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November / 2022

Westmoore Pottery Presents Hearth Cookery Program   (11/01/22)  Seagrove, NC - On Saturday, November 26th, (the Saturday following Thanksgiving) Westmoore Pottery will ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Offers Military Appreciation Week   (11/01/22) Asheboro, NC – In honor of Veterans Day, the North Carolina Zoo is offering free admission for mili... (read more)

October / 2022

14 Hiking Trails to Conquer This Fall in North Carolina   (10/25/22) By Vanessa Infanzon - ‘Tis the season’ to hike the North Carolina trails. Crisp clean air, autumn ... (read more)
Heart of North Carolina turns spooky as Halloween approaches   (10/21/22) By Zenda Douglas, WRAL contributor ASHEBORO, NC — When it comes to scary, terrifying, ghoulish, ... (read more)
Worth the drive: Millstone Creek Orchards near Asheboro   (10/21/22) By Zenda Douglas, WRAL contributor RAMSEUR, NC — If you haven’t gotten your pumpkin fill t... (read more)
Pumpkins that last forever at Seagrove pottery studios   (10/20/22) By Zenda Douglas - WRAL contributor SEAGROVE, NC — You can find ceramic gourds, pottery pumpkins... (read more)

September / 2022

Asheboro: 7 Best Places To Visit In Asheboro, North Carolina   (09/30/22) ByMonika Kaswan If you’re looking for something different to do in Asheboro, North C... (read more)
Homes on the Ranges - North Carolina Zoo   (09/21/22) By Martha Steger I asked a friend who announced she’d “never been into zoos” if she had eve... (read more)
NC folks make ornaments for the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree   (09/21/22) GREENSBORO, NC — A 78-foot piece of North Carolina is headed to DC. This year, the Capitol Christ... (read more)
Cash on Cash: Asheboro’s Sunset Series returns with Johnny Cash in words and music   (09/21/22) CONTACT: Ross Holt, [email protected], 336-318-6806 Asheboro, NC - Singer-songwriters Robert Burke Wa... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Loses Rhino Olivia, One of Its Most Elderly Residents   (09/16/22) ASHEBORO, NC –  Olivia, a southern white rhinoceros who has lived at the North Carolina Zoo for mor... (read more)
Just in time for spooky season: 5 Halloween must-sees around the South   (09/15/22) By Ebony Williams - From pumpkin spice lattes and creepy decorations to costumes and more, spooky season ... (read more)
Woods of Terror & Spookywoods: Here’s what you need to know about the 2022 season   (09/05/22) Piedmont Triad - Halloween may still be more than a month away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ge... (read more)
The 12 Most Hauntingly Beautiful Cities in the US   (09/01/22) By Molly O‘Brien - Perhaps it’s flattering that even those who leave the living world don’t... (read more)
Potters‘ Pumpkin Patch Trail in Seagrove   (09/01/22) CONTACT INFORMATION: Alexa Modderno [email protected] 336-707-9124 Erin Younge [email protected] (read more)

August / 2022

2022 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Tour from North Carolina to Washington, D.C. Nov. 5-18   (08/22/22) Asheville, NC – The National Forests in North Carolina and nonprofit partner Choose Outdoors, along... (read more)
Meet the North Carolina Zoo’s gorilla troop!   (08/20/22) ASHEBORO, NC — There have been some changes to the gorilla troop at the North Carolina Zoo. The group w... (read more)
Five unforgettable and unique places to visit in North Carolina   (08/18/22) There are also many smaller towns and villages throughout the state that are worth exploring. Each of these de... (read more)
The best courses you can play in North Carolina   (08/18/22) By Madeline MacClurg, Gabrielle Herzig, and Drew Powell When you th... (read more)
Charlotte trails other cities in allowing drinking in the streets in ‘social districts’   (08/18/22) By Alexandria Sands - The City of Charlotte will soon vote on a highly anticipated policy to allow for &ldquo... (read more)
11 places to go apple picking this fall near Charlotte   (08/16/22) By Lorenza Medley - What comes to your mind when you think of fall? I hope it was apples because it’s a... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo gets ready to break ground on Asia continent as part of expansion   (08/16/22) WXII News 12 - The North Carolina Zoo recently announced it welcome one million visitors this past year. Such ... (read more)
Franklinville celebrates history, works on reinvention with silo art   (08/08/22) RANDOLPH COUNTY, NC  — It can be tough to reinvent yourself, especially for a small North Carolina ... (read more)

July / 2022

Sunset Signature Series Returns with Robert Burke Warren and Casey Noel   (07/29/22) Asheboro, NC  Singer-songwriters Robert Burke Warren and Casey Noel will trace the life of Johnny Cash i... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Record-Breaking Attendance of 1 Million Visitors   (07/22/22) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce it broke its all-time attendance record by welcom... (read more)
Meet Sahara! She‘s one of the North Carolina Zoo‘s new sand cats   (07/14/22) ASHEBORO, NC — The North Carolina Zoo has a new tenant in its desert habitat. The Zoo is showing ... (read more)
Downtown vibes: 55 best towns in the Carolinas and what to do at each, according to you   (07/14/22) If you’ve lived in Charlotte for long enough, you already know one of the best parts about road trips in... (read more)
Stepping Into the Craft: Visit Seagrove Potters for a Clay Experience   (07/12/22) Potters and studios in the Seagrove area are hosting a number of events in July, from kiln openings and demo... (read more)
You Can Cut Your Own Sunflowers at the Festive Kersey Valley Sunflower Extravaganza in NC   (07/12/22) Few things in life are sure to inspire a spontaneous smile quite like a sunflower field in full bloom. Conside... (read more)
Tea with Seagrove Potters Event Returns in August   (07/11/22) Seagrove, NC - Six Seagrove pottery shops have partnered with Carriage House Tea and the Table Farmhouse Baker... (read more)
The First Couple of Bull Riding   (07/07/22) When PBR swings through North Carolina, fans have the opportunity to get a down-home insiders’ look at b... (read more)
12 North & South Carolina Sunflower Fields For That Perfect Instagram Photo   (07/07/22) What could be more summer than gorgeous sunflowers? Fields of sunflowers can give you the perfect photo for yo... (read more)
Enjoy fresh fruit and story time at this NC orchard   (07/06/22) Ramseur, NC - Just an hour outside of Raleigh sits a quiet slice of idyllic farm living and fresh fruit pickin... (read more)

June / 2022

Destination Vacation: North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove   (06/24/22) SEAGROVE, NC (WGHP) — Pottery is a 5,000-year tradition with a rich and deep history in North Carolina.&... (read more)
Petty’s Garage has a worldwide reputation that’s made in North Carolina   (06/10/22) RANDLEMAN, NC (WGHP) — This time of year, lots of people are opening up the garage and pulling out their... (read more)

April / 2022

North Carolina Zoo Announces the Permanent Closure of its Aviary Habitat   (04/21/22) Asheboro, NC – Today, the North Carolina Zoo announces the permanent closure of its Aviary Habitat. Buil... (read more)
Celebrate the 2022 14th Annual Celebration of Spring Tour with Art for Everyone!   (04/15/22) Seagrove, NC -  Organized by the Seagrove Area Potters Association this annual event kicking off springti... (read more)
Glazing a Path to Seagrove: Celebration of Spring Pottery Tour   (04/15/22) By - Laura Douglass Seagrove, NC - Renewal and discovery are hallmarks of spring. It’s also the perfe... (read more)
Red Wolf Renaissance   (04/10/22) By - Lindsey Liles “This is what I like to see,” says Chris Lasher, of the North Carolina Zo... (read more)
12 Things to Do with a Weekend Getaway to Asheboro   (04/05/22) By: Jason Barnette Asheboro is only thirty miles from the geological center of North Carolina. It takes less ... (read more)
Pillars of North Carolina: Mobile technology pioneer Jerry Neal’s signal success   (04/01/22) By - Vanessa Infanzon Jerry Neal chuckles when asked about his success in developing one of North Carolina&rs... (read more)

March / 2022

Triad brewery named one of the 'South's Best', ready to expand operations   (03/18/22) By Daniel Finnegan  –  Managing Editor, Triad Business Journal O... (read more)
Southern hospitality the North Carolina way   (03/16/22) By Lahoma Scarlette, Miami Times Contributor - Nestled between South Carolina and Virginia, North Carolina is ... (read more)

February / 2022

Tea with Seagrove Potters Event | March 12   (02/28/22) Seagrove, NC - Six Seagrove pottery shops have partnered with Carriage House Tea and the Table Farmhouse Baker... (read more)
Avid hikers share safety tips for hitting the trails this winter   (02/03/22) BY COURTNEY WALLEN RANDOLPH COUNTY RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — While it isn’t s... (read more)

January / 2022

North Carolina Zoo Closes Aviary to the Public as Precautionary Measure to Protect Birds   (01/24/22) Asheboro, NC – With recently confirmed cases of avian flu in wild birds found in eastern North Carolina,... (read more)
New for 2022: Asheboro ZooKeepers   (01/11/22) by Kevin Reichard on January 11, 2022 in Summer Collegiate, Summer Collegiat... (read more)
Tea Time | Cary Magazine   (01/03/22) BY AMBER KEISTERPHOTOGRAPHY BY JONATHAN FREDIN A hot cup of tea is just the thing to warm you from ... (read more)

December / 2021

Worth the trip: 'Pottery capitol of the US' located in heart of North Carolina   (12/19/21) By Sydney Franklin, WRAL multiplatform producer SEAGROVE, N.C. — About an hour-and-a-hal... (read more)
Grizzly Bear Has New Home at North Carolina Zoo   (12/13/21) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo announces the arrival of its newest resident – a 740-pound m... (read more)

November / 2021

North Carolina Zoo Offers Military Appreciation Week in Honor of Veterans Day   (11/01/21) Asheboro, N.C. – In honor of Veterans Day, the North Carolina Zoo is offering free admission for the mil... (read more)

October / 2021

North Carolina Zoo receives top international award for environmental sustainability   (10/28/21) Asheboro, NC — The North Carolina Zoo has been recognized by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums... (read more)
Millstone Creek Orchards is bringing the fall fun with tasty cider made in NC   (10/26/21) Ramseur, NC — The month of October is a time to celebrate local farms. It’s National Farm to Scho... (read more)
10 best haunted attractions across the country, according to readers   (10/25/21) Halloween is all about wild and wacky costumes, scary movies, haunted houses and celebrating all things spoo... (read more)
12 Best Small Towns in North Carolina   (10/08/21) Whether you want to ski, hike, surf, or simply drink sweet tea on a front porch somewhere, North Carolina deli... (read more)
Join Carolina Bronze in Celebrating the Grand Opening of Carolina Bronze East   (10/08/21) Seagrove, NC - On Friday and Saturday, November 19 and 20, Carolina Bronze East will be celebrating its grand ... (read more)
“Boo at the NC Zoo” Event Offered Two Weekends in October   (10/01/21) Asheboro, NC – The change of seasons means Halloween is just around the corner. The North Carolina Zoo ... (read more)
Check out all the fall fun to be had in the Heart of North Carolina   (10/01/21) There are many ways to enjoy fall in North Carolina. Check out these top five activities for creating memories... (read more)

September / 2021

‘Bluegrass power couple’ Dewey and Leslie Brown to bring high lonesome sound to Sunset Series   (09/27/21) Asheboro, NC - The intense, authentic high lonesome bluegrass sounds of Dewey and Leslie Brown will ring from ... (read more)
NC Musician Explores History Behind a Centuries-Old Ballad   (09/20/21) By GAVIN VINCENT, The Courier-Tribune ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — With a street name and a few local at... (read more)
This brewery lets you keep your own personalized mug behind the bar   (09/13/21) ASHEBORO. NC - There are few watering holes in central North Carolina with an atmosphere that can match Four S... (read more)

August / 2021

Five Triad Hiking Trails You Shouldn’t Miss   (08/26/21) Birkhead Mountains Wilderness Near: AsheboroDistance: 1.4 – 3.1 milesCovering about 51,000 ac... (read more)
Potters’ Pumpkin Patch 2021   (08/18/21) Seagrove, NC - The Potters’ Pumpkin Patch events are held by a group of Potters in Seagrove, NC dur... (read more)
Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings to kick off the return of Asheboro Sunset Series   (08/17/21) Asheboro, NC - Jeopardy! “Greatest of All Time” champion Ken Jennings will usher in the return of ... (read more)
North Carolina Weekend on PBS NC | The Table and Back to Earth Farm   (08/09/21) Come along to Randolph County where the Table Restaurant sources farm-to-table delights and Back to Earth Farm... (read more)

July / 2021

Hang onto your picnic basket | Jellystone Campground for a fun family vacation close to home   (07/21/21) By Shannon Smith Randolph County, NC (WGHP) — One positive note from the pandemic, many families have d... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Mourns the Loss of 'Amazing, Goofy' Grizzly Bear   (07/09/21) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo is grieving the loss of Tommo, a beloved grizzly bear who lived at ... (read more)

June / 2021

North Carolina Zoo Announces Red Wolf Pup Names Chosen by the Public   (06/30/21) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce the names of the six red wolf pups (four fe... (read more)
Reservations at NC Zoo no longer required starting July 1   (06/27/21) By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor ASHEBORO, NC — Since the North Carolina Zoo reopened a... (read more)
Lights, Santa, Action! | Kersey Valley Attractions Adds Annual Holiday Events Beginning 2021   (06/25/21) Archdale, NC — Lights, Santa, Action! It’s six months until Christmas, and Kersey Valley Attractio... (read more)
This week the NC Zoo celebrated a special flock of pink birds!   (06/25/21) By Shannon Smith ASHEBORO, NC — This week the world celebrated flamingos.  Not the plastic ones on... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Asks Public to Vote on Names of American Red Wolf Pups   (06/18/21) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is asking the public to vote for names for six American red wolf p... (read more)
Up Close with International Butterflies at the Kaleidoscope Butterfly Garden - North Carolina Zoo   (06/11/21) By Shannon Smith Asheboro, NC (WGHP) — You can see incredible butterflies from all over the world by ju... (read more)
Meet Louie! North Carolina Zoo welcomes new African elephant   (06/03/21) Asheboro, NC — The North Carolina Zoo on Thursday announced an African bull elephant, Louie, is joining ... (read more)
North Carolina Farms Open for Late Spring Events   (06/01/21) North Carolina farms are offering tours, u-pick for flowers and fruit, farm stands, and special events for lat... (read more)

May / 2021

North Carolina Zoo Announces Three Litters of Red Wolves Born in Span of Three Days   (05/17/21) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo announces the birth of three litters of critically endangered American r... (read more)
9 Places to Go for the Perfect Sunflowers Photo Shoot   (05/03/21) By - Vanessa Infanzon for AAA Go A field of sunflowers with glorious bright yellow blooms is sure to brighten... (read more)

April / 2021

Explore Unique Works and Pottery Traditions at the Country's Largest Pottery Community Seagrove, NC   (04/22/21) By Renata Parker Often referred to as the pottery capital, Seagrove, North Carolina is known for its handcraf... (read more)
6 Special Spots for Mother’s Day Tea   (04/15/21) By Vanessa Infanzon Celebrate spring and Mother’s Day with a visit to a Carolina teashop. Sip a wide va... (read more)
Missed the North Carolina Zoo? All attractions will be open this season   (04/02/21) ASHEBORO, NC — Spring is usually one of the busiest times of the year at the North Carolina Zoo. In fact... (read more)

March / 2021

Explore 30 Miles of Handmade Pottery   (03/29/21) by Andrea Nordstrom Caughey Crafts of all types have enjoyed a recent resurgence, especially pottery. T... (read more)
336 BIZ: Asheboro brewery strives to bring the North Carolina community together   (03/28/21) ASHEBORO, NC — If you're a beer lover in the Piedmont Triad, there's a good chance you've tried awa... (read more)
Oldest elephant at NC Zoo learns yoga   (03/26/21) ASHEBORO, NC — The oldest male African elephant in the country lives at the North Carolina Zoo.  C... (read more)
Take the Kids: Go on a 'snorin' safari' during this new overnight program at the North Carolina Zoo   (03/25/21) By Tara Lynn ASHEBORO, NC — Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to the sound of elephants in t... (read more)
‘I’m getting a bunny following’: Seagrove woman makes popular rabbit sculptures   (03/22/21) SEAGROVE, NC — Potter Bobbie Thomas is becoming well known for her rabbit sculptures.  “I&rs... (read more)
North Carolina farms open for spring events   (03/22/21) RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — North Carolina farms across the state will have plenty of outdoor experiences and l... (read more)
Celebration of Spring Pottery Tour   (03/21/21) Seagrove, NC - The Celebration of Spring Pottery Tour takes place on the weekend of April 16, 17, and 18, 2021... (read more)
Ride an ‘animal’ around the North Carolina Zoo? Now you can!   (03/16/21) ASHEBORO, NC — If you’ve ever wanted to ride an animal at the North Carolina Zoo, you’re in ... (read more)
NC Zoo animals become stars for National Geographic   (03/12/21) By Shannon Smith - ASHEBORO, NC — The animals at the North Carolina Zoo are once again becoming stars f... (read more)
Roaring Good Fun in Randolph County   (03/10/21) By Jodi Werner Greenwald If you drop a pin toward the center of a North Carolina map, you'll land on Randolph... (read more)
Drive-Thru Vacations: North Carolina Sights to See from Your Car   (03/08/21) Experiencing a little cabin fever (who isn’t!) these days? Just imagine – fresh air zipping throug... (read more)
NC Zoo builds a digital audience of thousands with the popular Zoo EDventures series   (03/08/21) By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor ASHEBORO, NC — Just like everything else, the usual work fo... (read more)
All About Agritourism: Get Educated at One of These Carolina Farms   (03/04/21) March 4, 2021 | Vanessa Infanzon Millstone Creek Orchards. Photo by Kellie Hicks. Ever ask yo... (read more)
Tea with Seagrove Potters Spring Event   (03/03/21) Seagrove, NC - Six Seagrove pottery shops have partnered with Carriage House Tea and the Table Farmhouse Baker... (read more)
Road Trip Alert: 7 Great Towns For Thrifting and Antiquing   (03/02/21) By Vanessa Infanzon Hop in the car and take a road trip to these towns for antique stores, thrift stores, and... (read more)
Fountain of Memories from Dewey & Leslie Brown   (03/02/21) By John Lawless No one can question the bluegrass street cred of Dewey & Leslie Brown. Dewey served ... (read more)

February / 2021

Zoo Filez: Polar bears mingle at NC Zoo as keepers keep fingers crossed for cubs   (02/26/21) ASHEBORO, NC — There are only 55 polar bears living in zoos in America right now.  You have a rare... (read more)
Do you know what a "streatery" is? Asheboro does.   (02/25/21) ASHEBORO, N.C. — It's a trend that has swept across the country with cities and restaurants, especiall... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Presents Livestream Ice Carving Challenge Saturday, Feb. 27   (02/24/21) Asheboro, N.C. – (Feb. 24, 2021)  -  The North Carolina Zoo will live stream Better on Ice, An... (read more)

January / 2021

Secrets of the Zoo | Ballantyne Magazine   (01/25/21) Asheboro, NC - As temperatures dip and Ballantynians look for safe, outdoor adventures, a wild experience is o... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo welcomes new polar bear in the hopes of having cubs   (01/25/21) ASHEBORO, NC — The North Carolina Zoo is welcoming a new polar bear as part of its breeding program... (read more)
Payton’s New Place – Male Polar Bear Relocates to North Carolina Zoo with Hopes of Breeding Succ   (01/22/21) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo welcomes its newest resident, a 1,000-pound male polar bear, as pa... (read more)
Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau Announces High-Flying Winners of Annual Tourism Awards   (01/21/21) Asheboro, NC – Two Randolph County, North Carolina business owners and two visitor center employees rece... (read more)
Pisgah Covered Bridge's History - Lost, Recovered, and Covered   (01/11/21) Tarheel Traveler host, Scott Mason, visits with Randolph County residents at the Pisgah Covered Bridge to lear... (read more)

December / 2020

Discovery a Pottery Paradise in Seagrove   (12/02/20) Quite simply, Seagrove and the uniquely named hamlets that surround it in rural Randolph County... (read more)

November / 2020

Give the Gift of Unique Experiences from the North Carolina Zoo   (11/30/20) Asheboro, NC - Give the gift of a unique experience this holiday season from the North Carolina Zoo! The ... (read more)
Four Saints Brewing Releases Red Wolf Red IPA   (11/15/20) ASHEBORO, NC — A new beer release from Four Saints Brewing Company is all about American red wolves. Red... (read more)
Temporary Pandemic Hours of Operation for Seagrove Potters   (11/06/20) The Town of Seagrove is “The Handmade Pottery Capital of the United States” hosting visitors from ... (read more)
First-Ever Randolph County NC Trail Guide Now Available   (11/02/20) The guide provides maps, highlights, and difficulty ratings for 19 trails comprising 30 miles worth of hiking ... (read more)

October / 2020

Four Saints Red Wolf Red IPA Benefits Conservation at North Carolina Zoo   (10/30/20) Asheboro, NC — A new beer release from Four Saints Brewing Company is all about American red wolves. Red... (read more)
Secrets of the Zoo: NC Zoo will be featured on Nat Geo Wild premiere tomorrow   (10/30/20) ASHEBORO, NC — COVID is keeping crowds down at the North Carolina Zoo, but that doesn’t mean peopl... (read more)
Halloween Doesn’t Have to Be Canceled! 10 Alternatives for Trick-or-Treating   (10/29/20) EXPLORE SPOOKYWOODS IN NORTH CAROLINA Near High Point, North Carolina lies an attraction that will keep you... (read more)
Spooky season guide: 12 haunted attractions within driving distance of Charlotte   (10/15/20) For many Halloween enthusiasts, like myself, October is synonymous with the spooky season. (If we’re bei... (read more)
Seagrove Potters Plan Studio Tour Instead of Festival   (10/08/20) SEAGROVE, NC  — The Seagrove Potters Association announced it would host a studio tour in lieu of i... (read more)
Richard Petty Motorsports Announces Partnership with Count On Me NC   (10/08/20) Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced today a partnership with Count on Me NC, a mutual pledge and public ... (read more)
Pumpkins are officially “in season” at Millstone Creek Orchards   (10/05/20) Millstone Creek Orchards in Ramseur, NC had been hosting apple pickin’ adventures, but come October it i... (read more)
A Weekend in the Heart of North Carolina | Randolph County   (10/05/20) Diane Villa, the North Carolina Zoo’s Director of Communications and Marketing, refers to The Heart of N... (read more)
Family Travel Tips for Visiting the @NCZoo in @TheHeartofNC during COVID-19   (10/04/20) During these uncertain times, finding fun safe things to do with a child has been challenging to say the least... (read more)
NC Zoo will be featured in new National Geographic series   (10/02/20) ASHEBORO, NC — The North Carolina Zoo will be in the worldwide spotlight this month.  Nat Geo Wild... (read more)
NC Pottery Center presents 'Working Together: Online Gala & Benefit Auction'   (10/02/20) Seagrove, NC - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the nonprofit North Carolina Pottery Center is taking its 2020 ga... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Recognized with Honors through AZA for Conservation   (10/01/20) Asheboro, NC –The North Carolina Zoo is pleased to announce it received an award and two grants through ... (read more)
Kersey Valley gears up for return of Spookywoods   (10/01/20) Archdale, NC — The arrival of Spookywoods this year was fraught with a series of obstacles that threaten... (read more)
Take the Kids: Millstone Creek Orchards gears up for busy pumpkin season   (10/01/20) By Coleen Hanson Smith, Go Ask Mom writer Located off Highway 64 just between Siler City and Asheboro, you&rs... (read more)

September / 2020

Secrets of the Zoo, North Carolina Premieres on Nat Geo WILD Oct 31, 2020   (09/30/20) Asheboro, NC – Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the North Carolina Zoo? Here’s your... (read more)
Seagrove Potters Announce New Studio Tour   (09/30/20) Seagrove, NC - Thirty pottery shops and almost 100 ceramic artists will come together for... (read more)
NC Zoo to be featured in cable series   (09/30/20) ASHEBORO, N.C. — Seeing the animals at the zoo from what they call "The front of the house" is one thi... (read more)
A Visit to the Kersey Valley Sunflower Extravaganza   (09/28/20) By Karen Shore The pandemic-related cancellation of the 2020 summer sunflower field at Dorothea Dix Park in R... (read more)
Bush-n-Vine’s sunflowers are in bloom (plus a big list of other sunflower fields near Charlotte)   (09/21/20) Fireworks are in short supply this year, but you could say that sunflowers are nature’s fireworks, and t... (read more)
10 Fall Things in 2020 You Can Do in Charlotte   (09/18/20) Dear COVID-19, you are NOT going to take my favorite season from me. No sir, no ma’am. Things might b... (read more)
Fall guide 2020: 25 must-do fall activities in and around Charlotte   (09/17/20) The fall season is upon us, and although the pandemic has certainly changed the way we do things, there are st... (read more)
'It is that make or break time' | Triad fall festivities adjust to align with NCDHHS guidelines   (09/16/20) ARCHDALE, N.C. — The fall season can make or break for some farms across the Piedmont Triad, but this ... (read more)
Apple season is upon us: 7 pick-your-own orchards within 2 hours of Charlotte   (09/15/20) Fall means apple cider, apple cider donuts, and, of course, apple picking. Here are seven orchards with pick-y... (read more)
Two golfers' goal: Play 1,000 courses   (09/13/20) Some people are passionate about the game of golf. And then there are Landon Owen and Brett McNamara. The chi... (read more)
NC Zoo Has Vampire Bat Baby Boom   (09/11/20) ASHEBORO, NC — There’s been a big baby boom of vampire bats at the North Carolina Zoo this summer.... (read more)
Fall Countdown: Here's how you can celebrate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic   (09/10/20) GREENSBORO, N.C. — It's no secret the coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation of big events. ... (read more)
You Can Officially Indulge In Cider Slushies & Donuts In North Carolina Now   (09/09/20) Ramseur, NC - There are countless cozy things to do in North Carolina this fall. But one of the best has ... (read more)
“Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!” The Petty Museum Re-Opens Tuesday   (09/04/20) Level Cross, NC - The Petty Museum, home to thousands of artifacts honoring the career of NASCAR legend Richar... (read more)
2019 Visitor Economic Impact for Randolph County   (09/04/20) Asheboro, NC – Domestic visitors to and within Randolph County spent $161.65 million in 2019, an in... (read more)
Cute but Ferocious: North Carolina Zoo Announces Birth of Sand Cat Kitten   (09/03/20) Asheboro, N.C. – Sand cats may be small but don’t let their petite size fool you. They’re wi... (read more)
Farmers See Positive Outlook for Pumpkin Season Despite Pandemic   (09/03/20) RAMSEUR, NC – There's still a month left in the growing season for pumpkins, but Beverly Mooney of Mills... (read more)
10 of the Scariest Haunted Houses in America Socially-distanced frights ahead   (09/02/20) For those who look forward to October 31st all year long, Halloween is no one-day affair. It's a whole season,... (read more)

August / 2020

California Sea Lion Diesel Passes Away at North Carolina Zoo   (08/24/20) Asheboro, N.C. - Diesel, a California sea lion, who one zookeeper remembered as a "chatty goofball full of ene... (read more)
Destination Vacation | Seagrove: A potter’s paradise in the heart of North Carolina   (08/20/20) SEAGROVE, N.C. — The pottery capital of the country sits right in the middle of North Carolina.  O... (read more)

July / 2020

Favorite Local Hiking Trails   (07/29/20) This directory is sponsored by Piedmont Land Conservancy (PLC), a local non-profit organization whose purpose ... (read more)
Tea with Seagrove Potters Announces August 15th Event   (07/23/20) Seagrove, NC - Six Seagrove pottery shops have partnered with Carriage House Tea of Asheboro to provide a flav... (read more)
How the North Carolina Zoo Looks After Red Wolf Puppies   (07/14/20) “We didn’t know the puppies had arrived until we did our daily check,” says Chris Lasher, th... (read more)
Small Farms Find Creative Ways to Attract Visitors During the Coronavirus Pandemic   (07/09/20) When shelter-in-place restrictions hit North Carolina this past March, Beverly Mooney—the owner of Mills... (read more)
Potters Rethink Ways to Bring in Customers   (07/07/20) SEAGROVE, N.C. – This weekend, potters in Seagrove are opening their doors and hoping that customers are... (read more)
Rhinoleap Productions Announces 2020-2021 Season   (07/03/20) Asheboro, NC – RhinoLeap Productions is based in Asheboro and is a professional theater company dedicate... (read more)

June / 2020

Randolph County TDA Board Appoints Scarlett as Executive Director   (06/24/20) Seagrove, NC – Today, the Randolph County Tourism Development Authority Board of Directors appointe... (read more)
Four Saints Brewing reopens Asheboro taproom, June 19   (06/16/20) Asheboro, NC — On Friday, June 19, customers may once again enjoy a beer in the Four Saints Brewing Comp... (read more)
NC Zoo reopens after being closed for nearly 3 months amid pandemic   (06/15/20) ASHEBORO, NC — The North Carolina Zoo has reopened to the public after being closed for nearly three mon... (read more)
The North Carolina Zoo Will Open to the Public June 15. Online Timed Ticketing Available Now   (06/11/20) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo will open to the public Monday, June 15 with some new procedu... (read more)
Citing health concerns, Copperheads will not play in 2020   (06/10/20) Asheboro, NC - Citing the health of players, fans, sponsors, host families, interns, and all involved, the own... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Offers Virtual Summer Camps | Registration Now Open   (06/03/20) Asheboro, N.C. – June 3, 2020 –The North Carolina Zoo is bringing its Summer Camps program to you ... (read more)

May / 2020

Two Endangered Red Wolf Pups Born at North Carolina Zoo Bringing Total to Seven This Year   (05/28/20) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo announces the birth of two endangered American red wolve... (read more)
Three Orphaned Otters Receiving Care at North Carolina Zoo Before Being Released Back in the Wild. M   (05/27/20) ASHEBORO, NC – Three recently orphaned North American river otter pups have joined together as a group a... (read more)
Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau Announces I-73/74 Visitors Centers Will Re-open In Seagrove   (05/22/20) (Asheboro, N.C. - May 22, 2020) Amber Scarlett, Interim CEO of the Heart of North Carolin... (read more)
Perspective | Comets 2 Careers summer internship program: Empowering students to invest in their fut   (05/11/20) North Carolina’s brand for work-based learning, NC Career Launch, was informally launched in the state i... (read more)
The North Carolina Zoo Announces Birth of Five Critically Endangered American Red Wolves   (05/08/20) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo announces the birth of five critically endangered American&nb... (read more)
Chat-N-Chill features Dewey and Leslie Brown of Liberty Showcase Theater   (05/08/20) The Courier-Tribune featured the "Saturday Chat N Chill Facebook Live" co-hosted by the Heart of North Carolin... (read more)
This year, Tourism Week is about virtual tours   (05/05/20) Asheboro, NC — The Heart of NC Visitors Bureau is using National Travel and Tourism Week to provide virt... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Name of Baby Rhino Named by Public Poll   (05/04/20) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo and First Lady of North Carolina Kristin Cooper are excited to ann... (read more)

April / 2020

Scary Women Making A Good Life   (04/30/20) Call a woman a witch, scary or someone’s worst nightmare and you might find yourself knocked on the floo... (read more)
Kersey Valley looks to future   (04/28/20) RANDOLPH COUNTY — It has been a whirlwind month for Kersey Valley Attractions. Without the means to hos... (read more)
20 Scenic Road Trips in North Carolina: Byways and Highways for Your Next Journey   (04/20/20) We are so lucky to have some of America’s most storied highways. And before we share our favorite N... (read more)
Stay-At-Home Order Prompts Brewery to Deliver   (04/18/20) ASHEBORO, NC –  Many breweries have transitioned to beer-to-go sales and curbside pick-up, but one ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Public Poll to Help Name New Baby Rhino   (04/17/20) A surprise guest will announce the winning name on May 4 Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is enlis... (read more)
Kersey Valley next up on Heart of NC virtual tour   (04/17/20) The Courier-Tribune featured the "Saturday Chat N Chill Facebook Live" co-hosted by the Heart of North Carolin... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Offers a New Virtual Visit Experience   (04/13/20) Asheboro, NC – Since a visit to the North Carolina Zoo isn’t currently possible, the Zoo is bringi... (read more)
Pottery Business Adapts to New Mandates   (04/12/20) Spectrum News 14 followed up with Bulldog Pottery's Samantha Henneke and Bruce Gholson after seeing the new we... (read more)
20 Zoo and Aquarium Live Streams for a Virtual Visit With Cute Animals   (04/10/20) Armchair Animal Encounters With millions of Americans sheltering at home in response to the COVID-19 pand... (read more)
Four Saints adjusting to stay-at-home climate   (04/04/20) The Courier-Tribune featured the "Saturday Chat N Chill Facebook Live" co-hosted by the Heart of North Carolin... (read more)
Zoo Filez: Zebras find home at North Carolina Zoo   (04/03/20) ASHEBORO, N.C. - Zookeeper Jason Balder says the most common question guests ask him about zebras is “ar... (read more)

