Monthly Archives: December 2018

Favorite holiday flicks: Teens & 20s writers share their lists

Times-News correspondents     On Christmas Eve, so why not gather the family together for a great holiday film? The Teens & 20s writers have compiled a list of their favorite Christmas movies for you to choose from. My favorite Christmas movie is “Elf” because it is incredibly funny and never gets old. I try to [...]

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Meet The Artist: Teen aims to inspire through acting

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent     December’s featured artist is Dakarai Omolara Kokayi Ince, an 18-year-old Brooklyn native who currently resides in Burlington. Ince is an actor who describes himself as “just getting started on my craft.” Ince has been featured in numerous local productions, most recently performing as The Cowardly Lion in The [...]

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Things To Do (week of Dec. 24, 2018)

Times-News • Curiazza Holiday Lights: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. weeknights and 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. weekends (with extended shows today — Christmas Eve — and Christmas Day), 50 Bent Court, Gibsonville. Donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are appreciated. • Maple Ridge Lights: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. weeknights and 5:30 p.m. [...]

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Something simple: Create a ‘Movie Night’ box for friends

By Paulina Lopez Times-News correspondent     Love and appreciate your friends, but don’t have a lot of money? Personalized homemade gifts are the solution. These are the best gifts   because they hold so much more meaning. It is important to think about what means the most to that person when  deciding what to make them. [...]

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Snowy landscapes

Teens & 20s writer Catherine Wiggins poses on snowbank in Burlington. / Photo submitted

 Times-News correspondents    Winter Storm Diego hammered Alamance, and surrounding counties, with snow and sleet Dec. 9-10. Teens & 20s writers captured some of the images near their homes.

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When should you listen to holiday music?

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent    When is the “right” time to listen to Christmas music? Four area teens share their opinions. “I love the ambience of Christmas music and there are so many positive thoughts about Christmas music — a break from school, driving downtown looking at Christmas lights with Christmas music on, and [...]

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Things To Do (week of Dec. 17, 2018)

Times-News • Maple Ridge Lights: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. weeknights and 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. weekends now through Dec. 31, 1112 Maple Ridge Dr., Burlington. Donations for UNC Children’s Hospital are appreciated. facebook.com/mapleridgelights. • Alamance Chorale’s “Christmas Presence” holiday concert: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Grove Park Baptist Church, 108 Trail One, Burlington. This concert [...]

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Things to do (week of Dec. 10, 2018)

Times-News • The Carolina Classic holiday movie series: “It’s a Wonderful Life”: 7 p.m. today; “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” 7 p.m. Tuesday; “The Bishop’s Wife,” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. Tickets are $7 for adults; $6 for students, teachers, seniors & military, and are available at tickets.carolinatheatre.com, and the Carolina [...]

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‘Elf, the Musical’ is delightful

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — “Elf, the Musical” is a delight from beginning to end. From the energetic dance numbers like “Happy All the Time” to emotion-filled solos like “World’s Greatest Dad”, this show will fill you with the Christmas spirit of love and joy. The show is being performed at the [...]

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