Monthly Archives: June 2014

Teen theater group to hold yard sale

By Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    It’s yard sale season, and that means lots of people are cleaning out closets, garages and buildings to donate items to support great causes, and many treasure hunters are out for a bargain. From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, Teen to Teen Theatre will [...]

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Turning Point made a difference in my life

Commentary by Devin Maravel Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    If your child is having trouble in school, showing aggression or being disrespectful, Turning Point may help. Turning Point is a day treatment program for students with emotional and behavioral disorders. The staff is willing to help both your child’s academic and behavioral health. The kids are [...]

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Wisconsin teenager strives to end animal cruelty

By Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Animal cruelty has been a huge problem for many years, but a college student from Wisconsin is hoping to put a stop to it. Jordan Turner has started an online petition on change.org asking tobacco companies to stop testing their products on animals.    “Phillip Morris stuffed thousands [...]

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Beat the heat and have fun in the sun, too

Commentary by Devin Maravel Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com GREENSBORO — School’s just ending and you’re already bored? Well, why not head to Wet ’N Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park as a way to not only beat the heat, but have fun in the sun, too. If you’ve never been to the water park, it’s not only [...]

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Home-school graduates honored in recent ceremony

Commentary by Anna Elizabeth Shelton Special to the Times-News On May 31, Alamance County Christian Home Educators (ACCHE) honored 19 home-school graduates. ACCHE is a Christian home school group that accommodates not only opportunities for academic gatherings, but also for social interaction and spiritual growth. The organization facilitates activities such as roller skating, swimming, Operation [...]

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‘Fault in Our Stars’ is a touching film

Reviewed by Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Cliché romantic movies seem to dominate the box office, but now there’s a romantic movie out that will stick with you forever. Based off the book by John Green, “The Fault in Our Stars” is a must-see. Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) is a 17-year-old girl living with [...]

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Florida’s whimsical wonderland

Commentary by Briona Kiser Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. — The Whimzey House, or as my family calls it — the “Bowling Ball House” — is located about 700 miles from Alamance County. Owned by Todd Ramquist and his wife, Kiaralinda, the old plain, beige house began its quirky transformation in 1985, with [...]

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‘Happy’ video has local connection

Commentary by Briona Kiser Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Something really remarkable is happening on the Internet. Pharrell Williams has placed his song, “Happy,” in the public domain so videographers can create their own local videos of things that make them happy without fear of copyright infringement. People are globally creating “Happy” videos. Alamance County native [...]

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‘Fault in Our Stars’ a great summertime book

“The Fault in Our Stars,” by John Green. Copyright 2012, Penguin Group USA (LLC), 313 pages, $12.99  Reviewed by Emma Gadbery Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com     New York Times best-seller “The Fault in Our Stars” is a story about love, life and being human. Diagnosed with lung cancer when she was 13, Hazel Grace Lancaster’s life [...]

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