Category Archives: School Life

Advice to high school freshmen

By Paulina Lopez Times-News correspondent The high school experience will vary from person to person. It could be the worst four years of a person’s life or it could be the best. Freshman year sets up the next three years. As a senior, I look back at my choices freshman year and while there’s so [...]

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Finding the right school: College search can be challenging

By Katie Farrell Times-News correspondent    For high school seniors, trying to figure out what your next move is can be a difficult task. Not only are you faced with what seems like a never-ending workload from teachers, but suddenly you’re expected to figure out what to do with the rest of your life. For [...]

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Cookout & school supply giveaway is Aug. 25

Times-News    GRAHAM — McRae’s Barbershop is holding a Back-to-School Cookout & Supply giveaway from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 25, 2018, at 105 W. Harden St. Admission is free and the event will feature food and games. For more details, call 336-226-0487.  

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‘Sweet smile & genuine heart’: Karissa Teer is July’s Student of Month

By Kaitlyn Parham Times-News correspondent  Those who know Burlington Christian Academy (BCA) graduate Karissa Teer will tell you that she is a hard-working student, a devoted friend and a selfless leader. This month, she was able to add another honor to her long list of accomplishments — Times-News Student of the Month. Ginger Canovai, who [...]

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Barbershop to hold school supply drive

Times-News    GRAHAM — McRae’s Barbershop is holding a school supply drive now through Aug. 24. Backpacks, notebooks, pens and pencils can be dropped off at the barbershop at 105 W. Harden St. The supplies will be handed out during a free Back-to-School Cookout & Supply Giveaway from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 25 at [...]

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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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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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Focus on friends & having fun

By Paulina Lopez Times-News correspondent     There’s a lot of hype that surrounds prom. Multiple movies and books focus on the big day, touting it as a magical night full of possibilities. But is prom like its movie and book counterparts? Jennie Walker, a student at Clover Garden School, confessed that while prom did not [...]

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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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Burlington School’s Choral Music Revue is May 18

 By Marshall M. Qualls Special to the Times-News The Burlington School Choral Ensemble will present a Choral Music Revue at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.  May 18, 2018, in Calvin Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 508 W. Davis St., Burlington. “I participated as an eighth-grader in this show and I am so excited for this [...]

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