Monthly Archives: August 2019

Mountain getaway: Bryson City offers relaxation & fun

By Corinna Workman Times-News correspondent  Bustling downtown shops, breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains, pleasant train rides and exhilarating white water rafting are all wonderful potential components of a vacation in Bryson City. One of the city’s most popular attractions is the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot, which allows visitors to tour the scenic [...]

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Poll: What parents wish their teens knew

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent     Teens & 20s recently asked five parents of teens and twenty-somethings — “What do you wish your teenagers understood?” “I wish kids knew that parents are really in tune with them. Parents are a generation of experiences ahead and really similar to their kids in more ways than they [...]

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UNCG looking for ushers

Times-News    GREENSBORO — The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s (UNCG) School of Theatre department is looking for ushers. Volunteer ushers are required to sign up via email, remain at the theater until dismissed by the house manager, arrive one hour before the performance is scheduled to begin and they must wear a white [...]

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Things To Do (week of Aug. 26, 2019)

Times-News • West End Mambo: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 104 E. Elm St., Graham, as part of the Musical Chairs countywide concert series. Admission is free. In case of rain, the concert will be canceled. For more details, visit or visit B-Town Events on Facebook. • Chatham Rabbits: 6 p.m. to 8 [...]

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Beautiful, uncrowded beaches: Topsail Island a great place to visit

By Corinna Workman Times-News correspondent     Topsail Island is an island just off Surf City, NC, that is so small that you can stand in the center and see both the sound and the ocean at the same time. The little town of Topsail has made headlines recently with the completion of a new bridge [...]

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What do you wish your parents knew?

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent     Teens & 20s recently asked five teens and twenty-somethings “what do they wish their parents knew?” “That it’s not just a phase.” — William Sandford, Alamance Community College senior    “I wish my parents understood that I notice and appreciate the little things they do for me, just as [...]

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Back-to-school cookout & supply giveaway is Aug. 24

Times-News    McRae’s Barbershop will present a Back To School Cookout & Supply Giveaway from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24, 2019, at 105 W. Harden St., Graham. Food, music and games also will be offered. The event is open to the community.   For more details, call William McRae at 336-226-0487.

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Back-to-school Glow Party set for Aug. 23

Times-News A Back-to-School Glow Party will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 23, 2019, at the Gibsonville Community, 614 10th St., Gibsonville. The event is free for children 8 to 13 years old. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more details, call 336-449-7241.

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Nostalgia with a fresh new sound: Jonas Brothers brought both to Raleigh show

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH — The Jonas Brothers brought joy and excitement to fans Wednesday night at the PNC Arena. The Happiness Begins Tour is a milestone for the three brothers — it is their first tour since disbanding in 2013. The concert reflected both the nostalgia of the Jonas Brothers we [...]

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Three days on the Appalachian Trail

By Andrew Pankratz Times-News correspondent    My uncle and I recently hiked the Appalachian Trail from Nantahala Outdoor Center to where NC 28 crosses the trail a mile before the Fontana Dam. We arrived at the Whitewater Center on a Tuesday afternoon and hiked a mile south to the Rufus Bald Shelter. Because most of [...]

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