Monthly Archives: March 2018

Local march reflects national movement

By Jaclyn Bartlett Times-News correspondent    March 24, 2018 will go down in history as the day millions of people worldwide joined together to participate in the March for Our Lives. This student-run demonstration was held in multiple cities throughout all 50 states. In Greensboro, more than 3,000 gathered despite the rainy weather to advocate [...]

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‘Love, Simon’ is heartwarming & honest

By Paulina Lopez Times-News correspondent    ”Love, Simon” is funny, heartwarming and refreshingly honest. Based on the young adult novel, “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli, “Love, Simon” is a story about a 16-year-old boy named Simon Spier (Nick Robinson). Through the one-hour, 50-minute-long film, audiences will laugh at Simon’s awkwardness and [...]

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Things To Do (week of April 2, 2018)

Times-News • Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band: 8 p.m. Saturday, PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte. $93 to $146; tickets available through Ticketmaster. • The 2018 Uncle Eli’s Quilting Party: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Eli Whitney Recreation Center, 4110 E. Greensboro-Chapel Hill Road. Event includes a “pop-up” display of quilts and quilted items; [...]

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‘Color Purple’ star on Broadway, business and brainpower

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    “Decide what it is that you want to do, and then do it.” That’s the motto J. Daughtry has lived by since adolescence, and it’s brought him a long way from his native Florida. He’s currently playing Harpo in the national tour of “The Color Purple,” the hit [...]

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‘Black Panther’ action-packed, fun to watch

By Gable Pierce Times-News correspondent    “The Black Panther” has brought African-American actors, heritage and culture into the spotlight. This is the first Marvel movie to feature an African-American superhero with a predominately African-American cast. This factor has been the inspiration of many school field trips and essays. It also has encouraged interactive dialogue which [...]

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‘Red Dog’ is a coming-of-age story

Reviewed by Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent    “The Red Dog: A Tale of the Carolina Frontier (Lizzy’s Yarn, Volume 1)”: by Carole Troxler. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Copyright 2017. 170 pages; $11.99 paperback and $8.99 Kindle. “The Red Dog” is a story about Lizzy, a young girl orphaned in backcountry 18th century central North Carolina. [...]

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Things To Do (week of March 26, 2018)

Times-News      Alamance Battleground State Historic Site: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Haw River Historical Museum, 201 Main St., Haw River. Site manager Jeremiah DeGennaro will talk about one of the preliminary battles of the American Revolution and what is happening there now. Free. 336-684-1002 or 336-266-4391.    Race and Criminal Justice for Youth – Reflections from the [...]

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Traveling the world & meeting people: Harlem Globetrotter Hoops Green to visit Piedmont-Triad this weekend

By Bret Pierce and Gable Pierce Times-News correspondents    Hoops Green, the 15th female Harlem Globetrotter, will take to the court on Friday and Sunday for events in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, respectively. Green, a native of Louisville, Ky., took some time to answer questions from Teens & 20s writers Bret and Gable Pierce about what [...]

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National Walkout Day: Teens Take Action

Sayer Kirk waits for students to finish walking out of Williams High School before addressing students and faculty during the National Walkout event on March 14 in response to last month’s massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl. Kirk read out the names of the 17 vicitims while students [...]

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Special Olympics’ Polar Plunge took place Feb. 24

By Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO – The annual Triad Polar Plunge was held Feb. 24 at Wet ‘N Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park. Every year, groups of people plunge themselves into cold water as a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. Blythe Terwilliger is a K9 officer for the Burlington Police Department, which helps [...]

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