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?

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 11:14 AM

Starbase puts science in motion

More than a decade ago, when manufacturing dominated the Chair City landscape, a program came to  Liberty Drive Elementary School to stress the importance of science, technology, engineering and math.

Mar. 30, 2014 @ 09:12 AM

Step back in time at Hardee's Retreat

Friends of Trinity invite everyone to step back in time and experience the War Between the States at Hardee's Retreat, a Civil War battle re-enactment.

Mar. 21, 2014 @ 09:48 AM

Duncan goes to Washington

Washington DC fell in love with first grader Duncan Sykes. Duncan, with the help of his mom Amber, a nurse at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center, told his story about his life with kidney disease during the Patient Kidney Summit in Washington DC held earlier this month.

Mar. 18, 2014 @ 10:45 AM

Novant Health honors board-certified nurses

Today, Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center will celebrate  Certified Nurses Day by honoring its board certified nurses.


Mar. 14, 2014 @ 09:23 AM

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Caprice Thrift, a dental hygienist at Smith, Bundy & Fisher, on Thursday gave first graders a little insight into her job during Thomasville Primary School's third annual Career Day. 

Mar. 10, 2014 @ 12:34 PM

TPS students have a heart

When Toni Tricarico told her physical education students at Thomasville Primary School that she wanted to raise money for the American Heart Association , the kids took the idea and ran with it – or skipped with it to be exact.

Feb. 28, 2014 @ 12:37 PM

Boys & Girls Club: Maurice Scott named Outstanding Teen

Maurice Scott was named Outstanding Thomasville Teen by the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs.

Feb. 11, 2014 @ 11:27 AM

Chair City Art artists collect prizes

“The arts are alive and well in Thomasville,” said Councilman Neal Grimes as he viewed the 38 entries in the Chair City Art exhibit.

Feb. 11, 2014 @ 09:38 AM

Kacy Lee crowned Miss Thomasville

Kacy Lee was crowned Miss Thomasville and Victoria Huggins, Miss Central Carolina.  Hannah Welborn Lewis won Miss Thomasville’s Outstanding Teen and Tori Gross, Miss Central Carolina’s Outstanding Teen.

Feb. 07, 2014 @ 01:42 PM

1965 Miss North Carolina cherishes Chair City memories

Sharon Finch recalls her memories as Miss Thomasville and Miss North Carolina and the community which celebrated her success.

Feb. 05, 2014 @ 11:58 AM

YMCA makes positive impact on community

Once a year the Tom A. Finch Community YMCA holds an awards dinner to honor a select group of individuals who make a positive impact on the lives of others.

Feb. 04, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

Recognize anyone?

Thomasville Historical Preservation Commission seeks the community’s help to identify collected photographs, some dating to the 1950s.

Jan. 31, 2014 @ 03:35 PM

Students join UPS letter-writing campaign

First graders at Thomasville Primary School plan to make this Valentine’s Day a special one for a couple hundred American soldiers.