Monthly Archives: October 2019

State Fair fun: Check out these not-to-miss events

By Lily Pope Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH — The North Carolina State Fair may conjure up images of fried food and roller coasters, but what about milking a cow and growing bonsai trees? Here is a list of not-to-miss, not-so-mainstream things to do at the fair: The Flower and Garden Show — See beautiful gardens [...]

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‘Frightening’ full-time job: ‘Woods of Terror’ owner discusses the show

By Corinna Workman Times-News correspondent     Eddie “Bone Daddy” McLaurin is the owner and operator of Woods of Terror, a popular haunted theme park in Greensboro. He has almost 30 years of experience running haunted houses, having premiered his first show only one year after graduating high school. In his first year, he made $2,180, [...]

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Woods of Terror offers ‘plenty of scares’

By Lily Pope Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO — The scares begin as soon as you walk through Woods of Terror’s gates. Visitors wait in the Monster Midway for a chance to walk through The Haunt. While there, visitors can enjoy games, food and pose for photos with characters. Woods of Terror has 12 themed sections [...]

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Things to do (week of Oct. 21, 2019)

Times-News • Haunted Train: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Burlington City Park, 1388 S. Main St., Burlington. $5. or visit B-Town Events on Facebook. • Halloween Happenings: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Beth Schmidt Park, 2150 Elon Park Drive, Elon. “Hotel Transylvania 2″ at 6:30 p.m. Events for the entire [...]

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Hawfields Haunted Forest big on frights and community

By Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent  MEBANE — If you’re looking for a place to truly experience the Halloween spirit, then the Hawfields Haunted Forest is the place to be. Not only will you get a terrifying experience from the numerous unique rooms of the haunt, you will be supporting the community, too. The Hawfields Haunted [...]

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George & Georgette are at it again: Williams High School Homecoming Show is Oct. 22

By Kamryn Guye Times-News Williams High School’s Homecoming Show has been a tradition for close to 60 years. The show, which is written entirely by the students, centers around the school mascots, George and Georgette, facing off against their homecoming rivals before the big homecoming game. This year’s event is at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 [...]

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Scarowinds delivers thrills & chills

By Jakob S. Miller Times-News correspondent     CHARLOTTE — Scarowinds is a dream come true for Halloween lovers. As soon as you enter the Carowinds theme park, you can see shows with different themes like Age of Darkness, which has a medieval theme; Outlaw’s Revenge, set in the wild west; and more. The shows [...]

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Things To Do (week of Oct. 14, 2019)

Times-News • “Friday the 13th”: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Southeast Cinemas at Alamance Crossing, 1090 Piper Lane, Burlington, as part of its Retro Horror at Alamance Crossing series. $5. • “The Wolfman” (1941 version): 10 p.m. Friday, Graham Cinema, 119 N. Main St., Graham. $3. Part of the Halloween Classics film series. [...]

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Something simple: Comfort is ‘the style’ this season

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent  What styles of dresses can you expect to see at Homecoming dances as well as fall and winter formals this season? Three sales associates weighed in on the subject — Aura Martinez from Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh; Larissa Hamilton from Dillard’s in Burlington; and Debra Harrison from JCPenney in [...]

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Horror Show will frighten & amuse visitors

By Kamryn Guye Times-News SNOW CAMP — For the past 30 years, the Jones brothers have been striking fear into the hearts of Alamance County residents with a little help from Hollywood. Starr and Dean Jones, both makeup artists who have worked on the set of numerous Hollywood films, work tirelessly each year not only [...]

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