Monthly Archives: September 2017

Take a trip to Jordan Lake

  By Lydia Pankratz / Special to the Times-News Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, one of the closest lakes to Burlington that allow swimming, is an awesome place to soak up the last bit of summer. With four sandy, tree-lined beaches open to day visitors — Ebenezer Church, Seaforth, Parker’s Creek and White Oak — [...]

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Fall in love with Saxapahaw

By Jakob S. Miller / Times-News correspondent Saxapahaw, in southern Alamance County, is somewhat a treasure off the beaten path. Situated on the Haw River, this quaint town is home to almost 2,000 people, many of whom live in the old millhouses. Although small, the town has real character that draws people in. Here are [...]

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The Great American Eclipse

By Alley Morris / Times-News correspondent The Aug. 21 solar eclipse was outstanding to watch, and it provided an amazing opportunity to witness one of many examples of God’s splendor. The last solar eclipse that was visible from coast to coast in the United States occurred almost 100 years ago on June 8, 1918. At [...]

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History is one of life’s better instructors

By Andrew Pankratz / Times-News correspondent As you prepare for school, you will look forward to (or dread) going back to history class. Depending on your teacher, this class may be interesting or … otherwise. Even so, why must we be put to effort of studying events many years and miles away from us? One [...]

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Storytelling with a purpose: Students and environmental leaders unite to protect forests, wildlife

Participants tell how environmental issues have affected them in a storytelling event hosted by the Dogwood Alliance and Student Environmental Education Coalition on July 27 at the Motorco Music Hall in Durham. [Dogwood Alliance] By Shiv Patel / Times-News correspondent Located in downtown Durham, Motorco Music Hall is usually used for entertainment. But on July [...]

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