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Student of the Month: Jackson Benes has ‘lofty goals & objectives’

By Kamryn Guye Times-News Jackson Benes, a freshman at the Early College at Alamance Community College, is January’s Student of the Month.    Jackson was nominated for this honor by his father, Jeff Benes.    “Jackson has a number of significant accomplishments in his 15 years,” Jeff said.    The list includes: A honor roll [...]

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Things To Do (week of Jan. 27, 2020)

Times-News • Jurassic World Live Tour: 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro. $30 to $105; tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster. • Studio 1 presents William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. [...]

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‘I am enough’ … and so are you

By Kamryn Guye Times-News Wake up in the morning. Eat breakfast. Go to school. Go to swim practice. As easy as these tasks may sound, for someone suffering from clinical depression, these are some of the hardest things in the world. Every breath is exhausting. Every activity, draining. Both physically, mentally and spiritually.    When [...]

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Elon University presents ‘The Wolves’

Times-News ELON — Elon University’s Department of Performing Arts will present “The Wolves,” a new play by Sarah DeLappe, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, 20-22 and Feb. 4 and 2    p.m. Feb. 8, 2020, in the Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West on the Elon University campus.     Tickets are $15 [...]

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Poll question: What’s your favorite snow activity?

   By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent     Teens & 20s recently asked teens and twenty-somethings — “what’s your favorite snow activity?”    My dad always finds a ‘sledding’ hill or makes one with packed snow and then paves a hill for all the kids to ride down. — Autumn Mowry, senior at Burlington Christian Academy [...]

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Things To Do (week of Jan. 20, 2020)

Times-News • Karaoke Mondays: 6 p.m. today, Graham Soda Shop, 22 NE Court Square Graham. • Confederate Railroad: 7 p.m. Saturday, Liberty Showcase Theater, 101 S. Fayetteville St., Liberty. $55, Gold VIP; $45 VIP; $35 house; $45 balcony VIP; and $30 balcony house. 336-622-3844 or thelibertyshowcase.com. • Studio 1 presents William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”: 7:30 p.m. [...]

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‘Come From Away’ is a memorable masterpiece

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — “Come From Away” is the story of simple human kindness acting as a shining light in the darkness, and how it affects those around us.     Everyone knows about the horrific acts that took place on September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center in New [...]

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‘Own your beautiful’: Teen creates beauty/skin care line

By Kamryn Guye Times-News Tenijah Renée Fant, 18, believes in natural beauty.    She graduated from an Urban Farm School in Forsyth County, where she studied agriculture.    Her beauty and skin care line, Hajinét Beauty, is 100 percent natural and cruelty-free. The line includes shampoos, body washes, charcoal and coffee scrubs and lash and [...]

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Things To Do (week of Jan. 13, 2020)

Times-News • Sonia Manzano will present “Multi-Racial Latinos & the Civil Rights Movement”: 6 p.m. Tuesday, McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts, Elon University. $15 or free with Elon University identification. For more details, call 336-278-5610. • Elon University’s Department of Performing Arts presents “The Wolves — A New Play” by Sarah DeLappe: 7:30 p.m. [...]

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Living his dream: Monster Jam driver Joe Urie loves ‘the thrills’

By Kamryn Guye Times-News When most people think of monster trucks, they think of three things — dirt, debris and destruction.    But according to Monster Jam truck driver Joe Urie, the show is so much more than that.    “There’s nothing else in the world like the Monster Truck Jam. It’s completely unexpected. It’s [...]

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