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December / 2017

Here Are 5 Reasons To Visit The NC Zoo   (12/28/17) ASHEBORO, NC – Wednesday was National Visit a Zoo Day and the North Carolina Zoo celebrated the occasion... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo offers Two Dollar Discount on National Visit the Zoo Day, December 27   (12/15/17) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will join Zoos around the nation in celebrating Visit the Zoo Day on Wed... (read more)
stART The New Year Right | Create Your Own Sculpture In Molten Aluminum   (12/15/17) Seagrove, NC:  Carolina Bronze Sculpture and Billingsley Atelier are hosting a scratch block workshop and... (read more)
Ramseur couple uses camels to share God's message   (12/12/17) A Ramseur couple have been using camels to share inspirational messages with others since 2009. Reporter:... (read more)
An Unusual Connection Between Elephants and Vultures   (12/01/17) ASHEBORO, NC ­­— What to do when one threatened species is affecting another? Dr. Corinne Kendal... (read more)
Holiday Open House at Westmoore Pottery   (12/01/17) Seagrove, NC - Westmoore Pottery will hold its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 9th, from 9 am ... (read more)

November / 2017

Roger Sweeney Named General Curator of the North Carolina Zoo   (11/29/17) ASHEBORO, NC — The North Carolina Zoo has welcomed Roger Sweeney as its General Curator. Sweeney comes ... (read more)
Holiday Open House in Seagrove | Dec 2 - 17, Weekends   (11/28/17) Seagrove, NC - Join the Seagrove Potters this season for their Annual Holiday Open House.  You’re i... (read more)
Music Video: Black Label Society — All That Once Shined   (11/28/17) ARCHDALE, NC — Black Label Society recently released a new music video for their track All That Onc... (read more)
Be a better foodie! Visit your farmers.   (11/17/17) Raleigh, NC - People-first Tourism (P1t) is offering foodies the opportunity to meet with celebrated chefs and... (read more)
Owens Pottery of NC: North Carolina's Route 705 is the Pottery Highway   (11/11/17) WITH A TURN OF THE WHEEL: TRAVEL NORTH CAROLINA’S POTTERY HIGHWAY.  Its official name is North... (read more)
Nature Rocks Program Receives National Grant   (11/09/17) ASHEBORO, NC ­­— The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has bestowed a “Nature Play B... (read more)
Lark Artists Handmade Holiday Art Show Announces Participating Artists and More!   (11/07/17) Asheboro, NC - Start your holiday shopping on Saturday, December 2, at the Seventh Annual Lark Artists Handmad... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo offers Free Admission to Veterans this Weekend, November 10-12   (11/06/17) ASHEBORO, NC- The North Carolina Zoo appreciates the veterans who are serving or have served our country and w... (read more)
First Presbyterian Bell Choir Returns for 10th Annual Tree Lighting/Holiday Concert at RCC on Dec.   (11/03/17) ASHEBORO, NC – Randolph Community College will welcome back the Bell Choir of the First Presbyteria... (read more)
Westmoore Pottery and Mill Creek Forge Present “Stepping Back in Time: Hearth Cookery and More"   (11/02/17) Seagrove, NC - On Saturday, November 11, Westmoore Pottery will present "Stepping Back in Time:  Hearth C... (read more)

October / 2017

10th Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters Event   (10/27/17) Seagrove, NC - Join the potters of Seagrove as they celebrate 10 years of their most popular event. This premi... (read more)
Boo at the NC Zoo Returns Oct. 28 and 29   (10/20/17) ASHEBORO, NC- Little ghosts and goblins will once again haunt the North Carolina Zoo on October 28 and 29 duri... (read more)
40th Anniversary Celebration at Westmoore Pottery’s Heritage Day   (10/18/17) Seagrove, NC - On Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th, Westmoore Pottery will celebrate a mileston... (read more)
Zoo Grooves Returns to the Africa Amphitheatre this Saturday Evening   (10/11/17) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo invites you to shake your tail feathers at the Zoo Grooves concert this ... (read more)
Tourism Development Authority Hosts Law Enforcement & First Responders Appreciation Day   (10/10/17) Law Enforcement & First Responders Appreciation Day honors the individuals who make our county a safe plac... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Staff Honored with American Association of Zoo Keepers Awards   (10/06/17) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo is proud to announce two awards recently bestowed on several of our... (read more)
New Technology Transforms Protected Area Management, aided by North Carolina Zoo   (10/06/17) ASHEBORO, NC – Efforts to combat poaching of wildlife in Asia, Africa, and Latin America have just gotte... (read more)
Celebrating Senses event this Saturday at the North Carolina Zoo   (10/03/17) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo invites you to learn how tasting, touching, hearing, and seeing are diff... (read more)

