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December / 2019

A Weekend in the Heart of North Carolina   (12/20/19) In between North Carolina’s mountains and beaches is the heart of the state. It encompasses nine towns i... (read more)
Holiday Open House at Westmoore Pottery   (12/03/19) Seagrove, NC - Westmoore Pottery will hold its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 14th, from 9 am... (read more)

November / 2019

North Carolina Zoo Announces New Holiday Event for 2019   (11/22/19) Asheboro, NC - Join the North Carolina Zoo for the reimagined, family-friendly holiday event: Believe in the M... (read more)
New Play Showing in Asheboro Making Audiences Think About Race Relations   (11/21/19) Asheboro, NC - A new play showing at Asheboro’s Sunset Theatre hopes to do more than entertain. It&rsquo... (read more)
Carolina’s Finest Awards - 2019 | Shopping   (11/21/19) Staley, NC - Treasure hunts never go out of style, and treasures abound at the Liberty Antiques Festival in St... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Chimpanzee Birth – Second Birth this Year   (11/14/19) North Carolina Zoo Announces Chimpanzee Birth – Second Birth this Year. This is the fifth chimp born at... (read more)
Traffic Pattern Change Coming to Zoo Parkway in Asheboro Next Week   (11/14/19) Asheboro, NC - Next week, weather permitting, NCDOT contractors will move automobile traffic to a new portion ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo’s Black Bear Holly Passes Away   (11/13/19) Asheboro, NC – Holly, a black bear who lived at the North Carolina Zoo for 24 years, was humanely euthan... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Celebrates Military Appreciation Week   (11/06/19) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is celebrating Military Appreciation Week by offering free admissi... (read more)

October / 2019

RCC Hosting Pottery Roundtable on November 8   (10/30/19) ASHEBORO, NC — Beta Theta Rho, Randolph Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter,... (read more)
Stepping Back in Time: Hearth Cookery and More - An African/American Experience   (10/30/19) Seagrove, NC - On Saturday, November 9th, Westmoore Pottery of the Seagrove, NC area will present “Stepp... (read more)
Goat Lady Dairy in Randolph County stacks medals with their championship cheeses   (10/23/19) RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Goat Lady Dairy in Randolph County recently won five awards at the America Chees... (read more)
Magnolia 23 in Asheboro shares the secret behind their southern fried chicken   (10/16/19) ASHEBORO, NC — You don't have to travel far to eat some of the best-fried chicken in the country. Foodi... (read more)
12th Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters - November 22 - 24   (10/15/19) Seagrove, NC - Join the potters of Seagrove as they celebrate 12 years of their most popular event. This premi... (read more)
Tourism Development Authority Hosts 3rd Annual “Operation Thank You” Event   (10/15/19) Seagrove, NC - The Heart of NC Visitors Bureau & I-73/74 Visitor Centers, both operated by the Randolph Co... (read more)
A Weekend in Asheboro and Randolph County: NC Zoo, Seagrove, and More!   (10/09/19) Asheboro and its surrounding Randolph County neighbors sit in the heart of North Carolina, home to some o... (read more)

September / 2019

Chamber releases ownership of Bush Hill Heritage Festival   (09/27/19) Archdale, NC.  The Board of Directors of the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce announces a decision to... (read more)
Kersey Valley Maize Adventure Using New, Eco-Friendly GPS Technology to Plant Corn Maze   (09/20/19) Archdale, NC - Kersey Valley Attractions has used a new GPS planting system toproduce this year’s Maize ... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo’s Beloved Grizzly Bear Yepani Passes Away   (09/19/19) ASHEBORO, NC – Yepani, a grizzly bear who has lived at the North Carolina Zoo for 25 years and was ... (read more)
RCTDA Staff Join the Fight Against Human Trafficking   (09/17/19) Asheboro, NC – Human trafficking has become widespread with travel and tourism businesses playing an inc... (read more)
NC Pottery Center presents Clay Talks! A Seagrove Delegation Visits South Korea   (09/05/19) Seagrove, NC - Please join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center on Thursday, September 12th for a slide pre... (read more)
PART Announces Route 10 Randolph County Express   (09/05/19) Greensboro, NC - The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) has been providing express bus serv... (read more)
Editor's Note (September 2019): The Day I Started Up With NASCAR   (09/05/19) About a year and a half ago, I didn’t even know who Richard Petty was. I met “The King” in J... (read more)
Eric Montross to revisit UNC ‘glory days’ in Asheboro Sunset Series talk   (09/04/19) ASHEBORO, NC – Join Tar Heel basketball titan Eric Montross as he relives “Glory Days with UNC Bas... (read more)
Randolph Electric Membership Corp. to Host Kickoff to National Drive Electric Week Event   (09/04/19) Randolph Electric Membership Corp. to Host Kickoff to National Drive Electric Week Event at the North Carolina... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Offers Half-Price Admission for Hurricane Dorian Evacuees   (09/03/19) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo will offer half-price admission from Wed. Sept. 4, 2019, to Wed. S... (read more)

