News

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 09:47 AM

Second public hearing on Internet cafes next month

Less than three weeks after the Thomasville City Council approved a 60-day moratorium, the council voted unanimously to invite residents to a second public hearing on Nov. 17 that could extend the moratorium on new sweepstakes Internet cafe businesses for an additional 180 days.

 

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 09:50 AM

Thomasville High School’s PTA reinvents itself

Marlene Beamon is no quitter.  A 35-year veteran school teacher, dedicated mother and wife to Thomasville High School’s principal Deboy Beamon, Marlene is a fierce advocate for students and their parents. So when her husband assumed his leadership role at the high school, she, too, found herself stepping into a new position — president of the THS Parent Teacher Association (PTA).


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 09:58 AM

Play it forward

Liz Snyder can see it now—just there, beyond the dusty gravel and well-worn grass. Past the chipped paint and squeaky swings, just over the hill.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Make plans to attend downtown Native American Culture Festival

A Native American Culture Festival featuring traditional dance, music, storytelling, arts and crafts will bring a colorful and fresh vibe to the downtown area of Thomasville this year. The event — similar to a powwow — will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Central Recreation Center, 205 E. Main St.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Rotary Chili Cook-off next week

For the first time, the Thomasville Rotary Club will host the annual Chili Cook-off, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 at PACE Park Amphitheater and Farmer’s Market, 21  Guilford St., Thomasville. It won’t, however, be the first time the Rotarians have rolled up their sleeves to help area charities.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Five injured in wreck

A head-on collision on Baptist Children's Home Road sent five people to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem late Wednesday evening.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Students learning English as a second language celebrate

On Tuesday evening, Oct. 14,  over 200 friends and family members of TCS students and staff gathered at T. Austin Finch Auditorium for an ESL Celebration.  The hour long ceremony honored students who’ve exited the program, as well as those who’ve made excellent progress in English language development.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Commissioners OK industrial park funding

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday the acceptance of Community Block Development Grants and the option to purchase four properties from the Davidson County Economic Development Commission. The land is designated for use by the future I-85 Corporate Center, LLC.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Search for suspects causes lockdowns

What started out as a routine traffic stop at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday by the N.C. Highway Patrol, quickly evolved into a search for two suspects who fled the scene near a rest area off Interstate 85  — about one mile from East Davidson High School and Brown Middle.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Ledford High students demonstrate by praying

Ledford High School is once again at the forefront of a polarizing Davidson County controversy. The heart of the issue surrounds student-led prayer at the school. Last year, students were allowed by school administrators to pray over the public address system at football games. When students were told they could no longer do so, they took action prior to a recent home game against Central Davidson.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Thomasville’s Haunted History: Fact or Fiction?

Pieces of Thomasville’s storied, sometimes sullied, past are all around us, tucked quietly away beneath the surface of the city’s most mundane-looking places. That is until you dig deeper and dare to take a walk on the wild side with the tour guides from “Nightmare on Main Street” where ghastly deeds and unsolved crimes rattle back into modern-day recollection every stop along the way.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Costume Fun Run this Saturday

Jarrod Dunbar is dressed like a carrot. This isn’t the first time that the director of membership has done something outlandish so that other people will be inspired to do something healthy.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Numbers show reduction in local, state crimes

According to statistics recently released by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, crime rates in Thomasville decreased nearly across the board in 2013 compared with the previous year.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

Read to Achieve Results top item at county school board meeting

Davidson County’s Director of Elementary Education,  Dr. Sean McWherter, reported to the school board on Monday that 75 percent of third-graders met reading proficiency standards under North Carolina’s Read to Achieve program​.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 10:06 AM

Scout stages project to fight hunger

When Terri Fisher stood in front of a crowd gathered for last month’s meeting of the Thomasville City Council, she sent a message that has been delivered many times before.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

Unemployment numbers reveal mixed bag

As North Carolina's unemployment rate hit its highest point since the end of last year, Davidson County saw a slight increase in the month of August.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

TCS encouraged by turnout for Parent Get Together

Over 60 parents, grand-parents and family members gathered last Saturday at Thomasville High School to celebrate and learn news ways of helping students become more successful in their educational experience.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 04:05 PM

Voter Registration Deadline Friday, Oct. 10 at 5 p.m.

If you aren’t already registered to vote, you have until 5 p.m. on Oct. 10 if you want to cast a ballot on Election Day Nov. 4 or during the early voting period.

 

Oct. 08, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

City votes for hiatus on sweepstakes

The Thomasville City Council approved a 60-day moratorium Sept. 29 by virtue of a 6-1 vote that will prevent new Internet sweepstakes businesses from locating within the city limits during that time.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

What Bo Knows

There are days when things get a bit frustrating in the Exceptional Childrens’ fifth-grade classroom at Liberty Drive Elementary School. Tasks such as reading, writing or sitting quietly during a lesson can become overwhelming for some of students.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Military funeral honors Thomasville firefighter

On Oct. 1, friends and family paid tribute to Raymond Bressi, a firefighter with the U.S. Air Force, who served the country during the Korean War.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

You go, girl!

While many teenagers spend the bulk of their adolescence ‘finding themselves,’ at 16-years-old, Ally Hibbitts knows exactly who she is and where she is going. The epitome of the all-American girl, this East Davidson student leaves the impression that she doesn't have a care in the world. 


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Entrepreneur to close formal wear shop

After 32 years in business, Thomasville bridal shop owner Rotha Dawkins plans to close Rotha’s Formal & Tuxedo on Oct. 31. Dawkins, 74, said she will hang up her last formal gown but she isn’t planning to slow down. The entrepreneur, designer, model, artist and baker is eager to embark on her next adventure.


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Local food draws attention in county

Grace and Cary Kanoy, community mobilizers in Thomasville, brought together a group of about 20 representatives of various organizations in Davidson County at the Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday to discuss the county’s food system.


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Parents, school officials combat bullying

Many parents would agree the world is a dangerous place to send their children. Some would admit to feelings of anxiety as kids leave the house every morning on their way to school. Once they get on the bus, they reason, things are out of their control.