Sep. 06, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Thomasville Tourism – it's a good thing

Thomasville Tourism Director Mark Scott has gotten used to talking over the sound of trains.

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 10:35 AM

Community colleges collaborate at learning summit

Randolph Community College and Davidson County Community College took part in the Align4NCWorks Workforce Learning Summit Thursday on the RCC campus to discuss the development of current workforce programs at the schools.

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

50 years quality work and treating people right

The J. D. Hill family has a lot to celebrate — 66 years of marriage and 50 years in business as J. D. Hill Electric, Inc. Three generations of family work together under one roof at the showroom located at 1534 National Hwy. in Thomasville.

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 10:27 AM

DCCC continues expansion

Davidson County Community College continues to expand its borders with recent land acquisition and road construction that will improve access to the college.

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 10:25 AM

On a Roll and Riding High on the Excellence Express

Sitting poised at the edge of new school year, TCS superintendent Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin’s commitment to excellence and growth is stronger than ever.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 11:57 AM

Sheetz arrives in Thomasville in September

Mayor Joe Bennett announced the arrival of a new Sheetz store at the recent State of the City and County address at Colonial Country Club.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

Where does it hurt?

From upset tummies to sore throats, allergies to asthma, fever to fatigue, Jennifer Bowling, RN has seen it all during the busy school year and she loves every minute of it. As a school nurse for the Davidson County School System, she divides her time and expertise between E. Lawson Brown Middle School, East Davidson High School, Fair Grove and Pilot Elementary Schools.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 11:50 AM

County moves forward on proposed industrial park

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution during its regular meeting Tuesday to receive an economic incentive grant that will help fund the I-85 Corporate Center, LLC.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 11:48 AM

Communities in Schools making a difference

Judy Younts is getting ready for a new school year, but that doesn’t mean that she took the summer off. The executive director of Communities In Schools of Thomasville, was busy throughout the summer.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Locals bring home Fiddler's Convention ribbons

Four students from a Thomasville music store recently matched their skills against the best at the 79th annual Old Fiddler's Convention held Aug. 4-9.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Council supports business park

The Thomasville City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday in support of a proposed Davidson County Business Park.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Officials optimistic on the state of city, county

City and county officials offered an optimistic view of the economic standing of Thomasville and Davidson County, respectively, at the State of the City and County address Thursday at  Colonial Country Club.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Body of Work

Justin Sams was destined to be a star.  In his 1950s rockabilly clothes, he has the striking good looks of a young James Dean and heart-melting charm of a well-mannered southern boy. And if that weren’t enough to carry him through, when it comes to natural ability and talent, Sams suffers from an embarrassment of riches.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 08:15 AM

Spring Arbor Taste of the Town seeks vendors

Sample culinary treats from area restaurants and help cancer research at the same time at Spring Arbor Taste of the Town, set for 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 915 West Cooksey Drive.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 08:10 AM

Alcohol sales permitted at PACE Park

The PACE Park Amphitheater will allow the sale and consumption of alcohol after the Thomasville City Council voted 4-2 in favor of modifying park rules during its scheduled meeting Monday.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 08:05 AM

Construction begins on new sheriff's office

County officials and deputies from the Davidson County Sheriff's Office participated Tuesday in a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of what will be the sheriffs’ new home.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Back to school check up 101

Summertime’s time is up! Before classes start, be sure your child’s health makes the grade.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 02:41 PM

Animal adoption fair focuses on rescue groups

An Adoption Fair and Rabies Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, Aug. 23 at Thomasville Police Department, 7 W. Guilford St., Thomasville.


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 02:32 PM

The Planted Seed, helping those in need

Doug Gore and his wife Leigh had only been married about a month when their house burned in January 1993.
Both employees at Thomasville Furniture Industries, Leigh called Doug at work to tell him the house was on fire.
“It only took me ten minutes to get there, but by that time it was halfway burned down,” he said. “We didn’t have anywhere to go.”

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

Connection Church gives back

For the third consecutive year, Connection Church in Wallburg hosted the “Big Give” at Ledford High School on Saturday.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 01:51 PM

Team Dalton

When it comes to their careers, you might say Scott and Kelli Dalton have each other's backs. Not to mention totally being absorbed in each other's business — literally. With Scott taking over as principal at East Davidson High School this year and Kelli resuming her post as principal at E. Lawson Brown Middle School, this married couple shares just about everything — including a passion for all things education and family.

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 01:49 PM

Sen. Burr focuses on skills training

For the first time in five years, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr was at Randolph Community College to brush up on what students currently entering the workforce are learning.

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 01:40 PM

Kid City - where children learn, grow and have fun

Kid City Day Care was born from one woman's belief that children with special needs should have a safe place to learn, grow and have fun. Hundreds of children later, Kid City recently celebrated 30 years of operation.

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 01:32 PM

Who's feeding Abagail?

Tiny Abagail Everhart has been patiently waiting all morning. But by the time the Summer Feeding van pulls up to the curb beside the rundown basketball court near the apartments where she lives, her emotions get the best of her.

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 01:27 PM


At work, Judy Lanier has been called a lot of names. Most can’t be repeated and the vast majority of them are unkind. “Some days, I’m a saint. Other days, I’m the devil incarnate,” says Lanier, laughing even though she knows the joke is on her. “In the court of public opinion, I will always be guilty of some heinous act. But the reality is, I am an animal rights activist myself. But unfortunately, I have a job to do. As horrific as it may be at times, it’s still my job.”