Monthly Archives: October 2013

Zombie aPROMageddon has arrived

By Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent    It’s the end of the world, and you’re invited to celebrate in style when the zombie apocalypse arrives in Alamance County on Nov. 2, 2013, at the May Memorial Library, 342 S. Spring St., Burlington. Zombie aPROMageddon is a chance to break out your best duds, bring your finest [...]

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Design your costume this Halloween

Times-News Design your Halloween costume this year affordably and creatively. “Duck Dynasty” is all the rage, so put on camouflage and grab a tea glass like Si Robertson or concoct your own Candy Crush Girl costume; both costumes cost around $12. Dorothy and the Scarecrow from “The Wizard of Oz” can be designed affordably as [...]

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Dare to be scared? Check out Woods of Terror

By Bailey Pennington Times-News correspondent GREENSBORO — Goblins, ghouls and ghosts all await you within the gates of the Woods of Terror. This year, the top-ranked haunted attraction is unveiling Black Out: a new sensory experience. Voted as the No. 1 haunted attraction in the country by Haunted Attraction Magazine, Woods of Terror has [...]

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Hollywood comes to Snow Camp

Reviewed by Briona Kiser Times-News correspondent SNOW CAMP — Twenty-four years ago, Southern Alamance alumni and five-time Emmy nominated brothers Dean and Starr Jones brought their makeup skills back home to Snow Camp. They started the nationally known haunted attraction, the Original Hollywood Horror Show, located at 6333 Bass Mountain Road and continued to [...]

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Scare up some fun at Kersey Valley’s Spookywoods

Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent    HIGH POINT — Over the graveyard, and through the forest, to Kersey Valley we go for a night of fright and fun, though we may never go home. Kersey Valley’s Spookywoods is high-tech and high-fun with its multiple different attractions and special effects. The same spook is [...]

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Student of the Month enjoys school, theater

By Nick Stargel Times-News correspondent    October’s Student of the Month, Veronica Newsome, loves theater, Taylor Swift and Moose Tracks ice cream, and her favorite color is purple. Veronica is a sixth-grader at Bradford Academy in Mebane, where she not only works hard in the classroom but is involved in clubs such as the [...]

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Ben Rector interacts nicely with Durham audience

Reviewed by CJ Click Times-News correspondent     DURHAM — There are certain artists that connect perfectly with their audiences, creating a wonderful and intimate concert experience. Ben Rector is one of those artists. Following his appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last week, the pop-rock artist made a stop at the Carolina Theatre as a [...]

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Meet me at the fair

Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent RALEIGH — Dogs that swim and jump 10 foot, games that entice a player to win an 8-foot-tall bear and rides that incite screams from all ages — these could only mean one thing — the North Carolina State Fair has begun. Raleigh is the longtime home of [...]

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Thrill seekers, beware: Hawfields Haunted Forest a frightening way to raise funds

Reviewed by Mary Daniel Cheek Times-News correspondent MEBANE — Deep in the woods in the community of Hawfields, monsters lurk behind trees and blood-curdling screams can be heard on chilly October nights. Sounds like a ghost story, right? Well, it is your invitation to fear at the 41st annual Hawfields Haunted Forest. The Haunted [...]

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We depend on technology to do ‘talking for us’

   Once upon a time, people talked to each other. To some, this is a foreign thought, to actually have to confront a person to his or face when something needed to be said. Now, however, people rely more and more on technology to do things that were once second nature. Traveling was less effortless. [...]

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