Monthly Archives: February 2019

‘Rock Of Ages’ a dramatic, yet comical show

Reviewed by Michael Basirico Times-News correspondent     DURHAM — The national touring production of “Rock Of Ages,” which stopped at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) on Feb. 22, is similar to the 2012 film.    It is a dramatic, yet comical depiction of how life was in Los Angeles in the 1970s and ’80s [...]

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Finding a happy medium: How to build credit

By Sydney Horton Times-News correspondent     Editor’s note: This is a continuation of Sydney Horton’s series, Adulting 101. Credit can seem like a terrifying thing. However, once you get a deeper understanding of what credit is and how it works, you learn that it isn’t so scary and having good credit helps you in the [...]

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Cummings senior is February’s Student of the Month

By Skyanne B. Miller Times-News correspondent   Adriana Jimenez-Guzman is February’s Student of the Month. Robert Vellani, an ELA (English/Language Arts) teacher at Cummings High    School, described her as “typifying the very best of our current senior class.” “She is a remarkable student with a 4.27 grade point average and A Honor Roll status. [...]

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Things To Do (week of Feb. 25, 2019)

Times-News • Loretta Lynch presents “A Conversation with The Honorable Loretta Lynch”: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Elon University School of Law Library, Greensboro. Admission is $15 or free with Elon University ID. For more details, call 336-278-5610. • Alamance Makers Guild’s monthly woodworking, CNC and laser interest group meeting: 7 p.m. Friday, Steam Junction Makerspace, 111 [...]

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Three easy steps to saving money

By Sydney Horton Times-News correspondent     Editor’s note: Teens & 20s writer Sydney Horton will explore issues    affecting twenty-somethings in this column, Adulting 101. Have you ever wanted to save money but didn’t know how? In these three steps you’ll see just how easy saving can be, regardless of income. Start by setting aside [...]

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5th annual Night of Bluegrass is March 15

Times-News    The 5th annual Future Farmers of America (FFA) Night of Bluegrass will be March 15 at Southern Alamance High School, 631 Southern High School Rd., Graham. Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out along with Dewey & Leslie Brown & The Carolina Gentlemen will perform. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the music starts [...]

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Things To Do (week of Feb. 18, 2019)

Times-News • High Point Community Theatre presents “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Tickets $15 and $25 and are available at www.etix.com. • Young Musicians of Alamance will hold a reception in honor of founder and former executive director Beth Bader: 11 a.m. Saturday, First Reformed United Church of [...]

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‘Charlie & the Chocolate Factory’ is high-energy & fun

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent     DURHAM — “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is a high-quality,    energetic show perfect for the whole family. From the detailed sets to the impressive special effects to the talented performers, this national touring production, at DPAC now through Sunday, is sure to entertain all audiences. The story centers [...]

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Origins of Valentine’s Day

By Andrew Pankratz Times-News correspondent    The origin of Valentine’s Day is rather obscure, though several colorful legends about its origin survive to modern times. Some believe Valentine’s Day is related to an ancient Roman love festival celebrated in February; however, little historical evidence supports this view. A more commonly believed legend credits a priest [...]

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Things To Do (week of Feb. 11, 2019)

Times-News • The Bandits: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, The Barn Dance, 6341 Phillippi Road, Julian. Doors open at 5 p.m. Line dance lessons with Mark and Sheila Hearne from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. $10 for adults, $8 for members and $5 for those 18 and under. www.thebarndanceinc.com. • Lunar New Year: 7 p.m. to 10 [...]

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