Monthly Archives: June 2018

DIY summertime fun: Projects to chase away the boredom

 By Alley Morris Times-News correspondent Summertime has just begun, and if you’re already hearing “I’m bored,” from the teenagers in your life, here are some ways to keep them occupied. These four do-it-yourself (DIY) projects are fun, easy and can be completed without breaking the bank. 1. Mason jar flower vase This DIY is fun [...]

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Barbershop to hold school supply drive

Times-News    GRAHAM — McRae’s Barbershop is holding a school supply drive now through Aug. 24. Backpacks, notebooks, pens and pencils can be dropped off at the barbershop at 105 W. Harden St. The supplies will be handed out during a free Back-to-School Cookout & Supply Giveaway from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 25 at [...]

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Superhero sequel well worth the wait: ‘Incredibles 2′ enjoyable for kids & adults alike

By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent     It’s been 14 years since the super-powered Parr family crashed onto our movie screens, and writer/director Brad Bird has reportedly spent every minute since working on its sequel. Picking up the story mere seconds after the end of “The Incredibles,” “Incredibles 2″ focuses on Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) and her [...]

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Things To Do (week of July 2, 2018)

Times-News • The Attractions: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday on the stage behind Colonial Hardware, 104 E. Elm St., Graham. Concert is part of the Musical Chairs countywide concert series. Admission is free. For more details, call 336-226-4495 or visit • Film Night on Clay Street presents “Liars, Fires and Bears”: 7:30 p.m. [...]

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The full experience: N.C. Teacher of the Year & students visit state capital

By Sayer Kirk Special to the Times-News    RALEIGH — On May 30, Williams High School’s Student Leadership Academy and members of the 2017-18 Student Council executive board traveled to the state capital to tour the governor’s mansion and capitol building, and to be introduced on the floor of the Senate. Hosts were N.C. Sen. [...]

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June’s Student of Month ‘excels in everything he tries to do’

By Lydia Pankratz Times-News correspondent Theron Few of Mebane describes his grandson, Seth Tysor of Graham, as “a diligent student who has made every effort to get the most out of his studies, and his grades show it.” This is one of the reasons that Theron nominated Seth for June’s Student of the Month. Theron [...]

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‘Ocean’s 8′ is a solid spin-off

By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent    ”Ocean’s 8″ brings us back to the brilliantly risky Ocean family business in a solid spin-off of the successful “Ocean’s 11″ trilogy. Following George Clooney’s iconic role as Danny Ocean, Sandra Bullock plays his estranged sister Debbie, who has just been released from prison. She is putting together a [...]

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Things To Do (week of June 25, 2018)

Times-News • Luke Bryan: 7 p.m. Thursday, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh; and 7 p.m. Friday, PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte. Tickets are sold out in Raleigh and $37 to $128 in Charlotte; available through Ticketmaster. • Gypsy Heart: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in downtown Graham as part of the [...]

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Logic rocks PNC Music Pavilion

 By Presley Mauney Times-News correspondent CHARLOTTE — Rapper Logic, aka Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, rocked the stage at the PNC Music Pavilion on Tuesday night. Fans from all over North Carolina, which call themselves the “RattPack,” stood and chanted his name as he walked out on stage. The concert began with three openers: Big [...]

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Thrilling good time: Carowinds has rides, food & fun for all ages

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    CHARLOTTE — Summer break is here and there’s no better way to spend a day free of school than at Carowinds. The theme park has roller coasters and rides that cross state lines into South Carolina. There are classics like the wooden roller coaster Hurler, which can be a [...]

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