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Lumberton Flood and Supplies Drive-Needs Your Generosity

From now until March 25th Cox's Harley Davidson will be taking donations to fill their 53' trailer with supplies for the flood victims in Robeson [...]

North Carolina Zoo Boasts Record Attendance for 2016

ASHEBORO, NC – 2016 brought 797,159 guests to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, marking the third largest calendar year attendance in Zoo history. Only [...]

Volunteer Opportunities Abound at the North Carolina Zoo

ASHEBORO, NC – Experience the North Carolina Zoo in a whole new way by volunteering. The zoo is actively recruiting volunteers, reports Volunteer Services Coordinator [...]

Carriage House Tea: FREE Tea Tasting of Cranberry Black Tea, Feb. 11, 1 to 4 pm

Carriage House Tea will be holding a free tea tasting on February 11, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Brightside Gallery, 170 Worth Street, [...]

Courier-Tribune

  • Seagrove climbs atop Top 10 Craft Towns list, for now
    SEAGROVE — Voting over the weekend for America’s Top 10 Towns for Craft Lovers pushed Seagrove up from fifth place to No. 1. But it’s still a long way to the end of the contest.The Seagrove Area Potters Association has entered American Craft Week’s online contest to be named one ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 03-28-2017
  • Bridge renaming honors young, fallen trooper ‘as a reminder’
    ARCHDALE — There were plenty of tears Tuesday during a ceremony dedicating the Trooper Dustin R. Bowick Bridge.Bowick, nicknamed Rusty, was a trooper in the State Highway Patrol, beginning his service in 2009 in Onslow County before coming to Randolph County in January 2012. But in August of that year, ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 03-28-2017
  • N.C.’s congressional delegation made up entirely of Christians, study finds
    A Pew Research Center analysis has found that most states, including North Carolina, have congressional delegations that are composed completely of people who identify as Christians.Of the 10 most populous states, North Carolina, Texas, Pennsylvania and Ohio have delegations that are completely made up of people who identify as either ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 03-28-2017
  • DA: Toddler gun death appears accidental
    HIGH POINT — It appears that a High Point toddler fatally shot himself while playing with a handgun Saturday, according to authorities.Guilford County Assistant District Attorney Walt Jones said forensic evidence from the scene indicates that the 2-year-old boy was handling a Taurus .380 semiautomatic pistol when it went off.“We’ve ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 03-27-2017
  • No other hurricane will be named Matthew
    No hurricane will ever be named “Matthew” again now that the World Meteorological Organization has retired the name.Citing loss of life and cost of damage caused by the storm that devastated North Carolina and other parts of the East Coast and Caribbean, WMO decided to retire the name, along with ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 03-27-2017
  • HB2 cost state $3.7 billion
    RALEIGH — A year after North Carolina enacted a law regulating transgender people’s use of public restrooms, sparking boycotts and costing the state jobs and sports events alike, a new analysis says the legislation’s economic fallout is greater than previously estimated.The so-called “bathroom bill” could cost the state at least ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 03-27-2017
  • Randolph County bridge to receive trooper’s name
    RALEIGH — The State Highway Patrol and the N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a bridge dedication ceremony in Randolph County to honor the memory of Trooper Dustin R. Bowick.The Cedar Square Road bridge over I-74 will be renamed as the Trooper Dustin R. Bowick Bridge. The event will be ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 03-25-2017
  • Here’s why these N.C. judges oppose bill to change way they’re elected
    Mecklenburg County’s District Court judges and African-American leaders are pushing back on a bill that they say would inject more politics into the judicial system.For the judges, it’s an unusual move into legislative politics. It comes after North Carolina lawmakers overrode a veto from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and made ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 03-25-2017
  • State GOP tries to slow wind farms in N.C.
    North Carolina Republican lawmakers whose districts include U.S. military bases are again seeking to slow down wind energy development in the state. In their most recent effort, the state Senate Majority Leader and two other state senators are proposing a 3-year moratorium to study the safety risks that wind farms ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 03-25-2017
  • Smoke from controlled burn floats into area
    ASHEBORO — While you were out and about Friday, you may have noticed a smoky hue in the air.The U.S. Forest Service is conducting a 943-acre controlled burn in Montgomery County near Badin Lake.According to the Randolph Emergency Alert Communication Technology (REACT), because of winds blowing from the southwest, that ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 03-24-2017
  • Bill could end public, legal notices in newspapers
    Calling it a matter of the public’s right know, North Carolina newspaper publishers are pushing back against a bill that would let governments and attorneys stop publishing public and legal notices in newspapers.N.C. Sen. Trudy Wade, R-Guilford, the bill’s sponsor, says it’s a move into the modern age and would ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 03-24-2017
  • How much airplane noise does your neighborhood get? Check out this new map
    For the first time, the federal government has released a nationwide transportation noise map – an attempt to show how much noise people are exposed to from airports and highways.The map for Charlotte shows much of west Charlotte and Mecklenburg County experiencing noise reaching 60 decibels, which the federal government ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 03-24-2017
  • Yum Yum reopens following crash into building
    GREENSBORO — It’s baack.A little over a week after a car hit its building and shut down the business, Yum Yum Better Ice Cream and Hot Dogs has rebounded. The 111-year-old business, famous for its ice cream and hot dogs, reopened Friday at 10 a.m.“We’re looking good for hot dogs ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 03-24-2017
  • N.C. House votes to cut ties to any companies that boycott Israel
    The N.C. House voted 88-21 Thursday to cut any business ties North Carolina might have with companies that boycott Israel.House Bill 161 would ban state agencies from contracting with any companies that boycott the country, and no state pension funds could include investments in such companies. The state treasurer’s office ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 03-24-2017
  • N.C. State student comes up with a plan to keep pill bottles out of the trash
    Most used prescription pill bottles end up in landfills, but a student at N.C. State University has come up with a new kind of bottle that can be reused.Mallory Barrett, a junior studying industrial design, won an award in January through the Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge, a contest ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 03-24-2017
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Courier-Tribune Sports

