Monthly Archives: March 2016

Three things to do

1. Preteen Nights @ Thataways, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Thataways Youth Center, 1331 Overbrook Road, Burlington. It’s Wacky Tacky Night so dress wacky and/or tacky and get in free. For third-, fourth- and fifth-graders. Cost is $3 per person (if you don’t dress up). For more details, call (336) 222-5134. 2. 58th annual [...]

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Teen impressed by Serengetee’s style, mission

By Meghna Mahadevan Times-News correspondent    Serengetee is a brand set to make a bold statement, not only by creating striking pieces of clothing but also by changing the world through fashion. Founded in 2012 by Jeff Steitz and Ryan Westberg, who met on a study abroad program. While travelling the world, they collected various [...]

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5 ways to get rid of spring break blues

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent    Are all your friends away on exotic vacations, while you’re stuck at home? Have all the good movies been watched already? If this is your case, and you are just plain bored this spring break, here are five fun and practical ways to pass the time. Good news: all [...]

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Meetings open to the public

Compiled by Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent County, municipal, and education board meetings are open to the public, and meetings are held at regular times each month. A complete schedule is listed below. For meetings beyond the council or alder level  such as local planning board meetings, check individual websites for dates and locations. Alamance County [...]

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Civic responsibility: Get involved with your local government

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent    As teens go about our lives, going to school, hanging out with friends, and playing sports, most of us are not yet thinking about the “adult world” and our day-to-day effect on it. So we tend to leave the politics up to our parents, assuming that even if we [...]

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Superhero Smackdown: Different backgrounds, different values frame the ultimate battle

Commentary by Bret Pierce Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Why? That is the question that a lot of people have about the new film, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which is being released in theaters nationwide on Friday. To find this out, you must first look at the background of the two combatants. Batman is [...]

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Experience the ‘Time Warp’ at Williams

By Delaney Rhodes Sarah Myers and Tabor Evans Special to the Times-News    “It’s just a jump to the left and a step to the right” to see Williams High School’s 2016 Musical Revue, “The Time Warp.” This year’s show promises popular numbers such as “Time Warp” from the “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “Circle of [...]

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English Country Dance is a return to the past

By Jordan Carey Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com     At first glance, the dancers resembled young people at most formal dances with girls in long, flowing dresses and boys in suits and ties. Then, they began to dance. Two lines were formed — one for girls and another for boys. Forget the “Whip, Nae Nae” and bop, [...]

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‘Aladdin Jr.’ is sure to excite all ages

Reviewed by Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    An exciting mix of comedy, romance, and of course lots of action, Alamance Children’s Theatre’s “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” makes for the perfect weekend outing for the whole family. The hilarious script, lively singing and even some emotional moments will keep you entertained from the opening overture all [...]

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Moore Family Band’s debut CD is musically masterful

Reviewed by Logan A. White Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Salt and Light: The Moore Family Band has just released its first, self-titled album, and it’s definitely a treat. Like a box of gourmet chocolates, the CD has a tantalizing variety of bluegrass sounds and styles. The album opens with “Pray for the Fish,” a standout [...]

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