News: Davidson County

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.


Jul. 09, 2013 @ 12:21 PM

Huge crowds turn out for Old Thresher's Reunion despite rain

Glasses at the Southeast Old Thresher's Reunion always seem to be half-full. Given lemons, most people in attendance would find no trouble making lemonade.

Jul. 02, 2013 @ 12:57 PM

FarmPark features a bit of American history

The 43rd annual Southeast Old Thresher's Reunion returns to Denton FarmPark, 1072 Cranford Road, today (July 2) for a five-day event featuring antique farm equipment, bluegrass music and a steam engine train that travels through the heart of a old-fashion festival.

Jul. 01, 2013 @ 10:49 AM

Reason for crash still undetermined

A Thomasville man died Saturday in a single-car accident on Upper Lake Road. According to Pam Kearns, spokesperson with the State Highway Patrol, George Louis Berridge, 51, of 189 Greentree Road, died after his 2004 Mercedes ran off the road, hit a ditch and crashed into a house.

Jun. 25, 2013 @ 06:16 PM

Exploding colas, colorful Legos, bubbling lava

Cola shot high into the air Friday afternoon as students frantically scurried away from erupting soda bottles. Messy as it appeared on the outside, the sticky situation in front the Davidson County Community College Conference Center was only part of the innovation going on inside.


Jun. 21, 2013 @ 01:59 PM

Camp offers insight to medical careers

Davidson County Community College this week hosted high school students from across the area in a summer camp focused on potential careers in health care.

Jun. 14, 2013 @ 12:09 PM

Graduation Saturday across Davidson County

Graduation day for Davidson County Schools has finally arrived, and not a moment too soon for those itching to walk across the stage at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Jun. 11, 2013 @ 04:50 PM

Davidson receives grant for park project

In hopes of defraying the cost of the East Davidson Hughes Community Park, Davidson County applied for and received $94,725 from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Jun. 11, 2013 @ 12:00 PM

East Davidson yearbook staff earns national honor

East Davidson High School's yearbook staff take their job very seriously. Expectations tend to be pretty high when the previous staff earns recognition for putting together one of the best yearbooks in the country.  New staff, same results.

Jun. 03, 2013 @ 01:04 PM

No timetable for completion of Davidson County high school

Last summer, Davidson County Schools completed construction on a state-of-the-art middle school in the northern part of the county.

Jun. 03, 2013 @ 12:55 PM

Landslide interest in succeeding Dockham

Republicans from Davidson County already are expressing interest in succeeding state Rep. Jerry Dockham, R-Davidson, as he prepares to leave office in a month to take a post with the N.C. Utilities Commission.

May. 30, 2013 @ 02:29 PM

Couty budget holds tax rate steady

ittle discussion ensued at the May 28 Davidson County Commissioners over the $152 million proposed budget — a budget which maintains the property tax rate at 54 cents per $100 valuation.

May. 28, 2013 @ 05:24 PM

Orientation for firefighter academy June 1

Aspiring firefighters in Davidson County have an opportunity to advance in their careers today in Welcome.

May. 14, 2013 @ 10:17 AM

‘They’ll hear us in Washington’

While the government’s sequestration of military assets for the North Carolina Memorial Day Parade has caused some frustration, a sense of purpose has allowed the committee to revamp the day’s festivities.

Apr. 30, 2013 @ 02:01 PM

Legislator may leave office for new post

State Rep. Jerry Dockham, R-Davidson, would resign his legislative seat later this year if he’s approved for a post on the N.C. Utilities Commission after being nominated this week by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory.

Apr. 12, 2013 @ 10:21 AM

Additional charges may be pending in fatality

A Davidson County man died Thursday morning in a three-vehicle wreck on N.C. 109 near South Davidson High School that blocked the well-traveled roadway for four and a half hours.

Apr. 12, 2013 @ 09:36 AM

Commissioners balk at shelter funding

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners declined to accept grant funding Tuesday for new bus shelters in Thomasville.

Apr. 02, 2013 @ 04:26 PM

Muggsy Bogues: Big game in a small frame

Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues made his living playing a sport where size mattered. Standing only 5 feet 3 inches tall, Bogues spent 13 years weaving among giants during his NBA career, relying on intangible skills not measured by the human eye.