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December / 2016

North Carolina Zoo’s John Ireland Wins Prestigious Photo Competition   (12/13/16) ASHEBORO, NC – A photograph of an arctic fox by John Ireland, an employee at the North Caro... (read more)

November / 2016

Iconic Tortoise from North Carolina Zoo’s Past Dies in Florida   (11/30/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Tort, a 60-year-old Galapogos tortoise, who along with partner Retort gave t... (read more)
Lark Artists Handmade Holiday Art Show Announces Participating Artists   (11/15/16) Asheboro, NC - Start your holiday shopping on Saturday, December 3, at the Sixth Annual Lark Artists Handmade ... (read more)
Veterans Invited to Visit North Carolina Zoo for Free November 11   (11/10/16) Veterans and active duty military service members are invited to visit the North Carolina Zoo free of charge o... (read more)
Zimmerman Vineyards’ Sisyphus Saturday Music Series 2016 Bonus Event!   (11/02/16) TRINITY, NC – Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 - 3pm-6pm. Zimmerman Vineyards will be celebrating our Sisyphus Sa... (read more)

October / 2016

North Carolina Zoo Sends Puerto Rican Toad Tadpoles Back to Their Natural Habitat   (10/21/16) ASHEBORO, NC – As part of its ever-growing commitment to conservation, the North Carolina Zoo re... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Celebrates Boo at the Zoo Oct 22 & 23   (10/19/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Little ghosts and goblins will once again haunt the North Carolina Zoo this ... (read more)
Bats and Beats Make North Carolina Zoo “Spooktacular” Saturday, Oct. 15   (10/14/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo will host two “spooktacular” Halloween-th... (read more)
Evacuate to the North Carolina Zoo This Weekend   (10/05/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Amidst the mayhem of Hurricane Matthew, evacuees will find a bright spot at ... (read more)
Sleeping Booty Band Headlines at Zoo Grooves Saturday, Oct. 15   (10/04/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Adults 21 and over are invited to a first-ever Halloween costume party and c... (read more)

September / 2016

Ocelot Kittens Born at North Carolina Zoo   (09/26/16) ASHEBORO, NC – North Carolina Zoo Director Pat Simmons announced the birth of two ocelot ki... (read more)
Zoo Guests To Use Africa Parking Lot and Entrance Friday and Saturday   (09/21/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Guests of the North Carolina Zoo are asked to park and enter through the Afr... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Celebrates Primate-Palooza and Pokémon Go Evening Safari Saturday, Sept. 17   (09/15/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo will celebrate Primate-Palooza Saturday, Sept. 17 fro... (read more)
Downtown Asheboro’s 44th Annual Fall Festival   (09/13/16) ASHEBORO, NC - This year marks Downtown Asheboro’s 44th Annual Fall Festival.  On Saturday, Oct.1st... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Extends Hours for Pokemon Go Evening Safari Saturday, September 17   (09/12/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo will extend its hours to host a Pokemon Go Evening Safari ... (read more)
Around Carolina: Seagrove   (09/07/16) SEAGROVE, NC - Dozens of potters live and work in Seagrove and the surrounding area. Not only can visitors pur... (read more)

August / 2016

Baby Bongo Born at the North Carolina Zoo   (08/31/16)   ASHEBORO, NC –A critically endangered female baby bongo was recently born at the North C... (read more)
Four Saints Brewing Company Hosts Art Wall Project Reception with Visual Artist Mark Stephenson   (08/30/16) Asheboro, NC - Four Saints Brewing Company in downtown Asheboro, North Carolina is currently exhibiting t... (read more)
Wings Over Vines Celebration Set for Sunday, August 28   (08/22/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo’s Valerie H Schindler Wildlife Rehabilitation C... (read more)
Experience African Giants this Saturday at the North Carolina Zoo   (08/18/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo will host an “African Giants” extravaganz... (read more)
Zimmerman Vineyard is teaming up with North Carolina Zoo VHS Wildlife Rehab Center for Wings over Vi   (08/16/16) Trinity, NC - Sunday August 28, Opens at 3 p.m. - Raptor release will take place promptly at 3:30 p.m- Celebra... (read more)
Aviary at North Carolina Zoo to Re-Open Tuesday August 9   (08/05/16)   ASHEBORO, NC – The R.J. Reynolds Forest Aviary will re-open Tuesday, August 9 t... (read more)
Claws and Jaws Celebration Saturday at the North Carolina Zoo   (08/04/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo will host a “Claws and Jaws” celebration ... (read more)

