News: Davidson County

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.

Mar. 27, 2013 @ 10:55 AM

I-85 traffic to shift in Davidson County

In the early morning hours Friday, motorists may travel on the newly constructed outside lanes of Interstaste 85 North from the I-85 Business off-ramp to the northern end of the project in Davidson County. The traffic shift will start at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 28, and end 6 a.m. Friday, March 29.

Mar. 25, 2013 @ 04:25 PM

Sheriff awaits medical examiner’s report in drowning death

A search for a missing Denton man ended tragically Saturday when his body was found in a creek.


Mar. 24, 2013 @ 06:58 AM

Dockham explains now-tainted campaign donations

Two veteran area state representatives from different sides of the political aisle both offered similar explanations about how they received campaign donations from a now-disgraced sweepstakes company owner who is under arrest and charged with fraud.

Mar. 21, 2013 @ 10:58 AM

Conn. men face drug charges

A March 20 traffic stop resulted in drug charges against two men. According to a press release, members of the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement Unit stopped a 2012 Nissan Xterra on Interstate 85 South at mile marker 91 in Lexington for following too close.

Mar. 20, 2013 @ 07:04 PM

Dog put down after contact with rabid skunk

The Davidson County Health Department reports the third case of rabies for the year. On March 13, a rabid skunk was found in the Denton community. The skunk attacked a dog and was killed by the dog.

Mar. 15, 2013 @ 06:57 AM

Confidence abounds among Brier Creek students

When I sat down Tuesday inside the multi-purpose room at Brier Creek Elementary School, the notion crossed my mind that I was once in their shoes.

Mar. 14, 2013 @ 02:09 PM

United Way highlights volunteers

he United Way of Davidson County at its March 12 annual meeting and awards banquet recognized hundreds of volunteers and business partners who were active in the year’s campaign.