Monthly Archives: March 2018

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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Things to do (week of March 19, 2018)

Times-News Winter Jam: 6 p.m. Saturday, PNC Arena, Raleigh. Skillet, Kari Jobe featuring Cody Carnes, Building 429, John Crist, KB, NewSong, and others. $15 at the door. or for more details. Danville Museum’s Attic Sale for the Public: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, 975 Main [...]

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Things To Do (week of March 12, 2018)

   Times-News    Helen Huang presents “Restoring Motor Function in Amputees with Smart Prosthetics”: 7 p.m. today, McKinnon Hall on the Elon University campus. Mark Holmes’ artist talk and opening reception: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Gallery 406, Arts West on the Elon University campus. On display through April 13. Friends of the Alamance County Public Libraries’ [...]

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ACT II’s ‘Drowsy Chaperone’ is fun & energetic

By Emily Sledge Times-News correspondent    ACT II’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” is a hilarious show within a show. The story unfolds as a musical theater fanatic (Camden Wilder) plays the record to his favorite musical while he annotates the show for the audience. As he listens to the record, the characters come alive [...]

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True work of art: ‘Phantom of the Opera’ will excite audiences

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM – “The Phantom of the Opera,” one of the most extravagant musicals to hit the stage, will be ending its run at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) this weekend. This show is a fan favorite for many theatergoers, and this national tour is no exception. It has [...]

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Entertain & energize – that’s what Salt and Light hopes to do in its shows

By Lydia Pankratz Times-News correspondent    Salt and Light is an all-sibling bluegrass band based in Graham. The band includes Parker, Daniel, Morgan, Kyndal, Garrett and Norah Moore. “Basically, we’re a group of six siblings who love what we do, and endeavor to entertain,    energize and edify our audiences at every show. Even though we’re [...]

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Basketball: from the “Y” to an international sport

By Andrew Pankratz Times-News correspondent    It was 1891. The YMCA had a particularly unruly class of boys in attendance. Dr. James Naismith had been given a specified period of 14 days to find an indoor game to keep them busy during cold months. He set to work and ended up inventing a brand-new game [...]

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Going outside ‘comfort zone’: ACT II performers tackle ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

By Emily Sledge Times-News correspondent    Alamance Children’s Theatre’s ACT II is presenting “The Drowsy   Chaperone” for the next two weekends at the Paramount Theater, 128 E.  Front St., Burlington Wayne Leonard directs with musical direction by Bonnie Mehring and choreography by Alicia Curtis. The story begins with The Man (Camden Wilder) introducing the audience to [...]

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Visual arts competition deadline is March 9

Times-News GRAHAM – Alamance Arts’ 60th Visual Arts Competition for Young People will be on display March 22 through May 4 at 213 S. Main St. The juried competition is open to all public, charter, church-sponsored, private and home-schooled students from grades 7 through 12. Deadline is Friday and all entries must be submitted by [...]

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