Category Archives: Opinion

Let your creativity shine: One-of-a-kind baskets make great gifts

By Chander Holland Times-News correspondent    The beautiful gift baskets displayed in holiday   shop windows might look too expensive to add to   your holiday list. Would you believe that a quick   visit to the dollar store will provide everything you   need to create a stunning custom gift basket for   anyone on your holiday list? For [...]

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WWE Starrcade returns home

By Alley Morris Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO – The exhilarating sound of Ric Flair’s signature expression, “Woooooo!,” was heard throughout the Greensboro Coliseum on Saturday night prior to the beginning introductions at Starrcade. Wrestling fans waited with anticipation as the lights dimmed and the voice of the announcer boomed from the ring. The WWE Smackdown [...]

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‘Christmas Pageant’ is heartwarming & fun

By Ryan Mertz Special to the Times-News Alamance Children’s Theatre’s “The Best   Christmas Pageant Ever” is an entertaining     and  heartwarming production. Charlie Bradley (Joshua Wood) and his sister,   Beth Bradley (Sydney Fischer), are preparing   for the church’s annual Christmas pageant.   Beth Bradley introduces a battle between the   church kids and the Herdman siblings, who  [...]

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Joy and rock ‘n’ roll: ‘School of Rock’ wows DPAC audiences

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is hosting a show that has it all — comedy, heart, energy and pure entertainment. “School of Rock,” which is being performed today through Sunday at DPAC, manages to capture the youth of children and adults alike. The story follows Dewey [...]

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Virginia governor’s race a confidence boost

Commentary by Jakob S. Miller Times-News correspondent    On Nov. 7, Virginia elected a new governor for the next four years. In what was expected to be a close race, Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam won with an impressive nine-point margin. He will succeed fellow Democrat Terry McAuliffe as the 73rd governor of the Commonwealth [...]

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Grateful & blessed: Teens & 20s writers share what they’re thankful for

Times-News correspondents Thanksgiving is Thursday so the Teens & 20s writers took time to jot down just a few of the things that they’re thankful for: I am thankful for my loving family, my amazing friends and the life that I have chosen to live. — Alley Morris, eighth-grade home-schooler I’m thankful for the opportunities [...]

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Inspiring to all: Leslie Odom Jr. presents wonderfully personal performance

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent     GREENSBORO — To coin the musical “Hamilton,” Leslie Odom Jr., who is best-known for his role as Aaron Burr in the hit Broadway musical, “blew us all away” Wednesday night at his show at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. It was part of Guilford College’s Bryan Series. Odom also [...]

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ lives up to the hype

By Jordan Carey Times-News correspondent In the last few Marvel Comics Universe productions, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), god of thunder; Loki (Tom Hiddleston), god of mischief; and the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) have been absent. In “Thor: Ragnarok,” the last installment of the Thor trilogy, the two Avengers and the villainous Loki have returned to tie [...]

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Endless energy: Imagine Dragons entertains crowd at Spectrum Center

By Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent CHARLOTTE — Imagine Dragons brought its Evolve tour to the Spectrum Center on Wednesday night. K.Flay and Grouplove opened the show. Imagine Dragons began its portion of the concert with “Whatever It Takes,” a song off the new album, “Evolve.”

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Living history: Home-schoolers connect with WWII veterans

Commentary by Joy Lynne Chavis Special to the Times-News    Alamance County home-schoolers are     currently taking an active role in a World War   II  history class. Teacher Anna Liese Call is helping make   history come alive through the eyes of veterans   who experienced this war firsthand. In the Link Up Veteran Project, each student  [...]

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