March / 2020

North Carolina Zoo to Temporarily Close Effective March 17, 2020   (03/17/20) Asheboro – March 17, 2020 -  In accordance with Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 117, an... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Birth of a Second Southern White Rhino This Year   (03/09/20) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce another southern white rhino was born at th... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Name of Baby Rhino Born in January 2020   (03/05/20) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce the name of the female southern white rhino calf ... (read more)
Award-winning Article: Explore Richard Petty Museum and More From the Legend   (03/02/20) **Kristy Tolley recently received a Bronze award in the 28th Annual North American Travel Journalists Associat... (read more)
Kith and Kiln | SouthPark Magazine   (03/02/20) by Vanessa Infanzon Pick out a piece of pottery at The Mint Museum’s store in uptown or on Randolph Roa... (read more)

February / 2020

Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau CEO Wins International Recognition in Orlando   (02/21/20) Earlier this week, the Heart of NC 2019 travel guide was named Travel Guide of the Year by a leading internati... (read more)
WITTI to Honor Top Women in Travel with Travel Awards Dinner, Gives Voice to Pearson Findings on Gen   (02/20/20) The second bi-annual award series for women, by women in travel and tourismWASHINGTON, DC – February 19,... (read more)
Heart of NC Visitors Bureau Named 2020 Travel Guide of the Year By LUXLife Magazine   (02/19/20) The United Kingdom – The travel and tourism industry is, by all regards, a goliath, accounting for multi... (read more)
 Katie Snuggs Civil Rights talk at Asheboro library rescheduled to February 27th   (02/18/20)     ASHEBORO - Asheboro City Council member Katie Snuggs will talk about her experiences during the ... (read more)

January / 2020

Celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day with the Heart of NC Visitors Bureau   (01/27/20) Asheboro, NC – As part of National Plan for Vacation on January 28, the Heart of NC Visitors Bureau is h... (read more)
Tourism board meets in new office   (01/23/20) Asheboro, NC — The Randolph County Tourism Development Authority Board of Directors met Wednesday for th... (read more)
33rd Annual North Carolina Potters Conference: The Similarities in Our Differences   (01/22/20) Seagrove, NC - The North Carolina Potters Conference is the Southeast’s premier ceramics conference. Thr... (read more)
Elizabeth Smart shares her story of surviving abduction in Piedmont next month   (01/22/20) Asheboro, NC - Elizabeth Smart will bring the story of her journey from abduction to empowerment to the Piedmo... (read more)
Elizabeth Smart to launch 2020 Asheboro Sunset Series   (01/22/20) Asheboro, NC - The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time... (read more)
This Travel-Themed North Carolina Zipline Takes You On A 100-Foot Cross Country Adventure   (01/21/20) With a brand new year comes brand new opportunities for adventure. Spring is the segue into all things nature ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Seasonal Job Fair for January 25   (01/15/20) Asheboro, NC - The job fair is for seasonal employment for March through October (approximately).  Minimu... (read more)
Fun Things to Do in North Carolina   (01/14/20) Kersey Valley Zip Line Ziplining North Carolina has been brought by Kersey Valley, Inc. with engineered Sky T... (read more)
Raving about Craven   (01/13/20) Raves usually take place in dark rooms filled with laser lights, strobes, and DJs. I'm sitting here playing DJ... (read more)
TDA’s New Facility Provides Innovative Culture and Commitment to Local Tourism Industry   (01/10/20) Asheboro, NC – The Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau, the official destination marketing organizat... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Birth of Southern White Rhino   (01/09/20) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a third southern white rhino i... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Record Attendance for Calendar Year 2019   (01/03/20) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce record attendance for the year 2019. The wor... (read more)

December / 2019

A Weekend in the Heart of North Carolina   (12/20/19) In between North Carolina’s mountains and beaches is the heart of the state. It encompasses nine towns i... (read more)
Holiday Open House at Westmoore Pottery   (12/03/19) Seagrove, NC - Westmoore Pottery will hold its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 14th, from 9 am... (read more)

November / 2019

North Carolina Zoo Announces New Holiday Event for 2019   (11/22/19) Asheboro, NC - Join the North Carolina Zoo for the reimagined, family-friendly holiday event: Believe in the M... (read more)
New Play Showing in Asheboro Making Audiences Think About Race Relations   (11/21/19) Asheboro, NC - A new play showing at Asheboro’s Sunset Theatre hopes to do more than entertain. It&rsquo... (read more)
Carolina’s Finest Awards - 2019 | Shopping   (11/21/19) Staley, NC - Treasure hunts never go out of style, and treasures abound at the Liberty Antiques Festival in St... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Chimpanzee Birth – Second Birth this Year   (11/14/19) North Carolina Zoo Announces Chimpanzee Birth – Second Birth this Year. This is the fifth chimp born at... (read more)
Traffic Pattern Change Coming to Zoo Parkway in Asheboro Next Week   (11/14/19) Asheboro, NC - Next week, weather permitting, NCDOT contractors will move automobile traffic to a new portion ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo’s Black Bear Holly Passes Away   (11/13/19) Asheboro, NC – Holly, a black bear who lived at the North Carolina Zoo for 24 years, was humanely euthan... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Celebrates Military Appreciation Week   (11/06/19) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is celebrating Military Appreciation Week by offering free admissi... (read more)

October / 2019

RCC Hosting Pottery Roundtable on November 8   (10/30/19) ASHEBORO, NC — Beta Theta Rho, Randolph Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter,... (read more)
Stepping Back in Time: Hearth Cookery and More - An African/American Experience   (10/30/19) Seagrove, NC - On Saturday, November 9th, Westmoore Pottery of the Seagrove, NC area will present “Stepp... (read more)
Goat Lady Dairy in Randolph County stacks medals with their championship cheeses   (10/23/19) RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Goat Lady Dairy in Randolph County recently won five awards at the America Chees... (read more)
Magnolia 23 in Asheboro shares the secret behind their southern fried chicken   (10/16/19) ASHEBORO, NC — You don't have to travel far to eat some of the best-fried chicken in the country. Foodi... (read more)
12th Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters - November 22 - 24   (10/15/19) Seagrove, NC - Join the potters of Seagrove as they celebrate 12 years of their most popular event. This premi... (read more)
Tourism Development Authority Hosts 3rd Annual “Operation Thank You” Event   (10/15/19) Seagrove, NC - The Heart of NC Visitors Bureau & I-73/74 Visitor Centers, both operated by the Randolph Co... (read more)
A Weekend in Asheboro and Randolph County: NC Zoo, Seagrove, and More!   (10/09/19) Asheboro and its surrounding Randolph County neighbors sit in the heart of North Carolina, home to some o... (read more)

September / 2019

Chamber releases ownership of Bush Hill Heritage Festival   (09/27/19) Archdale, NC.  The Board of Directors of the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce announces a decision to... (read more)
Kersey Valley Maize Adventure Using New, Eco-Friendly GPS Technology to Plant Corn Maze   (09/20/19) Archdale, NC - Kersey Valley Attractions has used a new GPS planting system toproduce this year’s Maize ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo’s Beloved Grizzly Bear Yepani Passes Away   (09/19/19) ASHEBORO, NC – Yepani, a grizzly bear who has lived at the North Carolina Zoo for 25 years and was ... (read more)
RCTDA Staff Join the Fight Against Human Trafficking   (09/17/19) Asheboro, NC – Human trafficking has become widespread with travel and tourism businesses playing an inc... (read more)
NC Pottery Center presents Clay Talks! A Seagrove Delegation Visits South Korea   (09/05/19) Seagrove, NC - Please join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center on Thursday, September 12th for a slide pre... (read more)
PART Announces Route 10 Randolph County Express   (09/05/19) Greensboro, NC - The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) has been providing express bus serv... (read more)
Editor's Note (September 2019): The Day I Started Up With NASCAR   (09/05/19) About a year and a half ago, I didn’t even know who Richard Petty was. I met “The King” in J... (read more)
Eric Montross to revisit UNC ‘glory days’ in Asheboro Sunset Series talk   (09/04/19) ASHEBORO, NC – Join Tar Heel basketball titan Eric Montross as he relives “Glory Days with UNC Bas... (read more)
Randolph Electric Membership Corp. to Host Kickoff to National Drive Electric Week Event   (09/04/19) Randolph Electric Membership Corp. to Host Kickoff to National Drive Electric Week Event at the North Carolina... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Offers Half-Price Admission for Hurricane Dorian Evacuees   (09/03/19) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo will offer half-price admission from Wed. Sept. 4, 2019, to Wed. S... (read more)

August / 2019

North Carolina Zoo Strives to Save Carolina Gopher Frog   (08/27/19) ASHEBORO, N.C. – The North Carolina Zoo just completed its fourth successful season of “head-start... (read more)
O’Kelley Appointed to National Tourism Advocacy Network   (08/21/19) The Board of Directors of the Randolph County Tourism Development Authority is pleased to announce that Tammy ... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Announces 47th Annual Asheboro Fall Festival   (08/19/19) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is pleased to announce the 47th Annual Asheboro Fall Festival, to be he... (read more)

July / 2019

Richard Petty remembers when old race cars had little value   (07/31/19) Once upon a time, there wasn’t anything with much less value than last year’s race car. After a se... (read more)
HNCVB Announces 2019-20 Marketing Assistance, Grants, and Sponsorships Program   (07/21/19) Asheboro, NC - The Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau allocates a portion of its occupancy tax appropriat... (read more)
The North Carolina Zoo Society Establishes 
Trust Fund for Branson Langley’s Daughter   (07/19/19) Asheboro, NC - The staff of the North Carolina Zoological Society is mourning the loss of Branson Joe Langley,... (read more)
Tea with Seagrove Potters   (07/18/19) Seagrove, NC - Six Seagrove pottery shops have partnered with Carriage House Tea and The Table, both of Ashebo... (read more)
RhinoLeap Productions Announces 2019-2020 Season   (07/16/19) Asheboro, NC – RhinoLeap Productions is based in Asheboro, North Carolina and is oneof the fastest-growi... (read more)
Memorable No. 43 drivers, paint schemes through the years   (07/02/19) Only a handful of car numbers stand out as transcendent in motorsports. The No. 43, a number that Richard Pett... (read more)

June / 2019

Splash & Go: Checking out the Richard Petty Museum   (06/05/19) NASCAR America Splash and Go heads down to the Richard Petty Museum, where Kyle Petty explains the origins of ... (read more)
New Section of Deep River Rail Trail unveiled   (06/01/19) FRANKLINVILLE — People gathered at Riverside Park in Franklinville Saturday morning for the unveili... (read more)

May / 2019

Donna Hughes song commemorated in North Carolina   (05/31/19) Randleman, NC - Naomi Wise, a true life ballad written by Donna Hughes and recorded by NewTown&... (read more)
Randleman Selected for First Marker in North Carolina   (05/29/19) Randleman, NC - Intriguing stories from North Carolina's rich heritage of folklore will be featured on roadsid... (read more)
Plant Sale is On Rain or Shine at the North Carolina Zoo This Weekend   (05/09/19) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo’s Annual Plant Sale is still set for this weekend despi... (read more)
Behind the Wheel   (05/01/19) Seagrove, NC - Amid the pine forests and rolling farmland of rural Randolph County in North Carolina—a t... (read more)

April / 2019

North Carolina Zoo Announces Name of New Baby Chimpanzee Chosen By the Public   (04/30/19) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo recently asked the public to help name its newest family member - ... (read more)
Shopping with The Vintage Traveler at the Liberty Antiques Festival   (04/28/19) Liberty, NC - We just returned from a trip to the eastern part of North Carolina, which is a very different wo... (read more)
This Old-School North Carolina Restaurant Serves Chicken Dinners To Die For   (04/28/19) Asheboro, NC - There are many places in the Tar Heel State to get fried chicken; however, great Southern ... (read more)
Celebration of Spring Pottery Tour - Spring Kiln Openings   (04/19/19) Seagrove, NC - The Celebration of Spring Pottery Tour takes place on the weekend of April 27 and 28, 2019, fro... (read more)
Moffitt Hopes To Continue Family Legacy At Talladega   (04/19/19) TALLADEGA, Ala. – There are names in racing that are instantly recognizable. Petty. Andretti. Foyt. Senn... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo’s New Kaleidoscope Butterfly Garden Attraction Opens This Weekend   (04/18/19) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo’s newest attraction opens to the public this Saturday, April... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Chimp Maggie Passes Away at 46   (04/15/19) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo sadly announces that Maggie, the 46-year-old matriarch of the... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Naming Contest for Baby Chimpanzee   (04/12/19) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is inviting the public to help name its newest family member: a ba... (read more)
Sunset Signature Series features Jerry Bledsoe   (04/06/19) Asheboro, NC - Catch up with New York Times #1 bestselling author Jerry Bledsoe as he talks about how he found... (read more)
Gorillas on the Line - Answer the Call at the North Carolina Zoo on Saturday, April 13   (04/04/19) Asheboro, NC – Join the North Carolina Zoo for our “Party for the Planet” Earth Day Celebrat... (read more)
These Small-Town Heroes Are Helping Their Communities Thrive   (04/02/19) In small towns across America, women are truly community heroes. These five amazing leaders have transformed t... (read more)
18 Adventurous Outings Near Charlotte   (04/01/19) Sure, this city might not be a mecca for outdoorsy activities. But if you know where to look, there’s so... (read more)

March / 2019

Blink and you'll miss it: 4 tiny towns in the Carolinas worth a visit   (03/28/19) Seagrove’s population is 227 — and almost half are full-time potters; many are sixth, seventh or e... (read more)
Fun Vacation Ideas in North Carolina   (03/27/19) If you want to plan a fun trip for spring break or summer vacation but not break the bank, there’s plent... (read more)
The Heart of North Carolina - Student Attractions   (03/27/19) North Carolina is known for its absolutely astounding views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mou... (read more)
14 Ways to Enjoy the North Carolina Zoo - Plus, extra advice on making the most of your trip   (03/26/19) The world’s largest natural habitat zoo is right in the middle of Charlotte and Raleigh in Asheboro, Nor... (read more)
Mills to Meals - AAA Go Magazine   (03/22/19) Across the Carolinas, mills were the backbone of the economy for many communities for generations. When indust... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Birth of Chimpanzee – Boost for Conservation Efforts   (03/19/19) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo announces there is a new addition to the chimpanzee troop! On Monda... (read more)
The North Carolina Zoo is Certified Sensory Inclusive   (03/15/19) The North Carolina Zoo is Certified Sensory Inclusive New training with KultureCity creates more inclusive en... (read more)

February / 2019

Tea with Seagrove Potters   (02/26/19) Tea with Seagrove Potters   Six Seagrove pottery shops have partnered with Carriage House Tea... (read more)
Join Carolina Bronze in Celebrating International Sculpture Day   (02/21/19) Seagrove, NC:  On Saturday, April 27, 2019, the world will join in celebration of sculpture during the 5t... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo’s Beloved Rhino Stanley Passes Away at 49   (02/15/19) Asheboro, NC – Stanley, a southern white rhinoceros who has lived at the North Carolina Zoo for more tha... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Multi-million Dollar Expansion Plan   (02/08/19) Asheboro, NC (WGHP) — The North Carolina Zoo is expanding! The Zoo will build two new regions: Asia and... (read more)
The Busbee Road Potters Host Valentine's Shopping   (02/01/19) Seagrove, NC - The Seagrove Potters of Historic Busbee Road are literally in motion making new creations for V... (read more)

January / 2019

You May Not Like The Cold, But The NC Zoo Polar Bears Are Loving It!   (01/31/19) Asheboro, NC — You might be sick of the cold, but North Carolina Zoo polar bears Nikita and Anana are lo... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo - Aviary Temporary Closure   (01/25/19) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo will close its Aviary Mon. Jan. 28 through Fri, Feb. 1 for routine... (read more)
2019 Heart of NC Travel Guide Released   (01/24/19) ASHEBORO, NC — The Randolph County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) presented the 2019 Official ... (read more)
Millstone Creek Orchard’s Mooney to teach inaugural agritourism course at RCC   (01/10/19) Asheboro, NC — Bringing visitors to the family farm may seem like a huge undertaking, but, with the help... (read more)

December / 2018

TDA unveils 2019 Visitors Guide cover   (12/21/18) ASHEBORO — A chance photo taken during a media shoot will grace the cover of the 2019 Official Hear... (read more)
Chimpanzee Ruthie Passes Away at 47 at the North Carolina Zoo   (12/14/18) Asheboro, NC – Ruthie, a chimpanzee who has lived at the North Carolina Zoo for nearly 40 years and... (read more)
Heidi Billotto Food | Plate Presentation 101: Tips, Recipes, and a Video   (12/13/18) Even if you are not an industry pro, you can still score when it comes to the art of plate presentation. Use t... (read more)
Christmas on Sunset 2018, Canceled Due to Weather Forecast   (12/12/18) Asheboro, NC – Due to the weather forecast calling for rain and thunderstorms this Friday, December 14th... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Closure on Sunday, Dec. 9 2018   (12/07/18) ASHEBORO, NC­­— The North Carolina Zoo will be closed to the public on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 bas... (read more)
Where to buy the perfect Christmas tree around Charlotte   (12/03/18) The holiday season comes with festivities, colorful lights and a lot of decisions. The most important decision... (read more)
36 Hours in Randolph County, the Heart of North Carolina   (12/02/18) Prior to my 36 hours in Randolph County, my knowledge of The Heart of North Carolina was limited.  I knew... (read more)

November / 2018

Rhinoleap Productions presents It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play   (11/28/18) "This adaptation triumphantly earns its wings." –The New York Times Asheboro, NC – RhinoLeap&rsqu... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Has Adopted a Polar Bear in the Wild Public Naming Poll Announced   (11/14/18) Asheboro, NC –  The North Carolina Zoo is inviting the public to help name a wild polar bear i... (read more)
Westmoore Pottery and Mill Creek Forge Present 'Stepping Back in Time: Hearth Cookery and More'   (11/05/18) Seagrove, NC - On Saturday, November 10, from 9 am to 5 pm, Westmoore Pottery and Mill Creek Forge of the Seag... (read more)
Military Appreciation Week at the North Carolina Zoo Nov 10 - 16, 2018   (11/01/18) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is celebrating Veterans Day by offering free admission to mil... (read more)

October / 2018

North Carolina Zoo Awarded Multiple Grants for Conservation Projects   (10/24/18) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is pleased to announce it has been awarded three grants for i... (read more)
Rhinoleap Productions Production of To Kill A Mockingbird   (10/22/18) Asheboro, NC – RhinoLeap Productions is a new professional theater company comprised of artists from all... (read more)
Celebration of Seagrove Potters Exhibition   (10/19/18) Seagrove, NC - An indoor pottery show featuring authentic Seagrove pottery from over 100 ceramic artists that ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Awarded Top Honors for International Conservation Programs   (10/18/18) Silver Spring, MD & Asheboro, NC  - Oct. 17, 2018 – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums ... (read more)
The Art of Community Agriculture Gathering on 11/4   (10/03/18) STALEY, NC - Just over the Chatham county line into Randolph, a beginning small-scale diversified young farm a... (read more)
Tourism Development Authority Hosts 2nd Annual “Operation Thank You” Event   (10/03/18) Seagrove, NC - The Heart of NC Visitors Bureau & I-73/74 Visitor Centers “Operation Thank You”... (read more)

September / 2018

Orphaned Otters Released into the Wild After Collaboration by Three N.C. Agencies   (09/25/18) ASHEBORO, NC – Two North American river otter pups orphaned earlier this year at the North Carolina coas... (read more)
Asheboro Sunset Series event with journalist Kevin Maurer postponed - NEW date, Friday, October 5   (09/18/18) Asheboro, NC - The Friends of the Library Sunset Signature Series event featuring Kevin Maurer, scheduled for ... (read more)
A Day Trip to the North Carolina Zoo   (09/18/18) For Labor Day weekend, David and I decided to hang around our house to catch up on our to-do lists, but we dec... (read more)
Pumpkins at Jugtown Event - Handmade Pottery Pumpkins at Jugtown Pottery   (09/18/18) Seagrove, NC - The first Saturday of October has become a much anticipated day of fall fun at Jugtown with lot... (read more)
Spookywoods unleashes new billboards   (09/17/18) Archdale, NC - North Carolina’s Premiere Haunted Attraction Kersey Valley Spookywoods prepares for its... (read more)
Take a Walk on the Wild Side at the North Carolina Zoo   (09/05/18) ASHEBORO, N.C. — Looking for a family-friendly day trip? The North Carolina Zoo in Ashebo... (read more)

August / 2018

Asheboro Sunset Lecture Series to Feature Embedded Journalist Kevin Maurer   (08/30/18) ASHEBORO, NC - Nearly a decade spent reporting on the experiences of American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Joins the Conservation Center for Species Survival   (08/29/18) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo announces it has joined as a full member of the Conservation Center... (read more)
Pottery heaven: Take a trip to Seagrove   (08/28/18) SEAGROVE, NC — Looking for a day trip? You might want to consider a visit to a spot known for its p... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Name of Second Rhino Baby Born July 13, 2018   (08/21/18) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce the name of the female southern white rhino... (read more)
Carolina Bronze Sculpture Park Installs Second Sculpture in Downtown Seagrove, NC   (08/21/18) Seagrove, NC - Carolina Bronze Sculpture Park, NC’s newest sculpture garden recently installed a st... (read more)

July / 2018

North Carolina Zoo Announces Name of Baby Rhino Chosen Through Public Poll. With a Little Help From   (07/27/18) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce the name of the female southern white ... (read more)
Exciting New Exhibit Planned for North Carolina Zoo   (07/19/18) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo is planning some major changes over the next five years. The zoo is c... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Public Poll to Help Name New Baby Rhino   (07/18/18) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is enlisting the public’s help to name the new female baby r... (read more)
Friday the 13th Lucky Day for the North Carolina Zoo with Birth of Second Southern White Rhino   (07/13/18) Asheboro, NC – For the second time in less than two weeks the North Carolina Zoo is excited to anno... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Important Birth of Southern White Rhino - First One at Zoo in 41 Years   (07/05/18) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a southern white rhino, the fi... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo: Insider Secrets and Tips for the Best Visit   (07/05/18) The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro was the first natural habitat walk-through zoo in the United States and it&... (read more)
Art of the State: Seagrove Pottery   (07/04/18) Seagrove – It’s about the clay. Back in the day, folks living in the Seagrove, NC area discovered ... (read more)

June / 2018

Randolph County to transform its oldest building into a historic landmark   (06/29/18) ASHEBORO, NC - Randolph County is working to turn its oldest building into a historic landmark. Asheboro Fe... (read more)
Stepping into the Craft - Saturdays in Seagrove   (06/19/18) Seagrove, NC - Experience something new and adventurous as you spend a Saturday in Seagrove. During the month ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Mourns the Passing of Rosie, the Matriarch of the Zoo’s Gorilla Troop   (06/11/18) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo sadly announces that Rosie, the Zoo’s 43-year-old femal... (read more)
Three N.C. Agencies Partner to Save Orphaned Otters - North Carolina Zoo, North Carolina Aquarium an   (06/05/18) ASHEBORO, NC  – Two North American river otter pups orphaned after their mother was hit by a c... (read more)
The North Carolina Zoo Announces Death of Two Critically Endangered Red Wolf Pups   (06/01/18) Asheboro, N.C. – The North Carolina Zoo sadly announces it recently lost two critically endangered ... (read more)

May / 2018

Naomi Wise – video and single from NewTown   (05/25/18) Mountain Home Music has released a new single for NewTown, and a music video at the same time. NewT... (read more)
Bulldog Pottery to Host 10th Annual “Cousins in Clay” Event   (05/15/18) ASHEBORO, NC – The “cousins” are coming back to Seagrove, the pottery capital of the U.S., o... (read more)
North Carolina Pottery Center New Artist-in-Residence   (05/15/18) Seagrove, NC - The North Carolina Pottery Center is pleased to welcome a new artist-in-residence, Julie Elkins... (read more)
The North Carolina Zoo Announces Birth of Five Critically Endangered American Red Wolves   (05/02/18) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo announces the birth of five critically endangered American&nb... (read more)

April / 2018

For Kyle Petty, Victory Junction charity ride honors son Adam killed in crash   (04/30/18) From May 5 through May 11, former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty will lead 225 motorcyclists on a 1,200-mile trek fr... (read more)
Spring Break Showstopper   (04/22/18) As winter finally loosened its grip we elected to head down to the South Carolina coast with Little River/Nort... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Offers Exciting Array of Summer Day Camps   (04/19/18) Asheboro, NC ­­— Looking for a fun, educational experience for your child? The North Carolina Zo... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Brings Appalachia to the Zoo – New Hellbender Exhibit Opens May 8   (04/19/18) Asheboro, NC – Hellbenders are giant salamanders with a long history on this planet – more than 65... (read more)
New TDA video touts an array of Randolph ‘adventures’   (04/19/18) ASHEBORO — A new promotional video for Randolph County features Randolph County places, of course, ... (read more)
The Seagrove Pottery Experience   (04/13/18) Seagrove, NC - The Piedmont’s rural areas warrant day trips just to see their shimmering lakes, buc... (read more)
Asheboro’s Sunset Series to feature music journalist Holly George-Warren   (04/11/18) ASHEBORO, NC – One of the country’s most acclaimed and prolific music journalists, Holly George-Wa... (read more)
Spring Kiln Opening at Seagrove Stoneware Pottery   (04/06/18) Seagrove, NC - Join Potters David Fernandez (also the current Mayor of Seagrove) and his wife Alexa Modderno f... (read more)
Richard Petty & Thad Moffitt to Appear on Popular TV Show "Inside West Coast Customs" Tonight   (04/03/18) The King Richard Petty and Thad Moffitt recently filmed an episode of the popular show, Inside West Coast Cust... (read more)

March / 2018

Animals at NC Zoo given eggs filled with food treats to celebrate Easter   (03/30/18) ASHEBORO, NC - This weekend, the animals at the North Carolina Zoo will celebrate Easter with their own specia... (read more)
Applications Being Accepted for NC Zoo Society's Annual Summer Veterinary Camps   (03/21/18) ASHEBORO, NC­ ­— Registration is now open for the annual summer Wild Veterinary Camps conducted ... (read more)
Celebration of Seagrove Potters - Spring Kiln Openings   (03/21/18) Seagrove, NC - The Celebration of Seagrove Potters Spring Kiln Openings takes place on the weekend of April 21... (read more)
A Racing Career Fit for a King   (03/05/18) Level Cross, NC - The name Richard Petty is synonymous with NASCAR Racing. We just returned from the Petty Mus... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Endangered Species Poster Contest Winners   (03/01/18) ASHEBORO, NC ­­— Last fall, the North Carolina Zoo offered interested kindergarten to 12th-grade... (read more)

February / 2018

The North Carolina Zoo Announces “Birds in Flight,” a New Attraction for 2018   (02/28/18) Asheboro, NC ­­— The North Carolina Zoo announces a new attraction for 2018 entitled &ldquo... (read more)
History Series 'American Pickers' to Film in NC   (02/13/18) NC - The History network series "American Pickers" will return to film in North Carolina. Scenes will be... (read more)

January / 2018

"Handcrafted with Love" event in Downtown Seagrove | Feb 9 - 11, 2018   (01/25/18) Seagrove, NC - “Handcrafted with Love”, is a Valentine’s weekend event. The galleries of his... (read more)
Old cannery becoming a multi-use center in Seagrove   (01/24/18) SEAGROVE, NC - The former Luck's Cannery in Seagrove is massive. It covers five acres of land and measures 90,... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo to Host Seasonal Job Fairs on Jan. 27 and Feb. 6   (01/23/18) ASHEBORO, N.C. — Are you looking to join a dynamic workforce in a fun, family-friendly environment? If s... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo's Aviary to Close for Routine Maintenance on Jan. 22-26 and Jan. 29-Feb. 2   (01/19/18) ASHEBORO, NC ­­— The R.J. Reynolds Forest Aviary at the North Carolina Zoo will be closed Jan. 2... (read more)
Richard Petty is deeply invested in, involved with the NASCAR team that bears his name   (01/18/18) It’s a new era for Richard Petty Motorsports. The iconic No. 43 will have a new driver for the 2018 Mon... (read more)
Snow Day Means Snow Play for Nikita and Anana North Carolina Zoo to Remain Closed on Thursday   (01/17/18) ASHEBORO, NC ­­— Wednesday’s beautiful snowfall made for a very special day for ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo to Launch New Environmental Literacy Program   (01/12/18) ASHEBORO, NC ­­— The North Carolina Zoo is honored to announce it has received a $75,000 grant f... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Seeking Volunteers for 2018 Season   (01/11/18) ASHEBORO, NC ­­— Fresh off a record attendance in 2017 of 860,148, the North Carolina Zoo is see... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Sets Yearly Attendance Record   (01/09/18) ASHEBORO, NC ­­— Boosted by a mild February and popular seasonal offerings such as Zoofari and A... (read more)
Icy, Extremely Cold Conditions to Keep North Carolina Zoo Closed Through Sunday   (01/04/18) ASHEBORO, NC ­­— Remains from the snow and ice that unexpectedly reached the North Carolina Zoo ... (read more)
The North Carolina Pottery Trail – Seagrove, NC – An Experience You Shouldn’t Miss!   (01/04/18) On a recent visit to North Carolina I spent a day exploring the countryside, stopping along the way at some of... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo to Offer Half-Price Admission Through Jan 6   (01/01/18) ASHEBORO, NC ­­— Some like it hot, and some like it cold! At the North Carolina Zoo from Ja... (read more)

December / 2017

Here Are 5 Reasons To Visit The NC Zoo   (12/28/17) ASHEBORO, NC – Wednesday was National Visit a Zoo Day and the North Carolina Zoo celebrated the occasion... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo offers Two Dollar Discount on National Visit the Zoo Day, December 27   (12/15/17) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will join Zoos around the nation in celebrating Visit the Zoo Day on Wed... (read more)
stART The New Year Right | Create Your Own Sculpture In Molten Aluminum   (12/15/17) Seagrove, NC:  Carolina Bronze Sculpture and Billingsley Atelier are hosting a scratch block workshop and... (read more)
Ramseur couple uses camels to share God's message   (12/12/17) A Ramseur couple have been using camels to share inspirational messages with others since 2009. Reporter:... (read more)
An Unusual Connection Between Elephants and Vultures   (12/01/17) ASHEBORO, NC ­­— What to do when one threatened species is affecting another? Dr. Corinne Kendal... (read more)
Holiday Open House at Westmoore Pottery   (12/01/17) Seagrove, NC - Westmoore Pottery will hold its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 9th, from 9 am ... (read more)

November / 2017

Roger Sweeney Named General Curator of the North Carolina Zoo   (11/29/17) ASHEBORO, NC — The North Carolina Zoo has welcomed Roger Sweeney as its General Curator. Sweeney comes ... (read more)
Holiday Open House in Seagrove | Dec 2 - 17, Weekends   (11/28/17) Seagrove, NC - Join the Seagrove Potters this season for their Annual Holiday Open House.  You’re i... (read more)
Music Video: Black Label Society — All That Once Shined   (11/28/17) ARCHDALE, NC — Black Label Society recently released a new music video for their track All That Onc... (read more)
Be a better foodie! Visit your farmers.   (11/17/17) Raleigh, NC - People-first Tourism (P1t) is offering foodies the opportunity to meet with celebrated chefs and... (read more)
Owens Pottery of NC: North Carolina's Route 705 is the Pottery Highway   (11/11/17) WITH A TURN OF THE WHEEL: TRAVEL NORTH CAROLINA’S POTTERY HIGHWAY.  Its official name is North... (read more)
Nature Rocks Program Receives National Grant   (11/09/17) ASHEBORO, NC ­­— The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has bestowed a “Nature Play B... (read more)
Lark Artists Handmade Holiday Art Show Announces Participating Artists and More!   (11/07/17) Asheboro, NC - Start your holiday shopping on Saturday, December 2, at the Seventh Annual Lark Artists Handmad... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo offers Free Admission to Veterans this Weekend, November 10-12   (11/06/17) ASHEBORO, NC- The North Carolina Zoo appreciates the veterans who are serving or have served our country and w... (read more)
First Presbyterian Bell Choir Returns for 10th Annual Tree Lighting/Holiday Concert at RCC on Dec.   (11/03/17) ASHEBORO, NC – Randolph Community College will welcome back the Bell Choir of the First Presbyteria... (read more)
Westmoore Pottery and Mill Creek Forge Present “Stepping Back in Time: Hearth Cookery and More"   (11/02/17) Seagrove, NC - On Saturday, November 11, Westmoore Pottery will present "Stepping Back in Time:  Hearth C... (read more)

