Category Archives: Opinion

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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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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Let your creativity shine: One-of-a-kind baskets make great gifts

By Chander Holland Times-News correspondent    The beautiful gift baskets displayed in holiday   shop windows might look too expensive to add to   your holiday list. Would you believe that a quick   visit to the dollar store will provide everything you   need to create a stunning custom gift basket for   anyone on your holiday list? For [...]

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WWE Starrcade returns home

By Alley Morris Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO – The exhilarating sound of Ric Flair’s signature expression, “Woooooo!,” was heard throughout the Greensboro Coliseum on Saturday night prior to the beginning introductions at Starrcade. Wrestling fans waited with anticipation as the lights dimmed and the voice of the announcer boomed from the ring. The WWE Smackdown [...]

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‘Christmas Pageant’ is heartwarming & fun

By Ryan Mertz Special to the Times-News Alamance Children’s Theatre’s “The Best   Christmas Pageant Ever” is an entertaining     and  heartwarming production. Charlie Bradley (Joshua Wood) and his sister,   Beth Bradley (Sydney Fischer), are preparing   for the church’s annual Christmas pageant.   Beth Bradley introduces a battle between the   church kids and the Herdman siblings, who  [...]

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Joy and rock ‘n’ roll: ‘School of Rock’ wows DPAC audiences

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is hosting a show that has it all — comedy, heart, energy and pure entertainment. “School of Rock,” which is being performed today through Sunday at DPAC, manages to capture the youth of children and adults alike. The story follows Dewey [...]

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Virginia governor’s race a confidence boost

Commentary by Jakob S. Miller Times-News correspondent    On Nov. 7, Virginia elected a new governor for the next four years. In what was expected to be a close race, Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam won with an impressive nine-point margin. He will succeed fellow Democrat Terry McAuliffe as the 73rd governor of the Commonwealth [...]

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