News: Thomasville

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. 08, 2014 @ 04:36 PM

Teen remembered for loving life

UPDATE: Courtney Bean fashioned two sticks into a cross to mark the 100 block of Baptist Children's Home Road, where he brother Aaron died Monday night in a single-vehicle wreck. Flowers were placed into the ground to show how their family surrounded one another with love.

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.

Mar. 21, 2014 @ 12:53 PM

Standoff ends in Thomasville with no injuries

A larceny investigation early Friday morning turned into a standoff with Thomasville police and a suspect who refused to come out of his home.


Mar. 21, 2014 @ 10:01 AM

Scott Styers returns to Thomasville City Council

Scott Styers had so much he wanted to say at the Thomasville City Council meeting, but his emotions would not allow him.

Mar. 21, 2014 @ 09:29 AM

Project MEND could add 20 jobs

Thomasville City Council on April 21 will hold a public hearing regarding economic incentives for a company that is looking to relocate to Thomasville.

Mar. 20, 2014 @ 12:41 PM

Operation Medicine Drop a success in Thomasville

More than 215 Operation Medicine Drop events were held in 75 counties across the state March 16-22 to collect and destroy expired and unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medications.


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.