October / 2017

10th Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters Event   (10/27/17) Seagrove, NC - Join the potters of Seagrove as they celebrate 10 years of their most popular event. This premi... (read more)
Boo at the NC Zoo Returns Oct. 28 and 29   (10/20/17) ASHEBORO, NC- Little ghosts and goblins will once again haunt the North Carolina Zoo on October 28 and 29 duri... (read more)
40th Anniversary Celebration at Westmoore Pottery’s Heritage Day   (10/18/17) Seagrove, NC - On Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th, Westmoore Pottery will celebrate a mileston... (read more)
Zoo Grooves Returns to the Africa Amphitheatre this Saturday Evening   (10/11/17) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo invites you to shake your tail feathers at the Zoo Grooves concert this ... (read more)
Tourism Development Authority Hosts Law Enforcement & First Responders Appreciation Day   (10/10/17) Law Enforcement & First Responders Appreciation Day honors the individuals who make our county a safe plac... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Staff Honored with American Association of Zoo Keepers Awards   (10/06/17) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo is proud to announce two awards recently bestowed on several of our... (read more)
New Technology Transforms Protected Area Management, aided by North Carolina Zoo   (10/06/17) ASHEBORO, NC – Efforts to combat poaching of wildlife in Asia, Africa, and Latin America have just gotte... (read more)
Celebrating Senses event this Saturday at the North Carolina Zoo   (10/03/17) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo invites you to learn how tasting, touching, hearing, and seeing are diff... (read more)

September / 2017

Celebration of American Craft Week in Seagrove Announced - Oct 7 & Oct 14   (09/21/17) Seagrove, NC - Experience Seagrove’s pottery tradition on a self-guided tour of over 70 working studios.... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Saving Wild Gorillas and Celebrating the first World Gorilla Day   (09/21/17) ASHEBORO, NC - Join the North Carolina Zoo in celebrating the first ever World Gorilla Day on September 2... (read more)
Dembe to Join North Carolina Zoo’s Gorilla Troop   (09/19/17) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is excited to welcome Dembe, a five-year-old male gorilla, to the ... (read more)
N.C. Zoo Director Simmons Elected to Represent North America on Prestigious World Council   (09/15/17) ASHEBORO, NC – North Carolina Zoo Director Pat Simmons has been globally elected as one of ... (read more)
Asheboro Downtown Business Association 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Celebration   (09/14/17) Asheboro, NC – The Asheboro Downtown Business Association (DBA) is hosting the Downtown Asheboro 2nd Ann... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Closed due to Hurricane Irma   (09/11/17) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo will be closed on Tuesday, September 12, due to anticipated ... (read more)
Four Saints Brewing Company's Art Wall Project to host reception featuring N.C. visual artist, Les C   (09/07/17) Asheboro, NC - What do craft beer, visual art, and community-focused collaborative projects have in common in ... (read more)
“License to Serve” Customer Service Course Set for Sept. 26 at RCC Archdale Center   (09/06/17) ARCHDALE, NC – Experts say customer service is one of the biggest factors that determine how succes... (read more)

August / 2017

Claws and Jaws Celebration Saturday at the North Carolina Zoo   (08/03/17) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will host a “Claws and Jaws” celebration this S... (read more)
Rehabilitated Owl Release Friday at North Carolina Zoo’s Solar Pointe   (08/01/17) ASHEBORO, NC – Members of the Media and the General Public are invited to the North Carolin... (read more)

July / 2017

NASCAR Hall of Fame: Petty building a family legacy   (07/23/17) CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - WBTV teamed up with the NASCAR Hall of Fame to bring you an exclusive feature on w... (read more)
RCC Welding Students Fulfill Tall Order for North Carolina Zoo   (07/19/17) Asheboro, NC – Designing and building a giraffe enrichment device could be a tall order for some, b... (read more)
Susan's travels, tours and trips   (07/15/17) NORTH CAROLINA, STOCK CARS AND THE KING: THE RICHARD PETTY MUSEUM TELLS OF A RACING LEGEND.  Petty Blue. ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Attendance Soars To 20-Year High   (07/05/17) ASHEBORO, NC – North Carolina Zoo officials saw a record number of guests —870,882 — pass th... (read more)
One tank trips: Race away to Randolph County   (07/04/17) RANDOLPH COUNTY, NC – Get ready to walk on the wild side, where kids can get close up with hundreds of a... (read more)
Four Saints Brewing Company welcomes fifth Art Wall Project Artist, Les Caison III   (07/03/17) Asheboro, NC - The fifth and final selected visual artist begins his creative journey as part of the Four... (read more)
At 80, Richard Petty remains King of the Road   (07/02/17) Sometimes, ever so rarely, someone doesn’t recognize The King as he walks along NASCAR’s assorted ... (read more)

June / 2017

Still the King: Richard Petty reaches 80, still at the track   (06/30/17) Richard Petty heard someone shout for the King to stop as his golf cart sped past rows of RVs parked at the Po... (read more)
Richard Petty turns 80, still in NASCAR's fast lane   (06/29/17) LEVEL CROSS, NC - Fireworks always have been a part of Richard Petty’s birthday. This year will be no e... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Requests Continued Help to Find Secretary Birds   (06/26/17) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo greatly appreciates all the support we have received from the public in ... (read more)
Hanna Jubran: Solo Show   (06/21/17) Asheboro, NC - Hanna Jubran received his M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee a... (read more)
Explore the Oceans of the World Saturday, Celebrate Father’s Day Sunday at the North Carolina Zoo   (06/16/17) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo invites you to celebrate World Oceans Day from 10 a.m... (read more)
Four Saints Brewing Company welcomes fifth Art Wall Project Artist, Les Caison III   (06/06/17) Asheboro, NC - The fifth and final selected visual artist begins his creative journey as part of the Four... (read more)
Lark Artists Announces Call for Artists for 7th Annual Handmade Holiday Art Show   (06/05/17) Asheboro, NC – Lark Artists invites all interested new and returning artists to submit a vendor applicat... (read more)

May / 2017

“The Cousins Are Coming” - to Bulldog Pottery in Seagrove   (05/30/17) Seagrove, NC - So what happens when you mix Lindsay Oesterritter and Kenyon Hansen with Bruce Gholson, Samanth... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Park Map Receives National Award in Prestigious Graphic Design Competition   (05/25/17) ASHEBORO, NC – The Design Department at the North Carolina Zoo has been honored by Graphic Design U... (read more)
Randolph Communications commits to 18th year as Signature Sponsor of Zoo To Do   (05/22/17) ASHEBORO, NC  -  Randolph Communications Board of Directors has committed to its eighteenth straight... (read more)
North Carolina Artist Brian Brown Sculpts Life-Size Ocelot Artwork for Display Inside North Carolin   (05/16/17) ASHEBORO, NC – A life-size bronze sculpture of an ocelot family is the newest addition to the North Caro... (read more)
Pots and Paint Event at Westmoore Pottery   (05/15/17) Asheboro, NC - In a celebration of the diverse nature of artistic creativity, on Saturday May 20th Westmoore P... (read more)
Mother’s Day Weekend at North Carolina Zoo Features Yearly Plant Sale, and Birds, Blooms & Bees    (05/12/17) Asheboro, NC - It’s a weekend of flora and fauna, along with a heaping helping of honeybees, crafts for ... (read more)
Endangered Red Wolves Born at North Carolina Zoo   (05/10/17) ASHEBORO, NC -- The staff of the North Carolina Zoo is seeing a lot of “red” these days, as t... (read more)

April / 2017

Grants Awarded for Zoo Employee Ideas Grant Funds Provided by Randolph Friends of the Zoo   (04/28/17) ASHEBORO, NC — The North Carolina Zoo Society and the Randolph Friends of the Zoo (RFOZ) announce a... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to host first solo exhibition by potter Kate Johnston   (04/26/17) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is set to feature the first solo gallery exhibition of potter Kate John... (read more)
Seagrove, NC Captures Title of Top US Town for Craft Lovers   (04/21/17) Charlotte, NC - For the past month, craft lovers have been logging on to the American Craft Week website to ch... (read more)
Summer 2017 at the North Carolina Zoo: From Dinos to Rhinos, There’s Fun for Everyone!   (04/21/17) ASHEBORO, NC – From dinos to rhinos, the North Carolina Zoo has all the bases covered for a summer to re... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Celebrates Earth Day with a Celebration of Conservation & Plenty of Planet Educa   (04/20/17) ASHEBORO, N.C. – It’s a celebration of conservation on April 22, 2017, at the North Carolina Zoo, ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Sets Daily Attendance Record   (04/18/17) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo set a regular daily attendance record on Friday, April 15, 2017, w... (read more)
9th Annual Seagrove Celebration of Spring Pottery Tour   (04/17/17) Seagrove, NC - The 9th Annual Seagrove Celebration of Spring is a self-guided tour of individual pottery galle... (read more)
It’s a Bear-y Good Saturday to Visit the North Carolina Zoo   (04/06/17) ASHEBORO, NC – To paraphrase the famous song, “…look for the Bear Necessities&... (read more)

March / 2017

Egg-Stravaganza is an Eggcelent way to spend this Weekend at the North Carolina Zoo   (03/29/17) ASHEBORO, NC – A Celebrate spring the “wild way” this weekend at the North Caro... (read more)
Eyes in the sky: How ground-bound mammals use vultures to find a free lunch   (03/15/17) ASHEBORO, N.C. – On the plains of Africa, jackals and hyenas follow scavenging vultures to an... (read more)
9th Annual Seagrove Celebration of Spring Pottery Tour   (03/14/17) Contact: Alexa Modderno or Bobbie Thomas 336-707-9124 email: [email protected] Seagrove Area Pot... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo To Delay Opening Sunday   (03/11/17) ASHEBORO, NC – Due to a weather forecast of snow the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro wi... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Giraffe Passes Away   (03/07/17) ASHEBORO, NC – Early this morning, keepers at the North Carolina Zoo’s giraffe habita... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Boasts Largest February Ever and Readies New Attractions   (03/03/17) ASHEBORO, NC – 47,190 guests visited the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro in February, making... (read more)

February / 2017

The Randolph Arts Guild to feature exhibition by artist Barbara Burlingame   (02/02/17) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is excited to announce that Barbara Burlingame’s artwork will be ... (read more)

January / 2017

Share Your Love of the NC Zoo by Sharing Your Favorite Zoo Photos   (01/30/17) ASHEBORO, NC – Show the world how much you love the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro -- share... (read more)
Four Saints Brewing Company Welcomes Fourth Art Wall Project Artist, Michael Messer   (01/25/17) Asheboro, NC - The fourth of five selected visual artists begins his creative journey as part of the Four... (read more)
30th Annual NC Potters Conference | March 3, 4, & 5, 2017   (01/23/17) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild will host the 30th Annual NC Potters Conference in March 3-5th. De... (read more)
Four Saints Brewing Company Art Wall Auction to Benefit Randolph County Animal Shelter   (01/19/17) Asheboro, NC - The Four Saints Brewing Company's Inaugural Art Wall Project continues its mission to offer com... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Boasts Record Attendance for 2016   (01/13/17) ASHEBORO, NC – 2016 brought 797,159 guests to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, marking t... (read more)
Volunteer Opportunities Abound at the North Carolina Zoo   (01/13/17) ASHEBORO, NC – Experience the North Carolina Zoo in a whole new way by volunteering. The zo... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Closed Saturday and Sunday   (01/05/17) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, Ja... (read more)

December / 2016

North Carolina Zoo’s John Ireland Wins Prestigious Photo Competition   (12/13/16) ASHEBORO, NC – A photograph of an arctic fox by John Ireland, an employee at the North Caro... (read more)

November / 2016

Iconic Tortoise from North Carolina Zoo’s Past Dies in Florida   (11/30/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Tort, a 60-year-old Galapogos tortoise, who along with partner Retort gave t... (read more)
Lark Artists Handmade Holiday Art Show Announces Participating Artists   (11/15/16) Asheboro, NC - Start your holiday shopping on Saturday, December 3, at the Sixth Annual Lark Artists Handmade ... (read more)
Veterans Invited to Visit North Carolina Zoo for Free November 11   (11/10/16) Veterans and active duty military service members are invited to visit the North Carolina Zoo free of charge o... (read more)
Zimmerman Vineyards’ Sisyphus Saturday Music Series 2016 Bonus Event!   (11/02/16) TRINITY, NC – Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 - 3pm-6pm. Zimmerman Vineyards will be celebrating our Sisyphus Sa... (read more)

October / 2016

North Carolina Zoo Sends Puerto Rican Toad Tadpoles Back to Their Natural Habitat   (10/21/16) ASHEBORO, NC – As part of its ever-growing commitment to conservation, the North Carolina Zoo re... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Celebrates Boo at the Zoo Oct 22 & 23   (10/19/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Little ghosts and goblins will once again haunt the North Carolina Zoo this ... (read more)
Bats and Beats Make North Carolina Zoo “Spooktacular” Saturday, Oct. 15   (10/14/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo will host two “spooktacular” Halloween-th... (read more)
Evacuate to the North Carolina Zoo This Weekend   (10/05/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Amidst the mayhem of Hurricane Matthew, evacuees will find a bright spot at ... (read more)
Sleeping Booty Band Headlines at Zoo Grooves Saturday, Oct. 15   (10/04/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Adults 21 and over are invited to a first-ever Halloween costume party and c... (read more)

September / 2016

Ocelot Kittens Born at North Carolina Zoo   (09/26/16) ASHEBORO, NC – North Carolina Zoo Director Pat Simmons announced the birth of two ocelot ki... (read more)
Zoo Guests To Use Africa Parking Lot and Entrance Friday and Saturday   (09/21/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Guests of the North Carolina Zoo are asked to park and enter through the Afr... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Celebrates Primate-Palooza and Pokémon Go Evening Safari Saturday, Sept. 17   (09/15/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo will celebrate Primate-Palooza Saturday, Sept. 17 fro... (read more)
Downtown Asheboro’s 44th Annual Fall Festival   (09/13/16) ASHEBORO, NC - This year marks Downtown Asheboro’s 44th Annual Fall Festival.  On Saturday, Oct.1st... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Extends Hours for Pokemon Go Evening Safari Saturday, September 17   (09/12/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo will extend its hours to host a Pokemon Go Evening Safari ... (read more)
Around Carolina: Seagrove   (09/07/16) SEAGROVE, NC - Dozens of potters live and work in Seagrove and the surrounding area. Not only can visitors pur... (read more)

August / 2016

Baby Bongo Born at the North Carolina Zoo   (08/31/16)   ASHEBORO, NC –A critically endangered female baby bongo was recently born at the North C... (read more)
Four Saints Brewing Company Hosts Art Wall Project Reception with Visual Artist Mark Stephenson   (08/30/16) Asheboro, NC - Four Saints Brewing Company in downtown Asheboro, North Carolina is currently exhibiting t... (read more)
Wings Over Vines Celebration Set for Sunday, August 28   (08/22/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo’s Valerie H Schindler Wildlife Rehabilitation C... (read more)
Experience African Giants this Saturday at the North Carolina Zoo   (08/18/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo will host an “African Giants” extravaganz... (read more)
Zimmerman Vineyard is teaming up with North Carolina Zoo VHS Wildlife Rehab Center for Wings over Vi   (08/16/16) Trinity, NC - Sunday August 28, Opens at 3 p.m. - Raptor release will take place promptly at 3:30 p.m- Celebra... (read more)
Aviary at North Carolina Zoo to Re-Open Tuesday August 9   (08/05/16)   ASHEBORO, NC – The R.J. Reynolds Forest Aviary will re-open Tuesday, August 9 t... (read more)
Claws and Jaws Celebration Saturday at the North Carolina Zoo   (08/04/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo will host a “Claws and Jaws” celebration ... (read more)

July / 2016

Downtown Parking Lot and Street Closures for the 3rd Annual Pigs and Pedals   (07/29/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The following parking lot and street closures will occur on the day and time noted below ... (read more)
Air Hike To Be Closed From August 1 - 4 at North Carolina Zoo   (07/28/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Air Hike, the North Carolina Zoo’s 23 obstacle ropes course will be cl... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Achieves Goal of Forming Five Elephant Herd to Encourage Breading, Socialization,   (07/26/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo has experienced another first for the park. As part o... (read more)
Pokemon Go Lure Party at the North Carolina Zoo on Thursday, July 28   (07/25/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Trying to collect 'em all? Get outside at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro... (read more)
Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau & I-73/74 Visitor Centers to Celebrate “Tourism Night with   (07/18/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau and I-73/74 Visitor Centers are pleased to an... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Posts Record Attendance for 2015-16 Fiscal Year   (07/14/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016, a record 755,567 guests visited the ... (read more)
Holly Ridge Golf Classic to benefit Hospice of Randolph   (07/13/16) Archdale, NC - Holly Ridge Golf Links located at 7933 US Hwy 311 South in Archdale, NC, has announced plans fo... (read more)
Lark Artists Announces Call for Artists for 6th Annual Handmade Holiday Art Show   (07/02/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Lark Artists invites all interested new and returning artists to submit a vendor applicat... (read more)

June / 2016

National Civic League Announces 2016 All-America City Award Winners   (06/20/16) Denver, CO - The National Civic League has announced the ten winners of the 2016 All-America City Awards (AAC)... (read more)
Asheboro to Welcome Home its Award-Winning All-America City Delegation   (06/20/16) ASHEBORO, NC – On Monday, June 20, 2016 at approximately 7:45 p.m. the Asheboro All-America City delegat... (read more)
Zoo Groves Concert and Family Fun Returns to North Carolina Zoo on June 25   (06/09/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Enjoy an evening of music and family fun on June 25 as Zoo Grooves returns t... (read more)
Explore the Oceans of the World Saturday, June 4th, at the North Carolina Zoo   (06/01/16) ASHEBORO, N.C. – The North Carolina Zoo invites you to celebrate World Oceans Day from 10 a... (read more)
Three Baby Elk Are Born at the North Carolina Zoo for First Time   (06/01/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The very first elk calves ever born at the North Carolina Zoo have arrived. ... (read more)

May / 2016

Bulldog Pottery to Host 8th Annual “Cousins in Clay” Event   (05/26/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The Cousins Are Coming back to Seagrove, the pottery capital of the U.S., on June 4 &... (read more)
An Artful Call for "Asheboro Saints"   (05/26/16) Asheboro, NC - Do you know of someone deserving of recognition for the positive impact they are making in the ... (read more)
Air Hike Gives North Carolina Zoo Visitors a Treetop View Starting May 27   (05/23/16) ASHEBORO, NC – North Carolina Zoo guests will have a unique opportunity to glimpse the zoo from the... (read more)
Operation North State’s 2nd Annual Fishin’ Festival on Randleman Lake   (05/23/16) Randleman, NC - The Petty Family  Foundation and Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau (HNCVB) &nb... (read more)
Run Wild 5k Run/Walk at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, June 4   (05/19/16)   ASHEBORO, NC – Get ready! Saturday, June 4th is the 6th Annual Run Wild 5K Run/... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo adds attractions to lure people back   (05/13/16) ASHEBORO, NC -  The N.C. Zoo hopes visitors will take a fresh look at the park this summer – fro... (read more)
Save Our Snakes Slithers into the North Carolina Zoo This Saturday   (05/12/16) ASHEBORO, N.C. – In an effort to educate visitors and Zoo staff alike, Save Our Snakes, Saturday, M... (read more)
Grants Awarded for Zoo Employee Ideas Grant Funds Provided by Randolph Friends of the Zoo   (05/11/16) ASHEBORO, N.C. – The North Carolina Zoo Society and the Randolph Friends of the Zoo (RFOZ) ... (read more)
Red Wolf Pup Born at the North Carolina Zoo   (05/10/16) ASHEBORO, N.C. – A critically endangered red wolf pup has been born at the North Carolina Zoo. After a 6... (read more)
Birds, Blooms and Moms This Weekend at the North Carolina Zoo   (05/05/16) ASHEBORO, N.C. – Spread your wings and soar to the North Carolina Zoo to celebrate Mother’s D... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild to Feature Renowned Watercolor Artist - Alexis Lavine   (05/02/16) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is preparing to exhibit the work of award-winning watercolor artist, Al... (read more)

April / 2016

“Splash” Into Amphibian Awareness Day at the N.C. Zoo Sat., April 23   (04/22/16) Asheboro, N.C. - In an effort to raise awareness of the importance and diversity of amphibians and to bring at... (read more)
Arts Guild to host Clay Divider Set Class with Brooke Avery   (04/22/16) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is set to host a Clay Divider Set Class with resident potter Brooke Ave... (read more)
RAG to Offer Watercolor Class & Lecture with Alexis Lavine   (04/22/16) Asheboro, NC - Mark your calendars for this wonderful watercolor class and lecture with award-winning artist, ... (read more)
Zimmerman Vineyards Sisyphus Saturday Music Series 2016 opening weekend   (04/14/16) Trinity, NC - April 30, 2016, 5pm - 8pm- Zimmerman Vineyards will be celebrating our Sisyphus Saturday Music S... (read more)
“Party for the Planet” with the North Carolina Zoo This Weekend, April 16-17   (04/13/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Celebrate Earth Day Sat., April 16, and Sun., April 17 by attending a weeken... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild is offering Watercolour Batik with Debra Spinks   (04/11/16) Asheboro, NC - Batik is a process of using a resist (usually wax) and pigment to creatively dye fabric.  ... (read more)
New Zak Wylde Music Video Filmed at Kersey Valley Spookywoods   (04/04/16) ARCHDALE, NC – Over the years, Kersey Valley Spookywoods, located in Archdale, has opened their “s... (read more)
Torocity Artists create art installation on Four Saints Brewery tasting room wall   (04/04/16) Asheboro, NC - The first of five selected artist will soon debut their artwork for the Four Saints Brewin... (read more)

March / 2016

It’s a Bear-y Good Weekend to Visit the NC Zoo   (03/31/16) ASHEBORO, NC — Come out of hibernation this Saturday, April 2, at the North Carolina Zoo to celebrate &l... (read more)
“Eggcellent” Animal Egg-Stravaganza at NC ZOO This Weekend   (03/25/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Celebrate Easter weekend the “wild way” at The North Carolina Zoo. &ldqu... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Feature Local Artist Gail Dubis   (03/16/16) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is preparing to exhibit the work of local artist Gail Dubis during the ... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Offer a Lecture on The Art of the Modern Metalsmith with Ian Thomsen   (03/08/16) Asheboro, NC - Ian Thomsen is a modern metalsmith.  He is self-taught and focuses on utilitarian items th... (read more)
NC Zoo Officially Welcomes Male Polar Bear Nikita   (03/04/16) ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina Zoo has officially welcomed a new male polar bear that zoo officials ... (read more)
O'Kelley Re-Elected to Third Term as Chair of State Travel & Tourism Board   (03/01/16) RALEIGH, NC – Randolph County Tourism Development Authority Executive Director, Tammy O'Kelley was re-el... (read more)

February / 2016

The 29th Annual NC Potters Conference Sale Open to Public March 4 - 6, 2016   (02/25/16) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is preparing to host the 29th NC Potters Conference.  In addition ... (read more)
North Carolina State Parks Showcases Timeless Wonders During 100th Anniversary   (02/24/16)   RALEIGH, N.C. -- This year marks the 100th anniversary of the N.... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Offer Clay Easter Egg Basket Class   (02/23/16) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild offers a hands on opportunity to create your own clay Easter egg b... (read more)
Beloved North Carolina Zoo Chimp Passes Away   (02/18/16) ASHEBORO, NC – With great sadness, the North Carolina Zoo announces the death of Terry, a 4... (read more)
Piedmont Triad Destination Marketing Organization Elects New Officers for 2016   (02/12/16) HIGH POINT, NC – The Piedmont Triad Destination Marketing Organization met recently at the High Point Co... (read more)
First of Five Four Saints Brewing Company Art Wall Projects begins March 2016   (02/12/16) Asheboro, NC –  One of the newer microbreweries in North Carolina, Four Saints Brewing Company, ann... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo’s Two Polar Bears Meet for the First Time   (02/12/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, people visiting the North Carolina Z... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo’s Wildlife Conservation Becomes Focus to Raise Awareness of Wild Species   (02/11/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo, which is the world’s largest natural habitat Z... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Accepts Super Bowl Wager from the Denver Zoo   (02/04/16)   ASHEBORO, NC – A friendly Super Bowl feud between the North Carolina Zoo and De... (read more)

January / 2016

North Carolina Zoo Reopens Tomorrow With New Polar Bear on Exhibit   (01/29/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Saturday, Jan. 30, the North Carolina Zoo will reopen to the public after be... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild Exhibition to Highlight the Photographic Work of the Hudson Family   (01/25/16) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is set to open an exhibition that will highlight the work of a local fa... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo to Remain Closed Until Tuesday, Jan. 26   (01/23/16) ASHEBORO, N.C. – Since many walkways, parking lots and service roads at the NorthCarolina Zoo are covere... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Closed Until Monday, Jan. 25   (01/21/16) ASHEBORO, N.C. – Due to the forecast for a winter storm including freezing rainand snow, the North Carol... (read more)
Easy exotics: Orchids are easier to grow than you think   (01/20/16) Seagrove, NC - Many years ago, Linda Thorne bought her first orchid. After that, she was hopelessness hooked.... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild offer Ukrainian Egg Craft Class with Karen McFetters   (01/19/16) Asheboro, NC - ”Pysanky” (pronounced peh-sahn-keh) is a 2000 year old Ukrainian tradition of ... (read more)
North Carolina wins big at the Good Food Awards   (01/15/16) It’s been a good year for Goat Lady Dairy. In July, the Climax farm's creamy Roasted Red Peppe... (read more)
Experience the Magic of Volunteering at the North Carolina Zoo   (01/13/16) ASHEBORO, NC – In 2016, experience the North Carolina Zoo in a way like never before, volun... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild to host Tea Event with special guest host, Mary Murkin of Carraige House Tea   (01/12/16) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild offers a freshly steeped tea event with special guest hostess, Mar... (read more)
New Polar Bear Joins North Carolina Zoo   (01/08/16) ASHEBORO, NC (WWAY) — The recent arrival of winter may be tough on some people, but for one new North Ca... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Acquires Another Polar Bear   (01/07/16) ASHEBORO, N.C. – The North Carolina Zoo is starting the New Year with an iconic new additio... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild hosts Paper Basket Making Class with Peggy Adelman   (01/07/16) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild offers a paper basket making class featuring the return of Triad-b... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Offers Clay Soup Bowl and Spoon Set Class with NC Potter, Brooke Avery   (01/06/16) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild offers a hands on opportunity to create your own clay spoon and bo... (read more)

December / 2015

Upcoming Theater Classes with the American Shakespeare Company Come to Asheboro   (12/30/15) Asheboro, NC - The American Shakespeare Company (ASC) begin their 2016 North American Tour with a January with... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild to feature the work of Benjamin & Bonnie Burns   (12/15/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is set to exhibit the work of potters Benjamin & Bonnie Burns ... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Offers Clay Mug & Coaster Set with Brooke Avery   (12/11/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild offers an evening course with Randolph County Native potter, Brook... (read more)
Bulldog Pottery to host Holiday Kiln Opening in Seagrove, the Pottery Capital of the U.S.   (12/03/15) ASHEBORO, NC - “There’s always room for one more pot,” said a pottery customer recently to S... (read more)

November / 2015

Lark Artists Handmade Holiday Event slated for Dec 5th   (11/18/15) Asheboro, NC - Start your holiday shopping on Saturday, December 5, at the Fifth Annual Lark Artists Handmade ... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to host Annual Artist Hang-Up   (11/17/15) Asheboro, NC - Each and every December, the Randolph Arts Guild opens its gallery at 123 Sunset Ave in downtow... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Offers Holiday Clay Bells Class with NC Potter, Brooke Avery   (11/11/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild offers a simple clay project that will resonate with any age. Join... (read more)
Westmoore Pottery Presents Hearthside Cookery Program   (11/02/15) Seagrove, NC - On Saturday, November 7, Westmoore Pottery will present “Stepping Back in Time:  Hea... (read more)

October / 2015

North Carolina Zoo Receives Grant that will help save Gorillas   (10/30/15) ASHEBORO, N.C. – The North Carolina Zoo’s award winning conservation program has rece... (read more)
Starting Nov 2, North Carolina Zoo to Begin Winter Operating Hours   (10/28/15) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo will begin daily winter operating hours of 9 am to 4 ... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Exhibit Work of Potter Josh Floyd   (10/26/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is set to feature the work of potter Josh Floyd in the Sara Smith Self ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Celebrates Boo at the NC Zoo, Oct 24-25   (10/22/15) ASHEBORO, NC – Little ghosts and goblins will once again be haunting the trails of the Nort... (read more)
Race to Randleman this Weekend for NASCAR Day Festival   (10/19/15) ASHEBORO, NC – This coming weekend, thousands will converge on Randleman, North Carolina for the 27th An... (read more)
Head to Seagrove, the Pottery Capital of the U.S. for a Unique Holiday Shopping Experience   (10/15/15) ASHEBORO, NC – It’s that time of year again and many of us are looking for the perfect gift for th... (read more)
Holiday in The Heart of North Carolina: Attractions and Culture   (10/15/15) Asheboro, NC - Sometimes it’s almost impossible to prepare for what you might find in a new destina... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Presents Ukrainian Christmas Eggs with Karen McFetters   (10/06/15) Asheboro, NC - Heritage Craft Specialist, Karen McFetters returns to the Randolph Arts Guild to offer a u... (read more)
Asheboro's 43rd Annual, 2015 Fall Festival Cancelled   (10/01/15) Asheboro, NC - “Rain or Shine” is one thing however hurricanes are another story entirely. After c... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Receives National Award for Saving Gorillas in the Wild   (10/01/15) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce a collaborative program betwee... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild offers Clay Pumpkin Jar/Tea Light Class with NC Potter, Brooke Avery   (10/01/15) Asheboro, NC - What lasts longer than a creatively carved seasonal pumpkin?  How about a pumpkin shaped t... (read more)

September / 2015

Scariest haunted house in America features psychotic clowns and murderous scarecrow   (09/29/15) Archdale, NC - A haunted house in North Carolina that has been terrifying thrill seekers for 30 years has... (read more)
Four Saints Brewing Company Announces Art Wall Call for Proposals   (09/28/15) Asheboro, NC - One of the newest microbreweries in North Carolina, Four Saints Brewing Company, is announcing ... (read more)
FALL FESTIVAL - October 3rd & 4th   (09/27/15) Asheboro, NC - This year marks the 43rd Annual Fall Festival.  Saturday Oct. 3rd and Sunday Oct. 4th... (read more)
Work of Scott Kestel & Michael Harmon to be exhibited at RAG   (09/27/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild will be highlighting the work of two different artists in the Sara Smit... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Offers Corn Husk Doll Making Class with Brenda Langley   (09/24/15) Asheboro, NC - What is a heritage craft corn husk doll and how do you make one?  Learn all about it ... (read more)
Rising Meadow and Goat Lady Dairy hosting farm events   (09/22/15) ASHEBORO, NC - Two Randolph County farms are having festivals on Sunday, Sept. 27, and are inviting the p... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Offers Clay Jack-O-Lanterns with NC Visual Artist, Brooke Avery   (09/17/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is set to offer a traditional decorating and carving of pumpkins with a... (read more)
RICHARD PETTY TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS AT PETTY’S GARAGE CAR SHOW OCT. 10   (09/08/15) Randleman, NC – Richard Petty will appear at the Fifth Annual Petty’s Garage Car Show&nb... (read more)

August / 2015

Welcome Home Celebration planned for North Carolina Zoo’s gorilla troop   (08/25/15) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is proud to introduce its expanded gorilla troop in their new... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo to host Welcome Home Celebration for gorillas   (08/20/15) ASHEBORO, NC –The North Carolina Zoo will have a Welcome Home Celebration for the reopening of its ... (read more)
Entire North Carolina Zoo will reopen this weekend   (08/14/15) ASHEBORO, NC – The entire North Carolina Zoo will reopen Saturday. The Africa Region had been close... (read more)
N.C. Zoo, pottery are top tourism attractions in 2014   (08/12/15) ASHEBORO, NC — A report from the U.S. Tourism Association shows Randolph County’s tourism industry... (read more)
2014 Visitor Impact for Randolph County County Spending by Domestic Visitors Increases for Fifth St   (08/11/15) ASHEBORO, NC – Visit North Carolina announced today that domestic visitors to and within Randolph County... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo’s North America Region remains open Africa Region remains closed   (08/10/15) ASHEBORO, NC – After a severe storm damaged hundreds of trees and other property such as signs, doo... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo to be closed Saturday, North America Region reopens Sunday   (08/07/15) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo will be closed Saturday as crews continue to remove hundreds ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo closed on Friday   (08/06/15) ASHEBORO, NC – Due to several trees that were knocked down in the park from storms, the North Carol... (read more)
Learn to make clay soap dishes with North Carolina Potter, Brooke Avery   (08/06/15) Asheboro, NC - Here’s a simple and fun summer project the whole family may enjoy on a Friday evenin... (read more)
Post 19 drops region opener   (08/05/15) ASHEBORO, NC — For the last three summers, Randolph County Post 45 has been the host team for the Americ... (read more)

