Monthly Archives: October 2015

No plot? No problem! Write a novel in 30 days

Commentary by Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    Sharpen your pencil and grab your notebook, writers: National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has officially begun. Held annually each November, this monthlong event requires participants, dubbed “Wrimos,” to pound out a complete novel in exactly 30 days. According to, NaNoWriMo was first held in July [...]

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What Teens & Twenties is all about

Times-News    Nov. 2, 2015 is the orientation party for new writers, artists and photographers interested in joining Teens & Twenties, an all-volunteer group. If you didn’t RSVP in time for today’s event, don’t worry, you can still join the group by emailing volunteer adviser Charity Apple at or calling her at (336) 506-3057 [...]

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‘Gatlinburg has it all’

Commentary by Meghna Mahadevan Times-News correspondent    GATLINBURG, TENN. — Nestled within the misty blue Smoky Mountains is a bustling city filled with crowded shops and the opportunity to explore. Whether it’s exploring a new cuisine, the mountains, or just venturing into something that’s beyond your comfort zone, Gatlinburg has it all. It’s a [...]

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Fair is in the air: N.C. State Fair continues through Oct. 25

Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH — The scent of fried goodies (ranging from burgers to sweets) permeated the air at the N.C. State Fairgrounds on Thursday night, which was opening night for the 148th annual N.C. State Fair. The parking lots and street corners were flooded with people of all ages [...]

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Horror Show excels at keeping you in suspense

Commentary by Emily Fogleman Times-News correspondent    SNOW CAMP — Picture this: you’re standing outside in the dark with typically spooky music playing. A few scary faces wander around the premises, through the lines, the gift shop and the concession stand. You’re waiting to enter the Original Hollywood Horror Show and the ambience is [...]

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Bake up some spooky Halloween cookies

Commentary by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent    As Halloween approaches, the time for pumpkins is upon us. Pumpkins are great but what about cookies? Who doesn’t love a Halloween-themed cookie? From a jack-o’-lantern to a witch’s hat — consider the following recipe for your next Halloween party. Spooky Spooky Pumpkin Time Sugar Cookies 1 [...]

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‘Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ is a fun spectacle to watch

Reviewed by Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — Rich royal reds adorned the stage Tuesday night at the Durham Performing Arts Center as audiences murmured in anticipation of the acclaimed musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.” The show made its mark on the musical world when it first debuted in 2013, and [...]

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Meaning behind the semicolon tattoo

By Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent    In the English grammatical language, there is a small symbol known as the semicolon that is used when a writer could have ended a sentence, but chose to continue it. While to some this symbol may seem a loss of points for improper use on an English paper, [...]

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Teens & Twenties orientation is Nov. 2

Times-News    Teens & Twenties’ annual orientation party will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 2, 2015, in the Times-News breakroom, 707 S. Main St., Burlington. We’re looking for high school and college writers, photographers and artists. Deadline to register is Oct. 30. RSVP by emailing

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Williams High School’s Orchestra Concert set for Oct. 20

Times-News    Williams High School’s Orchestra Concert will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 20, 2015, in the Williams High School auditorium, 1307 S. Church St., Burlington. Admission is free. For more details, call (336) 570-6161 or visit

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  • About Teens & Twenties

    Teens & Twenties is produced by high school and college writers and photographers throughout Alamance County. The print edition appears on Mondays in the Times-News and is distributed throughout the local schools. On the website, you’ll find some of our stories, photos and more. Feel free to browse around and give us comments, too. We’d love to hear from you!

  • Join us!

    Teens & Twenties' annual orientation party is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 5 at the Times-News office, 707 S. Main St., Burlington. We're looking for high school and college writers, photographers and artists to complete our award-winning youth page each Monday. Space is limited so reserve a spot today by calling (336) 506-3057 or email Charity Apple

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