Monthly Archives: December 2016

Star Wars fans sound off on ‘Rogue One’

By Anna Katherine Carey Times-News correspondent               Mention the word “prequel” to the Star Wars fandom and there’s bound to be some groans. However, the Star Wars universe is trying its hand at prequels once more with “Rouge One: A Star Wars Story.” Five Star Wars fans, who attend [...]

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Who runs the world? Star Wars girls

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent      In a well-known galaxy far, far away, there have always been strong female characters, starting with everyone’s favorite rebel princess, and most recently gaining the addition of a young baton-wielding warrior.  But have these “superheroes” been as well-represented off screen as their male counter parts? In our galaxy, [...]

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Rebels and robots: Who’s who in ‘Rogue One’

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent  “Rogue One” — it’s not part of the main Star Wars universe, yet it still plays a major part in the franchise’s timeline. Since it’s an anthology film, most of the movie’s heroes and villains will be completely new to Star Wars devotees and newcomers alike. Check out the [...]

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Return of the prequels

By Jordan Carey Times-News correspondent    After seeing “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” dedicated fans to the Star Wars saga are eager to learn what “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” truly centers on. The newest Star Wars film is another prequel, set during the time of Luke Skywalker’s journey to becoming a Jedi. The [...]

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Snowflakes & mice: Walkerdance to perform its 35th annual ‘Nutcracker’

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent  Walkerdance Ballet Theatre is celebrating its 35th anniversary season of “The Nutcracker.” “I think in Alamance County, ‘The Nutcracker’ has become a holiday tradition that people who have brought their children are now bringing their grandchildren,” said Ann Bradey Sapp, “The Nutcracker’s” artistic director. “It’s such a magical show, and [...]

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Things To Do (week of Dec. 5, 2016)

Downtown Ice Skating Rink, Dec. 2-20 on the lawn of Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham. Free. For hours and more information, visit or call 336-513-5510. FOX 8/Old Dominion Triad Holiday Concert featuring The Greensboro Symphony, 7 p.m. Friday, Williams High School, 1307 S. Church St., Burlington. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free with [...]

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