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Wintry Mix Forecast For Area Tonight & Tomorrow

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ASHEBORO NC - Winter weather is forecast to move in tonight, and this time, forecasters are saying it's not just going to be flurries. The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the area from 7 PM Sunday until Noon on Monday. Meteorologists are calling for mixed precipitation with snow and freezing rain. WHENPrecipitation is expected to start at around 1 AM on Sunday end by Noon on Monday. WHAT IS EXPECTEDAreas along and north of Hwy 64 may see a brief period of freezing rain, before changing over to rain by the mid to late morning Sunday. Ice accumulation is expected to remain less than 1/10 of an inch. In the worst-case scenario, snowfall totals could reach 1 - 2 inches anywhere along and north of the Hwy 64 corridor, however forecasters...

Winter Weather Advisory For Tonight

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ASHEBORO N.C. - The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Triad for tonight. According to the forecast posted this morning rain is likely before 9pm, then rain and snow between 9pm and 1am, possibly turning to  snow after 1am. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. We will post another update at 7PM after the next briefing from the national Weather Service. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO8 AM EST THURSDAY... * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of around oneinch, with isolated totals near 2 inches possible. * WHERE...Northern portions of central North Carolina, mainlyalong and north of Highway 64. * WHEN...From midnight tonight to 8 AM EST...
NC ZOO Welcomes New Polar Bear

NC ZOO Welcomes New Polar Bear

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Photo provided by the NC Zoo ASHEBORO NC - Today the North Carolina Zoo announced it is welcoming it's newest resident, a 1,000-pound male polar bear. Seventeen-year-old Payton is being relocated from the Memphis Zoo as part of its breeding efforts. Payton was named after Walter Payton – the late running back for the Chicago Bears NFL team. He was born on was born Nov. 8, 2003, at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago but was moved to the Memphis Zoo in 2006. “Seeing Payton leave is bittersweet. He has been a part of our lives at Memphis Zoo for the last 15 years,” said Amanda Moses, communications specialist for the Memphis Zoo. “He is special to Memphis Zoo, and to the keepers and researchers who have worked with him. Moving Payton was not only the best option for him, but also for the re...

Snow Forecast For Friday – Winter Storm Warning Issued [UPDATED]

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ASHEBORO NC [ARCHIVED] - All week meteorologists across the triad have been closely following the forecast models trying to figure out what's going to happen on Friday. Now the National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Randolph County starting at 1 AM Friday night through 1 AM Saturday morning.  According to the National Weather Service office in Raleigh, Total snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches with isolated areas to 3 inches are possible beginning Thursday night through Friday night.  In a briefing posted online the National Weather Service says where the snow does accumulate snapped trees and subsequent power outages are possible. Black ice is expected Saturday morning, mainly where slushy accumulations have occurred. Tonight Rain...
Tough Times At Asheboro Mini Golf; Owner Asks For Help

Tough Times At Asheboro Mini Golf; Owner Asks For Help

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ASHEBORO NC - Asheboro Mini Golf has been around for over 60 years, and after an especially rough year, its owner is asking the community for help. For the last four years, David Gregor has been running the mini-golf course located on S Fayetteville St. "It has been a staple in this community," said Gregor on his GoFundMe page. He describes it as a skill-based golf course. "I took over the business in 2016 and started off being a big part of this wonderful community. We have done things like giving the county library system 2,000 free games to give children who complete their weekly reading during the summer reading program. We have also supported other community activities. I believe a small business should help in the community [sic]". Tournaments, customer appreciation days...
NC Zoo Revises Mask / Timed Entry Policies

NC Zoo Revises Mask / Timed Entry Policies

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ASHEBORO NC - With the holiday season over local families will be looking forward to taking advantage of one of the many benefits of living in Asheboro. Visiting the NC Zoo during the slow season. The new year brings with it new policies and changes at the NC Zoo that you should know before planning you visit.   Face-Covering Requirements  The NC Zoo's revised face-covering policy started today. "We are requiring face coverings throughout the Park starting January 1, 2021 (exemptions for children under 5 and those requesting an exemption due to a medical or behavioral condition, or when actively eating or drinking, in which case you must social distance from others outside your group" said Diane Villa, the Director of Communications and Marketing with the NC Zoo says. Previously fac...