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.

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 @ 05:32 PM

Parker Farms formula: pick one thing, do it well

Parker Farms doesn’t have a website, Facebook or a fancy-schmancy public relations agent. It doesn’t need one. At Parker Farms, where tomatoes abound, the philosophy is simple — pick one thing, and do it better than anybody else.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Council approves Ennis-Flint project

Thomasville City Council unanimously approved the Community Block Development Grant Project for Ennis-Flint at this month’s regular meeting in order to facilitate the reuse of a preexisting building in the city.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Second Harvest receives donation

A total of 22 Second Harvest Food Bank partners in Davidson County will receive a variety of equipment thanks to a gift from an anonymous donor.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

East Davidson student recognized

No one seemed more surprised than Madison Dutton to be invited to Raleigh for a recent reception with members of the General Assembly at the Legislative Building. 

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Career Day offers students a chance to think outside-the-box

Judging by the look of her stylish outfit and trendy black high heels, 18-year-old Kayley Yetso appeared to be one of the more polished, young-professional types to attend the Annual Career Day held at Davidson County High School last week.

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 09:30 PM

Mother, child escape injury in hit-and-run

A hit-and-run investigation has reached a holding pattern and Thomasville Police are requesting assistance from the community.

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 09:30 PM

'GO FAR' gets students ready to run 5K

Thanks to a new running club sponsored by Thomasville City Schools, Ryleah Payne and her friend Morgan Hartman are now training hard to run in their first 5K marathon — and they’re only 9-years old.

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 09:30 PM

Pierce to be deployed

Councilman Joel Pierce will soon represent a much larger number of constituents than the ones he has grown accustomed to serving.

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 09:30 PM

Cursive writing still a valuable skill

Is cursive handwriting still important? It is at New Hope Christian Academy in Thomasville, where students learn cursive in kindergarten.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Reading, writing and run, run, run

Lindsay Yarborough may only be halfway through her second year of teaching physical education at Thomasville Middle School, but already she possesses the wisdom, compassion and insight of an educator far beyond her years, despite the fact that if you passed her in the hall or caught a glimpse of her running around the gym with the other kids, you might easily mistake her for a bubbly, energetic teenager.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Land purchase option for business park extended

Davidson County Board of Commissioners approved a 180-day extension Tuesday for the option to purchase property for the business park currently slated for construction in Linwood.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Thomasville Senior Center celebrates 40 years

The front entrance of Thomasville Senior Center was decorated with balloons in honor of the 40th year open house and ribbon cutting ceremony held March 12.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

TPD prioritizing student safety

In light of frightening child luring cases in other parts of the country, the Thomasville Police Department is urging parents to keep an even closer eye on their children.


Mar. 14, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Celtic Legends

Thomasville’s own ballerina Abigail Westmoreland will perform key roles in an upcoming production of High Point Ballet’s Celtic Legends.

Mar. 14, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Commissioners talk employee compensation

Employee compensation is gaining traction as a prominent talking point in Davidson County.

Mar. 14, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

New dental clinic at DCCC prepares health professionals

A new dental clinic on the Davidson County Community College campus will provide a range of dental services to an underserved population in Davidson County.

Mar. 14, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Operation Medicine Drop is next week

Operation Medicine Drop will take place Wednesday, March 18 at Thomasville Fire Station Headquarters, 712 E. Main Street, Thomasville. Thomasville Fire Department and Thomasville Police Department collaborated for the event which commemorates National Poison Prevention Week March 15-21.

Mar. 11, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Ledford’s ‘Patriot’s Pen’ essay winner has an attitude of gratitude

For Lindsay Newsom, a seventh-grader at Ledford Middle school, participating in the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay scholarship competition was never really about winning.

Mar. 11, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Revised calendar set for TCS

Thomasville City Schools Board of Education, at its monthly meeting on March 3, heard changes set forth to the 2014-2015 calendar due to the inclement weather that forced school closings across the Triad and the better part of the state.

Mar. 11, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

DCCC remains subject of potential capital project

As the Davidson County Board of Commissioners consider where to allocate funding for capital projects in 2015, the discussion continues to include Davidson County Community College.

Mar. 11, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

County: Few appeals of tax revaluation expected

As Davidson County undergoes the process of property revaluation, staff expects approximately half the number of appeals it received during the last revaluation.

Mar. 07, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Local United Way allocations announced

The United Way of Davidson County recently announced $1,231,884 in 2015 funding for programs and agencies. Campaign pledges came within $12,000 of matching the amount that was raised in the 2014 campaign.

Mar. 07, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Water leaks cost city millions of gallons

Two weeks after the city discovered leaks and lost a great deal of its water supply, the water plant in the City of Thomasville has returned to operating at full capacity.