Jun. 19, 2013 @ 06:17 PM

Ham radio operators provide communication backup

Long before cell phones and the Internet took over as the dominant sources of communication, "hams" controlled the air waves.

Jun. 19, 2013 @ 10:11 AM

Thomasville's Outstanding Teen ties for Fitness Award

Thomasville's Outstanding Teen, Kylee Russell, tied for the title of Outstanding Teen Lifestyle and Fitness Award during the Miss North Carolina 2013 and Miss North Carolina's Outstanding Teen event in Raleigh. 

Jun. 14, 2013 @ 01:26 PM

Novant employee will run for 24 hours

Rarely are marathon running and Alzheimer's Disease linked. On June 21, Rob French will raise awareness for the illness by staging a 24-hour run around the Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center.

Jun. 14, 2013 @ 12:45 PM

Tricia Creasey Foundation pays it forward

Our graduation story ... William Creasey walked up to the podium at East Davidson High School's graduation prepared to give a speech as he's done so many times following his wife's death last February.

Jun. 14, 2013 @ 12:09 PM

Graduation Saturday across Davidson County

Graduation day for Davidson County Schools has finally arrived, and not a moment too soon for those itching to walk across the stage at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Jun. 14, 2013 @ 12:36 PM

‘Fill the Boot’ today for Thomasville Rescue Squad

homasville Rescue Squad's K-9 unit often goes unnoticed until an emergency. When a person goes missing, either on land or in the water, these trained animals quickly emerge as a vital recovery tool for the community, using their keen sense of smell to help resolve sometimes desperate situations.

Jun. 11, 2013 @ 12:00 PM

East Davidson yearbook staff earns national honor

East Davidson High School's yearbook staff take their job very seriously. Expectations tend to be pretty high when the previous staff earns recognition for putting together one of the best yearbooks in the country.  New staff, same results.

Jun. 07, 2013 @ 07:22 AM

Ledford grad scales tallest mountain in the world

 "I truly believe that if by challenging ourselves and putting ourselves in situations where the unknown stares us in the face and we might face a little adversity is when we learn the most about ourselves," said Scott DeRue, a 1995 Ledford High School graduate who now serves on the faculty at the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Busiess.


Jun. 04, 2013 @ 02:10 PM

Like some barbecue?

Thirteen barbecue restaurants — one in the Thomasville area —  will donate a portion of their proceeds this Saturday to Pastor’s Pantry, a nonprofit which feeds senior citizens.

Jun. 04, 2013 @ 09:59 AM

A special homecoming

Peighton Weaver, who just turned 1 on May 22, is all smiles after she meets her uncle, Senior Airman Dustin Gallimore, for the first time.

May. 31, 2013 @ 09:48 AM

Parade of Excellence

Thomasville Primary School held its 17th annual Parade of Excellence on May 24. The parade is a time for students and staff to showcase the school and another successful academic year. View our photo album on the Thomasville Times Facebook page. Like us!

May. 28, 2013 @ 12:55 PM

Book inspires student to make paper crane promise

Thomas Burleson didn’t want to let Tricia Creasey down. Inspired by the book "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes," Thomas, an eighth grader at Brown Middle School born without fingers on his right hand, set out on a quest he hoped would save his dying teacher's life.

May. 24, 2013 @ 04:16 PM

Military career begins and ends in Europe

Concern mounted as gunshots suddenly became the second-most threatening deterrent of their mission.


May. 23, 2013 @ 07:22 PM

Heealth fair, car show set for June 1

“Does anybody hear her?”        “Can anybody see?”     “Or does anybody even know she's going down today under the shadow of our steeple.”

May. 23, 2013 @ 07:14 PM

The price of freedom

Families of soldiers who paid the ultimate price for freedom will gather this weekend in the Chair City to commemorate their loved ones.

May. 23, 2013 @ 07:04 PM

Thomasville veteran writes Wounded Warrior creed

Joey Smith of Thomasville inspired a creed for the Wounded Warrior. The Marine Corps adopted what Smith had written as the “Creed of the Wounded Warrior” to inspire countless others.

May. 21, 2013 @ 05:58 PM

Is there a cure for senioritis?

Area high schools have been invaded with a disabling disease — senioritis. But wait, there is a cure — graduation. Thomasville City Schools will hold graduation June 8 and Davidson County Schools June 15.

May. 21, 2013 @ 05:41 PM

Faithful soldier toiled behind the scenes

In just about every productive institution, there exists a group of individuals who work behind the scenes to ensure the organization's success.

May. 21, 2013 @ 09:51 AM

A legacy born in the Pacific

The events in Europe drew the attention of some, but it didn't hit home  for many Americans until the Japanese got involved. After Pearl Harbor  was bombed Dec. 7, 1941, my grandfather was one of many who enlisted in the United States Army in 1942 at the age of 21.

May. 17, 2013 @ 09:22 AM

Leonard reaches milestone birthday

Few people feel young after turning 90. Maj. Gen. Hubert Leonard is no ordinary person.

May. 14, 2013 @ 04:54 PM

FUMC players: Let's raise the roof

At First United Methodist Church in Thomasville, the cast and crew are hard at work for the the annual Spring Fling set for 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18.

May. 13, 2013 @ 02:16 PM

Splash of Color fashion show May 17

A number of businesses and clubs in Thomasville are familiar the work of Neil Younts. Over the last four years, Younts has become synonymous with the Thomasville Woman's Club as the man behind its famed food selections. Each week, the owner of Carolina Cuisine Catering prepares a Sunday lunch buffet that serves as many as 200 people.

May. 13, 2013 @ 01:21 PM

Memorial Day Committee stands strong in quest

While the government’s sequestration of military assets for Thomasville’s Memorial Day parade has caused some frustration, a sense of purpose has allowed the Committee to revamp the day’s festivities.

May. 13, 2013 @ 12:16 PM

Tori Gross plans 'puppy pageant'

It did not take Tori Gross long to chart out her first mission after claiming the title of Outstanding Little Miss Thomasville Young Miss.

May. 09, 2013 @ 03:14 PM

See! Save! Celebrate! Thomasville’s history

The Thomasville Historic Preservation Commission will conduct an event to identify and archive historical photographs of Thomasville from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Piedmont Crossing.