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.”

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

Zumba fundraiser event benefits crash victim's family

A special Zumba class charity event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18 at Thomasville Community Center, 7003 Ball Park Road  in Thomasville. Proceeds will go to help with expenses for the family of Misty Price, who died in a head-on crash Aug. 1.

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

Read all about it

For Liberty Drive Elementary Literacy Instructional Coach April Willard reading isn’t just a fundamental skill, it’s the only skill. And she’s devoted her entire career to it.


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 10:45 AM

Divine Ride IV cancelled due to weather

The memo Friday afternoon was simple enough.
“The danger of wet streets and skinny bike tires is too great, therefore the DIVINE RIDE IV IS BEING CANCELLED.”

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 10:37 AM

TPD hosts training exercise at Brown Middle

The Thomasville Police Department joined forces with a bevy of local agencies Thursday for a training exercise at Brown Middle School that simulated a school shooting.

Aug. 09, 2014 @ 11:08 AM

TPD urges motorists to stop for school buses

As Thomasville City Schools prepare to open for another school year on Aug. 25, Thomasville Police Department is prioritizing children’s safety and urging motorists to keep safety at the forefront of their minds.

Aug. 09, 2014 @ 11:03 AM

BOE approves next phase of high school construction

The Davidson County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve to hire Greensboro-based Geo-Hydro Engineers to perform preliminary soil borings and subsurface evaluation at the new proposed high school site on Hoy Long Road in the northern part of the county.

Aug. 09, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

National Night Out

A consistent beating of what sounded like a drum could be heard throughout downtown Tuesday evening. The rhythmic, gong-like sound pattern was not a musical instrument, but the sound of children striking a car with a sledgehammer.

Aug. 09, 2014 @ 10:48 AM

Four indicted in July murder

Four people were indicted Monday in the July 15 death of Artravis Ned Little at his Thomasville home.

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 10:37 AM

Students complete 19th annual STARS academy

After a fun-filled week of memorable activities, 28 Davidson County middle school students at the 19th annual "STARS" Academy were reminded Friday at Davidson County Community College that their responsibility does not end with the camp.

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 10:27 AM

Learning Robotics

Pilot’s robotics team is getting an early jump on sharpening their science and math skills before school starts thanks to the four-day camp hosted by the non-profit organization, CyberKids Robotics, which specializes in developing robotics competition teams for schools throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia.

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 10:24 AM

State budget allows for teacher pay increase

Public school teachers across the state will receive pay raises as a part of a $21 billion budget passed by the Republican-led N.C. House of Representatives on Friday.

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 10:21 AM

Game on! It's Pickle-ball!

"I joined the Thomasville Y because they have Pickle-ball," said Debbie Gordon, one of 12 participants in bi-weekly morning Pickle-ball sessions at the Tom A. Finch Community YMCA.


Aug. 06, 2014 @ 09:55 AM

Delivery of Thomasville Times delayed

Our carriers are trying to reach all of their customers today. If you do not receive your paper(s), you will receive Wednesday's papers with your normal Thursday delivery. We thank you for your patience. 

Aug. 04, 2014 @ 12:29 PM

The sum of her parts

Ten-year-old Molly Everhart has a lot going on behind her trendy, blue-framed glasses. From American Girl books to fractions, swim practice to science, Molly’s whirlwind of thoughts combine to form the perfect storm of all things young, vibrant and imaginative. And even though on-going stereotypes rate girls’ math and science abilities lower than boys, this Pilot Elementary School fifth-grader is breaking the mold by following in her mother’s mathematical footsteps.

Aug. 04, 2014 @ 12:24 PM

Leader of the Pack

Kevin Leake never ‘got above his raising’ as they say in the south — thank goodness. This preacher’s son turned passionate educator was brought up knowing the value of hard work, honesty and the unquestionable honor of doing what’s right no matter what.

Aug. 04, 2014 @ 12:15 PM

Fire in Thomasville totals building

Top Notch Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning, located at 6006 Ball Park Rd., was destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon.

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.