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December / 2014

Sunset Cultural Series Kicks off 2015   (12/18/14) Asheboro, NC - The new year will also mark the launch of a new initiative to designed connect people to a... (read more)
O'Kelley Reappointed to North Carolina Travel and Tourism Board   (12/18/14) ASHEBORO, NC – Tammy O’Kelley, Executive Director of the Randolph County Tourism Development Autho... (read more)
Acting Workshops to be held at the Sunset Theatre by American Shakespeare Center   (12/18/14) ASHEBORO, NC – The American Shakespeare Center will make a stop in Asheboro on Friday, January 16th and ... (read more)
Orphaned cougars at the North Carolina Zoo celebrate first birthday   (12/17/14) ASHEBORO, NC – Three orphaned cougars who have called the North Carolina Zoo home since last March ... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild Presents Drawing From Life Lecture/Demonstration with NC Artist, Mark Stephenson   (12/16/14) Asheboro, NC - North Carolina portrait artist, Mark Stephenson will visit with the Randolph Arts Guild on... (read more)
The North Carolina Pottery Center Presents Monthly Lecture Series, Friday, December 12, 7 - 9 PM   (12/04/14) Seagrove, NC - This on-going lecture series is facilitated by Josh Floyd, the Artist-in-Residence at the cente... (read more)
Cara Bevan's Book Signing at Brightside Gallery   (12/03/14) Asheboro, NC - Brightside Gallery is having a world premiere book signing of Cara Bevan’s new children&r... (read more)

November / 2014

Double Artist Trunk Show at Brightside Gallery   (11/22/14) Asheboro, NC - Brightside Gallery will be showcasing two amazing area artists on their front porch for Small B... (read more)
Lark Artists Handmade Holiday Art Show Announces Guest Artists and More   (11/19/14) Asheboro, NC - Start your holiday shopping on Saturday, December 6, at the Fourth Annual Lark Artists Handmade... (read more)
Holiday Clay Ornament Workshop at The Randolph Arts Guild   (11/19/14) Asheboro, NC - Are you in need of handmade ornaments to complete your holiday experience?  The Rando... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild announces 2014 Artist Hang-up   (11/19/14) Asheboro, NC - Each and every December, the Randolph Arts Guild opens its gallery at 123 Sunset Ave in downtow... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo's oldest polar bear passes away   (11/17/14) ASHEBORO, NC – After several weeks of declining health and intense round-the-clock medical care, Pa... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Announces the "Creative in Randolph" Exhibition Call for Entry   (11/12/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild presents "Creative in Randolph", a juried visual art exhibition fo... (read more)
Carriage House Tea - Free Tea Tasting: Christmas Blend Black Tea   (11/06/14) Asheboro, NC - Carriage House Tea will be holding a free tea tasting on November 14, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. at ... (read more)
For these NC farm owners, making cheese is just kid stuff   (11/06/14) The burgeoning local food movement usually seeks to bring the farm to the table. But the Goat Lady Dairy bring... (read more)
Holiday Open House at Brightside Gallery & Herb N Garden   (11/06/14) Asheboro, NC - Come out for an evening of Christmas cheer on November 14, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Brightside ... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Host Indie Folk Artists Ian Thornton & Shiloh Hill - LIVE at the Sunset Theat   (11/05/14) Asheboro, NC - On Wednesday, November 19th at 7pm the Randolph Arts Guild will host indie folk artists Ia... (read more)
NC Pottery Center Monthly Lecture Series - Fri, Nov 14 from 7 - 9 pm   (11/05/14) Seagrove, NC - This on-going lecture series is facilitated by Josh Floyd, the Artist-in-Residence at the cente... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Host Jewelry Trunk Show with Sassy Gems by Geri Nov 21 - 22   (11/04/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild’s Shop is set to host a “one-of-a-kind” chance to mee... (read more)
Celebration of Seagrove Potters Gala and Sunday Surprise, November 21-23   (11/03/14) Seagrove, NC - The Celebration of Seagrove Potters kicks off the weekend with an exciting and festive Friday n... (read more)
Randolph Community College Holiday Concert & Tree Lighting Set for Dec. 3   (11/03/14) Asheboro, NC – Randolph Community College’s 7th Annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Concert is s... (read more)

