News: Thomasville

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.

Dec. 16, 2013 @ 05:58 PM

Recycling project nets Kindles for fifth grade class

Scott Van Newkirk's fifth grade class in September embarked on a recycling project to raise money for the purchase of a Kindle Fire for each student. Van Newkirk felt the Kindles would provide students with an invaluable tool that could transform his class into a 21st Century learning environment.

Dec. 16, 2013 @ 03:41 PM

Wolfe named TPD Officer of the Year

Wolfe received the award on Dec. 7 during the department's annual Christmas party at the Thomasville Police Academy. The recognition as Thomasville's best police officer in 2013 caps a year that featured a defining moment in Wolfe's young career.

Dec. 16, 2013 @ 12:22 PM

Hand plans spring visit to Thomasville

Renowned speaker, author and TV personality Edie Hand will return to Thomasville in 2014.

Dec. 13, 2013 @ 09:28 AM

Christmas walk set in historic Thomasville

Members from the Thomasville Historic Preservation Commission will host a Christmas walk in historic uptown Thomasville from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21.

Dec. 12, 2013 @ 09:55 AM

Santa Beamon talks with future Bulldogs

Thomasville Head Start on Wednesday welcomed a special visitor.

Dec. 11, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

Sheetz to build at Hwy. 109; Expanded water project would benefit intersection

Thomasville City Council on Monday night will consider a cost-sharing agreement with Sheetz Inc. regarding a new location at the corner of Liberty Drive and N.C. Highway 109.

Dec. 11, 2013 @ 03:27 PM

TPD looking for suspects in pair of armed robberies

Detectives investigating possible connection between two armed robberies on Tuesday

Dec. 11, 2013 @ 01:38 PM

Walmart partners with The Salvation Army to 'Fill the Truck'

One holiday tradition that also has leaders from both The Salvation Army and Walmart excited is the second annual Fill the Truck Toy Drive. The purpose of this joint project is to bring hundreds of thousands of toys to children in the Triad and across the country.

Dec. 11, 2013 @ 08:48 AM

Police looking for armed robbery suspects

Two men last seen Tuesday fleeing on foot on Cox Avenue

Dec. 11, 2013 @ 08:35 AM

Police looking for armed robbery suspects

Two men last seen fleeing south on foot on Cox Avenue

Dec. 09, 2013 @ 02:17 PM

THS system tracks academic performance of athletes

THS guidelines currently require students to maintain at least a 2.0 GPA and 85 percent attendance to participate in athletics.

Dec. 09, 2013 @ 02:14 PM

THS students glean 1,000 books for childhood literacy

A group of Thomasville High School students made sure hundreds of Chair City children will spend the holiday season reading a new book.

Dec. 05, 2013 @ 10:02 PM

Thomasville’s Rookie of the Year gives back

Most know Judy Younts as the executive director of Communities in Schools of Thomasville. On Thursday night, she was the hostess who reintroduced one of Major League Baseball’s brightest young stars to his hometown admirers.

Dec. 05, 2013 @ 03:42 PM

Christmas trees burst into glow

Walking through the lobby of Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center in preparation for Christmas Trees of Davidson County, Susan Reece aimed to help decorate a tree to honor one of Thomasville's popular matrons.

Dec. 05, 2013 @ 12:30 PM

Kisses4Kate helping family of boy with rare form of anemia

Nicholas Thornton plays the piano and often wakes up in the morning singing a song.
He wants to be a chemist when he grows up and dreams of one day meeting Paul McCartney.
Nicholas, 11, has spent much of 2013 fighting for his life.

Dec. 04, 2013 @ 04:06 PM

Bill ends teacher tenure

Senate Bill 402, passed by the General Assembly this summer, eliminates teacher tenure by 2018

Dec. 03, 2013 @ 10:28 AM

Christmas Trees of Davidson County tonight!

The lobby at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center will once again be transformed by the illumination of 60 Christmas trees. Hundreds will gather for the annual lighting of the Christmas Trees of Davidson County at 6:30 p.m. today (Dec. 3).

Dec. 02, 2013 @ 05:17 PM

If Thomasville realized the need ...

More than 300 children in need of clothing for Christmas were referred to Fairgrove Family Resource Center through its Gifts from the Heart program. More than 100 remain unadopted.

Dec. 02, 2013 @ 03:55 PM

Red Cross stresses home safety during holidays

According to statistics, nearly 47,000 fires occur during winter holidays, leading to more than 500 deaths, 2,200 injuries and $554 million in property damage every year. One of every 22 fires started by Christmas trees results in a death.

Nov. 29, 2013 @ 03:58 PM

Elvis tribute artist raises money for veterans

For those who enjoyed his show last year, Stephen Freeman's return to Thomasville for the "Christmas with Elvis" series is about enjoying their favorite tribute artist pay homage to a fallen icon.

Nov. 27, 2013 @ 05:07 PM

Food pantries need help this holiday season

Thanksgiving and Christmas usually represent the most generous season of the year. Concern is mounting, however, that food pantries in Davidson County have become forgotten amidst the holiday bustle.


Nov. 25, 2013 @ 03:19 PM

Council receives clean audit for 2013

Total income in the city's general fund increased as sales tax revenue and property tax valuation during the last budget cycle went up