Category Archives: Opinion

The full experience: N.C. Teacher of the Year & students visit state capital

By Sayer Kirk Special to the Times-News    RALEIGH — On May 30, Williams High School’s Student Leadership Academy and members of the 2017-18 Student Council executive board traveled to the state capital to tour the governor’s mansion and capitol building, and to be introduced on the floor of the Senate. Hosts were N.C. Sen. [...]

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‘Ocean’s 8′ is a solid spin-off

By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent    ”Ocean’s 8″ brings us back to the brilliantly risky Ocean family business in a solid spin-off of the successful “Ocean’s 11″ trilogy. Following George Clooney’s iconic role as Danny Ocean, Sandra Bullock plays his estranged sister Debbie, who has just been released from prison. She is putting together a [...]

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Logic rocks PNC Music Pavilion

 By Presley Mauney Times-News correspondent CHARLOTTE — Rapper Logic, aka Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, rocked the stage at the PNC Music Pavilion on Tuesday night. Fans from all over North Carolina, which call themselves the “RattPack,” stood and chanted his name as he walked out on stage. The concert began with three openers: Big [...]

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Stand up for what is right

By Lydia Pankratz Times-News correspondent I recently turned 18, and will get to vote for the first time this fall; and I know there are so many others at this point in their lives, too. This is a time when we are taking on the many   responsibilities of adulthood. One of those responsibilities is safeguarding [...]

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Outdoors with a city vibe: Chattanooga, Tenn. has both

 By Lydia and Andrew Pankratz Times-News correspondents  If you’re looking for something to do this summer, head southwest to   Chattanooga, Tenn. Lonely Planet named it “Best in the U.S.” and the New York Times   selected it for the list of “Top 45 Places to Go in the World.” And for good reason — Chattanooga offers [...]

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The struggle is real: Tips to deal with exam stress

 By Jaclyn Bartlett Times-News correspondent As the 2017-2018 school year draws to a close, students are preparing   for summer vacation. But these last few weeks are anything but easy. Along with the end of   the school year comes end-of-year testing and whether you’re taking an   EOG (End Of Grade), EOC (End Of Course), or an [...]

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‘Player One’ an action-packed adventure

By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent    In a future on the brink of collapse, the virtual reality world of the OASIS offers an escape. When its eccentric creator dies, he hides an “Easter egg” inside the game, leaving his fortune to whomever finds it. Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) is the reluctant hero who uncovers the [...]

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Post Malone concert is a unique experience

Reviewed by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent    RALEIGH — More than 20,000 people gathered at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek to see Austin Post, or as he is more commonly known Post Malone, in concert on Friday night. 21 Savage and Post Malone have been touring the country in celebration of [...]

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‘Sleeping Beauty’ is a tale of tragedy & triumph

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent     RALEIGH — Journey to a cursed kingdom and watch the spell lift through a soaring score and daring displays of dance. Carolina Ballet’s “Sleeping Beauty” at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 2 E. South St., Raleigh, is a fitting finish to a stellar season. One of classical ballet’s most beloved [...]

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First prom offers lessons for next year

By Paulina Lopez Times-News correspondent  One of the most exciting and memorable nights in a teen’s life — prom — can also be a   planning nightmare. There’s a lot of pressure for the night to be perfect. The days leading up to prom can be   stressful and one of those reasons is the expense. This [...]

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