October / 2014

Randolph Arts Guild to Host Opening Reception for Mugapalooza   (10/29/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild invites the public to attend the opening reception for its Mugapalooza ... (read more)
Brown Family Pottery Exhibit Opening November 8th at Seagrove's North Carolina Pottery Center   (10/25/14) Seagrove, NC - One of the South’s most significant pottery-making families will be celebrated in a North... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to host Heritage Corn Shuck Doll Making Workshop   (10/21/14) Asheboro, NC - How do you make Native American heritage-based corn shuck dolls?  Join Karen McFetter... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Announces Call for Entry for first annual "Chug & Chunk" pottery triathlon   (10/21/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is hosting the first annual "Chug and Chunk Triathlon".  The ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo celebrates Boo at the Zoo   (10/20/14) ASHEBORO, NC – For more than 20 years, thousands of kids have attended Boo at the Zoo, the North Ca... (read more)
The North Carolina Zoo Receives Disney Conservation Grant   (10/16/14) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Disney Worldwide Co... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild offers a "Make Your Own Mug" class with NC potter, Brooke Avery   (10/15/14) Asheboro, NC - In celebration of the Randolph Arts Guild's November exhibition, “Mugapalooza!&rdquo... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild offers "Day of the Dead Head" craft class with Mary Davis   (10/15/14) Asheboro -- The Randolph Arts Guild offers a seasonal folk art class with local craft artist, Mary Davis. ... (read more)
Asheboro Copperheads Baseball Opens 2015 Season at Home   (10/13/14) Asheboro, NC - The Asheboro Copperheads will open their 17th season in the Coastal Plain League in 2015 by hos... (read more)
Winners announced for the North Carolina Zoo lion cub naming contest   (10/10/14) ASHEBORO, NC – It’s a prideful day at the North Carolina Zoo. The zoo’s four lion cubs,... (read more)
Spooky Day At Brightside Gallery   (10/10/14) Asheboro, NC - Brightside Gallery will host SPOOKY events on October 18, 2014 from 1 to 4 p.m. Stop by to roun... (read more)
Carriage House Tea Free Tea Tasting: Pumpkin Spice Black Tea   (10/10/14) Asheboro, NC - Carriage House Tea will be holding a free tea tasting on October 18, 2014 from 1 to 4 p.m. at B... (read more)
Governor McCrory to Lead Opening Ceremonies for North Carolina Zoo's New Polar Bear Exhibit   (10/09/14) Asheboro, NC - Gov. Pat McCrory will be the featured speaker at ribbon-cutting ceremonies on Thursday, Oct. 23... (read more)
Own a Piece of the North Carolina Zoo's Plant Collection at a Bargain   (10/09/14) ASHEBORO, NC — Since many North Carolina Zoo visitors admire the zoo’s beautiful, colorful an... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild Offers Beginning Watercolor Class for Adults with NC Artist, Ken Hobson   (10/09/14) Asheboro, NC -  Are you ready to take the big jump into exploring watercolors?  Join the Randol... (read more)
Westmoore Pottery Presents Hearthside Cookery Program   (10/09/14) Seagrove, NC - On Saturday, October 18, Westmoore Pottery will present “Stepping Back in Time:  Hea... (read more)
26th Annual NASCAR Day Festival Just Around the Corner   (10/08/14) Randleman, NC - On Saturday, October 25th thousands will converge in Randleman, North Carolina for the 26th An... (read more)
The North Carolina Pottery Center Presents Monthly Lecture Series, Friday, October 17th   (10/02/14) Seagrove, NC - This on-going lecture series will be facilitated by Josh Floyd, the new Artist-in-Residence at ... (read more)

