News: Davidson County

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 11:36 AM

Dropout rates decline in city, county

“Certainly we're pleased that the number has gone down but we want it to go down even more,” Thomasville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin said.

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 @ 09:05 AM

Davidson County Public Library conducting online survey

The Davidson County Public Library System will conduct an online survey April 11-30 to find out how our patrons use the library’s computers and Internet connection and how this service has made a positive impact on their lives.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 04:41 PM

Kanoy Road closes due to pipe failure

The N.C. Department of Transportation has closed Kanoy Road near its intersection with Sallie Drive in Thomasville due to a pipe failure.

Mar. 28, 2014 @ 08:52 AM

Committee touts benefit of quarter-cent referendum

Max Walser looks at the May 6 quarter-cent sales tax referendum for construction of a high school in a way that Davidson County folks will understand.

Mar. 14, 2014 @ 02:51 PM

Third rabid skunk case reported in Davidson

UPDATE: Davidson County reports that as of March 13, four unvaccinated dogs in three incidents attacked rabid skunks and had to be destroyed, 

Feb. 28, 2014 @ 11:38 AM

Logjam of applications about to clear up

Staff members at Davidson County Division of Social Services worked their keisters off to meet a Feb. 10 deadline to clear longstanding and emergency food assistance cases.


Feb. 26, 2014 @ 12:06 PM

Denton Road to close March 8

Next week, the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin replacement of the Denton Road bridge over Lick Creek in Davidson County.

Feb. 20, 2014 @ 05:14 PM

Committee’s task: educate community about referendum

The task of the Quarter-Cent Sales Tax for Education Committee is to educate the community about a referendum that will be on the May 6 primary ballot.


Feb. 20, 2014 @ 12:01 PM

So far, no Democrats file for Davidson County primary

Voters in the May 6 primary could decide winners for the sheriff's office, four seats on the Davidson County Board of Commissioners, two House seats and in the Senate race.

Feb. 18, 2014 @ 09:56 AM

United Way remains grateful to donors

Most agencies with United Way of Davidson County took at least a 3.55 percent cut in allocations, and one as high as 35.7 percent.

Feb. 18, 2014 @ 09:36 AM

Agencies deal with less money, more needs

Go the second mile, challenge leaders of United Way of Davidson County. The second-mile sprint is needed because of a shortfall in donations. The goal was $1.8 million.The amount pledged totals $1.635 million.

Feb. 11, 2014 @ 12:05 PM

Check vehicle tax bills, says Davidson tax admin

There’s bit of a glitch in the new tag and tax law, but the Davidson County Tax Office is prepared to make it right.


Jan. 24, 2014 @ 08:48 PM

69 indicted in 'Operation Joint Venture' led by Davidson

In an effort dubbed "Operation Joint Venture," the Davidson County Grand Jury has indicted 69 residents of Davidson, Randolph, and Rowan Counties for 234 drug charges, said Davidson County Sheriff David Grice. 

Jan. 02, 2014 @ 05:18 PM

Health department investigates E.coli cases

The Davidson County Health Department urges citizens to take sanitary precautions to avoid exposure to E. coli.

Dec. 31, 2013 @ 10:44 AM

Digital access grows in Davidson library system

Sarah Hudson downloaded books on her smartphone to read in the airport when she was traveling. The option was convenient and the cost — zero.

Dec. 28, 2013 @ 04:53 PM

Two cases of E. coli found in Davidson

The Davidson County Health Department has received reports of two middle school students with E. coli 0157 infection.  According to a press release, the source in these cases is unknown.

Dec. 24, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

The Spirit of Christmas: giving back

Partnerships are the backbone to any community. When Davidson County Community College approached Liberty Drive Elementary School about doing something for underprivileged children at Christmas, a remarkable partnership was born.

Dec. 19, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

Brown honored with service award

Rep. Rayne Brown, R-Davidson, received the Elinor Swaim Distinguished Service Award for her efforts in the North Carolina General Assembly on behalf of the state’s public library system.

Dec. 18, 2013 @ 05:31 PM

Rabid skunk attacks dog repeatedly

The Davidson County Health Department reports the eighth case of rabies for the year. On Dec. 15, a rabid skunk was found in Lexington. 

Dec. 13, 2013 @ 12:50 AM

Committee seeks support for tax increase

Commissioners seek the approval of residents for a proposed sales tax increase to help fund a construction of a high school in northern Davidson County.

Dec. 03, 2013 @ 10:28 AM

Christmas Trees of Davidson County tonight!

The lobby at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center will once again be transformed by the illumination of 60 Christmas trees. Hundreds will gather for the annual lighting of the Christmas Trees of Davidson County at 6:30 p.m. today (Dec. 3).

Nov. 19, 2013 @ 09:01 AM

Davidson County Schools score above state average

Scores were down in Davidson County and throughout the state, as the North Carolina Board of Education released its first READY accountability report Nov. 7, revealing the 2012-2013 results from the end-of-grade and end-of-course assessments.

Nov. 12, 2013 @ 04:20 PM

Background checks go digital

A new records keeping system implemented by the Davidson County Clerk of Courts Office speeds up the concealed carry permit application process.