Monthly Archives: January 2017

Western Alamance High School to present ‘Romeo & Juliet, Disco Inferno’

Times-News    ELON – Western Alamance High School Theatre will present “Romeo & Juliet, Disco Inferno,” 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday (Feb. 1-3, 2017), Western Alamance High School, 1731 N.C. 87 North. Admission is $5. For more details, call 336-538-6020 or visit

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60th annual student contest is this spring

Times-News    The 60th annual Burlington Writers Club’s Student Contest is open to all public, charter, church-sponsored, private and home-school students from third- through twelfth-grade. Deadline is Feb. 10 and all entries must be mailed by teachers. The first Student Contest was held in 1957. Categories include Poetry and Fiction. First, second, third place and [...]

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Opportunity to use creativity: Being a library assistant is fun, educational

By Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent     At Williams High School, students are lucky to find that in the library, not only there is an amazing librarian, Jillian Harper, but student library assistants (SLAs) are also working to help students. Being a student library assistant, you spend a block of a semester in the library [...]

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Things To Do (week of Jan. 30, 2017)

UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts presents T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, 8 p.m. Friday, UNCG Auditorium, Greensboro. $30 for adults; $25 for seniors; and $5 for UNCG students. 16th annual Danville Storytelling Festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, 975 Main St., Danville, Va. 434-793-5644 [...]

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Returning to our roots: Handy Village Institute joins the movement of being self-sufficient

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent SAXAPAHAW — Have you ever broken something and didn’t know how to fix it? When a snowstorm hits, the power goes out and you start running out of food, do you know what to do? These are problems that, though they might be daunting to us, would have been everyday [...]

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Mid-month slump? How to revive your resolutions

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent     New Year’s resolutions — they’re the perfect example of good intentions combined with lack of inertia. In theory, resolutions are a great idea. A fresh year brings a fresh start, right? But often we find ourselves slacking off mere weeks into the year, giving excuses and eventually forgetting [...]

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Things To Do (week of Jan. 23, 2017)

Times-News Rick Springfield & Richard Marx, 8 p.m. Friday, DPAC, Durham. $39.50, $59.50 and $74.50; tickets available through Ticketmaster. Afternoon Tea party and Vintage Fashion Show, 2 p.m. Friday, Textile Heritage Museum, 2406 Glencoe St., Burlington. $20. 336-260-0038 or Alamance Repertory Company’s first-ever production, “The Rose of Treason,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and [...]

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Studio 1′s ‘The Night of January 16th’ ends this weekend

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National Handwriting Day is Jan. 23

By Allison Tate Times-News correspondent     National Handwriting Day was established 40 years ago on Jan. 23, the birthday of John Hancock, the famous founding father with an equally famous signature, by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA) to honor and show the importance of handwriting. “Throughout history, written communication has played a central role [...]

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Wintry weather: Snow shots

From left to right: Valerie Ariel, Jaiden Ariel, Alicia Ariel, Jordan Carey, and Anna Katherine Carey pose for a photo. Jordan and Anna Katherine Carey are Teens & 20s writers. Tracy Carey / Special to the Times-News

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