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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.

 

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Wards issue 'The Challenge'

Tate Publishing recently announced the signing of Thomasville authors Richard and Brenda Ward and their soon-to-be-published book "The Challenge."


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Kisses4Kate to host annual ball Saturday

Kisses4Kate is breaking out the red carpet this weekend when the group hosts its third annual ball at the Marriott hotel in downtown Greensboro.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

City schools host get together

This Saturday, Oct. 4, Thomasville City School’s administrators and staff will host a free breakfast for parents at 8:30 a.m., followed by four educational sessions covering several themes, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. that will help promote family involvement as well as offer information about how to actively participate in their child's academic success.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Energy of 'Hunger Action Month' carries on

Nearly 93 percent of students in Thomasville live at or below the poverty level, and many are counted among the thousands statewide who are considered food insecure. One in six North Carolina residents are identified by Feeding America with this distinction.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 07:58 PM

Picket protesters address commissioners

Animal rights activists – many of whom helped stage a downtown protest in Lexington last Saturday – addressed the Davidson County Board of Commissioners directly Tuesday night.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 07:56 PM

City and county schools show improvement and growth

The North Carolina Board of Education recently released information regarding area schools’ performance and growth for the 2013–14 school year. Analysis of all end-of-grade tests and end-of-course tests confirmed that 73.5 percent of Davidson County schools show marked improvement.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 07:51 PM

Antique Festival next weekend

The Chair City Antique Festival is set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4. The event will be held rain or shine at 201 North Road, Thomasville just off Business 85.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 07:46 PM

Thomasville welcomes ‘Everybody’

On the fourth Saturday of every September, Thomasville hopes for sunshine to descend on the city. Fortunately for thousands who are soon to step outside, look to the sky and grab a comfy pair of shoes on their way out to the Chair City's downtown area, the elements have done nothing but lift spirits for Everybody's Day.


Sep. 24, 2014 @ 01:26 PM

Picket protest opposes gas chamber

A picket protest hosted by the Fix the Davidson County Shelter group was held Saturday in the main square downtown Lexington.

 

Sep. 24, 2014 @ 01:19 PM

Council to consider sweepstakes moratorium

The Thomasville City Council called for a public hearing during its regular meeting that will be held Monday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. to consider a 60-day moratorium on the construction of Internet sweepstakes businesses.


Sep. 24, 2014 @ 01:16 PM

Super Smash Brawl at Thomasville Library

Experienced fighters vied for fame, fortune and glory – well, at least some pretty cool prizes and bragging rights – in a Sept. 19 Anime Tournament held at Thomasville Public Library.


Sep. 24, 2014 @ 12:56 PM

Art with a Heart

Dressed to the nines, revelers socialized and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres before filling the seats at the Art with a Heart auction at Twelve West Main in Thomasville on Friday.


Sep. 22, 2014 @ 11:29 AM

September is National Preparedness Month

A free Family Disaster Preparedness Workshop is set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 at Thomasville Fire Department Headquarters Station, 712 E. Main St. in Thomasville.


Sep. 22, 2014 @ 11:26 AM

Thomasville ministries join forces

For nearly 25 years, Pastor Steve Ervin has guided His Laboring Few Ministries into projects that would feed the needs of Triad residents.


Sep. 22, 2014 @ 11:24 AM

Council votes in favor of shelter relocation

An emotional public hearing at Monday’s regular meeting of the Thomasville City Council culminated in a 6-1 vote that will enable Thomasville's lone homeless shelter to relocate to Martin Luther King Drive.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 11:43 AM

The Most Loyal of them All

If you’ve ever bought a Bulldogs T-shirt at a Thomasville High School football game or a candy bar at a home volleyball match, chances are you’ve seen Janet Wright’s smiling face. 


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 11:39 AM

CROP Hunger Walk returns

The missions committee at Memorial United Methodist Church is hosting the CROP Hunger Walk in Thomasville on Sunday, Sept. 28 for a second time after bringing it back to the Chair City last year for the first time in over a decade.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 11:37 AM

Commissioners propose legislative goals

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners agreed at its Sept. 9 meeting to propose three legislative goals to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 11:35 AM

Flags dedicated for Patriot Day

Steve Horosko couldn’t keep from getting a little misty-eyed during a flagpole dedication and 9-11 memorial service held Sept. 10 at Southgate Baptist Church, 104 Cloniger Drive in Thomasville.


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 02:13 PM

Area YMCAs gather, pray at annual breakfast

Attendance and spirits were high at the Second Annual Community Prayer Breakfast held Friday, Sept. 5 at the Mary E. Rittling Conference Center at Davidson County Community College.


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 01:59 PM

Childhood Obesity

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 30 percent of children in North Carolina, ages 10 to 17 are overweight or obese.