Feb. 28, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Water leaks attributed to winter weather

Major leaks in the city's water system have left the City of Thomasville scrambling for solutions to restore water supplies.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Fair Grove’s forgotten child

Today marks the end of Black History month. Over the course of the last four weeks, millions of American students — from all ethnicities — took an in-depth look at the achievements of black Americans, pausing to contemplate the vital role of African Americans in U.S. history. However, in the midst of celebrating the lives and influence prominent African-Americans have had on today’s history, for many Southerners there lies the dark reality born from the human atrocities of the slave trade and the historical trauma slavery left on a nation where no town, not even Thomasville, was spared. In this article, master genealogist and Thomasville native Randy Hepler shares his own personal journey to uncovering the truth behind his distant ancestors' connection to slavery and to a child named Miranda, whose father was her mother’s master.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Thomasville to terminate wastewater contract with Trinity

Council voted unanimously Monday during its regular session to dissolve a system maintenance contract it shares with the City of Trinity.

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

A service animal’s work – it's pure dedication

Jane Murphy, marketing and public relations director for Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center, recently attended a presentation regarding service dogs.

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Family First

Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery serves the communities of Thomasville, High Point, Lexington, Denton, Archdale, Trinity, Davidson County, Randolph County, Guilford County, Wallburg, Fairgrove and Sophia. For more information on cemetery planning, grief and healing visit

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Building a local economic food system

Community mobilizers in Thomasville do not believe the traditional economic development model is broken. According to Grace and Cary Kanoy, it simply must be accentuated.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Winter putting up a fight

Although the groundhog didn’t see his shadow Feb. 2, winter is putting up a fight and doesn’t want to leave. Thomasville residents face more wintry weather today, after the season’s first snow and ice accumulations Tuesday and an Arctic blast that brought single-digit temperatures Thursday.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Lake Thom-a-Lex alive in winter

With trees bare of leaves and temperatures that dipped well below freezing last weekend, you might think that Lake Thom-a-Lex would be in a state of hibernation, but that's far from the truth — in fact the lake teems with life both above and below the water.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Commissioners vote to record meetings

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners took a step toward “providing transparency” last week when it voted 4-3 in favor of recording its meetings on video.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Negotiations continue for emergency radios

Davidson County Manager Robert Hyatt addressed the county 911 radios during the Davidson County Board of Commissioners budget retreat for the first time since the board voted to enter negotiations with Motorola on Jan. 13.

Feb. 18, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Number of coyotes on the rise

Venture out on a clear night in southern Davidson County and you may hear howling.


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Gov. McCrory appoints Davidson County residents

Gov. Pat McCrory recently appointed three Davidson County residents to serve on state boards.

Feb. 18, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Commissioners split on sports complex

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners continued an ongoing discussion last week at its retreat about a multi-purpose sports complex, just days after receiving a report from Sports Facilities Advisory.

Feb. 18, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Wetlands are Wonderful

After competing in the "Wetlands are Wonderful" poster and essay contest for 2015, presented by the N.C. Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Ledford Middle Schoolers Ashley Godwin and Jordan Byrd discovered they share a passion for conservation.

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

A Sweetheart Valentine’s Banquet

Love was in the air at the annual Thomasville Civitans Sweetheart Valentine’s Banquet held Feb. 9 at Thomasville Woman’s Club.

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Perez remembered as good neighbor

Those who knew him best admitted Eleuterio Jose Bautista Perez was not quite the pious Baptist follower he professed to be. But his wife's eyes still fill with tears when she describes a man she said loved his family and his neighbors. 

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

County gets update on feasibility of sports complex

Preliminary findings of the Sports Facility Advisory's feasibility analysis determined Davidson County is a “low-moderate” candidate for a new multi-purpose sports complex.

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

TCS annual school report card needs work

North Carolina’s school performance grades are out and it looks as if Thomasville City Schools will have to hit the books harder in the coming months in an effort to make the grade.

Feb. 11, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

Unemployment rate falls at year's end

The unemployment rate in December dipped once again in Davidson County, falling .2 percentage points in the final month of 2014.

Feb. 11, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

TCS School Board approves track, renovations

Thomasville City Schools Board of Education unanimously agreed to give the green light at last Monday’s meeting to move ahead with plans to renovate Thomasville High’s deteriorating running track and field event areas.

Feb. 11, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Man found dead in Charlotte field

The death a Thomasville man remains cloaked in mystery after his body was discovered Jan. 29 during a homeless count in Charlotte.

Feb. 11, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

County Spelling Bee

In front of a hushed crowd of proud parents, grandparents, friends and educators, 25 students representing each of the elementary and middle schools from across the county spelled their hearts out Friday morning at the annual Davidson County Schools Spelling Bee competition held at Davis-Townsend Elementary School.


Feb. 06, 2015 @ 08:51 PM

Selecting residential care for older adults

Families are often overwhelmed when they reach the point where they can no longer care for elderly relatives at home.

Feb. 06, 2015 @ 08:43 PM

PACE Group receives funds for restoration

Members of the PACE Group expect to expound on the organization's long-term vision of revitalizing the downtown area after it recently received a $25,000 grant from the N.C. Department of Commerce Rural Economics Division.

Feb. 06, 2015 @ 08:39 PM

Six arrested in string of robberies

Video surveillance from the Citgo gas station in the 500 block of National Highway led to the arrest of six in connection with a string of robberies that spanned more than two weeks in January.