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December / 2018

TDA unveils 2019 Visitors Guide cover   (12/21/18) ASHEBORO — A chance photo taken during a media shoot will grace the cover of the 2019 Official Hear... (read more)
Chimpanzee Ruthie Passes Away at 47 at the North Carolina Zoo   (12/14/18) Asheboro, NC – Ruthie, a chimpanzee who has lived at the North Carolina Zoo for nearly 40 years and... (read more)
Heidi Billotto Food | Plate Presentation 101: Tips, Recipes, and a Video   (12/13/18) Even if you are not an industry pro, you can still score when it comes to the art of plate presentation. Use t... (read more)
Christmas on Sunset 2018, Canceled Due to Weather Forecast   (12/12/18) Asheboro, NC – Due to the weather forecast calling for rain and thunderstorms this Friday, December 14th... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Closure on Sunday, Dec. 9 2018   (12/07/18) ASHEBORO, NC­­— The North Carolina Zoo will be closed to the public on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 bas... (read more)
Where to buy the perfect Christmas tree around Charlotte   (12/03/18) The holiday season comes with festivities, colorful lights and a lot of decisions. The most important decision... (read more)
36 Hours in Randolph County, the Heart of North Carolina   (12/02/18) Prior to my 36 hours in Randolph County, my knowledge of The Heart of North Carolina was limited.  I knew... (read more)

November / 2018

Rhinoleap Productions presents It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play   (11/28/18) "This adaptation triumphantly earns its wings." –The New York Times Asheboro, NC – RhinoLeap&rsqu... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Has Adopted a Polar Bear in the Wild Public Naming Poll Announced   (11/14/18) Asheboro, NC –  The North Carolina Zoo is inviting the public to help name a wild polar bear i... (read more)
Westmoore Pottery and Mill Creek Forge Present 'Stepping Back in Time: Hearth Cookery and More'   (11/05/18) Seagrove, NC - On Saturday, November 10, from 9 am to 5 pm, Westmoore Pottery and Mill Creek Forge of the Seag... (read more)
Military Appreciation Week at the North Carolina Zoo Nov 10 - 16, 2018   (11/01/18) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is celebrating Veterans Day by offering free admission to mil... (read more)

October / 2018

North Carolina Zoo Awarded Multiple Grants for Conservation Projects   (10/24/18) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is pleased to announce it has been awarded three grants for i... (read more)
Rhinoleap Productions Production of To Kill A Mockingbird   (10/22/18) Asheboro, NC – RhinoLeap Productions is a new professional theater company comprised of artists from all... (read more)
Celebration of Seagrove Potters Exhibition   (10/19/18) Seagrove, NC - An indoor pottery show featuring authentic Seagrove pottery from over 100 ceramic artists that ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Awarded Top Honors for International Conservation Programs   (10/18/18) Silver Spring, MD & Asheboro, NC  - Oct. 17, 2018 – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums ... (read more)
The Art of Community Agriculture Gathering on 11/4   (10/03/18) STALEY, NC - Just over the Chatham county line into Randolph, a beginning small-scale diversified young farm a... (read more)
Tourism Development Authority Hosts 2nd Annual “Operation Thank You” Event   (10/03/18) Seagrove, NC - The Heart of NC Visitors Bureau & I-73/74 Visitor Centers “Operation Thank You”... (read more)

September / 2018

Orphaned Otters Released into the Wild After Collaboration by Three N.C. Agencies   (09/25/18) ASHEBORO, NC – Two North American river otter pups orphaned earlier this year at the North Carolina coas... (read more)
Asheboro Sunset Series event with journalist Kevin Maurer postponed - NEW date, Friday, October 5   (09/18/18) Asheboro, NC - The Friends of the Library Sunset Signature Series event featuring Kevin Maurer, scheduled for ... (read more)
A Day Trip to the North Carolina Zoo   (09/18/18) For Labor Day weekend, David and I decided to hang around our house to catch up on our to-do lists, but we dec... (read more)
Pumpkins at Jugtown Event - Handmade Pottery Pumpkins at Jugtown Pottery   (09/18/18) Seagrove, NC - The first Saturday of October has become a much anticipated day of fall fun at Jugtown with lot... (read more)
Spookywoods unleashes new billboards   (09/17/18) Archdale, NC - North Carolina’s Premiere Haunted Attraction Kersey Valley Spookywoods prepares for its... (read more)
Take a Walk on the Wild Side at the North Carolina Zoo   (09/05/18) ASHEBORO, N.C. — Looking for a family-friendly day trip? The North Carolina Zoo in Ashebo... (read more)

