Category Archives: Opinion

Culture & excitement: Atlanta is a great place to visit

By Avery Aguila Times-News correspondent     Atlanta is definitely a city fueled by its people, and with something to do around every corner, it lives up to its previous slogan, “a city too busy to hate.” The city’s business brings people from all walks of life, and with artists, tourists, and business people alike, Atlanta [...]

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‘Fallen Kingdom’ is best sequel yet

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By Gable Pierce Times-News correspondent    ”Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” has all of the thrills and excitement associated with the original “Jurassic Park” film. There’s a modern-day twist as well with a volcano erupting on Isla Nublar (think the recent volcanic eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii). This volcano, however, is threatening to destroy [...]

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DIY summertime fun: Projects to chase away the boredom

 By Alley Morris Times-News correspondent Summertime has just begun, and if you’re already hearing “I’m bored,” from the teenagers in your life, here are some ways to keep them occupied. These four do-it-yourself (DIY) projects are fun, easy and can be completed without breaking the bank. 1. Mason jar flower vase This DIY is fun [...]

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Superhero sequel well worth the wait: ‘Incredibles 2′ enjoyable for kids & adults alike

By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent     It’s been 14 years since the super-powered Parr family crashed onto our movie screens, and writer/director Brad Bird has reportedly spent every minute since working on its sequel. Picking up the story mere seconds after the end of “The Incredibles,” “Incredibles 2″ focuses on Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) and her [...]

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Things To Do (week of July 2, 2018)

Times-News • The Attractions: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday on the stage behind Colonial Hardware, 104 E. Elm St., Graham. Concert is part of the Musical Chairs countywide concert series. Admission is free. For more details, call 336-226-4495 or visit • Film Night on Clay Street presents “Liars, Fires and Bears”: 7:30 p.m. [...]

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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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