Monthly Archives: January 2014

Western High graduate to perform in opera

Times-News    Alex Pawlus, a freshman at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, will perform Stella in Jacques Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffman” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 4 and 2 p.m. Feb. 2, 2014, at The Stevens Center, 405 W. Fourth St. Pawlus is a graduate of Western Almaance High School. The [...]

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!GNINROM DOOG It’s Backward Day! Talk backward, walk backward & more on Jan. 31

Commentary by Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent    It seems like any other normal morning as you wake up to get ready for school, but all of a sudden you smell something that you’re pretty sure isn’t any kind of breakfast food. Actually, your mom is making dinner for breakfast. Why, you may ask? It’s [...]

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Student of Month finds time to volunteer

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    Role models come in all shapes and sizes, and for eighth-grader Khalia Watlington, being a role model is just part of everyday life. With days occupied with schoolwork any 13-year-old would expect, and weekends filled with attending fundraisers, Watlington somehow finds time to further benefit others. She spends [...]

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College teaches importance of diversity

   Before starting at the University of North Carolinat at Chapel Hill, my idea of diversity was the amount of choices an ice cream shop had to offer. Back then, it was difficult to imagine how valuable and important a diverse college setting would become to me. As a 2010 Southern Alamance High School graduate, [...]

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Guilford College committed to heritage, values

Editor’s note: Teens & Twenties will be focusing on area colleges and universities, as well as those throughout the state, during the next several months. Commentary by Courtney L. Turner Times-News correspondent    Are you are a student looking for a place where students question answers as much as they answer questions? Then Guilford [...]

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Simple = fresh and original in “Once”

Reviewed by Lincoln Pennington Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — While the latest touring show to visit Durham Performing Arts Center’s is called “Once,” the musical is nothing like a traditional fairy tale. This “Once” tour comes from the current Broadway production, which won eight 2012 Tony Awards, including best musical and best book. The [...]

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ACT II’s latest show is full of grown-up laughs

Reviewed by Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent    Most of us think our family is unusual in one way or another, but the Sycamores stand out from the rest. In Act II’s new play “You Can’t Take it With You,” the audience is transported back to the 1930s to meet the hilarious Sycamore family, which [...]

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Teen to Teen Theatre to aid Humane Society

Times-News    Teen to Teen Theatre will present “The Tinman’s Kind Heart Happyning” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 15 at Thataways Youth Center, 1334 Overbrook Road, Burlington. Meet the characters from the Teen to Teen Theatre production of “Oz!” while trying out family friendly games and crafts. Wear your favorite “Oz!” costume or [...]

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ACT II proves ‘You Can’t Take it With You’

By Caroline Carpenter Times-News correspondent    Bringing home your fiancé to your family is not an easy thing to do, especially if your family consists of a playwright, a fireworks maker, a grandfather who doesn’t believe in income tax and a wannabe ballerina. ACT II Productions takes on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “You Can’t [...]

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N.C. A&T State University offers variety of specialties

Editor’s note: Teens & Twenties is featuring area colleges and universities for the next several months. Commentary by Lea Gilbert Times-News correspondent    N.C. A&T State University (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University) is just a couple blocks away from downtown Greensboro. Its urban campus is 200 acres and it also includes a [...]

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