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Common sense, basic know-how is best self-defense, author says

   “Teen Self-Defense: American Marine Goju,” by Garry Klaus. Copyright 2013, AuthorHouse. $26.09, 88 pages.  Reviewed by Christian Hornaday Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com  Alertness, avoidance and awareness are the three key points to successful self-defense, as explained by Garry Klaus in his recent release, “Teen Self-Defense: American Marine Goju.” When one is prepared with a combination [...]

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‘Winter Soldier’ holds your attention

Reviewed by Caroline Carpenter Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com     “Captain America: Winter Soldier” is the sequel to the original film about the first Avenger. Captain America is now faced with a foe whose strength, agility and wit almost render our favorite superhero powerless. Following all the events that happened in New York in “Avengers,” Steve Rogers [...]

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Brantley Gilbert’s passion for music is evident

Reviewed by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    GREENSBORO —  There is a stigma attached to country music that leads people to dub the songs under the genre as “tearjerkers” or “redneck songs.”    Brantley Gilbert manages to break any label attached to the style of music and make it his own. He has a [...]

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Prepare to be Stage Struck: Alamance County students to showcase their talents on April 12

By Lea Gilbert Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Would you like to have a night full of talent from dancing and singing to performing a skit onstage? If so, visit the Williams High School auditorium, 1307 S. Church St., Burlington, at 7 p.m. Saturday for the seventh annual Stage Struck talent show featuring performances from area [...]

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Prom-dress drive helps area students

By Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Prom is one of the most important nights of any high school girl’s life. But what happens when girls can’t afford their dream dress or any dress at all? DJPromDrive comes to the rescue. It was founded last year by Debbie Jones and has been a huge success. [...]

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Burlington Mini Maker Faire is April 12

By Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com     Looking for something fun and interesting to do in Burlington?    Then The Alamance Maker’s Guild would like to invite you to the Burlington Mini Maker Faire from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Holly Hill Mall and Business Center, 309 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington. [...]

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Rock Ensembles’ performance was magical

Reviewed by Madison Strickland Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com     Last Friday night was rocking as the three rock ensembles of The Burlington School, taught by Lucius Wilson, performed its second concert of the year at the school located on 408 W. Davis St., Burlington.     The concert had been postponed due to the inclement weather in [...]

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‘Divergent’ fans will be pleased with film

Reviewed by Meghna Mahadevan Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    If the film “Divergent” could be summed up in one word, it would be exhilarating. It’s action-packed drama/romance with a strong theme of staying true to who you are. “Divergent” is set in a world where people are divided into factions based on their personality, aptitude and [...]

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56th annual contest at arts council now through April 16

Times-News    GRAHAM – The Alamance County Arts Council’s Visual Arts Competition for Young People was one of the first arts council-sponsored programs when the group was founded 56 years ago and it has continued annually ever since. It is open to Alamance County students enrolled in grades 7 through 12 and consists of two [...]

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‘God’s Not Dead’ an inspirational story about unconditional love

Reviewed by Emma Gadbery Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    “God’s Not Dead” is a story of true redemption and doing the right thing, even though it’s difficult. This story follows a freshman in college named Josh Wheaten (Shane Harper), who is a devoted Christian. On the first day of class, his philosophy professor, Professor Radisson (Kevin [...]

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