Monthly Archives: June 2015

Summertime sites in Alamance County

   Sometimes it’s hard to take a vacation out of state or just out of the area. Alamance County is filled amazing places to see. It’s also a great way to discover where we live. There are parks, lakes, museums, historical sites and activities for all ages. When looking for a day trip or just [...]

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Closing chapter in school experience

   Every year, Burlington Christian Academy (BCA) puts on a graduation ceremony for the eighth-grade class. The rising high school freshmen have a night just to themselves to celebrate a good year (and more to come.) The teachers, at the end of the ceremony, take the students out for dinner traveling in a “party bus.” [...]

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YA literature isn’t just for young adults

By Meghna Mahadevan Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com GRAHAM — If you enjoy reading young adult books and are looking for a venue to discuss them and discover new books to read, the Graham Public Library may have a book club for you. The YA (Young Adult) Book Club is for anyone 16 years and up. Meetings [...]

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Teens & Twenties collecting items for military

Times-News     Former Teens & Twenties writer Paul Jordan is deployed overseas and Teens & Twenties is collecting items for a care package for Paul and his buddies. If you’d like to help, items can be delivered to the Times-News, 707 S. Main St., Burlington, during office hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through [...]

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In anticipation of summer … 10 fun and easy things to do at home

1. Read a book: Pick up something from your to be read pile or check out a book from the library! You might have discovered a new classic. 2. Watch a TV series: Whether it be on Netflix, Hulu or whatever, watch that show your friend has been begging you to for ages. Might be [...]

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Tips for Class of 2015

   Just one year ago, I was standing where you are all now, Class of 2015. Many people gave me advice about what to expect in college, but within my first year I realized a portion of these tips were outdated. So I would like to offer five tips, to all the graduates heading out [...]

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A fangirl’s guide to … well, everything

“A Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Geek Girls,” by Sam Maggs. Copyright 2015, Quirk Books (208 pages, $11.50)  Reviewed by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent teens20@thettimesnews.com    Have you ever wanted a book that describes what it’s like to be a fangirl? Well, “A Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Geek [...]

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‘Newsies’ excels on all levels

Reviewed by Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    DURHAM — High-energy and big dreams started off the show of a lifetime. Disney’s “Newsies” welcomed its opening night audience on Tuesday at Durham Performing Arts Center with a heartfelt story featuring passionate singing and spirited dancing throughout. Based on the historical newsboy strike of 1899 and [...]

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