News: Thomasville

Mar. 19, 2014 @ 10:07 AM

Ice storm cleanup could prove costly

City Manager Kelly Craver estimates there will be approximately 100,000 cubic yards of debris that has to be removed as a result of the ice storm that crippled the area. 

Mar. 18, 2014 @ 10:51 AM

Citizens Police Academy to focus on the ‘why’

Take a look at what goes on behind the scenes in the Thomasville Police Department through the Citizens Police Academy, an initiative designed to help open the lines of communication between police and the public. The eight-week program is free to anyone 18 years or older.

Mar. 18, 2014 @ 10:45 AM

Novant Health honors board-certified nurses

Today, Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center will celebrate  Certified Nurses Day by honoring its board certified nurses.


Mar. 18, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

TCS: Make Thomasville a safe place for children

Child sexual abuse is a problem that impacts communities across the country. Thomasville City Schools is determined to fight back.

Mar. 14, 2014 @ 01:38 PM

Yadkin Riverkeeper to move forward with lawsuit

Following a series of recent spills and an inability to reach a settlement, Yadkin Riverkeeper Inc. has elected to move forward with its lawsuit against the City of Thomasville for repeated violations of the Clean Water Act.

Mar. 14, 2014 @ 09:46 AM

Children's Home battered by ice storm

The severe ice storm that struck the area March 7 battered Mills Home in Thomasville, leaving a trail of damage and children’s cottages without power. The ice that covered Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina’s (BCH) oldest residential campus uprooted trees, brought down limbs, and caused power lines to fall.

Mar. 14, 2014 @ 09:23 AM

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Caprice Thrift, a dental hygienist at Smith, Bundy & Fisher, on Thursday gave first graders a little insight into her job during Thomasville Primary School's third annual Career Day. 

Mar. 13, 2014 @ 10:18 AM

TCS sets makeup days for teachers, students

Summer vacation will be a little shorter and a Saturday school day is not out of the question for students and teachers in the Thomasville City Schools system thanks to Old Man Winter.


Mar. 13, 2014 @ 03:15 PM

Novant Health Inc. faces lawsuit

UPDATE: A St. Louis law firm on March 12 filed a lawsuit against Novant Health Inc. alleging current and former employees lost millions of dollars from their retirement plans due to excessive fees.


Mar. 11, 2014 @ 09:13 AM

Storm causes three wastewater spills

Friday's ice storm wreaked havoc on the city's water treatment system, leading to three sizable spills.

Mar. 11, 2014 @ 09:08 AM

Chair City begins massive cleanup

Vicki Simmons stood out in front of her home on Kenreed Drive and tried to stay positive. Chainsaws growled in the background as Simmons gave thanks that downed trees from Friday's ice storm spared not just her home but her life.

Mar. 10, 2014 @ 12:27 PM

Novant Health Thomasville first in state to achieve COPD certification

Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) program by demonstrating compliance with Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care.

Mar. 07, 2014 @ 03:54 PM

Thousands without power

Tens of thousands who live surrounding communities are without this morning after the worst ice storm in the area in the past 12 years.

Mar. 06, 2014 @ 08:00 PM

Tip leads police to rape suspect

Suspect found near victim's apartment

Mar. 04, 2014 @ 12:40 PM

TPD partnership’s with Ginger’s Fund gives abused animals a chance

Thomasville Police Department's animal control officers are faced with a difficult decision when responding to a report of cruelty and neglect.

Mar. 04, 2014 @ 12:28 PM

House of fatal fire not licensed as boarding house

A Cox Avenue residence where a Thomasville man died in a Feb. 27 fire was never inspected as a boarding house.


Feb. 28, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

Authorities probe fatal fire

Authorities are investigating allegations that an apparent boarding house in which a person died during a fire did not have smoke alarms or fully functioning fire extinguishers.

Feb. 27, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Resident dies in Cox Avenue fire

UPDATE: One person is dead and another hospitalized following a house fire on Cox Avenue early Thursday morning.


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.


Feb. 24, 2014 @ 03:33 PM

Alkadir family continues spelling bee dominance

Hayat Alkadir, a 13-year-old eighth grader at Ledford Middle School, on Feb. 21 picked up where her sister left off as she won the 2014 Davidson County Spelling Bee in a hotly contested matchup with her brother Hamza Alkadir.

Feb. 24, 2014 @ 03:28 PM

Donations, city fund Big Chair renovation

City Council on Feb. 17 approved a budget amendment to fund renovations of the Big Chair and complete a clubhouse project at Finch Field that started four years ago. More than $20,000 in donations from four area organizations will help the city fund the endeavors.

Feb. 25, 2014 @ 09:16 AM

Friendly Dental Van visits Thomasville

Dozens of Thomasville Primary School students on Feb. 18  paid a visit to the dentist without having to leave the campus as the Friendly Dental Van made its first stop in the Chair City.

Feb. 18, 2014 @ 09:48 AM

Today is Allen Brown Day

Allen Brown thanks Thomasville City Council after Mayor Joe Bennett, left, proclaimed Feb. 18, 2014, as Allen Brown Day. 

Feb. 18, 2014 @ 09:41 AM

Wellness: a way of life at Thomasville City Schools

Thomasville City Schools was ahead of the curve when it started its wellness program in 2006. Plans are to keep it that way.


Feb. 13, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

Storm wreaks havoc on city streets

Winter's first snowstorm of the year made life miserable for Chair City motorists. Capt. Mark Kattner said Thomasville Police Department on Wednesday responded to at least 10 automobile accidents across the city as a result of a massive winter storm that raged across the southeastern United States.