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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], 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] 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)


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