Monthly Archives: November 2017

Let your creativity shine: One-of-a-kind baskets make great gifts

By Chander Holland Times-News correspondent    The beautiful gift baskets displayed in holiday   shop windows might look too expensive to add to   your holiday list. Would you believe that a quick   visit to the dollar store will provide everything you   need to create a stunning custom gift basket for   anyone on your holiday list? For [...]

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Things To Do (week of Dec. 4, 2017)

Times-News  • Elon Electric Ensemble Fall Songwriter Showcase: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, McCrary Theatre, Elon University, Elon. Free. • Piedmont Winterfest: Now through Jan. 28, LeBauer Park, 208 N. Davie St., Greensboro. Outdoor ice skating and ice slide. $3. • Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” featuring Dan Doby and Pat Shumate: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through [...]

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WWE Starrcade returns home

By Alley Morris Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO – The exhilarating sound of Ric Flair’s signature expression, “Woooooo!,” was heard throughout the Greensboro Coliseum on Saturday night prior to the beginning introductions at Starrcade. Wrestling fans waited with anticipation as the lights dimmed and the voice of the announcer boomed from the ring. The WWE Smackdown [...]

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‘Christmas Pageant’ is heartwarming & fun

By Ryan Mertz Special to the Times-News Alamance Children’s Theatre’s “The Best   Christmas Pageant Ever” is an entertaining     and  heartwarming production. Charlie Bradley (Joshua Wood) and his sister,   Beth Bradley (Sydney Fischer), are preparing   for the church’s annual Christmas pageant.   Beth Bradley introduces a battle between the   church kids and the Herdman siblings, who  [...]

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Joy and rock ‘n’ roll: ‘School of Rock’ wows DPAC audiences

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is hosting a show that has it all — comedy, heart, energy and pure entertainment. “School of Rock,” which is being performed today through Sunday at DPAC, manages to capture the youth of children and adults alike. The story follows Dewey [...]

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Beloved story: ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ is about acceptance

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent A well-loved Burlington theater tradition is     back — Alamance Children’s Theatre is   presenting “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday; 7 p.m.   Friday  and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Saturday and   Sunday at the Paramount Theater, 128 E.   Front   St., Burlington. This year is special because the [...]

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Virginia governor’s race a confidence boost

Commentary by Jakob S. Miller Times-News correspondent    On Nov. 7, Virginia elected a new governor for the next four years. In what was expected to be a close race, Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam won with an impressive nine-point margin. He will succeed fellow Democrat Terry McAuliffe as the 73rd governor of the Commonwealth [...]

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Things To Do (week of Nov. 27, 2017)

Times-News • Ice skating rink: Now through Dec. 17, front lawn at Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham. Free, but you must request tickets for specific time sessions. For more details, call 336-792-1189 or visit the Graham Recreation and Parks’ Facebook page. • Mebane Christmas Parade: 7 p.m. Friday in downtown Mebane. Rain date [...]

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Elon University grad returns to area with ‘School of Rock’

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — “School of Rock,” an uplifting   show that’s fun for the whole family, is coming   to the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)   Nov. 28 through Dec. 3. Based on the 2003   movie, the show has songs from the film with   the addition of an original score written by  [...]

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Grateful & blessed: Teens & 20s writers share what they’re thankful for

Times-News correspondents Thanksgiving is Thursday so the Teens & 20s writers took time to jot down just a few of the things that they’re thankful for: I am thankful for my loving family, my amazing friends and the life that I have chosen to live. — Alley Morris, eighth-grade home-schooler I’m thankful for the opportunities [...]

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