Mar. 27, 2015 @ 05:44 PM

Hill’s ‘Chick Days’ offer valuable lessons on life

Make no mistake, Kim Hill, co-owner of Hill’s Farm and Garden Center in Thomasville rules the roost when it comes to ensuring all the animals that are for sale at her family’s old-fashioned store — and even the ones that are not — are well cared for no matter what the going trend is for the Easter holiday.

Mar. 17, 2015 @ 11:58 AM


Ledford High School senior Joe Hoffman isn’t quite sure what direction he’ll take when it comes to career paths, but he does know one thing — he’s grateful for the opportunity to be part of Kenneth Cain’s electrical trade class.

Mar. 07, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

'Empty Bowls'

Stacks upon stacks of colorful ceramic bowls — empty bowls —  will serve as a reminder of hunger for an economically fragile population in the Thomasville area at the 4th Annual Empty Bowls meal from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20 at Memorial United Methodist Church, 101 Randolph Street, Thomasville.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Spin4Life to benefit cancer patients, fund research

There’s still time to get involved in the 7th annual Spin4Life event set for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at Davidson County Community College, 297 Davidson Community College Road, Thomasville.

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

THS Scarlet Regiment attends Mardi Gras parade

It was the trip of a lifetime for 22 lucky members of Thomasville High School’s marching band — the Scarlet Regiment — who were invited to play on Feb. 13 in one of the most iconic Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 10:25 AM

Shuler Meats expansion meets customers needs

For more than 32 years, Shuler Meats has experienced steady growth while serving Thomasville and the surrounding areas.

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Pageant winners crowned

Organizers of the Miss Thomasville and Miss Central Carolina scholarship pageant are looking forward to what lies ahead for four young ladies who will represent the area at the Miss North Carolina Pageant and Miss North Carolina Outstanding Teen pageant in June. 

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 07:19 PM

Girl Scouts serve ... cheerfully

Members of Girl Scout Troop 02558 do more than just sell cookies — they serve their community.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

The 'best' when you're having a bad day

Wreckmaster Garrett Scarlette, 20, can’t imagine himself in any other profession.

Nov. 18, 2014 @ 03:20 PM

The doctor is in

Dr. Karl Milliren will have an extra package to unwrap this holiday season. The doors to the brand new Thomasville Veterinary Hospital will officially open right before Christmas.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

Make plans for An Evening of Music

Novant Health Foundation Thomasville Medical Center invites the community to attend the 32nd annual An Evening of Music, with performances Nov. 8 and 9. This year’s first act, “Nothing Could Be Finer”, features songs and songwriters from the Carolinas, and the second act features tunes to ring in the upcoming holiday season. Performances will be held at Finch Auditorium, 406 Unity St., Thomasville at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Miss Thomasville encourages children to choose their own path

Approaching the one-year anniversary of being crowned Miss Thomasville, Kacy Lee continues to put her own unique stamp on the title.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Children visit new resource center

Children in a Martin Luther King Drive neighborhood find friendly faces and help with their homework at an afternoon community resource center for children staffed by police officers and volunteers.

Oct. 04, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

For the Birds

Some folks think Ken Lang has gone to the birds. His Silver Valley home and workshop are off the beaten path and so is his new hobby.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 02:21 PM

To protect and serve

Walking intently down the polished, empty halls of Thomasville Middle School comes a towering man in black. Sporting a freshly buzzed, high-and-tight haircut, standing 6 feet 2 inches and weighing a solid 240 pounds, C.L. Cantrell has a look on his face that is all business. Dressed in his pristine uniform — complete with a bullet-proof vest and fully-equipped duty belt— he has the quiet presence of a commissioned officer that reflects his abiding commitment to personal courage and professional excellence. That is until the bell to change classes rings and then it happens ...

Jul. 14, 2014 @ 11:42 AM

The weather man

It was a dark and stormy night. Well, not really, but when FOX8 meteorologist Van Denton visited the Thomasville Public Library for a noon Lunch and Learn session July 10, talking about the weather was anything but boring.

Jun. 25, 2014 @ 01:27 PM

Ms. Senior Davidson County crowned

Pat Williams of Lexington now wears the crown of 2014 Ms. Senior Davidson County. During the coming year, Williams will visit all five nutrition sites, ride in local parades and in general advocate for senior services.

Jun. 23, 2014 @ 04:06 PM

Volunteer brightens seniors with service

Senior volunteer extrordinaire Nellie Tesh was a key figure in entertainment for a recent Senior Ms. Davidson County pageant. It wasn't the first time Tesh has done something silly to bring a smile to someone's face.

May. 12, 2014 @ 06:14 PM

Can-do attitude earns Novant volunteer recognition

Three weeks after she retired from Belks, Shirley Bishop walked into Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center and said, “I’m retired, what can I do?”

May. 06, 2014 @ 11:18 AM

Mural singles out THS academics

A Thomasville High School mural, 8 feet by 20 feet, conveys a message — “How dare they deny our success?”

May. 02, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

Integrity defined by service to others

C.S. Lewis wrote that integrity is “doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” Thurston Bowman seemed to always have a knack for doing the right thing, and often did so behind the scenes. Bowman's place in Thomasville history, his integrity, is defined by the difference he made in the lives of others, and more often than not when no one was watching.

Apr. 29, 2014 @ 03:01 PM

Spring Daze, it’s free entertainment for the family

Saturday's forecast is partly cloudy with a projected temperature of 70 degrees. That's good news for Spring Daze, now in its 11th year. The event will welcome guests — rain or shine — to downtown Thomasville from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Apr. 29, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

All-America Triathlon: a feeling of community

Three men and three women earned top spots in the first All-America City Triathlon held Saturday, but the declared winners are the three organizations that helped the city achieve All-America status.


Apr. 25, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

All-America City triathlon Saturday

Thomasville will host its first ever triathlon Saturday in an effort to give back to the three organizations that made it an All-America City.


Apr. 11, 2014 @ 03:08 PM

50,000 Easter eggs to fall from the sky

Brent McDowell's job at Connection Church in Wallburg is to “think big.” Is dropping 50,000 eggs from a helicopter onto a football field big enough?