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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, [...]

2nd Annual HOG Chili Cook Off

Put your chili to the test at the second annual Asheboro HOG Chili Cook Off. This event is open to everyone. $10 to enter your [...]

Courier-Tribune

  • N.C. activists accused of threatening to kill Muslims
    The nation’s largest Muslim civil rights group is calling for the FBI to look into death threats made against the Muslim community at a meeting of conservative activists in Kernersville on Thursday.“My only recommendation is to start killing the hell out of them,” one participant said, according to the Council ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-19-2017
  • Reynolds grant to support FirstHealth pre-diabetes program
    TROY — In North Carolina in 2015, the diabetes mortality rate (number of deaths in a population) was 22.2 per 100,000 while the rate of diabetes prevalence (number diagnosed) was 9.8 percent. The rate of pre-diabetes prevalence (diagnosed as pre-diabetic) was 5.1 percent.During the same period, the diabetes mortality rate ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-18-2017
  • Man arrested, charged in theft of half-ton chicken statue found in pieces
    An Alexander County man was arrested and charged in connection with the theft of a half-ton concrete chicken statue stolen from a poultry farm.The statue was found broken into pieces, according to The Statesville Record & Landmark.Andrew Emilious Justice, 32, of Talorsville, used a tractor to remove the 1,000 pound, ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-17-2017
  • Flu death toll in N.C. spikes
    Eight more people died of complications from the flu in North Carolina last week, bringing the death toll for the season to 32, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services.The deaths were the most in a week since the flu season began last fall and included the ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-17-2017
  • McNeill appointed to sentencing, policy board
    RALEIGH — N.C. Rep. Allen McNeill was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Rep. Leo Daughtry to serve on the N.C. Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission as a member of the House of Representatives. His term is effective immediately and expires June 30, 2017.McNeill says he is proud and ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-17-2017
  • N.C. film projects receive grants
    RALEIGH — Three new productions are receiving N.C. Film and Entertainment Grants.N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina made the announcement on Thursday.* A national television spot from Elite Commercial Incentives Services for Audi is being filmed in the Charlotte area. The eligible ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-17-2017
  • ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protests hit Charlotte, Raleigh
    Charlotte-area immigrants joined groups around the nation Thursday to bring attention to immigrant issues, demonstrate their importance to the country and protest Trump administration policies.In the Charlotte region, more than 250 Latino businesses were expected to be closed for “A Day Without Immigrants,” reported the Spanish-language Qué Pasa Mi Gente ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-16-2017
  • ‘A Day Without Women’? It’s being planned for March 8 nationwide
    Charlotte’s “Day Without Immigrants” business boycott Thursday is apparently going to be followed by a protest that could have a much bigger impact on the community.“A Day Without Women” is being promoted for March 8 across the nation as “a general strike by women.”The Washington Post is reporting organizers behind ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-16-2017
  • Could Mmayor’s immigration comments cost Charlotte millions?
    Some Republican lawmakers say Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts’ comments on immigration could persuade officials that the city isn’t following state law – and cost more than $20 million.They say her comments could lead to a perception that Charlotte is a de facto “sanctuary city,” a designation that could trigger the ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-16-2017
  • Duke Energy customers could see higher bills to pay for coal ash cleanup
    Duke Energy will seek rate hikes this year that will begin its efforts to pass $5 billion in coal ash cleanup costs to its 3.3 million North Carolina customers.New figures Duke released Thursday place cleanup costs in the Carolinas at nearly $5.2 billion over several years, a figure 50 percent ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-16-2017
  • Two N.C. lawmakers receive solar accolades
    WASHINGTON — The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) presented both Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Rep. George Holding (R-NC) with the prestigious SEIA Solar Champion Award, an honor bestowed upon entities or individuals who have helped strengthen solar power in America.“Under the leadership of Senator Burr and Representative Holding, North ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-16-2017
  • Hurley to lead elected women’s group
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — N.C. Rep. Pat Hurley has been selected to serve in a leadership role for the National Foundation for Women Legislators, the nation’s oldest non-partisan organization addressing the needs of elected women at the city, county and state levels of government.Hurley was recently appointed to serve on the ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-15-2017
  • House strengthens savings reserve requirements
    RALEIGH — The N.C. House of Representatives voted 110 to 3 on Wednesday to pass House Bill 7 Strengthen Savings Reserve.The legislation is part of an ongoing effort by Republicans in the N.C. General Assembly to save responsibly and prepare the state for potential emergency funding or disaster recovery needs.House ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-15-2017
  • N.C. judges reject Cooper’s request to block Cabinet confirmation process
    RALEIGH — A three-judge panel has rejected North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s request to continue a block on the new Cabinet approval process adopted by the General Assembly in December, but clarified that it’s the governor, not the state Senate, that launches any review of the key administrators.The panel released ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-15-2017
  • Tech-books’ positive effects show up on EOG tests
    ASHEBORO — Laura King, a fifth-grade teacher at Charles McCrary Elementary, was enthusiastic in her praise of the latest way to teach science.For the last three years, King told members of the Asheboro City Schools board at its February meeting, she has been using a digital Discovery Tech-book for science ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-14-2017
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Courier-Tribune Sports

