Monthly Archives: August 2019

There’s a new game in town: Teens & 20s writer creates ‘Nature Bingo’

Editor’s note: The incorrect information for CERES was included in the print edition. The correct information can be found below. By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent SAXAPAHAW — To clear the last hurdle to obtaining a North Carolina Environmental Educator (EE) certification, candidates are required to spend a minimum of 20 hours planning, coordinating and leading [...]

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Poll question: What purchase has impacted your life?

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent     Teens & 20s asked teens and twenty-somethings — “what purchase of under $100 has had the most positive impact on your life in recent months?” “I have curly hair, and I just got a haircut specifically for curly haired people. It’s so bouncy now and it just makes me [...]

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Looking forward to what comes next: High school senior reflects and relishes the future

By Kamryn Guye Special to the Times-News    Walking through the double doors of Williams High School on that first day of freshman year felt like torture. That was August 2016. It wasn’t long before friend groups started to form. We began pick favorite classes, and dread certain others. Freshman year was about individual growth, [...]

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Things To Do (week of Sept. 2, 2019)

Times-News • 35th annual Fall Book Sale: Noon to 6 p.m. Friday (for Friends of the Alamance County Public Libraries only, but you can join for $10); 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7; 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 8; noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 9-13; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14; 1:30 [...]

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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 btowneventsnc.com 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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