Monthly Archives: September 2019

Alamance Children’s Theatre presents ‘Honk!’

By Cecilia Newsome Special to the Times-News    Alamance Children’s Theatre will be performing Anthony Drewe’s “Honk!” for the next two weekends at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. “Honk!” is a musical adaptation of the classic story, “The Ugly Duckling,” by Hans Christian Andersen. The musical follows its protagonist Ugly, the son [...]

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Inexpensive date options do exist

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent    It is about that time of the year, when all the summer job money is dwindling down and teenagers (and twenty-somethings) across Alamance County start begging their parents for money. It is expensive to be in a relationship, but that doesn’t have to mean broke teenagers cannot have one. [...]

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To AP or not to AP?

By Alexa Baer Times-News Each year, it seems like more and more students are taking Advanced Placement (AP) classes but should some students really be in those classes? AP classes are not right for everyone. They are undoubtedly harder than honors or college prep classes and don’t always help your transcript. Plus, in order to [...]

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Things to Do (week of Sept. 30, 2019)

Times-News • Andrea L. Pino-Silva presents “Taking the Reins of Our Movement — Unapologetic Survivor Storytelling and the Power of Everyday Activism”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Whitley Auditorium on the Elon University campus. Free. • Jason Michael Carroll: Saturday, outside of Dave’s Furniture Decorators Warehouse, Holly Hill Mall and Business Center, 309 Huffman Mill Rd., Burlington. [...]

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‘Aladdin’s’ Kaena Kekoa on passion and patience

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    “Don’t let one closed door stop you from opening another.” This simple phrase is something actress Kaena Kekoa has learned to live by. She’s currently playing Jasmine in the national tour of Disney’s “Aladdin,” the hit Broadway musical based on the classic 1992 animated feature. Though the Hawaii [...]

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3 easy after-school snacks

By Kamryn Guye Times-News    Avoid the midday slump with these quick-and-easy snack recipes. Pretzel hot dogs, turkey-cucumber pinwheels and cucumber sushi are not only easy to make, but are a healthy and delicious alternative to chips, cookies and pizza rolls. Enjoy these recipes after school, work, or whenever you need an afternoon pick-me-up. Pretzel [...]

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Embrace the college application process

By Alexa Baer Times-News The college application process is stressful. One of the most stressful parts for some students can be choosing where to apply and finding schools you like. I know because I struggled, too. I want to share the method I used to help me decide which schools to apply to and hopefully [...]

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Things To Do (week of Sept. 23, 2019)

Times-News • The Original Hollywood Horror Show: Sept. 26-29; Oct. 4-6; Oct. 11-13; Oct. 18-20; Oct. 24-27; Oct. 30-31; and Nov. 1-2 at 6333 Bass Mountain Road, Snow Camp. Hours are 8 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on all other nights. Tickets are $25 for adults and [...]

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Poll question: What’s your personal motto?

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent     Teens & 20s asked local teens and twenty-somethings, “If you had a personal motto, what would it be?” “Don’t seek approval in places you’ll never find it.” — Lillie Overman, senior, Burlington Christian Academy “Stop procrastinating.” — Andrew Nice, senior, Burlington Christian Academy “Life’s not waiting for the [...]

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Things To Do (week of Sept. 16, 2019)

Times-News • “Casablanca”: 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. today and Tuesday, Graham Cinema, 119 N. Main St., Graham, as part of the Classic Film Series. $3. 336-229-4225. • Carousel Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with an evening concert by Love & Theft from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. The two-day festival will continue [...]

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