Monthly Archives: October 2014

BBQ dinner fundraiser set for Western zone band program

Times-News    ELON – Western Alamance High School Zone’s Band Boosters will hold its 40th anniversary BBQ dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 24, 2014, in the Western cafeteria. Cost is $7 and includes a barbecue dinner with slaw, baked beans, bread and a beverage. Homemade desserts also will be available for purchase. [...]

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‘Phantom of the Opera’ is a sight to behold

Reviewed by Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — “The Phantom of the Opera” left audiences spellbound at the Durham Performing Arts Center last Friday night. With currently seven productions around the world, the multiple award-winning show has been seen by 130 million people since it first debuted. Audiences always have been captivated and [...]

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‘Humans of New York’ a huge phenomenon

Commentary by Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent    NEW YORK, N.Y. — New York City is full of many different people from all around the world and every single one of them has something to say or a unique story they want to share. But sometimes they never get to share it. That is, until [...]

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Williams’ latest homecoming show set for Oct. 21

Commentary by Delaney Rhodes Times-News correspondent     George Bulldog and company are back for this year’s Williams High School Homecoming Show, “George2.” The choral department, under the direction of Lucas Cecil, presents an annual show that is a highlight within the homecoming week, which is sure to have you smiling all night long. Come [...]

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‘Mountains to Coast’ ride a great experience

Commentary by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent    More than 1,300 cyclists from across the country participated in the 16th annual Cycle North Carolina “Mountains to Coast” fall ride. The cyclists accepted the challenge to cycle more than 450 miles in one week. This seven-day journey began on Sept. 27 and took cyclists across the [...]

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Woods of Terror sure to scare all

By Ashley J. McKenna Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO — Eddie McLaurin, the owner of Woods of Terror, is known to many by his mohawk. In the off-season, he travels around the country visiting the top haunted attractions, learning as much as he can. McLaurin wants to build sets that look like they belong. He [...]

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Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, Salvation Army partner to feed hungry in Alamance County

Times-News    ELON – The Elon University chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha and The Salvation Army of Alamance County are teaming up to help feed the hungry in Alamance County. Proceeds from the fraternity’s “Pumpkinfest” collection/fundraiser will benefit the Salvation Army food pantry. During the event, teams from the university’s sororities compete against each other [...]

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Hard work pays off for Alamance Children’s Theatre’s ‘Shrek’

Reviewed by Michaela King Times-News correspondent    There aren’t too many plays that have tap dancing, dragons and dancing skeletons, but, with “Shrek, the Musical” that is exactly what you will find. Alamance Children’s Theatre’s presentation of “Shrek, the Musical” is written by David Lindsay-Abaire, choreographed by Ginger Strickland and Betsy Reeves, with music [...]

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Alamance Children’s Theatre puts its spin on ‘Shrek’

By Michaela King Times-News correspondent Alamance Children’s Theatre is presenting “Shrek, the Musical,” the fairy-tale musical based on the popular story of Shrek and Fiona where the definition of “true love” is defined. This famous story and movie is brought to life and brings the famous saying “it’s not about what’s on the outside, [...]

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ALS Challenge proved to be a ‘cool’ event

Commentary by Lea Gilbert Times-News correspondent    One of the “coolest” things that happened this summer involved ice, buckets and donations. That’s right: the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. People have been filling buckets and dumping it on their heads all in awareness of this disease. If you have not heard of this disease before, [...]

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