Monthly Archives: August 2014

Remembering fallen heroes: 9/11 Memorial honors those who sacrificed their lives 13 years ago

Commentary by Allison Tate Times-News correspondent    It’s a tragedy familiar to any person in the world — the collapse of the Twin Towers in New York City. Despite having occurred 13 years ago, the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 remains fresh in the minds and hearts of Americans. There was a gigantic [...]

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Teenager organizes local food drive

By Briona Kiser Times-News correspondent    How many of you know a 13-year-old who has made a significant difference in the community? River Mill Academy’s 8th-grader Deja Howard began her own food drive to benefit the Salvation Army after she saw a television ad showing the organization’s great need for food. Howard’s food drive [...]

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Bonding time: Cat Camp a chance for college freshmen to unwind before classes start

Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent    HENDERSONVILLE — As students prepare to start college, there is a lot of anxiety. Things students most worry about are that classes will be hard, there won’t be any friends they know and that they won’t like their roommate. At Western Carolina University (WCU), there is a [...]

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Student of the Month is a green belt with a green thumb

By Caroline Carpenter Times-News correspondent Luke Tufts, gardening extraordinaire and loving son, is August’s Student of the Month. Luke was nominated by Mildred Massengill, a friend of his grandmother, Linda Price. He thinks the world of these ladies, and they think the same of him. Luke is a sixth-grader at River Mill Academy, the [...]

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We’re looking for Students of the Month

Times-News     If you know a middle, high school or college student worthy of being recognized as Student of the Month, visit, scroll to Student of the Month and click on Student of the Month form or send a nomination letter by mail to Charity Apple, c/o Teens & Twenties, 707 S. Main St., [...]

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Kitchen Capers has been rescheduled

Times-News     GRAHAM — Kitchen Capers’ Back-to-School Lunchbox class has been rescheduled from Aug. 22 to Sept. 5 at Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., formerly the Alamance County Arts Council. The class is from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for children 9 to 14 years old and is taught by former Times-News Cook of [...]

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How to survive freshman year

Times-News correspondents    The freshman year of high school and college can be a bit intimidating at first. During a Teens & Twenties meeting a few months ago, the volunteer writers mentioned how they wished someone would’ve offered advice and tips on both the transition from middle to high school and high school to college. [...]

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Panic! at the Disco shakes up Charlotte

Reviewed by Ashley J. McKenna Times-News correspondent    CHARLOTTE — The Queen City welcomed concert-goers to Uptown Amphitheatre at the N.C. Music Factory with perfect weather Wednesday night as opening acts Youngblood Hawke and Walk the Moon pumped up the crowd for Panic! at the Disco’s “The Gospel Tour,” which began last month. As [...]

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Teen to hold a food drive for Salvation Army

Times-News    Deja Howard, 13, is holding a food drive for the Salvation Army in Burlington. Canned and non-perishable food items will be collected Aug. 15 through Sept. 15, 2014, at the following locations in Burlington: The Gregory Business Center, 154 Huffman Mill Road; The Rush Fitness Center, 2356 S. Church St. and 360 Fitness Center, [...]

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License to drive

Commentary by Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent    There are many amazing things about turning 15, but the biggest thing is getting your permit. But what does one need to do to get a permit? It all starts with driver education. Students can take this class at any participating high school during specific times in [...]

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