News: Davidson County

Jan. 14, 2013 @ 08:22 PM

McKiver receives MLK Community Service Award

In pursuit of a community member who embodies qualities represented by the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the MLK Social Action Committee tapped a local pioneer to claim one its most prestigious award.

Jan. 14, 2013 @ 08:17 PM

Freddie Gaither Jr. named MLK award recipient

Martin Luther King Jr. once said a person only needs a heart full of grace in order to serve, "a soul generated by love."

Jan. 14, 2013 @ 08:12 PM

MLK Awards ceremony Saturday

Freddie Gaither Jr. and Vickie McKiver will be among the honorees at the 12th Annul MLK Awards Dinner and Oratorical Contest, organized by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Social Action Committee.

Jan. 14, 2013 @ 01:18 PM

Three charged with prostitution

Davidson County Sheriff's Office charged three women, including two from Thomasville, for prostitution.

Jan. 12, 2013 @ 07:01 AM

N.C. Senator finds roots in Thomasville

Known for furniture, textiles, the Big Chair and trains rumbling through town, Thomasville made its mark this week in another realm —politics.

Jan. 11, 2013 @ 11:09 AM

Crime briefs: Undercover investigation leads to arrest

An undercover investigation led to the arrest of Alicia Marie Avila, 29, of 284 Ashbury Drive, Thomasville.
She was arrested Jan. 10 by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.

Jan. 09, 2013 @ 10:02 AM

Crime Briefs Jan. 9

A Lexington man faces a meth charge from the Davidson County Sheriff's Office.

Jan. 06, 2013 @ 07:06 AM

DCCC celebrates 50 years of education

Students collected their books and walked across the lawn to a class in one of four brick buildings. The year was 1963 and a newly-chartered Davidson County Industrial Education Center represented a new and exciting campus with plenteous opportunities for students.

Jan. 05, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Project Santa aids 69 families

Silver Valley Civitan Project Santa brought joy to many in the Silver Valley community for a 46th consecutive year.

Jan. 04, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

LHS play to honor veterans

Ledford High School students will bring their collective skills together for an emotional play that pays tribute to veterans and those serving in the military.

Jan. 03, 2013 @ 01:40 PM

Sweepstakes sites close

Local Internet sweepstakes cafes across Thomasville sat empty Thursday as a state ban went into effect prohibiting the use of online games that pay cash prizes.

Jan. 02, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Rayne Brown appointed co-chiar of House Appropriations Subcommittee

Entering her second term representing N.C. House District 81, Rep. Rayne Brown is ready for a very busy 2013.

Dec. 26, 2012 @ 03:16 PM

Food Lion gift aids Salvation Army

The Salvation Army of Davidson County received a $4,000 gift from the Food Lion Charitable Foundation just in time for the holiday season. The Salvation Army will use the gift to help people who are struggling to put food on the table.

Dec. 26, 2012 @ 03:02 PM

Bingham's bill could save millions

Sen. Stan Bingham (R-District 33) hopes a law signed by Gov. Bev Perdue will relieve his constituents of unnecessary driving costs.

Dec. 22, 2012 @ 07:00 AM

THS early childhood program offers career possibilities

A new program at Thomasville High School is putting students back in classrooms of a different sort.

Dec. 19, 2012 @ 04:02 PM

Unilin remains generous donor

Another chapter was recorded Dec. 14 in the consistent partnership between one of Thomasville’s largest employers and the United Way of Davidson County.

Dec. 17, 2012 @ 04:42 PM

Greg Rice retires from Habitat for Humanity

A room full of friends from the community showed up Tuesday at Thomasville Parks and Recreation to say goodbye to Greg Rice, executive director of Thomasville Habitat for Humanity.

Dec. 13, 2012 @ 02:42 PM

Commissioners OK sewer project

Davidson County Commissioners approved construction for a sewer project Tuesday, as the Board held its last scheduled meeting of 2012.

Dec. 13, 2012 @ 02:30 PM

Buddy Griffie lived his dream

For more than 40 years, Buddy Griffie volunteered his time with the Fair Grove Fire Department doing whatever he could to help out his second family in his home away from home.

Dec. 11, 2012 @ 02:00 PM

Ledford student part of 'Nutcracker' cast

Abigail Westmoreland, 14, a freshman at Ledford High School, will play five roles in High Point Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker,” with performances set in Lexington.

Dec. 05, 2012 @ 11:22 AM

Shannon Nance faces meth charges

A Thomasville man was arrested Saturday after deputies with the Davidson County Sheriff's Office found items used to make methamphetamine in his home and car.

Dec. 03, 2012 @ 03:25 PM

Davidson woman sues city of High Point

The wife of a Davidson County man killed in a 2011 traffic accident involving a city of High Point truck has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city and the driver of the truck.

Dec. 04, 2012 @ 12:10 AM

Plan helps people out of provery

Davidson County Community Action plans to target 60 families to help them get out of poverty in the next three years, said the organization's director Charles Holloway.

Dec. 02, 2012 @ 12:00 PM

Christmas trees infuse hope

Children and adults alike walk into the lobby, survey the tinsel, ornaments, lights and decorations until their eyes no longer reflect the glimmer of the trees, but produce their own.

Dec. 19, 2012 @ 04:13 PM

City, county unemployment rates fall

City and county unemployment rates fell in October as the holiday shopping season opened the door for people looking for work.