  • Giles heads to NBA after one injury-plagued season with Duke
    DURHAM -  As expected, Harry Giles is heading to the NBA after one season in a Duke uniform. The 6-10 freshman center from Winston-Salem announced his plans to declare for the NBA draft on Tuesday. "With his uplifting personality and love for the game, Harry Giles has been a joy to coach," ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 03-28-2017
  • N.C. State’s Dennis Smith Jr. head to NBA
     RALEIGH - Next stop, Dreamville. N.C. State guard Dennis Smith Jr. announced Tuesday he will enter the NBA draft on ESPN’s "SportsCenter." Smith called it his dream to play in the NBA. A projected top 10 pick, Smith led the ACC in assists (6.2 per game) in his lone college season. He ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 03-28-2017
  • Local sports: Blue Comets fall to West Forsyth
    ASHEBORO — The Asheboro High School varsity baseball team fell to West Forsyth 12-5 Monday in non-conference play.The Blue Comets (10-2) were down by as many as eight runs thanks to two five-run innings by the Titans.AHS came back with three runs in the bottom of the fifth, but couldn’t ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 03-28-2017
  • UNC’s Luke Maye, often overlooked, now forever a part of the Tar Heels’ March lore
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- In the locker room afterward some of Luke Maye’s teammates were already watching the moment over again on their phones, replaying a few seconds of March madness, and magic, that will follow Maye around the rest of his life, wherever he goes and however old he grows.Maye, ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 03-28-2017
  • Final Four features blue blood versus new blood
    Three of these things are not like the other.The final days of the college basketball season will feature two Final Four virgins and a team that hasn't been there since Franklin D. Roosevelt was president. Oh, yeah, and a team that has won five NCAA championships.The Final Four will be ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 03-28-2017
  • Former LSU QB Brandon Harris transferring to UNC
    Brandon Harris, the former LSU quarterback who is among the top graduate transfer prospects available at his position, announced on Sunday that he is transferring to North Carolina.Harris' arrival will help fill the void left behind by Mitch Trubisky, who left after his junior season to enter the NFL draft. ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 03-28-2017
  • Kyle Larson gets Fontana sweep with victory in Auto Club 400
    FONTANA, Calif. -- After the recent postrace fight between NASCAR drivers Kyle Busch and Joey Logano, fellow driver Kyle Larson -- a slight, 24-year-old Californian -- was asked if he could ever punch another racer in anger."Look how big I am," Larson quipped. "I'm scared that I am the one ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 03-28-2017
  • NFL owners approve Raiders’ move to Las Vegas
    Oakland will say farewell to its team after a new stadium deal could not be reached. ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 03-27-2017
  • Community to mark Petty’s 80th birthday with Tribute Park
    RANDLEMAN — The Randolph County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) has officially begun accepting monetary donations toward a community project to honor Richard Petty and his family in celebration of The King's 80th birthday on July 2.The Richard Petty Tribute Park will be erected upon a grassy knoll where West Academy ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 03-27-2017
  • Community to mark Petty’s 80th birthday with Tribute Park
    RANDLEMAN — The Randolph County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) has officially begun accepting monetary donations toward a community project to honor Richard Petty and his family in celebration of The King’s 80th birthday on July 2.The Richard Petty Tribute Park will be erected upon a grassy knoll where West Academy ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 03-26-2017
  • AHS baseball team answers challenge by topping Lee County – Local Sports
    SANFORD — The only way a high school baseball coach can see how his team responds to certain situations is to see it on the field.It took the 11th game of the season for Asheboro High School varsity baseball coach Brett Hoogkamp to see how his team would respond to ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 03-26-2017
  • Dale Jr. prepares for 600th race after creating own legacy
    FONTANA, Calif. - While Dale Earnhardt Jr. prepared for his 600th NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend, he couldn't help thinking about his first time. He still recalls his conversation with Tony Eury Jr., his cousin and crew chief, as he sat on that starting grid in Charlotte in 1999. "I remember ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 03-26-2017
  • Larson holds off Logano for Xfinity win
    FONTANA, Calif.  - Kyle Larson hopes his NASCAR Xfinity race victory will catapult him to a weekend sweep at Fontana. The way this season is going for the overall Cup series points leader, it's tough to argue against it. Larson held off Joey Logano on the final lap to win another Xfinity ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 03-26-2017
  • Danica questions NASCAR discipline after no fine for Dillon
    FONTANA, Calif. - When NASCAR decided not to fine Austin Dillon for running Cole Custer into a wall last week in Phoenix, other drivers were left wondering how the sport decides who gets fined and who gets away with rambunctious behavior. "Give me my money back," Danica Patrick said Friday at ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 03-26-2017
  • Gonzaga reaches first Final Four
    SAN JOSE, Calif. - Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points while orchestrating Gonzaga's efficient offense, and the Zags finally shook their overrated tag by routing Xavier 83-59 on Saturday to reach the Final Four for the first time. Gonzaga (36-1) has been dogged by criticism through the years despite winning consistently, in ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 03-26-2017
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