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December / 2021

Worth the trip: 'Pottery capitol of the US' located in heart of North Carolina   (12/19/21) By Sydney Franklin, WRAL multiplatform producer SEAGROVE, N.C. — About an hour-and-a-hal... (read more)
Grizzly Bear Has New Home at North Carolina Zoo   (12/13/21) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo announces the arrival of its newest resident – a 740-pound m... (read more)

November / 2021

North Carolina Zoo Offers Military Appreciation Week in Honor of Veterans Day   (11/01/21) Asheboro, N.C. – In honor of Veterans Day, the North Carolina Zoo is offering free admission for the mil... (read more)

October / 2021

North Carolina Zoo receives top international award for environmental sustainability   (10/28/21) Asheboro, NC — The North Carolina Zoo has been recognized by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums... (read more)
Millstone Creek Orchards is bringing the fall fun with tasty cider made in NC   (10/26/21) Ramseur, NC — The month of October is a time to celebrate local farms. It’s National Farm to Scho... (read more)
10 best haunted attractions across the country, according to readers   (10/25/21) Halloween is all about wild and wacky costumes, scary movies, haunted houses and celebrating all things spoo... (read more)
12 Best Small Towns in North Carolina   (10/08/21) Whether you want to ski, hike, surf, or simply drink sweet tea on a front porch somewhere, North Carolina deli... (read more)
Join Carolina Bronze in Celebrating the Grand Opening of Carolina Bronze East   (10/08/21) Seagrove, NC - On Friday and Saturday, November 19 and 20, Carolina Bronze East will be celebrating its grand ... (read more)
“Boo at the NC Zoo” Event Offered Two Weekends in October   (10/01/21) Asheboro, NC – The change of seasons means Halloween is just around the corner. The North Carolina Zoo ... (read more)
Check out all the fall fun to be had in the Heart of North Carolina   (10/01/21) There are many ways to enjoy fall in North Carolina. Check out these top five activities for creating memories... (read more)

September / 2021

‘Bluegrass power couple’ Dewey and Leslie Brown to bring high lonesome sound to Sunset Series   (09/27/21) Asheboro, NC - The intense, authentic high lonesome bluegrass sounds of Dewey and Leslie Brown will ring from ... (read more)
NC Musician Explores History Behind a Centuries-Old Ballad   (09/20/21) By GAVIN VINCENT, The Courier-Tribune ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — With a street name and a few local at... (read more)
This brewery lets you keep your own personalized mug behind the bar   (09/13/21) ASHEBORO. NC - There are few watering holes in central North Carolina with an atmosphere that can match Four S... (read more)

August / 2021

Five Triad Hiking Trails You Shouldn’t Miss   (08/26/21) Birkhead Mountains Wilderness Near: AsheboroDistance: 1.4 – 3.1 milesCovering about 51,000 ac... (read more)
Potters’ Pumpkin Patch 2021   (08/18/21) Seagrove, NC - The Potters’ Pumpkin Patch events are held by a group of Potters in Seagrove, NC dur... (read more)
Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings to kick off the return of Asheboro Sunset Series   (08/17/21) Asheboro, NC - Jeopardy! “Greatest of All Time” champion Ken Jennings will usher in the return of ... (read more)
North Carolina Weekend on PBS NC | The Table and Back to Earth Farm   (08/09/21) Come along to Randolph County where the Table Restaurant sources farm-to-table delights and Back to Earth Farm... (read more)

July / 2021

Hang onto your picnic basket | Jellystone Campground for a fun family vacation close to home   (07/21/21) By Shannon Smith Randolph County, NC (WGHP) — One positive note from the pandemic, many families have d... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Mourns the Loss of 'Amazing, Goofy' Grizzly Bear   (07/09/21) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo is grieving the loss of Tommo, a beloved grizzly bear who lived at ... (read more)

June / 2021

North Carolina Zoo Announces Red Wolf Pup Names Chosen by the Public   (06/30/21) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is excited to announce the names of the six red wolf pups (four fe... (read more)
Reservations at NC Zoo no longer required starting July 1   (06/27/21) By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor ASHEBORO, NC — Since the North Carolina Zoo reopened a... (read more)
Lights, Santa, Action! | Kersey Valley Attractions Adds Annual Holiday Events Beginning 2021   (06/25/21) Archdale, NC — Lights, Santa, Action! It’s six months until Christmas, and Kersey Valley Attractio... (read more)
This week the NC Zoo celebrated a special flock of pink birds!   (06/25/21) By Shannon Smith ASHEBORO, NC — This week the world celebrated flamingos.  Not the plastic ones on... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Asks Public to Vote on Names of American Red Wolf Pups   (06/18/21) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo is asking the public to vote for names for six American red wolf p... (read more)
Up Close with International Butterflies at the Kaleidoscope Butterfly Garden - North Carolina Zoo   (06/11/21) By Shannon Smith Asheboro, NC (WGHP) — You can see incredible butterflies from all over the world by ju... (read more)
Meet Louie! North Carolina Zoo welcomes new African elephant   (06/03/21) Asheboro, NC — The North Carolina Zoo on Thursday announced an African bull elephant, Louie, is joining ... (read more)
North Carolina Farms Open for Late Spring Events   (06/01/21) North Carolina farms are offering tours, u-pick for flowers and fruit, farm stands, and special events for lat... (read more)

May / 2021

North Carolina Zoo Announces Three Litters of Red Wolves Born in Span of Three Days   (05/17/21) Asheboro, NC - The North Carolina Zoo announces the birth of three litters of critically endangered American r... (read more)
9 Places to Go for the Perfect Sunflowers Photo Shoot   (05/03/21) By - Vanessa Infanzon for AAA Go A field of sunflowers with glorious bright yellow blooms is sure to brighten... (read more)

