Apr. 17, 2015 @ 04:09 PM

Man accused of paying to have another killed

A local man was charged by Davidson County Sheriff’s Office April 10 with solicitation to commit murder after he allegedly paid a man in an attempt to have another person killed.

Apr. 17, 2015 @ 04:27 PM

Board approves economic incentives

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an incentive package for an economic development project during a public hearing Tuesday that will result in a $13 million investment and the retention of 170 jobs.

Apr. 17, 2015 @ 04:22 PM

Local business named to 'Dirty Dozen'

A Chair City business was bestowed with an unfortunate distinction this month as the Better Business Bureau of Central N.C. released its “Dirty Dozen” list for the first time in April.


Apr. 14, 2015 @ 09:00 PM

Jobless numbers decrease in February

The unemployment rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point in Davidson County during the month of February.

Apr. 14, 2015 @ 09:00 PM

Workshop offers law enforcement new tools for dealing with domestic violence

Members of local law enforcement agencies came together last Thursday at the Davidson County Community College Rittling Conference Center to learn more about providing support and advocacy for victims of domestic violence.

Apr. 14, 2015 @ 09:00 PM

Darr's Bootery celebrates 25 years

Larry Darr is a perfect fit for Darr’s Bootery. And that’s exactly what he wants for his customers — comfortable shoes and a flawless fit in a variety of styles and colors.

Apr. 14, 2015 @ 09:00 PM

Downtown tax incentives provide hope for revitalization

Six is the magic number. According to City Councilman Scott Styers, his vision for the downtown area includes six pillars of the business community – three of which have already set up shop.

Apr. 10, 2015 @ 12:14 PM

Calling all cosplayers

Josh Mitchell of Thomasville designs and sews special occasion clothing but he’s never made a tuxedo. 

Apr. 10, 2015 @ 12:10 PM

Horse-drawn hearse honors timeless tradition

When Sam Booker, director of Prominence Funeral Home, heard the Watkins family wanted to bring back a unique Southern tradition, he was determined to deliver a tasteful service.

Apr. 10, 2015 @ 12:07 PM

Public hearing for economic project is Tuesday

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday to discuss an economic development project that could expand the county's growing tax base.

Apr. 10, 2015 @ 12:05 PM

Surviving the pollen vortex

Steve Koontz doesn’t have to check the calendar or watch the weather report to know that springtime has officially ‘sprung’ in the Thomasville area.

Apr. 07, 2015 @ 04:16 PM

Brown tapped as head of Republican Party

The Davidson County Republican Party will continue its period of transition with the announcement of Clark Brown as its new chairman.

Apr. 07, 2015 @ 04:05 PM

Panel offers plan for college bound students

Just because Emilia Gonzalo's grandson couldn’t make it to Davidson County Community College’s "So You Want to Attend College..." panel discussion held last Tuesday night at the Mary E. Rittling Conference Center didn’t mean she was going to miss it.

Apr. 07, 2015 @ 03:57 PM

Annexation bill could affect Davidson County

A bill in the N.C. General Assembly that could provide High Point the power to involuntarily annex unincorporated areas in Guilford and surrounding counties is generating plenty of conversation between members of the Davidson County Board of Commissioners.

Apr. 07, 2015 @ 03:48 PM

Spring cleaning — a fresh start

With the long, cold winter over, Brooke Ryals of Thomasville took a whole day to straighten out her closets.

Apr. 05, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

Egg Drop a success

There are lots of reasons people attended the Egg Drop recently held at Ledford High School, 140 Jesse Greene Road, Thomasville — 55,000 eggs, free food, animal rides and a petting zoo.

Apr. 04, 2015 @ 02:27 AM

City council approves five rezoning requests

Five rezoning requests were unanimously approved by the Thomasville City Council during a special session.

Apr. 05, 2015 @ 11:15 AM


The hexagonal sanctuary of Rich Fork Baptist Church was filled with at least 300 people packed into its upper deck and main sanctuary for a special Jews For Jesus presentation Wednesday night.


Mar. 31, 2015 @ 02:54 PM

Collapse of a colony?

Honeybees are often overlooked by consumers as a vital contributor to the food eaten in households across the country.

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 02:47 PM

Brown’s brainiacs win big at Battle of the Books

Go ahead, call Adem Bektic, Tutu Le-Hoang, Issac Odenwelder, Joshua Hunt, Kiya Turner, Lauren Thomas or Courtney Moore a bunch of bookworms. Really, they don’t mind.

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 02:38 PM

Bridge to the future

A team of students from Davidson Early College High School answered the challenge to build a bridge for the 2015 Region 3 Model Bridge Building Competition held March 27 on the Davidson County Community College campus.


Mar. 31, 2015 @ 02:35 PM

Targeting the dropout rate

Long before assuming her role as superintendent of Thomasville City Schools at the start of the 2013-2014 school year, Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin had been made well aware of the system’s challenges during her tenure with the N.C. Department of Instruction. 

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 05:37 PM

City continues success in building reuse

Elected officials and city developers are excited by the prospects of North American Implements, a Davidson County business, moving into an abandoned building in Thomasville.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

Vietnam vet calls Thomasville a 'special place'

March 30, the 42nd anniversary of troop withdrawal from the Southeast Asian conflict, has been designated as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 05:33 PM

Commissioners approve referendum for county alcohol

When voters in Davidson County head to the ballots in November 2016, a referendum will afford them the opportunity to decide whether to support countywide alcohol sales after a split vote by the Davidson County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.