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.

Jan. 03, 2015 @ 05:39 PM

Whooping cough hits close to home

Even though it happened seven years ago, Nissy Baity still can’t help getting tears in her eyes when she thinks about her beautiful daughter Nikki fighting for her life against pertussis, also known as whooping cough.

Jan. 03, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

Man shot was likely victim of domestic dispute

The identity of a man who was shot Dec. 23 in the Ledford community was released as the Davidson County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate an incident that resulted in gunfire.

Jan. 03, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Collision injures five

Five people were injured in a collision last Saturday morning when a 2003 Nissan sedan and Ford truck crashed into each other at the intersection of Trinity and Unity streets.

Dec. 31, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Food pantry receives $20,000 in grant funding

As Fairgrove Family Resource Center awaits a $20,000 check from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Executive Director Terri Fisher says she has an extensive game plan of how she will put the money to use.

Dec. 31, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Friends of stabbing victim want closure

Two months after Tammy Sellers Holland was discovered lying unconscious inside her Trinity home, her friends mourn her loss with a resigned acknowledgment of the possibility they may never know who killed her.

Dec. 31, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Hear well this New Year

I tell my grandsons that I have superpowers. Can you guess what it is? I tell them that I have bionic ears, but in reality what that means is that I wear a pair of hearing aids. The “receiver in the canal” devices are nearly invisible unless you look really close.

Dec. 31, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Brown Middle School FBLA comes home a winner

Four members from Brown Middle School’s FBLA team were rewarded for their hard work and dedication at the Triad Regional Competency Skills Conference held earlier this month at C.W. Stanford Middle School in Hillsborough, N.C.

Dec. 27, 2014 @ 11:15 AM

Chamber champions shopping small

The presents have been unwrapped, consumed, returned and even regifted. And yet, the true economic impact of Christmas shopping in the Chair City remains to be seen – and will likely remain a mystery in the days ahead. Despite the delayed gratification of an imminent spike in retail sales numbers, the Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce is in the Christmas spirit, nonetheless.

Dec. 27, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

City council approves radio purchase

The Thomasville City Council unanimously approved the purchase of Motorola radio equipment totaling $939,278.17 at a special meeting Monday.

Dec. 27, 2014 @ 10:57 AM

New Year, New Flu

On Monday, the Virginia Department of Health announced two preschool-aged children in the eastern part of state have died from the flu. Since Dec. 13 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 11 pediatric flu deaths so far this season.

Dec. 27, 2014 @ 10:42 AM

Four Thomasville fires occur within one week

Mary Miller’s hand covered her mouth in disbelief when she viewed the destruction wrought by a Dec. 19 fire which ripped through her daughter’s home on Hillcrest Road. The grouping of cherry-red ribbons and a wreath which adorned the front of the home attached to a blackened roof and carport attested to a family planning for the holidays when tragedy suddenly struck.

Dec. 24, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Habitat project provides family home for Christmas

For Christmas, most families exchange presents wrapped neatly beneath the tree. Thanks to the Thomasville chapter of Habitat for Humanity, one family will have a living room in which celebrate in this year. Lillian Slaughter, executive director of Habitat for Humanity in Thomasville, and Mayor Joe Bennett presented the Tate family with a new home on Woodlawn Street.

Dec. 24, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Fireplaces, space heaters contribute to high fire danger during winter

It's just about time to take down lights, candles and other Christmas items, but holiday decor isn't the only winter fire hazard. While finding ways to stay toasty warm this winter, Fire and Life Safety Director Dolly Hulin extends tips for heating safety.


Dec. 24, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Santa is one cool dude

When it comes to believing whether or not Santa Claus is the real deal, 9-year old Zion Everette has done his homework. The Liberty Drive Elementary School fourth grader, along with four of his classmates from Ms. Kristen Kennedy’s class gathered in the library before heading out for a field trip to the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer, to take a train ride to the "North Pole” on the Polar Express.

Dec. 24, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

UAC to run animal shelter

The United Animal Coalition will take over the Davidson County Animal Shelter after its board voted last Wednesday night to approve a contract proposal from the Davidson County Board of Commissioners.