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Spreading joy: Caroling is a way to show you care

By Lydia Pankratz Times-News correspondent Christmas caroling can be a wonderful way to   spread joy at Christmastime, even if the   carolers aren’t excellent singers. “I think it has a loving effect. It is always nice   knowing that you are thought of and cared   about. In my experience the recipient is very   grateful for a visit,” [...]

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Origin of the Christmas tree

By Andrew Pankratz Times-News correspondent    How did we get the Christmas tree? Ancient Roman culture dictated that the people should honor the emperor by placing evergreen boughs around the entrance to their homes. Evergreens were also used in decorating for winter feasts. Because idol worship was identified with evergreen decorations, the Early Church condemned [...]

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Things To Do (week of Dec. 25, 2017)

Times-News • Avett Brothers’ 14th annual New Year’s Eve Show: 8:30 p.m. Sunday, PNC Arena, Raleigh. $39 to $205; tickets available through Ticketmaster. • Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. now through Jan. 1, 4061 Clemmons Rd., Clemmons. $15 per car, van or truck; $35 vans, limousines and mini-buses; and $100 [...]

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Christmas presence: BADA presents ‘Unto Us A Son’

 By Madeline Gilliam Special to the Times-News “Let them praise His name with dancing.” — Psalm   149:3 Some of the first things that come to mind when  thinking about Christmas are most likely giving and  receiving gifts, decorating the tree, or sharing traditions  with family and friends. But when I start to think about  the [...]

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Celebrating the season: Readers share their family traditions

By Alley Morris Times-News correspondent    Christmas lights, decorations, ringing bells and singing carols are all traditions of the Christmas season. Alyssa Norwood, 14, of McLeansville, has a holiday tradition that includes a birthday celebration of her own. “On Christmas Eve, I get to open one Christmas gift and one birthday gift, because I was [...]

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A taste of Christmas

By Lydia Pankratz Times-News correspondent    Toffee is one of my favorite Christmas recipes. It’s a recipe my Grandma got from a friend many years ago and which has been a staple in our Christmas baking ever since. In fact, I can’t remember a Christmas without its caramel-ey, sweet and salty, chocolatey, crunchy goodness. Toffee [...]

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Things To Do (week of Dec. 18, 2017)

Times-News • Christmas in the Park: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Burlington City Park, 1333 Overbrook Rd., Burlington. Free, but some events require a charge. 336-222-5030 or • WPCM Christmas Cheer fundraiser featuring “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”: 9 p.m. Friday, Graham Cinema, 119 N. Main St., Graham. $3 per person; all profits will [...]

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Showcasing talents: Eastern Alamance High School’s Winter Dance Concert is Dec. 17

By Karissa Ruiz Special to the Times-News    MEBANE — The Winter Dance Concert on Dec. 17 is an opportunity for Eastern Alamance High School dance students to “showcase what we have learned throughout the year to our friends and family,” said sophomore Ava Pearson. The show is at 3 p.m. in the high school [...]

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DIY stocking stuffers: Up your game this holiday season

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent    You love Christmas as much as the next   person and want to celebrate, but perhaps you   don’t want to break the bank by buying so   many large presents this year. The answer is to   up your game on stocking stuffers. “Classic” stocking stuffers include oranges,   candy canes or candy [...]

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Things To Do (week of Dec. 11, 2017)

Times-News • Hallmark Channel presents Trans-Siberian Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, PNC Arena, Raleigh. $43 to $75. Tickets available through Ticketmaster. • Mebane train display: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays now through Dec. 23, 209 W. Jackson St. at the old Mebane High School gymnasium, Mebane. 919-563-6171 or visit • WPCM Christmas Cheer fundraiser [...]

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