July / 2016

Downtown Parking Lot and Street Closures for the 3rd Annual Pigs and Pedals   (07/29/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The following parking lot and street closures will occur on the day and time noted below ... (read more)
Air Hike To Be Closed From August 1 - 4 at North Carolina Zoo   (07/28/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Air Hike, the North Carolina Zoo’s 23 obstacle ropes course will be cl... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Achieves Goal of Forming Five Elephant Herd to Encourage Breading, Socialization,   (07/26/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo has experienced another first for the park. As part o... (read more)
Pokemon Go Lure Party at the North Carolina Zoo on Thursday, July 28   (07/25/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Trying to collect 'em all? Get outside at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro... (read more)
Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau & I-73/74 Visitor Centers to Celebrate “Tourism Night with   (07/18/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau and I-73/74 Visitor Centers are pleased to an... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Posts Record Attendance for 2015-16 Fiscal Year   (07/14/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016, a record 755,567 guests visited the ... (read more)
Holly Ridge Golf Classic to benefit Hospice of Randolph   (07/13/16) Archdale, NC - Holly Ridge Golf Links located at 7933 US Hwy 311 South in Archdale, NC, has announced plans fo... (read more)
Lark Artists Announces Call for Artists for 6th Annual Handmade Holiday Art Show   (07/02/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Lark Artists invites all interested new and returning artists to submit a vendor applicat... (read more)

June / 2016

National Civic League Announces 2016 All-America City Award Winners   (06/20/16) Denver, CO - The National Civic League has announced the ten winners of the 2016 All-America City Awards (AAC)... (read more)
Asheboro to Welcome Home its Award-Winning All-America City Delegation   (06/20/16) ASHEBORO, NC – On Monday, June 20, 2016 at approximately 7:45 p.m. the Asheboro All-America City delegat... (read more)
Zoo Groves Concert and Family Fun Returns to North Carolina Zoo on June 25   (06/09/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Enjoy an evening of music and family fun on June 25 as Zoo Grooves returns t... (read more)
Explore the Oceans of the World Saturday, June 4th, at the North Carolina Zoo   (06/01/16) ASHEBORO, N.C. – The North Carolina Zoo invites you to celebrate World Oceans Day from 10 a... (read more)
Three Baby Elk Are Born at the North Carolina Zoo for First Time   (06/01/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The very first elk calves ever born at the North Carolina Zoo have arrived. ... (read more)

