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North Carolina Zoo Sets Record Attendance After Passing One Million Guests in 2023

North Carolina Zoo Sets Record Attendance After Passing One Million Guests in 2023

NC Zoo
ASHEBORO N.C. – With just a few days before the end of the year, the North Carolina Zoo exceeded one million guests in a calendar year for the first time in its history. On December 27th, 2023, Ran Liu and his family became the one millionth visitor to the North Carolina Zoo for the 2023 calendar year. The previous record for highest attendance in a calendar year was 930,002, set in 2022. The Liu family (Photo provided by NC Zoo) “Being recognized as the millionth guest was a pleasant surprise and an honor,” says Liu, a Zoo member according to a press release from the Zoo. “I look forward to the day when [the Zoo] celebrates two or three million guests in a year,” he explains. “Everyone should experience it for themselves. I encourage others to come, volunteer, or find a way to g...
Veterans Day Events in Randolph County

Veterans Day Events in Randolph County

Events
(Acme News Archive) Every November 11th we honor military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Check out our list of Veterans Day events taking place across Randolph County this year. Know of an event we missed? Let us know so we can add it. Happening This Week NC Zoo - Military Appreciation Week November 6 - November 12 - NC Zoo In honor of Veterans Day, the North Carolina Zoo is offering free admission for military personnel and veterans and free admission for one accompanying guest for Military Appreciation Week, Nov. 6-12, 2023. VIEW EVENT DETAILS Want More Veterans Day Discounts & Freebies? Check out our full list of businesses, restaurants, and attractions offering free or discounted items or services here. Asheboro Fiel...
Veterans Day 2023 – Discounts & Freebies in Randolph County

Veterans Day 2023 – Discounts & Freebies in Randolph County

Events
The following is a list of Veterans Day discounts offered by local businesses in Randolph County for 2023. All of these have been confirmed and we will provide a link to the company's website when one is available. Some events on other lists may not be here if there is no location in Randolph County or we were not able to confirm it from the company's website or a press release. If you know of a business we missed, or you're a business owner offering a free or discounted item or service for veterans let us know. Please note that most businesses will require proof of military service; therefore, we will only note when one has unique requirements. Attractions NC Zoo Photo provided by NC Zoo The North Carolina Zoo is offering free admission for militar...
Early Voting for the 2023 Municipal Election Begins Today

Early Voting for the 2023 Municipal Election Begins Today

Government
ASHEBORO N.C.- One-stop early voting is now available at the Randolph County Board of Elections, 1457 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Municipal General Election is held to elect mayors and members of the local cities and towns governing boards for Asheboro, Franklinville, High Point, Liberty, Ramseur, Randleman, Seagrove, Staley and Thomasville, as well as the Asheboro Board of Education. The Randolph County Board of Election would like to remind voters of the following important information: Photo ID is required in North Carolina, beginning with the 2023 Municipal Election. Voters can still fill out an absentee ballot request to vote by mail at votebymail.ncsbe.g...
Kyle Petty to Share Songs & Stories in September Sunset Series

Kyle Petty to Share Songs & Stories in September Sunset Series

Events, Local
ASHEBORO N.C. - Kyle Petty is scheduled to share his own original music and probably a few remarkable stories at the Historic Sunset Theater in early September, as part of the Sunset Signature Series. Kyle Petty is best known for his NASCAR career, either through his work as an analyst and cast on ”NASCAR America,” pre- and post-race NASCAR Cup and Xfinity coverage on NBC and USA Network; his weekly radio show, "Fast Talk" on the Performance Racing Network, or his past as a NASCAR Driver with eight wins and 173 top ten finishes in the NASCAR Cup Series. He also leads his annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, one of the country’s most popular charity motorcycle rides, which raises money and promotes Victory Junction – a camp for children with chronic and seri...
State Board Approves Student and Public Employee ID Cards in Upcoming Elections

State Board Approves Student and Public Employee ID Cards in Upcoming Elections

Government
ASHEBORO N.C. — The State Board of Elections has approved almost a hundred student and employee ID cards for use in the upcoming 2023 municipal and 2024 primary and general elections in North Carolina. With the passage of Voter ID laws in North Carolina, voters will be asked to show photo ID when voting in state starting with the municipal elections this fall. While most voters will simply show their driver’s license, for those who don't have a driver's license there are many other acceptable photo IDs, and that list is growing with the approval of ninety-nine student and employee IDs. These newly approved IDs, which can be used to confirm a person’s identity when they check in to vote, include student IDs for all UNC system schools, as well as other public and private colle...
NC Zoo has Dedicated ‘Quiet Days’ for Guests with Sensory Issues

NC Zoo has Dedicated ‘Quiet Days’ for Guests with Sensory Issues

NC Zoo
Photo provided by NC Zoo ASHEBORO N.C. - The North Carolina Zoo has announced monthly dedicated 'quiet days' for guests with sensory issues. In March of 2019, the NC Zoo announced they had become a 'Certified Sensory Inclusive venue' by KultureCity, a worldwide, leading non-profit recognized for using their resources to revolutionize and effect change in the community for those with sensory needs. “We are very excited to offer this program to enhance our inclusion efforts for all guests,” said the Zoo’s Guest Service Officer Jamie Merchel in a press release announcing the certification. The certification process included training for the Zoo’s staff and volunteers on how to recognize guests with sensory needs and how to handle a sensory overload situation. In an article f...