News: Thomasville

Jan. 14, 2014 @ 09:39 AM

Johnson honored by MLK Community Service Award

His ability to make a positive impact on those around him earned Johnson a 2014 MLK Community Service Award from Martin Luther King Social Action Committee.

Jan. 14, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Hospital donates three more AEDS to TCS

TCS now has enough AEDs to cover every sporting event at the high school and middle school. 

Jan. 10, 2014 @ 03:25 PM

Johnson to deliver keynote address at MLK observance

Distinguished civil rights leader, the Rev. Dr. Nelson N. Johnson, will deliver keynote address for MLK National Holiday Observance 2014 at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20. at  Friendship Baptist Church in Thomasville.

Jan. 10, 2014 @ 12:24 PM

Project BART: a $25 million investment

A local company may invest $25 million and create up to 50 jobs in Thomasville. Thomasville City Council on Jan. 22 will hold a public hearing regarding an economic incentive grant for Project BART.

Jan. 15, 2014 @ 12:17 PM

Three receive prestigious awards

As Tony Hyde eloquently spoke about the Citizen of the Year, the room of people at the Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting hushed. With all the attributes affirmed, smiles and teary eyes acknowledged the recipient before her name was spoken.

Jan. 08, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Drastic temperature changes pose potential problem for city

This week's arctic vortex may have blasted Thomasville with frigid temperatures but city officials said the year's first round of winter weather could have been much worse.

Jan. 08, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

Kestler faces murder charge

A Thomasville woman accused of injecting an acquaintance with a lethal dose of heroin in Mayhas been charged with second degree murder and concealment of death. The body was found three days later.

Jan. 08, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

TCS honors Brown Tuesday night

Allen Brown admittedly is an emotional person.
Brown's emotions bubbled to the surface Tuesday night when the Thomasville City Schools Board of Education honored the recently retired head football coach for his service and commitment to student-athletes.

Jan. 07, 2014 @ 04:25 PM

Fisher humbled by MLK award

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said he had the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies.

Jan. 07, 2014 @ 01:39 PM

Nightime freezing temps expected through Wednesday

As arctic air brought single-digit temperatures on Monday night,  Thomasville's lone homeless shelter and other nonprofits are trying to meet an increased need for assistance. The freezing temperatures are expected to run through Wednesday night.

Jan. 06, 2014 @ 09:02 AM

Young Marines, Masons partner for 'Toys for Tots'

Young Marines of Davidson County over the years has brought Christmas cheer to thousands of families through its annual Toys for Tots campaign.
With help from a community partner, the organization now is reaching more Chair City children than ever before.

Jan. 02, 2014 @ 09:51 AM

What's your New Year's resolution?

Excitement surrounds the Tom A. Finch YMCA as the organization moves into the new year. Launching three new programs and offering a membership special for the first two weeks of 2014, Beth Todd, director of marketing, contends the YMCA is the place to be.

Dec. 31, 2013 @ 10:44 AM

Digital access grows in Davidson library system

Sarah Hudson downloaded books on her smartphone to read in the airport when she was traveling. The option was convenient and the cost — zero.

Dec. 27, 2013 @ 12:50 PM

Fireman of the Year: Binkley offers transparent leadership

Robbie Binkley is a firemen’s fireman.
Having started his career as a 16-year-old volunteer, Thomasville Fire Department’s C-shift battalion chief has been where most of his men are.

Dec. 26, 2013 @ 05:35 PM

Man dies in Lake Road accident

A 44-year-old man died on Christmas Day after a single-vehicle accident on Lake Road in Thomasville.

Dec. 24, 2013 @ 06:20 AM

Christmas wishes

While the holidays fill with anticipation, we bake, write cards, decorate the tree, attend church and school programs.


Dec. 24, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

The Spirit of Christmas: giving back

Partnerships are the backbone to any community. When Davidson County Community College approached Liberty Drive Elementary School about doing something for underprivileged children at Christmas, a remarkable partnership was born.

Dec. 26, 2013 @ 09:50 AM

Events set for MLK observance

“Justice without violence, reconciliation without humiliation and redemption without destruction,” is the theme of the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday celebration in Thomasville, said members of the Martin Luther King Social Action Committee.

Dec. 23, 2013 @ 05:13 PM

Thomasville reports wastewater spill

The City of Thomasville on Dec. 23 reported a wastewater spill due to heavy rain.

Dec. 20, 2013 @ 10:51 AM

Armed robbery investigations continue

Thomasville detectives continue investigating an armed robbery that took place at the La Acapulquena on Dec. 13. This follows on the heel of two other robberies, both on Dec. 10.

Dec. 20, 2013 @ 10:46 AM

Gladden receives Life-Saving Award

TPD on Dec. 16 presented Gladden with a Life-Saving Award during the Thomasville City Council meeting in recognition of his quick thinking and disregard for his own personal safety to help a neighbor in distress.

Dec. 20, 2013 @ 10:37 AM

Council denies church’s annexation request

Council on Dec. 16 voted 4-2 against the annexation request, which was made by the church to increase response times for police and fire services. Rich Fork Baptist Church currently receives its sewer services from the city and annexation would drastically reduce what it has to pay.

Dec. 23, 2013 @ 10:04 AM

Unilin makes donation to United Way

The United Way of Davidson County received a total of more than $40,000 during the annual Unilin Flooring holiday luncheon Dec. 17.

Dec. 18, 2013 @ 12:38 PM

Bingham named TPD Civilian of the Year

Bingham, 49, came to TPD in 2008 after spending a nearly a decade in law enforcement, working at Kernersville Police Department and with the U.S. Marshals Service.