Events

First Zoo City StrEAT Fest set for Asheboro

First Zoo City StrEAT Fest set for Asheboro

ASHEBORO – This weekend’s inaugural Zoo City StrEAT Fest in downtown Asheboro is a celebration of several ventures. Addie Corder, executive director of Downtown Asheboro Inc., said it’s a chance to recognize North Carolina Zoo’s 50th anniversary along with outdoor activities. There will be outdoor dining, a pop-up farmers’ market and themes associated with Earth Day. “We’ve been able to have so many activities associated with this,” Corder said of StrEAT Fest, which runs from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. North Carolina Zoo will provide education and interactive activities connected to conservation and wildlife. Corder said it’s a truly family-oriented event with…
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Pottery group plans spring event in Seagrove

Pottery group plans spring event in Seagrove

Here’s some work as provided in this photograph from Whynot Pottery. (Courtesy photo) SEAGROVE – Nearly four dozen pottery shops in the area are participating in this week’s “Celebration of Spring” tours. “It is one of our two main events of the year,” said Kathy Bryant, president of the Seagrove Area Potters Association. “It’s a pretty awesome event. It kicks off the spring season.” The activities are based on self-guided tours at participating shops from April 19-21. Each shop specializes in certain styles. There are more than 50 pottery shops in the Seagrove area, with 44 of them involved in…
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Concert series in Asheboro to bring back popular band

Concert series in Asheboro to bring back popular band

Number of Sunday events reduced, but longer shows ASHEBORO – One band is returning based on popular demand, while there’s a bit of a revamped schedule for spring and summer concerts in Asheboro. Downtown Asheboro Inc. and the City of Asheboro have put together a lineup of Friday and Sunday concerts at Bicentennial Park. First things first: On the Border is coming back as the lead-off for the Friday night series. “There were multiple requests to bring them back,” said Addie Corder, executive director of Down Asheboro Inc. “They had the availability and they love playing in Asheboro.” On the…
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Grays Chapel set for 100 years of school memories

Grays Chapel set for 100 years of school memories

Grays Chapel Elementary School students gather for a photo last week in advance of the 100-year celebration at the school. (Photo courtesy of Dan Routh)   FRANKLINVILLE – The 100-year celebration for Grays Chapel Elementary School this weekend means countless families will rekindle their connections and memories. That’s the whole idea involving this event. “To me, it’s the community involvement in the school that makes it so special,” said April Wood, a kindergarten teacher. “It’s a close-knit community that supports the school. I think that’s the best part about it.” Wood and fellow kindergarten teacher Jennifer Macfayden have been leading…
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Commissioner says film’s impact can help Randolph County’s veterans

Commissioner says film’s impact can help Randolph County’s veterans

ASHEBORO – “The Veteran’s Battlefield” is a documentary that focuses on challenges for North Carolina veterans and it’s a valuable production as it relates to Randolph County, Hope Haywood said. “We’re working to have healthier veterans right here in our communities,” said Haywood, a county commissioner. The first of the documentary’s three screenings in Randolph County drew four dozen attendees Sunday to Sunset Theatre in Asheboro. Haywood, who’s the county’s liaison for the documentary, said among the goals is to bring awareness to the plights of veterans in the county. She said it’s the responsibilities of officials on the county…
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McGlohon’s story to be revisited at library event in Asheboro

McGlohon’s story to be revisited at library event in Asheboro

Here’s the late John McGlohon speaking at the Asheboro Public Library in August 2016 about his experience photographing the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II. (Scott Pelkey/Randolph Record – File photo) ASHEBORO – Many Asheboro residents are aware that former fire chief John McGlohon, as an aerial reconnaissance photographer in World War II, snapped images of the atomic bomb blast at Hiroshima. What they may not know is that as McGlohon began to tell his story, doubters arose — and because his images were classified “top secret” until 1995, proving it was problematic. McGlohon friend and oral historian…
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Asheboro Fall Festival returning as one-day event

Asheboro Fall Festival returning as one-day event

ASHEBORO — After three years of cancellations, the 48th Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, as a one-day event. The festival will continue to feature arts and craft vendors, musical performances, and food. “While the Fall Festival has historically been held over two days, this year, based on the responses and feedback of vendors, attendees and community members, the Fall Festival will be a one-day event,” said a statement from the Randolph Arts Guild. The Arts Guild release said the event would comply “with the recommendations of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for guidance…
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Rep. Richard Hudson announces 2023 Congressional Art Competition

Rep. Richard Hudson announces 2023 Congressional Art Competition

U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) announced on Monday that his Southern Pines and Fayetteville office will be accepting submissions from North Carolina’s 9th District for the 2023 Congressional Art Competition. “The Congressional Art Competition is a great way to showcase the talent of our District’s high school students, and I look forward to seeing this year’s submissions,” said Hudson. Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our…
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