News

Aug. 01, 2014 @ 02:48 PM

Head-on collision in Thomasville confirmed fatal

A head-on collision in Thomasville killed one woman on Friday morning and injured six more people, including children.


Jul. 31, 2014 @ 10:35 AM

Thomasville gathers for National Night Out

Thomasville's largest annual meet-and-greet commences Tuesday for a 27th time in the square, as National Night Out takes center stage this week.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 12:22 PM

Danzn in the streets

Brittany Creasey will remember this summer forever. What she will remember most is dancing down the streets in front of the castle of a Magic Kingdom. Hailey Nance will remember meeting Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, Donald, Pluto and Goofy. The best part –  it wasn’t a dream.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 12:18 PM

Davidson BOE names assistant principals

With a wealth of highly qualified, educational leaders to choose from in and around Davidson County, it’s easy to see why Superintendent Dr. Lory Morrow is thrilled about the newly appointed administrators who were recently announced in a special meeting called by the board on July, 24.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 12:04 PM

Thomasville PD seeks minority applicants

As the Thomasville Police Department attempts to ramp up community engagement, one method emerged from last Tuesday’s community meeting at Emmanuel Baptist Church. TPD Chief Jeff Insley fielded questions from concerned citizens at the meeting, during which the arrest of six suspects involved in a string of violent crimes prompted discussion of race relations in Thomasville. Former Chair City councilwoman Jackie Jackson posed questions regarding the cultural diversity of the police department and how officers deal with those who “do not look like them”.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

Council approves project to repair water tanks

Eight months after the City of Thomasville received a clean audit report that empowered city council to improve the community's infrastructure, it adopted a capital project Monday night to replace clear well roofs at the water treatment plant on Old Lexington Avenue.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 11:48 AM

Food Fight

When it comes to battling childhood hunger,Thomasville City School’s Brenda Watford, along with her compassionate staff, continue to wage war against thousands of empty tummies throughout town with a full measure of love, hope and good cooking.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 04:26 PM

UPDATE: Man charged with recent assault on 90-year-old woman

Thomasville Police have arrested a High Point man for a home invasion and assault on a 90-year-old woman earlier this month.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:16 PM

Community meeting focuses on crime prevention

Less than an hour after the capture of a suspect who barricaded himself inside a Thomasville residence for most of Tuesday afternoon, Thomasville Police Chief Jeff Insley conducted a community meeting at Emmanuel Baptist Church to discuss an area spike in violent crime.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 11:18 AM

Preservation NC eyes Thomasville

Residents lament the appearance of what many describe as “eyesores,” buildings that represent the Chair City's past, rather than its future. At least one institution has the ear of the Thomasville City Council, which entertained the ideas of Myrick Howard, president of Preservation North Carolina, about rebuilding projects throughout the state at last month’s regular meeting.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 11:08 AM

Construction to begin for sheriff's office

Upon further review, the Davidson County Board of Commissioners will move forward with the construction of a new Davidson County Sheriff’s Office. Nearly a month after they unanimously approved a bid contract with Barnhill Contracting Co. during their regular June 24 meeting, commissioners consented to proceeding with construction as soon as possible despite questions regarding unexpected fees.

 

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

Soldiers' Angels to visit the library

Thomasville resident, Amanda Gray, wants to pass along the opportunity for other community members to participate in a Soldier’s Angels event set for Saturday, July 26 at Thomasville Public Library.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 10:53 AM

Dreaming in miniature

Thomasville woman puts her heart and soul into showing some small creatures and finds happiness beyond measure.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

UPDATE: Man arrested after standoff, linked to startling video

Thomasville police have arrested a man who barricaded himself inside a home Tuesday afternoon.


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 12:50 PM

Take a trip back in time

Time machines don’t exist, but customers say that stepping into Hill’s Farm & Garden Center reminds them of a long-ago general store.


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 12:37 PM

Shell joins Davidson County Board of Commissioners

After methodically gaining the support of county residents and government officials, Steve Shell will now seek to bolster that momentum as commissioner.

 

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 12:33 PM

Chicks with sticks

A tight-knit group of ladies meets weekly in the parlor of Memorial United Methodist Church in Thomasville. Calling themselves “Chicks with Sticks,” they trickle in bringing tote bags filled with colorful yarn and stitchery projects in various stages of completion. It’s a diverse group, but they have something in common — all come to minister to others through needlework.


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 04:20 PM

Search ends for Unity Street shooting suspects

After working tirelessly for over 72 hours with multiple law enforcement agencies and the community, Thomasville Police have charged four people with murder in the death of Artravis Ned Little, 31, who was fatally shot at the scene Tuesday outside his home on near Unity Street.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

Military items and more at Bullard

Working a third shift job and having a desire to spend more time with his family, Brandon Bullard decided he wanted to be home at night. So he opted to start a business out of his house, selling items pertaining to the military, tactical gear and supplies used for camping. After just a few short months the business had grown and a new space was needed. With a vacant spot available at 27 West Main, Suite 400, in Thomasville, Bullard Surplus and Tactical Supply moved into its new home.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 10:17 AM

Local veteran receives French honor

Nearly 70 years after World War II ended, Thomasville resident Joseph C. Regan was honored with the Legion of Honor medal from the French consulate.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

Divine Ride invites upward mobility

On Saturday, Aug. 9, bicycles will again inspire students from Thomasville City Schools to look beyond their current situations.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 10:05 AM

A personal approach

Steve Reynolds likes being sent to the principal's office—literally. In fact, when this 25-year veteran educator turned school administrator finally finishes unpacking all of his boxes, the principal’s office at Pilot Elementary School will finally feel like home.


Jul. 15, 2014 @ 04:42 PM

Man found dead off Unity Street from gunshot wound

On Tuesday, less than a mile from the home where a 90-year-old woman was beaten and robbed Saturday night, Thomasville Police Department responded to a call at the 500 block of Smith Street off Unity Street where an adult male was found outside dead from a gunshot wound at 12:47 p.m.


Jul. 14, 2014 @ 11:32 AM

Shell named Kepley's replacement

The Davidson County Republican Party announced July 7 its selection of Steve Shell to fill the seat, and remainder of the unexpired term, left vacant after Commissioner Billy Joe Kepley died of an apparent heart attack last month.


Jul. 14, 2014 @ 11:25 AM

Dog Squad

The Thomasville Rotary Club announced Wednesday a donation of $15,000 to the Thomasville Police Department for the purchase and training of two new police dogs.