Monthly Archives: May 2015

Breaking the cycle: Understanding, helping victims & bullies is key

Commentary by Emily Fogleman Times-News correspondent  We have all heard the saying “Kids will be kids,” dozens of times when it comes to kids picking on each other, but when does that saying stop excusing people from pernicious behavior? Unfortunately, bullying and teasing occurs daily amongst students of all ages, grades and any other [...]

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AP or not: A worthwhile consideration

By Emily Fogleman and Zoe King Times-News correspondents    With the push by schools and parents toward students getting a head-start on their college education, many young teenagers have to consider taking Advanced Placement (AP) classes. But is it really worth it? Many students want to take AP classes because it will heighten their [...]

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Those seeking ’5 minutes of fame’ responsible for violence, riots

Commentary by Michaela King Times-News correspondent    Violence, fires and shootings are just a few of the horrible events that have taken place in Baltimore, Md., following the death of Freddie Gray. On April 12, 25-year-old Freddie Gray was arrested and placed in the back of a police van and, exactly what happened will [...]

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Burlington Recreation & Parks Department plans night bank fishing tournament

Times-News    WHITSETT — The Burlington Recreation & Parks Department will present a night bank fishing tournament will be from 8 p.m. to midnight June 13 for ages 16 and up at Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina, 1345 N.C. 61 South. Two partially lighted bank fishing areas and a pier are provided. Participants may bring [...]

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‘Pippin’ amazes Durham crowd

Reviewed by Lincoln Pennington Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — The Broadway tour of “Pippin,” now visiting the Durham Performing Arts Center, more than just looks like a traveling circus group; the show makes the audience feel like it is a circus. The cast brings endless energy to the stage, and at times there’s so [...]

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Every ribbon has a story: Alamance County’s Relay For Life honors survivors, remembers loved ones lost

Commentary by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent    We all know tragic tales of cancer and we all know amazing tales of cancer survivors. Cancer is something that affects us all. Young and old, we see the effects of cancer in our everyday lives such as someone crying in a bookstore or at school when [...]

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‘Pouty’ lip challenge could be harmful

By Hannah Kiker Times-News correspondent    People have been stunned by a new trend that has recently become popular. Teenagers, girls and boys, have been sucking on shot glasses to mimic celebrity Kylie Jenner’s “pouty” lips. The twitter hashtag #KylieJennerLipChalenge has gone viral within the last couple of weeks. The “challenge” is to take [...]

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‘Age of Ultron’ is exciting and emotional, too

Reviewed by Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    The first weekend in May always brings the release of a spectacular Marvel Comics film, and the most recent film, “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” is no exception. Joss Whedon returns with an all-star cast to direct the second installment in Marvel’s “Avengers” franchise. Unlike the events [...]

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It’s been ‘an unbelievable year’ for WA Cappella

Commentary by Eric Long Special to the Times-News    For Western Alamance High School’s WA Cappella, performing for unknown faces has become somewhat normal. During the past two years, WA Cappella has had the opportunity to perform in Dayton, Ohio, La Plata, Md., and most recently, New York City. Performing in unfamiliar places in front [...]

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Seasoned actors head to Durham for ‘Pippin’

By Lincoln Pennington Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — A circus tent gets pitched at the Durham Performing Arts Center next week as “Pippin” takes the stage. The current national tour comes out of the recent Broadway revival. The production won four Tony Awards in 2013, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Direction [...]

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