Jul. 10, 2015 @ 01:59 PM

Thomasville Parks and Recreation still strong

July is National Parks and Recreation month and there's a lot going on at Thomasville Parks and Recreation Center.

Jul. 10, 2015 @ 01:54 PM

Local officials, challenger file for election

Councilmen Raleigh York Jr., Joe Leonard and Ronald Bratton were among the candidates who formally submitted their names for the November municipal elections as filing opened Monday.


Jul. 07, 2015 @ 02:19 PM

TCS BOE eyes driver’s ed, teacher’s assistants

Officials at Thomasville City Schools may have to suspend the driver’s education program in the fall and some teacher’s assistants may lose their positions —  both fallouts from cuts in state funding.

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 02:02 PM

Commissioners approve grading project

Davidson County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a grading project for the new high school in the northern part of the county at the June 23 regular meeting.

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 01:58 PM

Students attend 23rd annual leadership academy

Students from county middle and high schools celebrated the conclusion of the 23rd annual Bernard H. Thomas Leadership Academy at Davidson County Community College recently.

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 01:53 PM

DC BOE approves budget, reviews wireless device policy

At their regular June 25 meeting Davidson County Schools approved a $160 million budget for the 2015-2016 year. Finance Officer Pamela Sink outlined the budget which includes $1.6 million for current expenses,  $30.7 million in restricted funds and just over $3.5 million in capital outlay.

Jul. 01, 2015 @ 05:07 PM

Jackson completes walk, but continues journey

Bishop Dr. George B. Jackson is back home after completing his walk from North Carolina to Washington, D.C. on June 15, but his journey isn’t over yet.

Jul. 01, 2015 @ 05:05 PM

Two nights of fireworks at Finch Field

Pyrotechnic display lovers won’t have far to go to enjoy back-to-back displays of fireworks at Finch Field after the games tonight, July 4 and tomorrow, July 5.

Jul. 01, 2015 @ 04:54 PM

When work is a jewel

Jim Suits doesn’t need a vacation. As his business, J&S Jewelers, moves down the block to Commerce Street, he can’t wait to get back to work.


Jul. 01, 2015 @ 04:51 PM

Two arrested in connection with murder

Two Randolph County men are facing charges in the death of a 27-year-old Thomasville man.

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 01:48 PM

Officials, farmers ward off avian flu

A highly-pathogenic strain of avian influenza that recently emerged in the United States isn’t dangerous to humans, but requires special diligence on the part of Davidson County poultry farmers

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 01:46 PM

Toilet paper — it's how superheroes are made

Teens used their superpowers to create action heroes at the first annual Toilet Paper Challenge held June 24 at Thomasville Public Library.

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 01:43 PM

Frustrations mount as radio project at a standstill

Ongoing debate over the 911 emergency radio system boiled to a head June 23 when county commissioners engaged in a sharp verbal exchange following a 5-2 vote to dismiss a motion to enter a contract with Motorola.

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 01:41 PM

Inmate's escape the first in two decades

Nearly 22 years ago, an inmate escaped from the Davidson County Jail. Fortunately for the Davidson County Sheriff's Office, the recent escape by Bobby Ray Cabe Jr., 40, ended with a much tamer capture than the last one Sheriff David Grice could recall.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 04:21 PM

Keep them reading through summer

This kind of slide isn’t much fun. It’s called the summer slide and according to Reading Is Fundamental it refers to a deterioration in reading and learning that happens to children over the course of the summer.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 04:15 PM

Starting a business in Thomasville considered cost effective

A recent report indicates Thomasville is one of the five least-expensive places in the country to start a business.


Jun. 26, 2015 @ 04:08 PM

City named most affordable to insure a home

Two years after it garnered the title of All-America City, Thomasville was recognized by two consumer groups this month for its affordable cost of living.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

Leonard to run for re-election, endorses York

City Councilman Joe Leonard is intimately familiar with the office of mayor in the City of Thomasville.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 03:20 PM

Effects of Charleston shooting hit close to home

The effects of a shooting in a Charleston, S.C. church which left nine people dead have left members of a Thomasville church numb — but still standing strong.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 03:06 PM

Boarding house destroyed by fire

A distinct charred smell filled the air at the corner of Memorial Park Drive and East Guilford Street last week.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 03:04 PM

City pool provides welcome oasis for all

On a recent hot afternoon Deana Cain visited Veteran’s Memorial Park Swimming Pool for the very first time. It won’t be her last visit.

Jun. 19, 2015 @ 04:35 PM

Pictures of my dad

I love being behind a camera taking pictures, partly because it reminds me of my Dad.

Jun. 19, 2015 @ 04:32 PM

Balloon release brings awareness to elder abuse

Dozens of purple balloons took to the sky and fluttered away over the Thomasville Senior Center June 15. The balloons read: Take A Stand Against Elder Abuse.

Jun. 19, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

City approves 2015-16 budget

City Council unanimously approved a $38.5 million budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year Monday night.


Jun. 19, 2015 @ 04:36 PM

Creamer has touched many people

What makes a garden grow? What makes students grow? What makes Christians grow in their faith? Doug Creamer makes it his business to find the answer to these questions.