September / 2014

42nd Annual Asheboro Fall Festival - Oct 4th & 5th   (09/29/14) Asheboro, NC - This year marks the 42nd Annual Fall Festival.  Saturday Oct. 4th and Sunday Oct. 5th the ... (read more)
Asheboro Fall Festival Kick-Off Concert featuring Bantum Rooster   (09/29/14) Asheboro, NC - On Friday, October 3rd at 6pm Fall Festival XLII will kick-off with a concert headlined by... (read more)
Carriage House Tea - FREE Tea Tasting of Emory's Apple Spice Black Tea   (09/26/14) Asheboro, NC - Carriage House Tea will be holding a free tea tasting on October 4, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.... (read more)
Book Signing & Reading by Ben Frazier at Brightside Gallery   (09/26/14) Asheboro, NC - Brightside Gallery is thrilled to present local author, Ben Fraizer, doing selected readings fr... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Hosts Make-Your-Own Voo Doo Doll/Dude Workshop with Mary Davis   (09/23/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild (RAG) hosts a highly customizable crafting class designed for all ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Launches Lion Cub Naming Contest   (09/22/14) ASHEBORO, NC –To mark the rare and exciting occasion of having four lion cubs born at the North Car... (read more)
The 7th Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters Announces Participants   (09/18/14) Seagrove, NC - Planning for the 7th Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters is well underway and the co... (read more)
Fall Festival Kick-Off Concert featuring Bantum Rooster Set for Oct. 3rd   (09/17/14) Asheboro, NC - On Friday, October 3rd at 6pm Fall Festival XLII will kick-off with a concert headlined by... (read more)
The Barrister Boys, Native Son Vineyards, & Herb N Garden Featured at Brightside Gallery's Season Fi   (09/12/14) Asheboro, NC - Brightside Gallery is ending its 2014 “front porch season” in style with a Friday e... (read more)
Carriage House Tea Offers Free Tasting Event: Peach Apricot Black Tea   (09/12/14) Asheboro, NC - Carriage House Tea will be holding a free tea tasting on September 19, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. at... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Feature Artist Les Caison III during Sept 'Out and About'   (09/12/14) Asheboro, NC - On Friday, September 19th at 6pm for the last of the monthly downtown “Out & Abo... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Announces Application Deadline for Regional Artist Grants   (09/12/14) Asheboro, NC – The Randolph Arts Guild is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Regional Artists Gran... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild presents the "Art of Coffee" Lecture with The Table Farmhouse Bakery & Count   (09/11/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is hosting an "Art of Coffee" lecture that features another local estab... (read more)
Final Brightside Market of the Season - Saturday, Sept. 13th   (09/05/14) Asheboro, NC - Brightside Gallery will host the final Brightside Market of  its second season on Septembe... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Presents Water Color Batik Class Featuring Artist, Debra Spinks   (09/04/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild (R.A.G.) welcomes back artist Debra Spinks for a watercolor batik ... (read more)
Randolph Community College Kicks Off 7th Cultural Arts Season   (09/04/14) Asheboro, NC – Randolph Community College’s Cultural Arts Series embarks on its seventh seaso... (read more)

