Monthly Archives: November 2013

Twist on a beloved fairy tale: Studio 1 will present ‘Esno White’

By Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent    Ever get tired of the same fairy tale being told the same way every time? Well, the thespians at Studio 1 do. In response to the same old story being told, the production “Esno White,” a bilingual adaptation of the fairy tale, “Snow White,” came to be. Showtimes [...]

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‘Catching Fire’ ignites praise

Reviewed by Brittany Carter Times-News correspondent    Multitudes of Tributes (“Hunger Games” fans) swarmed the movie theaters the weekend of Nov. 22 for “Catching Fire,” the sequel to the wildly popular film, “The Hunger Games.” This sequel is sure to ignite praise among enthusiasts of the books and lovers of the first movie alike. [...]

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Home Educators’ Market Day is Dec. 7

Commentary by Emma Gadbery Times-News correspondent    MEBANE — Looking for a unique gift for those on your list this holiday season? Then check out the Alamance County Christian Home Educators (ACCHE) Christmas Market Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Mebane Arts & Community Center, 633 Corregidor St. Admission [...]

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Talking turkey

C0mmentary by Lenzie Purcell Times-News correspondent I used to spend Thanksgiving Day drooling in front of the oven until my mother got out the carving knife.  When she finally deemed it fit to be eaten, my plate would be filled with turkey leaving little room for vegetables or bread. But that all changed three [...]

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Student of Month enjoys reading, helping others

By Nick Stargel Times-News correspondent    November’s Student of the Month, Raegan Hughes, can often be found playing soccer, practicing guitar or reading a good book. Raegan is 13 years old and an eighth-grader at Southern Alamance Middle School, where she loves to learn and participate in the Battle of the Books. Raegan also [...]

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‘Thor’ sequel a sight to behold

Reviewed by Emma Gadbery Times-News correspondent    Marvel enthusiasts flocked to theaters last weekend for “Thor: The Dark World,” the sequel to “Thor.” This movie begins where Marvel’s “The Avengers” ended; it follows Thor (Chris Hemsworth), thunder god and future king, when he returns to Asgard, home of the Norse gods. But all is [...]

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‘Lindsey’ has enough on her plate

“Lindsey: Love and Intrigue,” by Kimberly Kolb. Copyright 2013, iUniverse. 410 pages Reviewed by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent Teenagers in high school who are dealing with a full schedule, crushes and popular girls don’t tend to notice the eyes watching them from afar. Lindsey Morgan Brooks is no exception. Trying to be an adult [...]

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High school senior already feeling ‘energy of orange’

Commentary by Christian Hornaday Times-News correspondent    The first day as a high school senior ended with an acceptance letter to Campbell University. Not only was it a “yes,” but a bit of scholarship money would seal the deal. The fall of 2014 cannot get here soon enough. A private tour was scheduled days [...]

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Arlyn Garcia named Miss Western 2013-14

By Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent ELON — Ten girls competed for the title of Miss Western Alamance High School on Nov. 14, 2013, but only one could wear the crown. The girls competed in four different segments that all added up to a score that would determine their standing: interview, opening segment, talent and [...]

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The Doctors are in: The Philosophy of ‘Doctor Who’

By Alexis Dickerson Times-News correspondent     “Doctor Who,” TV’s longest-running sci-fi show, is about an alien who flies through time and space in a big blue Police Box. How has this show about a doctor with no name stayed on our screens for so long? The answer to that lies within a big ball [...]

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