News

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Book sale opens at the library

The Thomasville Public Library semi-annual book sale will run through Jan. 29. Items offered include CDs, DVDs and magazines in addition to hardback and paperback books, with prices ranging from 10 cents for magazines to $1 for CD audiobooks.


Jan. 24, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Sound of sweet success

When it comes to making beautiful music together, Thomasville High School sophomore Jacob Morris, junior Maria Lopez and Thomasville Middle School eighth-grader Kokie Reynolds are all in it together — no matter the differences in their age. Last fall, all three students auditioned for a spot and were chosen to participate in the Davidson County All-County Honors Band.


Jan. 24, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Council approves changes to AT&T lease

City council unanimously approved amendments to the city's cell tower lease for AT&T on Tuesday. City Manager Kelly Craver ensured the council that such amendments are necessary for AT&T to continue taking steps toward improved coverage in the area.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

State of the local economy

Just hours after President Obama’s State of the Union speech, Edward Jones’ Thomasville Financial Advisor Kevin White gave his State of the Economy address.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Suspect will not face death penalty

Kasey Dashawn Garland will not face the death penalty in his upcoming murder trial after prosecutors announced they would not pursue capital punishment during a Rule 24 hearing earlier this month.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Support program for teachers gets high marks

An internal audit conducted last fall by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) found Thomasville City School beginning (novice) teachers are being well trained and mentored for their new career. 


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Board considers extending smoking ban

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners is considering a smoking ban at the entrance of all county government buildings.


Jan. 17, 2015 @ 11:21 AM

Cancer screenings save women's lives

With the exception of skin cancer, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States and claims the lives of more than 50,000 men and women each year. However, colon cancer is one of the most detectable and most treatable forms of cancer if found early enough.


Jan. 17, 2015 @ 11:20 AM

Thomasville Rescue Squad

An evening spent recently at Thomasville Rescue Squad proved just how diverse — and dedicated —  the organization is.


Jan. 17, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

County to negotiate with Motorola

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners took the first step toward resolving a decades-long debate on 911 emergency radios on Tuesday.


Jan. 17, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

State clears way for job creation in Thomasville

In the immediate aftermath of the discouraging closure of Carolina Mattress, the city of Thomasville received some good news last week.


Jan. 14, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Carolina Mattress ceases operations

Carolina Mattress Guild, located on 385 North Drive, has closed its doors after it filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy Dec. 15


Jan. 14, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Murphy receives outstanding citizen award

An emotional Jane Murphy was presented with the 2015 Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen Award during the chamber's 66th annual meeting at Colonial Country Club on Thursday night.


Jan. 14, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

2015 off to a good start for TCS Board

Thomasville City Schools Board of Education members, administrators and staff, along with students and their parents, were filled with nothing but good news for the New Year during last Tuesday night’s meeting.


Jan. 14, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

First step in any fitness program: See your doctor

Exercise is one of those rare things where the hype actually meets reality.


Jan. 10, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Kirk honored with community service award

As director of student athletics and wellness at Davidson County Community College, Kenneth Kirk is seldom recognized as a champion of civil rights.


Jan. 10, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Dorothy Carroll: an icon of community service

It isn’t difficult to understand why Dorothy Carroll was selected by the Social Action Committee as one of the recipients of the 2015 MLK Community Service Award.


Jan. 10, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Tensions emerge between commissioners, school board

After more than a decade of constructive cooperation between the board of commissioners and school board in Davidson County, relations between elected officials seem to have grown contentious.

 

Jan. 10, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

DC School Board hits the ground running in 2015

Judging by the full agenda and packed house at Monday night’s Davidson County Board of Education meeting things are off to a productive, fresh start in the New Year.


Jan. 10, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Revival begins local MLK holiday

A series of revival services will kick off the 14th annual weeklong Martin Luther King holiday celebration which will mark the 29th anniversary of the King National Holiday. The local theme is “A Relevant Message at a Critical Time.”


Jan. 07, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Are lower gas prices possible?

Consumers are grateful gas prices have plummeted more than $1 per gallon during 2014. Savings at the pump equals more extra cash in the pockets of consumers.


Jan. 07, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

911 radio discussion to continue

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners begin the new year with a looming project 30 years in the making.


Jan. 07, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Creature Comforts: saving dogs from the cold

With nightly temperatures set to plunge well into the low 20s this week, now is the time to take precautions to protect outdoor pets from winter’s harsh conditions.


Jan. 07, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Jobless rate falls fourth straight month

Jobless rates in the Piedmont continued to fall in November, furthering an encouraging recent economic trend.


Jan. 03, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

A fitness inspired wakeup call

People who join a gym typically do so with various goals. For Wes Crowell, joining the Tom A. Finch YMCA was a life-saving decision.