August / 2014

NC Pottery Center - Book Discussion, Signing & Pottery Identification   (08/30/14) It's Just Dirt! The Historic Art Potteries of North Carolina's Seagrove Region by Stephen C. Compton (Author)&... (read more)
North Carolina's Official Travel Guide Recognized with National Award   (08/30/14) The N.C. Division of Tourism, Film & Sports Development received a 2014 Mercury Award on August 26th from ... (read more)
NC Pottery Center Artist in Residence - Josh Floyd   (08/29/14) Seagrove, NC - The North Carolina Pottery Center is pleased to announce the addition of Josh Floyd as our new ... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild to host Two Zentangle(R) Drawing Classes with Lisa Skeen   (08/28/14) Asheboro, NC - What is a Zentangle®?  It is a doodle-like drawing created with equal parts conce... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Host Exhibition by Artist Cat Collier   (08/26/14) Asheboro, NC - During the month of September The Randolph Arts Guild will feature an exhibition by Cat Collier... (read more)
NC Zoo Offering Second Wildlife Research Camp   (08/26/14) Asheboro, NC — On the heels of the North Carolina Zoo’s highly successful  Field Research Cam... (read more)
RCC Students Gain Real Life Experience at Petty's Garage   (08/26/14) Asheboro, NC – Five Randolph Community College students participated in a unique job-shadowing expe... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo to add new polar bear to newly expanded exhibit   (08/21/14) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo’s polar bear Patches, is gaining a roommate, so to spea... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Offers 'Make Your Own Pixie Door with Julian Bralley'   (08/15/14) Asheboro, NC -- Why do we need to create a door specifically for pixies?  You may find out by taking the ... (read more)
Call to Potters - Randolph Arts Guild to host Mugapalooza Exhibit   (08/15/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild (RAG) announces a “Call to Potters” for its upcoming Mugapa... (read more)
Mobile Anagama Kiln Firing at the Pottery Center   (08/14/14) Seagrove, NC - Henry Crissman, a graduate Student at The NYSCC at Alfred University persuing a MFA in Ceramics... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild Presents Mike Gaffney & Friends LIVE!   (08/14/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is set to showcase the musical talents of Mike Gaffney Live at The Suns... (read more)
NC Zoo to Celebrate Birthday of Oldest Elephant   (08/11/14) Asheboro, NC — The North Carolina Zoo is celebrating 40 years of operation during 2014. But one of ... (read more)
Burning of Elephant Ivory, Rhino Horns Postponed   (08/11/14) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo’s planned burning of elephant ivory and rhino horns, sc... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo to burn elephant ivory, rhino horns   (08/08/14) Asheboro, NC - To help raise awareness about the plight of elephants and rhinos in the wild, North Caroli... (read more)
Lark Artists Announces Call for Artists for 4th Annual Handmade Holiday Art Show   (08/06/14) Asheboro, NC – Lark Artists invites all interested new and returning artists to submit a vendor applicat... (read more)
Four Lion Cubs Born at the North Carolina Zoo   (08/06/14) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo is roaring with excitement, as a lion has given birth at the zoo for the... (read more)

July / 2014

Randolph Partners Up To Celebrate 40 Wild Years   (07/30/14) Residents to have free entrance for first four weekends in August ASHEBORO, NC – Five Asheboro-Randolph... (read more)
RCC Archdale/Chamber Partner for Customer Service Course   (07/28/14) Archdale, NC – Experts say customer service is one of the biggest factors that determines how succe... (read more)
Recommendations Changed To Keep & Expand NC Zoo Gorilla Troop   (07/23/14) Asheboro, NC—After a change in plans and acquisition of funds to renovate animal holding facilities, the... (read more)
Kiln Firing at the NC Pottery Center by ECU Students   (07/22/14) Seagrove, NC - Join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center Friday, August 1, to learn about the wood firing p... (read more)
Many Faces: North Carolina's Face Jug Tradition   (07/17/14) Seagrove, NC - Many Faces: North Carolina’s Face Jug Tradition will be the next temporary exhibition at ... (read more)
FREE Attractions Offered During Visitor Appreciation Day at the NC Zoo   (07/16/14) Asheboro, NC – Certain attractions which would normally cost North Carolina Zoo visitors an extra $11 th... (read more)
Battle of the Bands to Decide Performer for Fall Festival Kick-Off Concert   (07/16/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild has just announced that they will kick-off this year’s Fall Festi... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Showcase Mike Gaffney LIVE at the Sunset Theatre   (07/10/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is set to showcase the musical talents of Mike Gaffney Live at The Suns... (read more)
Destination: Bugs - An Epic Adventure at the NC Zoo   (07/03/14) After featuring animatronic dinosaurs for the last two years, the N.C. Zoo made a switch to giant ve... (read more)

