News: Thomasville

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 11:06 AM

Chamber seeks volunteers to promote referendum

Davidson County voters face a quarter cent sales tax referendum intended to raise funds for education, starting with the construction of a high school in the northern part of the county. The Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce favors the referendum and seeks help to generate more support.

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 11:02 AM

City, Riverkeeper reach settlement

Under the proposed settlement, which has been submitted to the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, the city will continue its efforts to improve its wastewater system and address the causes of any spills.

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 12:16 PM

Yemm captures re-enactment of Via Dolorosa

Photographer David Yemm poised himself on Pennsylvania Avenue to capture a re-enactment of Via Dolorosa on Good Friday. 

Apr. 21, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

Convicted felon faces weapon, drug, assault charges

Tillman was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, discharging a firearm inside the city limits and possession of marijuana.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 11:36 AM

Dropout rates decline in city, county

“Certainly we're pleased that the number has gone down but we want it to go down even more,” Thomasville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin said.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 11:31 AM

Ice storm cleanup ready to pick up the pace

Thomasville City Council on Monday night awarded DRC Emergency Services Inc. a contract to handle the massive debris removal left behind from the March 7 ice storm that ravaged the southeastern United States

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 04:31 PM

Man charged with using dog as weapon

Shoemaker is accused of taking his pit bull into his neighbor's fenced-in yard and engaging in an assault, “knowing the animal would attack the victim,” an arrest warrant states.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 10:08 AM

Council to let voters decide referendum

Members of the personnel and finance committee on April 8 elected not to vote on a resolution of support from the Davidson County Commissioners for the referendum scheduled on the May 6 primary ballot. 

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

Commissioners approve incentives; Thomasville to consider April 21

Davidson County Commissioners approved an incentives package for a company to relocate to Thomasville.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

‘Sold Out’ program stresses alcohol abstinence

Roman Gabriel III grew up with football in his blood.
As the oldest son of a former NFL quarterback, Gabriel knew what kind of effort and dedication it took to reach one's goals.
Gabriel also grew up with alcoholism in his blood.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 11:29 AM

Charlotte’s new mayor, a Thomasville native

Daniel Clodfelter planted the seeds to a successful career in law and politics at Thomasville High School more than 40 years ago.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 11:14 AM

Starbase puts science in motion

More than a decade ago, when manufacturing dominated the Chair City landscape, a program came to  Liberty Drive Elementary School to stress the importance of science, technology, engineering and math.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 06:44 PM

Last day of school now June 10

The Thomasville City Schools 2013-14 calendar is starting to resemble a paper rainbow. With all the weather cancellations since the beginning of 2014, TCS administrators have been scrambling to adjust and readjust the school calendar to ensure students and teachers reach designated state requirements to complete the year.

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 11:11 AM

LexingCon a hit with fans

With the help of a few friends with a shared passion for comic books, toys and graphic art, Marsha Myers introduced Lexington to its first comicon. 

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 02:16 PM

Auction vital to nonprofit's future

On the heels of a brutal winter that flooded its doors with people needing food or help paying for expensive heating bills, FFRC's annual auction could not come at a better time. As one of the nonprofit's two significant fundraisers of the year, the April 12 auction takes on even more significance.

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 02:12 PM

TCS supports sales rax referendum education

Board of Education members on Tuesday unanimously voted to support educating the public on the quarter-cent sales tax slated to appear on the May 6 primary ballot.

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 02:09 PM

CSI comes to THS

The DESTINY Traveling Science Learning Program paid a visit to THS this week and introduced students to a wide array of in-demand 21st Century careers that resemble some popular TV shows.

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

Woman charged with breaking into Thomasville home

Pritchard issued $10,000 secured bond.

Apr. 02, 2014 @ 09:08 AM

MLK peace conference set for Friday

Friday's conference marks the 46th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and features the theme “Justice without Violence.”

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

Council may review alcohol use policy at PACE Park

PACE (People Achieving Community Enhancement) has submitted a request to City Council that rules regarding where people can drink alcohol at PACE Park expand to include the area in front of the amphitheater.

Apr. 02, 2014 @ 08:58 AM

Former TFI facilities up for auction

KPS Capital Partners, a private equity firm, in September created Heritage Home Group to oversee the $280 million investment needed to get FBI out of bankruptcy.
More than a dozen locations were involved in the bankruptcy case, including four in Thomasville – the TFI showroom, 405 E. Main St., the Plant N lumberyard, 150 Jennings St, a production innovation center, 205 Taylor St., and a facility at 505-515 County Line Road. 

Mar. 28, 2014 @ 04:21 PM

Carter's impact on Thomasville profound

Carter, now the longest tenured pastor in Thomasville, started preaching on some of the city's most notorious streets, with nothing more than a guitar, a microphone and desire to touch as many lives as possible.

Mar. 28, 2014 @ 04:17 PM

Moore plans to 'ramble' into retirment

When her final day as City Clerk comes and goes on March 31, Moore and husband James  will have packed up the car and headed for the Blue Ridge Parkway

Mar. 25, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

Campbell, McCrary honored with Life Saving Awards

With one life left to save, McCrary and Campbell, meeting for the first time amidst heavy black smoke and intense flames, focused on the unresponsive man living on the first floor.

Mar. 25, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

Thomasville: Undefined Riverkeeper terms gag city’s authority

A key snag to a settlement in the lawsuit filed against the City of Thomasville by Yadkin Riverkeeper Inc. centers more around a fledgling policy rather than infrastructure improvements.