Author Archives: Charity Apple

The full experience: N.C. Teacher of the Year & students visit state capital

By Sayer Kirk Special to the Times-News    RALEIGH — On May 30, Williams High School’s Student Leadership Academy and members of the 2017-18 Student Council executive board traveled to the state capital to tour the governor’s mansion and capitol building, and to be introduced on the floor of the Senate. Hosts were N.C. Sen. [...]

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June’s Student of Month ‘excels in everything he tries to do’

By Lydia Pankratz Times-News correspondent Theron Few of Mebane describes his grandson, Seth Tysor of Graham, as “a diligent student who has made every effort to get the most out of his studies, and his grades show it.” This is one of the reasons that Theron nominated Seth for June’s Student of the Month. Theron [...]

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‘Ocean’s 8′ is a solid spin-off

By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent    ”Ocean’s 8″ brings us back to the brilliantly risky Ocean family business in a solid spin-off of the successful “Ocean’s 11″ trilogy. Following George Clooney’s iconic role as Danny Ocean, Sandra Bullock plays his estranged sister Debbie, who has just been released from prison. She is putting together a [...]

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Things To Do (week of June 25, 2018)

Times-News • Luke Bryan: 7 p.m. Thursday, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh; and 7 p.m. Friday, PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte. Tickets are sold out in Raleigh and $37 to $128 in Charlotte; available through Ticketmaster. • Gypsy Heart: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in downtown Graham as part of the [...]

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Logic rocks PNC Music Pavilion

 By Presley Mauney Times-News correspondent CHARLOTTE — Rapper Logic, aka Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, rocked the stage at the PNC Music Pavilion on Tuesday night. Fans from all over North Carolina, which call themselves the “RattPack,” stood and chanted his name as he walked out on stage. The concert began with three openers: Big [...]

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Thrilling good time: Carowinds has rides, food & fun for all ages

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    CHARLOTTE — Summer break is here and there’s no better way to spend a day free of school than at Carowinds. The theme park has roller coasters and rides that cross state lines into South Carolina. There are classics like the wooden roller coaster Hurler, which can be a [...]

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Stand up for what is right

By Lydia Pankratz Times-News correspondent I recently turned 18, and will get to vote for the first time this fall; and I know there are so many others at this point in their lives, too. This is a time when we are taking on the many   responsibilities of adulthood. One of those responsibilities is safeguarding [...]

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Things To Do (week of June 18, 2018)

Times-News • Carri Smithey & The Ends: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Haw River Municipal Park, 1130 Pine St., Haw River, as part of the Haw River Concert Series. Admission is free. Shows are rain or shine. For more details, call 336-578-5600. • Something Acoustic Band: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday [...]

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Outdoors with a city vibe: Chattanooga, Tenn. has both

 By Lydia and Andrew Pankratz Times-News correspondents  If you’re looking for something to do this summer, head southwest to   Chattanooga, Tenn. Lonely Planet named it “Best in the U.S.” and the New York Times   selected it for the list of “Top 45 Places to Go in the World.” And for good reason — Chattanooga offers [...]

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‘Elements of Art’ classes offered this summer

Times-News    DANVILLE, Va. — Summer art classes for children 7 to 13 years old will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11-15 and July 10-14 at The Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History. Instructor Linda Gourley will teach “Elements of Art” (drawing, printing and painting classes) in the museum’s Swanson [...]

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