Aug. 13, 2013 @ 01:33 PM

Thomasville to consider federal grants

Thomasville City Council is scheduling a pair of public hearings to consider federal grants for two companies looking to invest in the Chair City.

Jul. 30, 2013 @ 03:40 PM

Businesses feel the burn on gas prices

Corey Watford of Sophia scowled as he filled his tank at the Sheetz on N.C. 62, noting that gas prices have gone up this summer.

Jul. 26, 2013 @ 12:14 PM

Rash of tire slashings on Salem Street

Thomasville Police Department is investigating a series of tire slashings on Salem Street. According to Capt. Mark Kattner, four vehicles in two parking lots on Salem Street had their tires slashed sometime late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. Four vehicles in a parking lot at 109 Salem St. had a slashed tire and another in an adjacent lot at 111 Salem St. suffered two damaged tires.

Jul. 19, 2013 @ 10:28 AM

Thomasville approves economic incentives

City Council approved a pair of economic incentives Monday night that could bring more than more 40 jobs to Thomasville.

Jul. 19, 2013 @ 09:57 AM

EDC unveils plan to increase transparency

The Davidson County Economic Commission is taking steps to create a culture of openness. EDC Board chairman Tommy Hedrick and Executive Director Steve Googe were candid in their intent to better serve the needs of the community and the media. The two men reached out to the press July 9 and invited several reporters to attend the EDC's monthly meeting at Davidson County Community College.

Jul. 19, 2013 @ 09:47 AM

EDC inventory tour reveals need for fresh solutions

Many of the large, vacant business sites in Davidson County are not suitable for new development, a point emphasized by a recent tour by the Davidson County Economic Development Commission to promote the development of an industrial park.

Jul. 12, 2013 @ 03:47 PM

Incentive public hearings Monday

Thomasville City Council will hold public hearings on a pair of economic incentives at 7 p.m. Monday, July 15. Two of the hearings involve economic incentives that could bring more than 40 jobs to the Chair City. 


Jul. 12, 2013 @ 01:00 PM

Moment forges career for Jordan Beswick

Jordan Beswick draws from a metamorphic moment in the film 'Lili.' He was only 6 at the time, but the moment set the course of his life as an actor, casting director, author and acting coach.

Jun. 25, 2013 @ 02:38 PM

I-85 blasting to begin June 28

The blasting along I-85 in Davidson County has been postponed.  Instead, work crews will begin blasting along I-85 just south of Clark Road in Davidson County, starting Friday, June 28, at lunchtime. Earlier, DOT has said the blasting would start Tuesday, June 25.

Jun. 25, 2013 @ 01:52 PM

Founded in Thomasville, bank continues to grow

Some small institutions that were weighed down by bad loans on their books folded or were closed by federal regulators. High Point-based Bank of North Carolina, founded in Thomasville, not only survived the financial crisis, it has thrived of late.

Jun. 07, 2013 @ 01:47 PM

Thomasville’s financial future is sound

The City of Thomasville has come a long way in recent years. A series of events beginning in late 2005 left the Chair City in a financial fog. Faced with financial pressure from the state over its deficient budget as long-standing furniture jobs fled by the hundreds, Thomasville officials stood at a crossroads.

May. 29, 2013 @ 11:57 AM

Incentives could bring jobs to Chair City

Thomasville City Council scheduled a June 17 public hearing concerning two economic incentive packages for a pair of companies.

May. 23, 2013 @ 07:37 PM

Tville proposed budget: no tax increase

City Manager Kelly Craver released a 2013-14 budget proposal to city council May 20 that includes a raise in the water and sewer rate but no tax increases.

May. 15, 2013 @ 11:55 AM

Davidson commissioners talk business and finance

The Davidson County Commissioners focused on finances and economic development incentives Tuesday (May 14).

Apr. 25, 2013 @ 09:13 AM

Unilin reopens Denton Road site

A thriving business in Thomasville is expanding once again, this time reopening a pre-existing facility.
Unilin Flooring is adding 30 jobs to an extensive workforce with the announcement of its return to a site on Denton Road that had been vacant for more than four years.

Mar. 21, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Plant B boarded up

Thomasvile City Council received a positive update on the status of the former Thomasville Furniture Industries Plant B building at its monthly meeting Monday night.

Mar. 14, 2013 @ 06:22 AM

Bingham recognized for commitment to children’s issues

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) presented Sen. Stan Bingham of Davidson County with its Legislative Leadership Award at its statewide Learning & Leadership Summit in Raleigh on March 6.

Mar. 13, 2013 @ 01:28 PM

Proposed jobs represent potential boon for county

Hundreds of jobs could soon provide Thomasville an economic boon if an unidentified manufacturing and logistics company agrees to bring its business to Thomasville.

Mar. 05, 2013 @ 10:13 AM

Zeek Rewards claim time nears

Victims of the Zeek Rewards pyramid scheme may know in the coming weeks when they can begin filing with a court for restitution of some of their money, more than seven months after federal authorities shut down the swindle with a global scope.

Feb. 26, 2013 @ 04:17 PM

Novant rebrands its system

Thomasville Medical Center to become Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center.

Feb. 26, 2013 @ 11:44 AM

Legislation allows college or workforce certification for students

Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill into law this month designed to prepare more high school students for life after graduation.

Feb. 22, 2013 @ 02:09 PM

Council approves zoning

Thomasville City Council approved a rezoning request from a property owner who hopes to develop a section of Julian Avenue.

Feb. 18, 2013 @ 06:17 PM

For sale: TFI showroom

TFI, a company that has spent more than 100 years in the Chair City, listed its former headquarters with Cassidy Turley Commercial Real Estate Services in Charlotte for $2.25 million. Built in 1958, the 225,000-square-foot facility sits on 7.24 acres and once was home to hundreds of jobs.

Feb. 12, 2013 @ 02:38 PM

Council considers Wi-Fi for downtown

Thomasville City Council is revisiting the possibility of bringing Wi-Fi service to the downtown area.
Council discussed the idea of free wireless Internet to downtown a few years ago, but backed away when cost estimates exceeded $20,000. Talks resurfaced at council's annual retreat on Feb. 2 as the service has become more affordable.

Feb. 09, 2013 @ 07:05 AM

City considers new police facility

Thomasville Police Department has been a Chair City landmark for nearly a century. Built in 1937, the building once served as the hub of Thomasville operations, housing the fire and police departments, City Hall and the Department of Motor Vehicles.