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NC Zoo Working to Secure Funding to Rebuild Aviary

NC Zoo Working to Secure Funding to Rebuild Aviary

NC Zoo
A sign outside the entrance tells guests the Aviary is closed. [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - The Aviary at the NC Zoo is going to be demolished, but the Zoo is working on securing funds and putting together plans to rebuild. With its ninety-three species of birds, hundreds of tropical plants, and an environment that mimics the tropical rainforest, the Aviary was a guest favorite since it first opened in 1982.  In January of 2022, when the Zoo announced the Aviary would be closing due to the threat of Avian Flu, guests expected it would be temporary. Around the same time, a team of engineers was brought in to conduct an inspection of the building and the results were not good.  “The Aviary is a very humid environment, it's a very rough environm...
Senator Craven Appointed to Committees

Senator Craven Appointed to Committees

Government
Sen David Craven in front of a horizontal composition of the North Carolina State House located in downtown Raleigh (Stock photo credit - Christopher Boswell / Adobe Stock) (Portrait credit - ncleg.gov) ASHEBORO N.C. - Newly re-elected Senator David Craven (R-Randolph) has been appointed as Chairman to the Commerce and Insurance and Appropriations on Agriculture, Natural and Economic Resources committees for the 2023-24 legislative biennium. Sen. Craven will also serve on the following committees during the biennium: Education/Higher Education Finance Transportation Agriculture, Energy, and Environment Joint Commission on Governmental Operations Committee meetings are where bills are presented, debated, and amended before they go to the full Senate to be voted. ...