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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)

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