Staff at the North Carolina Zoo near Asheboro have been busy removing a number of trees that fell during last Friday’s icy weather.
Downed trees covered pedestrian walkways and service roads at the North Carolina Zoo following at ice storm Mar. 7, 2014. (NC Zoo photo)
Randolph County was along the southern edge of the winter storm system that downed trees and cut power to thousands in the northern Piedmont, and the zoo lost a number of trees, many of which blocked visitor walkways and service roads.
Officials said no animals or exhibits were damaged.
After being closed to the public through Mar. 10 while crews cleaned up the debris, the zoo announced it would reopening Mar. 11, but still cautioned visitors to watch for tree limbs that remain near sidewalks in some exhibit areas.
The zoo’s regular winter hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week.
More information: http://www.nczoo.org, 1-800-488-0444
Here are some of the upcoming events we’ve been talking about on WMTG Radio…
– The annual missionary revival continues at St. Luke Church of God in Mount Gilead. Guest preachers will speak tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30 at the church on Parkertown Rd.
– A benefit for David Hurley will be held Sat., Mar. 1, at the Lake Tillery Fire Department. A spaghetti supper and silent auction will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sat. at the fire station on Hwy. 73 West near the Garrison Bridge.
– The Star Fiddler’s Convention is coming up this weekend. It’s sponsored by the Star Halcyon Women’s Club, and it will begin Saturday evening at 6 in the auditorium at East Montgomery High School.
– The Nu Highway Bluegrass Band will play this weekend at the Mount Gilead Music Barn. The show will start Saturday night at 7:30.
– The Montgomery County Farmers Market Association is making plans for this year’s market season. All local growers and producers are invited to the season kickoff meeting, which will begin with a covered dish meal at 6 p.m., Thu., Mar. 6, at the Ag Center on Glenn Rd. in Troy. More information is available at 576-6011 or online at http://www.mcfma.org.
To submit events, click here or call us toll-free at 1-855-881-WMTG (9684).
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A Troy restaurant is closing its doors tomorrow. Off the Green is the restaurant operated by owners Lynn Zook and Wendell Helms at the Town of Troy’s Denson’s Creek Recreation Complex. They announced Feb. 26 that Off the Green will close at the end of dinner tomorrow night, ending the business partners’ two-year run at the old Montgomery County Country Club. They previously operated The Lost Parrot in the old Troy Hotel building, which had its start in March 2011 as Parrott Beach.
The Montgomery County Partnership for Children will host its annual “Denim, Dinner & Dance” event on Sat., Mar. 8. It’s the ninth year for the popular fund raiser for the organization, whose stated mission is “to ensure every child’s success by turning opportunities into realities.”
The Partnership for Children is the local provider of the “Smart Start” statewide early childhood initiative and also operates programs like “More at Four”, a pre-kindergarten program for at-risk four-year-olds, and “Child Care Central”, a child care resource and referral service.
The organization has also collected more than 100,000 books for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for kids.
“Denim, Dinner & Dance” is a ticketed event. It will start at 6 p.m. on Sat., Mar. 8., at the James Garner Center in Troy, and information is available from the Montgomery County Partnership for Children at 910-576-2363.