Category Archives: Opinion

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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‘Life of the Party’ has harmless fun

By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent    ”Life of the Party” follows Deanna, a middle-aged housewife whose   husband unexpectedly asks for a divorce, forcing her to take back her   own life. Deanna, played by Melissa McCarthy, responds by going back to   college and finally finishing her degree. The movie quickly checks off   most college movie clichés [...]

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The Illusionists present a mystifying show

By Bret Pierce Times-News correspondent  “]The Illusionists performed this weekend at DPAC. [Photo submitted] DURHAM – One of The Illusionists’ first magic tricks at DPAC on Friday involved an   Alamance County woman. Sherri Dyer, a realtor, was picked to come on stage by Colin Cloud, the   Deductionist. Cloud asked everyone in the audience to think [...]

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Day trips filled with family fun & learning

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent     Perhaps it’s due to the long-airing popular Thomas the Tank Engine series, for just as all children seem to go through a period when they are fascinated by horses and trucks, most children seem to enjoy an enthusiastic train faze. Many of us never outgrow it. To nurture this [...]

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‘Infinity War’ keeps you guessing

By Bret Pierce Times-News correspondent    ”Avengers: Infinity War” is by far, the best meshing of superheroes yet. Marvel fans are going to be delighted to see The Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora [...]

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