June / 2014

Randolph and Davidson Counties Partner to Honor Veterans in Southeastern Old Threshers Reunion Ann   (06/24/14) Asheboro, NC - The Southeastern Old Threshers Reunion, held annually at Denton FarmPark, will kick off this ye... (read more)
Destination: KidZone at the NC Zoo   (06/19/14) Asheboro, NC - Nature play is the buzzword among those in the play business, and the N.C. Zoo has ju... (read more)
NC Zoo Loses Female Elephant, 'Little Diamond'   (06/18/14) Asheboro, NC — After several days of declining health and despite round-the-clock care by veterinary and... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild Mike Durham Yard Art on the Sidewalk   (06/17/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is set to host local sculptor Mike Durham in front of the Randolph Arts... (read more)
Own a Piece of the NC Zoo's Horticulture Collection   (06/17/14) Asheboro, NC— More than 30 species of plants are on sale for less than $10 at this year’s North Ca... (read more)
Broken Water Line Closes I-73/74 Visitor Centers in Seagrove   (06/17/14) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate: Jun 17, 2014Contact: Tammy O’Kelley, Director of Tourism | Phone: (336) 465-0... (read more)
Celebrate Father's Day at the North Carolina Zoo   (06/11/14) Asheboro, NC – Make Father’s Day weekend more interesting and take advantage of the three bear exh... (read more)
2014 Summer Clay Programs at the North Carolina Pottery Center   (06/10/14) Seagrove, NC - The North Carolina Pottery Center, located in Seagrove, NC, has plenty of summer clay programs ... (read more)
Richland Creek ZipLine Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence   (06/05/14) Asheboro, NC – TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, recently awarded Richland Creek ZipLine &am... (read more)
The North Carolina Zoo to Remain Open during Zoo Parkway Construction   (06/03/14) Asheboro, NC — The North Carolina Zoo will remain open while crews with the N.C. Department of Transport... (read more)
Diane Villa Named NC Zoo Curator of Design   (06/03/14) Asheboro, NC — The North Carolina Zoo has announced the appointment of Diane Villa as the park’s n... (read more)
NC Zoo names Simmons as deputy director and COO   (06/03/14) Asheboro, NC — The North Carolina Zoo has announced the appointment of L. Patricia (Pat) Simmons, curren... (read more)
Celebrate World Oceans Day at the North Carolina Zoo   (06/02/14) Asheboro, NC — In addition to the sun, oceans play a significant role when it comes to affecting the Ear... (read more)

May / 2014

NC Zoo offering unique wildlife camp   (05/28/14) Asheboro, NC — A new “Wild Animal Science Camp” to be offered to rising 10th, 11th and 12th-... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild Announces 32nd Annual Juried Arts Show   (05/27/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild announces plans to hold its 32nd Annual Juried Arts Show. Artists may d... (read more)
The North Carolina Zoo's Gorilla Exhibit Set to Undergo Changes   (05/22/14) Asheboro, NC — Members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Gorilla Species Survival Pla... (read more)
The North Carolina Zoo Welcomes Baby Chimpanzee   (05/22/14) Asheboro, NC – This Memorial Day weekend people are encouraged to come to the North Carolina Zoo and see... (read more)
"Cousins in Clay" Event - Pottery with Personality & Collectible Appeal   (05/19/14) Seagrove, NC - May 31 - June 1, 2014 --- 6th Annual “Cousins in Clay” --- at Bulldog Pottery, pott... (read more)
The North Carolina Zoo Presents Save Our Snakes   (05/15/14) Asheboro, NC - North Carolina Zoo keepers and education staff will present programs on snakes, snake myths and... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild Announces Call for The Chicken Art Show   (05/13/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild (RAG) announces a call for “The Chicken Art Show”. Artists ... (read more)
Plants and Pots with Brooke Avery and Bettina Hunter   (05/13/14) Asheboro, NC -- The Randolph Arts Guild (R.A.G.) is offering an upcoming class that combines the talent of two... (read more)
Run Wild in the North Carolina Zoo's Annual 5K   (05/06/14) Asheboro, NC – On June 7th tie your shoelaces and hit the ground running for the North Carolina Zoo&rsqu... (read more)
NC Pottery Center presents Neolia, Keeper of the Cole Tradition   (05/06/14) Seagrove, NC - Neolia, Keeper of the Cole Pottery Tradition: A Retrospective and Ring Jugs and Rundlets will b... (read more)
Celebrate Mother's Day at the North Carolina Zoo   (05/05/14) Asheboro, NC – Soar into Mother’s Day weekend by attending Birds & Blooms at the North Carolin... (read more)
NC Golf Vacation: The "Heart"' of Asheboro   (05/05/14) How fitting that the word "heart'' is closely associated with the effort to bring visitors to Ashebo... (read more)
NC Food Truck State Championship Comes to Randleman   (05/05/14) Randleman, NC - Officials with the City of Randleman and the Randleman Chamber of Commerce announce North Caro... (read more)

