Monthly Archives: February 2018

Civil Rights Center honors those who fought for racial equality

By Jordan Carey Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO — February 1, 1960 — many   North Carolina residents know this as the day   four college students Ezell Blair, Franklin   McCain, Joseph McNeil and David Richmond —   began a series of nonviolent protests against   racial segregation. Their simple act of sitting down at   Woolworth’s  lunch counter in Greensboro  [...]

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Things to Do (week of Feb. 26, 2018)

Times-News • Temple Grandin presents “Developing Individuals Who Have Different Kinds of Minds”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, McCrary Theatre on the Elon University campus. $13 or free with Elon University identification. • Burlington Artists League 2018 Small Art Competition: On display now through Wednesday, BAL Gallery, Holly Hill Mall and Business Center, Burlington. • The Phoenix [...]

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Student of the Month enjoys ‘giving back’

By Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent    Mariah Smith, a seventh-grader at Southern Alamance Middle School, is February’s Student of the Month. Mariah said she was “extremely shocked” to receive this honor. Mariah has a close relationship with her grandmother, Wendy Jordan, who nominated her. Mariah is the daughter of Cameron and Cierra Smith of Burlington [...]

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Part of a legacy: Actress shares what it’s like to be in ‘Phantom of the Opera’

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — A beloved classic and a spectacle   to see, the national tour of “The Phantom of the   Opera” is returning to the Durham Performing   Arts Center (DPAC) from Feb. 28 to March 11. “The Phantom of the Opera” follows the story   of young opera prodigy Christine Daaé, who [...]

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Archery instruction for youth is April 3-4

Times-News    Burlington Recreation & Parks Department will offer Basic Archery Instruction for Youth — Compound Bow, April 3-4 at Lake Mackintosh Park & Marina at the Clubhouse, 2704 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington. Upcoming sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon April 3 for ages 9 to 12 and 9 a.m. to noon April [...]

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Area teen to compete in Miss Teen pageant

By Bill Cresenzo Times-News  A Whitsett teen is competing in the Miss Teen pageant in     Charlotte. A’maya Smith, 16, will compete on Feb. 25 at the Queens   University of Charlotte’s Dana Auditorium. A’maya, the daughter of Patricia Smith, currently attends   GTCC Middle College. She is a former student at Grove Park   and Highland elementary [...]

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Writing as therapy: Teen pens her own struggles in hopes of helping others

By Alley Morris Times-News correspondent    Lizz Matthews began writing as a way to cope with the trials of adolescence. As she wrote, she realized how therapeutic writing could be and decided she wanted to share her struggles in hopes that it may help someone else going through similar experiences. Matthews, a senior at The [...]

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Realize Your Potential Screen Fest is March 16

Times-News     Teen 2 Teen Video & Theatre will present the Realize Your Potential Screen Fest from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 16 at Thataways Youth Center, 1331 Overbrook Rd., Burlington. The event is free and includes a popcorn bar and light refreshments; recommended for ages 12 and up. Teen 2 Teen Video [...]

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Things To Do (week of Feb. 19, 2018)

Times-News • Journalist Ted Koppel: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro. $55; tickets available through all Ticketmaster outlets. • L.A. Theatre Works’ touring production of “The Mountaintop”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, McCrary Theatre on the Elon University campus. $13 or free with Elon University identification. For more details, call 336-278-5610. • [...]

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How we got Valentine’s Day

Commentary by Andrew Pankratz Times-News correspondent    The origin of Valentine’s Day is rather obscure, although several colorful legends have survived to modern times. Some believe that Valentine’s Day is related to an ancient Roman love festival celebrated in February, though there’s not much historical evidence supporting this view. A more commonly believed legend credits [...]

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