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Archery instruction for youth is April 3-4

Times-News    Burlington Recreation & Parks Department will offer Basic Archery Instruction for Youth — Compound Bow, April 3-4 at Lake Mackintosh Park & Marina at the Clubhouse, 2704 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington. Upcoming sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon April 3 for ages 9 to 12 and 9 a.m. to noon April [...]

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Area teen to compete in Miss Teen pageant

By Bill Cresenzo Times-News  A Whitsett teen is competing in the Miss Teen pageant in     Charlotte. A’maya Smith, 16, will compete on Feb. 25 at the Queens   University of Charlotte’s Dana Auditorium. A’maya, the daughter of Patricia Smith, currently attends   GTCC Middle College. She is a former student at Grove Park   and Highland elementary [...]

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Writing as therapy: Teen pens her own struggles in hopes of helping others

By Alley Morris Times-News correspondent    Lizz Matthews began writing as a way to cope with the trials of adolescence. As she wrote, she realized how therapeutic writing could be and decided she wanted to share her struggles in hopes that it may help someone else going through similar experiences. Matthews, a senior at The [...]

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Realize Your Potential Screen Fest is March 16

Times-News     Teen 2 Teen Video & Theatre will present the Realize Your Potential Screen Fest from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 16 at Thataways Youth Center, 1331 Overbrook Rd., Burlington. The event is free and includes a popcorn bar and light refreshments; recommended for ages 12 and up. Teen 2 Teen Video [...]

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Things To Do (week of Feb. 19, 2018)

Times-News • Journalist Ted Koppel: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro. $55; tickets available through all Ticketmaster outlets. • L.A. Theatre Works’ touring production of “The Mountaintop”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, McCrary Theatre on the Elon University campus. $13 or free with Elon University identification. For more details, call 336-278-5610. • [...]

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How we got Valentine’s Day

Commentary by Andrew Pankratz Times-News correspondent    The origin of Valentine’s Day is rather obscure, although several colorful legends have survived to modern times. Some believe that Valentine’s Day is related to an ancient Roman love festival celebrated in February, though there’s not much historical evidence supporting this view. A more commonly believed legend credits [...]

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‘Marvel Universe Live!’ a chance to cheer on your favorite superheroes

By Gable and Bret Pierce Times-News correspondents GREENSBORO  – “Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes” had Marvel fans on the edge of their seats during Saturday night’s show at the Greensboro Coliseum. Children of all ages (and a handful of adults) were cheering on their favorites. Superheroes included Black Panther, whose movie debuts Friday nationwide; [...]

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Simple & sweet: Valentine’s Day ideas should come from the heart

Times-News correspondents    Whether you have a significant other or not,   there are things you can do to celebrate   Valentine’s Day — and avoid breaking the bank. Teens & 20s writers share tips, as well as how   they celebrate the day: An idea for something to do with your single   friends on Valentine’s Day is [...]

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Hunter Education Course is March 10 & April 14

 Times-News    The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the Burlington Recreation & Parks Department will hold a Hunter Education Course for those 12 years old and up from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10 and April 14 at Thataways Youth Center, 1331 Overbrook Road, Burlington. The course is designed to promote the safe [...]

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Things To Do (week of Feb. 12, 2018)

Times-News • The Vagina Monologues: 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday, Whitley Auditorium on the Elon University campus. • “Romeo and Juliet”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Studio 1, Holly Hill Mall, Burlington. Tickets are $16 for adults or $13 for seniors and students and can be purchased at For [...]

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