Monthly Archives: June 2015

Today’s temporary tattoos: Henna tattoos are an artistic way to express yourself

   Do you remember those temporary stick-on tattoos that you would get at the doctor’s or the dentist’s office when you were a kid? They don’t last very long but they’re cool. The modern version of those is a henna tattoo, which are a simple way this summer to express your personality and originality. Henna [...]

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Shrimp salad a refreshing dish for summertime

   Selecting seafood is a tangled up mess of hooks, lures and nets if ever there was one. One of the hardest choices we make when shopping at the grocery store, or even when ordering at the local diner, is selecting seafood. Finding the perfect combination of cost, variety, sustainable fishing practices and, most importantly, [...]

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Rising high school seniors: Don’t be nervous

   With all the Alamance County high school graduations complete, the class of 2015 has officially left the school system and everyone else officially moves up a grade level. For the younger children, it seems to be just another year, but for the class of 2016, it is the start of their year as seniors. [...]

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Make your own popsicles this Fourth of July

   When the temperature  skyrockets, there is no better way to cool down than by enjoying a homemade treat. And who doesn’t like to make popsicles on hot summer days? This Fourth of July, I recommend grabbing some friends to make these delicious popsicles and celebrate America’s Independence Day. Homemade popsicles 1 cup cranberry juice [...]

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Betty Who gives Raleigh crowd a fun night of music

Reviewed by Alexis Dickerson Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH — On Tuesday night, Betty Who fans piled into King’s Barcade, a little venue nestled in downtown Raleigh. Fans ranged in age from late teens to early 30s, and far more in-between. Betty Who had just performed last weekend at the well-known Firefly Music Festival in [...]

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The Warrior Dash: A participants’ view

Commentary by Briona Kiser Times-News correspondent    HUNTERSVILLE — Mud. Sweat. Beer. — that’s the motto for the Warrior Dash, a brutal 5K that tests participants mentally and physically as they face a dozen obstacles among their 3.2-mile run. This year’s dash took place just outside of Charlotte on June 6. Upon arrival, runners [...]

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Bike club logs 200 miles in one day

Commentary by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent    Heat, sweat, bicycles and beach — four words usually not associated with each other. Right? On June 13, 72 bikers started out in Burlington and pedaled 200 miles to New Bern in the annual Double Down to the Beach (DD2B). In 90-degree weather, the bicyclists cycled back [...]

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Superhero Ball set for Friday at May Memorial

By Joshua Fitzgerald Times-News correspondent     May Memorial Library is holding a “Superhero Ball and Summer Reading Kickoff” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2015. The concept of a “superhero ball” may sound somewhat unusual as superhero costumes generally seem confined to video gaming dens and Cosplay (role-playing) conventions. In this [...]

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Teen to Teen Theatre, Video to hold anime night

By Michaela King Times-News correspondent     Since there’s a growing interest in Cosplay (role-playing games) among today’s youth, Teen to Teen Theatre and Video decided to hold its first-ever Anime Night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Thataways Youth Center, 1334 Overbrook Road, Burlington. It will be a chance to [...]

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Betty Who plans two N.C. shows next week

By Alexis Dickerson Times-News correspondent    Jessica Anne Newham, better known by her stage name, Betty Who, is an Australian singer-songwriter currently touring the U.S. Betty Who will come to North Carolina for two shows next week — 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kings, 14. W. Martin St., Raleigh, and 8 p.m. Wednesday at Visulite [...]

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