Monthly Archives: August 2018

From drab to fab: Tips on decorating your dorm room

By Katie Farrell Times-News correspondent    Though August has come and gone, college students all across the country are still in search of easy, cheap and do-it-yourself   décor that will make their dorm rooms or apartments look like they belong in a magazine spread. While it may be tempting to spend $30 on that mini, [...]

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Things To Do (week of Sept. 3, 2018)

Times-News  • Friends of Alamance County Public Libraries’ fall book sale: noon to 6 p.m. Friday (for members only but memberships available for sale at the door); 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday; noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 10-14; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15; 1:30 p.m. to [...]

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Creative and cost-effective: Thrift stores offer savvy fashions

By Avery Aguila Times-News correspondent  The start of a new school year often means empty pockets from back-to-school shopping. But for all the savvy fashionistas out there, this is an opportunity to be creative as well as cost-effective with shopping at thrift stores. Thrift stores have a bad reputation to a lot of people, often [...]

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Advice to high school freshmen

By Paulina Lopez Times-News correspondent The high school experience will vary from person to person. It could be the worst four years of a person’s life or it could be the best. Freshman year sets up the next three years. As a senior, I look back at my choices freshman year and while there’s so [...]

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Things To Do (week of Aug. 27, 2018)

Times-News • The Castaways Band: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in downtown Graham. This is the final Musical Chairs countywide concert series for the season. Admission is free and concertgoers are asked to bring chairs and/or blankets for seating. In case of rain, the concert will be canceled. For more details, call 336-226-4495 or [...]

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Finding the right school: College search can be challenging

By Katie Farrell Times-News correspondent    For high school seniors, trying to figure out what your next move is can be a difficult task. Not only are you faced with what seems like a never-ending workload from teachers, but suddenly you’re expected to figure out what to do with the rest of your life. For [...]

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Cookout & school supply giveaway is Aug. 25

Times-News    GRAHAM — McRae’s Barbershop is holding a Back-to-School Cookout & Supply giveaway from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 25, 2018, at 105 W. Harden St. Admission is free and the event will feature food and games. For more details, call 336-226-0487.  

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Things To Do (week of Aug. 20, 2018)

Times-News    Mason Lovette Band: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday on West Elm Street in downtown Graham as part of the Thursday At 7 concert series. Admission is free, but The Lions Club will be collecting nonperishable food donations for Allied Churches of Alamance County’s Food Pantry. For more details, call 336-792-1188.    Sweet [...]

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‘Beatles vs. Elvis’ a high-energy event

By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent RALEIGH — Aptly named, “A Musical Showdown: Beatles vs. Elvis” was a high-energy experience. On the second stop on their Mid-Summer Tour, the group came to Duke Energy Center’s Fletcher Opera Theater for an intimate but sold-out performance on Monday night Opening with Elvis (Scot Bruce) in his early years, [...]

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Back-to-school events planned in Greensboro

 Times-News    Two back-to-school events are planned in Greensboro next weekend. Virginia College will hold a Back to School Event for the community from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 18, 2018, at the campus, 3740 S. Holden Road. Admission is free and will feature refreshments and candy for kids, campus tours, a photo booth, [...]

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