Monthly Archives: November 2014

Arts Alive to present ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

Commentary by Rylie Van Wingerden Times-News correspondent    With Christmas just around the corner, what better way to start the holiday season than with classic holiday show, “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Performed by the Arts Alive Theatre Department and based on the story by Philip Van Doren Stern and the 1946 film of the [...]

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The Herdmans are back, and ready to wreak havoc

Commentary by Catherine Wiggins  Times–News correspondent    Alamance Children’s Theatre’s biennial holiday production, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” is returning to the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Dec. 4- 6 and 2 p.m. Dec. 6-7, 2014. The play is adapted from the children’s book by Barbara Robinson and [...]

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‘Mockingjay’ darkest of three ‘Hunger Games’ films

Reviewed by Macie Little Times- News correspondent    “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1,” is the third installment of the “Hunger Games” saga. Francis Lawrence, director of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1,” captures district rebels in a beaten-down and disheartened state. As the story begins, the heroes have literally been put underground.| After [...]

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Teen Ugly Sweater Party set for Dec. 20

Times-News    A Teen Ugly Sweater Party will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 20 at May Memorial Library, 342 S. Spring St., Burlington. Crafts, food, dancing and an ugly sweater contest will be featured. The event is for ages 13 to 19. If you don’t have a sweater, you can decorate one [...]

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Wikipedia can be a blessing and a curse

    Commentary by Jos Boswell Times-News correspondent    We’ve all had a school project that’s required lots of tedious Internet research. And during almost any search, somewhere on the page, you’ll probably come across that infamous website — Wikipedia. Wikipedia was launched on January 15, 2001, and has grown into the largest reference guide on [...]

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Ministry reaches out to college students

By Michaela King Times-News correspondent    ELON — If you are a high school senior or a college student looking for a place to fellowship, meet new friends and just get away from the stress of class, work and other activities, then check out Pathway College Outreach Ministry. Every Thursday evening, beginning at 7 [...]

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Student of Month excels in more than just football

By Joshua Fitzgerald Times-News correspondent    Hunter Lent, November’s Student of the Month, excels both on and off the football field. An accomplished football player, an intelligent student, and a good role model, Lent is a senior at Western Alamance High School, where he plays on the varsity football team. He is a tight [...]

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#YesAllWomen has turned into a movement

Commentary by Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent    Girls are taught every day how to make life easier for men. They’re taught to never show too much skin or else they’re just asking for the attention from men down the street. They’re taught to never intoxicate themselves too much or else it gives men a [...]

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Woodlawn Middle School to perform ‘The Sound of Music’

Times-News    MEBANE — The Woodlawn Middle School Department of Performing Arts will present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” at 7 p.m. Nov. 20-22, 2014, in the Eastern Alamance High School auditorium, 4040 Mebane Rogers Road. The musical is directed by Linnea Bethany Coon and produced by Elizabeth Zint. Cost is $5 per person [...]

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I miss …

 During a meeting in the summer, the Teens & Twenties writers mentioned that there were things they missed from childhood and wanted to do a “Miss It Monday” feature. Here it is: I miss the days prior to applications – whether they are for a job, for a college, or for a scholarship. I miss [...]

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