Monthly Archives: December 2019

In the new year: Teens & 20s share their goals for 2020

Times-News correspondents The new year is oftentimes when we decide to make changes in our lives. The Teens & 20s writers share their goals and resolutions for 2020.    Each year, I pick one word that I truly want to epitomize throughout the year I read books, research, and truly dwell on what my word [...]

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Helping people through music: Royse hopes to be the voice of positivity

By Kamryn Guye Times-News Let’s face it: At some point or another, we’ve all envied magazine supermodels.    And though most of the images are works of Photoshop and plastic surgery magic, we still admire their clear skin, seemingly perfect figures and locks of luscious, wavy hair.    The beauty industry has been criticized for [...]

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Things To Do (week of Dec. 30, 2019)

Times-News • Burlington Artists League’s Festival of Trees: Noon to 8 p.m. today and noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the gallery inside Holly Hill Mall and Business Center, 309 Huffman Mill Rd., Burlington. 336-584-3005 or visit • Broadway & Beyond with Ben Crawford: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Westover Church, 505 Muirs [...]

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Holiday traditions: Teens & 20s writers share their favorites

Times-News correspondents Holiday traditions vary among friends and family, but it’s a chance to celebrate the season. Teens & 20s writers share their favorite traditions.    My favorite Christmas tradition is driving around to look at the Christmas lights. Their brightness reminds me of how Jesus Christ came to be the light of the world. [...]

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Sweet treats for family gatherings

By Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent     Need some holiday cookies for your celebrations during the next two weeks?    Try these out; they’re some of my family’s favorites. They’ve been passed down on my mom’s side of the family and shared in our recipe book. Gâteau bonbons • ⅔ cup soft butter or margarine • [...]

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Things To Do (Dec. 23, 2019)

Times-News • 32nd annual Christmas at Captain White’s: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Tuesday, Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham. 336-226-4495 or • Year-End Beach Blast with The Embers, featuring Craig Woolard: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. Part of the Paramount Presents … series. $15 in [...]

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Carolina Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ is impressive

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent    Ballet is one of the world’s most unique art forms. Combine it with a sprinkle of holiday cheer and you have yourself a match made in the Land of Sweets. Carolina Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” is just that, and it is a wonderful treat for any age this Christmas season. [...]

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Eastern Alamance High School presents winter dance concert

Times-News       Eastern Alamance High School will present a winter dance concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in the Eastern Alamance auditorium, 4040 Mebane Rogers Rd., Mebane. Cost is $5. For more details, call 919-563-5991.     

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Reduce holiday waste: What to do with unwanted gifts & more

By Corinna Workman Times-News correspondent  Every year after the holidays, tons of trash, leftover food and unwanted presents end up in landfills. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) estimates that the amount of solid waste Americans generate increases by 25 percent around Christmastime.    One of the most significant ways to cut down [...]

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Oh, Christmas tree: Teens & twenty-somethings talk decorations

Times-News    Teens & 20s asked teens and twenty-somethings, “What does your Christmas tree look like this year?”    “In our home, we have a pretty small area to set up a Christmas tree so we made the decision to go with a tree that was tall and skinny. It’s quick and easy to decorate [...]

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