April / 2014

Randolph Arts Guild Announces Call to Artists for 2014 Randolph Ramble   (04/30/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild announces a call to artists wishing to participate in the Third Annual ... (read more)
Third Annual Bloomin' Wine Festival   (04/28/14) Trinity, NC - Zimmerman Vineyards celebrates the annual rite of grapevines in bloom on Saturday, May 10th from... (read more)
Art on Sunset to feature the artwork of Local Artists and World Music   (04/23/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is excited to announce the return of Art on Sunset, a Juried Arts and C... (read more)
NC Zoo to Become First State Agency to Attain Environmental Stewardship Award   (04/21/14) Asheboro, NC — On Wednesday, April 23, the North Carolina Zoo will become the first state agency to be c... (read more)
NC Zoo Postpones Easter Egg Event   (04/19/14) Asheboro, NC - Due to rainy weather conditions, the North Carolina Zoo has postponed its annual Easter "Eggstr... (read more)
Baby Baboon Born at the North Carolina Zoo   (04/11/14) Asheboro, NC - Employees at the North Carolina Zoo are excited to announce another new addition to the zoo. On... (read more)
Party for the Planet at the NC Zoo this Weekend and Celebrate Earth Day   (04/10/14) Asheboro, NC — In honor of Earth Day which is on April 22nd, employees with the North Carolina Zoo want ... (read more)
NC Pottery Center presents: Neolia, Keeper of the Cole Tradition: A Retrospective   (04/10/14) Seagrove, NC - Neolia, Keeper of the Cole Pottery Tradition: A Retrospective will be the next temporary exhibi... (read more)
Celebration of Spring Kiln Openings and Studio Tours | April 26th & 27th   (04/06/14) Seagrove, NC - It’s a beautiful weekend to come out to the freshly blooming spring countryside and leisu... (read more)
The NC Zoo Kicks off Sustainability Campaign   (04/03/14) Asheboro, NC - Join the North Carolina Zoo in helping the environment and raise money for polar bear research ... (read more)
NC Zoo Officials to Present Malt O Meal with Award   (04/01/14) Asheboro, NC - Workers at a cereal manufacturing plant in Randolph County are getting an award from the North ... (read more)
Cougar cubs make debut at NC Zoo   (04/01/14) Asheboro, NC - Your cute animal fix for the week comes from our own North Carolina Zoo, where three orpha... (read more)

