Monthly Archives: November 2017

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 [...]

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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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Things To Do (week of Nov. 20, 2017)

Times-News • Paws & Claws: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Holly Hill Mall and Business Center, 309 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington. Your pets (no exotic pets, please) can pose for photos with Santa Claus. 336-278-9020. • 30th annual Christmas at Captain White’s: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays now through Dec. 23 [...]

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Inspiring to all: Leslie Odom Jr. presents wonderfully personal performance

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent     GREENSBORO — To coin the musical “Hamilton,” Leslie Odom Jr., who is best-known for his role as Aaron Burr in the hit Broadway musical, “blew us all away” Wednesday night at his show at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. It was part of Guilford College’s Bryan Series. Odom also [...]

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Gift that lasts a lifetime: Recipient of Samaritan’s Purse shoebox project shares story

By Kaitlyn Parham Times-News correspondent    Operation Christmas Child, a project through the Samaritan’s Purse organization, plays a substantial role in showing children in Third World countries God’s ceaseless love for them, even during hardship and tribulation. Using shoeboxes filled with gifts such as toys and books, Operation Christmas Child witnesses to children in need [...]

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Woodlawn Middle School presents ‘High School Musical 2′

Times-News    Woodlawn Middle School’s Department of Performing Arts will perform “Disney’s High School Musical 2 Jr.” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Eastern Alamance High School auditorium, 4040 Mebane Rogers Road, Mebane. Tickets are $5. For more details, 919-563-5991 or visit

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Things To Do (week of Nov. 13, 2017)

Times-News • Lighting of the Green: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday in downtown Gibsonville. Presented by the Gibsonville Merchants Association and the town of Gibsonville. Free. • Burlington Christmas Parade: 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Burlington. Free. Visit for more details. • Hometown Holiday Celebration: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in downtown [...]

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