May / 2016

Bulldog Pottery to Host 8th Annual “Cousins in Clay” Event   (05/26/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The Cousins Are Coming back to Seagrove, the pottery capital of the U.S., on June 4 &... (read more)
An Artful Call for "Asheboro Saints"   (05/26/16) Asheboro, NC - Do you know of someone deserving of recognition for the positive impact they are making in the ... (read more)
Air Hike Gives North Carolina Zoo Visitors a Treetop View Starting May 27   (05/23/16) ASHEBORO, NC – North Carolina Zoo guests will have a unique opportunity to glimpse the zoo from the... (read more)
Operation North State’s 2nd Annual Fishin’ Festival on Randleman Lake   (05/23/16) Randleman, NC - The Petty Family  Foundation and Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau (HNCVB) &nb... (read more)
Run Wild 5k Run/Walk at the North Carolina Zoo Saturday, June 4   (05/19/16)   ASHEBORO, NC – Get ready! Saturday, June 4th is the 6th Annual Run Wild 5K Run/... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo adds attractions to lure people back   (05/13/16) ASHEBORO, NC -  The N.C. Zoo hopes visitors will take a fresh look at the park this summer – fro... (read more)
Save Our Snakes Slithers into the North Carolina Zoo This Saturday   (05/12/16) ASHEBORO, N.C. – In an effort to educate visitors and Zoo staff alike, Save Our Snakes, Saturday, M... (read more)
Grants Awarded for Zoo Employee Ideas Grant Funds Provided by Randolph Friends of the Zoo   (05/11/16) ASHEBORO, N.C. – The North Carolina Zoo Society and the Randolph Friends of the Zoo (RFOZ) ... (read more)
Red Wolf Pup Born at the North Carolina Zoo   (05/10/16) ASHEBORO, N.C. – A critically endangered red wolf pup has been born at the North Carolina Zoo. After a 6... (read more)
Birds, Blooms and Moms This Weekend at the North Carolina Zoo   (05/05/16) ASHEBORO, N.C. – Spread your wings and soar to the North Carolina Zoo to celebrate Mother’s D... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild to Feature Renowned Watercolor Artist - Alexis Lavine   (05/02/16) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is preparing to exhibit the work of award-winning watercolor artist, Al... (read more)

April / 2016

“Splash” Into Amphibian Awareness Day at the N.C. Zoo Sat., April 23   (04/22/16) Asheboro, N.C. - In an effort to raise awareness of the importance and diversity of amphibians and to bring at... (read more)
Arts Guild to host Clay Divider Set Class with Brooke Avery   (04/22/16) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is set to host a Clay Divider Set Class with resident potter Brooke Ave... (read more)
RAG to Offer Watercolor Class & Lecture with Alexis Lavine   (04/22/16) Asheboro, NC - Mark your calendars for this wonderful watercolor class and lecture with award-winning artist, ... (read more)
Zimmerman Vineyards Sisyphus Saturday Music Series 2016 opening weekend   (04/14/16) Trinity, NC - April 30, 2016, 5pm - 8pm- Zimmerman Vineyards will be celebrating our Sisyphus Saturday Music S... (read more)
“Party for the Planet” with the North Carolina Zoo This Weekend, April 16-17   (04/13/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Celebrate Earth Day Sat., April 16, and Sun., April 17 by attending a weeken... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild is offering Watercolour Batik with Debra Spinks   (04/11/16) Asheboro, NC - Batik is a process of using a resist (usually wax) and pigment to creatively dye fabric.  ... (read more)
New Zak Wylde Music Video Filmed at Kersey Valley Spookywoods   (04/04/16) ARCHDALE, NC – Over the years, Kersey Valley Spookywoods, located in Archdale, has opened their “s... (read more)
Torocity Artists create art installation on Four Saints Brewery tasting room wall   (04/04/16) Asheboro, NC - The first of five selected artist will soon debut their artwork for the Four Saints Brewin... (read more)

March / 2016

It’s a Bear-y Good Weekend to Visit the NC Zoo   (03/31/16) ASHEBORO, NC — Come out of hibernation this Saturday, April 2, at the North Carolina Zoo to celebrate &l... (read more)
“Eggcellent” Animal Egg-Stravaganza at NC ZOO This Weekend   (03/25/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Celebrate Easter weekend the “wild way” at The North Carolina Zoo. &ldqu... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Feature Local Artist Gail Dubis   (03/16/16) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is preparing to exhibit the work of local artist Gail Dubis during the ... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Offer a Lecture on The Art of the Modern Metalsmith with Ian Thomsen   (03/08/16) Asheboro, NC - Ian Thomsen is a modern metalsmith.  He is self-taught and focuses on utilitarian items th... (read more)
NC Zoo Officially Welcomes Male Polar Bear Nikita   (03/04/16) ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina Zoo has officially welcomed a new male polar bear that zoo officials ... (read more)
O'Kelley Re-Elected to Third Term as Chair of State Travel & Tourism Board   (03/01/16) RALEIGH, NC – Randolph County Tourism Development Authority Executive Director, Tammy O'Kelley was re-el... (read more)

