Category Archives: Volunteer

Hawfields Haunted Forest big on frights and community

By Nancy Drago Times-News correspondent  MEBANE — If you’re looking for a place to truly experience the Halloween spirit, then the Hawfields Haunted Forest is the place to be. Not only will you get a terrifying experience from the numerous unique rooms of the haunt, you will be supporting the community, too. The Hawfields Haunted [...]

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Helping hands: Area teens accompany church group on mission trip

Editor’s note: The incorrect church was listed in the Nov. 5 print edition.  The correct church is listed below. By Alley Morris Times-News correspondent     Conner Callahan and Gray Garber recently returned from a mission trip to Langley, Ky. The two 16-year-old friends traveled with New Covenant Fellowship Church in Graham from Oct. 3-6. “I [...]

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Teen creates film about area church

 Times-News     GRAHAM — “A Compass Always Points North,” a history of Hawfields Presbyterian Church, will be shown at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at the Graham Cinema, 119 N. Main St. Tolar Ray, a rising senior at Eastern Alamance High School, interviewed congregation and community members throughout the last year. The hourlong [...]

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Children’s museum holding a shoe drive

Times-News    GRAHAM — The Children’s Museum of Alamance County (CMAC) is holding a shoe collection drive now through July 31 to raise funds to aid in programming and operating expenses. The children’s museum will earn funds based on the number of pairs collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all the donated goods. Those dollars will [...]

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YouTube channel focuses on kids doing good deeds

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent    While many girls are making YouTube channels about makeup, fashion and comedy, 10-year-old Izzy Kress wants to do something a little different. “My parents had said that when I turned 10, I could get my own channel,” Izzy explained. “My mom and I started talking about it, and she [...]

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Justice is served … with a twist

By Jordan Carey Times-News correspondent    Alamance County Teen Court is one of more than 50 teen court programs in North Carolina. Teen Court gives teens the opportunity to experience a real trial without getting a juvenile record. In teen court, the only adult officials are the adult bailiffs and judges. Trained teen volunteers [...]

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Helping Charlotte’s homeless

Commentary by Briona Kiser Times-News correspondent    While driving through Alamance County, what will you see? Leftover Christmas lights, “Trump 2016″ signs, and probably some Panthers flags. Now consider this: what do you see but choose to overlook? This list likely includes litter laying on the side of Highway 87, a chained dog in [...]

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Christmas traditions include gingerbread: Annual event brings families together for fun holiday activity

Commentary by Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent    On a recent sunny Saturday morning, Christmas melodies filled the air, while children and their parents brought their own gingerbread houses to life at the Fairchild Community Center in Burlington. Brightly colored icing decorated roofs in straight lines, loop-de-loops and random squiggles. Peppermint fences lined green gummy [...]

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What Teens & Twenties is all about

Times-News    Nov. 2, 2015 is the orientation party for new writers, artists and photographers interested in joining Teens & Twenties, an all-volunteer group. If you didn’t RSVP in time for today’s event, don’t worry, you can still join the group by emailing volunteer adviser Charity Apple at or calling her at (336) 506-3057 [...]

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Teens & Twenties orientation is Nov. 2

Times-News    Teens & Twenties’ annual orientation party will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 2, 2015, in the Times-News breakroom, 707 S. Main St., Burlington. We’re looking for high school and college writers, photographers and artists. Deadline to register is Oct. 30. RSVP by emailing

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  • About Teens & Twenties

    Teens & Twenties is produced by high school and college writers and photographers throughout Alamance County. The print edition appears on Mondays in the Times-News and is distributed throughout the local schools. On the website, you’ll find some of our stories, photos and more. Feel free to browse around and give us comments, too. We’d love to hear from you!

  • Join us!

    Teens & Twenties' annual orientation party is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 5 at the Times-News office, 707 S. Main St., Burlington. We're looking for high school and college writers, photographers and artists to complete our award-winning youth page each Monday. Space is limited so reserve a spot today by calling (336) 506-3057 or email Charity Apple

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