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NC Zoo warns of high attendance this weekend due to Spring Break

NC Zoo warns of high attendance this weekend due to Spring Break

NC Zoo
Visitors to the North Carolina Zoo view Johnthan the Chimp. (Acme News Archive) ASHEBORO — The North Carolina Zoo is warning visitors to plan ahead and be aware of expected higher than normal attendance through this weekend due to spring break. On April 1st, 2024, the N.C. Zoo officialy switched to spring hours, adding an extra hour, now remaing open until 5 p.m. Early spring has historically been the busiest time of year for the Zoo and officals says they anticipate high attendance through April 7th, due to spring break. In the interest of safety and preserving a positive vistor experience, and likley also to avoid traffic jams stretching out to the roundabout at the entrace again, the Zoo says they will be limiting access to the property when parking is full. "If you arrive...
Sheriff’s Office Taking Applications for Spring Citizens Academy

Sheriff’s Office Taking Applications for Spring Citizens Academy

Government
(Photo provided by Randolph County Sheriff's Office) ASHEBORO N.C. –The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is again offering the Sheriff’s Citizen Academy to Randolph County residents who are interested in learning more about the Sheriff’s Office and how they operate. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Academy is designed to help citizens understand how the Sheriff’s Office operates. Class for the upcoming academy include a tour of the Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Services Headquarters, driving, firearm, and K9 demonstrations, tours of the jail and courthouse, and the opportunity to learn more about everything from Community Based Programs, Patrol Operations, Fleet Maintenance, and more. A former student describes the program as an “excellent behind the scenes” program ...