News: Thomasville

Jun. 10, 2014 @ 12:11 PM

Health Dept. gives thumbs down to e-cigarettes

The use of electronic cigarettes in the United States is rising. As of 2011, the Food and Drug Administration reported that there are 400 brands of e-cigarettes available.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 11:47 AM

TCS extends feeding program

The 2014-2015 school year will mark the first time lunch will be available to all TCS students without cost.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 11:43 AM

Council approves budget, rezoning

The Thomasville City Council unanimously approved the $35.1 million 2014-2015 city budget during its regular meeting Monday.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 11:40 AM

Davidson County’s Class of 2014 graduates

Students across Davidson County took to the stage Saturday morning for graduation ceremonies, as Ledford and East Davidson high schools celebrated commencement for the Class of 2014.

May. 28, 2014 @ 01:40 PM

Softball game benefits Wounded Warriors

Local celebrities gathered Monday to wrap up the weekend with the Wounded Warrior benefit softball game at Finch Field. 

May. 28, 2014 @ 01:22 PM

Local teenager gears up for second fundraiser

 Wood's “If Everybody C.A.R.E.S” fundraiser will benefit Davidson County Meals on Wheels, Davidson County Smart Start and the Davidson County Animal Shelter.

May. 26, 2014 @ 06:33 PM

Remembering the fallen

McCrory served as the parade's grand marshal, and rode front and center up Salem Street and down Memorial Park Drive toward Thomasville's own plot of remembrance – Memorial Park.

May. 23, 2014 @ 01:07 PM

Ending the year with some fun in the sun

Field Day combines reading and fun

May. 23, 2014 @ 12:59 PM

Restricted alcohol use permitted at PACE Park

The area in front of the amphitheater is now included with Finch Field and the Farmer's Market as city property where alcohol use is permitted under special circumstances.

May. 23, 2014 @ 12:56 PM

Court ruling protects teacher tenure

Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood on May 16 in a Wake County courthouse ordered an injunction against legislation that would have eliminated career status for public school teachers throughout North Carolina.

May. 23, 2014 @ 12:53 PM

Grant funds to help solve building reuse dilemma

Cities founded on the backbone of manufacturing face similar dilemmas when it comes to aging and sometimes dilapidated buildings that now sit empty.
A new program from the Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC) offers a possible solution to municipalities such as Thomasville that would like to see these old buildings either come back to life or make way for something else entirely.

May. 20, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

Shooting suspect charged with resisting arrest

According to Sgt. Brad Sainting, Thomasville police received a call on May 15 at 2:09 p.m. regarding a shooting in an apartment parking lot at 111 South St.

May. 20, 2014 @ 10:57 AM

Doak Park transformation continues

Doak Park's baseball diamond now has a new scoreboard thanks to a fundraising effort and a little help from a community partner. On Friday night, Parks & Rec plan on celebrating the beginning of a new baseball season with something a little out of the ordinary.

May. 20, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

Parade organizers getting ready for a busy weekend

This year's schedule of events includes a Wounded Warriors benefit softball game at Finch Field following the parade. 

May. 20, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

Wilgus leaves lasting legacy at THS

Sgt. Robert Wilgus is retiring from Thomasville High School next month. The native New Yorker founded the school's JROTC program in 1993. 

May. 16, 2014 @ 02:58 PM

TCS expands summer feeding program

Program feeds more than 1,300 children a day and now will include Saturdays. 

May. 16, 2014 @ 02:54 PM

Community partner supports CIS backpack program

When summer vacation starts, the CIS of Thomasville weekend backpack program doesn't end. The nonprofit continues supplying dozens of students at Liberty Drive Elementary School with backpacks full of food every weekend during the summer, knowing it could be the only source of meals for many of the children.

May. 16, 2014 @ 02:41 PM

Council to consider ordinance change for PACE Park

City ordinance 54-2 currently states that alcohol is not allowed at any city property except for Finch Field during Hi-Toms games and the Farmer's Market, which is located directly beside the park. 

May. 13, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

Breakfast ends in bomb scare for Watts

Watts arrived at the diner around 7:15 a.m. and was having coffee and talking with friends when a waitress came up and said someone noticed he left his briefcase beside his car. 

May. 13, 2014 @ 10:53 AM

New budget includes pay raise, sewer and water rate increase

City employees can expect a raise and Thomasville citizens will see their water and sewer bill go up for a third year in a row ifCity Council approves a new budget proposal.

May. 13, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

Mural depicts roots of Thomasville

Dana Holliday has painted many murals throughout her artistic career.
Her latest one is the grandest of them all.

May. 12, 2014 @ 01:36 PM

Suspicious briefcase leads to bomb scare

Three hours after a customer at the Cruz-In Diner expressed concern over a briefcase near the rear of his vehicle, a robot from the Winston-Sale Police Department showed the package was harmless.

May. 09, 2014 @ 01:27 PM

Primary produces few surprises

According to the the Davidson County Board of Elections, 16,010 out of 103,750 registered voters (15.43 percent) participated in the primary.

May. 09, 2014 @ 01:24 PM

DCCC Emergency Services College spans 30 years

DCCC this past weekend marked its 30-year milestone of the Emergency Services College, as more than 400 participants in dozens of different classes took part in the annual crash course of fire and safety training

May. 09, 2014 @ 01:16 PM

New sales tax should benefit TCS

As polls closed Tuesday night, TCS finance director Tammy Stromko presented the board of education a budget proposal that included more than $9 million in capital outlay projects, including a possible total renovation of the Thomasville High School gymnasium