Category Archives: Entertainment

‘In the zone’: Lifeguards focus on swimmers’ safety

By Jordan Carey Times-News correspondent    What is one of the top priorities while swimming? Staying safe. Ever since Wet ’n Wild Emerald Pointe opened in 1984, safety in the water is the main goal of the 168 lifeguards who work there. After completing 25 hours of qualification training, every lifeguard must continue training four hours [...]

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Greensboro concert delights ‘Beliebers’

Reviewed by Presley Mauney Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO – Justin Bieber rocked the Greensboro Coliseum stage on Wednesday night. Fans from all across North Carolina, which call themselves ‘beliebers,’ stood up and screamed when Bieber rose from the stage, coming out of a rectangular box. He opened with the single “Mark My Words.” Bieber amazed [...]

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Sight-seeing, historic spots abound in Philadelphia

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent If you have two or three days in Philly, here’s a list of favorite sites I enjoyed visiting on a resent trip to Philly. If you have an extra day or two, consider a water excursion on the Delaware River or head west to visit Valley Forge. Sightseeing & Historic [...]

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Decade-old event still going strong

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent    During the summer, thousands from the Triad and Triangle gather at the historic village along the Haw River for Saturdays in Saxapahaw. The festival has grown during the past 13 years, from a small farmers market with live music, to a bustling festival featuring local farmers, food trucks, craft [...]

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Performers needed for Teen to Teen Theatre’s ‘Footloose’

Times-News    Teen to Teen Theatre will hold auditions for “Footloose” from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. July 10 and 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 11 in the Great Hall at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter, 320 E. Davis St., Burlington. Callbacks are 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 12, 2016. Teen and [...]

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Hang with your friends during Kids’ Night Out

Times-News    A Kids’ Night Out for ages 8 to 12 will be from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2016, at Thataways Youth Center, 1331 Overbrook Road, Burlington. Games, crafts, corn hole and more will be offered. The first 20 kids will receive a summer lei. Registration is required and can be [...]

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Area students’ work featured in first-ever book

Times-News    Twenty-eight Alamance County students’ work will be featured in the first-ever book, “Selected Writings from the Heart of Alamance County,” which will be presented in a reading/discussion from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2016, at the Graham Public Library, 211 S. Main St., Graham. The published book is 109 pages and [...]

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Three Things To Do (week of July 4, 2016)

Justin Bieber, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Greensboro Coliseum. $76, $116; tickets available through Ticketmaster. Movies on the Lawn, 8:30 p.m. Friday (“Field Of Dreams”), Slade Park, 404 Ball Park Avenue, Elon. Free. 336-449-9255. Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre presents “Pathway To Freedom,” 8 p.m. Thursday, Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre, 301 Drama Road, Snow Camp. Twelve performances through [...]

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‘Finding Dory’ a delightful family film

Reviewed by Presley Mauney Times-News correspondent    The movie we have been waiting on for 13 years has finally hit theaters. “Finding Dory” is the sequel to the 2003 Oscar-Winning film, “Finding Nemo.” The movie brings joy to all ages for the great characters and amazing story. It is filled with humor, exciting moments, and [...]

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Things To Do (week of June 27, 2016)

Twenty One Pilots, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, Charlotte; and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh. $35, $45; tickets available through Ticketmaster. Retro, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham. Concert is part of the First Fridays portion of the Musical Chairs countywide concert series. Admission [...]

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