NORMAN — Mayor Kenneth Broadway is hoping this year's Norman Fest will be the biggest in its 10-year run.

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ASHEBORO — Yepani, a grizzly bear who has lived at the North Carolina Zoo for 25 years and was known for his gentle and patient personality, died Wednesday, Sept. 18.

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Thursday, 18 July 2019 13:51

N.C. Zoo closes after employee death

ASHEBORO ― The N.C. Zoo will close at 2 p.m. Thursday due to a fatal workplace accident, according to a spokesperson.

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ASHEBORO — A visit to the North Carolina Zoo now includes an option to virtually go on safari in Africa.

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ASHEBORO —The North Carolina Zoo is the place to be Mother’s Day weekend. The Zoo will celebrate birds, blooms, bees and butterflies Saturday, May 11 with a variety of activities to promote education, conservation and fun from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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ASHEBORO — The North Carolina Zoo recently asked the public to help name its newest family member — a baby boy chimpanzee born Monday, March 18.

The winning name chosen was “Obi” through an online poll on the Zoo’s website. Obi is a word of Nigerian origin meaning “one who charms others; heart.”

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ASHEBORO — The North Carolina Zoo’s newest attraction opens to the public this Saturday, April 20. Kaleidoscope Butterfly Garden is a dazzling new habitat featuring native U.S. and exotic species of butterflies complete with beautiful gardens.

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ASHEBORO — The North Carolina Zoo sadly announces that Maggie, the 46-year-old matriarch of the chimpanzee troop, was humanely euthanized on Friday, April 12, after a period of declining health. She lived a full life for her species— female chimpanzees typically live for approximately 40 years. 

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Tuesday, 09 April 2019 17:33

NC Zoo welcomes baby chimpanzee

ASHEBORO — The North Carolina Zoo announces there is a new addition to the chimpanzee troop! On Monday, March 18, 2019, a healthy baby was born to chimp Gerre. Both mother and baby are doing well, and the baby started nursing quickly. The gender of the baby has not been determined yet.

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Friday, 12 October 2018 15:34

Familiar Faces to be Found at Norman Fest

NORMAN — The northernmost town in Richmond County is gearing up for its annual fall festival.

Norman Fest, now in its ninth year, will feature a few familiar faces in terms of musical acts and display booths on Saturday.

The Sand Band once again headlines the event, performing on the town’s outdoor stage from 7-9 p.m. Musical acts earlier in the day include the Randy Clay Band and Wayward Reason on the main stage and traditional country music in the town’s community building.

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Richmond County Hospice joins the show today to talk about their upcoming 9th annual Salute to Veterans event. Also, see the sights and hear the sounds of Norman Fest that... Read more