Monthly Archives: September 2015

‘George’s Blast From the Past’: Williams High School’s Homecoming Show is Tuesday

Commentary by Sarah Myers and Delaney Rhodes Special to the Times-News    The choral department at Williams High School is booming with excitement, as the annual Homecoming Show will be performed at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Williams High School auditorium, 1307 S. Church St., Burlington. With much talent and enthusiasm, George Bulldog and his [...]

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‘Friday Night Lights’ shine bright

  Commentary by Caitlin Durham Times-News correspondent    In many Southern states, Friday night high school football games are a tradition. The tailgating, the spirit section, the smell of the concessions stands all add up to an amazing night. All week long, the students look forward to the game as a sort of social [...]

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‘Maze Runner’ sequel filled with action, heartfelt friendship

Reviewed by Emily Fogleman Times-News correspondent    “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” picks up where the original film, “The Maze Runner,” left off. The sequel is a gripping attention-getter that begins with a flashback of earlier events and a hurried escape from mysterious “somethings” hiding in the hills to a supposed safe haven. Thomas [...]

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In “Pan,” Levi Miller takes an “awesome” trip to Neverland

By Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times    NEW YORK — Early last year, about 4,000 boys ages 11 to 13 gathered in London’s Wembley Arena to demonstrate that they had what it took to play a perpetual child. British filmmaker Joe Wright and casting director Dixie Chassay were holding an open call for their Neverland [...]

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Portable safe haven: Enos have become a ‘hiding place’ from the real world

By Caitlin Durham Times-News correspondent    Everyone has different ways of relaxation. Some people may work out or play a sport, while others read a book or take a nap. A recent phenomenon among young people for relaxation and meditation is Enoing. While hanging in the trees throughout the local parks, teenagers have been [...]

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Teen 2 Teen Theatre holding auditions for ‘The Littlest Angel’

Times-News    Teen 2 Teen Theatre & Video will present “The Littlest Angel” Nov. 19-22, 2015, at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. Auditions are for ages 8 to 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 21-22 at the Historic Depot in downtown Burlington. Be prepared to sing a Christmas song and [...]

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Where is this?

If you know where or what this is, send an email to and you will be entered in a drawing to receive a small prize. Teresa Edwards of Mebane won the contest on Aug. 17; the flower sculpture was located at City Park, 1333 Overbrook Road, Burlington. For more details, contact Accent editor and [...]

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How important is a college degree? Area adults share their opinions

By Hannah Kiker Times-News correspondent    Student loans have increased by 84 percent, resulting in a whopping $1.2 trillion in debt, according to USA Today. With the pressure of attending college put on every high schooler in America, it begs to question, is college really an important step in being successful in a career? [...]

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What are TV tropes?

Commentary by Joshua Fitzgerald Times-News correspondent simultaneously manages to be a useful repository of its target information and a humorous commentary on human thought and conventions. A trope is a commonly used aspect of a story such as a “Card-Carrying Villain.” Prominent examples include Heinz Doofenshmirtz from the animated series “Phineas and [...]

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Central Carolina Fair begins Friday in Greensboro

By Caitlin Durham Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO — While rides and the food are a big part of the 117th annual Central Carolina Fair, this year’s event is focusing on the music, too. “We have expanded our concert schedule to include several nights with national recording artists, all of which will take place at [...]

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