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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)

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