April / 2021

Explore Unique Works and Pottery Traditions at the Country's Largest Pottery Community Seagrove, NC   (04/22/21) By Renata Parker Often referred to as the pottery capital, Seagrove, North Carolina is known for its handcraf... (read more)
6 Special Spots for Mother’s Day Tea   (04/15/21) By Vanessa Infanzon Celebrate spring and Mother’s Day with a visit to a Carolina teashop. Sip a wide va... (read more)
Missed the North Carolina Zoo? All attractions will be open this season   (04/02/21) ASHEBORO, NC — Spring is usually one of the busiest times of the year at the North Carolina Zoo. In fact... (read more)

March / 2021

Explore 30 Miles of Handmade Pottery   (03/29/21) by Andrea Nordstrom Caughey Crafts of all types have enjoyed a recent resurgence, especially pottery. T... (read more)
336 BIZ: Asheboro brewery strives to bring the North Carolina community together   (03/28/21) ASHEBORO, NC — If you're a beer lover in the Piedmont Triad, there's a good chance you've tried awa... (read more)
Oldest elephant at NC Zoo learns yoga   (03/26/21) ASHEBORO, NC — The oldest male African elephant in the country lives at the North Carolina Zoo.  C... (read more)
Take the Kids: Go on a 'snorin' safari' during this new overnight program at the North Carolina Zoo   (03/25/21) By Tara Lynn ASHEBORO, NC — Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to the sound of elephants in t... (read more)
‘I’m getting a bunny following’: Seagrove woman makes popular rabbit sculptures   (03/22/21) SEAGROVE, NC — Potter Bobbie Thomas is becoming well known for her rabbit sculptures.  “I&rs... (read more)
North Carolina farms open for spring events   (03/22/21) RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — North Carolina farms across the state will have plenty of outdoor experiences and l... (read more)
Celebration of Spring Pottery Tour   (03/21/21) Seagrove, NC - The Celebration of Spring Pottery Tour takes place on the weekend of April 16, 17, and 18, 2021... (read more)
Ride an ‘animal’ around the North Carolina Zoo? Now you can!   (03/16/21) ASHEBORO, NC — If you’ve ever wanted to ride an animal at the North Carolina Zoo, you’re in ... (read more)
NC Zoo animals become stars for National Geographic   (03/12/21) By Shannon Smith - ASHEBORO, NC — The animals at the North Carolina Zoo are once again becoming stars f... (read more)
Roaring Good Fun in Randolph County   (03/10/21) By Jodi Werner Greenwald If you drop a pin toward the center of a North Carolina map, you'll land on Randolph... (read more)
Drive-Thru Vacations: North Carolina Sights to See from Your Car   (03/08/21) Experiencing a little cabin fever (who isn’t!) these days? Just imagine – fresh air zipping throug... (read more)
NC Zoo builds a digital audience of thousands with the popular Zoo EDventures series   (03/08/21) By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor ASHEBORO, NC — Just like everything else, the usual work fo... (read more)
All About Agritourism: Get Educated at One of These Carolina Farms   (03/04/21) March 4, 2021 | Vanessa Infanzon Millstone Creek Orchards. Photo by Kellie Hicks. Ever ask yo... (read more)
Tea with Seagrove Potters Spring Event   (03/03/21) Seagrove, NC - Six Seagrove pottery shops have partnered with Carriage House Tea and the Table Farmhouse Baker... (read more)
Road Trip Alert: 7 Great Towns For Thrifting and Antiquing   (03/02/21) By Vanessa Infanzon Hop in the car and take a road trip to these towns for antique stores, thrift stores, and... (read more)
Fountain of Memories from Dewey & Leslie Brown   (03/02/21) By John Lawless No one can question the bluegrass street cred of Dewey & Leslie Brown. Dewey served ... (read more)

February / 2021

Zoo Filez: Polar bears mingle at NC Zoo as keepers keep fingers crossed for cubs   (02/26/21) ASHEBORO, NC — There are only 55 polar bears living in zoos in America right now.  You have a rare... (read more)
Do you know what a "streatery" is? Asheboro does.   (02/25/21) ASHEBORO, N.C. — It's a trend that has swept across the country with cities and restaurants, especiall... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo Presents Livestream Ice Carving Challenge Saturday, Feb. 27   (02/24/21) Asheboro, N.C. – (Feb. 24, 2021)  -  The North Carolina Zoo will live stream Better on Ice, An... (read more)

January / 2021

Secrets of the Zoo | Ballantyne Magazine   (01/25/21) Asheboro, NC - As temperatures dip and Ballantynians look for safe, outdoor adventures, a wild experience is o... (read more)
North Carolina Zoo welcomes new polar bear in the hopes of having cubs   (01/25/21) ASHEBORO, NC — The North Carolina Zoo is welcoming a new polar bear as part of its breeding program... (read more)
Payton’s New Place – Male Polar Bear Relocates to North Carolina Zoo with Hopes of Breeding Succ   (01/22/21) Asheboro, NC – The North Carolina Zoo welcomes its newest resident, a 1,000-pound male polar bear, as pa... (read more)
Heart of North Carolina Visitors Bureau Announces High-Flying Winners of Annual Tourism Awards   (01/21/21) Asheboro, NC – Two Randolph County, North Carolina business owners and two visitor center employees rece... (read more)
Pisgah Covered Bridge's History - Lost, Recovered, and Covered   (01/11/21) Tarheel Traveler host, Scott Mason, visits with Randolph County residents at the Pisgah Covered Bridge to lear... (read more)


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