News: Thomasville

May. 09, 2014 @ 01:12 PM

TCS develops new security plan

When a shooting occurred at Carver High School last August, Thomasville City Schools administrators felt it was time to review its own security procedures. What they found was a lot of work needed to be done in order to make the four TCS campuses safer for students.

May. 06, 2014 @ 11:18 AM

Mural singles out THS academics

A Thomasville High School mural, 8 feet by 20 feet, conveys a message — “How dare they deny our success?”

May. 06, 2014 @ 11:17 AM

Spring Daze treat for green thumbs

Downtown Thomasville on Saturday bustled with bright colors, fresh vegetables and plants ready for a season of tender loving care at the 11th installment of Spring Daze, an annual event organized by the City Beautification Committee.

May. 06, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

Postal employees: ‘Fill up the shelves’

Letter carriers and rural carriers from Thomasville Post Office on Saturday will participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive, the largest one-day food drive in the nation.


May. 03, 2014 @ 10:13 AM

Storm debris collection ends May 6

The city of Thomasville will make its final round of collection of wood waste and vegetative debris from the ice storm beginning Monday, May 5.

May. 02, 2014 @ 09:46 AM

Spring Daze Saturday

Chair City Art, a subgroup of People Achieving Community Enhancement (PACE), will sell postcards during Saturday’s Spring Daze from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Thomasville. More than 70 vendors with plants, jewelry and more will highlight the day's event.

Apr. 29, 2014 @ 03:01 PM

Spring Daze, it’s free entertainment for the family

Saturday's forecast is partly cloudy with a projected temperature of 70 degrees. That's good news for Spring Daze, now in its 11th year. The event will welcome guests — rain or shine — to downtown Thomasville from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Apr. 29, 2014 @ 01:10 PM

Thomasville police seek bank robbery suspect

Thomasville police are searching for a bank robbery suspect who likely is covered in burgundy dye. According to a press release, a man displaying a firearm entered First Bank at 22 Winston St. about 9:11 a.m. Tuesday and demanded money. After given an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled on foot.

Apr. 29, 2014 @ 03:06 PM

Own 3 or more dogs? Tville modifies permit process

A change to city ordinance puts a dog ownership permit under the umbrella of Thomasville Police Department.

Apr. 29, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

All-America Triathlon: a feeling of community

Three men and three women earned top spots in the first All-America City Triathlon held Saturday, but the declared winners are the three organizations that helped the city achieve All-America status.


Apr. 25, 2014 @ 03:15 PM

Students learn the value of a dollar

Communities In Schools of Thomasville and Bank of North Carolina recently presented Reality Store, a financial literacy program which simulates the real world after graduation.

Apr. 25, 2014 @ 03:10 PM

Googe: Investment will be returned to city

City Council approved an incentives package for a company planning to relocate and create 20 jobs in Thomasville.

Apr. 25, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

All-America City triathlon Saturday

Thomasville will host its first ever triathlon Saturday in an effort to give back to the three organizations that made it an All-America City.


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.