September / 2017

Celebration of American Craft Week in Seagrove Announced - Oct 7 & Oct 14   (09/21/17) Seagrove, NC - Experience Seagrove’s pottery tradition on a self-guided tour of over 70 working studios.... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Saving Wild Gorillas and Celebrating the first World Gorilla Day   (09/21/17) ASHEBORO, NC - Join the North Carolina Zoo in celebrating the first ever World Gorilla Day on September 2... (read more)
Dembe to Join North Carolina Zoo’s Gorilla Troop   (09/19/17) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is excited to welcome Dembe, a five-year-old male gorilla, to the ... (read more)
N.C. Zoo Director Simmons Elected to Represent North America on Prestigious World Council   (09/15/17) ASHEBORO, NC – North Carolina Zoo Director Pat Simmons has been globally elected as one of ... (read more)
Asheboro Downtown Business Association 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Celebration   (09/14/17) Asheboro, NC – The Asheboro Downtown Business Association (DBA) is hosting the Downtown Asheboro 2nd Ann... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Closed due to Hurricane Irma   (09/11/17) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo will be closed on Tuesday, September 12, due to anticipated ... (read more)
Four Saints Brewing Company's Art Wall Project to host reception featuring N.C. visual artist, Les C   (09/07/17) Asheboro, NC - What do craft beer, visual art, and community-focused collaborative projects have in common in ... (read more)
“License to Serve” Customer Service Course Set for Sept. 26 at RCC Archdale Center   (09/06/17) ARCHDALE, NC – Experts say customer service is one of the biggest factors that determine how succes... (read more)

August / 2017

Claws and Jaws Celebration Saturday at the North Carolina Zoo   (08/03/17) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo will host a “Claws and Jaws” celebration this S... (read more)
Rehabilitated Owl Release Friday at North Carolina Zoo’s Solar Pointe   (08/01/17) ASHEBORO, NC – Members of the Media and the General Public are invited to the North Carolin... (read more)

July / 2017

NASCAR Hall of Fame: Petty building a family legacy   (07/23/17) CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - WBTV teamed up with the NASCAR Hall of Fame to bring you an exclusive feature on w... (read more)
RCC Welding Students Fulfill Tall Order for North Carolina Zoo   (07/19/17) Asheboro, NC – Designing and building a giraffe enrichment device could be a tall order for some, b... (read more)
Susan's travels, tours and trips   (07/15/17) NORTH CAROLINA, STOCK CARS AND THE KING: THE RICHARD PETTY MUSEUM TELLS OF A RACING LEGEND.  Petty Blue. ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Attendance Soars To 20-Year High   (07/05/17) ASHEBORO, NC – North Carolina Zoo officials saw a record number of guests —870,882 — pass th... (read more)
One tank trips: Race away to Randolph County   (07/04/17) RANDOLPH COUNTY, NC – Get ready to walk on the wild side, where kids can get close up with hundreds of a... (read more)
Four Saints Brewing Company welcomes fifth Art Wall Project Artist, Les Caison III   (07/03/17) Asheboro, NC - The fifth and final selected visual artist begins his creative journey as part of the Four... (read more)
At 80, Richard Petty remains King of the Road   (07/02/17) Sometimes, ever so rarely, someone doesn’t recognize The King as he walks along NASCAR’s assorted ... (read more)

June / 2017

Still the King: Richard Petty reaches 80, still at the track   (06/30/17) Richard Petty heard someone shout for the King to stop as his golf cart sped past rows of RVs parked at the Po... (read more)
Richard Petty turns 80, still in NASCAR's fast lane   (06/29/17) LEVEL CROSS, NC - Fireworks always have been a part of Richard Petty’s birthday. This year will be no e... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Requests Continued Help to Find Secretary Birds   (06/26/17) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo greatly appreciates all the support we have received from the public in ... (read more)
Hanna Jubran: Solo Show   (06/21/17) Asheboro, NC - Hanna Jubran received his M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee a... (read more)
Explore the Oceans of the World Saturday, Celebrate Father’s Day Sunday at the North Carolina Zoo   (06/16/17) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo invites you to celebrate World Oceans Day from 10 a.m... (read more)
Four Saints Brewing Company welcomes fifth Art Wall Project Artist, Les Caison III   (06/06/17) Asheboro, NC - The fifth and final selected visual artist begins his creative journey as part of the Four... (read more)
Lark Artists Announces Call for Artists for 7th Annual Handmade Holiday Art Show   (06/05/17) Asheboro, NC – Lark Artists invites all interested new and returning artists to submit a vendor applicat... (read more)