  • Four Randolph County wrestler earn state championship
    GREENSBORO — For some, Saturday’s NCHSAAIndividual State Wrestling Championships were a family affair.For some, it was a shot at making history.For some, it was the end of a chapter.For all, it was the culmination of a long season of hard work.Randolph County crowned ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-19-2017
  • Duke holds off Wake Forest for 99-94 win
    DURHAM — No. 12 Duke put its deep pool of scorers on display Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.It took that much offense to overcome a monster effort by Wake Forest’s John Collins.Collins scored 31 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, but Duke’s six double figure scorers trumped his day as the ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-19-2017
  • Irish hand N.C. State seventh straight setback
    RALEIGH - The last time Notre Dame was in the state of North Carolina, the Fighting Irish were heading home with four straight losses. This time they're leaving with momentum and a solid chance to secure a double-round bye in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. V.J. Beachem scored 27 points and hit ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-19-2017
  • Earnhardt back behind wheel at Daytona practice
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. took another step toward making last year a "distant memory."NASCAR's most popular driver made his official return to racing Saturday by taking part in the first Daytona 500 practice of Speedweeks. Earnhardt turned nine laps at Daytona International Speedway during a four-hour session and ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-19-2017
  • Webber, Massimino lead College Hall of Fame nominations
    NEW ORLEANS - Chris Webber and Rollie Massimino are one step from the Hall of Fame.The career 20-point-per-game NBA scorer and the coach who led Villanova to a stunning upset of Georgetown in the 1985 NCAA championship game were among the 14 finalists unveiled Saturday for this year's Basketball Hall ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-19-2017
  • THS girls, WHS boys grab PAC titles
    CLIMAX — When the Trinity High School girls varsity basketball team started the season, they were at less than full strength and it showed on the floor. The Bulldogs lost their first five games and eight of their first nine. Still, head coach Dana Conte said he knew there were ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-18-2017
  • Local sports: No. 4 AHS upsets top seed for MPC crown
    THOMASVILLE — The Asheboro High School varsity boys basketball team is definitely peaking at the right time.The fourth-seeded Blue Comets topped No. 1 North Forsyth 57-52 Friday in the Mid-Piedmont Conference Tournament final, earning an automatic berth into the postseason."They made a run and hit some 3s to get it ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-18-2017
  • Five local wrestlers to vie for titles
    GREENSBORO — After Friday’s action at the NCHSAA Individual Wrestling State Championships at the Greensboro Coliseum, five Randolph County wrestlers will be competing for titles.Uwharrie Charter Academy’s Hayden Waddell (106 pounds) and Kris Anguiano (145), Providence Grove’s Ethan Oakley (120) and Nathan Oakley (126) and Trinity’s Tyler Johnson (145) will ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-18-2017
  • Young, charismatic and Spanish speaking: Auto racing’s newest star is NASCAR’s dream driver
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The Daytona 500 is next weekend. When you tune in, watch for the No. 19 car, a bright orange 2018 Toyota Camry.Behind the wheel will be a 25-year-old driver who's knocking down barriers for Hispanic racers, one lap at a time.His name is Daniel Suarez, and ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-18-2017
  • NASCAR beefs up concussion testing before season begins
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. was confident NASCAR took the right step Friday when it beefed up its concussion protocol by adding a consistent screening rule at all venues."Good to see progress being made and implemented. Health and safety is top priority," Earnhardt tweeted .Earnhardt, long NASCAR's most ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-18-2017
  • Nine local wrestlers win opening-round matches at state
    GREENSBORO — The opening round of the state 2-A and 3-A NCHSAA Individual Wrestling State Championships began Thursday night at The Greensboro Coliseum with 21 wrestlers from Randolph County seeing action in the double-elimination tournament.The state 1-A tournament, which features five Uwharrie Charter Academy grapplers, begins today.Randolph County wrestlers went ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-17-2017
  • AHS girls fall to Southern Guilford; UCA boys in finals
    THOMASVILLE — The Asheboro High School girls varsity basketballteam went into their Mid-Piedmont Conference Tournament semifinal game against Southern Guilford Thursday night a bit shorthanded.That is not a good thing against anyone, yet alone against one of the most athletic teams in the conference.AHS saw its season more than likely ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-17-2017
  • N.C. State fires Gottfried; he will coach for remainder of season
    RALEIGH - N.C. State has fired basketball coach Mark Gottfried.He will coach the final four regular-season games and the ACC tournament, according to N.C. State athletic director Debbie Yow. In a statement released by the school, Yow said that she met with Gottfried on Thursday and decided the program needed ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-16-2017
  • No. 10 North Carolina rolls past rival N.C. State 97-73
    RALEIGH -- Joel Berry II scored 18 points to help No. 10 North Carolina beat rival North Carolina State 97-73 on Wednesday night to stay alone in first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.Luke Maye added a career-high 13 points for the Tar Heels (22-5, 10-3), who shot 56 percent ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-16-2017
  • THS, ER girls reach PAC Tournament finals
    CLIMAX — The Eastern Randolph High School girls varsity basketball team could sure make things a lot easier for themselves and Coach Lynda Hooker-Ravenell if they came out and played the opening minutes of a game with as much intensity as the remainder of the contest.Against upstart Providence Grove in ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-16-2017
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