Monthly Archives: March 2014

Rock Ensembles’ performance was magical

Reviewed by Madison Strickland Times-News correspondent     Last Friday night was rocking as the three rock ensembles of The Burlington School, taught by Lucius Wilson, performed its second concert of the year at the school located on 408 W. Davis St., Burlington.     The concert had been postponed due to the inclement weather in [...]

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‘Divergent’ fans will be pleased with film

Reviewed by Meghna Mahadevan Times-News correspondent    If the film “Divergent” could be summed up in one word, it would be exhilarating. It’s action-packed drama/romance with a strong theme of staying true to who you are. “Divergent” is set in a world where people are divided into factions based on their personality, aptitude and [...]

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56th annual contest at arts council now through April 16

Times-News    GRAHAM – The Alamance County Arts Council’s Visual Arts Competition for Young People was one of the first arts council-sponsored programs when the group was founded 56 years ago and it has continued annually ever since. It is open to Alamance County students enrolled in grades 7 through 12 and consists of two [...]

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‘God’s Not Dead’ an inspirational story about unconditional love

Reviewed by Emma Gadbery Times-News correspondent    “God’s Not Dead” is a story of true redemption and doing the right thing, even though it’s difficult. This story follows a freshman in college named Josh Wheaten (Shane Harper), who is a devoted Christian. On the first day of class, his philosophy professor, Professor Radisson (Kevin [...]

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Teen to Teen Theatre will be holding auditions for “Peter Pan Jr.”

Times-News    Teen to Teen Theatre will hold auditions for Disney’s “Peter Pan Jr.” from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 30 and July 1, 2014, at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. Auditions are open to those 7 to 18 years old. Burlington Recreation & Parks Department and Teen to Teen Theatre [...]

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Donate prom-appropriate items for needy students

Times-News    The second annual DJ Prom Drive is looking for gently used prom dresses for needy area students. Students are referred by their school counselor or social worker and besides a dress, will receive a gift bag which includes Mary Kay products donated by Debbie Jones. Dresses will be distributed from 1 p.m. to [...]

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Cultural exchange: Chinese exchange student enjoys time in Alamance County

Commentary by Natalie Barry Times-News correspondent     Some students get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study abroad before college. We were fortunate to get one of those foreign exchange students from China. His name is Ruyang Shen, but everybody calls him “Shawn” or “Shawn Shen.” When he first arrived in America, he didn’t really know [...]

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Williams High School students are ‘All for One’

Commentary by Delaney Rhodes and Sarah Myers Special to the Times-News    Williams High School’s annual musical revue, “All For One,” will be sure to have the audience wanting more. This year’s show promises popular numbers such as “Status Quo” from High School Musical, “Dancing Queen” from Mamma Mia! and “We Go Together” from “Grease.” [...]

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Stage Struck fundraiser is April 12

Times-News    Alamance Citizens for Education (ACE) will present its seventh annual Stage Struck, a showcase of the talent found in Alamance County schools, at 7 p.m. April 12 inside the Williams High School auditorium, 1307 S. Church St., Burlington. More than 400 students from public and private schools will take the stage and share [...]

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Mega Purse Sale set for May 3

Times-News    The annual Mega Purse Sale will be from 9 a.m. to noon May 3, 2014, at Holly Hill Mall and Business Center, 309 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington. The sale will feature quality new and gently used handbags including brands by Dooney & Bourke, Guess, Coach, Liz Claiborne, Nine West and more. Cost is $1 [...]

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