July / 2015

Tourism Development Authority Requests Submissions for 2016 Visitors Guide   (07/31/15) ASHEBORO – Randolph County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) is seeking submissions for the 2016 Offic... (read more)
Downtown Asheboro Sculpture Campaign and Enormous Ant Raffle!   (07/29/15) Asheboro, NC - Downtown Asheboro is the vital and vibrant heart of the Asheboro, NC community and it is home t... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Exhibit the work of artist Nikki Cherry   (07/29/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is set to feature the artwork of Nikki Cherry. During the month of Augu... (read more)
Zimmerman Vineyards announced rescheduled rain date for the June 27 Sisyphus Saturday date as Aug. 8   (07/28/15) Zimmerman Vineyards announced rescheduled rain date for the June 27 Sisyphus Saturday date as Aug. 8, 2015. Pl... (read more)
Long-time North Carolina Zoo director announces retirement   (07/27/15) ASHEBORO, NC – Dr. David Jones has announced he will retire later this year after being at the helm... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo announces winner of Piedmont’s Paw of Approval   (07/20/15) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo will honor a printing and framing company in High Point on We... (read more)
Holly Ridge Charity Classic set for Aug. 1-2   (07/17/15) ARCHDALE, NC — Holly Ridge Golf Links has announced plans for its upcoming Charity Classic to benefit Ho... (read more)
Best-Kept Secrets: Wilderness only a short trip away in Uwharrie National Forest   (07/11/15) Asheboro, NC - No need to haul yourself to the farthest reaches of the state for a trip to the wilderness. In... (read more)
Liberty theater changes hands, welcomes famous guest   (07/09/15) LIBERTY, NC — Renowned bluegrass fiddler Dewey Brown III calls it “a God thing.” He was wor... (read more)
Clay Serving Tray Class Offered in Randolph County   (07/07/15) Archdale, NC - Are you in need of a specific sized serving tray?  Do you enjoy projects that provide an o... (read more)
Networking, social media matter for small farms   (07/05/15) Climax, NC - After 20 years in the goat cheese business, Steve Tate has witnessed plenty of change a... (read more)
NBC-TV Will Air 'Chasing 43' Documentary About NASCAR and Legendary Driver Richard Petty   (07/02/15) Smithfield, Va - 'Chasing 43', a documentary tracing the history of NASCAR motorsports and legendary driver Ri... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Offers Clay Totem Pole Container Class with Brooke Avery   (07/01/15) Asheboro, NC - What's better than a "do-it-yourself" clay vessel project, a totem pole, and your spirit a... (read more)

June / 2015

Beginning Watercolor Classes offered in Randolph County   (06/30/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild (R.A.G.) offers two beginning watercolor classes taught by regional art... (read more)
The North Carolina Pottery Center Presents Monthly Lecture Series, Friday, July 24, 7 – 9 PM   (06/26/15) Seagrove, NC -  Sid Luck, a fifth-generation potter, will present on his family’s history, as well ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo to Acquire Another Polar Bear   (06/24/15) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is proud to announce that Anana, its 15-year-old female polar... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild Announces Call to Artists - Alumni from ASU and ECU.   (06/22/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild (RAG) announces a call to artists for “East Meets West”.&nb... (read more)
Fall Festival Returning Vendor Registration Deadline - June 30th   (06/22/15) Asheboro, NC - The deadline for returning Fall Festival vendors to reclaim their space is coming up on June 30... (read more)
Call to Artists - Downtown Asheboro Sculpture Exhibition   (06/22/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild in conjunction with the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber and the City of Asheb... (read more)
Lark Artists Announces Call for Artists for 5th Annual Handmade Holiday Art Show   (06/20/15) Asheboro, NC – Lark Artists invites all interested new and returning artists to submit a vendor app... (read more)
Wildlife – from meerkats to dinosaurs – take center stage at N.C. Zoo   (06/17/15) The N.C. Zoo near Asheboro in Randolph County has a lot to roar about in 2015. This story is from our... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo launches Piedmont’s Paw of Approval   (06/16/15)   Asheboro, NC – To celebrate Arctic Sea Ice Day on July 11, the North Carolina Zoo’s zookee... (read more)
Seagrove Potters of Historic Busbee Road Celebrate Summer Solstice   (06/15/15) Seagrove, NC - Five shops along the Historic Busbee Road will celebrate the Summer Solstice with refreshm... (read more)
Think Big This Saturday at the North Carolina Zoo   (06/12/15) Asheboro, NC - The N.C. Zoological Park chose its ground carefully. For one thing, it’s about 18 miles f... (read more)
Vintage Planes Soar at the 2015 North Carolina Aviation Museum Fly-In   (06/11/15) ASHEBORO — Baby boomers will remember “Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines,”... (read more)
Second Annual North Carolina State Food Truck Championship June 19 & 20, 2015   (06/10/15) Randleman, NC - This year’s event will be bigger and offer lots of fun, food, activities, and vendors th... (read more)
Celebrate African Giants at the North Carolina Zoo   (06/10/15) Asheboro, NC – Roam into the North Carolina Zoo African Region on Saturday to celebrate African Gia... (read more)
City of Randleman Announces Summer Concert Series from Memorial Day to Labor Day   (06/10/15) Randleman, NC – The City of Randleman is excited to announce their Summer Concert Series, “Market ... (read more)
Richard Petty to be honored by International Motor Racing Research Center   (06/04/15) Watkins Glen, NY - Seven-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty will be presented the Cameron R. Argetsinger ... (read more)
The North Carolina Pottery Center Presents Monthly Lecture Series, Friday, June 12, 7 - 9 PM   (06/04/15) Seagrove, NC - Charlie Tefft will be presenting at the North Carolina Pottery Center for the June installment ... (read more)
Celebrate World Oceans Day Run for Rhinos at the North Carolina Zoo   (06/03/15) Asheboro, NC — Splash into the North Carolina Zoo North America Region on Saturday to celebrate World Oc... (read more)
Go Wild! The Best Zoo in Every State   (06/02/15) Whether you prefer lush garden pathways meandering past exhibits of exotic creatures, safari-style sleepovers,... (read more)
Experience the North Carolina Zoo after hours with Nu-Blu   (06/01/15) Asheboro, NC – This summer experience something “Nu” at the North Carolina Zoo. Help su... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Leaders Look Ahead 20 Years   (06/01/15) Asheboro, NC — North Carolina zoo leaders are setting up a plan that guarantees a strong future for the ... (read more)

May / 2015

Seagrove, the Pottery Capital of the U.S. presents the Seventh Annual “Cousins in Clay” Event   (05/27/15) ASHEBORO, NORTH CAROLINA – Seagrove potters, Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke of Bulldog Pottery will ... (read more)
“Kick-Off to Summer” Concert planned with Corey Hunt Band   (05/26/15) Asheboro, NC On This Sunday afternoon, May 31, 2015 at 4:00pm, Corey Hunt, along with his band will take the s... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Host Lunch and Learn Lecture by Artist Les Caision III   (05/22/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild will feature a free Lunch and Learn lecture by artist, Les Caison III i... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild Announces 33rd Annual Juried Arts Show   (05/22/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild announces plans to hold its 33rd Annual Juried Arts Show.  Artists... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo to host camps for kids with autism   (05/19/15) ASHEBORO, NC — The North Carolina Zoo is again hosting day camps in June for children diagnosed with Aut... (read more)
The North Carolina Pottery Center Presents Monthly Lecture Series, Friday, May 22, 7 – 9 PM   (05/15/15) Seagrove, NC - Steve Blankenbeker will be presenting "The Clays The Thing: Native Clays of... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Announces "SUPER MESSY" Summer Arts Camp   (05/13/15) Asheboro, NC - Wondering where your children may enjoy an artful, educational experience this summer?  Th... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild presents “A Brief History and Exploration into American Folk Dancing"   (05/12/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild hosts “Why Do-Si-Do” a.k.a. “A Brief History and Expl... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Presents "Scaling Up & Tricks of the Light: A Theatrical Creativity Lecture   (05/12/15) Asheboro, NC - What does it take to fool the theatre audience eyes into believing they've been transported to ... (read more)
Grants awarded to North Carolina Zoo employees   (05/12/15) ASHEBORO, N.C. — The North Carolina Zoo Society and the Randolph Friends of the Zoo (RFOZ) announce gran... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild presents Yard Flowers Arranging Class   (05/07/15) Asheboro, NC -- Curious as to what to do with your home grown seasonal greenery and flowers?  The Randolp... (read more)
Celebrate Mother's Day at the North Carolina Zoo   (05/06/15) Asheboro, NC – Soar into Mother’s Day weekend by attending Birds & Blooms at the North Carolin... (read more)
Organizations Join Forces to Host 1st Annual Fishing Festival at Randleman Lake   (05/05/15) ASHEBORO, NC -  The Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau and Petty Family Foundation is proud to ... (read more)

April / 2015

Goat Lady Dairy continues to evolve as it celebrates its 20th anniversary   (04/29/15) Climax, NC - Steve and Ginnie Tate never thought they’d become farmers when they were growing up on thei... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild offers watercolour batik class with NC artist, Debra Spinks   (04/28/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild (R.A.G) welcomes the return of a favorite, local visual artist, De... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo celebrates Amphibian Awareness Day   (04/23/15) ASHEBORO, NC — Hop into the North Carolina Zoo on Saturday to help raise awareness of the importance and... (read more)
Run Wild in the North Carolina Zoo's Annual 5K   (04/21/15) ASHEBORO, NC — Tie your shoelaces and hit the ground running June 6 for the North Carolina Zoo’s R... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild offers Senior Citizen pottery class with NC potter, Brooke Avery   (04/21/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild (R.A.G.) announces an upcoming clay pottery class collaboration designe... (read more)
Party for the Planet at the North Carolina Zoo   (04/16/15) ASHEBORO, NC — Celebrate Earth Day by attending a weekend long Party for the Planet at the North Carolin... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Exhibit Work by Artist Les Caision III   (04/14/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild will feature the oil and graphite paintings of North Carolina visual ar... (read more)
Out and About Friday Night - April 17 - in Downtown Asheboro   (04/14/15) Asheboro, NC - The Downtown Business Association (DBA) is gearing up for the next season of Out and About's in... (read more)
Celebrate Bear Necessities at the North Carolina Zoo   (04/08/15) ASHEBORO, NC — Spring into the North Carolina Zoo to celebrate Bear Necessities on Saturday, April 11, f... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild offers Parent/Child Clay Wind Chime Class with Brooke Avery   (04/08/15) Asheboro, NC -  The Randolph Arts Guild offers an easy-to-follow parent and child clay project class... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild presents "A Brief History and Exploration into American Folk Dancing"   (04/08/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild hosts “Why Do-Si-Do” a.k.a. “A Brief History and... (read more)
Asheboro/Randolph Chamber Unveils New Logo   (04/06/15) ASHEBORO, NC –  The Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce unveiled a new organizational logo to the... (read more)
Decades-Old Randleman Variety Store Celebrates Expansion   (04/05/15) RANDLEMAN, NC - A store that has been a fixture in the community for more than five decades celebrated a miles... (read more)
Carriage House Tea: FREE "Papaya/Strawberry" Tea Tasting   (04/05/15) Asheboro, NC - Carriage House Tea will be holding a free tea tasting on April 17, 2015 from 5 to 8 pm at Brigh... (read more)
The Mad Potter's Tea Party - Starring Brooke Avery   (04/05/15) Asheboro, NC - Brightside Gallery is going to host The Mad Potter's Tea Party - starring Brook Avery on April ... (read more)
Renowned Herbalist, Henrietta Cummings, Returns to Brightside Gallery   (04/05/15) Asheboro, NC - Brightside Gallery is hosting the incredibly knowledgeable herbalist, Henrietta Cummings, for a... (read more)
Musical Extravaganza: Dave Bare Featuring RD & Co.   (04/05/15) Asheboro, NC - Brightside Gallery opens it's "Front Porch Evening" season on April 17, 2015 from 5 to 8 pm wit... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo critters to get Egg-Stravaganza treats   (04/02/15) ASHEBORO, NC — Come celebrate Easter weekend at the North Carolina Zoo for the annual Egg-Stravaganza ev... (read more)
Small Town Sees Economic Resurgence   (04/01/15) Liberty, NC — There's momentum growing in a small Piedmont-Triad town that's been quiet for years. Once... (read more)

March / 2015

North Carolina Zoo Adding New Exhibits for Start of 2015 Season   (03/31/15) Asheboro, NC — The 2015 North Carolina Zoo season officially kicks off Wednesday, and there are plenty o... (read more)
'Richard Petty Day' Proclaimed by North Carolina Governor   (03/31/15) Tuesday wasn’t only the last day of March, it also was “Richard Petty Day” in North Carolina... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Exhibit the work of Potter Adam Wiley   (03/27/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is preparing to showcase an exhibition of work by potter Adam Wiley. Du... (read more)
The North Carolina Pottery Center Presents Monthly Lecture Series on Friday April 24th 7 - 9 PM   (03/26/15) Seagrove, NC - Jugtown Pottery will be presenting at the North Carolina Pottery Center for the April installme... (read more)
North Carolina Pottery Center Receives John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation Grant   (03/26/15) Seagrove, NC - The North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove will be receiving a $45,000 grant from The John W... (read more)
Asheboro Named Finalist for 2015 All-America City Award   (03/25/15) ASHEBORO, NC – Asheboro has been recognized as a finalist for the 2015 All-America City Award. This pres... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild's plein air painting lecture with NC artist, Jeremy Sams   (03/24/15) Asheboro, NC -- The Randolph Arts Guild is hosting a ‘plein air’ painting lecture by Randolph... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild offers Clay Wall Pockets Class with Brooke Avery   (03/24/15) Asheboro, NC - What is a clay wall pocket and how might it add to your creative life?  Find out as t... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo ready to launch summer hours   (03/20/15) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo will begin its summer operating hours, opening all venues Apr... (read more)
Admission Fees Changing at the North Carolina Zoo   (03/19/15) ASHEBORO, NC – Due to state legislation that requires a 7 percent sales tax on admission tickets an... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild Announces CALL TO ARTISTS: Young at Art!   (03/17/15) Asheboro, NC - It was once said by Pablo Picasso that “All children are artist. The problem is how to re... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Host Sculptural Sound Art Performance at Sunset Theatre Saturday   (03/17/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is set to host “Time Constraints” a unique 50-minute sound ... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild NEEDS Donations for Upcoming Rummage Sale set for March 27th and 28th   (03/16/15) Asheboro NC - Mark your calendars for the Thirteenth Annual Rummage Sale for the Arts!  This highly antic... (read more)
Celebrate Spring in Seagrove - April 18 & 19   (03/12/15) Seagrove, NC - Please join us this year for our largest Celebration of Spring in Seagrove, April 18-1... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild presents "'Good Wood' a woodworking lecture with Dick Hines"   (03/11/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild will host the return of local favorite woodworker, Dick Hines for ... (read more)
Sunset Avenue in Asheboro Named Great Main Street   (03/03/15) Asheboro, NC – Anyone who has enjoyed the classic charm of a Main Street knows intuitively when it&... (read more)
Portrait Artist Invites You to Studio Event at Brightside Gallery   (03/03/15) Asheboro, NC - Brightside Gallery’s resident artist, T Von Hoff, will be hosting an opening reception wi... (read more)
Salem College Dance Concert & Pinocchio Complete Randolph Community College Cultural Arts Season   (03/02/15) ASHEBORO, NC – Randolph Community College’s Cultural Arts Series will conclude in April with ... (read more)

February / 2015

'Out With The Old & In With The New' Jewelry Trunk Show & Bargain Sale   (02/28/15) Asheboro, NC - Jewelry artist extraordinaire, Susan Reynolds (of Bijou Savvy fame), will be featured in the je... (read more)
Metal Artist Porch Show/Sale   (02/28/15) Asheboro, NC - Metal artist, John Lopienski, will be featured on the front porch of Brightside Gallery, 170 Wo... (read more)
Carriage House Tea: FREE "Luck of the Irish" Tea Tasting   (02/28/15) Asheboro, NC - Carriage House Tea will be holding a free tea tasting on March 14, 2015 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bri... (read more)
Slideshow Presentation by Judith Duff at the NC Pottery Center   (02/23/15) Seagrove, NC - On Sunday, March 8, the North Carolina Pottery Center, located at 233 East Avenue in Seagrove, ... (read more)
Randolph Community College's First-Ever 'Small Town' Documentary Gallery Showing Opens Mar 4   (02/23/15) ASHEBORO, NC — Randolph Community College Department of Photographic Technology, in collaboration with t... (read more)
AC/DC lead singer buys his first Mustang GT from Randleman-based Petty's Garage   (02/22/15) RANDLEMAN, NC — AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson has bought his first Mustang GT from Richard Petty&rsquo... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Offers Summer Arts Camp Instructor Opportunities   (02/20/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is offering two "Super Messy" art themed day camps June 22 - 26 an... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo to remain closed through Sunday   (02/20/15) ASHEBORO, NC – To continue ensuring the safety of North Carolina Zoo visitors and employees, zoo of... (read more)
I-73/74 Visitor Centers to Resume Normal Operations on Sat, Feb 21st   (02/20/15) SEAGROVE, NC — The I-73/74 Visitor Centers will resume normal operations on Saturday, February 21, 2015.... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild to host Lunch & Learn with Marvel Artist John Czop   (02/20/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild will host a Lunch & Learn with Marvel Artist John Czop on Tuesday, ... (read more)
Ford and Petty's Garage Team Up to Build Limited-Edition Mustang GT   (02/19/15) DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Company and Petty's Garage are teaming up to build a new 627-horsepower* Mustan... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo closed on Thursday and Friday   (02/18/15) ASHEBORO, NC – Due to the winter storm, with roads and pathways throughout the North Carolina Zoo c... (read more)
I-73/74 Visitor Center Southbound Closed Due to Inclement Weather, Northbound revised schedule   (02/18/15) SEAGROVE, NC — Due to heavy icing on sidewalks, entrances, and visitor and employee parking areas, the I... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo to remain closed on Wednesday   (02/17/15) ASHEBORO, NC – Due to continuing cold temperatures and remnants of Monday’s snow storm that r... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Presents Pysanky Egg Workshop with Karen & Grace McFetters   (02/17/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild happily welcomes back the popular "Ukrainian Pysanky Egg" Class wi... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Presents "Clay Bird" Class with NC Potter, Brooke Avery   (02/17/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild offers a simple Clay Bird Pottery Project for youth ages 7 through... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo closed until Wednesday   (02/15/15) ASHEBORO, NC – Due to strong winds, freezing wind chills and fallen trees the North Carolina Zoo is... (read more)
NC Pottery Center Hosts 2015 Summer Clay Camps for Kids   (02/13/15) Seagrove, NC - The North Carolina Pottery Center is pleased to offer “Summer Clay Camp for Kids” t... (read more)
O'Kelley Re-Elected to Chair State Travel & Tourism Board   (02/11/15) CARY, NC – Randolph County Tourism Development Authority Executive Director, Tammy O'Kelley was re-elect... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild presents Mark Dixon's Artist Talk   (02/10/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild (R.A.G.) presents an artist talk with an individual who is one part con... (read more)
Carriage House Tea Free Valentine's Day Tea Tasting   (02/03/15) Asheboro, NC - Carriage House Tea will be holding a free tea tasting on February 14, 2015 from 1 to 4 p.m. at ... (read more)
Valentine Cupcake Artist at Brightside Gallery   (02/03/15) Asheboro, NC - Brightside Gallery will be hosting a Valentine cupcake artist on February 14, 2015 from 1 to 4 ... (read more)
Richard Petty opens museum in Randolph County, gives FOX8 a personalized tour   (02/02/15) LEVEL CROSS, NC — When it comes to NASCAR, he’s simply known as The King. Richard Petty has been ... (read more)

January / 2015

Busbee Road Potteries Dress Up for Valetine's Day Celebration   (01/29/15) Seagrove, NC - After the cold gray days of January, the Seagrove Potters of Historic Busbee Road like to brigh... (read more)
The NC Pottery Center Presents Monthly Lecture Series, Friday, February 20th, 7 - 9 PM   (01/29/15) Seagrove, NC - Charlie Tefft will be presenting at the North Carolina Pottery Center for the February installm... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Host Lunch and Learn with Artist Ed Rich   (01/22/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild’s January exhibition will culminate with a Lunch & Learn with... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Host A Valentine Jewelry Trunk Show with Sassy Gems by Geri   (01/22/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild’s Shop would like to help you shop for your "Special Valentine".&... (read more)
Caughron & Holt Appointed to Tourism Development Authority Board   (01/22/15) Asheboro, NC – The Randolph County Board of Commissioners have appointed David Caughron as new Chairpers... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild to Exhibit the Work of Illustrator & Artist John Czop   (01/20/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild will showcase the work of artist and illustrator John Czop during the m... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild hosts Swing Dance Lecture and Swing Dance Lessons with Allie Sampson   (01/17/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is about to lay a solid platform for your feet to get happy. ... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Hosts Ceramic Jewelry Bowl and Beads Class   (01/17/15) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is set to offer the Ceramic Jewelry Bowl and Beads class with Rand... (read more)
Expanded gorilla exhibit coming to the North Carolina Zoo in 2015   (01/13/15) Asheboro, NC – Construction will begin later this month to renovate and expand the North Carolina Z... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo to delay opening on Wednesday   (01/13/15) Asheboro, NC – Due to predictions of freezing rain and icy conditions, the North Carolina Zoo will ... (read more)
Resolve to make a difference in 2015 by volunteering at the North Carolina Zoo   (01/12/15) Asheboro, NC – Consider being a volunteer and experience the North Carolina Zoo like never before. ... (read more)
The North Carolina Pottery Center Monthly Lecture Series, Friday, January 16   (01/03/15) Seagrove, NC - On January 16th, join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center for a slide lecture by Seagrove p... (read more)
New at the North Carolina Pottery Center in 2015 - Adult Throwing Classes   (01/03/15) Seagrove, NC - Always wanted to try throwing a piece of pottery? Now’s a great time to mark it off your ... (read more)
North Carolina Pottery Center Exhibition Quiet Inspiration - Japanese Influence on NC Potters   (01/02/15) Seagrove, NC - We can all appreciate the tradition and beauty of Japanese ceramics and the influence and inspi... (read more)

December / 2014

Sunset Cultural Series Kicks off 2015   (12/18/14) Asheboro, NC - The new year will also mark the launch of a new initiative to designed connect people to a... (read more)
O'Kelley Reappointed to North Carolina Travel and Tourism Board   (12/18/14) ASHEBORO, NC – Tammy O’Kelley, Executive Director of the Randolph County Tourism Development Autho... (read more)
Acting Workshops to be held at the Sunset Theatre by American Shakespeare Center   (12/18/14) ASHEBORO, NC – The American Shakespeare Center will make a stop in Asheboro on Friday, January 16th and ... (read more)
Orphaned cougars at the North Carolina Zoo celebrate first birthday   (12/17/14) ASHEBORO, NC – Three orphaned cougars who have called the North Carolina Zoo home since last March ... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild Presents Drawing From Life Lecture/Demonstration with NC Artist, Mark Stephenson   (12/16/14) Asheboro, NC - North Carolina portrait artist, Mark Stephenson will visit with the Randolph Arts Guild on... (read more)
The North Carolina Pottery Center Presents Monthly Lecture Series, Friday, December 12, 7 - 9 PM   (12/04/14) Seagrove, NC - This on-going lecture series is facilitated by Josh Floyd, the Artist-in-Residence at the cente... (read more)
Cara Bevan's Book Signing at Brightside Gallery   (12/03/14) Asheboro, NC - Brightside Gallery is having a world premiere book signing of Cara Bevan’s new children&r... (read more)

November / 2014

Double Artist Trunk Show at Brightside Gallery   (11/22/14) Asheboro, NC - Brightside Gallery will be showcasing two amazing area artists on their front porch for Small B... (read more)
Lark Artists Handmade Holiday Art Show Announces Guest Artists and More   (11/19/14) Asheboro, NC - Start your holiday shopping on Saturday, December 6, at the Fourth Annual Lark Artists Handmade... (read more)
Holiday Clay Ornament Workshop at The Randolph Arts Guild   (11/19/14) Asheboro, NC - Are you in need of handmade ornaments to complete your holiday experience?  The Rando... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild announces 2014 Artist Hang-up   (11/19/14) Asheboro, NC - Each and every December, the Randolph Arts Guild opens its gallery at 123 Sunset Ave in downtow... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo's oldest polar bear passes away   (11/17/14) ASHEBORO, NC – After several weeks of declining health and intense round-the-clock medical care, Pa... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Announces the "Creative in Randolph" Exhibition Call for Entry   (11/12/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild presents "Creative in Randolph", a juried visual art exhibition fo... (read more)
Carriage House Tea - Free Tea Tasting: Christmas Blend Black Tea   (11/06/14) Asheboro, NC - Carriage House Tea will be holding a free tea tasting on November 14, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. at ... (read more)
For these NC farm owners, making cheese is just kid stuff   (11/06/14) The burgeoning local food movement usually seeks to bring the farm to the table. But the Goat Lady Dairy bring... (read more)
Holiday Open House at Brightside Gallery & Herb N Garden   (11/06/14) Asheboro, NC - Come out for an evening of Christmas cheer on November 14, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Brightside ... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Host Indie Folk Artists Ian Thornton & Shiloh Hill - LIVE at the Sunset Theat   (11/05/14) Asheboro, NC - On Wednesday, November 19th at 7pm the Randolph Arts Guild will host indie folk artists Ia... (read more)
NC Pottery Center Monthly Lecture Series - Fri, Nov 14 from 7 - 9 pm   (11/05/14) Seagrove, NC - This on-going lecture series is facilitated by Josh Floyd, the Artist-in-Residence at the cente... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Host Jewelry Trunk Show with Sassy Gems by Geri Nov 21 - 22   (11/04/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild’s Shop is set to host a “one-of-a-kind” chance to mee... (read more)
Celebration of Seagrove Potters Gala and Sunday Surprise, November 21-23   (11/03/14) Seagrove, NC - The Celebration of Seagrove Potters kicks off the weekend with an exciting and festive Friday n... (read more)
Randolph Community College Holiday Concert & Tree Lighting Set for Dec. 3   (11/03/14) Asheboro, NC – Randolph Community College’s 7th Annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Concert is s... (read more)

October / 2014

Randolph Arts Guild to Host Opening Reception for Mugapalooza   (10/29/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild invites the public to attend the opening reception for its Mugapalooza ... (read more)
Brown Family Pottery Exhibit Opening November 8th at Seagrove's North Carolina Pottery Center   (10/25/14) Seagrove, NC - One of the South’s most significant pottery-making families will be celebrated in a North... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to host Heritage Corn Shuck Doll Making Workshop   (10/21/14) Asheboro, NC - How do you make Native American heritage-based corn shuck dolls?  Join Karen McFetter... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Announces Call for Entry for first annual "Chug & Chunk" pottery triathlon   (10/21/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is hosting the first annual "Chug and Chunk Triathlon".  The ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo celebrates Boo at the Zoo   (10/20/14) ASHEBORO, NC – For more than 20 years, thousands of kids have attended Boo at the Zoo, the North Ca... (read more)
The North Carolina Zoo Receives Disney Conservation Grant   (10/16/14) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Disney Worldwide Co... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild offers a "Make Your Own Mug" class with NC potter, Brooke Avery   (10/15/14) Asheboro, NC - In celebration of the Randolph Arts Guild's November exhibition, “Mugapalooza!&rdquo... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild offers "Day of the Dead Head" craft class with Mary Davis   (10/15/14) Asheboro -- The Randolph Arts Guild offers a seasonal folk art class with local craft artist, Mary Davis. ... (read more)
Asheboro Copperheads Baseball Opens 2015 Season at Home   (10/13/14) Asheboro, NC - The Asheboro Copperheads will open their 17th season in the Coastal Plain League in 2015 by hos... (read more)
Winners announced for the North Carolina Zoo lion cub naming contest   (10/10/14) ASHEBORO, NC – It’s a prideful day at the North Carolina Zoo. The zoo’s four lion cubs,... (read more)
Spooky Day At Brightside Gallery   (10/10/14) Asheboro, NC - Brightside Gallery will host SPOOKY events on October 18, 2014 from 1 to 4 p.m. Stop by to roun... (read more)
Carriage House Tea Free Tea Tasting: Pumpkin Spice Black Tea   (10/10/14) Asheboro, NC - Carriage House Tea will be holding a free tea tasting on October 18, 2014 from 1 to 4 p.m. at B... (read more)
Governor McCrory to Lead Opening Ceremonies for North Carolina Zoo's New Polar Bear Exhibit   (10/09/14) Asheboro, NC - Gov. Pat McCrory will be the featured speaker at ribbon-cutting ceremonies on Thursday, Oct. 23... (read more)
Own a Piece of the North Carolina Zoo's Plant Collection at a Bargain   (10/09/14) ASHEBORO, NC — Since many North Carolina Zoo visitors admire the zoo’s beautiful, colorful an... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild Offers Beginning Watercolor Class for Adults with NC Artist, Ken Hobson   (10/09/14) Asheboro, NC -  Are you ready to take the big jump into exploring watercolors?  Join the Randol... (read more)
Westmoore Pottery Presents Hearthside Cookery Program   (10/09/14) Seagrove, NC - On Saturday, October 18, Westmoore Pottery will present “Stepping Back in Time:  Hea... (read more)
26th Annual NASCAR Day Festival Just Around the Corner   (10/08/14) Randleman, NC - On Saturday, October 25th thousands will converge in Randleman, North Carolina for the 26th An... (read more)
The North Carolina Pottery Center Presents Monthly Lecture Series, Friday, October 17th   (10/02/14) Seagrove, NC - This on-going lecture series will be facilitated by Josh Floyd, the new Artist-in-Residence at ... (read more)

September / 2014

42nd Annual Asheboro Fall Festival - Oct 4th & 5th   (09/29/14) Asheboro, NC - This year marks the 42nd Annual Fall Festival.  Saturday Oct. 4th and Sunday Oct. 5th the ... (read more)
Asheboro Fall Festival Kick-Off Concert featuring Bantum Rooster   (09/29/14) Asheboro, NC - On Friday, October 3rd at 6pm Fall Festival XLII will kick-off with a concert headlined by... (read more)
Carriage House Tea - FREE Tea Tasting of Emory's Apple Spice Black Tea   (09/26/14) Asheboro, NC - Carriage House Tea will be holding a free tea tasting on October 4, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.... (read more)
Book Signing & Reading by Ben Frazier at Brightside Gallery   (09/26/14) Asheboro, NC - Brightside Gallery is thrilled to present local author, Ben Fraizer, doing selected readings fr... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Hosts Make-Your-Own Voo Doo Doll/Dude Workshop with Mary Davis   (09/23/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild (RAG) hosts a highly customizable crafting class designed for all ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Launches Lion Cub Naming Contest   (09/22/14) ASHEBORO, NC –To mark the rare and exciting occasion of having four lion cubs born at the North Car... (read more)
The 7th Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters Announces Participants   (09/18/14) Seagrove, NC - Planning for the 7th Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters is well underway and the co... (read more)
Fall Festival Kick-Off Concert featuring Bantum Rooster Set for Oct. 3rd   (09/17/14) Asheboro, NC - On Friday, October 3rd at 6pm Fall Festival XLII will kick-off with a concert headlined by... (read more)
The Barrister Boys, Native Son Vineyards, & Herb N Garden Featured at Brightside Gallery's Season Fi   (09/12/14) Asheboro, NC - Brightside Gallery is ending its 2014 “front porch season” in style with a Friday e... (read more)
Carriage House Tea Offers Free Tasting Event: Peach Apricot Black Tea   (09/12/14) Asheboro, NC - Carriage House Tea will be holding a free tea tasting on September 19, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. at... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Feature Artist Les Caison III during Sept 'Out and About'   (09/12/14) Asheboro, NC - On Friday, September 19th at 6pm for the last of the monthly downtown “Out & Abo... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Announces Application Deadline for Regional Artist Grants   (09/12/14) Asheboro, NC – The Randolph Arts Guild is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Regional Artists Gran... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild presents the "Art of Coffee" Lecture with The Table Farmhouse Bakery & Count   (09/11/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is hosting an "Art of Coffee" lecture that features another local estab... (read more)
Final Brightside Market of the Season - Saturday, Sept. 13th   (09/05/14) Asheboro, NC - Brightside Gallery will host the final Brightside Market of  its second season on Septembe... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Presents Water Color Batik Class Featuring Artist, Debra Spinks   (09/04/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild (R.A.G.) welcomes back artist Debra Spinks for a watercolor batik ... (read more)
Randolph Community College Kicks Off 7th Cultural Arts Season   (09/04/14) Asheboro, NC – Randolph Community College’s Cultural Arts Series embarks on its seventh seaso... (read more)

