Monthly Archives: December 2014

Ugly Sweater Party set for Dec. 20

By Michaela King Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Do you have an ugly sweater that you have no idea what to do with? Well, then it’s time to pull it out of the closet and come to the first annual “Ugly Teen Sweater Party!” From 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, May Memorial Library [...]

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Whip up some homemade granola as a gift

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Christmas is just days away, and finding a quick, inexpensive gift that still has that personal touch isn’t the easiest thing to do. The answer? Homemade granola. Granola is both fun and easy to make, and unlike many other delicious treats, this one is actually good for you. [...]

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Social media have their pros, cons

Times-News correspondents    During the Teens & Twenties meetings held at the Times-News on Monday afternoons, the writers/photographers/artists in high school and college often discuss current events as well as things that affect them, such as how social media play a big part in their lives. Below are a few snippets from the writers about [...]

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Operation Christmas Child is an incredible ministry

Commentary by Jacob Barnes Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    CHARLOTTE — Who thought something like a shoebox would have such a big impact on someone’s life. On Thanksgiving Eve, a group of Alamance citizens including my Mom and I had the privilege of serving at Operation Christmas Child Distribution Center Headquarters in Charlotte. From 1993 to [...]

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Third annual youth film festival set for Dec. 13

By Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Alamance County’s Youth Film Festival (ACYFF) has held the attention of elementary through college students across the county since it first started two years ago. The ACYFF is a program that showcases youth films and videos. Sam Cryan, a Williams High School student and filmmaker, started the film [...]

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Becoming a ballerina is hard work

Commentary by Doria Worden Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Many girls dream of becoming a ballerina when they are young. For most, that dream fades away as they grow older, but occasionally it becomes realistic with extensive training and commitment. At Carolina Ballet and countless other professional ballet companies throughout the world, women who have achieved [...]

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Studio 1 delivers poignant holiday tale at Christmastime

Reviewed by Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    For those in search of a delightful way to spend their evening this Christmas season, look no further than Studio 1’s production of Truman Capote’s classic holiday tale “A Christmas Memory.” Sitting in old-fashioned rocking chairs with nothing but a bench and an oil lamp between them, [...]

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Arts Alive Studio brings classic holiday film to life

Reviewed by Samantha Gilland Times-New correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    The beloved film, “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be brought to the stage by Arts Alive Studio this weekend. Like the film version, the story follows George Bailey (Jeremy Peterson), a small-town man whose life is turned upside down and a moment of desperation leads him to consider [...]

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‘Annie’ begins six-day run Tuesday in Durham

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com     DURHAM — One of the best-known musicals of the 20th century, “Annie,” will be taking the stage at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) for a six-day run beginning Tuesday. The legendary story of Annie began in the1920s as a comic strip simply titled “Little Orphan Annie.” The [...]

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Alamance Children’s Theatre welcomes the Herdmans to town

Reviewed by Abby Chester Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Alamance Children’s Theatre’s production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” is a timeless tale about six unruly kids who, unexpectedly, turned the year’s Christmas pageant into a story of not just Mary and the baby Jesus, but into something deeper that no one thought was possible for [...]

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