Monthly Archives: July 2016

Scoop up some cool treats: 5 places to find ice cream & more

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent Is summer boredom getting to you? Are the 90-degree temperatures keeping you indoors 24/7? Remedy your struggles by indulging in a classic summer treat. Here are 5 unique local places to find your next favorite frozen delicacy: Pelican’s SnoBalls    Located throughout North Carolina, including one place in Mebane and [...]

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‘Central Intelligence’ is an action-packed comedy

By Bret Pierce Times-News correspondent    Two of the biggest movie stars today combine in an action-packed comedy that will have you laughing out loud. In “Central Intelligence,” Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart), a superstar at his high school, is now in what he feels is a dead-end job. Calvin feels as if he has wasted [...]

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Things to do (week of July 25, 2016)

Phillip Phillips & Matt Nathanson, 6:30 p.m. Friday at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre in Charlotte. $25, $37.50 and $55; tickets available through Ticketmaster. Dynamite Brothers, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday as part of the Saturdays at Saxapahaw event in downtown Saxapahaw. Free, but donations are appreciated. www.saxapahawnc.com.

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Gwen Stefani’s show delights fans of all ages

By Lauren Kalo Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH — Gwen Stefani has been making music for more than 30 years, but she hasn’t been on tour in almost a decade so you might wonder if she is still a driving force in music. Don’t worry; she is. First of all, Stefani was shrewd in her choice of [...]

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‘In the zone’: Lifeguards focus on swimmers’ safety

By Jordan Carey Times-News correspondent    What is one of the top priorities while swimming? Staying safe. Ever since Wet ’n Wild Emerald Pointe opened in 1984, safety in the water is the main goal of the 168 lifeguards who work there. After completing 25 hours of qualification training, every lifeguard must continue training four hours [...]

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Greensboro concert delights ‘Beliebers’

Reviewed by Presley Mauney Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO – Justin Bieber rocked the Greensboro Coliseum stage on Wednesday night. Fans from all across North Carolina, which call themselves ‘beliebers,’ stood up and screamed when Bieber rose from the stage, coming out of a rectangular box. He opened with the single “Mark My Words.” Bieber amazed [...]

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City of Brotherly Love is rich in history & culture

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent    One of the oldest cities in the United States, our first capital and the cradle of liberty, Philadelphia is as diverse as they come. In 1682, the city was founded by William Penn as the capital of the province of Pennsylvania. The province was offered to settle a debt [...]

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Sight-seeing, historic spots abound in Philadelphia

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent If you have two or three days in Philly, here’s a list of favorite sites I enjoyed visiting on a resent trip to Philly. If you have an extra day or two, consider a water excursion on the Delaware River or head west to visit Valley Forge. Sightseeing & Historic [...]

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Good eats: Philly is known for its cheese steak sandwich

Commentary by Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent    Philadelphia is well-known for a variety of culinary delights, but one in particular is so synonymous with the city that it is even named after it. The Philly Cheese Steak has become so famous, it is even listed on our own Graham Soda Shop’s menu. Other local Philly [...]

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Incredible journey: Southeastern Asian cruise was fun & educational

By Abby Chester Times-News correspondent    Last week, my family and I returned from an incredible vacation. Leaving on June 9, we went on a 12-day cruise through Southeastern Asia. Most people are not lucky enough to be able to say that, so I am glad that I can. It was an amazing experience that [...]

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