August / 2014

NC Pottery Center - Book Discussion, Signing & Pottery Identification   (08/30/14) It's Just Dirt! The Historic Art Potteries of North Carolina's Seagrove Region by Stephen C. Compton (Author)&... (read more)
North Carolina's Official Travel Guide Recognized with National Award   (08/30/14) The N.C. Division of Tourism, Film & Sports Development received a 2014 Mercury Award on August 26th from ... (read more)
NC Pottery Center Artist in Residence - Josh Floyd   (08/29/14) Seagrove, NC - The North Carolina Pottery Center is pleased to announce the addition of Josh Floyd as our new ... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild to host Two Zentangle(R) Drawing Classes with Lisa Skeen   (08/28/14) Asheboro, NC - What is a Zentangle®?  It is a doodle-like drawing created with equal parts conce... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Host Exhibition by Artist Cat Collier   (08/26/14) Asheboro, NC - During the month of September The Randolph Arts Guild will feature an exhibition by Cat Collier... (read more)
NC Zoo Offering Second Wildlife Research Camp   (08/26/14) Asheboro, NC — On the heels of the North Carolina Zoo’s highly successful  Field Research Cam... (read more)
RCC Students Gain Real Life Experience at Petty's Garage   (08/26/14) Asheboro, NC – Five Randolph Community College students participated in a unique job-shadowing expe... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo to add new polar bear to newly expanded exhibit   (08/21/14) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo’s polar bear Patches, is gaining a roommate, so to spea... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Offers 'Make Your Own Pixie Door with Julian Bralley'   (08/15/14) Asheboro, NC -- Why do we need to create a door specifically for pixies?  You may find out by taking the ... (read more)
Call to Potters - Randolph Arts Guild to host Mugapalooza Exhibit   (08/15/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild (RAG) announces a “Call to Potters” for its upcoming Mugapa... (read more)
Mobile Anagama Kiln Firing at the Pottery Center   (08/14/14) Seagrove, NC - Henry Crissman, a graduate Student at The NYSCC at Alfred University persuing a MFA in Ceramics... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild Presents Mike Gaffney & Friends LIVE!   (08/14/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is set to showcase the musical talents of Mike Gaffney Live at The Suns... (read more)
NC Zoo to Celebrate Birthday of Oldest Elephant   (08/11/14) Asheboro, NC — The North Carolina Zoo is celebrating 40 years of operation during 2014. But one of ... (read more)
Burning of Elephant Ivory, Rhino Horns Postponed   (08/11/14) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo’s planned burning of elephant ivory and rhino horns, sc... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo to burn elephant ivory, rhino horns   (08/08/14) Asheboro, NC - To help raise awareness about the plight of elephants and rhinos in the wild, North Caroli... (read more)
Lark Artists Announces Call for Artists for 4th Annual Handmade Holiday Art Show   (08/06/14) Asheboro, NC – Lark Artists invites all interested new and returning artists to submit a vendor applicat... (read more)
Four Lion Cubs Born at the North Carolina Zoo   (08/06/14) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo is roaring with excitement, as a lion has given birth at the zoo for the... (read more)

July / 2014

Randolph Partners Up To Celebrate 40 Wild Years   (07/30/14) Residents to have free entrance for first four weekends in August ASHEBORO, NC – Five Asheboro-Randolph... (read more)
RCC Archdale/Chamber Partner for Customer Service Course   (07/28/14) Archdale, NC – Experts say customer service is one of the biggest factors that determines how succe... (read more)
Recommendations Changed To Keep & Expand NC Zoo Gorilla Troop   (07/23/14) Asheboro, NC—After a change in plans and acquisition of funds to renovate animal holding facilities, the... (read more)
Kiln Firing at the NC Pottery Center by ECU Students   (07/22/14) Seagrove, NC - Join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center Friday, August 1, to learn about the wood firing p... (read more)
Many Faces: North Carolina's Face Jug Tradition   (07/17/14) Seagrove, NC - Many Faces: North Carolina’s Face Jug Tradition will be the next temporary exhibition at ... (read more)
FREE Attractions Offered During Visitor Appreciation Day at the NC Zoo   (07/16/14) Asheboro, NC – Certain attractions which would normally cost North Carolina Zoo visitors an extra $11 th... (read more)
Battle of the Bands to Decide Performer for Fall Festival Kick-Off Concert   (07/16/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild has just announced that they will kick-off this year’s Fall Festi... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Showcase Mike Gaffney LIVE at the Sunset Theatre   (07/10/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is set to showcase the musical talents of Mike Gaffney Live at The Suns... (read more)
Destination: Bugs - An Epic Adventure at the NC Zoo   (07/03/14) After featuring animatronic dinosaurs for the last two years, the N.C. Zoo made a switch to giant ve... (read more)

June / 2014

Randolph and Davidson Counties Partner to Honor Veterans in Southeastern Old Threshers Reunion Ann   (06/24/14) Asheboro, NC - The Southeastern Old Threshers Reunion, held annually at Denton FarmPark, will kick off this ye... (read more)
Destination: KidZone at the NC Zoo   (06/19/14) Asheboro, NC - Nature play is the buzzword among those in the play business, and the N.C. Zoo has ju... (read more)
NC Zoo Loses Female Elephant, 'Little Diamond'   (06/18/14) Asheboro, NC — After several days of declining health and despite round-the-clock care by veterinary and... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild Mike Durham Yard Art on the Sidewalk   (06/17/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is set to host local sculptor Mike Durham in front of the Randolph Arts... (read more)
Own a Piece of the NC Zoo's Horticulture Collection   (06/17/14) Asheboro, NC— More than 30 species of plants are on sale for less than $10 at this year’s North Ca... (read more)
Broken Water Line Closes I-73/74 Visitor Centers in Seagrove   (06/17/14) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate: Jun 17, 2014Contact: Tammy O’Kelley, Director of Tourism | Phone: (336) 465-0... (read more)
Celebrate Father's Day at the North Carolina Zoo   (06/11/14) Asheboro, NC – Make Father’s Day weekend more interesting and take advantage of the three bear exh... (read more)
2014 Summer Clay Programs at the North Carolina Pottery Center   (06/10/14) Seagrove, NC - The North Carolina Pottery Center, located in Seagrove, NC, has plenty of summer clay programs ... (read more)
Richland Creek ZipLine Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence   (06/05/14) Asheboro, NC – TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, recently awarded Richland Creek ZipLine &am... (read more)
The North Carolina Zoo to Remain Open during Zoo Parkway Construction   (06/03/14) Asheboro, NC — The North Carolina Zoo will remain open while crews with the N.C. Department of Transport... (read more)
Diane Villa Named NC Zoo Curator of Design   (06/03/14) Asheboro, NC — The North Carolina Zoo has announced the appointment of Diane Villa as the park’s n... (read more)
NC Zoo names Simmons as deputy director and COO   (06/03/14) Asheboro, NC — The North Carolina Zoo has announced the appointment of L. Patricia (Pat) Simmons, curren... (read more)
Celebrate World Oceans Day at the North Carolina Zoo   (06/02/14) Asheboro, NC — In addition to the sun, oceans play a significant role when it comes to affecting the Ear... (read more)

May / 2014

NC Zoo offering unique wildlife camp   (05/28/14) Asheboro, NC — A new “Wild Animal Science Camp” to be offered to rising 10th, 11th and 12th-... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild Announces 32nd Annual Juried Arts Show   (05/27/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild announces plans to hold its 32nd Annual Juried Arts Show. Artists may d... (read more)
The North Carolina Zoo's Gorilla Exhibit Set to Undergo Changes   (05/22/14) Asheboro, NC — Members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Gorilla Species Survival Pla... (read more)
The North Carolina Zoo Welcomes Baby Chimpanzee   (05/22/14) Asheboro, NC – This Memorial Day weekend people are encouraged to come to the North Carolina Zoo and see... (read more)
"Cousins in Clay" Event - Pottery with Personality & Collectible Appeal   (05/19/14) Seagrove, NC - May 31 - June 1, 2014 --- 6th Annual “Cousins in Clay” --- at Bulldog Pottery, pott... (read more)
The North Carolina Zoo Presents Save Our Snakes   (05/15/14) Asheboro, NC - North Carolina Zoo keepers and education staff will present programs on snakes, snake myths and... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild Announces Call for The Chicken Art Show   (05/13/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild (RAG) announces a call for “The Chicken Art Show”. Artists ... (read more)
Plants and Pots with Brooke Avery and Bettina Hunter   (05/13/14) Asheboro, NC -- The Randolph Arts Guild (R.A.G.) is offering an upcoming class that combines the talent of two... (read more)
Run Wild in the North Carolina Zoo's Annual 5K   (05/06/14) Asheboro, NC – On June 7th tie your shoelaces and hit the ground running for the North Carolina Zoo&rsqu... (read more)
NC Pottery Center presents Neolia, Keeper of the Cole Tradition   (05/06/14) Seagrove, NC - Neolia, Keeper of the Cole Pottery Tradition: A Retrospective and Ring Jugs and Rundlets will b... (read more)
Celebrate Mother's Day at the North Carolina Zoo   (05/05/14) Asheboro, NC – Soar into Mother’s Day weekend by attending Birds & Blooms at the North Carolin... (read more)
NC Golf Vacation: The "Heart"' of Asheboro   (05/05/14) How fitting that the word "heart'' is closely associated with the effort to bring visitors to Ashebo... (read more)
NC Food Truck State Championship Comes to Randleman   (05/05/14) Randleman, NC - Officials with the City of Randleman and the Randleman Chamber of Commerce announce North Caro... (read more)

April / 2014

Randolph Arts Guild Announces Call to Artists for 2014 Randolph Ramble   (04/30/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild announces a call to artists wishing to participate in the Third Annual ... (read more)
Third Annual Bloomin' Wine Festival   (04/28/14) Trinity, NC - Zimmerman Vineyards celebrates the annual rite of grapevines in bloom on Saturday, May 10th from... (read more)
Art on Sunset to feature the artwork of Local Artists and World Music   (04/23/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is excited to announce the return of Art on Sunset, a Juried Arts and C... (read more)
NC Zoo to Become First State Agency to Attain Environmental Stewardship Award   (04/21/14) Asheboro, NC — On Wednesday, April 23, the North Carolina Zoo will become the first state agency to be c... (read more)
NC Zoo Postpones Easter Egg Event   (04/19/14) Asheboro, NC - Due to rainy weather conditions, the North Carolina Zoo has postponed its annual Easter "Eggstr... (read more)
Baby Baboon Born at the North Carolina Zoo   (04/11/14) Asheboro, NC - Employees at the North Carolina Zoo are excited to announce another new addition to the zoo. On... (read more)
Party for the Planet at the NC Zoo this Weekend and Celebrate Earth Day   (04/10/14) Asheboro, NC — In honor of Earth Day which is on April 22nd, employees with the North Carolina Zoo want ... (read more)
NC Pottery Center presents: Neolia, Keeper of the Cole Tradition: A Retrospective   (04/10/14) Seagrove, NC - Neolia, Keeper of the Cole Pottery Tradition: A Retrospective will be the next temporary exhibi... (read more)
Celebration of Spring Kiln Openings and Studio Tours | April 26th & 27th   (04/06/14) Seagrove, NC - It’s a beautiful weekend to come out to the freshly blooming spring countryside and leisu... (read more)
The NC Zoo Kicks off Sustainability Campaign   (04/03/14) Asheboro, NC - Join the North Carolina Zoo in helping the environment and raise money for polar bear research ... (read more)
NC Zoo Officials to Present Malt O Meal with Award   (04/01/14) Asheboro, NC - Workers at a cereal manufacturing plant in Randolph County are getting an award from the North ... (read more)
Cougar cubs make debut at NC Zoo   (04/01/14) Asheboro, NC - Your cute animal fix for the week comes from our own North Carolina Zoo, where three orpha... (read more)

March / 2014

NC Zoo's Cougar Kittens Begin Introduction To Exhibit   (03/31/14) Asheboro, NC — Three cougar kittens rescued after losing their mother to an  Oregon hunter on Monda... (read more)
Sid Luck on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast   (03/27/14) Seagrove, NC - This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with fi... (read more)
NC Zoo plans special weekend to celebrate 40th anniversary   (03/26/14) Asheboro, NC — The North Carolina Zoo celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014 and is launching the festi... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild Offers Painting Projects Class with Artist Chuck McLachlan   (03/26/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild (RAG) will host an upcoming painting class with NC artist, Chuck M... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild to offer Pysanky Egg Class with NC folk artists Karen & Grace McFetters   (03/26/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild (RAG) announces additional pysanky egg dying courses.  "... (read more)
Daffie Days Event at Bulldog Pottery | Celebration of the Ubiquitous Daffodil   (03/25/14) Seagrove, NC - Celebrate the Vase on April 4-5, 2014 with potters Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke of S... (read more)
VIDEO: Otter mom nudges baby to swim for first time   (03/21/14) Asheboro, NC - A new baby otter at the North Carolina Zoo is taking its first swim. Video posted on the ... (read more)
Caught on Camera: Baby Otter at NC Zoo Swims for the First Time   (03/20/14) Asheboro, NC — For the first time in its 40 year history, there’s been an otter birth at the North... (read more)
NC Zoo to delay opening on Tuesday, March 18th   (03/18/14) Asheboro, NC -- Due to the frozen precipitation that fell Monday and last night, the North Carolina Zoo will d... (read more)
Sunny Slopes: Working farm helps preserve a valuable heritage   (03/18/14) Asheboro, NC - Sunny Slopes Farm and Ranch nestles against the northeastern face of Purgatory Mountain. Owned ... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild now Accepting Vendor Applications for Art on Sunset 2014   (03/17/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is currently accepting applications for Art on Sunset. Anyone intereste... (read more)
Firing the Groundhog Kiln with Seagrove Potter Chad Brown   (03/15/14) Seagrove, NC - Join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center Saturday, March 22nd to learn about the wood firin... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to feature Local Artist Cori Cagle   (03/13/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is preparing to feature an exhibit by local artist Cori Cagle titled &l... (read more)
NC Zoo Officials Announce Volunteer of the Year   (03/12/14) Asheboro, NC — More than 300 people spent nearly 40,000 hours volunteering at the North Carolina Zoo las... (read more)
Richard Petty Museum Completes Move Back Home, Named Local Historical Landmark   (03/12/14) Level Cross NC (March 12, 2014) – After moving from downtown Randleman, N.C., to storage and now to its ... (read more)
NC Zoo to reopen on Tuesday, March 11, 2014   (03/10/14) Asheboro, NC — After four days of closure due to tree damage from the recent ice storm, the North Caroli... (read more)
Richard Petty Museum moves back to Petty family compound   (03/09/14) Level Cross, NC - Richard Petty is going back home to Level Cross, N.C. – the Richard Petty Museum, that... (read more)
NC Zoo to remain closed through Monday   (03/07/14) Asheboro, NC — Due to the number of fallen trees throughout the park as a result of Friday’s winte... (read more)
NC Zoo to close on Friday   (03/06/14) Asheboro, NC — Due to predictions of freezing rain and icy conditions Thursday evening, the North Caroli... (read more)
First Video of New Cougar Kittens at NC Zoo   (03/05/14) Asheboro, NC — For the first time since their arrival in North Carolina the public gets to see video of ... (read more)
Fall Festival Applications now available   (03/05/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is now accepting vendor applications for the 42nd Fall Festival schedul... (read more)
Cougar Kittens Arrive at NC Zoo   (03/04/14) Asheboro, NC — Three adorable cougar kittens now call the North Carolina Zoo home. The kittens arrived l... (read more)
Richard Petty back in the 'Winner's Circle'   (03/03/14) Charlotte, NC — Richard Petty, Randleman racing legend and co-owner of Richard Petty Motorsports, j... (read more)

February / 2014

Orphaned Cougar Kittens to Arrive at NC Zoo Next Week   (02/28/14) Asheboro, NC — On March 3rd, the North Carolina Zoo will become home to a trio of cougar kittens, two fe... (read more)
ETSU Senior Becca Irvin to Give 'Vortex Soda Kiln' Presentation at the North Carolina Pottery Center   (02/20/14) Seagrove, NC - On Sunday, March 9, from 1:00-4:00 pm, the North Carolina Pottery Center will be open to the pu... (read more)
NC Zoo reopening Tuesday   (02/17/14) Asheboro, NC — Following six days of closure due to the recent winter storm, the North Carolina Zoo will... (read more)
NC Zoo to remain closed on Monday, February 17th   (02/16/14) Asheboro, NC -- Due to ice and snow that remain inside the park after last week's winter storm, the North Caro... (read more)
NC Zoo to remain closed through the weekend   (02/13/14) Asheboro, NC - Due to Wednesday's winter storm and the forecast for additional mixed precipitation on Thursday... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild hosts Pysanky Egg Craft Class with the McFetters   (02/13/14) Asheboro, NC -- "Pysanky" (pronounced peh-sahn-keh) is a 2000 year old Ukrainian tradition of writin... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild hosts portrait Illustration class with NC artist, Jim Langer   (02/13/14) Asheboro, NC -- The Randolph Arts Guild (RAG) will host a semi-advanced portrait illustration course with... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild hosts "Wonder of Wire" Home Decor Edition Craft Class with Michelle Jarrett   (02/13/14) Asheboro, NC -- The Randolph Arts Guild (RAG) offers the "Wonder Of Wire -- Home Decor Edition" wire craf... (read more)
NC Zoo to Close Wednesday & Thursday, February 12th/13th   (02/11/14) Asheboro, NC — Due to the forecast for a winter storm including freezing rain and snow, the North Caroli... (read more)
Gavin Johnson Named to NC Zoo Public Relatoins Post   (02/07/14) Asheboro, NC — The  North Carolina Zoo has named Gavin Johnson of Wilmington as its new Public Rela... (read more)
O'Kelley Elected to Chair State Travel & Tourism Board   (02/06/14) Asheboro, NC – Randolph County Tourism Development Director Tammy O'Kelley was elected to chair the NC T... (read more)
Visitors Bureau Distributing 2014 Official Visitor Guides   (02/03/14) Asheboro, NC – The 2014 Official Heart of North Carolina Visitors Guide is now available at the Visitors... (read more)
NC Zoo Seeking Volunteers   (02/03/14) Asheboro, NC — With the beginning of a new year, the North Carolina Zoo is offering a way to experience ... (read more)

January / 2014

NC Zoo reopens on Saturday, Feb 1st   (01/31/14) Asheboro, NC — After being closed for four days due to cold temperatures and a winter storm, the North C... (read more)
NC Zoo to remain closed on Friday, Jan 31st   (01/30/14) Asheboro, NC — Due to continuing cold temperatures and remnants of Tuesday’s snow storm that remai... (read more)
NC Zoo to remain closed on Thursday, January 30th   (01/29/14) Asheboro, NC - Due to the recent snow and continuing cold temperatures the North Carolina Zoo will remain clos... (read more)
Valentine Treats from the Potters of Busbee Road   (01/28/14) Seagrove, NC - Chocolates last for minutes - Pottery lasts a lifetime! Has the January chill given you cabin ... (read more)
NC Zoo to close Wed, January 29th due to weather   (01/28/14) Asheboro, NC — Due to the wintry weather forecast, the North Carolina Zoo will remained closed to the pu... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Open Exhibit by Artist Rodney Bennett   (01/28/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild has set to open an exhibit by artist Rodney Bennett titled “Enter... (read more)
NC Zoo to close Tue, January 28th due to weather   (01/27/14) Asheboro, NC — Due to the forecast for cold and windy conditions with the chance of snow, the North Caro... (read more)
NC Zoo to close Friday due to temperatures   (01/23/14) Asheboro, NC — Due to the forecast for extremely cold and windy conditions the North Carolina Zoo will b... (read more)
NC Zoo to close Wed, January 22nd due to weather   (01/21/14) Asheboro, NC — Due to the forecast for cold and windy conditions with  the chance of frozen precipi... (read more)
Cards & Cookies Valentine Workshop presented by The Randolph Arts Guild   (01/16/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild (RAG) will host a "Cards & Cookies" Valentine's Day Workshop on Sat... (read more)
NC Pottery Center to Recognize Folk Heritage Award-Winning Potters with Exhibition   (01/16/14) Seagrove, NC - “Teachers of Tradition: NC’s Folk Heritage Award-Winning Potters,” a temporar... (read more)
Rich Powell Lecture featured at The Randolph Arts Guild   (01/15/14) Asheboro, NC -- The Randolph Arts Guild presents "Will Draw For Food: An Illustrator's Life (so far)".  T... (read more)
Promoting Pottery   (01/15/14) Asheboro, NC — Lindsey Lambert, N.C. Pottery Center director, outlined how the organization plans to uti... (read more)
NC Zoo's new polar bear already a major draw   (01/13/14) Asheboro, NC — The polar bear looks attentively at her new keepers standing in the public viewing area, ... (read more)
It's not all glamor when you work at the zoo   (01/13/14) Asheboro, NC - "If I Ran the Zoo" was one of my favoriteDr. Seuss books. The idea of working wi... (read more)
The shows go on...Upgraded Sunset offers more   (01/09/14) Asheboro, NC — The beautifully renovated Sunset Theatre will be a more entertaining place in 2014. ... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild Presents The Art Of Food Lecture with Magnolia 23 Restaurant   (01/08/14) Asheboro, NC - Have you ever wondered why people have a preference for certain foods?  The Randolph ... (read more)
NC Zoo to Close Tuesday, Jan 7th Due to Weather   (01/06/14) Asheboro, NC — Due to the forecast for severely cold weather, the North Carolina Zoo will be closed to t... (read more)
I-73/74 Visitor Centers to Close Tuesday Due to Weather   (01/06/14) Seagrove, NC — Due to the forecast for Tuesday, January 7, the I-73/74 Visitor Centers will be closed to... (read more)

December / 2013

NC Zoo Visitors Get Christmas Gift of New Polar Bear   (12/24/13) Asheboro, NC — It’s a special gift even Santa Claus would have problems loading on his sleigh. Bu... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Featured on State Travel Guide Cover   (12/18/13) ASHEBORO, NC — The North Carolina Zoo, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, becomes one of the... (read more)
I-73/74 Visitor Centers to be closed today   (12/08/13) Seagrove, NC - Due to predictions of ice and adverse weather, and the unpredictability of what this system is ... (read more)
NC Zoo to close on Sunday, December 8th   (12/07/13) Asheboro, NC — Due to predictions of ice and adverse weather, the North Carolina Zoo will be closed to t... (read more)
New Sea Lions on Exhibits at NC Zoo   (12/05/13) Asheboro, NC — A pair of California sea lions went on exhibit for the first time Thursday at the North C... (read more)
NC Pottery Center presents: Old Ways in Mind   (12/03/13) Seagrove, NC - Old Ways in Mind: Historical American Pottery and Contemporary NC Potters will be the next exhi... (read more)
Bulldog Pottery's Holiday Sale   (12/02/13) Seagrove, NC - Seagrove’s Bulldog Pottery artists, Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke, love glazes. And ... (read more)
Westmoore Pottery holds Annual Holiday Open House Event   (12/02/13) Seagrove, NC - On Saturday, December 7, 2013, Westmoore Pottery, located just outside of Seagrove, NC, will ho... (read more)

November / 2013

Polar Bear Arrives Safely at North Carolina Zoo   (11/21/13) Asheboro, NC — Patches the polar bear arrived safely at the North Carolina Zoo Wednesday evening, but it... (read more)
Artists Hang Up 2013 - Deck the Walls!   (11/21/13) Asheboro, NC - In December, the Randolph Arts Guild is opening its gallery for artists of all media ... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Host Lunch & Learn for Artist Derek Toomes   (11/21/13) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild set to host a Lunch & Learn event for artist Derek Toomes.  De... (read more)
Lark Artists Handmade Holiday Art Show Announces Guest Artists & Activities   (11/12/13) Asheboro, NC - Start your holiday shopping on Saturday, December 7, at the Lark Artists Handmade Holiday art s... (read more)
Polar Bear Coming to NC Zoo   (11/06/13) Asheboro, NC — The North Carolina Zoo will soon be acquiring a new polar bear. “Patches,” a ... (read more)
NC Zoo Begins Winter Operating Hours   (11/04/13) Asheboro, NC — The North Carolina Zoo began winter operating hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily on Monday, ... (read more)
Westmoore Pottery Presents Hearthside Cookery Program   (11/03/13) Seagrove, NC - On Saturday, November 9, Westmoore Pottery will present “Stepping Back in Time:  Hea... (read more)
Old Ways in Mind: Historical American Pottery & Contemporary NC Potters to be next NC Pottery Center   (11/01/13) Seagrove, NC - Old Ways in Mind: Historical American Pottery and Contemporary NC Potters will be the next exhi... (read more)
NC Zoo Acquires Two Rescued Sea Lions   (11/01/13) Asheboro, NC — The North Carolina Zoo on Thursday acquired two young California sea lions rescued by Sea... (read more)

October / 2013

Dinosaurs' Last Week at the NC Zoo Includes Special Offer   (10/29/13) ASHEBORO, NC —After two very successful years one of the most popular temporary exhibits ever offered by... (read more)
NC Zoo Sets Annual Halloween Celebration   (10/22/13) ASHEBORO, NC — Little ghosts and goblins will once again be haunting the trails of the North C... (read more)
NC Zoo Polar Bear Passes Away in Milwaukee   (10/22/13) Asheboro, NC —The Milwaukee County Zoo announced today that 28-year-old polar bear Wilhelm, formerly at ... (read more)
NC Zoo Sets 'Pachyderm Pumpkin Pounding'   (10/21/13) Asheboro, NC – Reprising a Halloween tradition of many years, the North Carolina Zoo will hold its annua... (read more)
Happenings in Seagrove, NC   (10/18/13) Seagrove, NC - The Randolph County town of Seagrove(www.heartofnorthcarolina.com) has a population of les... (read more)
Randolph Ramble Kicks Off Friday with Reception at Exchange   (10/16/13) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild's 2013 Randolph Ramble is set to kick-off Friday night with a reception... (read more)
Bats Featured During NC Zoo Weekend Event   (10/15/13) Asheboro, NC — In an effort to promote better understanding of one of nature’s more unusual and mi... (read more)
NC Zoo Kicks Off Special Events with "Howl-O-WEEN" Saturday   (10/10/13) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo launches the first of several special events for the month of October on... (read more)
Howl-O-WEEN Kicks Off October Events at the NC Zoo   (10/09/13) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo launches the first of several special events for the month of Octo... (read more)
Traveling Dinosaur Hits the Road as Popular NC Zoo Exhibit Heads for the Home Stretch   (10/08/13) Asheboro, NC — A traveling dinosaur that this year has helped the North Carolina Zoo promote one of its ... (read more)
Fall Festival - This Weekend in Downtown Asheboro   (10/03/13) Asheboro, NC - This year marks the 41st Annual Fall Festival.  Saturday Oct. 5th and Sunday Oct. 6th the ... (read more)
NC Zoo's Dr. Rich Bergl Recognized With AZA Outstanding Service Award   (10/02/13) Silver Spring, MD – Dr. Rich Bergl, the North Carolina Zoo’s Curator of Conservation and Rese... (read more)

September / 2013

Governor McCrory Visits North Carolina Zoo   (09/30/13) Raleigh, NC – Governor Pat McCrory visited the North Carolina Zoo this morning, stopping by Ashebor... (read more)
World Renowned Zoologist, Author, & Artist, Jonathan Kingdon to Launch New Books at NC Zoo   (09/23/13) Asheboro, NC - Jonathan Kingdon, whose books and illustrations of East African mammals have served as a refere... (read more)
Polar Bear Dies at NC Zoo   (09/10/13) Asheboro, NC — For the second time in a week, the North Carolina Zoo has suffered the loss of an iconic ... (read more)
Special Programs to Accompany the Foodwares Exhibition at the NC Pottery Center   (09/05/13) Seagrove, NC - Three special programs are planned by North Carolina Pottery Center (NCPC) in Seagrove, NC to g... (read more)
Seagrove to Celebrate 100 Years with Centennial Celebration   (09/04/13) Seagrove, NC — The town of Seagrove will celebrate its 100 year anniversary on Saturday, September 21st.... (read more)
NC Zoo Loses Male Gorilla Nkosi   (09/03/13) Asheboro, NC — In an extremely sad development for the gorilla program as well as the entire staff at th... (read more)

August / 2013

Star Wars Meets Lion King   (08/29/13) Asheboro, NC - Flying machine met jungle cat at the North Carolina Zoo when a remote-controlled craft cal... (read more)
Groundhog Kiln Firing at NC Pottery Center   (08/23/13) Seagrove, NC - Join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center Saturday, August 31st to learn about the  gro... (read more)
Family Day at the NC Pottery Center   (08/16/13) Seagrove, NC - On Saturday, September 21, 2013, the town of Seagrove, NC, is celebrating its centennial annive... (read more)
NC Zoo celebrates 1st year for baby gorillas   (08/03/13) Asheboro, NC - The crowd at the North Carolina Zoo pressed up against the glass and whipped out their cam... (read more)
The Train Project: Artist Gives Train Mural to Small Home Town   (08/02/13) Asheboro, NC - Passersby strolling through downtown Asheboro (population 25,284) for morning coffee or to brow... (read more)

July / 2013

NC Zoo's Baby Gorillas Celebrate First Birthday   (07/31/13) Asheboro, NC - Baby gorillas Bomassa and Apollo, who were born at the North Carolina Zoo, have reached a miles... (read more)
NC Zoo Named to Green Travel Attractions List   (07/31/13) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo has been named to a short list of major state tourist attractions recogn... (read more)
NC Pottery Center Announces Annual "Going, Going, Going, Gone to Pots" Event   (07/30/13) Seagrove, NC - The North Carolina Pottery Center's 14th Annual Auction, "Going, Going, Gone to Pots," will be ... (read more)
NC Zoo Launches Gorilla Magazine Application for iPad   (07/30/13) Asheboro, NC - The birth of two baby boy gorillas in August of 2012 at the North Carolina Zoo marked an histor... (read more)
NC Zoo to Celebrate Baby Gorilla's First Birthdays   (07/26/13) Asheboro, NC - You only get to celebrate a baby's first birthday once. But two of the North Carolinas Zoo's mo... (read more)
NC Day Trip - Beyond the NC Zoo, Downtown Asheboro   (07/23/13) Summer vacation season is here. We’re lucky to live nearly equal distance from the mountains and th... (read more)
RCC Welding Students Fabricate Hay Feeders for NC Zoo Elephants   (07/19/13) Asheboro, NC – Randolph Community College’s Welding Technology program housed at the College&rsquo... (read more)
NC Zoo Honors Keepers During Recognition Week   (07/19/13) Asheboro, NC - In recognition of the dedication of its zoo keepers, the North Carolina Zoo is joining the Amer... (read more)
NC Zoo Partners with Biscuitville for DINOSAUR Appearances   (07/17/13) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo has partnered with Biscuitville restaurants to promote the zoo's 2013 Di... (read more)
Richard Petty to move museum back home again   (07/17/13) Randleman, NC — Richard Petty is going to take his stuff and go home. The King said Wednesday that... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo loses baby gorilla   (07/10/13) Asheboro, NC - In one of the saddest events in the history of the North Carolina Zoo, a baby gorilla born last... (read more)
Another Baby Gorilla Born at NC Zoo   (07/09/13) Asheboro, NC - For the third time in less than one year, a baby gorilla has been born at the North Carolina Zo... (read more)
NC Zoo's Latest Baby Gorilla Gets Tenuous Start   (07/08/13) Asheboro, NC - It's a rare event in the zoo world for one facility to see three baby gorillas born in less tha... (read more)
Clay Nation: Traditional Folk Pottery of the United States | NC Pottery Center presentation   (07/05/13) Seagrove, NC - On August 4th, Sunday afternoon from 2:00-4:00 p.m., Dr. John Burrison from Georgia State Unive... (read more)

