Community

Sep. 17, 2013 @ 02:57 PM

Tom A. Finch YMCA hosts spiritual enrichment series

Less than a month after co-hosting a prayer breakfast that lifted the spirits of city and county leaders, the Tom A. Finch YMCA unveiled the schedule for a Spiritual Enrichment Series that will feature a number of local speakers to reinvigorate the community.


Sep. 17, 2013 @ 02:50 PM

Chair City Art contest extends deadline

The evidence of art abounds in the Chair City through its murals, featured in Saturday’s edition, and people. There’s one more avenue — Chair City Art.

 

Sep. 13, 2013 @ 12:15 PM

Art gives Thomasville fresh look

A dark alleyway is accompanied with a splash of color. A street corner is surrounded by relics of the past and present.


Sep. 10, 2013 @ 04:46 PM

Cookbook reflects generous spirit of ‘Miss Ellie’

Ella Bunting’s recipes may not be remembered in exact measurement because she was a dash-of-this and a dollop-of-that cook, but her love of people was known in Divine detail.


Sep. 10, 2013 @ 08:34 AM

Barney and a dinosaur to roam Denton festival

The Town of Denton wasn't about to let a good thing go away. When the local chamber of commerce five years ago elected not to continue its annual street festival, an event that attracts thousands of people to Denton every year, town hall decided to pick up the slack.


Sep. 05, 2013 @ 01:11 PM

'All-America' Everybody's Day will be a throwback

Everybody's Day will look a bit like a blast from the past this year.


Aug. 26, 2013 @ 03:02 PM

TFI history captured in rescued memorabilia

Dave Ogren, a former TFI employee for 13 years, recently managed to save a large amount of historical documents, photographs and memorabilia from the showroom, now for sale, on Main Street. The question now is what to do with it all.   


Aug. 22, 2013 @ 10:24 AM

DCCC names conference center in honor of Rittling

The DCCC community and special guests gathered Aug. 21 to celebrate the start of a new school year and to name the college’s conference center for DCCC’s third president, Dr. Mary E. Rittling. The surprise announcement provided a more formal name for the building that was erected under Rittling’s leadership in 2009. 


Aug. 20, 2013 @ 09:50 AM

The Bulldog Academy roars to academic achievement

Liz Snyder arrived at the Alternative Learning Center in 2012 wanting to change its perception as strictly a place where bad kids went. 


Aug. 16, 2013 @ 12:00 PM

Teen mobilizes community to help animal shelter

Listening to Skylar Wood speak of humanity's problem, it is easy to lose grip on the reality she is only 14 years old.


Aug. 14, 2013 @ 11:51 AM

Connection Church's Big Give Event gets bigger

The Big Give runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,  Aug. 17, at Ledford High School. 

 

Aug. 07, 2013 @ 08:24 PM

Concert to benefit Thomasville resident

Doctors, nurses and chaplains concede what they believe to be imminent: the death of a fighter.

 

Aug. 06, 2013 @ 04:21 PM

Anslee, still on chemo, throws first pitch

Anslee LeBlanc, 3, waves to fans at Finch Field in a motorcade last week that consisted of several groups of bikers. LeBlanc was diagnosed at 18 months with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and will continue to go through chemotherapy until February.


Aug. 02, 2013 @ 03:23 PM

STARS reach for success

Last week passed like every other at Davidson County Community College. For 27 Davidson County middle school students, however, the week brought five days of memories and that will last a lifetime.


Aug. 02, 2013 @ 03:16 PM

Tournament honors memory of Thomasville icon

The Chair City is fortunate to have individuals who are making lasting impacts to the community even after their time on earth is done.


Aug. 01, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

Steve Ervin: a stranger to his own life

Imagine, for a second, not being able to remember. To wake up one day and not recognize family, friends and loved ones. A job of more than two decades is no more than a building where caring strangers explain a fulfilling life shrouded in the vastness of an empty mind.


Aug. 01, 2013 @ 10:54 AM

Benefit Saturday for Persiani family

Mount Zion Wesleyan Church will hold a fundraiser to help the family of Monica Persiani, who was injured May 21 in a head-on collision 


Jul. 31, 2013 @ 10:24 AM

Divine Ride III fights homelessness

Memorial United Methodist Church will once again organize The Divine Ride, set for Aug. 10. Proceeds benefit homesless children in Thomasville.


Jul. 30, 2013 @ 04:32 PM

Zumba to fight cancer

Personal tragedy drove Amalia Grennan to action. After losing her father to lung cancer, the licensed Zumba fitness instructor took strides to unite the community and raise funds for cancer research.


Jul. 26, 2013 @ 10:08 AM

Careers could STEM from camp fun

By the time most children reach middle school, they've had their hands on some sort of robot or mechanical toy that moves around the room and makes noise with the simple flip of a switch or press of a button.


Jul. 23, 2013 @ 10:24 AM

'Read my tears," says gospel preacher

The Rev. Dr. George B. Jackson has found solace in the power of written word for over a decade.


Jul. 19, 2013 @ 04:56 PM

Family Reunon 2: ‘Love at second sight’

This is a love story inspired by another love story — the story of Harold Luther and Sarah Wray falling in love and the moment when Sarah's brother Richard Wray said farewell to his bride before he left for the Korean War.

 

Jul. 19, 2013 @ 04:53 PM

Family reunion: Davidson County style

The best sermons are lived, not preached. That's the lesson I've learned from my Davidson County family.

 

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.


Jul. 12, 2013 @ 12:13 PM

Shaq Attack in Archdale

Kaylen Nance had a Shaq Attack when she saw Shaquille O'Neal July 8 at the Archdale Sheetz. At  7'1 he dwarfed Kaylen, 8, but was nice enough to come down to her level for a photo.