August / 2019

North Carolina Zoo Strives to Save Carolina Gopher Frog   (08/27/19) ASHEBORO, N.C. – The North Carolina Zoo just completed its fourth successful season of “head-start... (read more)
O’Kelley Appointed to National Tourism Advocacy Network   (08/21/19) The Board of Directors of the Randolph County Tourism Development Authority is pleased to announce that Tammy ... (read more)
The Randolph Arts Guild Announces 47th Annual Asheboro Fall Festival   (08/19/19) Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild is pleased to announce the 47th Annual Asheboro Fall Festival, to be he... (read more)

July / 2019

Richard Petty remembers when old race cars had little value   (07/31/19) Once upon a time, there wasn’t anything with much less value than last year’s race car. After a se... (read more)
HNCVB Announces 2019-20 Marketing Assistance, Grants, and Sponsorships Program   (07/21/19) Asheboro, NC - The Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau allocates a portion of its occupancy tax appropriat... (read more)
The North Carolina Zoo Society Establishes 
Trust Fund for Branson Langley’s Daughter   (07/19/19) Asheboro, NC - The staff of the North Carolina Zoological Society is mourning the loss of Branson Joe Langley,... (read more)
Tea with Seagrove Potters   (07/18/19) Seagrove, NC - Six Seagrove pottery shops have partnered with Carriage House Tea and The Table, both of Ashebo... (read more)
RhinoLeap Productions Announces 2019-2020 Season   (07/16/19) Asheboro, NC – RhinoLeap Productions is based in Asheboro, North Carolina and is oneof the fastest-growi... (read more)
Memorable No. 43 drivers, paint schemes through the years   (07/02/19) Only a handful of car numbers stand out as transcendent in motorsports. The No. 43, a number that Richard Pett... (read more)

June / 2019

Splash & Go: Checking out the Richard Petty Museum   (06/05/19) NASCAR America Splash and Go heads down to the Richard Petty Museum, where Kyle Petty explains the origins of ... (read more)
New Section of Deep River Rail Trail unveiled   (06/01/19) FRANKLINVILLE — People gathered at Riverside Park in Franklinville Saturday morning for the unveili... (read more)

May / 2019

Donna Hughes song commemorated in North Carolina   (05/31/19) Randleman, NC - Naomi Wise, a true life ballad written by Donna Hughes and recorded by NewTown&... (read more)
Randleman Selected for First Marker in North Carolina   (05/29/19) Randleman, NC - Intriguing stories from North Carolina's rich heritage of folklore will be featured on roadsid... (read more)
Plant Sale is On Rain or Shine at the North Carolina Zoo This Weekend   (05/09/19) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo’s Annual Plant Sale is still set for this weekend despi... (read more)
Behind the Wheel   (05/01/19) Seagrove, NC - Amid the pine forests and rolling farmland of rural Randolph County in North Carolina—a t... (read more)

