Asheboro

NC Zoo reopens today after ice melts from walkways
One of North Carolina's top tourist attractions is reopening after being closed for a week by winter's snow and ice. Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:09pm
26-year-old female polar bear dies at NC Zoo
Officials at the North Carolina Zoo say Patches, its 26-year-old female polar bear, has died after several weeks of declining health. General curator Ken Reininger and senior veterinarian Dr. J.B. Minter said a necropsy, which is an animal autopsy, showed Patches had an extensive lung mass suggestive of lung cancer. Tue, 11/18/2014 - 3:51am
NC Zoo picks names for four new lion cubs after contest ends
The NC Zoo has selected the names for its four new lion cubs after going through nearly 2,000 names submitted for a contest. Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:04pm
NC couple charged in shooting of 3-year-old
An Asheboro couple is facing charges stemming from the accidental shooting of a 3-year-old girl. The Randolph County Sheriff's Office charged 27-year-old William Monroe Simmons and 26-year-old Melisa Ann Mumpower with failing to store a firearm to protect a minor and felony child abuse in connection with the shooting. Thu, 11/28/2013 - 5:39pm
NC 2-year-old shoots self after finding dad’s gun
A 2-year-old boy is recovering after Randolph County deputies say he found a handgun inside his home, put it in his mouth, and the weapon fired. Mon, 05/20/2013 - 12:29pm
McCrory to sign first bill as NC governor
Republican Pat McCrory is signing his first bill as North Carolina governor. Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:26pm