Monthly Archives: February 2014

Off to see ‘The Wizard’

By Abby Redding Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Teen to Teen Theatre will be presenting “Oz! The Musical” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. March 9 at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. The musical is directed by Carol Plew and features music direction by Peggy [...]

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Jonathan Barbour named Mr. Western

By Alexis Dickerson Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Western Alamance High School senior Jonathan Barbour took home the title of “Mr. Western” during the school’s annual all-male pageant on Feb. 26. Last year’s Mr. Western, Christian Estrada, passed down the crown to Barbour. “I was really not expecting (to win) and it’s awesome that people actually [...]

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Second annual Set It Off Stroll Off to take place March 8

Times-News    ELON — The Sigma Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. at Elon University will hold its second annual Set It Off Stroll Off dance competition between Greek organizations from Elon and beyond at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Alumni Gym on the Elon University campus. The Alamance County Boys and [...]

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Police Explorers’ open house set for Tuesday

Times-News    The Burlington Police Department will hold a Police Explorers Open House from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Emergency Operations Center of the Burlington Police Department, 267 W. Front St., Burlington. The Burlington Police Explorer Post 4095 was established in 1970 under Chief Alfred Garner and is overseen by the Boy [...]

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Is ‘home of the Catamounts’ the school for you?

Editor’s note: Teens & Twenties will provide profiles of colleges and universities throughout the state during the next few months. Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent teens20@timesnews.com    Who wouldn’t want to go to a college set in the mountains that encourages community service, a relationship with the outdoors and provides travel opportunities for students? [...]

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Help homeless teens through ‘Teens for Jeans’ event

Commentary by Katie Farrell Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Finding fun and exciting ways to volunteer can be difficult for teens, but there’s always a way for you to help.    A great website called DoSomething.org is holding a “Teens for Jeans” event until Feb. 28, 2014. Teens for Jeans is simply a jean drive to [...]

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Set It Off Stroll Off set for March 8

Times-News    ELON – The Sigma Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. at Elon University will hold its second annual Set it Off Stroll Off at 6 p.m. March 8, 2014, in Alumni Gymnasium on the university campus. It will feature a performance from the Alamance County Boys and Girls Club and prizes donated [...]

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Greensboro College’s winter concert will be March 4

Times-News    GREENSBORO – Greensboro College’s vocal and instrumental ensembles will perform its annual winter concert at 7:30 p.m. March 4, 2014, in the Gail Bower Huggins Performance Center in the Odell Building on campus. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. The college Chorale, Chamber Singers, Brass Ensemble and Wind Ensemble [...]

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Shyness or social anxiety? There is a difference between the two

Commentary by Elizabeth Harp Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    There are many teens who will go to extremes because of their fear of being judged by others. “I think it (social anxiety) more than likely sets off when the person is wondering where they fit in, or how do I fit in,” said Kaye Langer, school [...]

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‘Most beautiful campus in nation’ encourages cultural knowledge

Editor’s note: Teens & Twenties will provide profiles on colleges and universities throughout the state during the next few months. Commentary by Caroline Carpenter Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Elon University is a diverse and well-respected liberal arts university. Elon was founded in 1889 and since then has grown to become a marvelous 620-acre university that is [...]

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