March / 2014

NC Zoo's Cougar Kittens Begin Introduction To Exhibit   (03/31/14) Asheboro, NC — Three cougar kittens rescued after losing their mother to an  Oregon hunter on Monda... (read more)
Sid Luck on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast   (03/27/14) Seagrove, NC - This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with fi... (read more)
NC Zoo plans special weekend to celebrate 40th anniversary   (03/26/14) Asheboro, NC — The North Carolina Zoo celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014 and is launching the festi... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild Offers Painting Projects Class with Artist Chuck McLachlan   (03/26/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild (RAG) will host an upcoming painting class with NC artist, Chuck M... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild to offer Pysanky Egg Class with NC folk artists Karen & Grace McFetters   (03/26/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild (RAG) announces additional pysanky egg dying courses.  "... (read more)
Daffie Days Event at Bulldog Pottery | Celebration of the Ubiquitous Daffodil   (03/25/14) Seagrove, NC - Celebrate the Vase on April 4-5, 2014 with potters Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke of S... (read more)
VIDEO: Otter mom nudges baby to swim for first time   (03/21/14) Asheboro, NC - A new baby otter at the North Carolina Zoo is taking its first swim. Video posted on the ... (read more)
Caught on Camera: Baby Otter at NC Zoo Swims for the First Time   (03/20/14) Asheboro, NC — For the first time in its 40 year history, there’s been an otter birth at the North... (read more)
NC Zoo to delay opening on Tuesday, March 18th   (03/18/14) Asheboro, NC -- Due to the frozen precipitation that fell Monday and last night, the North Carolina Zoo will d... (read more)
Sunny Slopes: Working farm helps preserve a valuable heritage   (03/18/14) Asheboro, NC - Sunny Slopes Farm and Ranch nestles against the northeastern face of Purgatory Mountain. Owned ... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild now Accepting Vendor Applications for Art on Sunset 2014   (03/17/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is currently accepting applications for Art on Sunset. Anyone intereste... (read more)
Firing the Groundhog Kiln with Seagrove Potter Chad Brown   (03/15/14) Seagrove, NC - Join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center Saturday, March 22nd to learn about the wood firin... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to feature Local Artist Cori Cagle   (03/13/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is preparing to feature an exhibit by local artist Cori Cagle titled &l... (read more)
NC Zoo Officials Announce Volunteer of the Year   (03/12/14) Asheboro, NC — More than 300 people spent nearly 40,000 hours volunteering at the North Carolina Zoo las... (read more)
Richard Petty Museum Completes Move Back Home, Named Local Historical Landmark   (03/12/14) Level Cross NC (March 12, 2014) – After moving from downtown Randleman, N.C., to storage and now to its ... (read more)
NC Zoo to reopen on Tuesday, March 11, 2014   (03/10/14) Asheboro, NC — After four days of closure due to tree damage from the recent ice storm, the North Caroli... (read more)
Richard Petty Museum moves back to Petty family compound   (03/09/14) Level Cross, NC - Richard Petty is going back home to Level Cross, N.C. – the Richard Petty Museum, that... (read more)
NC Zoo to remain closed through Monday   (03/07/14) Asheboro, NC — Due to the number of fallen trees throughout the park as a result of Friday’s winte... (read more)
NC Zoo to close on Friday   (03/06/14) Asheboro, NC — Due to predictions of freezing rain and icy conditions Thursday evening, the North Caroli... (read more)
First Video of New Cougar Kittens at NC Zoo   (03/05/14) Asheboro, NC — For the first time since their arrival in North Carolina the public gets to see video of ... (read more)
Fall Festival Applications now available   (03/05/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is now accepting vendor applications for the 42nd Fall Festival schedul... (read more)
Cougar Kittens Arrive at NC Zoo   (03/04/14) Asheboro, NC — Three adorable cougar kittens now call the North Carolina Zoo home. The kittens arrived l... (read more)
Richard Petty back in the 'Winner's Circle'   (03/03/14) Charlotte, NC — Richard Petty, Randleman racing legend and co-owner of Richard Petty Motorsports, j... (read more)

February / 2014

Orphaned Cougar Kittens to Arrive at NC Zoo Next Week   (02/28/14) Asheboro, NC — On March 3rd, the North Carolina Zoo will become home to a trio of cougar kittens, two fe... (read more)
ETSU Senior Becca Irvin to Give 'Vortex Soda Kiln' Presentation at the North Carolina Pottery Center   (02/20/14) Seagrove, NC - On Sunday, March 9, from 1:00-4:00 pm, the North Carolina Pottery Center will be open to the pu... (read more)
NC Zoo reopening Tuesday   (02/17/14) Asheboro, NC — Following six days of closure due to the recent winter storm, the North Carolina Zoo will... (read more)
NC Zoo to remain closed on Monday, February 17th   (02/16/14) Asheboro, NC -- Due to ice and snow that remain inside the park after last week's winter storm, the North Caro... (read more)
NC Zoo to remain closed through the weekend   (02/13/14) Asheboro, NC - Due to Wednesday's winter storm and the forecast for additional mixed precipitation on Thursday... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild hosts Pysanky Egg Craft Class with the McFetters   (02/13/14) Asheboro, NC -- "Pysanky" (pronounced peh-sahn-keh) is a 2000 year old Ukrainian tradition of writin... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild hosts portrait Illustration class with NC artist, Jim Langer   (02/13/14) Asheboro, NC -- The Randolph Arts Guild (RAG) will host a semi-advanced portrait illustration course with... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild hosts "Wonder of Wire" Home Decor Edition Craft Class with Michelle Jarrett   (02/13/14) Asheboro, NC -- The Randolph Arts Guild (RAG) offers the "Wonder Of Wire -- Home Decor Edition" wire craf... (read more)
NC Zoo to Close Wednesday & Thursday, February 12th/13th   (02/11/14) Asheboro, NC — Due to the forecast for a winter storm including freezing rain and snow, the North Caroli... (read more)
Gavin Johnson Named to NC Zoo Public Relatoins Post   (02/07/14) Asheboro, NC — The  North Carolina Zoo has named Gavin Johnson of Wilmington as its new Public Rela... (read more)
O'Kelley Elected to Chair State Travel & Tourism Board   (02/06/14) Asheboro, NC – Randolph County Tourism Development Director Tammy O'Kelley was elected to chair the NC T... (read more)
Visitors Bureau Distributing 2014 Official Visitor Guides   (02/03/14) Asheboro, NC – The 2014 Official Heart of North Carolina Visitors Guide is now available at the Visitors... (read more)
NC Zoo Seeking Volunteers   (02/03/14) Asheboro, NC — With the beginning of a new year, the North Carolina Zoo is offering a way to experience ... (read more)

