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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)

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