News

Jul. 14, 2015 @ 02:05 PM

Meals on wheels — delivering more than food

When Dillard and Beverly Cecil report for duty at Wallburg Baptist Church, it doesn’t take them long to load their Meals on Wheels deliveries.


Jul. 14, 2015 @ 02:03 PM

Fire Department staff stays busy

Fire station 21 was a-buzz with crew members who prepped and checked equipment and others who responded to calls.


Jul. 14, 2015 @ 01:59 PM

Radio station struggles to overcome loss of owner

Two months after Earl Harrison – owner of WTZO/WEOM radio station in Thomasville – suddenly passed away, his family and friends are trying to determine how to move forward with operations in his absence.


Jul. 14, 2015 @ 01:55 PM

Sheriff completes internal investigation

Davidson County Sheriff David Grice has completed an internal investigation of his department regarding the June 22 escape of an inmate from the Davidson County Jail.


Jul. 10, 2015 @ 02:07 PM

Men charged in string of break-ins

Three men are facing charges in connection with a string of break-ins throughout the county.


Jul. 10, 2015 @ 02:03 PM

Come right in

Guess what day it is? At Wallburg Diner, it’s fried chicken day. Take a step back in time to a Mayberry-style diner with daily Blue Plate Specials like chicken casserole or country style steak. 


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.