News: Thomasville

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.

Feb. 13, 2014 @ 03:42 PM

DOT prepares for second round of snow

North Carolina Department of Transportation maintenance crews are working to clear snow and ice from interstates and primary routes throughout the Triad and surrounding areas after the most recent winter storm dropped as much as a foot of snow in the region.

Feb. 13, 2014 @ 12:15 PM

Grant approval would add SRO at elementary schools

City Council and Thomasville City Schools are finalizing a grant that will provide added security to two elementary schools.

Feb. 11, 2014 @ 11:27 AM

Chair City Art artists collect prizes

“The arts are alive and well in Thomasville,” said Councilman Neal Grimes as he viewed the 38 entries in the Chair City Art exhibit.

Feb. 11, 2014 @ 09:38 AM

Kacy Lee crowned Miss Thomasville

Kacy Lee was crowned Miss Thomasville and Victoria Huggins, Miss Central Carolina.  Hannah Welborn Lewis won Miss Thomasville’s Outstanding Teen and Tori Gross, Miss Central Carolina’s Outstanding Teen.

Feb. 07, 2014 @ 04:23 PM

ESL teachers earn accolades

The Feb. 4 meeting of Thomasville City School Board was an opportunity to showcase excellence in the school system.

Feb. 07, 2014 @ 01:42 PM

1965 Miss North Carolina cherishes Chair City memories

Sharon Finch recalls her memories as Miss Thomasville and Miss North Carolina and the community which celebrated her success.

Feb. 05, 2014 @ 11:58 AM

YMCA makes positive impact on community

Once a year the Tom A. Finch Community YMCA holds an awards dinner to honor a select group of individuals who make a positive impact on the lives of others.