Monthly Archives: July 2015

Intensive training: Studio 1 camp concludes with performances of “Once on this Island”

By Abby Chester Times-News correspondent    This summer, young actors and actresses were been able to experience the world of acting through Studio 1’s summer camp, “Performance Intensive Sr. Camp.” Tami Kress, executive director of Studio 1, has led the two-week, intensive camp for ages 12 to 18 years old. The campers have learned [...]

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Conference offers glimpse of what journalists do

   FAIRFAX, Va. — I was given the opportunity to attend the 2015 Washington Journalism and Media Conference from July 12-17 at George Mason University along with 270 other students from across the United States. This weeklong conference was a chance to encourage future generations of journalists through simulations, panels and speakers. During this week, [...]

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Senior year a chance to experience ‘what’s next’

   The start of a new school year comes with a variety of mixed emotions that students have become so familiar with — excitement, dread, nervousness and even sadness with seeing the summer end. But with the start of senior year, these emotions take on totally different meanings. Some students may be dreading this new [...]

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Small hero packs big punch

Reviewed by Alexis Dickerson Times-News correspondent Paul Rudd is not the actor people think of when casting for an “Avengers” movie, but then Ant-Man is a not the superhero most people would think of as an Avenger. A man with the ability to shrink in size, as well as telepathically communicate with ants, seems [...]

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Jordan Lake offers a family camping experience

Commentary by Emily Fogleman Times-News correspondent Have you ever wanted to go find yourself in nature, sleep under the stars and all that, but were afraid of wild animals or the lack of running water? Camping at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area just might be the solution to those issues. There are many options [...]

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Montreat center provides visitors a breath of fresh air

Commentary by Hanna Williams Times-News correspondent After the church service on July 12, the youth group at First Presbyterian Church of Burlington began its journey to Montreat, a conference or retreat center in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. As we drove under the iconic stone bridge with “Montreat” engraved in the rocks, [...]

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Idina Menzel showcases powerhouse voice in Raleigh

Reviewed by Lincoln Pennington Teens & 20s correspondent RALEIGH — As the sun set at the Red Hat Amphitheater on Wednesday evening, Idina Menzel took the stage and sang “Defying Gravity,” which helped her win a Tony Award in 2004 for her performance in “Wicked.” Before continuing with some of her most popular hits, [...]

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‘Boys of Zummer’ tour puts Raleigh crowd in a dancing mood

Reviewed by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent RALEIGH — This summer’s hit tour, “The Boys Of Zummer,” stopped Raleigh’s Walnut Creek Amphitheatre on July 18. The event featured Fall Out Boy with rapper Wiz Khalifa, DJ Drama, Hoodie Allen and Max. The concert started at 7 with Max, then Hoodie Allen preformed with DJ Drama. [...]

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Pasta perfecto! Make your own pasta from scratch

Commentary by Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent    Make pasta from scratch? Why would anyone want to do that, when they could simply open a box? Pasta is on the list of things that are easier to buy rather than make, but this actually isn’t true. Fresh pasta has just two healthy ingredients, is easy [...]

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Kids’ Night Out set for July 24

Times-News     Tweens and teens 8 to 12 years old can enjoy a Kid’s Night Out! from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Thataways Youth Center, 1334 Overbrook Road, Burlington. The Burlington Recreation & Parks Department invites kids to come dance to the latest music, play arcade games, the Wii, make crafts, enjoy games, [...]

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