pay off: Thrift store shopping can yield amazing results

Commentary by CJ Click Times-News correspondent      With the release of “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, new attention is being paid to the idea of thrift shopping. Thrift shopping can be viewed by some of the younger generation as for those of an older time. Teens want Abercrombie and Fitch or Aeropostale. [...]

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Toni Morrison’s ‘Home’ is a powerful story

“Home,” by Toni Morrison. Copyright 2012, Vintage Books, $14, 146 pages. Reviewed by Brittany Carter Times-News correspondent    There are many reasons why Author Toni Morrison’s latest best-selling novel “Home” is the receiver of the Nobel Prize in literature. Beautifully yet simply written, “Home” is the touching story of an African-American man, Frank Money, [...]

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Halloween Happenings for Sept. 23, 2013

Times-News Editor’s note: Halloween Happenings is for haunted/entertainment events only in Alamance County and the Piedmont-Triad and will be published now through Halloween in the Accent section, as space allows. For more details or to submit events, email or call Charity Apple at (336) 506-3057. Scarowinds’ Halloween Haunt, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28 Oct. [...]

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Central Carolina Fair continues a fall tradition

Reviewed by CJ Click Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO — Fairs date all the way back to the age of the Romans. With their food, rides and games, fairs have been ingrained in American culture. The Central Carolina Fair, celebrating its 115th year, does a good job encasing everything we like about the fair. There’s [...]

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Fire away: You shouldn’t be intimidated by interviews if you’re prepared

Commentary by Kailtin Gillespie Times-News correspondent They say a person’s impression of you is made within the first 30 seconds. There is a lot of truth to this statement, especially when you meet a person for an interview. The person interviewing you is judging your appearance, body language and demeanor from the second they [...]

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