Growing up, I adored my father in a 1960s sitcom way. Even mundane events had a heroic feel when he spun the narrative.
Like many other boys his age, Thomas, 8, is eager to play with his toys after arriving home after school. His toy of choice is a remote control police car complete with siren.
For the past three weeks, Thomasville’s master genealogist and historian Randy Hepler has shared basic tips on ways to begin tracing your family history and genealogy. In this final installment, Randy takes us back to one of the most treasured times in his own personal history and shows why staying in close touch with living relatives and preserving family artifacts, including physical structures, can be one of the most incredible gifts you leave behind for generations to come.
A month after the unemployment rate in Davidson County reached its lowest point since before the Great Recession, it fell dramatically once again in October, falling below six percent for the first time in six years.
Long after the Friday night lights have been switched off at Cushwa Stadium and the basketball court has fallen silent from the beat of a bouncing ball. Even after the volleyball net and wrestling mats have been rolled up for the season and the track and soccer fields have emptied out for the last time, for the athletes who participate in a variety of sports at Thomasville High School, making a personal commitment to academic excellence now is the only way to ensure they will make it in the game of life according to Thomasville High School Athletic director Steve Bare.
Beginning in January Thomasville parents will have a unique opportunity to learn nutrition, physical activity and other healthy moves they can incorporate into their family’s lifestyle.
The Davidson County Board of Commissioners proposed a $325,000 contract with the United Animal Coalition on Tuesday to facilitate a takeover of the Davidson County Animal Shelter.
In one moment, Danny Kennedy's eyelids were at rest. The next, they snapped open, only to remain that way sporadically through the nightmarish hours that would follow.
Tommy's Bar-B-Que will host a fundraiser Saturday for a family whose home was destroyed by fire the day after Thanksgiving.
‘Tis the season to be jolly, but not when bills become the ghost of Christmas past that linger all year long. Two Tom A. Finch YMCA staff members have found a program that will add a new dimension of fitness — financial fitness.
On Tuesday Thomasville High School students joined tens of millions of students from across the world to participate in an international campaign titled “Hour of Code.” During their first block of classes, students from every grade had the opportunity to try computer coding for one hour by simply logging on to the web-site Code.org, and following self-guided video tutorials.
Fairgrove Family Resource Center was selected as a finalist to receive a $20,000 donation from Wal-Mart through its Food Pantry Holiday Makeover competition.
For many Americans, getting into the holiday spirit involves putting up household decorations including a Christmas tree. Most Americans, 80 percent according to a recent poll, choose an artificial tree but for some, nothing but a bona fide Christmas tree will do.
Looking for the perfect book for your child this Christmas at a great price? Check out the Scholastic Holiday Warehouse Book Sale now through Dec. 13 at 4344 Federal Drive, Suite 112, Greensboro. Thousands of items $2 or less. Visit scholastic.com/bookfairs for more information.
The Davidson County Board of Commissioners unanimously elected Todd Yates to serve as chairman for 2015, and tapped Steve Jarvis as vice chairman at a special meeting Dec. 1.
When asked what excites her about decorating trees for Christmas at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center, Susan Reece can hardly contain her enthusiasm for watching children and their parents stroll through the hospital during the holiday season.
The Davidson County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved two Community Development Block Grants and an incentive project Nov. 25 that will reportedly create a combined 78 jobs, according to Steve Googe, executive director of the Davidson County Economic Development Commission.
Belinda Smith is no stranger to arriving at work before the crack of dawn.
Her call to duty began before her shift as manager did on Friday morning when she opened the doors of Tommy's Bar-B-Que for a family whose home was destroyed by fire.
A Thomasville trio who share a common history have joined forces to open a unique type of store offering rare items.
This week, Thomasville genealogist Randy Hepler offers helpful tips on how to navigate the long and winding road to find your family’s history in the most unlikely places.
The Davidson County Board of Commissioners continue to research the possibility of bringing a youth sports complex to the area.
Thomasville Primary School Principal Angela Moore put her dignity aside and the pedal to the metal for a good cause last Friday, beating Thomasville Middle School Principal Kevin Leake in a total blowout during the school’s first tricycle race fundraiser to benefit United Way of Davidson County.
For 30 years, Rep. Howard Coble represented the people of central North Carolina.
On the Thomasville Chamber of Commerce calendar, today's date is circled in red. That's because it's Shop Small Saturday.
Jerry Surratt is known as the fruitcake king. Perhaps he possesses a fruitcake gene.
Representatives from the Thomasville City Council and Davidson County Board of Commissioners were on hand Nov. 19 to cut the ribbon to formally open SV Plastics, a racing vehicle components firm originally based in Hebron, Ohio.