News: Region

May. 02, 2014 @ 09:15 AM

Interstate partnerships fight crime

Interstate 85 poses a major problem for Thomasville Police Department. With such a large thoroughfare stretching through its district, the department constantly fights the transport of drugs and various other crimes on an interstate with easy on and off access points that lead  into Chair City neighborhoods.

Feb. 25, 2014 @ 09:13 AM

Novant Health earns prestigious certification

Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center has been awarded  the most widely-accepted quality management system in use around the world and is the second in the state to achieve the status.


Jan. 20, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Volunteer fire departments escape ACA requirement

At the start of the year, the Guil-Rand Fire Department in Archdale was in the middle of .. well .. a firestorm caused by the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Volunteer fire departments in Thomasville, for the most part, would not have been impacted by the ACA requirement. Luckily an IRS ruling Jan. 10 quietened the alarms that other Piedmont departments faced.


Sep. 04, 2013 @ 05:37 PM

Trucking company fined in workplace fatality

The N.C. Department of Labor cited a Thomasville trucking company for several violations following an investigation into a workplace fatality in March.

Aug. 27, 2013 @ 04:38 PM

Internet cafes circumvent law to stay in operation

The Thomasville Police Department faces an interesting dilemma when it comes to the enforcement of a 2012 North Carolina Supreme Court ruling banning Internet sweepstakes. Chief Jeff Insley said slight modifications to gaming machine software is making it difficult for police to determine if any violations are occurring.

Aug. 21, 2013 @ 10:13 AM

Aug. 22 event to help veterans access benefits

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan encourages veterans who need help to sign  up for online e-benefits or have questions about new or existing claims or appeals to attend an event  from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22.

Aug. 14, 2013 @ 11:51 AM

Connection Church's Big Give Event gets bigger

The Big Give runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,  Aug. 17, at Ledford High School. 


Jul. 23, 2013 @ 09:59 AM

Dine out for a cause

Open Door Ministries of High Point, in partnership with West End Ministries, will host the fourth annual Dining Out for Hunger on Tuesday, July 30. The  community is encouraged to dine out for breakfast, lunch or dinner in the fight to end hunger. Participating restaurants will donate 10 percent  of all sales.

Jul. 12, 2013 @ 12:13 PM

Shaq Attack in Archdale

Kaylen Nance had a Shaq Attack when she saw Shaquille O'Neal July 8 at the Archdale Sheetz. At  7'1 he dwarfed Kaylen, 8, but was nice enough to come down to her level for a photo.

Jul. 02, 2013 @ 12:30 PM

Follow fireworks safety rules during Fourth of July

Fourth of July festivities are some of the most enjoyable times of the entire year. Cook-outs, beach trips, a day at the lake and usually some fireworks mixed in somewhere bring families together to celebrate the country's birthday.

Jun. 14, 2013 @ 11:48 AM

Jackson takes stand, denies role in slaying

Keith Lauchon Jackson Jr. took the stand Thursday, dressed in a white collared shirt, a striped tie and slacks, accompanied with shackles and chains, to defend himself in the murder of Joshua Sweitzer, a Thomasville-native working at the Lucky Mart convenience store on East Fairfield Drive, who was shot in the head on Oct. 31, 2007.

Jun. 12, 2013 @ 05:30 PM

Jackson returns to court

 Keith Lauchon Jackson was back in court June 11 under heavy guard after trying to escape on the first day of the murder trial of Thomasville native Joshua Sweitzer.

Apr. 18, 2013 @ 01:20 PM

New look reaffirms commitment to be ‘remarkable’

A celebration Wednesday transformed the Chair City’s jewel into Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center. The hospital officially bore the brand of the aubergine-clad Novant Health team for the first time. Kathie Johnson, president of the renamed Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center described what the fresh look means for the community.

Mar. 15, 2013 @ 12:52 PM

Randolph seizes counterfeit $20 bills

Two people face charges following an investigation by the Randolph County Sheriff's Office about counterfeit $20 bills.

Mar. 12, 2013 @ 09:28 AM

Bingham’s Bible bill referred to Senate Rules Committee

Sen. Stan Bingham (R-Davidson County) introduced a bill that would allow high schools to teach the Bible from a historical perspective.

Feb. 26, 2013 @ 04:17 PM

Novant rebrands its system

Thomasville Medical Center to become Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center.

Feb. 15, 2013 @ 05:36 PM

Gas prices see steady climb

According to AAA Carolinas, gas prices in the Triad hover at $3.54, but just a month ago a gallon of regular unleaded was about 15 cents cheaper.

Feb. 05, 2013 @ 10:10 AM

Najet Alkadir claims spelling title for third time

With two straight spelling bee titles and a trip to Washington D.C. already under her belt, Ledford Middle School’s Najet Alkadir returned to Davis-Townsend Elementary School on Friday for a chance to add to an already amazing resume.

Feb. 01, 2013 @ 03:35 PM

Search continues for missing teen

A concerned family and the Guilford County Sheriff's Office continue the search for a Jamestown teenager who went missing more than three weeks ago.

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. 16, 2013 @ 11:27 AM

James Kirkman faces 42 sex offense charges

A 28-year-old Asheboro man faces 42 counts of second degree exploitation of a minor after the Randolph County Sheriff's Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force completed a forensic examination of computer files.

Jan. 15, 2013 @ 04:25 PM

James Gregg charged in bank robbery

A Thomasville man was charged with robbing a bank in Pleasant Garden Monday, Jan. 14, and authorities were looking for an accomplice.

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. 09, 2013 @ 01:53 PM

Plant B: It’s a shell game

Entering their third year of the former Thomasville Furniture Industries Plant B saga, Chair City officials are tired of playing Thimblerig with property owner Jeff Schwarz and have formulated a course of action that may finally end the issue of the 100-year-old eyesore.

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.