Monthly Archives: June 2014

Pat Benatar rocks Raleigh crowd with hits

Reviewed by Clay DeSouza Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com RALEIGH — On a muggy Sunday night in Raleigh, three ’80s rock stars lit up the stage and the crowd as Rick Springfield, Neil Giraldo and the legendary Pat Benatar rocked out their classic hits to fairly packed crowd at Red Hat Amphitheater. “This is the part of [...]

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Fun & reasonably-priced: Busch Gardens in Williamsburg a great day trip or family vacation

By Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    WILLIAMSBURG, VA. — Roller coasters, renowned chefs and raptors … an interesting combination that creates the unique experience for high school seniors who wish for a fun-filled day without all the drama that some accumulate during senior week. Instead of sandy shores and overcrowded beaches, why not bask [...]

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Pelican’s SnoBalls a great way to beat the heat

Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    With the rising heat comes rising thirst, and while water is all good and dandy, sometimes there is the undeniable urge for a little more flavor than what water can offer. When you’re on the quest for flavor, there is a place that provides more than 100 [...]

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Celebrate Fourth with Burlington Assembly of God

By Michaela King Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Are you looking for a fun, inexpensive way to spend this Fourth of July holiday? Well, Burlington Assembly of God, 821 Tucker St., Burlington, may be able to help. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 4, 2014, the church will hold an event that allows for [...]

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Williams grad to compete in Miss Dance America

   Times-News     Blair Foust, Miss Dance of N.C., will travel to Orlando to compete for Miss Dance of America from July 3-13, 2014. She is a recent graduate of Williams HIgh School and will attend Elon University in the fall on a dance scholarship. She is the daughter of Steve and Carla Foust and [...]

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Perry’s Raleigh show sparkles, dazzles

Reviewed by Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    RALEIGH — Katy Perry kicked off her “Prism” world tour Sunday night at PNC Arena with lots of wigs, costumes and screaming fans. Perry began the concert with her hit song, “Roar” while dancing around in her glow-in-the-dark dress with dancers dressed as glow-in-the-dark Roman soldiers. Everyone [...]

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Meet the Flying Platypi

By Abby Redding Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    ST. LOUIS — North Carolina’s First Robotics Challenge team 2655, The Flying Platypi, which is made up of Josh Hutchins and Nick Rosato, were part of the 2014 World Robotics Competition on April 23-26 at the Edward Jones Dome in Missouri. Both are both home-schoolers. Hutchins has been [...]

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Walk where ‘the walkers’ do in Atlanta

Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    ATLANTA — It is a phenomenon that has swept the nation and captured everyone’s brains: “The Walking Dead.” The show is getting ready to start airing its fifth season this fall and fans wait eagerly to find out what new and gory scenes await. How do the [...]

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Zipping along: Kersey Valley Zipline a fun ‘daycation’

Commentary by Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent teens20@timesnews.com    ARCHDALE — Being able to fly is something many people would love to experience and now they can at Kersey Valley. There are 14 cables that stretch about 1.5 miles that let you fly through the air anywhere from 40 to 100 feet off the ground. The [...]

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Just Desserts stays true to its name

Editor’s note: Sweet Spot, a column about teens’ favorite area spots to grab a quick snack, will be featured this summer in Teens & Twenties. Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Sweets such as pies, cakes, milkshakes and delectable truffles often tickle the sweet bud’s fancy but cause traumatic distress to the wallet. [...]

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