Monthly Archives: February 2016

Coffee, tea & more: Unique area shops offer a variety of beverages and other items, too

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent     Looking for a coffee shop to visit other than Starbucks? Want to support the local businesses? Grab a friend (or two or three) and head out to one of these three unique joints.    1. The Blend & co. Located in downtown Burlington, The Blend offers a wide [...]

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Snapshot of a history maker: Matthew Henson

Commentary by Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    We’re in the harshest stage of winter, and most North Carolinians are feeling the chill. But for Matthew Henson, our winter weather would seem mild — he spent a good part of his life exploring the Arctic. Who was this intrepid explorer? Here are five fast [...]

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Studio 1′s ‘Antigone’ is emotional, gripping

Reviewed by Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    A young woman rises in defiance of her imperious uncle in the classic Greek tragedy “Antigone,” showing at Studio 1 of Burlington this weekend and next. The story, first penned by the Greek tragedian Sophocles, centers on Antigone (Madison Kimrey) and her desire to properly bury her dead [...]

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Elon grad returns to Durham in ‘The Lion King’

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    There’s no place like home. Dorothy’s famed words from “The Wizard of Oz” have a much deeper meaning for Elon graduate Phylicia Pearl. After graduating in spring of 2015, the talented young actress was on her way to rehearsals for the national tour of one of Broadway’s [...]

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Homemade & heartfelt: D-I-Y projects make Valentine’s Day all the more meaningful

Photos and commentary by Leeann Williams Times-News correspondent    Tired of roses and chocolates? Make a meaningful handmade gift for your Valentine. Most materials can be purchased in area craft and department stores.                                                                           Chalkboard Mirror    Materials: Chalkboard paint, chalk, bowl, paint brush, rubbing alcohol, rag and masking tape Clean mirror with rubbing [...]

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Snapshot of a history maker: Charles Drew

Commentary by Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    Picture this: you’ve been in a car accident. Your injuries are severe, so doctors are giving you plasma transfusions to combat shock and blood loss. But without the innovative mind of Dr. Charles Drew, the hospital might not have the life-saving transfusions you need. Who was [...]

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Latest ‘Warriors’ book filled with love, drama

“Moth Flight’s Vision: Warriors Special Edition,” by Erin Hunter. Copyright 2015, HarperCollins (528 pages, $11.58) Reviewed by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent    For all the fans who have been eagerly anticipating, the latest Warriors book is here. “Moth Flight’s Vision: Warriors Special Edition” tells the story of the Clan’s first medicine cat, Moth Flight. [...]

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