Monthly Archives: March 2014

Experience UNCC’s ‘learning communities’

Commentary by Briona Kiser Times-News correspondent    From the 15 learning communities to the prime southwestern North Carolina location, “Norm the Niner” and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) has something to offer to all prospective students. UNCC was founded in 1947, closed down, and reopened in 1949, hence the mascot of [...]

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Seventh annual Stage Struck will be 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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Free Comic Book Day is May 3

Times-News    GREENSBORO – Free Comic Book Day will be May 3 at participating comic book specialty shops throughout the country and worldwide. Parts Unknown, 906 Spring Garden St. and Acme Comics, 2150 Lawndale Drive, both in Greensboro, are participating in this year’s event. Now in its 13th year, Free Comic Book Day promotes the reading of comics. Community [...]

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Power’s out … now what?

Times-News correspondents  For a lot of Teens & Twenties writers, the power outage during the weekend of March 7 not only zapped their exposure to technology, but taught some of them what “roughing it” meant. Read their accounts below:     Not having power as a result of the recent ice storm has been kind of [...]

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Safe-driving school strives to help teenagers

By Mary Daniel Cheek Times-News correspondent    Have you ever wanted to detonate an airbag or dreamt of driving the family car through a slalom course? If so, it is time for you check out the Tire Track Street Survival program. Started in 2002 by the BMW Car Club of America (CCA) Tire Track [...]

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Free tennis clinic for youth is March 26

Times-News    A free tennis clinic for youth will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 26, 2014, at Burlington Tennis Center, 1402 Overbrook Road, Burlington. The event is for elementary and middle school students. It is presented by the Burlington Recreation & Parks Department and the Elon Men’s and Women’s tennis teams. Equipment [...]

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‘Evita’ tour offers tweaks on original Tony winner

Reviewed by Lincoln Pennington Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — The cast of “Evita” tangoes onto the stage of the Durham Performing Arts Center this week. The current incarnation stems from the 2012 Broadway production, which was the first Broadway revival of the show since its debut more than 30 years ago. The original production [...]

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‘Seussical Jr.’ pays tribute to classic writer

Reviewed by Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    “One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish” — Dr. Seuss’ hypnotic rhymes and stories will go on for ages as childhood classics. These classics are brought to life with Alamance Children’s Theatre’s “Seussical Jr.” Young and old alike will be thrilled by the fun and lighthearted [...]

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Join Burlington Christian Academy on its mystical journey

Reviewed by Seth Fraser Times-News correspondent    If you’re looking for a play with an excellent story told in a mystifying manner, then look no further than Burlington Christian Academy’s (BCA) original production of “Journey to Spoon River,” based on poetry by Edgar Lee Masters and directed by Elijah Chester. In “Journey to Spoon [...]

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Fayetteville State University’s open house set for March 22

Times-News    FAYETTEVILLE – Fayetteville State University (FSU) will hold an open house for prospective students and their families from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22, 2014. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Events will include performances by student groups and ensembles as well as visits to various academic departments and presentations by financial aid [...]

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