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Nov. 26, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Good Gourd

It’s the greatest gourd of them all — the pumpkin. Leaves falling, woodsmoke rising and the threat of a heavy frost signals to many nostalgic Americans that it’s pumpkin season. And even though these joyous orange orbs only last a few short weeks as the carved jack-o'-lanterns for Halloween before turning mushy and folding in on themselves, millions of Americans spend days and weeks leading up to Thanksgiving feasting on pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin Oreos, pumpkin Pop-Tarts, pumpkin bagels, pumpkin yogurt, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin cider, pumpkin pie and pumpkin beer. However, once the turkey left-overs are gone, so is America’s fascination with everything pumpkin. Or is it?
For one Davison County man and his brother, pumpkins are big business and always in season.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

SV Products celebrates with ribbon cutting

Representatives from the Thomasville City Council and Davidson County Board of Commissioners were on hand Nov. 19 to cut the ribbon to formally open SV Plastics, a racing vehicle components firm originally based in Hebron, Ohio.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Meet the ‘fruitcake king’

Jerry Surratt is known as the fruitcake king. Perhaps he possesses a fruitcake gene.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

City receives clean financial audit

A financial audit presented by Hickory-based Martin Starnes and Associates at a meeting this month of Thomasville City Council revealed the city is operating at a surplus.

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Nov. 25, 2014 @ 01:04 PM

Signing Day: Three Ledford athletes ink with Division I programs

Destiny DeBerry - UNC Softball
Michael Horrell - Campbell Baseball
Courtney Cefalo - UNC-Wilmington Track

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 12:58 PM

College Hoops: DCCC flogs Belmont Abbey JV

Nate Jones scores 38 points leading seven players in double figures

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Nov. 18, 2014 @ 03:15 PM

The music plays on

A couple of weeks ago our church presented a musical program. We have some very talented musicians and singers in our church. They did an outstanding program that included solos and songs where we were encouraged to sing along. It was upbeat and encouraging. Since the program I have caught myself singing the songs and enjoying the melodies again and again.

Nov. 18, 2014 @ 03:11 PM

Winter blankets, Thanksgiving and more This-n-That

I hope you have enjoyed the beautiful colors of fall and the mild weather we enjoyed the first of the week ... but by the time this article is published, I hope you have your winter coat, gloves, and scarf handy. Winter is on the way. You know it is cold when I have my wife, Gayle, put the electric blanket on the bed.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 01:18 PM

Free programs at the library

Before the rush of the holidays begins, take advantage of one of many free programs the library is offering this month.