June / 2013

Summer Solstice, Two Days of Celebration on Busbee Road   (06/11/13) Seagrove, NC - Summer Solstice on June 21st, the longest day of the year, celebrates growth and renewal of the... (read more)
Zoo Celebrates 'Bear Necessities' Event   (06/11/13) Asheboro, NC - It's all about bears at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, June 15, when the park celebrates "Bea... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Celebrates World Oceans Day   (06/05/13) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will participate in World Oceans Day, a new event at the zoo, on Saturda... (read more)
NC Zoo's 5K Run Slated Saturday   (06/04/13) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will hold its 3rd annual Run Wild 5K on Saturday, June 8, at the park.Th... (read more)
NC Zoo could be named '8th Wonder of the World'   (06/04/13) Asheboro, NC - Asheboro could be home to the "8th Wonder of the World!"Right now, The North Carolina Zoo is on... (read more)

May / 2013

Cousins in Clay Event Returns to Seagrove   (05/29/13)   SEAGROVE – A special pottery weekend is happening this weekend in Seagrove. Some things just work... (read more)
NC Zoo Draws Record Crowd Over Holiday Weekend   (05/28/13) Asheboro, NC - A record crowd attended the N.C. Zoo over the Memorial Day weekend, spurred by good weather, th... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Sets Attendance Record   (05/28/13) Asheboro, NC - Spurred by idyllic weather, the return of a polar bear and a highly popular dinosaur exhibit, t... (read more)
Fairfield Inn & Suites of Asheboro Recognized by TripAdvisor   (05/25/13) Asheboro, NC - The Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that the Fairfield Inn &... (read more)
Baboon Troop Grows at NC Zoo   (05/24/13) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo added another baboon to its troop this week.The Hamadryas Baboon troop, ... (read more)
KERSEY VALLEY ZIPLINE Earns 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence   (05/22/13) Archdale, NC - KERSEY VALLEY ATTRACTIONS today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Exc... (read more)
Animatronic Dinosaur to Visit More Sites in Davidson county   (05/21/13) Dino on the Loose, a mobile, animatronic dinosaur from the N.C. Zoo that visited Southern Lunch last week, wil... (read more)
New Director Named to NC Pottery Center   (05/20/13) Seagrove, NC - The board of directors of the North Carolina Pottery Center is pleased to announce the hiring o... (read more)
NC Zoo Polar Bear to Return This Week   (05/15/13) Asheboro, NC - Big news from the N.C. Zoo this week: Aquila the polar bear will officially be back on display ... (read more)
Early Registration Date Set for NC Zoo's 5K Run   (05/15/13) Asheboro, NC - Participants in the North Carolina Zoo's 3rd annual Run Wild 5K, June 8, are encouraged to regi... (read more)
NC Zoo Weekend Event Features Benefits of Snakes   (05/15/13) Asheboro, NC - North Carolina Zoo keepers will present programs on the benefits and identification of snakes d... (read more)
Hallmark Movie Shot in Winston-Salem, Trinity to Debut on Mother's Day   (05/11/13) A Hallmark Channel movie shot in Winston-Salem and the surrounding area in early 2012 will debut tonight, as p... (read more)
NC Zoo Celebrates Migratory Bird Day   (05/08/13) Asheboro, NC - To mark the arrival of the annual migration of millions of birds from winter habitats to their ... (read more)
Hallmark Movie Featuring Trinity Estate to Air this Weekend   (05/08/13) Trinity, NC - A movie that was filmed at the Randolph County estate of RF Micro Devices co-founder Jerry Neal ... (read more)
Asheboro Farmers Market Season to Begin   (05/07/13) Asheboro, NC - The Asheboro Downtown Farmers' Market will officially open for the season on Saturday, May 4, b... (read more)
O'Kelley Appointed to North Carolina Travel and Tourism Board   (05/04/13) Raleigh, NC - Thom Tillis, Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives recently appointed Tammy O'K... (read more)
'BEVERLY LEWIS' THE CONFESSION,' A HALLMARK CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE WORLD PREMIERE MAY 11   (05/03/13) Trinity, NC - Linbrook Hall, part of Linbrook Heritage Estate in Trinity, North Carolina, will take center sta... (read more)
A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere - May 11 - The Confession, Beverly Lewis   (05/03/13) Trinity, NC - Linbrook Hall, part of Linbrook Heritage Estate in Trinity, North Carolina, will take center sta... (read more)
Grants Awarded for NC Zoo Employee Ideas   (05/02/13) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo Society and the Randolph Friends of the Zoo announce grants totaling mor... (read more)
Cycle North Carolina Announces 15th Annual "Mountains to Coast" Route   (05/01/13) Durham, NC - Cycle North Carolina is preparing an all-new route for another "Mountains to Coast" tour of sceni... (read more)

April / 2013

Ziplining in the Heart of NC | Richland Creek ZipLine   (04/30/13) Asheboro, NC - The FOX8 Morning News team is checking out some close-to-home activities that may be of interes... (read more)
Zimmerman Vineyards' 2nd Annual Bloomin' Wine Festival Continues on Saturday, May 11th   (04/30/13) Trinity, NC - Zimmerman Vineyards celebrates the annual rite of grapevines in bloom! Flowering begins with sm... (read more)
Traveling Dinosaur "on the loose" from NC Zoo   (04/29/13) Asheboro, NC - One of the North Carolina Zoo's animals is on the loose--but the public need not worry. This 11... (read more)
Calling All Retirees | Retire Asheboro Open House   (04/29/13) Contact: Trevor Nuttall | (336) 626-1201, ext 223 | [email protected], NC - Are you a retiree... (read more)
Asheboro in Motion Criterium Returns This Weekend   (04/29/13) Asheboro, NC - On Saturday, May 4, downtown Asheboro will again be the scene of high speed bicycle racing as b... (read more)
National Travel & Tourism Week Spotlights Benefits of Travel in Randolph County   (04/29/13) Seagrove, NC - In conjunction with National Travel & Tourism Week, Heart of North Carolina Visitor Centers... (read more)
NC Zoo Keepers Set 'Bowling for Rhinos' Fundraiser   (04/26/13) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) will host thei... (read more)
Polar Bear Returns to NC Zoo   (04/25/13) Asheboro, NC - After being gone from the North Carolina Zoo for nearly two years, Aquila, one of the zoo's two... (read more)
Jump Into Amphibian Awareness Day at NC Zoo   (04/24/13) Asheboro, NC - In an effort to raise awareness of the importance and diversity of amphibians and to bring atte... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Summer Camp Schedule   (04/23/13) Asheboro, NC - From dinosaurs to zoo design, the North Carolina Zoo's summer camps schedule will offer kids gr... (read more)
June will be a busy month for the HNCVB in 2013, 2014   (04/19/13) By JD Walker | Courier-TribuneASHEBORO - June will be a strong month for tourism both in 2013 and 2014, accord... (read more)
Red Glaze Exhibit Coming to NC Pottery Center   (04/19/13) Seagrove, NC - From the earliest days of North Carolina's traditional art pottery production, potters sought t... (read more)
Weekend Earth Day Festivities on Tap at NC Zoo   (04/17/13) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will hold its second April weekend celebration, Saturday, April 20, and ... (read more)
Asheboro Downtown Farmers' Market Season to Begin   (04/16/13) Asheboro, NC - The Asheboro Downtown Farmers' Market will officially open for the season on Saturday, May 4, b... (read more)
Zimmerman Vineyards Begins Sisyphus Saturday Music Series   (04/15/13) Trinity, NC - Zimmerman Vineyards will begin its Sisyphus Saturday Music Series on Saturday, April 27th. This... (read more)
NC Zoo Helps Host Nature Day Event   (04/05/13) Asheboro, NC - As part of the 2013 North Carolina Science Festival, the North Carolina Zoo and other Greater U... (read more)
NC Zoo closes early after reaching max capacity   (04/01/13) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is closing early Monday because it has reached its maximum c... (read more)
Capacity Crowds Cause Temporary Closing at NC Zoo   (04/01/13) Asheboro, NC - For only the second time in its history, the North Carolina Zoo closed its gates temporarily th... (read more)

March / 2013

Leapin' Lizards! Lifelike Dinosaurs Return to the NC Zoo   (03/29/13) Asheboro, NC - A cacophony of roars and screeches emanate from a foresty edge of the North Carolina Zoo.But vi... (read more)
DINOSAURS Return to NC Zoo in 2013   (03/28/13) Asheboro, NC - They'rrrrrrrrrrre....baaaaaaaaaaack!Dinosaurs, those so-called "terrible lizards" that thrilled... (read more)
Popular DINOSAURS Exhibit Returns to NC Zoo   (03/28/13) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo on Friday will unveil for the second time its popular "Dinosaurs" exhibi... (read more)
NC Zoo Critters to get Egg-Stravaganza Treats   (03/27/13) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will hold its annual "Egg-Stravaganza" on Saturday, March 30, featuring ... (read more)
NC Zoo Partners in International Anti-Poaching Project   (03/25/13) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo has partnered with five world-renowned conservation organizations to lau... (read more)
NC Zoo Begins Summer Openings, Schedules | DINOSAURS Return for Second Season   (03/25/13) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will begin its summer operating hours and open all venues Friday, March ... (read more)
NC Zoo Names Volunteer of the Year   (03/20/13) Asheboro, NC - A Zebulon mother of three has been named the North Carolina Zoo Volunteer of the Year at an awa... (read more)
NC Zoo to Host Box Turtle Conservation Workshop   (03/18/13) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will host the fourth Box Turtle Conservation Workshop on March 22-23, wi... (read more)
Christopher Benfey Signs Book at NC Pottery Center   (03/15/13) Seagrove, NC - The North Carolina Pottery Center is pleased to announce an upcoming event initiated by the NC ... (read more)
Celebration of Spring Kiln Openings & Studio Tours in Seagrove Participants   (03/13/13) Seagrove, NC - Seagrove potters are again coming together to create an eventful weekend with something for eve... (read more)
NC Zoo Employee Receives State Sustainability Award   (03/08/13) Asheboro, NC - An employee at the North Carolina Zoo received a 2012 Sustainability Award from the North Carol... (read more)
NC Zoo Among Most-Visited Attractions   (03/04/13) The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro remains one of the most-visited museums or historic attractions in the stat... (read more)

February / 2013

Don't Bite My Head Off | North Carolina Zoo Lions   (02/21/13) Asheboro, NC - This is the moment a lion shows his mate who's boss during a heated argument between the couple... (read more)
NC Zoo to Celebrate International Polar Bear Day   (02/18/13) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo is teaming up with Polar Bears International (PBI), the world's leading ... (read more)
Richard Petty still The King of NASCAR   (02/18/13) Daytona Beach, FL - It's good to be king. It's even better to be The King.Richard Petty retired in 1992 but th... (read more)
NC Zoo Expecting Third Baby Gorilla   (02/14/13) Asheboro, NC - On Valentine's Day, a date traditionally set aside to celebrate love, it seemed an appropriate ... (read more)
NC Zoo Society Board Names New Member   (02/06/13) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo Society's Board of Directors elected Asheboro businessman J. Keith Crisc... (read more)

January / 2013

NC Zoo to Close Early Friday, January 25th   (01/24/13) Asheboro, NC - Due to predictions of adverse weather, the North Carolina Zoo will close to the public at 1 p.m... (read more)
NC Zoo Society Sees Record Fundraising   (01/23/13) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo Society set an annual fund-raising record at the end of 2012, its 44th f... (read more)
Cougar Gets Taste of Snow at NC Zoo   (01/23/13) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo on Wednesday shared a photo of one of its cougars exploring its newly-sn... (read more)
Visitors Bureau Distributing 2013 Official Visitor Guides   (01/22/13) Asheboro, NC - The 2013 Official Heart of North Carolina Visitors Guide is now available at the Heart of North... (read more)
Tea Time: Series II Functional and Conceptual at NC Pottery Center   (01/18/13) Seagrove, NC - The North Carolina Pottery Center is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibit, Tea Time: ... (read more)
NC Zoo Closes Friday Due to Severe Weather Threat   (01/17/13) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will be closed Friday, Jan. 18, due to the forecast of inclement weather... (read more)
New Chimps on Exhibit at North Carolina Zoo   (01/10/13) Asheboro, NC - Already home to one of the largest chimpanzee troops in American zoos, the North Carolina Zoo h... (read more)
Stick Artist to Build Unique Entrance for NC Zoo's 'kidZone' Exhibit   (01/09/13) Asheboro, NC - Internationally acclaimed Chapel Hill-based artist Patrick Dougherty will add a new dimension t... (read more)
Keepers Send Birthday Gift to NC Zoo Polar Bear   (01/07/13) Asheboro, NC - Keepers at the North Carolina Zoo are sending one of their favorite animals a birthday package ... (read more)
Volunteer Opportunities Can Be Magical at the NC Zoo   (01/07/13) Asheboro, NC - Experience the magic of volunteering....at the North Carolina Zoo.Imagine a child coming face-t... (read more)
NC Zoo Records Highest Calendar Attendance in 15 Years   (01/04/13) Asheboro, NC - Spurred by a highly popular dinosaur exhibit as well as a number of significant animal births, ... (read more)

December / 2012

NC Zoo Offers Kid Discount for Adults During December   (12/07/12) Asheboro, NC - Adults can be kids again for Christmas when they visit the North Carolina Zoo through December ... (read more)
Circa Gallery presents 'Intertwine: Photography & Art'   (12/07/12) Asheboro, NC - Circa Gallery is holding an Artist Reception and Show for photographer/artist Chris Shoenfeld o... (read more)

November / 2012

NC Zoo Opens Public Hiking Trail   (11/30/12) Asheboro, NC - While animals may be the number-one attraction at the North Carolina Zoo, a recently opened pub... (read more)
NC Zoo Staff Member Wins Governor's Award   (11/27/12) Asheboro, NC - An animal records specialist at the North Carolina Zoo, Karen Fields Jarvis, was presented the ... (read more)
Holiday Kiln Opening - Bulldog Pottery   (11/27/12) Seagrove, NC - More New Pots! Seagrove's Bulldog Pottery artists, Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke, love gla... (read more)
5th Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters This Weekend   (11/10/12) Seagrove, NC - The 5th Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters is next weekend, November 16th - 18th. Seagrove ... (read more)
NC Zoo Television Series Wins International Award   (11/05/12) Asheboro, NC - "The Zoo FileZ," a syndicated weekly television series produced by the North Carolina Zoo, has ... (read more)

October / 2012

Westmoore Pottery Presents Hearth Cookery Program   (10/29/12) Seagrove, NC - On Saturday, November 3, Westmoore Pottery will present "Stepping Back in Time: Hearth Cookery.... (read more)
NC Zoo Begins Winter Operating Hours   (10/26/12) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will begin winter operating hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily on Thursday,... (read more)
NC Zoo Concludes October Festivals with Annual Halloween Celebration   (10/24/12) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will hold its annual daytime Halloween celebration for kinds of all ages... (read more)
NC Zoo Sets Pachyderm Pumpkin Pounding   (10/23/12) Asheboro, NC - Reprising a Halloween tradition of many years, the North Carolina Zoo will hold its annual "Pac... (read more)
Bats Featured at NC Zoo's Weekend Event   (10/17/12) Asheboro, NC - In an effort to promote better understanding of one of nature's more unusual and misunderstood ... (read more)
Small Town Gossip Headlines Final 2012 Sisyphus Saturday at Zimmerman Vineyards   (10/17/12) Trinity, NC - Join us for a spectacular finish to our 2012 music series Sisyphus Saturdays, October 27th from ... (read more)
Participating Potteries for 2012 Seagrove Festivals   (10/11/12) In 1982, local citizens, recognizing the strength of continuing to preserve the history and heritage of their... (read more)
Randolph County Visitors Centers to Operate on Delayed Schedule   (10/11/12) ASHEBORO - Due to a water leak in the Town of Seagrove that will affect water service through noon tomorrow, t... (read more)
UPDATE from Ulah-Seagrove Metropolitan Water District on Town of Seagrove Water Repairs   (10/11/12) UPDATE FROM ULAH-SEAGROVE METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE MIKE WALKER: The Town of Seagrove water r... (read more)
Trick or Treat in the Park   (10/11/12) Asheboro, NC - Asheboro Cultural & Recreation Services is sponsoring the 4th annual Trick or Treat in the ... (read more)
NC Zoo Keeper To Attend Polar Bear Leadership Camp   (10/05/12) Asheboro, NC - North Carolina Zoo keeper Sara Monson will travel to the tundra near Churchill, Manitoba, Canad... (read more)
Hirschman Looks To Add Another NSS Title at Caraway Speedway   (10/04/12) SOPHIA, NC - Matt Hirschman seeks a record fifth Colors Edge John Blewett III North-South Shootout presented b... (read more)
Bistro 42 of Asheboro Takes Second Place in this Year's Best Dish in N.C.   (10/03/12) RALEIGH, NC — Winners were announced in the Best Dish in North Carolina competition, which showcase... (read more)
Caraway Speedway Gears Up for North-South Shootout Event   (10/02/12) SOPHIA, NC - The 10th annual Colors Edge John Blewett III North-South Shootout presented by PPG promises to be... (read more)
American Craft Week Celebrated by NC Pottery Center   (10/02/12) Seagrove, NC - The North Carolina Pottery Center, "for people who love the potter's craft" is supporting Ameri... (read more)

September / 2012

NC Zoo Dinosaurs Just Won't Leave   (09/20/12) ASHEBORO, NC - To paraphrase the old adage regarding a gorilla's selection of sleeping quarters: "When does a ... (read more)
NC Zoo Received Prestigious Green Award   (09/18/12) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo has received Top Honors in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' (AZA) ... (read more)
Zoo to Do 2012 Nets Almost $100K   (09/13/12) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo Society's Zoo to Do 2012 netted $97,341 for a new outdoor ocelot exhibit... (read more)
Run Wild 5K-Run Packets Pickup Available   (09/12/12) Asheboro, NC - Participants in the North Carolina Zoo's 2012 Run Wild 5K Run/Walk will have three opportunitie... (read more)
Visitors Bureau Announces Production Schedule for 2013 Official Visitors & Dining Guide   (09/10/12) Asheboro, NC - The Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau (HNCVB) announced today the production schedule for... (read more)
McCoy Toys Trunk Show at Circa Gallery   (09/07/12) Asheboro, NC - Circa Gallery will host a trunk show featuring McCoy Toys, which offers over 30 handcrafted woo... (read more)
Forest Service Offers Safety Tips for Hunters and Non-hunters   (09/06/12) Asheville, NC - The U.S. Forest Service reminds hunters and non-hunters visiting the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharr... (read more)
NC Zoo Society Event Moved Indoors   (09/06/12) Asheboro, NC - Due to predictions of rainy weather, the North Carolina Zoological Society has opted to move it... (read more)
NC Zoo Society Seeking Donor for Gorilla Exhibit   (09/05/12) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoological Society is seeking a sponsor to help pay for a shelter structure ... (read more)
NC Zoo Parking Lot and Plaza Closed for Event   (09/05/12) Asheboro, NC - In preparation for the park's largest fundraiser of the year, Zoo-To-Do, Sept. 8, the North Car... (read more)
Second Baby Gorilla Born at NC Zoo   (09/01/12) Asheboro, NC - In a rare event for an American zoo, a second baby gorilla has been born in less than a month a... (read more)
NC Zoo's Second Baby Gorilla is a Boy   (09/01/12) Update to baby gorilla releaseAsheboro, NC - Keepers at the North Carolina Zoo late this afternoon confirmed t... (read more)

August / 2012

NC Zoo Holds Annual Plant Sale   (08/31/12) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo's Horticulture Division will hold a public plant sale Saturday, Sept. 15... (read more)
Jerome Davis PBR Invitational featured on FOX 8   (08/30/12) Archdale, NC - This morning, FOX8′s Shannon Smith spoke with Jerome Davis of Jerome Davis Bull Riding ab... (read more)
Our Town: Trinity | Linbrook Heritage Estate   (08/29/12) Trinity, NC - Kerry Charles visits a house in Trinity that provides a new look at history and can even take yo... (read more)
BB&T to Sponsor NC Zoo's Polar Bear Ice Cave   (08/21/12) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo today announced that BB&T will sponsor an Arctic ice cave as part of... (read more)
Visit Juma's World at the NC Zoo   (08/17/12) Asheboro, NC - When summer came rolling in, our family decided to spend one day in Africa and one day in North... (read more)
NC Zoo Society Receives Record Gift   (08/07/12) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoological Society today announced the receipt of the largest single gift in... (read more)
Baby Gorilla Born at NC Zoo Named   (08/06/12) Asheboro, NC - A male gorilla born Saturday at the North Carolina Zoo has been named "Bomassa" today.In keepin... (read more)
Baby Gorilla Born at NC Zoo   (08/04/12) Asheboro, NC - A healthy male gorilla was born at the North Carolina Zoo today at about 8 a.m. to 12-year-old ... (read more)
Hoover Hired as Visitor Center Manager   (08/02/12) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph County Tourism Development Authority recently hired Myra Hoover to assume the new ... (read more)

July / 2012

Williams Promoted to Tourism Manager   (07/27/12) Asheboro, NC - The Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau recently promoted Amber Williams to assume the new ... (read more)
The Collector's Eye, Series II: Seven Perspectives   (07/26/12) Seagrove, NC - The Collector's Eye, Series II: Seven Perspectives explores the state's pottery heritage throug... (read more)
Our Town: Asheboro's Affair with Art   (07/26/12) Asheboro, NC - There's a love affair taking place in downtown Asheboro. It's between locals and the arts. Thos... (read more)
NC Zoo Welcomes Three Baby Kudus   (07/26/12) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo's summer baby boom has continued with the arrival of three newborn kudus... (read more)
Two Seagrove Potteries Celebrate Anniversaries on July 21st   (07/12/12) Seagrove, NC - Michèle Hastings & Jeff Brown Pottery and Eck McCanless Pottery are celebrating thei... (read more)
Giraffe Born at NC Zoo   (07/06/12) ASHEBORO, NC - For the first time since 1996, a giraffe has been born at the North Carolina Zoo.According to k... (read more)

June / 2012

NC Zoo Nears Record Attendance; Receives Travel Media Accolades   (06/29/12) ASHEBORO, NC - With one day remaining in the month of June, the North Carolina Zoo on Friday approached near-r... (read more)
NC Zoo Staff Help Animals, Guests Stay Cool   (06/28/12) ASHEBORO, NC - On these summer days when temperatures reach into the 90s-and sometimes even into three-digits-... (read more)
NC Zoo Celebrates 'Bear Necessities' Event   (06/14/12) ASHEBORO, NC -It's all about bears at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, June 16, when the park celebrates "Bear... (read more)
'Poetry of Conservation' Workshops Coming to NC Zoo   (06/08/12) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will partner with the Randolph Public Library and the Randolph Arts Guil... (read more)
NC Zoo's Giraffe Deck Closed Due to Pending Birth   (06/07/12) Asheboro, NC - The NC Zoo's Acacia Station 16-foot-high giraffe deck, which lets zoo visitors hand feed giraff... (read more)
NC Zoo's Giraffe Experience Closed   (06/06/12) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo's "Acacia Station," a 16-foot high wooden platform that enables zoo visi... (read more)
NC Zoo Director to Host Exclusive Ugandan Visit   (06/04/12) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoological Society is now accepting applications and reservations for a two-... (read more)

May / 2012

Popular Elephant at NC Zoo Undergoes Second Eye Surgery   (05/30/12) ASHEBORO, NC - C'sar, the North Carolina Zoo's oldest male elephant and one of the park's most well-known anim... (read more)
Visitors Bureau Calls Partners for Discount Card Program   (05/22/12) Asheboro, NC - The Heart of NC Visitors Bureau will begin a new discount card program in the summer of 2012. T... (read more)
NC Zoo Hosts Documentary Screening   (05/21/12) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will host a free screening of the new film Green Fire on Thursday, May 2... (read more)
Car Cruise In Event Returns to Downtown Asheboro   (05/14/12) Asheboro, NC - They're coming back to Downtown Asheboro for 2012! Beginning on Saturday, May 26 and continuing... (read more)
Slack and Slack Art Exhibit at Circa Gallery   (05/10/12) SHEBORO, NC - Circa Gallery will present work from two different artists Lenton Slack and Jared Slack. The art... (read more)
Dinosaurs Help NC Zoo Set Attendance Record   (05/03/12) ASHEBORO, NC - Known internationally for its naturalistic exhibits featuring living animals, the North Carolin... (read more)
NC Zoo Expecting Baby Boom   (05/01/12) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo is expecting several significant births later this year. The zoo has not... (read more)
NC Pottery Center Exhibit Features NC High School Students   (05/01/12) SEAGROVE, NC - "High school students made that?" is a common remark after seeing the outstanding ceramics made... (read more)

April / 2012

First Annual Bloomin' Wine Festival   (04/30/12) Trinity, NC - On May 12, 12 - 6pm, Zimmerman Vineyards & Linbrook Heritage Estate celebrate the annual rit... (read more)
Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce Sponsors 2nd Annual Disc Golf Tournament   (04/27/12) Archdale, NC - The Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 2nd Annual Disc Golf Open June 9-10, 20... (read more)
Jump Into 'Amphibian Awareness' at NC Zoo   (04/26/12) ASHEBORO, NC - In an effort to raise awareness of the rapid disappearance of frog species worldwide, the North... (read more)
A Fun-filled Trip to Asheboro: Part One   (04/26/12) Asheboro, NC is home to America's largest walk-through habitat zoo. Located in the heart of North Carolina, it... (read more)
Cousins in Clay 2012 at Bulldog Pottery   (04/24/12) Seagrove, NC - Come visit with Five "Cousins in Clay" May 26 & 27, 2012 - Contemporary Ceramic Art at Bull... (read more)
Weekend Earth Day Festivities on Tap at NC Zoo   (04/19/12) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will hold its second April weekend celebration, Saturday, April 21, and ... (read more)
Celebrate Earth Day by Visiting a National Forest   (04/19/12) ASHEVILLE, NC - The U.S. Forest Service invites families to celebrate Earth Day (Sunday, April 22) by visiting... (read more)
Python Expert to Speak at NC Zoo   (04/17/12) ASHEBORO, NC - Michael E. Dorcas, reptile expert and co-author of a new book on the rapid spread of feral pyth... (read more)
Spring Studio Tour and Kiln Openings in Seagrove, April 21 - 22   (04/12/12) Seagrove, NC - Next weekend, Seagrove potters are again creating an eventful weekend with something for everyo... (read more)
We Built Another World: Solo Exhibit by Cori Cagle at Colorshow Gallery   (04/10/12) Asheboro, NC - The original artworks of local artist Cori Cagle will be featured in a solo art exhibit at Colo... (read more)
Dinosaurs Boost NC Zoo's Easter Attendance   (04/09/12) ASHEBORO, NC - Long recognized for its natural exhibits of living animals, it was robotic replicas of prehisto... (read more)
Marconi Speaks, Titanic Event at Linbrook Heritage Estate   (04/02/12) Trinity, NC - In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, Mr. Jerry D. Neal dons ... (read more)

March / 2012

Celebration of Spring Kiln Openings and Studio Tours in Seagrove   (03/31/12) Seagrove, NC - Seagrove potters are again coming together to create an eventful weekend with something for eve... (read more)
Gaze, Glaze and Glance during Out and About in Downtown Asheboro   (03/29/12) ASHEBORO, NC - Circa Gallery will host an artist reveal and reception Friday, April 20,2012 from 5-8 p.m. duri... (read more)
Westmoore Pottery Hosts a Seventeenth Century Reenactment   (03/27/12) Seagrove, NC - On Saturday March 31, 2012, history will come alive at Westmoore Pottery as they host the New A... (read more)
NC Zoo Announces Seasonal Openings, Hours, and New Exhibit   (03/27/12) Asheboro, NC -The North Carolina Zoo will begin its 9 a.m.-5 p.m. summer hours Saturday, March 31, when the pa... (read more)
Chad Brown, 5th Generation Potter, Fires Groundhog Kiln   (03/13/12) Seagrove, NC - Once again the North Carolina Pottery Center is opening its doors and grounds for the education... (read more)
National Forest Facts and Briefing Book Available Online   (03/09/12) ASHEVILLE, NC - The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina has published its Forest Facts and ... (read more)
Dinosaurs Arriving Monday at NC Zoo   (03/09/12) Asheboro, NC - Fifteen life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs--stars of a new exhibit slated to open the last day o... (read more)
NC Zoo Seeks Volunteers   (03/06/12) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo is still seeking volunteers for 2012. Interested individuals should be w... (read more)
Circa Gallery presents Abilities Illuminated through Art   (03/05/12) ASHEBORO, NC - Circa Gallery will host an art opening and reception Friday, March, 16 2012 from 5-8 p.m. The o... (read more)
Colorshow Gallery Challenges Artists to "Get Green"   (03/05/12) Asheboro, NC - Colorshow Gallery will open a new exhibit called "Get Green" on Friday March 16. The goal of th... (read more)

February / 2012

Forest Officials Alert Visitors about Flash Flood Dangers   (02/23/12) ASHEVILLE, NC - U.S. Forest Service officials have issued a flash flood safety bulletin for visitors to the Na... (read more)
NC Zoo's Polar Bears Events Designed to Reduce CO2   (02/23/12) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will embrace the cold on March 1-2, 2012-no matter what the actual weath... (read more)
Mixed Media Art Demonstration with Jodi Ohl   (02/23/12) ASHEBORO, NC - Circa Gallery will host regionally known artist Jodi Ohl Saturday February 25th from 12 - 3 pm ... (read more)
Personal Collecting, Institutional Collections and Pottery Identification at the NC Pottery Center   (02/22/12) Seagrove, NC - Plan to join us for two special event days complementing our current exhibit: What's Upstairs? ... (read more)
The Art of Photography with Ashley Fetner   (02/22/12) ASHEBORO, NC - Circa Gallery will host a lunch and learn with local photographer Ashley Fetner, Thursday March... (read more)
Birkhead Wilderness Area Re-opened to Public   (02/17/12) ASHEBORO, NC - U.S. Forest Service officials have lifted the closure order for the Birkhead Mountains Wilderne... (read more)
NC Zoo Aviary Exhibit Temporarily Closes for Repairs, Renovations   (02/16/12) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will temporarily close its RJ Reynolds Forest Aviary exhibit, Feb. 20-24... (read more)
NC Zoo Exhibit Brings Dinosaurs Back To Life   (02/16/12) ASHEBORO, NC - What's new at the zoo is a blast from the past--the prehistoric past. Dinosaurs, the so-called ... (read more)
Notice of Rescheduled Randolph County Tourism Development Authority Board of Directors Meeting   (02/15/12) ASHEBORO, NC - The regularly scheduled meeting of the Randolph County Tourism Development Authority Board of D... (read more)
Fire in Uwharrie National Forest Likely Caused by Campfire   (02/15/12) ASHEBORO, NC - U.S. Forest Service officials say a fire that started last weekend in the Uwharrie National For... (read more)
Fire in Uwharrie National Forest Contained   (02/14/12) ASHEBORO, NC - U.S. Forest Service officials say a fire in the Uwharrie National Forest is now 100 percent con... (read more)
Fire in Uwharrie National Forest Mostly Contained   (02/13/12) TROY, NC - U.S. Forest Service officials say a fire in the Uwharrie National Forest is now 70 percent containe... (read more)
Caraway Speedway Fights Hunger with Car Show   (02/08/12) Sophia, NC - Caraway Speedway has partnered with Oak Hollow Mall to help fight hunger in the local community. ... (read more)
NC Zoo's African Pavilion Closes for Renovations   (02/01/12) ASHEBORO, NC - One of the North Carolina Zoo's African exhibits, the indoor African Pavilion, will close for f... (read more)

