Monthly Archives: December 2014

Elon grad a part of “Wicked” tour

By Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — “Wicked” draws people in with its mystical tale, entrances the mind with the music and effects, and encourages all who encounter it to go and tell others of the power and sheer talent it possesses. Reaching more than 8 million theatergoers worldwide, the touring production of [...]

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Favorite hangouts: Head to the movies, a bookstore or just stay at home

Commentary by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent    Teens struggle on deciding where to hang out. Here are what I consider to be the top five places to hang out in Alamance County: 1. Youth groups — What better way to make new friends and talk to old ones? Youth groups would be held at [...]

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End 2014 with latest ‘Hobbit’ film

Reviewed by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent    “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies” concludes the epic trilogy of the “Hobbit” movies. Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien and directed by Peter Jackson, also the director of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, this action-packed, fantasy movie keeps the audience entertained the whole [...]

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Student of the Month exemplifies good character

By Doria Worden Times-News correspondent    The drum major in a band is the premier position for a member, a role of great responsibility and leadership entrusted to only the most talented musicians. For Michael Davern, sophomore at Western Alamance High School, drum major is just one of many leadership positions he holds in [...]

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Put holiday emotions into perspective

Commentary by Sarah Jones Times-News correspondent    Christmas lights, brightly colored packages, and familiar carols all seemed wonderful when life wasn’t so complicated. Family issues, school pressure and new responsibilities can diminish the Christmas spirit in teenagers. Through all of the future college plans or the sadness caused by older siblings moving out, it [...]

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Skydiving: Face your fears and jump!

Commentary by Michaela King Times-News correspondent    LOUISBURG — If you’re looking for some excitement, an adrenaline rush or a way to conquer a fear, Triangle Skydiving Center is the place to go. I recently had the opportunity to go skydiving in celebration of turning 18. I had never been on a plane before [...]

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Author’s unique debut brings readers into a ‘World of Magic’

– “When it Rains,” by Rosetta M. Overman. Copyright 2014, CreateSpace (197 pages, $9.80) Reviewed by Christian Hornaday Times-News correspondent    A surprisingly unique debut, “When it Rains” is the opening story to the “World of Magic” series by local author Rosetta M. Overman. Presenting a fresh perspective regarding the classic elements (fire, water, [...]

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DPAC’s ‘Annie’ was spectacular

Reviewed by Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — The hit musical “Annie” has transcended time, becoming one of the world’s most loved shows in Broadway history. The little girl in the red dress that audiences fell in love with from its beginning is warming hearts even today with her wide-eyed innocence and fierce [...]

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Josh Parker follows in his father’s footsteps

Commentary by Michaela King Times-News correspondent    Josh Parker was introduced to music at an early age and began playing guitar in his early teens. “I want people to see my love for God and hear his love in the music. The guitar is my voice,” said Josh, who is the son of Southern [...]

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Bringing ‘The Nutcracker’ to life: the costume shop

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    As Christmas draws near, many families make the annual trip to see Walkerdance’s production of a classic holiday ballet: “The Nutcracker.” When the curtain opens, soaring music, thrilling choreography, and beautiful sets create a magical world where anything can happen. However, without the ѕpectacular coѕtumeѕ, the ѕtory [...]

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