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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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