News: Davidson County

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.

Oct. 25, 2013 @ 10:49 AM

Watford will run in Republican District 80 primary

Current Davidson County Commissioner Sam Watford will seek the Republican District 80 nomination of the of the N.C. House of Representatives. The primary vote will be May 6.

Oct. 15, 2013 @ 09:44 AM

Fraternal Order of Police establishes lodge

Law enforcement officers in Davidson County now have their own Fraternal Order of Police.


Oct. 04, 2013 @ 08:32 AM

Barbecue Festival events herald 30th year

Darius Rucker headlines all-star cast of country music performers at Oct. 26 event

Oct. 04, 2013 @ 08:25 AM

Dragonfly House holding Bake-A-Difference contest on Nov. 16

Registration for competition open until Oct. 16

Oct. 04, 2013 @ 08:17 AM

Barbecue Festival events herald 30th year

Darius Rucker headlines all-star cast of country music performers at Oct. 26 festival.

Oct. 04, 2013 @ 07:57 AM

United Way meeting tallies encouraging numbers

Good news just kept pouring in during Wednesday's first report meeting of the United Way of Davidson County at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center.

Oct. 01, 2013 @ 04:47 PM

Domestic violence peace vigil Friday

Family Services, in collaboration with Lexington Police Department and Thomasville Police Department, invite the community to acknowledge the lives of those lost in Davidson County due to domestic violence.

Oct. 01, 2013 @ 09:56 AM

ACT new state measure for college preparedness

North Carolina high school students for years have taken the Standard Aptitude Test (SAT) to qualify for college.  A change in the state's education model could make the SAT a thing of the past.


Sep. 10, 2013 @ 10:39 AM

Community leaders encouraged to 'walk through wilderness'

It is a universal human trait to rely on one's senses.
Stumbling through the darkness, most look for a light. While traveling through desert conditions, individuals seek water. And while traipsing through a wooded area, people attempt to avoid danger.

Sep. 10, 2013 @ 08:34 AM

Barney and a dinosaur to roam Denton festival

The Town of Denton wasn't about to let a good thing go away. When the local chamber of commerce five years ago elected not to continue its annual street festival, an event that attracts thousands of people to Denton every year, town hall decided to pick up the slack.

Sep. 09, 2013 @ 11:25 AM

Fit, Fun Walk Saturday in Lexington

Second annual Fit and Fun Walk to benefit senior centers


Sep. 04, 2013 @ 04:54 PM

Davidson YMCAs collaborate for prayer

The Tom A. Finch YMCA and J. Smith Young YMCA are teaming up to bring the Thomasville and Lexington communities together.

Aug. 30, 2013 @ 06:29 PM

Salvation Army shares love and food

Wiping the sweat from his brow on a hot, muggy summer afternoon, Sgt. Les Ashby picked up a box of food as another car pulled up in front of the Salvation Army Thrift Shop. He waited for a trunk to pop open, placed the box inside and exchanged pleasantries with a family who now had one less meal to worry about thanks to the Salvation Army of Davidson County.

Aug. 30, 2013 @ 11:46 AM

Man dies in Wallburg after collision with tree

A 24-year old man died in a single-car accident early Thursday morning after colliding with a tree in Wallburg.

Aug. 30, 2013 @ 10:13 AM

Who will be the next Davidson County Schools superintendent?

The Davidson County Board of Education has expanded its search for a new superintendent and will now seek input from the school and extended community.

Aug. 27, 2013 @ 05:07 PM

United Way of Davidson goal: $1.8 million

The Board of Directors of the United Way of Davidson County established the United goal at $1.8 million dollars for the upcoming campaign. Last year’s United Way campaign raised $1.72 million.

Aug. 22, 2013 @ 10:24 AM

DCCC names conference center in honor of Rittling

The DCCC community and special guests gathered Aug. 21 to celebrate the start of a new school year and to name the college’s conference center for DCCC’s third president, Dr. Mary E. Rittling. The surprise announcement provided a more formal name for the building that was erected under Rittling’s leadership in 2009. 

Aug. 20, 2013 @ 01:33 PM

Burglary suspects drop loot in lake

A home invasion at 682 Riverwood Drive in the Southmont area resulted in the arrest of three suspects with a unnamed fourth suspect still wanted. During an attempt to flee, one of the suspects fell into High Rock Lake and another dropped a pillow case of stolen items into the lake.