January / 2012

Circa Gallery Hosts Valentine's Day Trunk Show   (01/27/12) ASHEBORO, NC - Have you ever wondered how artists find their passion ? While working at a bridal shop, North C... (read more)
The Hanging of Thomas Bowman: Randolph County's Last Public Execution   (01/26/12) Asheboro, NC - The August sun was well past its zenith as Thomas Bowman stood in his stocking feet on the trap... (read more)
NC Zoo Society Trips Offer Global Wildlife Adventures   (01/25/12) ASHEBORO, NC - From safaris to Africa, to adventures in Borneo, China, Mexico, Costa Rica and the American Sou... (read more)
Shop from the Heart for Valentine's Day   (01/24/12) Seagrove, NC - The Seagrove Potters of Historic Busbee Road will once again present a weekend experience of en... (read more)
Visitors Bureau Distributing 2012 Official Visitor Guides   (01/20/12) Asheboro, NC - The 2012 Heart of North Carolina Visitors Guide is now available free of charge at the visitors... (read more)
NC Expects Positive Effects from U.S. Tourism Initiatives   (01/19/12) RALEIGH, NC - The North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development applauded Thursday's initiat... (read more)
Chimpanzee born Monday at NC Zoo   (01/18/12) ASHEBORO, NC - A baby chimpanzee was born at the North Carolina Zoo Monday evening, marking the 12th chimp bir... (read more)
Sitatunga Herd Growing at NC Zoo   (01/09/12) ASHEBORO, NC - A second generation has arrived at the North Carolina Zoo. A sitatunga calf, a shaggy-coated an... (read more)
NC Zoo Seeks Volunteers   (01/09/12) ASHEBORO, NC - For those looking for something more than New Year's resolutions of diet and exercise this year... (read more)
Valentine's Day shopping with heart on Busbee Road, Seagrove   (01/03/12) Seagrove, NC - The Seagrove Potters of Historic Busbee Road will once again present a weekend experience desig... (read more)
New Year -- New Look for City of Asheboro   (01/03/12) Asheboro, NC - The City of Asheboro has marked the start of the new year with a new look - a new City logo. Th... (read more)
Circa Gallery presents The Power of Color with a Twist of Floral Design   (01/02/12) ASHEBORO, NC - Circa Gallery will host an exhibit for local Asheboro artist Pamela Poe Myers and floral design... (read more)

December / 2011

Christmas on Sunset in Downtown Asheboro   (12/05/11) Asheboro, NC - Downtown Asheboro will come alive for an old-fashioned Christmas on Friday evening, December 9 ... (read more)
Christmas at Linbrook Hall is Set for Weekend Tours Beginning December 9th - December 30th, 2011   (12/02/11) Trinity, NC – Linbrook Heritage Estate today announced weekend holiday tours of “Christmas at Linb... (read more)
NC Zoo closes Dec. 19 for repairs   (12/01/11) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will be closed to visitors Monday, Dec. 19, for water maintenance and re... (read more)

November / 2011

NC Zoo Honored With Governor's Award for Excellence   (11/30/11) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo received the Governor's Award for Excellence Tuesday from Gov. Bev Perdu... (read more)
Eck McCanless Pottery offers hands-on demonstrations during "Holiday Weekend" event   (11/29/11) Seagrove, NC - Eck McCanless Pottery will celebrate the holiday season with a "Holiday Weekend" event on Decem... (read more)
Westmoore Pottery holds Holiday Open House   (11/28/11) Seagrove, NC - Westmoore Pottery will hold its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 3rd, from 9am t... (read more)
November Open House at Colorshow Gallery   (11/09/11) Asheboro, NC - Colorshow Gallery will host its November Open House on Friday, November 18 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m... (read more)
Westmoore Pottery presents Hearthside Cookery program   (11/06/11) Seagrove, NC - On Saturday, November 12, Westmoore Pottery will present "Stepping Back in Time: Hearthside Coo... (read more)

October / 2011

NC Zoo begins winter operating hours   (10/31/11) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will begin winter operating hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily on Tuesday, ... (read more)
NC Zoo sets annual animal pumpkin pounding   (10/27/11) ASHEBORO, NC - Reprising a Halloween tradition of many years, the North Carolina Zoo will hold its annual "Pac... (read more)
NC Zoo concludes October festivals with annual Halloween celebration   (10/26/11) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo concludes its month-long ZooFEST 2011 on Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 29 ... (read more)
NC Zoo exhibit wins landscape award   (10/25/11) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo's Honey Bee Garden exhibit has recently received an Award of Merit from ... (read more)
Brain Juice Productions announces first feature film slated for November premiere   (10/25/11) PLEASANT GARDEN, NC - Brain Juice Productions has completed its first feature-length, horror/suspense mo... (read more)
Commemorative tickets on sale for 9th Annual North-South Shootout event   (10/25/11) Asheboro, NC - With the 9th Annual John Blewett II Memorial North-South Shootout presented in loving memory of... (read more)
NC Zoo weekend event highlights bats   (10/19/11) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will hold the fourth of five October weekend events on Saturday, Oct. 22... (read more)
Susan Harrell "Clearly Defined" and Mamie Wilkins "Pure Vintage" Art and Jewelry Show   (10/19/11) ASHEBORO, NC - Circa Gallery will host an exhibit for local North Carolina artist and painter Susan Harrell, a... (read more)
NC Zoo festival highlights red wolves   (10/13/11) ASHEBORO, NC - The third week of the month-long festival "ZooFest 2011" continues at the North Carolina Zoo Sa... (read more)
NC Zoo holds puppet extravaganza on Saturday   (10/05/11) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will hold the second of five October weekend events on Saturday, Oct. 8,... (read more)

September / 2011

Host hotel announced for North-South Shootout event at Caraway Speedway   (09/30/11) Asheboro, NC - Caraway Speedway announced this week that Hampton Inn of Asheboro, NC, will serve as the host h... (read more)
NC Zoo exhibit wins national award   (09/29/11) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo's Solar Pointe energy exhibit recently won a Certificate of Excellence i... (read more)
NC Zoo launches month long festival   (09/29/11) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will hold the first of five October weekend events on Saturday, Oct. 1, ... (read more)
Heart of NC Visitors Bureau announces 2011 Christmas in the Heart of North Carolina art contest   (09/27/11) Asheboro, NC - The Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau is sponsoring its first ever Christmas in the Heart... (read more)
Westmoore Pottery celebrates American Craft Week   (09/26/11) Seagrove, NC - On Saturday, October 8, 2011, in support of American Craft Week, Westmoore Pottery will be demo... (read more)
NC Zoo hosts 'Great Apes' event   (09/14/11) ASHEBORO, NC - It's time to go "ape" again at the North Carolina Zoo when the park celebrates its fourth annua... (read more)
NC Zoo rehab center releases bald eagle   (09/06/11) ASHEBORO, NC - News-media representatives are invited to the Schindler Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at the N... (read more)
NC Zoo Polar Bear taking a sabbatical   (09/02/11) ASHEBORO, NC - One of the North Carolina Zoo's most popular animals will be going on sabbatical later this mon... (read more)

August / 2011

American Craft Week on Busbee Road   (08/31/11) Seagrove, NC - The shops of the Busbee Road stretch of the Seagrove pottery area will this year be hosting eve... (read more)
Sunset Theatre to feature September 11th documentary   (08/31/11) Asheboro, NC - The Sunset Theatre in downtown Asheboro will host a special movie presentation to mark the 10th... (read more)
Crystalline Potters of Seagrove hold event at NC Pottery Center   (08/23/11) Seagrove, NC - The "Crystalline Potters of Seagrove" event will be at the North Carolina Pottery Center (NCPC)... (read more)
TDA Releases 2010 Visitor Impact for Randolph County   (08/17/11) The North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development announced today that domestic visitors to ... (read more)
Bikers for Boobs Event set   (08/11/11) For women needing a mammogram, there is a local program at Randolph Cancer Center for uninsured/under insured ... (read more)

July / 2011

Visitors Bureau Requests Updates for 2012 Official Visitors & Dining Guide   (07/28/11) ASHEBORO, NC - The Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau has begun production on its 2012 official visitors ... (read more)
Applications for 23rd Annual NASCAR Day Festival   (07/14/11) RANDLEMAN, NC - Handmade craft vendors, along with food and commercial business vendors are reminded to submit... (read more)
Covered bridge draws romance, builders, families   (07/01/11) Asheboro, NC - For a hundred years, travelers have passed over the Little River in Randolph County on a covere... (read more)
Re-Open House for Randolph County's 1909 Historic Courthouse   (07/01/11) Asheboro, NC - Randolph County Commissioners announce an open house for the Randolph County 1909 Historic Cour... (read more)

June / 2011

NC Zoo saddened by gorilla stillbirth   (06/30/11) Asheboro, NC - North Carolina Zoo officials are deeply saddened to announce that the baby gorilla expected to ... (read more)
Seagrove potters celebrate 17th annual Christmas in July event   (06/30/11) Seagrove, NC - The world famous pottery community of Seagrove, NC will celebrate the 17th Annual Christmas in ... (read more)
NC Pottery Center opens two exhibits this fall   (06/30/11) Seagrove, NC - There's something wild, and just a little scary, going on in Seagrove again. It's too early, an... (read more)
NC Zoo admission prices to increase July 1   (06/20/11) ASHEBORO, NC - For the first time in a decade, admission prices to the North Carolina Zoo will increase July 1... (read more)
HNCVB Updates Online Privacy Policy & Disclaimer   (06/15/11) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date:             &nb... (read more)
NC Zoo celebrates 'Black Bears & Bees'   (06/15/11) ASHEBORO, NC - It's all about bears and bees at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19,... (read more)
2011 Summer Fun Guides dates announced   (06/03/11) Asheboro, NC - WFMY 2 will air the 2011 Summer Fun Guide next week. Join MayCay Beeler for this special half h... (read more)
NC Zoo celebrates Bee-a-Bear month in June   (06/01/11) ASHEBORO, NC - It's all about bears at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, June 4, when the park holds the first ... (read more)

May / 2011

NC Zoo's elephant C'sar gets helping hand   (05/19/11) ASHEBORO, NC - C'sar, the oldest elephant at the North Carolina Zoo and one of the park's most popular animals... (read more)
NC Zoo presents education programs on snakes   (05/18/11) ASHEBORO, NC - North Carolina Zoo keepers will present programs on the benefits and identification of snakes d... (read more)
NC Zoo celebrates Migratory Bird Day   (05/12/11) ASHEBORO, NC - To mark the arrival of the annual migration of millions of birds from winter habitats to their ... (read more)
NC Zoo hosts fundraiser to aid plant conservation in Africa   (05/11/11) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will host a photography event, "Sky Art," Wednesday, May 18, with procee... (read more)
NC Zoo polar bear departs for Detroit Zoo   (05/10/11) ASHEBORO, NC - Aquila, one of two polar bears at the North Carolina Zoo, was sent to the Detroit Zoo today whi... (read more)
NC Zoo expecting historic birth   (05/04/11) ASHEBORO, NC - For the first time in 22 years and only the second in park history, the North Carolina Zoo is e... (read more)
Bulldog Pottery Hosts 3rd Annual Cousins in Clay Pottery Event in Seagrove   (05/01/11) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Samantha Henneke, Bulldog Pottery (336) 302-0469; [email protected] Tammy ... (read more)

April / 2011

NC Pottery Center presents Pottery from the Yadkin Valley Craft Guild   (04/28/11) Seagrove, NC - The North Carolina Pottery Center, partnering with the Yadkin Valley Craft Guild; is pleased to... (read more)
NC Zoo celebrates final 'ZooFLING' Saturday   (04/27/11) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo concludes its month-long "ZooFLING 2011" Saturday, April 30, featuring A... (read more)
NC Zoo continues "ZooFLING"   (04/21/11) ASHEBORO, NC - With fun and entertainment each weekend, the North Carolina Zoo will hold its fourth of five Sa... (read more)
Saturday's weather prediction pushes Old Time Chili Cookoff to Sunday   (04/14/11) ASHEBORO, NC - Sometimes weather just gets in the way of having outdoor fun! So with a 90 percent chance of pe... (read more)
Earth Day festivities on tap at NC Zoo   (04/13/11) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo continues its April weekends celebration, ZooFLING 2011, with "Party for... (read more)
Chili Cookoff tickles tastebuds   (04/11/11) ASHEBORO, NC - An Internet search indicates that chili has been an American dish for centuries. The beef conco... (read more)
Chili Cookoff announces cooks   (04/11/11) ASHEBORO, NC - There will be 17 cooks whipping up their special recipe during the Old Time Chili Cookoff. The ... (read more)
Busbee Road potters participating in Celebration of Spring in Seagrove   (04/10/11) Seagrove, NC - Several shops along Busbee Road will be participating in the Celebration of Spring in Seagrove ... (read more)
NC Zoo celebrates 'Feast of the Beasts' Saturday   (04/06/11) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASERod Hackney - (336) 879-7204 ASHEBORO, NORTH CAROLINA - With fun and entertainment e... (read more)

March / 2011

NC Zoo announces seasonal openings, hours   (03/29/11) ASHEBORO, NC - April 1 will mark the seasonal opening for the North Carolina Zoo's Endangered-Species Carousel... (read more)
Celebration of Spring Kiln Openings & Studio Tours in Seagrove   (03/24/11) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Susan Greene, [email protected] Seagrove, North Caro... (read more)
Piedmont companies to be presented with Polar Bear Awards   (03/22/11) ASHEBORO, NC - Two Piedmont businesses have been recognized by the N.C. Zoo Society and Polar Bears Internatio... (read more)
NC Zoo director recognized for assisting troubled zoos   (03/22/11) ASHEBORO, NC - The Pan African Association of Zoos and Aquaria (PAAZB) has presented its 2011 Chairman's Award... (read more)
NC Zoo keepers set 'Bowling for Rhinos' fundraiser   (03/21/11) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK), with support ... (read more)
NC Zoo recognized for environmental stewardship efforts   (03/11/11) ASHEBORO, NC - State officials used a ceremony today at the Research Triangle Park to recognize the North Caro... (read more)
NC Zoo keeper group, curator win state sustainability awards   (03/11/11) ASHEBORO, NC - Mammal keepers at the North Carolina Zoo's Rocky Coast exhibit and the zoo's General Curator re... (read more)
Zoo School team advances as National Conservation Contest finalists   (03/09/11) ASHEBORO, NC - Three Asheboro High School Zoo School students have advanced as finalists in the Polar Bears In... (read more)

February / 2011

Inaugural Heart of NC Asheboro Criterium Race Weekend   (02/24/11) Asheboro, NC - On Saturday, April 9 something new and exciting is coming to Downtown Asheboro, North Carolina,... (read more)
North Carolina Pottery Center presents 'Tea Time: Series I' exhibit   (02/16/11) Seagrove, NC - The North Carolina Pottery Center, partnering with The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Science... (read more)
NC Zoo Aviary, Pavilion exhibits temporarily close for repairs   (02/09/11) ASHEBORO, NC- The North Carolina Zoo will temporarily close its Forest Aviary exhibit, Feb. 21-25 for routine ... (read more)
Seagrove potters raise money for elementary school art departments   (02/09/11) Seagrove, NC - The Seagrove Area Potters Association (SAPA) raised $800 for local schools at the 3rd annual Ce... (read more)
Chili Cookoff seeks cooks   (02/08/11) Asheboro, NC - The pot is being stirred and the competition is brewing. One of the cooks from last year has al... (read more)
Visitors bureau distributing 2011 Official Visitor Guides   (02/04/11) ASHEBORO, NC - The Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau is now distributing copies of its new 2011 Official... (read more)
Valentines on Busbee Road   (02/03/11) SEAGROVE, NC - On Friday and Saturday, February 11th and 12th, the shops of the Busbee Road stretch of the Sea... (read more)

January / 2011

NC Zoo needs volunteers   (01/18/11) ASHEBORO, NC - For those seeking something more than New Year's resolutions of diet and exercise this year, de... (read more)
Perfect Valetine's Day gift on Busbee Road   (01/14/11) Seagrove, NC - Valentine's Day is about celebrating those you love. What better gift than something handmade b... (read more)

December / 2010

Polar bear fundraiser tops $12 statewide   (12/01/10) Asheboro, NC - The Asheboro High School Zoo School, in partnership with the N.C. Zoological Society, took the ... (read more)

November / 2010

New local book celebrates history of Randolph County   (11/30/10) The geographic heart of North Carolina, Randolph County has been at the crossroads of history since the 17th c... (read more)
Westmoore Pottery holds Holiday Open House   (11/23/10) Seagrove, NC - Westmoore Pottery will hold its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 4th, from 9am t... (read more)
Victory Junctions hosts the 5th Annual Run to Victory   (11/23/10) Randleman, NC - The 5th Annual Run to Victory will be held on December 12, 2010. 1,000 athletes are expected t... (read more)
NC Zoo staffers garner state communications awards   (11/19/10) RALEIGH NC - The North Carolina Zoo's marketing staff was the recipient of four awards for excellence in commu... (read more)
Piedmont Triad Film Commission recruits Hallmark original movie   (11/19/10) Greensboro, NC - The Piedmont Triad Film Commission is pleased to announce it has recruited a new Hallmark Cha... (read more)
NC Pottery Center presents The Collectors Eye, Series I: Seven Perspectives   (11/17/10) Seagrove, NC - The North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibit... (read more)
3rd Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters just around the corner   (11/11/10) SEAGROVE, NC - The 3rd Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters is just nine short days away, but it's not too l... (read more)
Asheboro to celebrate 5th Annual Christmas on Sunset   (11/11/10) ASHEBORO, NC - Historic downtown Asheboro will celebrate the holidays with its annual Christmas on Sunset even... (read more)
Westmoore Pottery's Heritage Day celebrats the past   (11/10/10) Seagrove, NC - Heritage Day, an annual event of Westmoore Pottery, will be held on Saturday, November 13, from... (read more)
Bulldog Pottery 2010 Holiday Kiln Event   (11/09/10) Seagrove, NC - With December approaching many folks are headed out with the holiday season ahead of them. Some... (read more)
NC Society of Historians recognize Westmoore Pottery with award   (11/03/10) Seagrove, NC - Westmoore Pottery of Seagrove, North Carolina was honored to receive the Barrington Award of Ex... (read more)

October / 2010

Annual cleanup campaign at NC Zoo nets 46,000 pounds of litter   (10/21/10) ASHEBORO, NC - What began as a presentation in August to educate 5th-graders about water quality issues and li... (read more)
NC Zoo continues October festivals with annual Halloween celebration   (10/20/10) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo continues its month-long ZooFEST 2010 on Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 23 ... (read more)
Dixie Drive traffic results in tax relief...HUH?   (10/17/10) As we bid adieu to another travel season, let us reflect on the busy time of year that actually proves to bene... (read more)
NC Zoo's Saturday event helps polar bears, environment   (10/14/10) ASHEBORO, NC - In an effort to help save polar-bear habitats throughout the world, North Carolina Zoo keepers ... (read more)
NC Zoo festival highlights red wolves   (10/13/10) ASHEBORO, NC - The third week of the month-longZooFest 2010 continues at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, Oct.... (read more)
ZooFEST highlights African culture   (10/06/10) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will hold the second of five October special events-part of ZooFEST 2010... (read more)

September / 2010

29th Annual Seagrove Pottery Festival draws crowd   (09/30/10) Seagrove, NC - This amazing event draws pottery fans from several states as this is the one time of the year t... (read more)
NC Zoo launches festival with Native American culture   (09/24/10) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will hold the first of four October weekend events on Saturday, Oct. 2, ... (read more)
AZA grants accreditation to North Carolina Zoo   (09/23/10) Silver Spring, MD - The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) has announced that the North Carolina Zoo wa... (read more)
NC Zoo needs volunteers for 'Big Sweep'   (09/23/10) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will again coordinate this year's fall Big Sweep activities in Randolph ... (read more)
NC Zoo educator, keeper attend polar bear conservation program   (09/23/10) ASHEBORO, NC - An educator and zoo keeper from the North Carolina Zoo will travel to the tundra near Churchill... (read more)
2010 'Pennies for Polar Bears' campaign kicks off   (09/22/10) ASHEBORO, NC - The Asheboro High School Zoo School, in partnership with the North Carolina Zoological Society,... (read more)
Visitors bureau extends deadline for 2011 visitors guide   (09/21/10) ASHEBORO, NC - The Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau has extended the deadline for the 2011 Official Vis... (read more)
NC Zoo hosts 'Great Ape' Event   (09/16/10) ASHEBORO, NC - It's time to go "ape" at the North Carolina Zoo. The zoo's third annual "Great Ape Weekend" is ... (read more)
NC Zoo staff wins design awards   (09/15/10) ASHEBORO, NC - Two members of the North Carolina Zoo's Design Department have won three awards in the recent 2... (read more)
Celebration of Reenactment to be held at Westmoore Pottery   (09/01/10) Seagrove, NC - Westmoore Pottery, of Seagrove, NC will be paying tribute to those who portray our past all day... (read more)
Visitors bureau requests updates for 2011 Official Visitor & Dining Guide   (09/01/10) ASHEBORO, NC - The Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau requests all tourism and visitor-related businesses... (read more)

August / 2010

Tweet, Like, Fan, Add to Marketing Strategy   (08/29/10) In the 1930s, during The Great Depression, radio surged through households across the United States with news ... (read more)
Randolph County TDA cancels August Board of Directors meeting   (08/12/10) ASHEBORO, NC - The Randolph County Tourism Development Authority Board of Directors has cancelled its meeting ... (read more)
Meetings held on third exhibit area at NC Zoo   (08/12/10) ASHEBORO, NC - Three days of successful meetings concluded Thursday involving experts with two consulting firm... (read more)
NC Pottery Center awarded funds from NC Arts Council   (08/10/10) Seagrove, NC - The N.C. Pottery Center in Randolph County has been awarded $32,497 from the N.C. Arts Council ... (read more)
Baby chimp removed for hand-rearing at NC Zoo   (08/09/10) ASHEBORO, NC - A baby chimp born August 2nd at the North Carolina Zoo was taken from its mother Saturday for h... (read more)
NC Pottery Center presents Pottery from the Carolina Coastal Clay Guild   (08/05/10) SEAGROVE, NC - The North Carolina Pottery Center is pleased to announce the exhibition, Pottery from the Coast... (read more)
Williams extends education with annual program on Georgia campus   (08/03/10) After three years of specialized summer classes Amber Williams, Tourism Coordinator for the Heart of North Car... (read more)
Baby chimp remains under close watch at NC Zoo   (08/03/10) ASHEBORO NC - A baby chimp born Monday at the North Carolina Zoo is healthy but remains under careful watch by... (read more)
Baby chimp viewing cancelled at NC Zoo   (08/03/10) ASHEBORO NC - Today's scheduled media and public viewing of the chimpanzee born at the North Carolina Zoo Mond... (read more)
NC Zoo's newest addition - chimpanzee   (08/02/10) ASHEBORO NC - A chimpanzee was born early Monday at the North Carolina Zoo, the first of its species to be bor... (read more)
News from Goat Lady Dairy   (08/02/10) Goat Lady Dairy has informed the Tourism Development Authority that they will no longer offer group tours of t... (read more)

July / 2010

NC Zoo schedules "Cool" events for visitors   (07/28/10) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will offer visitors a respite from the recent heat wave that has swelter... (read more)
NC Zoo honors keepers during recognition week   (07/20/10) ASHEBORO, NC - In recognition of the dedication of its zoo keepers, the North Carolina Zoo joins the American ... (read more)
First Lady designates 29 new Preserve America Communities - Asheboro included   (07/12/10) WASHINGTON, D.C. - First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama has signed and sent designation letters to 2... (read more)
NC Pottery Center presents Pottery from the Carolina Coastal Clay Guild   (07/09/10) SEAGROVE, NC - The North Carolina Pottery Center is pleased to announce the exhibition, Pottery from the Coast... (read more)
NC Zoo attendance highest in 13 years   (07/08/10) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo's attendance for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009-2010 hit the three-quarter millio... (read more)

June / 2010

Visitors Bureau to Operate on Revised Schedule for July 4th Week   (06/28/10) For Immediate Release Contact: Tammy O'Kelley, Director of TourismPhone: (336) 626-0364 ASHEBORO - The Heart o... (read more)
Free Sunscreen for New or Current Zoo Society Members on Sunday, July 4th   (06/28/10) NORTH CAROLINA ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETYRUSSELL H. WILLIAMS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTORCONTACT: Stephanie Gee Telephone: 336.... (read more)
Teddy Bear Fair to wrap up June events at NC Zoo   (06/23/10) ASHEBORO NC - The North Carolina Zoo will wrap up a month-long series of special events called "Bee-A-Bear" on... (read more)
NC Pottery Center presents Buncombe County pottery exhibit   (06/17/10) Seagrove, NC - Once again pottery from the NC Mountains comes to the North Carolina Pottery Center, in our cur... (read more)
Four NC Zoo keepers win animal conservation awards   (06/16/10) ASHEBORO, NC - Four North Carolina Zoo keepers have been named winners of prestigious awards given by the Amer... (read more)
NC Zoo temporarily closes gorilla habitat   (06/14/10) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo closed its lowland gorilla exhibit Sunday in order to clear a limb that ... (read more)
Threshers' Reunion celebrates 40 years   (06/14/10) DENTON, NC - No one dreamed that a rural fly-in would turn into one of the nation's largest agricultural event... (read more)
Good customer service made simple   (06/11/10) Think back to the last bad customer service experience you had. It could have been a snippy waitress at the lo... (read more)
NC Zoo celebrates Bee-a-Bear month in June   (06/02/10) SHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will hold the first of four June weekend celebrations of bears-and bees--... (read more)

May / 2010

NC Zoo horticulture staff to hold plant sale   (05/26/10) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo's Horticulture Division will hold a public plant sale on Friday, June 4,... (read more)
NC Aviation Museum presents 4th Annual Fly-In, June 5th   (05/18/10) Contact: Rick Bondurant, NC Aviation Museum | 336-625-0170Asheboro, NC - Randolph County residents shouldn't b... (read more)
Randolph Friends of the Zoo awards $7,500 to zoo employees   (05/14/10) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo Society and the Randolph Friends of the Zoo (RFOZ) announce grants of mo... (read more)
Jeff Gordon's Children's Hospital partners with Victory Junction   (05/14/10) Randleman, NC - Patients at Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital in Charlotte will experience the fun and learning ... (read more)
NC Zoo presents 'Save Our Snakes'   (05/12/10) ASHEBORO, NC - North Carolina Zoo keepers and education staff will present programs on snakes, snake myths and... (read more)
Operation Red Sleigh prepares for 9th annual cycling event - July 17, 2010   (05/10/10) Asheboro, NC - Operation Red Sleigh, Inc. announces its 9th annual charity cycling event, The "Sleigh Ride," o... (read more)

April / 2010

92.6 acres added to Ridges Mountain Preserve   (04/30/10) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo has acquired 92.6 acres of forestland adjacent to the zoo's Ridges Mount... (read more)
NC Zoo celebrates 'Save the Frogs Day'   (04/29/10) ASHEBORO, NC - In an effort to raise awareness of the plight of amphibians and of the ever-growing crisis of t... (read more)
NC Zoo blossoms in May with orchid show featuring more than 300 displays   (04/28/10) ASHEBORO, NC - May will be blooming inside and out at the North Carolina Zoo throughout the month during the z... (read more)
Poster contest announced for NC Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights   (04/27/10) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Children and Nature Coalition (NCCAN!), a project of the N.C. Zoological Soc... (read more)
Contest winner will be NC Zoo veterinarian for a day   (04/16/10) ASHEBORO, NC - For the second year, the North Carolina Zoological Society is holding a contest that will enabl... (read more)
NC Zoo Society supports state's children & nature awareness month   (04/13/10) ASHEBORO, NC - In support of Gov. Beverly Perdue's proclamation designating April as Children and Nature Aware... (read more)
Celebration of Spring this weekend in Seagrove   (04/12/10) Seagrove, NC - Seagrove potters are again coming together to create an eventful weekend with something for eve... (read more)
Recycle cell phones at NC Zoo's Earth Day celebration   (04/09/10) ASHEBORO-Visitors to the North Carolina Zoo's Earth Day weekend, April 17-18, can receive a free admission by ... (read more)
NC Zoo hosts 'Sky Art' event to aid plant conservation in Africa   (04/08/10) ASHEBORO, NC-The North Carolina Zoo will host a photography event Friday, April 16, with proceeds from the fun... (read more)
NC Zoo continues Spring celebration with "ZooFLING"   (04/08/10) ASHEBORO - With fun and entertainment each weekend-from celebrating animal birthdays to a "party for the plane... (read more)
City of Asheboro announces Summer Concert Series   (04/06/10) The City of Asheboro has announced the line-up for its summer concert series. There will be four Friday night ... (read more)
Easter weekend visitor records shattered at NC Zoo   (04/06/10) ASHEBORO-Attendance marks continued to crack like Easter eggs under an elephant's foot at the North Carolina Z... (read more)
NC Zoo opens "Dora & Diego's 4-D Adventure"   (04/05/10) ASHEBORO - The North Carolina Zoo's popular SimeEx-Iwerks theater has launched a new feature for 2010 with the... (read more)
Chili lovers and cooks debate flavor   (04/05/10) ASHEBORO, N.C. - What goes into making a really good chili? People in Asheboro will find out in two weeks duri... (read more)
NC Zoo becomes nation's largest with nature preserve aquisition   (04/01/10) ASHEBORO--The North Carolina Zoo has expanded in size to more than 2000 acres with the acquisition of 322 acre... (read more)

March / 2010

NC Zoo celebrates Spring with "ZooFLING"   (03/31/10) ASHEBORO - With fun and entertainment each weekend-from celebrating animal birthdays to a "party for the plane... (read more)
Cousins in Clay: A kinship among contemporary clay artists   (03/30/10) Seagrove, NC - The "Cousins in Clay" are stirring things up a bit in central North Carolina in the rural potte... (read more)
NC Zoo participates in Earth Hour   (03/23/10) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will join Asheboro City Schools and people all over the world Saturday, ... (read more)
National speaker keynotes NC Children & Nature Coalition conference   (03/18/10) ASHEBORO, NC--The North Carolina Children and Nature Coalition (NCCAN!) announced today that the keynote speak... (read more)
"Hands-On" Day at Westmoore Pottery   (03/17/10) All day Saturday, March 27th, visitors of all ages are invited to a "hands-on" day at Westmoore Pottery. This ... (read more)
NC Zoo holds tree planting event   (03/17/10) ASHEBORO-In conjunction with its Arbor Day festivities, the North Carolina Zoo will plant American chestnut tr... (read more)
Count your blessings in your backyard   (03/14/10) Pinching pennies, tightening our belts, and counting our blessings seem to be recurring themes during these to... (read more)
NC Zoo summer camps aimed at budding veterinarians   (03/11/10) ASHEBORO-For the second time the North Carolina Zoo's veterinary staff will be hosting a summer camp aimed at ... (read more)
Chili, music, and shiny cars make new Asheboro event   (03/08/10) ASHEBORO, NC - When Forbes Magazine claimed in 2008 that Asheboro was a dying town, local community leaders an... (read more)
Local horticulturist to speak at NC Zoo   (03/05/10) ASHEBORO - The North Carolina Zoo and the N.C. Cooperative Extension invite nursery growers and plant enthusia... (read more)
Icy conditions close NC Zoo   (03/03/10) Icy Conditions Close N.C. ZooASHEBORO, N.C.-Due to icy walkways and downed trees within the park, the North Ca... (read more)
NC Zoo hosts Woodland Management workshop   (03/03/10) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will host the second of four woodland management workshops for landowner... (read more)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is "Keeping the Dream Alive" at Victory Junction   (03/01/10) RANDLEMAN, NC - Victory Junction kicked off their "Keeping the Dream Alive" campaign today by announcing that ... (read more)

February / 2010

NC Zoo Society launches "Get a Member" campaign   (02/26/10) ASHEBORO, N.C. - The North Carolina Zoo Society is asking its current membership of over 26,000 member househo... (read more)
NC Zoo closed on Sat, Feb 13th   (02/13/10) ASHEBORO - The North Carolina Zoo will be closed to the public on Saturday, February 13, due to Friday night's... (read more)
NC Zoo to reopen Sun, Feb 14th   (02/13/10) ASHEBORO-The North Carolina Zoo will reopen to the public on Sunday, February 14, after being closed Saturday ... (read more)
Klaussner Furniture to show in High Point   (02/09/10) ASHEBORO, N.C. - After 30 years in its own showroom at its Asheboro headquarters, Klaussner Furniture will beg... (read more)
Acacia, second gorilla to arrive at NC Zoo   (02/08/10) ASHEBORO - "Acacia," a 15-year-old female gorilla, arrived at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday evening from the... (read more)
Call to action needed for polar bears   (02/08/10) ASHEBORO - Polar bears need our immediate help. Their ability to live, thrive and survive is being threatened ... (read more)
NC Zoo to remain closed through Sat, Feb 6th   (02/05/10) N.C. ZOO TO REMAIN CLOSED THROUGH SATURDAY ASHEBORO-The North Carolina Zoo will remain closed to the public on... (read more)
NC Zoo to remain closed Fri, Feb 5th   (02/04/10) ASHEBORO - Due to predictions of more frozen precipitation, the North Carolina Zoo will remain closed to the p... (read more)
NC Zoo to remain closed Thu, Feb 4th   (02/03/10) ASHEBORO-The North Carolina Zoo will remain closed to the public on Thursday, Feb.4, as snow and ice remaining... (read more)
NC Zoo Society launches 'You're Beary Special' Valentine program   (02/03/10) ASHEBORO, N.C.- The N.C. Zoo Society announces the You're Beary Special - Be Mine program to raise funds for e... (read more)
NC Zoo to remain closed through Wed, Feb 3rd   (02/02/10) ASHEBORO-The North Carolina Zoo will remain closed to the public through Wednesday, Feb.3, in the wake of last... (read more)
NC Zoo to remain closed Tue, Feb 2nd   (02/01/10) ASHEBORO - The North Carolina Zoo will remain closed to the public for the fourth straight day on Tuesday, Feb... (read more)