January / 2014

NC Zoo reopens on Saturday, Feb 1st   (01/31/14) Asheboro, NC — After being closed for four days due to cold temperatures and a winter storm, the North C... (read more)
NC Zoo to remain closed on Friday, Jan 31st   (01/30/14) Asheboro, NC — Due to continuing cold temperatures and remnants of Tuesday’s snow storm that remai... (read more)
NC Zoo to remain closed on Thursday, January 30th   (01/29/14) Asheboro, NC - Due to the recent snow and continuing cold temperatures the North Carolina Zoo will remain clos... (read more)
Valentine Treats from the Potters of Busbee Road   (01/28/14) Seagrove, NC - Chocolates last for minutes - Pottery lasts a lifetime! Has the January chill given you cabin ... (read more)
NC Zoo to close Wed, January 29th due to weather   (01/28/14) Asheboro, NC — Due to the wintry weather forecast, the North Carolina Zoo will remained closed to the pu... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Open Exhibit by Artist Rodney Bennett   (01/28/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild has set to open an exhibit by artist Rodney Bennett titled “Enter... (read more)
NC Zoo to close Tue, January 28th due to weather   (01/27/14) Asheboro, NC — Due to the forecast for cold and windy conditions with the chance of snow, the North Caro... (read more)
NC Zoo to close Friday due to temperatures   (01/23/14) Asheboro, NC — Due to the forecast for extremely cold and windy conditions the North Carolina Zoo will b... (read more)
NC Zoo to close Wed, January 22nd due to weather   (01/21/14) Asheboro, NC — Due to the forecast for cold and windy conditions with  the chance of frozen precipi... (read more)
Cards & Cookies Valentine Workshop presented by The Randolph Arts Guild   (01/16/14) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild (RAG) will host a "Cards & Cookies" Valentine's Day Workshop on Sat... (read more)
NC Pottery Center to Recognize Folk Heritage Award-Winning Potters with Exhibition   (01/16/14) Seagrove, NC - “Teachers of Tradition: NC’s Folk Heritage Award-Winning Potters,” a temporar... (read more)
Rich Powell Lecture featured at The Randolph Arts Guild   (01/15/14) Asheboro, NC -- The Randolph Arts Guild presents "Will Draw For Food: An Illustrator's Life (so far)".  T... (read more)
Promoting Pottery   (01/15/14) Asheboro, NC — Lindsey Lambert, N.C. Pottery Center director, outlined how the organization plans to uti... (read more)
NC Zoo's new polar bear already a major draw   (01/13/14) Asheboro, NC — The polar bear looks attentively at her new keepers standing in the public viewing area, ... (read more)
It's not all glamor when you work at the zoo   (01/13/14) Asheboro, NC - "If I Ran the Zoo" was one of my favoriteDr. Seuss books. The idea of working wi... (read more)
The shows go on...Upgraded Sunset offers more   (01/09/14) Asheboro, NC — The beautifully renovated Sunset Theatre will be a more entertaining place in 2014. ... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild Presents The Art Of Food Lecture with Magnolia 23 Restaurant   (01/08/14) Asheboro, NC - Have you ever wondered why people have a preference for certain foods?  The Randolph ... (read more)
NC Zoo to Close Tuesday, Jan 7th Due to Weather   (01/06/14) Asheboro, NC — Due to the forecast for severely cold weather, the North Carolina Zoo will be closed to t... (read more)
I-73/74 Visitor Centers to Close Tuesday Due to Weather   (01/06/14) Seagrove, NC — Due to the forecast for Tuesday, January 7, the I-73/74 Visitor Centers will be closed to... (read more)

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