News: Davidson County

May. 08, 2014 @ 04:31 PM

Authorities issue warning about fake officer calls

Law enforcement officials in Davidson County are warning residents about con artists calling people fictitiously claiming they can invalidate warrants through payments.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 11:40 AM

Davidson County’s Class of 2014 graduates

Students across Davidson County took to the stage Saturday morning for graduation ceremonies, as Ledford and East Davidson high schools celebrated commencement for the Class of 2014.

Jun. 17, 2014 @ 04:25 PM

Davidson County job gains follow encouraging trend

Widely improving unemployment numbers across the state offer a promising outlook for 99 of 100 counties, including Davidson, according to data released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Jun. 11, 2014 @ 03:59 PM

Motsinger files for school board

Neal Motsinger announced his candidacy for election to the Davidson County Board of Education on Monday.

Jun. 10, 2014 @ 12:28 PM

Commissioner Billy Joe Kepley dies at 78

Billy Joe Kepley, Davidson County’s longest-tenured commissioner, died Saturday morning of an apparent heart attack at the age of 78.

May. 02, 2014 @ 09:15 AM

Interstate partnerships fight crime

Interstate 85 poses a major problem for Thomasville Police Department. With such a large thoroughfare stretching through its district, the department constantly fights the transport of drugs and various other crimes on an interstate with easy on and off access points that lead  into Chair City neighborhoods.

Apr. 25, 2014 @ 03:10 PM

Googe: Investment will be returned to city

City Council approved an incentives package for a company planning to relocate and create 20 jobs in Thomasville.

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.