May / 2017

“The Cousins Are Coming” - to Bulldog Pottery in Seagrove   (05/30/17) Seagrove, NC - So what happens when you mix Lindsay Oesterritter and Kenyon Hansen with Bruce Gholson, Samanth... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Park Map Receives National Award in Prestigious Graphic Design Competition   (05/25/17) ASHEBORO, NC – The Design Department at the North Carolina Zoo has been honored by Graphic Design U... (read more)
Randolph Communications commits to 18th year as Signature Sponsor of Zoo To Do   (05/22/17) ASHEBORO, NC  -  Randolph Communications Board of Directors has committed to its eighteenth straight... (read more)
North Carolina Artist Brian Brown Sculpts Life-Size Ocelot Artwork for Display Inside North Carolin   (05/16/17) ASHEBORO, NC – A life-size bronze sculpture of an ocelot family is the newest addition to the North Caro... (read more)
Pots and Paint Event at Westmoore Pottery   (05/15/17) Asheboro, NC - In a celebration of the diverse nature of artistic creativity, on Saturday May 20th Westmoore P... (read more)
Mother’s Day Weekend at North Carolina Zoo Features Yearly Plant Sale, and Birds, Blooms & Bees    (05/12/17) Asheboro, NC - It’s a weekend of flora and fauna, along with a heaping helping of honeybees, crafts for ... (read more)
Endangered Red Wolves Born at North Carolina Zoo   (05/10/17) ASHEBORO, NC -- The staff of the North Carolina Zoo is seeing a lot of “red” these days, as t... (read more)

April / 2017

Grants Awarded for Zoo Employee Ideas Grant Funds Provided by Randolph Friends of the Zoo   (04/28/17) ASHEBORO, NC — The North Carolina Zoo Society and the Randolph Friends of the Zoo (RFOZ) announce a... (read more)
Randolph Arts Guild to host first solo exhibition by potter Kate Johnston   (04/26/17) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is set to feature the first solo gallery exhibition of potter Kate John... (read more)
Seagrove, NC Captures Title of Top US Town for Craft Lovers   (04/21/17) Charlotte, NC - For the past month, craft lovers have been logging on to the American Craft Week website to ch... (read more)
Summer 2017 at the North Carolina Zoo: From Dinos to Rhinos, There’s Fun for Everyone!   (04/21/17) ASHEBORO, NC – From dinos to rhinos, the North Carolina Zoo has all the bases covered for a summer to re... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Celebrates Earth Day with a Celebration of Conservation & Plenty of Planet Educa   (04/20/17) ASHEBORO, N.C. – It’s a celebration of conservation on April 22, 2017, at the North Carolina Zoo, ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Sets Daily Attendance Record   (04/18/17) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo set a regular daily attendance record on Friday, April 15, 2017, w... (read more)
9th Annual Seagrove Celebration of Spring Pottery Tour   (04/17/17) Seagrove, NC - The 9th Annual Seagrove Celebration of Spring is a self-guided tour of individual pottery galle... (read more)
It’s a Bear-y Good Saturday to Visit the North Carolina Zoo   (04/06/17) ASHEBORO, NC – To paraphrase the famous song, “…look for the Bear Necessities&... (read more)

March / 2017

Egg-Stravaganza is an Eggcelent way to spend this Weekend at the North Carolina Zoo   (03/29/17) ASHEBORO, NC – A Celebrate spring the “wild way” this weekend at the North Caro... (read more)
Eyes in the sky: How ground-bound mammals use vultures to find a free lunch   (03/15/17) ASHEBORO, N.C. – On the plains of Africa, jackals and hyenas follow scavenging vultures to an... (read more)
9th Annual Seagrove Celebration of Spring Pottery Tour   (03/14/17) Contact: Alexa Modderno or Bobbie Thomas 336-707-9124 email: [email protected] Seagrove Area Pot... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo To Delay Opening Sunday   (03/11/17) ASHEBORO, NC – Due to a weather forecast of snow the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro wi... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Giraffe Passes Away   (03/07/17) ASHEBORO, NC – Early this morning, keepers at the North Carolina Zoo’s giraffe habita... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Boasts Largest February Ever and Readies New Attractions   (03/03/17) ASHEBORO, NC – 47,190 guests visited the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro in February, making... (read more)

February / 2017

The Randolph Arts Guild to feature exhibition by artist Barbara Burlingame   (02/02/17) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is excited to announce that Barbara Burlingame’s artwork will be ... (read more)

January / 2017

Share Your Love of the NC Zoo by Sharing Your Favorite Zoo Photos   (01/30/17) ASHEBORO, NC – Show the world how much you love the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro -- share... (read more)
Four Saints Brewing Company Welcomes Fourth Art Wall Project Artist, Michael Messer   (01/25/17) Asheboro, NC - The fourth of five selected visual artists begins his creative journey as part of the Four... (read more)
30th Annual NC Potters Conference | March 3, 4, & 5, 2017   (01/23/17) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild will host the 30th Annual NC Potters Conference in March 3-5th. De... (read more)
Four Saints Brewing Company Art Wall Auction to Benefit Randolph County Animal Shelter   (01/19/17) Asheboro, NC - The Four Saints Brewing Company's Inaugural Art Wall Project continues its mission to offer com... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Boasts Record Attendance for 2016   (01/13/17) ASHEBORO, NC – 2016 brought 797,159 guests to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, marking t... (read more)
Volunteer Opportunities Abound at the North Carolina Zoo   (01/13/17) ASHEBORO, NC – Experience the North Carolina Zoo in a whole new way by volunteering. The zo... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Closed Saturday and Sunday   (01/05/17) ASHEBORO, NC – The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, Ja... (read more)

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