Category Archives: Opinion

Woods of Terror offers ‘plenty of scares’

By Lily Pope Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO — The scares begin as soon as you walk through Woods of Terror’s gates. Visitors wait in the Monster Midway for a chance to walk through The Haunt. While there, visitors can enjoy games, food and pose for photos with characters. Woods of Terror has 12 themed sections [...]

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Scarowinds delivers thrills & chills

By Jakob S. Miller Times-News correspondent     CHARLOTTE — Scarowinds is a dream come true for Halloween lovers. As soon as you enter the Carowinds theme park, you can see shows with different themes like Age of Darkness, which has a medieval theme; Outlaw’s Revenge, set in the wild west; and more. The shows [...]

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‘Aladdin’ is a magical journey through childhood

By Carrington G. White Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — As the curtain goes up and the lights go down, spectacular sets and costumes transport you to the magical world of Agrabah. The national touring production of Disney’s “Aladdin” is being performed now through Oct. 26 at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), 123 Vivian St. [...]

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‘Honk!’ will make you smile

By Kamryn Guye Times-News Alamance Children’s Theatre brings the classic childhood story of “The Ugly Duckling” to life in its latest production, “Honk!” Anthony Drewe’s show is a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story. It follows a duckling, known by everyone as Ugly (Cayden Matthews). Though Ugly’s father (Shiloh Jones) is dismissive when [...]

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Inexpensive date options do exist

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent    It is about that time of the year, when all the summer job money is dwindling down and teenagers (and twenty-somethings) across Alamance County start begging their parents for money. It is expensive to be in a relationship, but that doesn’t have to mean broke teenagers cannot have one. [...]

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To AP or not to AP?

By Alexa Baer Times-News Each year, it seems like more and more students are taking Advanced Placement (AP) classes but should some students really be in those classes? AP classes are not right for everyone. They are undoubtedly harder than honors or college prep classes and don’t always help your transcript. Plus, in order to [...]

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Embrace the college application process

By Alexa Baer Times-News The college application process is stressful. One of the most stressful parts for some students can be choosing where to apply and finding schools you like. I know because I struggled, too. I want to share the method I used to help me decide which schools to apply to and hopefully [...]

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Poll question: What’s your personal motto?

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent     Teens & 20s asked local teens and twenty-somethings, “If you had a personal motto, what would it be?” “Don’t seek approval in places you’ll never find it.” — Lillie Overman, senior, Burlington Christian Academy “Stop procrastinating.” — Andrew Nice, senior, Burlington Christian Academy “Life’s not waiting for the [...]

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Poll question: What books have influenced your life?

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent     Teens & 20 recently asked five teens and twenty-somethings — “What books have influenced your life?” Bob Goff’s “Love Does”; Katie Davis’ “Kisses From Kate”; and Clayton King’s “Stronger” — Brooke Troxler, hairstylist “My top three favorite books would have to be The Bible; Bob Goff’s “Love Does” [...]

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There’s a new game in town: Teens & 20s writer creates ‘Nature Bingo’

Editor’s note: The incorrect information for CERES was included in the print edition. The correct information can be found below. By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent SAXAPAHAW — To clear the last hurdle to obtaining a North Carolina Environmental Educator (EE) certification, candidates are required to spend a minimum of 20 hours planning, coordinating and leading [...]

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