August / 2018

Asheboro Sunset Lecture Series to Feature Embedded Journalist Kevin Maurer   (08/30/18) ASHEBORO, NC - Nearly a decade spent reporting on the experiences of American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Joins the Conservation Center for Species Survival   (08/29/18) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo announces it has joined as a full member of the Conservation Center... (read more)
Pottery heaven: Take a trip to Seagrove   (08/28/18) SEAGROVE, NC — Looking for a day trip? You might want to consider a visit to a spot known for its p... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Name of Second Rhino Baby Born July 13, 2018   (08/21/18) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce the name of the female southern white rhino... (read more)
Carolina Bronze Sculpture Park Installs Second Sculpture in Downtown Seagrove, NC   (08/21/18) Seagrove, NC - Carolina Bronze Sculpture Park, NC’s newest sculpture garden recently installed a st... (read more)

July / 2018

North Carolina Zoo Announces Name of Baby Rhino Chosen Through Public Poll. With a Little Help From   (07/27/18) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce the name of the female southern white ... (read more)
Exciting New Exhibit Planned for North Carolina Zoo   (07/19/18) ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo is planning some major changes over the next five years. The zoo is c... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Public Poll to Help Name New Baby Rhino   (07/18/18) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is enlisting the public’s help to name the new female baby r... (read more)
Friday the 13th Lucky Day for the North Carolina Zoo with Birth of Second Southern White Rhino   (07/13/18) Asheboro, NC – For the second time in less than two weeks the North Carolina Zoo is excited to anno... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Important Birth of Southern White Rhino - First One at Zoo in 41 Years   (07/05/18) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a southern white rhino, the fi... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo: Insider Secrets and Tips for the Best Visit   (07/05/18) The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro was the first natural habitat walk-through zoo in the United States and it&... (read more)
Art of the State: Seagrove Pottery   (07/04/18) Seagrove – It’s about the clay. Back in the day, folks living in the Seagrove, NC area discovered ... (read more)

June / 2018

Randolph County to transform its oldest building into a historic landmark   (06/29/18) ASHEBORO, NC - Randolph County is working to turn its oldest building into a historic landmark. Asheboro Fe... (read more)
Stepping into the Craft - Saturdays in Seagrove   (06/19/18) Seagrove, NC - Experience something new and adventurous as you spend a Saturday in Seagrove. During the month ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Mourns the Passing of Rosie, the Matriarch of the Zoo’s Gorilla Troop   (06/11/18) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo sadly announces that Rosie, the Zoo’s 43-year-old femal... (read more)
Three N.C. Agencies Partner to Save Orphaned Otters - North Carolina Zoo, North Carolina Aquarium an   (06/05/18) ASHEBORO, NC  – Two North American river otter pups orphaned after their mother was hit by a c... (read more)
The North Carolina Zoo Announces Death of Two Critically Endangered Red Wolf Pups   (06/01/18) Asheboro, N.C. – The North Carolina Zoo sadly announces it recently lost two critically endangered ... (read more)

May / 2018

Naomi Wise – video and single from NewTown   (05/25/18) Mountain Home Music has released a new single for NewTown, and a music video at the same time. NewT... (read more)
Bulldog Pottery to Host 10th Annual “Cousins in Clay” Event   (05/15/18) ASHEBORO, NC – The “cousins” are coming back to Seagrove, the pottery capital of the U.S., o... (read more)
North Carolina Pottery Center New Artist-in-Residence   (05/15/18) Seagrove, NC - The North Carolina Pottery Center is pleased to welcome a new artist-in-residence, Julie Elkins... (read more)
The North Carolina Zoo Announces Birth of Five Critically Endangered American Red Wolves   (05/02/18) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo announces the birth of five critically endangered American&nb... (read more)

April / 2018

For Kyle Petty, Victory Junction charity ride honors son Adam killed in crash   (04/30/18) From May 5 through May 11, former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty will lead 225 motorcyclists on a 1,200-mile trek fr... (read more)
Spring Break Showstopper   (04/22/18) As winter finally loosened its grip we elected to head down to the South Carolina coast with Little River/Nort... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Offers Exciting Array of Summer Day Camps   (04/19/18) Asheboro, NC ­­— Looking for a fun, educational experience for your child? The North Carolina Zo... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Brings Appalachia to the Zoo – New Hellbender Exhibit Opens May 8   (04/19/18) Asheboro, NC – Hellbenders are giant salamanders with a long history on this planet – more than 65... (read more)
New TDA video touts an array of Randolph ‘adventures’   (04/19/18) ASHEBORO — A new promotional video for Randolph County features Randolph County places, of course, ... (read more)
The Seagrove Pottery Experience   (04/13/18) Seagrove, NC - The Piedmont’s rural areas warrant day trips just to see their shimmering lakes, buc... (read more)
Asheboro’s Sunset Series to feature music journalist Holly George-Warren   (04/11/18) ASHEBORO, NC – One of the country’s most acclaimed and prolific music journalists, Holly George-Wa... (read more)
Spring Kiln Opening at Seagrove Stoneware Pottery   (04/06/18) Seagrove, NC - Join Potters David Fernandez (also the current Mayor of Seagrove) and his wife Alexa Modderno f... (read more)
Richard Petty & Thad Moffitt to Appear on Popular TV Show "Inside West Coast Customs" Tonight   (04/03/18) The King Richard Petty and Thad Moffitt recently filmed an episode of the popular show, Inside West Coast Cust... (read more)