February / 2016

The 29th Annual NC Potters Conference Sale Open to Public March 4 - 6, 2016   (02/25/16) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is preparing to host the 29th NC Potters Conference.  In addition ... (read more)
North Carolina State Parks Showcases Timeless Wonders During 100th Anniversary   (02/24/16)   RALEIGH, N.C. -- This year marks the 100th anniversary of the N.... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to Offer Clay Easter Egg Basket Class   (02/23/16) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild offers a hands on opportunity to create your own clay Easter egg b... (read more)
Beloved North Carolina Zoo Chimp Passes Away   (02/18/16) ASHEBORO, NC – With great sadness, the North Carolina Zoo announces the death of Terry, a 4... (read more)
Piedmont Triad Destination Marketing Organization Elects New Officers for 2016   (02/12/16) HIGH POINT, NC – The Piedmont Triad Destination Marketing Organization met recently at the High Point Co... (read more)
First of Five Four Saints Brewing Company Art Wall Projects begins March 2016   (02/12/16) Asheboro, NC –  One of the newer microbreweries in North Carolina, Four Saints Brewing Company, ann... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo’s Two Polar Bears Meet for the First Time   (02/12/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, people visiting the North Carolina Z... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo’s Wildlife Conservation Becomes Focus to Raise Awareness of Wild Species   (02/11/16) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo, which is the world’s largest natural habitat Z... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Accepts Super Bowl Wager from the Denver Zoo   (02/04/16)   ASHEBORO, NC – A friendly Super Bowl feud between the North Carolina Zoo and De... (read more)

January / 2016

North Carolina Zoo Reopens Tomorrow With New Polar Bear on Exhibit   (01/29/16) ASHEBORO, NC – Saturday, Jan. 30, the North Carolina Zoo will reopen to the public after be... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild Exhibition to Highlight the Photographic Work of the Hudson Family   (01/25/16) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is set to open an exhibition that will highlight the work of a local fa... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo to Remain Closed Until Tuesday, Jan. 26   (01/23/16) ASHEBORO, N.C. – Since many walkways, parking lots and service roads at the NorthCarolina Zoo are covere... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Closed Until Monday, Jan. 25   (01/21/16) ASHEBORO, N.C. – Due to the forecast for a winter storm including freezing rainand snow, the North Carol... (read more)
Easy exotics: Orchids are easier to grow than you think   (01/20/16) Seagrove, NC - Many years ago, Linda Thorne bought her first orchid. After that, she was hopelessness hooked.... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild offer Ukrainian Egg Craft Class with Karen McFetters   (01/19/16) Asheboro, NC - ”Pysanky” (pronounced peh-sahn-keh) is a 2000 year old Ukrainian tradition of ... (read more)
North Carolina wins big at the Good Food Awards   (01/15/16) It’s been a good year for Goat Lady Dairy. In July, the Climax farm's creamy Roasted Red Peppe... (read more)
Experience the Magic of Volunteering at the North Carolina Zoo   (01/13/16) ASHEBORO, NC – In 2016, experience the North Carolina Zoo in a way like never before, volun... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild to host Tea Event with special guest host, Mary Murkin of Carraige House Tea   (01/12/16) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild offers a freshly steeped tea event with special guest hostess, Mar... (read more)
New Polar Bear Joins North Carolina Zoo   (01/08/16) ASHEBORO, NC (WWAY) — The recent arrival of winter may be tough on some people, but for one new North Ca... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Acquires Another Polar Bear   (01/07/16) ASHEBORO, N.C. – The North Carolina Zoo is starting the New Year with an iconic new additio... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild hosts Paper Basket Making Class with Peggy Adelman   (01/07/16) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild offers a paper basket making class featuring the return of Triad-b... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Offers Clay Soup Bowl and Spoon Set Class with NC Potter, Brooke Avery   (01/06/16) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild offers a hands on opportunity to create your own clay spoon and bo... (read more)

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