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Poll: How do you spread Christmas cheer?

Times-News    Teens & 20s asked teens and twenty-somethings — “How do you spread Christmas cheer during the holidays?”    “By being nice to others.” — Malorie Evans, eighth-grader, Southern Alamance Middle School    “I make fun little personalized gifts for my friends based on their interests. I think that it really shows I care [...]

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‘White Christmas’ a joyful holiday show

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” is the perfect collection of song and dance mixed with classic 1950s flair. This show, which is being performed at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) today through Sunday, will undoubtedly lift your spirits and put you in a Christmas mood.    A [...]

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‘A Christmas Carol’ an impressive performance

By Lily Pope Times-News correspondent Alamance Children’s Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol” puts a new spin on the story that many know and love.    Directed by Rachel Ealy, the show features elaborate costumes and impressive accents.    The play opens with a grandfather (Daniel Brasington) telling his grandson (Paul Stansberry) a story, which while different [...]

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Looking for extra spending money? Holiday jobs for teens available countywide

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent    Tis the season … for an influx of holiday job openings for teens and twenty-somethings in Alamance County, which works out perfectly to pad wallets in time for Christmas shopping. Check out these temporary listings: Alamance Crossing    Seasonal Retail Sales Associate at Kohl’s — Applicants must be 17 [...]

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A modern ‘Pride & Prejudice’

By Alexa Baer Times-News    “Pride”: by Ibi Zoboi. Balzer + Bray, copyright 2018. 304 pages. $17.39, audio CD; $13.39, hardcover; $9.99, Kindle; and $7.69, hardback. “Pride and Prejudice“ gets a modern Brooklyn makeover in this adaptation by Ibi Zoboi.     The book centers around Zuri Benitez, a proud Afro-Latina and proud Bushwick native. [...]

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Poll question: Favorite meal for under $10

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent    Teens & 20s recently asked teens and twenty-somethings, “What is the best meal in Alamance County for under $10?”     Zack’s Hot Dogs. Two dogs with light chili, mustard, ketchup, and Zack’s sauce — Darryl Bliss, 23, assistant basketball coach at Eno River Academy     The Chick-Fil-A [...]

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Elon University presents ‘Damn Yankees’

   Elon University’s Department of Performing Arts will perform “Damn Yankees” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-2, 2019, and Nov. 7-9 in McCrary Theatre inside the Center for the Arts on the Elon University campus. Tickets are $15 or free with Elon University identification. For more details, call 336-278-5610.

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Poll question: What’s your favorite show?

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent     Teens & 20s asked teens and twenty-somethings, “What is your favorite binge-worthy Netflix show?”    “Stranger Things” — Mary Lee Hayes, senior, Burlington Christian Academy    “Umbrella Academy” — Sophie Saylor, junior, Eno River Academy    “The Office” or “Parks and Recreation” — Alan Reavis, freshman, home-schooled    “The [...]

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Things To Do (week of Nov. 4, 2019)

Times-News • “We Will Rock You,” Queen-Inspired Rock Musical: 8 p.m. Thursday, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh. $39 to $75; tickets available through Live Nation. • Student Juried Art Exhibition: Opens with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Isabella Cannon Room in the Center for the Arts on the Elon University campus. The exhibit [...]

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Exploring art of special effects makeup

By Carrington G. White Times-News correspondent After watching multiple special features at the end of movies, I became interested in special effects makeup. This past summer, I daydreamed about becoming a makeup artist and researched how to make fake blood. Making fake blood is a great way to experiment with special effects makeup techniques. (See [...]

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