Monthly Archives: October 2014

Southern’s big scare: The viewpoint of an insider

Commentary by Emily Fogleman and Zoe King Times-News correspondents    Parents were desperately trying to reach their kids at Southern Alamance High School on Oct. 16 when they caught word of a possible threat to their children’s safety. A social media app that has been rising in popularity at our school, Yik Yak, is [...]

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Renaissance Festival a sight to behold

Commentary by Hope Cary Times-News correspondent    HUNTERSVILLE — The annual Carolina Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace has reached its midpoint, running Saturdays and Sundays this year now through Nov. 23. When we visited on Oct. 26, it was a warm, sunny day to view the festival. A group of singers greeted young girls, [...]

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Paul McCartney: Old style, new sound

Reviewed by Sam Lowe Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO — For his last American concert date of the year, Paul McCartney brought the band and the music to the Greensboro Coliseum on Oct. 30. Playing a sold-out show to more than 16,000 fans, Paul certainly aimed to please. From old fan favorites like “And I [...]

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Raleigh Dance Theatre puts pages in motion

By Doria Worden Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH — Fancy Nancy is perhaps the most fabulous character to ever walk the pages of a children’s book. Her personality and endless troubles come to life beneath her clever stories, written by Jane O’Conner and thanks to illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser and her avid imagination. Raleigh Dance [...]

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Horror Show haunts the senses

By Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent    SNOW CAMP — When the screams in the woods of Snow Camp start to reach their peak, there is only one explanation — the Original Hollywood Horror Show is back in full swing for the season. While all is seemingly new upon arrival, brothers Dean and Starr Jones [...]

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Clowns, certain horror films scare Teens & Twenties writers

Times-News correspondents    With Halloween coming up on Friday, what really scares you? This question was posed to the Teens & Twenties writers and their responses are below:    There are many things that I am scared of, but I’d say some of the biggest things are spiders, squirrels and ghost movies.  Michaela King, senior [...]

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U-Turn Student Ministries presents ‘Halloween’ film

By Michaela King Times-News correspondent    Every year on the Wednesday before Halloween, Burlington Assembly of God’s U-Turn Student Ministries puts on a short film mixed with live theater to show and send a message to people about life after death. The film this year is about a young, rebellious teenager (played by Luisa [...]

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Carolina Ballet serves up a double dose of spooky dancing

Reviewed by Doria Worden Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH — The classic tale of Dracula brings horror, love and passion to any soul brave enough to endure the story. That epic legend came to life on the Fletcher Opera Theater stage when Carolina Ballet performed “Dracula” and “The Masque of the Red Death” to a [...]

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Fall fun: Take a trip to the State Fair

Commentary by Michaela King Times-News correspondent RALEIGH — Food, roller coasters, animals, concerts and much more that’s what you’ll find at the annual North Carolina State Fair. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon or weekend, the fair has just about everything. From animal and art exhibits to rides and [...]

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Hey driver, put your phone away; it can wait …

Commentary by Michaela King Times-News correspondent    We’ve all heard the stories, public service announcements and testimonies of people who have experienced the results of texting and driving, but exactly how dangerous is using your phone while driving? Using your phone while driving is becoming a serious issue in today’s culture. “In 2012, 3,328 [...]

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