Monthly Archives: August 2016

Can you dig it? Forensic anthropology camp proves to be fun & educational

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent  BOONE — In mid-July, 38 teenagers checked into a dorm on the Appalachian State University campus, ready to embark on a new adventure. The school’s Anthropology department holds a Forensic Anthropology camp, and this year I had the pleasure of being able to participate as a camper. The camp is [...]

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Leif Eckstrand always ‘happy to help’

By Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent  As Burlington Christian Academy senior Leif Eckstrand begins to fill out his college applications, he’ll be able to add one more honor onto the already long list of honors achieved while in high school — Times-News Student of the Month. Mary Thomas Gilbert, who works in the Advancement office of [...]

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Exciting & exhilarating experience: New Orleans has it all – food, culture & fun

By Jakob S. Miller Times-News correspondent For a city that is still actively recovering from one of the worst natural disasters in recent U.S. history, New Orleans is still full of life and culture. From the infamous nightlife on Bourbon Street to the scrumptious beignets and café au lait of Café du Monde, this city [...]

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‘Newsies’ wows audience on opening night

By Jakob S. Miller Times-News correspondent DURHAM — The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) welcomed both Disney’s Broadway smash hit musical “Newsies,” and its 3-millionth guest on Tuesday night. Erin Andrews, who grew up in Durham and currently lives in Burlington, received a $1,000 gift certificate for the 2016/17 season at DPAC. This was Andrews’ [...]

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Tech takeover: 5 tips for choosing a laptop

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent  Back-to-school shopping spells doom for the freedom of summer, but searching for a new laptop has got to be the highlight of the mundane experience. Nowadays, tech shopping can bring on a whole new headache. There’s so many choices, from pricing and size to RAM and storage — and [...]

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‘Suicide Squad’ blurs line between good & evil

Reviewed by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent  “Suicide Squad” is based around six villains who are hired by a secret government agency to complete a dangerous black operation mission in exchange for 10 years off their prison sentence. Everything that could go wrong, goes wrong. Why? Because they’re bad guys trying to be good. Harley Quinn [...]

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Things To Do (week of Aug. 15, 2016)

“Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. $7 for adults and $6 for students, teachers, senior and military. Part of the Carolina Theatre’s Summer Film Fest. $3.50 per ticket fee for web purchases. Tickets are also available at the door. 336-333-2605 or carolinatheatre.com Liverpool: Carolina’s Beatles, 7 [...]

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‘Newsies’ has history & heart

By Jakob S. Miller Times-News correspondent DURHAM — Everyone loves a good musical, especially when that musical happens to be Disney’s Broadway smash-hit “Newsies.” Based off of the Disney movie, which itself is based on true events, the “Newsies” crew is making a stop at the Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Aug. 16-21 [...]

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Cultural immersion: Williams High School students visit Yucatan Peninsula

By Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent     During the early morning hours of July 14, 14 students from Williams High School took off for an adventure of a lifetime in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. During their time, students were able to immerse themselves in both Mayan and Mexican culture. They traveled to a different city in the [...]

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Cultural immersion: Williams High School students visit Yucatan Peninsula

By Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent    During the early morning hours of July 14, 14 students from Williams High School took off for an adventure of a lifetime in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. During their time, students were able to immerse themselves in both Mayan and Mexican culture. They traveled to a different city in the [...]

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