March / 2018

Animals at NC Zoo given eggs filled with food treats to celebrate Easter   (03/30/18) ASHEBORO, NC - This weekend, the animals at the North Carolina Zoo will celebrate Easter with their own specia... (read more)
Applications Being Accepted for NC Zoo Society's Annual Summer Veterinary Camps   (03/21/18) ASHEBORO, NC­ ­— Registration is now open for the annual summer Wild Veterinary Camps conducted ... (read more)
Celebration of Seagrove Potters - Spring Kiln Openings   (03/21/18) Seagrove, NC - The Celebration of Seagrove Potters Spring Kiln Openings takes place on the weekend of April 21... (read more)
A Racing Career Fit for a King   (03/05/18) Level Cross, NC - The name Richard Petty is synonymous with NASCAR Racing. We just returned from the Petty Mus... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Endangered Species Poster Contest Winners   (03/01/18) ASHEBORO, NC ­­— Last fall, the North Carolina Zoo offered interested kindergarten to 12th-grade... (read more)

February / 2018

The North Carolina Zoo Announces “Birds in Flight,” a New Attraction for 2018   (02/28/18) Asheboro, NC ­­— The North Carolina Zoo announces a new attraction for 2018 entitled &ldquo... (read more)
History Series 'American Pickers' to Film in NC   (02/13/18) NC - The History network series "American Pickers" will return to film in North Carolina. Scenes will be... (read more)

January / 2018

"Handcrafted with Love" event in Downtown Seagrove | Feb 9 - 11, 2018   (01/25/18) Seagrove, NC - “Handcrafted with Love”, is a Valentine’s weekend event. The galleries of his... (read more)
Old cannery becoming a multi-use center in Seagrove   (01/24/18) SEAGROVE, NC - The former Luck's Cannery in Seagrove is massive. It covers five acres of land and measures 90,... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo to Host Seasonal Job Fairs on Jan. 27 and Feb. 6   (01/23/18) ASHEBORO, N.C. — Are you looking to join a dynamic workforce in a fun, family-friendly environment? If s... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo's Aviary to Close for Routine Maintenance on Jan. 22-26 and Jan. 29-Feb. 2   (01/19/18) ASHEBORO, NC ­­— The R.J. Reynolds Forest Aviary at the North Carolina Zoo will be closed Jan. 2... (read more)
Richard Petty is deeply invested in, involved with the NASCAR team that bears his name   (01/18/18) It’s a new era for Richard Petty Motorsports. The iconic No. 43 will have a new driver for the 2018 Mon... (read more)
Snow Day Means Snow Play for Nikita and Anana North Carolina Zoo to Remain Closed on Thursday   (01/17/18) ASHEBORO, NC ­­— Wednesday’s beautiful snowfall made for a very special day for ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo to Launch New Environmental Literacy Program   (01/12/18) ASHEBORO, NC ­­— The North Carolina Zoo is honored to announce it has received a $75,000 grant f... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Seeking Volunteers for 2018 Season   (01/11/18) ASHEBORO, NC ­­— Fresh off a record attendance in 2017 of 860,148, the North Carolina Zoo is see... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Sets Yearly Attendance Record   (01/09/18) ASHEBORO, NC ­­— Boosted by a mild February and popular seasonal offerings such as Zoofari and A... (read more)
Icy, Extremely Cold Conditions to Keep North Carolina Zoo Closed Through Sunday   (01/04/18) ASHEBORO, NC ­­— Remains from the snow and ice that unexpectedly reached the North Carolina Zoo ... (read more)
The North Carolina Pottery Trail – Seagrove, NC – An Experience You Shouldn’t Miss!   (01/04/18) On a recent visit to North Carolina I spent a day exploring the countryside, stopping along the way at some of... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo to Offer Half-Price Admission Through Jan 6   (01/01/18) ASHEBORO, NC ­­— Some like it hot, and some like it cold! At the North Carolina Zoo from Ja... (read more)

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