Feb. 11, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

Unemployment rate falls at year's end

The unemployment rate in December dipped once again in Davidson County, falling .2 percentage points in the final month of 2014.

Feb. 11, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

TCS School Board approves track, renovations

Thomasville City Schools Board of Education unanimously agreed to give the green light at last Monday’s meeting to move ahead with plans to renovate Thomasville High’s deteriorating running track and field event areas.

Feb. 11, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Man found dead in Charlotte field

The death a Thomasville man remains cloaked in mystery after his body was discovered Jan. 29 during a homeless count in Charlotte.

Feb. 11, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

County Spelling Bee

In front of a hushed crowd of proud parents, grandparents, friends and educators, 25 students representing each of the elementary and middle schools from across the county spelled their hearts out Friday morning at the annual Davidson County Schools Spelling Bee competition held at Davis-Townsend Elementary School.


Feb. 06, 2015 @ 08:51 PM

Selecting residential care for older adults

Families are often overwhelmed when they reach the point where they can no longer care for elderly relatives at home.

Feb. 06, 2015 @ 08:43 PM

PACE Group receives funds for restoration

Members of the PACE Group expect to expound on the organization's long-term vision of revitalizing the downtown area after it recently received a $25,000 grant from the N.C. Department of Commerce Rural Economics Division.

Feb. 06, 2015 @ 08:39 PM

Six arrested in string of robberies

Video surveillance from the Citgo gas station in the 500 block of National Highway led to the arrest of six in connection with a string of robberies that spanned more than two weeks in January.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

TPD promotes, swears in officers

Four officers with the Thomasville Police Department were formally promoted and seven new hires were sworn in Thursday at a ceremony for friends and family at the police station.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

ESL program working hard to make progress

On paper, it may seem as though the Davidson County School system has it’s work cut out for them when it comes to ensuring all 400-plus, non-English-speaking students show progress on state’s annual language proficiency test in the coming years.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Burned body found in backyard fire pit

With flashlights in hand, Geraldine Bautista went with her daughter to look for her husband behind the storage building in their backyard.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Tradition of excellence continues

Excitement is building for the 2015 Miss Thomasville and Miss Central Carolina Scholarship pageant set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at T. Austin Finch Auditorium in Thomasville. Organizers are preparing for the 79th annual event — the longest-running preliminary pageant in the state of North Carolina.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Winter art exhibit showcases finest

Want to go? 

Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center’s winter art show will be up now through March and is open to the public. However, because of the flu visitation restrictions that went into effect Jan. 2 to protect the health of patients, visitors under 18-years-old are not allowed.

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Envision 20/20: The Vision Continues

At the Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce, President Doug Croft reviewed data which identified progress on an innovative and progressive plan which seeks to recruit needed businesses into the Thomasville area.

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Chamber caps first phase of community revitalization

Six years ago, Doug Croft sat in his office and wondered where progress could be made.

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Measles: Being unvaccinated puts others at risk

During her time in practice Dr. Karrie Stansfield of Thomasville Pediatrics has never treated a patient with measles, but that doesn’t mean she’s not concerned about the New Year starting off with news of a dangerous outbreak of the virus in 11 states and Mexico.

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

County receives land for industrial park

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners formally accepted four tracts of land totaling 100 acres Tuesday from the Davidson County Economic Development Commission.

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Duke TIP offers TCS students chance to flourish

Some of Thomasville City School’s best students have been chosen to participate in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP).


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

VITAL winner goes above and beyond

Wende Henderson doesn’t like the limelight, even though she has been named Thomasville City School’s VITAL Award winner twice since coming to the district.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Land purchases to facilitate business park preparations

Davidson County continues to edge closer to securing enough property to begin preparations for the proposed I-85 Business Park in Linwood.

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 03:08 PM

Rescue squads compete for ambulance contracts

Thomasville Rescue Squad must act quickly to avoid being passed over for an opportunity to receive an ambulance contract from the Davidson County Board of Commissioners.

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Council approves changes to AT&T lease

City council unanimously approved amendments to the city's cell tower lease for AT&T on Tuesday. City Manager Kelly Craver ensured the council that such amendments are necessary for AT&T to continue taking steps toward improved coverage in the area.

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Book sale opens at the library

The Thomasville Public Library semi-annual book sale will run through Jan. 29. Items offered include CDs, DVDs and magazines in addition to hardback and paperback books, with prices ranging from 10 cents for magazines to $1 for CD audiobooks.

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Thomasville artist featured in DCCC Spring Art display

A former member of the Thomasville City Council, a retired doctor and the owner of Best In Show art studio on Salem Street is among featured artists in Davidson County Community College's Spring Art Show.

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Sound of sweet success

When it comes to making beautiful music together, Thomasville High School sophomore Jacob Morris, junior Maria Lopez and Thomasville Middle School eighth-grader Kokie Reynolds are all in it together — no matter the differences in their age. Last fall, all three students auditioned for a spot and were chosen to participate in the Davidson County All-County Honors Band.

Jan. 21, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

State of the local economy

Just hours after President Obama’s State of the Union speech, Edward Jones’ Thomasville Financial Advisor Kevin White gave his State of the Economy address.