January / 2010

NC Zoo will remain closed on Mon, Feb 1st   (01/31/10) ASHEBORO-While the polar bears may be reveling in the snow and ice left by the weekend winter storm, visitors ... (read more)
NC Pottery Center announces upcoming exhibitions   (01/29/10) Following is our upcoming exhibition and special events calendar."New Generation of Seagrove Potters"North Car... (read more)
NC Zoo volunteer session postponed   (01/28/10) ASHEBORO-Due to predictions of frozen precipitation and potential hazardous driving conditions, the North Caro... (read more)
Winter weather closes NC Zoo for weekend - Jan 30 & 31   (01/28/10) ASHEBORO-Due to predictions of icy weather and dangerous road conditions, the North Carolina Zoo will be close... (read more)
Visitors bureau distributing 2010 Official Visitor Guides   (01/20/10) ASHEBORO - The Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau is now distributing copies of its new 2010 Official Hea... (read more)
New gorilla arrives at NC Zoo   (01/14/10) ASHEBORO- "Jamani," a 10-year-old female gorilla, arrived at the North Carolina Zoo Wednesday evening from the... (read more)
"New generation of Seagrove Potters" featured exhibit at NC Pottery Center   (01/08/10) The North Carolina Pottery Center is excited to announce the opening of the upcoming exhibition: "New Generati... (read more)
Volunteers needed at NC Zoo   (01/08/10) ASHEBORO, N.C.- For those seeking something more than New Year's resolutions of diet and exercise - this year ... (read more)

December / 2009

NC Zoo Society offers discounted memberships to Randolph Co. residents   (12/31/09) ASHEBORO, N.C. - The North Carolina Zoo Society is offering Randolph County residents, who are not current mem... (read more)
Aviation museum's annual breakfast attracts many area vets   (12/21/09) North Carolina Aviation Museum officials recently conducted their third annual "Pearl Harbor Day Pancake Break... (read more)
Bears, kids big winners in NC Zoo's 'Pennies for Polar Bears' campaign   (12/18/09) ASHEBORO, N.C. -A third-grade class at Tabernacle Elementary School in Randolph County was announced Thursday ... (read more)
Walmart joins Victory Junction's elite founder list   (12/14/09) RANDLEMAN, NC - Victory Junction founders Kyle and Pattie Petty announced during the fourth Annual Run to Vict... (read more)
Run to Victory presented by Walmart - results   (12/13/09) In the fourth annual Run to Victory presented by Walmart, approximately 1,015 half-marathon and five-mile runn... (read more)
Runners gear up for half marathon/5 mile run/walk to benefit Victory Junction presented by Walmart   (12/10/09) What: Victory Junction is gearing up for runners and walkers across the nation to make a difference in the liv... (read more)

November / 2009

Celebration of Seagrove Potters gives back   (11/30/09) In keeping with the spirit of the Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters - people of the Seagrove area working... (read more)
NC Pottery Center opens "Fire in the Valley" exhibit   (11/06/09) From Nov. 10, 2009 - Jan. 31, 2010, the North Carolina Pottery Center will host an exhibition entitled "Fire i... (read more)
Celebration of Seagrove Potters opens Nov 20th   (11/06/09) Seagrove, NC - The 2nd Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters is just two short weeks away, but it's not too l... (read more)
Westmoore Pottery presents hearthside cookery program   (11/04/09) On Saturday, November 14, Westmoore Pottery will present "Stepping Back in Time: Hearthside Cooking."Historica... (read more)
NC Zoo begins winter operating hours   (11/04/09) ASHEBORO, N.C. - The North Carolina Zoo has begun winter operating hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. These hour... (read more)
NC Zoo's polar bear delivered special frozen treat   (11/03/09) It sounds like an odd gift to you or me - but for a polar bear, it's just perfect.At least, that's what Willy ... (read more)

October / 2009

'Pennies for Polar Bears' campaign kicks off   (10/29/09) ASHEBORO, N.C. - The Asheboro High School Zoo School, in partnership with the North Carolina Zoo Society, is k... (read more)
Baboons added to NC Zoo's pumpkin events   (10/29/09) ASHEBORO – A third animal species has been added to the list of North Carolina Zoo animals that will be ... (read more)
NC Zoo to hold African violet sale   (10/29/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.-A large number of African Violets that have been on display in the North Carolina Zoo's African... (read more)
NC Zoo Society launches "Project: Polar Bear"   (10/28/09) The N.C. Zoological Society (NCZS) will announce the kick-off of its $2 million "Project: Polar Bears" fund-ra... (read more)
NC Zoo sets annual animal pumpkin pounding   (10/28/09) ASHEBORO - Returning to a Halloween tradition of many years, the North Carolina Zoo will hold its annual "Pach... (read more)
Bats featured in NC Zoo weekend event   (10/28/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.- In an effort to promote better understanding of one of nature's more unusual and misunderstood... (read more)
Westmoore Pottery's Heritage Day celebrates the past   (10/27/09) Heritage Day, an annual event of Westmoore Pottery, will be held on Saturday, November 7, from 9 am to 5 pm. T... (read more)
NC Zoo concludes October festivals with annual Halloween celebration   (10/21/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.--The North Carolina Zoo concludes its month-long ZooFest 2009 on Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 24... (read more)
NC Zoo festival highlights red wolves   (10/14/09) ASHEBORO, N.C. - The third week of the month-longZooFest 2009 continues at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, Oc... (read more)
Inaugural NASCAR Hall of Fame class announced   (10/14/09) The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall o... (read more)
Baboon babies now on exhibit at NC Zoo   (10/08/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.-The birth of two hamaydryas baboon babies recently at the North Carolina Zoo adds not only to o... (read more)
Weekend Zoo festival highlights African culture   (10/07/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.-The North Carolina Zoo will hold the second of four October special events-part of ZooFEST 2009... (read more)
NC Zoo pavilion blooms throughout October   (10/01/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.-The North Carolina Zoo's African Pavilion will be abloom throughout October with displays of Af... (read more)

September / 2009

Weekend zoo festival highlights Native American culture   (09/30/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.-The North Carolina Zoo will hold the first of four October weekend events on Saturday, Oct. 3, ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo recognized for significant achievement in exhibit design   (09/24/09) Silver Spring, Maryland - The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced that the North Carolina ... (read more)
NC Zoo to unveil constructed wetland exhibit   (09/23/09) ASHEBORO-The North Carolina Zoo, along with its parent agency, the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural ... (read more)
NC Zoo gushing over newest exhibit   (09/23/09) ASHEBORO-The North Carolina Zoo's newest exhibit, a group of five man-made geysers, already has visitors and z... (read more)
NC Zoo hosts "Great Ape weekend"   (09/17/09) ASHEBORO- This weekend is dedicated to the chimpanzees and gorillas at the North Carolina Zoo as the zoo prese... (read more)
Chimpanzee succombs to heart problems at NC Zoo   (09/17/09) ASHEBORO--A 35-year-old female chimpanzee died Thursday morning at the North Carolina Zoo while under treatmen... (read more)
NC Potters to be featured in nationwide tv broadcast   (09/15/09) On Wednesday, October 7th, at 8 pm, PBS TV, will air a nationwide broadcast of a brand new episode of the Peab... (read more)
Celebration of Seagrove Potters announces participants   (09/08/09) Seagrove, NC...Planning for the 2nd Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters is underway and the participating a... (read more)
NC Zoo mourns passing of Russell Walker, Sr   (09/04/09) ASHEBORO, NC - North Carolina Zoo staff members, both present and past, today mourn the passing of former Stat... (read more)

August / 2009

New license plate supports NC Zoo   (08/28/09) ASHEBORO, N.C. - Fans of the North Carolina Zoo can soon display their support on their North Carolina auto li... (read more)
Visitor spending increases in NC, Triad   (08/12/09) Domestic visitors spent a record $16.9 billion in North Carolina last year, a 2.1 percent increase from the ye... (read more)
Williams extends education with annual program on Georgia campus   (08/05/09) ASHEBORO - Amber Williams, tourism coordinator with the Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau has completed ... (read more)

July / 2009

Visitors Bureau proud to sponsor new Bush Hill eve event   (07/30/09) ASHEBORO - The Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau is proud to again be a sponsor of the Bush Hill Heritag... (read more)
NC Pottery Center features historical pottery of Fayetteville exhibit   (07/28/09) Contact:  Bruce DawsThe North Carolina Pottery Center in partnership with the Fayetteville Transportation... (read more)
Ten questions with NC Zoo representative, Tom Gillespie   (07/28/09) Are you planning on introducing any new species to your exhibits in the near future? - Tray Epperly, Fuquay-Va... (read more)
NC Zoo attendance remains strong   (07/17/09) ASHEBORO-Despite a slumping economy that has affected the tourism industry nationwide, the North Carolina Zoo ... (read more)
NC Zoo Society website wins national award   (07/14/09) ASHEBORO - A Web site developed by the North Carolina Zoological Society for the North Carolina Zoo and its fi... (read more)
Local artist provides educational and historical experience at NC Pottery Center   (07/10/09) Contact: Susan Greene Seagrove, NC - Once again the North Carolina Pottery Center is opening its doors and gro... (read more)
NC Zoo photographer one of 10 finalists in USA Today photo contest   (07/07/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.-Tom Gillespie, a photographer and journalist at the North Carolina Zoo, has recently been annou... (read more)
PART bus service adds NC Zoo   (07/01/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.-Starting July 6, the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) will begin providing... (read more)

June / 2009

STS honors Asheboro/Randolph Chamber's 'Christmas on Sunset' as TOP 20 event   (06/30/09) The Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that our Annual Christmas on Sunset event has b... (read more)
Ribbon cutting/open house set for Richard Petty Education Center   (06/26/09) ASHEBORO - A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and an Open House have been scheduled for Randolph Community College's ne... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo's second tropical plant show begins July 1   (06/25/09) ASHEBORO, N.C. - During the entire month of July, the North Carolina Zoo will host a display of flowering back... (read more)
NC Zoo celebrates Teddy Bear Fair this Saturday, June 27th   (06/24/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.--The North Carolina Zoo will hold the last of four June weekend celebrations of bears Saturday,... (read more)
Newest exhibit has North Carolina Zoo all abuzz   (06/17/09) ASHEBORO-The buzz on the street is that the North Carolina Zoo's newest exhibit will be a honey of a treat for... (read more)
NC Zoo offers educator workshops this summer   (06/11/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.--The North Carolina Zoo will offer a variety of half-day and full-day summer educator workshops... (read more)
Exceptional Sale of Historic, Gently Worn Pots & Book Signing   (06/10/09) Seagrove, NC  - The North Carolina Pottery Center has planned an exciting, educational and free day for t... (read more)
NC Zoo celebrates Bee-A-Bear month in June   (06/04/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.--The North Carolina Zoo will hold the first of four June weekend celebrations of bears-and bees... (read more)
Summer movie matinee returns to Sunset Theatre   (06/03/09) ASHEBORO - Asheboro Parks & Recreation is offering the 3rd annual "Kids Summer Movie Matinee" at the Sunse... (read more)

May / 2009

3rd Annual NC Aviation Museum Fly-In   (05/29/09) Although several food vendors and a few displays will be familiar to area aviation aficionados, much will be d... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo invites media to ACACIA STATION grand opening   (05/29/09) ASHEBORO-Reporters, editors, free-lance writers, photographers and videographers are all invited to the North ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo presents education programs on snakes   (05/14/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.-North Carolina Zoo keepers and education staff will present programs on snakes, snake myths and... (read more)
Climax teen wins NC Zoo's giraffe-naming contest   (05/13/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.-Lexy Labrador, a 17-year-old from Climax, has won the North Carolina Zoo's giraffe naming conte... (read more)
New summer camps aimed at budding zoo vets   (05/05/09) ASHEBORO--The North Carolina Zoo's veterinary staff has taken on a new mission this summer: to help cultivate ... (read more)
NC Zoo celebrates birds & moms in weekend fest   (05/05/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.-As part of International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) held annually across the nation and to highl... (read more)

April / 2009

First of 3 tropical plant shows blossom at North Carolina Zoo   (04/28/09) ASHEBORO, N.C. - During the entire month of May, the North Carolina Zoo, partnering with Seagrove Orchids, wil... (read more)
NC Zoo extends chestnut tree program to Riverbanks Zoo   (04/24/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.-As part of its ongoing program to help re-introduce the American chestnut tree to the state and... (read more)
ALHFAM Conference to be held in NC this year   (04/22/09) From Saturday, June 6th through Tuesday, June 9th, the 2009 Conference of The Association for Living History, ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo kicks off 'Creature Comforts' Saturday   (04/21/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.-Bringing an end to their month-long ZooFLING, the North Carolina Zoo will kick off the yearly "... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo continues to set attendance marks   (04/20/09) ASHEBORO-On the heels of the largest Easter weekend Saturday attendance in park history, the North Carolina Zo... (read more)
Earth Day festivities on tap at North Carolina Zoo   (04/16/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.-The North Carolina Zoo will hold its 15th annual Earth Day celebration, "Party for the Planet,"... (read more)
Triad girl scouts feed North Carolina Zoo giraffes & zoo society kitty   (04/16/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.--Girl Scout Troup 083 of Winston-Salem went behind the scenes at the North Carolina Zoo on Satu... (read more)
Spring kiln openings in Seagrove this weekend   (04/14/09) Contact: Jennie Keatts or Susan Greene, [email protected]egrovepotters.comSeagrove, NC - Working together... (read more)
Downtown streets to close for Asheboro Chili Cook-Off   (04/13/09) ASHEBORO, NC (April 13, 2009) - Asheboro city officials have announced street closings for the Asheboro Chili ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo sets record Easter Saturday attendance   (04/13/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.-Helped by its annual "Egg-Stravaganza" event, the North Carolina Zoo set a new attendance recor... (read more)
'Eggstravaganza' draws record crowd to North Carolina Zoo   (04/13/09) Asheboro, N.C. - An Easter Saturday event that features animals playing with papier-mache eggs drew its larges... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo kicks off giraffe-naming contest   (04/13/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.-The North Carolina Zoo is launching a contest to select names for two giraffes that arrived re... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo critters get holiday 'Eggstravaganza' treats   (04/08/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.-The North Carolina Zoo will hold its annual "Egg-Stravaganza" on Saturday, April 11, featuring ... (read more)
"Scenes of Randolph County" coming soon to Circa Gallery   (04/08/09) "Scenes of Randolph County"Opening Reception for the artists: Friday April 24th 5-8pmCirca Gallery is calling ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo has very unique gift items   (04/07/09) Asheboro, NC - Where can you see giraffes, zebras and ostrich in front of you, then walk a few hundred feet an... (read more)
NC Zoo Society offers wildlife & eco-friendly shopping at gift stores   (04/06/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.-Where can you see giraffes, zebras and ostrich in front of you, then walk a few hundred feet an... (read more)
Polar bear returns to the North Carolina Zoo   (04/02/09) ASHEBORO-Aquila, one of the three original residents of the North Carolina Zoo's polar bear exhibit, returned ... (read more)

March / 2009

Chili cook off brings creative, passionate cooks to Asheboro   (03/31/09) ASHEBORO, NC - Even though the Asheboro Chili Cookoff is giving away $1,500 to the lucky winner, the money isn... (read more)
4-D special effects theater opens at North Carolina Zoo   (03/31/09) Contact:  Tom GillespieASHEBORO, N.C. -The North Carolina Zoo's new 4-D, special-effects theater has now ... (read more)
OKelley earns Travel Marketing Professional from Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College   (03/30/09) ATLANTA, GA. (March 30, 2009)-Tammy O'Kelley, Director of Tourism for the Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bur... (read more)
Roar into Spring & discover animals' wild lifestyles at North Carolina Zoo   (03/27/09) Contact: Tom GillespieASHEBORO, N.C. - With fun and entertainment each weekend-from celebrating animal birthda... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo hosts 'Discovering Your Land' workshop   (03/27/09) Contact: Tom GillespieASHEBORO, N.C. - The North Carolina Zoo will host a "Discovering Your Land" workshop May... (read more)
Raffle winner shadows North Carolina Zoo veterinarian for a day   (03/27/09) Contact: Jayne Owen Parker, PhDASHEBORO, N.C.--When Catherine Bollinger of Pittsboro learned about the N.C. Zo... (read more)
NC Zoo honors volunteers with President's award   (03/24/09) Contact:  Tom GillespieASHEBORO, N.C. -The North Carolina Zoo has awarded24volunteers with the President'... (read more)
"Hands-On" Day for the public at Westmoore Pottery   (03/16/09) Contact: Mary FarrellAll day Saturday, March 21st, visitors of all ages are invited to a "hands-on" day at Wes... (read more)
NCCAN organizes   (03/10/09) Contact:  Russ WilliamsASHEBORO, N.C.- A new coalition housed within the North Carolina Zoo Society, Ashe... (read more)
New Asheboro festival seeking vendors for chili cook off   (03/09/09) ASHEBORO, NC - Once the largest municipality in North Carolina to be dry, the town has turned wet with gusto! ... (read more)
NC Pottery Center presents Dan Finch & the Finch Studio Potters   (03/06/09) On Display at the NC Pottery Center | April 30th -August 1st | Dan Finch And The Finch Studio Potters Join us ... (read more)

February / 2009

Changes in store for North Carolina Zoo's Polar Bear Exhibit   (02/26/09) ASHEBORO-One polar bear has been taken off display but another is on the way at the North Carolina Zoo.Wilhelm... (read more)
NC Zoo opens Africa entrance for 2009 season   (02/24/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.- The North Carolina Zoo's Africa entrance, closed for the winter season since November, will op... (read more)
First wine and beer specialty shop to open in Asheboro since alcohol vote   (02/22/09) ASHEBORO, NC (Feb. 22, 2009) - Since Asheboro voters approved the sale of beer, wine and mixed drinks on July ... (read more)
NC Pottery Center announces Spring calendar of events   (02/19/09) Contact:  NC Pottery Center4/4/09A group of Seagrove potters will gather at the North Carolina Pottery Ce... (read more)
Aircraft questions skyrocketing at NC Aviation Museum   (02/18/09) Contact:  Rick Bondurant Several questions have been burning up the phone lines and e-mail inbox at the N... (read more)
Celebration of Spring in Seagrove kicks off with wood firing   (02/07/09) Contact: Jennie L Keatts or Susan [email protected]grovepotters.com910-464-2653 or 336-381-4921Se... (read more)

January / 2009

Visitors Bureau experiences growth in revenues   (01/28/09) ASHEBORO - Tammy O'Kelley, Director of Tourism for Randolph County Tourism Development Authority, announced to... (read more)
175 Years of Pottery by the Owen/Owens Families at the North Carolina Pottery Center   (01/23/09) Contact:  Paulette BadgetteThe Opening of the Family Business: 175 Years of Pottery by the Owen/Owens Fam... (read more)
Private support for North Carolina Zoo up, despite economy's trend   (01/21/09) Contact:  Russ WilliamsASHEBORO-While the State, facing the challenge of falling tax income to cover its ... (read more)
Asheboro focuses on the future   (01/16/09) Contact:  Tammy O'Kelley, Director of Tourism ASHEBORO - Despite the gloom of recent media reports, Asheb... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Horticulture staff receives state award   (01/09/09) ASHEBORO—The North Carolina Zoo’s Horticulture Division this week was named first-place winner for... (read more)
Randolph Telephone to 10th year as signature sponsor for North Carolina Zoo's 'Zoo to Do'   (01/09/09) ASHEBORO, NC - Randolph Telephone has committed to a tenth straight year as signature sponsor of the N.C. Zoo ... (read more)
Volunteers needed at North Carolina Zoo   (01/08/09) ASHEBORO, N.C.- The North Carolina Zoo is currently recruiting volunteers to serve as exhibit interpreters, wi... (read more)
Contest winner will be veterinarian for a day at the North Carolina Zoo   (01/05/09) ASHEBORO—The North Carolina Zoological Society is holding a contest that will enable some lucky member o... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo blankets bear exhibit in snow   (01/02/09) Asheboro, N.C. — Wilhelm, the North Carolina Zoo's polar bear, was able to do something a little differe... (read more)

December / 2008

North Carolina Zoo - What's a nice seal like you doing in a dive like this?   (12/25/08) Flippers entwined in a courtly embrace, two seals perform an underwater version of Strictly Come Dancing. And... (read more)
Trinity, NC Family Has 61 Christmas Trees   (12/18/08) TRINITY, N.C. (UPI) - A mother in Trinity, N.C., says her family home has 61 Christmas trees, each of which is... (read more)
NC Zoo Program Wins Gold Award   (12/17/08) ASHEBORO - A syndicated television series produced by the N.C. Zoo has received a gold award in the 2008 Inter... (read more)
NC Zoo Television Series Wins International Ava Award   (12/17/08) North Carolina ZooDavid M. Jones, DVM, DirectorNEWS RELEASE CONTACT: Rod HackneyFOR RELEASE: December 17, 2008... (read more)
NC Zoo Bear Exhibit Closed for Expansion   (12/16/08) North Carolina ZooDavid M. Jones, DVM, DirectorNEWS RELEASE CONTACT: Tom GillespieFOR RELEASE: Dec.16, 2008Tel... (read more)
NC Zoo Educator Wins   (12/16/08) North Carolina ZooDavid M. Jones, DVM, DirectorNEWS RELEASE CONTACT: Tom GillespieFOR RELEASE: Dec.16, 2008Tel... (read more)

November / 2008

Westmoore Pottery Celebrates Heritage Day   (11/04/08) Date: November 4, 2008Contact: Mary FarrellHeritage Day, an annual event of Westmoore Pottery, will be held on... (read more)

October / 2008

North Carolina Zoo names new general curator   (10/31/08) Contact: Rod HackneyASHEBORO — The North Carolina Zoo has named Curator of Birds Ken Reininger as the pa... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo hosts bat awareness weekend   (10/29/08) CONTACT: Tom Gillespie ASHEBORO N.C.— In an effort to promote better understanding of one of nature&rsq... (read more)
The Hunt Family Fiddlers debut at Sunset Theatre   (10/29/08) Contact: Foster HughesASHEBORO-The Hunt Family Fiddlers will perform at the Sunset Theatre in Downtown Ashebor... (read more)
New critters arriving in numbers at North Carolina Zoo   (10/27/08) Contact: Rod HackneyASHEBORO—It will be a busy week for the Animal Division at the North Carolina Zoo as... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Aviary and Pavilion temporarily close   (10/27/08) Date: October 27 2008 Contact: Tom Gillespie ASHEBORO N.C. – The North Carolina Zoo will temporarily c... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo concludes October festivals   (10/21/08) Date: October 21 2008 Contact: Tom Gillespie ASHEBORO N.C.--The North Carolina Zoo concludes its month-long ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo vet wins national award   (10/21/08) Date: October 21 2008 Contact: Tom Gillespie ASHEBORO N.C. – Dr. Mike Loomis chief veterinarian at the... (read more)
October festivals continue at North Carolina Zoo   (10/16/08) Date: October 16 2008 Contact: Tom Gillespie ASHEBORO N.C. – Visitors will hear wolf howls and tales a... (read more)
First artifact unveiled at NASCAR Hall of Fame   (10/11/08) CHARLOTTE — There was little debating the merits of the first significant artifact publicly presented to... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo festival features African culture   (10/08/08) Date: October 8 2008Contact: Tom GillespieASHEBORO N.C.—The North Carolina Zoo will hold its second Octo... (read more)
NC Zoo co-hosts gardening lecture   (10/07/08) Date: October 7 2008Contact: Tom GillespieASHEBORO N.C.—The North Carolina Zoo and the Randolph County C... (read more)
NC Pottery Center announces fundraising success   (10/06/08) Date: October 16 2008Contact: NC Pottery Center Front DeskDespite an economy that seems to be “going to ... (read more)
The Travel Promotion Act of 2008 passed   (10/01/08) Date: October 1 2008Contact: Tammy OKelleyASHEBORO – Tammy O’Kelley director of tourism for Randol... (read more)
Randolph County TDA Board Meeting Notice - OCTOBER   (10/01/08) Date: October 1 2008Contact: Tammy OKelleyASHEBORO – The regularly scheduled meeting of the Randolph Cou... (read more)

September / 2008

Festivals highlight October at NC Zoo   (09/29/08) Date: September 29 2008Contact: Tom GillespieASHEBORO N.C. – With fun and entertainment each weekend&mda... (read more)
Historical cookery program at Westmoore Pottery   (09/29/08) Contact: Mary FarrellDate: September 29 2008On Saturday October 18 Westmoore Pottery will present “Stepp... (read more)
NC Zoo launches new web site   (09/26/08) Date: September 26 2008Contact: Rod HackneyASHEBORO—The North Carolina Zoo has launched a new and improv... (read more)
Traditional Early 20th Century Tableware at NCPC   (09/19/08) Date: September 19 2008Contact: Paulette BadgettIn a tribute to the long heritage of making and using function... (read more)
NC Zoo receives international conservation award   (09/18/08) Date: September 18 2008Contact: Mike McClanahanASHEBORO N.C.— The Association of Zoos and Aquariums AZA ... (read more)
Celebration of Reenactment at Westmoore Pottery   (09/09/08) Date: September 9 2008Contact: Mary FarrellWestmoore Pottery of Seagrove NC will be paying tribute to those wh... (read more)
Zoo to Do raises 191000 for NC Zoo   (09/09/08) Date: September 9 2008Contact: Mike McClanahanASHEBORO N.C.— After a night of dancing dining and spirite... (read more)
NC Zoo participates in electronics recycling days   (09/09/08) Date: September 9 2008Contact: Tom GillespieASHEBORO N.C.—The North Carolina Zoo in association with the... (read more)
Visitors Bureau seeks information for 2009 guide   (09/05/08) Date: September 5 2008Contact: Tammy O’Kelley DirectorVisitors Bureau Requests Tourism Information for 2... (read more)

August / 2008

Visitors Bureau ties festival Quakers Civil War   (08/12/08) Date: August 12 2008Contact: Tammy O\KelleyASHEBORO – North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad region is ho... (read more)
Tourism professionals extend education in Georgia   (08/06/08) Date: August 6 2008Contact: Tammy OKelley DirectorASHEBORO – After three years of specialized summer cla... (read more)
TDA announces 2007 Economic Impact Increase   (08/06/08) Date: August 6 2008Contact: Tammy OKelley DirectorASHEBORO – Tammy O’Kelley Director of Tourism fo... (read more)

July / 2008

Fifty years later Petty family sets pace   (07/11/08) He is a legend in his own time. His belt buckle reads: King Richard seven-time Winston Cup champion. And he ow... (read more)
NC Calendar of Events 2009 deadline   (07/08/08) Date: July 8 2008Contact: Amber WilliamsASHEBORO – Randolph County Tourism Development Authority is coll... (read more)
Richard Petty: NASCARs living grinning legend   (07/05/08) A cowboy hat his crown sunglasses his jewels.This is The Kings outfit.No majestic robe - just boots jeans and ... (read more)

June / 2008

2009 NC Travel Guide deadline   (06/16/08) Contact: Amber Williams ASHEBORO – Production of the N.C. Division of Tourism’s 2009 Official Tra... (read more)
Seagrove Pottery Festival selected as Top 20 event   (06/06/08) Contact: Tammy O’Kelley, Director of Tourism SEAGROVE – The 27th Annual Seagrove Pottery Festival... (read more)
Randolph County tourism director wins award   (06/06/08) ASHEBORO – Randolph County Tourism Development Authority’s director, Tammy O’Kelley, was awa... (read more)

May / 2008

WFMY 2's Summer Fun Guide features Visit Asheboro   (05/31/08) Contact: Tammy OKelley ASHEBORO – Lights camera action! You may have noticed a flurry of activity in th... (read more)
Kyle Petty honored as Father of the Year   (05/29/08) Mooresville N.C. - Kyle Petty is being honored by the National Father's Day Council and the American Diabetes ... (read more)
NC Zoo named state's fresh summer destination   (05/23/08) As Memorial Day Weekend kicks off summer road-trip season, high gas prices may be prompting travelers to stay ... (read more)
NC American Indian Pottery exhibit on display   (05/09/08) Contact: Denny Mecham Visit the new exhibition of North Carolina’s American Indian potters at the North... (read more)
Sunset Street Festival   (05/05/08) Contact: Foster Hughes ASHEBORO - A New Street Festival is coming to Asheboro. The SUNSET STREET FESTIVAL whi... (read more)
NC lawyers give to Wildlife Learning Center   (05/05/08) Contact: Mike McClanahan ASHEBORO N.C.—The Construction Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Associati... (read more)
Zoo Society receives economic development grant   (05/05/08) Contact: Mike McClanahan ASHEBORO N.C.—North Carolina State Representative for Halifax and Nash countie... (read more)
NC's American Indian potters at NC Pottery Center   (05/03/08) Contact: Denny Mecham The public is invited to celebrate the opening of a new exhibition featuring the work o... (read more)
NC Zoo's 4D Theater features SpongeBob SquarePants   (05/01/08) Contact: Rod Hackney ASHEBORO N.C.—“Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?” One of the mos... (read more)

April / 2008

Randolph Friends of the Zoo awards grants   (04/30/08) Contact: Mike McClanahan ASHEBORO N.C.— The North Carolina Zoo Society and the Randolph Friends of the ... (read more)
More than bottom line for NC Zoo Society Board   (04/30/08) Contact: Mike McClanahan ASHEBORO N.C. — N.C. Zoological Society Board directors agreed at their April ... (read more)
Goat Lady Dairy holds annual open house   (04/23/08) Contact: Carl Wilson, Greensboro News & Record Many people eat it in local restaurants and don't even rea... (read more)
Hands-on day at Westmoore Pottery   (04/23/08) Contact:  Mary Farrell All day on Saturday, May 3rd visitors to Westmoore Pottery will be given a hands-... (read more)
A variety of concerts in May at the Sunset Theatre   (04/21/08) Contact: Foster Hughes ASHEBORO - Four great concerts will be held at the Sunset Theatre located at 234 Sunse... (read more)
NC Zoo gets funding for giraffe feeding station   (04/21/08) ASHEBORO N.C.—The world’s tallest animals will soon be eating from North Carolina Zoo visitors&rsq... (read more)
Earth Day festivities on tap at NC Zoo   (04/16/08) Contact: Tom Gillespie ASHEBORO N.C.—The North Carolina Zoo will hold its 14th annual Earth Day celebra... (read more)
9th Annual NC Pottery Center Benefit Auction   (04/10/08) Contact: Denny Mecham Tickets are still available for the 9th Annual North Carolina Pottery Center Benefit Au... (read more)
Zoo wins states top honor for sustainable energy   (04/09/08) Contact: Rod Hackney ASHEBORO—The North Carolina Zoo has been named the 2008 recipient of the North Car... (read more)
NC Zoo opens expansion of elephant rhinoceros   (04/05/08) Asheboro, N.C. — The North Carolina Zoo opened the gates Saturday on its first major addition in more th... (read more)

March / 2008

NC Zoo horticulture wins 2007 sustainability award   (03/17/08) ASHEBORO —The North Carolina Zoo’s Horticulture Division was one of the first-place winners of the... (read more)
Tourism officials to attend Governor's Conference   (03/13/08) Contact: Tammy O'Kelley ASHEBORO – Local area tourism industry professionals will join more than 400 in... (read more)
Partnerships with Parks & Recreation Leaders   (03/13/08) Contact: Tammy O'Kelley How often do you think of tourism and parks and recreation working hand-in-hand to cr... (read more)
NC Zoo honors volunteers with President's award   (03/05/08) Contact: Tom Gillespie ASHEBORO N.C. –The North Carolina Zoo has awarded 109 volunteers with the Presid... (read more)
Westmoore Pottery work in HBO's John Adams   (03/03/08) Contact: Mary Farrell A bit of North Carolina will appear in the upcoming “John Adams” miniseries... (read more)
Sponge Bob to be featured in NC Zoo theater   (03/02/08) Contact: Rod Hackney ASHEBORO - Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?  Unless you’ve been living... (read more)

February / 2008

2008 Official Visitor Guides for Heart of NC   (02/19/08) ASHEBORO – The Randolph County Tourism Development Authority is now distributing copies of its new 2008 ... (read more)
NC Zoo third most-visited attraction   (02/19/08) The NC Zoo in Asheboro was the third most visited museum and historic attraction in the state in 2007, accordi... (read more)

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