April / 2019

North Carolina Zoo Announces Name of New Baby Chimpanzee Chosen By the Public   (04/30/19) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo recently asked the public to help name its newest family member - ... (read more)
Shopping with The Vintage Traveler at the Liberty Antiques Festival   (04/28/19) Liberty, NC - We just returned from a trip to the eastern part of North Carolina, which is a very different wo... (read more)
This Old-School North Carolina Restaurant Serves Chicken Dinners To Die For   (04/28/19) Asheboro, NC - There are many places in the Tar Heel State to get fried chicken; however, great Southern ... (read more)
Celebration of Spring Pottery Tour - Spring Kiln Openings   (04/19/19) Seagrove, NC - The Celebration of Spring Pottery Tour takes place on the weekend of April 27 and 28, 2019, fro... (read more)
Moffitt Hopes To Continue Family Legacy At Talladega   (04/19/19) TALLADEGA, Ala. – There are names in racing that are instantly recognizable. Petty. Andretti. Foyt. Senn... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo’s New Kaleidoscope Butterfly Garden Attraction Opens This Weekend   (04/18/19) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo’s newest attraction opens to the public this Saturday, April... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Chimp Maggie Passes Away at 46   (04/15/19) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo sadly announces that Maggie, the 46-year-old matriarch of the... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Naming Contest for Baby Chimpanzee   (04/12/19) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is inviting the public to help name its newest family member: a ba... (read more)
Sunset Signature Series features Jerry Bledsoe   (04/06/19) Asheboro, NC - Catch up with New York Times #1 bestselling author Jerry Bledsoe as he talks about how he found... (read more)
Gorillas on the Line - Answer the Call at the North Carolina Zoo on Saturday, April 13   (04/04/19) Asheboro, NC – Join the North Carolina Zoo for our “Party for the Planet” Earth Day Celebrat... (read more)
These Small-Town Heroes Are Helping Their Communities Thrive   (04/02/19) In small towns across America, women are truly community heroes. These five amazing leaders have transformed t... (read more)
18 Adventurous Outings Near Charlotte   (04/01/19) Sure, this city might not be a mecca for outdoorsy activities. But if you know where to look, there’s so... (read more)

March / 2019

Blink and you'll miss it: 4 tiny towns in the Carolinas worth a visit   (03/28/19) Seagrove’s population is 227 — and almost half are full-time potters; many are sixth, seventh or e... (read more)
Fun Vacation Ideas in North Carolina   (03/27/19) If you want to plan a fun trip for spring break or summer vacation but not break the bank, there’s plent... (read more)
The Heart of North Carolina - Student Attractions   (03/27/19) North Carolina is known for its absolutely astounding views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mou... (read more)
14 Ways to Enjoy the North Carolina Zoo - Plus, extra advice on making the most of your trip   (03/26/19) The world’s largest natural habitat zoo is right in the middle of Charlotte and Raleigh in Asheboro, Nor... (read more)
Mills to Meals - AAA Go Magazine   (03/22/19) Across the Carolinas, mills were the backbone of the economy for many communities for generations. When indust... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Birth of Chimpanzee – Boost for Conservation Efforts   (03/19/19) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo announces there is a new addition to the chimpanzee troop! On Monda... (read more)
The North Carolina Zoo is Certified Sensory Inclusive   (03/15/19) The North Carolina Zoo is Certified Sensory Inclusive New training with KultureCity creates more inclusive en... (read more)

February / 2019

Tea with Seagrove Potters   (02/26/19) Tea with Seagrove Potters   Six Seagrove pottery shops have partnered with Carriage House Tea... (read more)
Join Carolina Bronze in Celebrating International Sculpture Day   (02/21/19) Seagrove, NC:  On Saturday, April 27, 2019, the world will join in celebration of sculpture during the 5t... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo’s Beloved Rhino Stanley Passes Away at 49   (02/15/19) Asheboro, NC – Stanley, a southern white rhinoceros who has lived at the North Carolina Zoo for more tha... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Announces Multi-million Dollar Expansion Plan   (02/08/19) Asheboro, NC (WGHP) — The North Carolina Zoo is expanding! The Zoo will build two new regions: Asia and... (read more)
The Busbee Road Potters Host Valentine's Shopping   (02/01/19) Seagrove, NC - The Seagrove Potters of Historic Busbee Road are literally in motion making new creations for V... (read more)

January / 2019

You May Not Like The Cold, But The NC Zoo Polar Bears Are Loving It!   (01/31/19) Asheboro, NC — You might be sick of the cold, but North Carolina Zoo polar bears Nikita and Anana are lo... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo - Aviary Temporary Closure   (01/25/19) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo will close its Aviary Mon. Jan. 28 through Fri, Feb. 1 for routine... (read more)
2019 Heart of NC Travel Guide Released   (01/24/19) ASHEBORO, NC — The Randolph County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) presented the 2019 Official ... (read more)
Millstone Creek Orchard’s Mooney to teach inaugural agritourism course at RCC   (01/10/19) Asheboro, NC — Bringing visitors to the family farm may seem like a huge undertaking, but, with the help... (read more)

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