News: Davidson County

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.

Aug. 09, 2013 @ 05:06 PM

County begins search for new superintendent

Mock to retire at end of year

Aug. 06, 2013 @ 11:16 AM

Antiques fair hopes to bring thousands to area

Folks who enjoy the renowned antiques festival in Liberty should circle the first weekend in October on their calendars.
According to Mark Scott, director of Thomasville Tourism, an antiques and certified collectibles fair is coming to the corner of Davidson and Randolph counties. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5, tents will set up on N.C. 62 in the field next to Smoky T's for a rain-or-shine event. Admission will be set at $5 per person.

Jul. 31, 2013 @ 09:35 AM

Bridge work to start Aug. 5

A revised start date of Monday, Aug. 5, has been set for closing Hedrick Mill Road near Hedrick Lane in Lexington  to replace the bridge over Four Mile Branch. 

Jul. 24, 2013 @ 04:55 PM

DOT to close Clyde Fitzgerald Road in Davidson County

Weather permitting, the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin rehabilitating Clyde Fitzgerald Road in Davidson County at 8 a.m. Monday, July 29.

Jul. 24, 2013 @ 11:32 AM

Political fight simmers over state legislative seat

Republican Davidson County Commissioner Sam Watford said that he intends to challenge recently appointed state Rep. Roger Younts, R-Davidson, in next spring’s 80th State House District primary in the wake of Younts’ controversial appointment to the post earlier this month.

Jul. 19, 2013 @ 09:57 AM

EDC unveils plan to increase transparency

The Davidson County Economic Commission is taking steps to create a culture of openness. EDC Board chairman Tommy Hedrick and Executive Director Steve Googe were candid in their intent to better serve the needs of the community and the media. The two men reached out to the press July 9 and invited several reporters to attend the EDC's monthly meeting at Davidson County Community College.

Jul. 18, 2013 @ 09:58 AM

Girl electrocuted at Lexington pool

An 11-year-old Lexington girl died Tuesday after getting electrocuted while swimming in a pool.

Jul. 12, 2013 @ 11:36 AM

Prepare for flooding, says Red Cross

The American Red Cross urges residents, businesses and organizations throughout in the Piedmont Traid to make sure they are prepared for rain and possible flooding from the remnants of Tropical Storm Chantal.