Entertainment

Jeopardy! Champion coming to Asheboro

Jeopardy! Champion coming to Asheboro

ASHEBORO — Ken Jennings, all-time Jeopardy! champion, will be on stage at the Sunset Theatre Saturday, August 28th at 7pm. Jennings will talk about his experiences appearing on the game show, techniques for winning, and how his life has changed since. Jennings became the stuff of legends when he beat fellow game show champions James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter to be named the "Greatest of All Time" player. He still holds three major Jeopardy! records: longest winning streak, 64 games; highest regular-season winnings, $2,520,700; and highest average number of correct responses per game, 35.9.
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Are your chickens cool enough to beat the heat?

Are your chickens cool enough to beat the heat?

ASHEBORO — Summer heat and humidity is upon us and we are all looking for ways to cool off.  Your backyard feathered friends are no exception. Chickens are becoming popular as backyard egg producers and pets so owners should be on the lookout for heat stress on members of their flocks as the summer heat reaches its peak. An experienced chicken keeper knows their flock, their personalities and habits.  This type of relationship provides you quick insight into changes in flock disposition that can be an early sign that something is a little off.  Disease or other stressors can decrease…
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Farmer’s baseball championship revisited

Farmer’s baseball championship revisited

New version of documentary to be shown in Asheboro ASHEBORO — When filmmaker Michael Bronfenbrenner heard a few details about a small-town baseball team from several decades ago, it perked his interest. From there, it became an obsession to tell the backstories of the 1970 Farmer High School baseball team. “Oh my gosh, this should be a film,” Bronfenbrenner said of his reaction. A revised version of the film, Just Plowboys, will be shown at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Theatre in Asheboro. Woody Younts was the coach of the team that captured the Class A state…
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Bojangles enters chicken sandwich wars

Bojangles enters chicken sandwich wars

CHARLOTTE – Bojangles announced an all-new, hand-breaded chicken sandwich this week. The N.C.-based purveyor of fried chicken already had a fried chicken sandwich but had not elevated its menu to compete in the hand-breaded sandwich competition that includes Chick-fil-A, Popeyes, McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, Hardee’s and Wendy’s. "Bojangles knows a thing or two about delicious, perfectly flavored chicken served right, so who better to give fans a chicken sandwich that is sure to please,” said Chef Marshall Scarborough, vice president of menu and culinary innovation for Bojangles. “Our team had a blast perfecting this sandwich, and we can’t wait for…
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Asheboro Summerfest continues

Asheboro Summerfest continues

ASHEBORO — Downtown Asheboro will be filled with activity this weekend as the summer concert series continues Friday with Departure, a Journey tribute band, at Bicentennial Park. On Saturday, the Zooland Region 30th Annual Antique Car Show kicks off at 9am and a BMX Show will start at 10am on Fayetteville Street. All of the downtown events will feature local vendors.
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Grizzly bear dies at NC Zoo

Grizzly bear dies at NC Zoo

ASHEBORO — The only grizzly bear at the N.C. Zoo died Friday. Tommo, a bear relocated from Yellowstone National Park, lived at the Zoo for 26 years. The zoo's staff made the decision to euthanize the 31-year old bear after his quality of life quickly declined. Tommo arrived at the Zoo in 1995 after being identified as a "nuisance bear" — a bear who has lost his fear of humans because they see people as suppliers of food. The grizzly bear habitat at the zoo will remain empty while the staff works with other agencies to offer a home for any…
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Zoo announces red wolf pup names

Zoo announces red wolf pup names

ASHEBORO — The N.C. Zoo announced the names of the six red wolf pups (four females, two males) born on the guest view habitat. The public was invited to vote in an online poll from a list of names provided by the Zoo’s red wolf keepers. The names are based on rivers in the Southeastern U.S. where red wolves used to range. The naming poll had over 6,500 responses. The chosen names are Eno, Harper, Pearl, Warrior, Fisher, Catawba.
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THE WORD: Short and to the point

THE WORD: Short and to the point

The King James Version of the Bible has over 780,000 words. With over 32,000 words, the Book of Jeremiah is the longest, followed by Genesis and Psalms, which also top 30,000 words each. Psalms has the most chapters. Overlooked sometimes are the shortest books of the Bible. There are five books with fewer than 500 words: Third John, Second John, Philemon, Obadiah, and Jude. Over the next five weeks, we will take a look at these succinct books, starting with Third John, which contains less than 300 words and has only 14 verses. The Third Epistle of John is the…
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Watch what you like on streaming — assuming you can find it

Watch what you like on streaming — assuming you can find it

Content is king — if you can find it. As streaming services proliferate, it’s becoming more of a challenge to track down your favorite TV shows and blockbuster movies when streaming services can change up their offerings every month. That’s complicating life for those who know what they want to watch, but just don’t know where to locate it. Some hits are practically itinerants. “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight,” for instance, bounced around four different services between March 2020 and March 2021 — Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max and Peacock. Some of these services hosted the movies twice in that…
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