Local coffee roasters gear up for summer store opening

By Christina Elias / Times-News For Burlington area residents on the look-out for a new coffee spot, there is a new option in the works for mid-summer. Co-founders Kevin Jordan and Daniel Krenzer will expand their previously online-based Alamance Kaffee Werks roasting company into a 1,250-square-foot store on S. Church Street in Burlington. This step … Continue reading Local coffee roasters gear up for summer store opening

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A great dog, a better partner: K-9 Mishka’s cancer battle ends

By Christina Elias / Times-News Burlington Police Sgt. Richard Marsh remembers the moment he knew Mishka was the perfect K-9 partner for him. He had a choice between two German shepherds, a 60-pound female and the more obvious choice for a police dog, a 100-pound male. “We wanted a bigger dog, and she was not … Continue reading A great dog, a better partner: K-9 Mishka’s cancer battle ends

Music misdiagnosed: A loss of voice, discovery of identity

By Christina Elias / Elon News Network When Iliana Brodsky woke up on the day of the most important auditions of her high school career, her voice was gone. So she did what most singers would: she pretended nothing was wrong. “I couldn’t speak,” Brodsky said. “I couldn’t even whisper. Nothing was happening. And I … Continue reading Music misdiagnosed: A loss of voice, discovery of identity

Drawing the line between heritage and history

A local group aims to change perceptions of Confederate flag. By Christina Elias / The Pendulum For many in the South, the Confederate battle flag is a common sight. Following the shooting of nine African-Americans in a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, this past June, the flag has come under fire as a symbol … Continue reading Drawing the line between heritage and history

Eating disorders are more common than you think

Members of the STA community share their struggles with body image and eating disorders. By Christina Elias and Katherine Green / The Dart DoSomething.org‘s website defines body image as “the way that someone perceives their body and assumes that others perceive them. This image is often affected by family, friends, social pressure and the media.” … Continue reading Eating disorders are more common than you think