News: Davidson County

Jan. 28, 2013 @ 12:40 PM

TMC's 'Day of Dance' headlines February events

As February approaches, Thomasville Medical Center is ramping up its efforts to raise awareness for heart disease, as the month of Valentines is also American Heart Month.

Jan. 22, 2013 @ 02:00 PM

Cornhole game marks dedication to Special Olympics

Kenneth Gallimore presented a cornhole set he constructed to Special Olympics Davidson County at a meeting of the Silver Valley Civitan Club on Jan. 14. Accepting the gift was Mary Ann Brown, local coordinator of Special Olympics.

Jan. 22, 2013 @ 01:13 PM

City, county dropout rates decline

Thomasville City Schools experienced a slight decrease in its dropout rate last year. According to statistics released from the Department of Public Instruction, 40 TCS students dropped out of school in 2011-12, marking the first decline in the system's dropout rate in three years.

Jan. 20, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Council to consider Plant B ordinance

Now that a plan is in place for the former Thomasville Furniture Industries Plant B facility, City Council members hope the eyesore will soon become a thing of the past.

Jan. 18, 2013 @ 10:58 AM

Snow blankets community

Thursday night’s snowstorm left Chair City commuters battling slick conditions on the drive into work.

Jan. 18, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Looming suspicion fuels spike in gun purchases

In the four years President Barack Obama has spent in the White House, gun sales have skyrocketed.
Not since the Brady Bill in 1994, however, has the nation — or the state of North Carolina — seen such a dramatic shift in gun culture as in the last year.

Jan. 15, 2013 @ 11:26 AM

Steak supper set for Feb. 16

The Silver Valley Civitan annual steak supper will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.  It will provide funds for the Civitan memorial scholarships at South Davidson High School. 

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.