Nov. 29, 2014 @ 12:40 AM

Pedal Power

Thomasville Primary School Principal Angela Moore put her dignity aside and the pedal to the metal for a good cause last Friday, beating Thomasville Middle School Principal Kevin Leake in a total blowout during the school’s first tricycle race fundraiser to benefit United Way of Davidson County. 


Nov. 29, 2014 @ 12:36 AM

Coble bids farewell to Congress

For 30 years, Rep. Howard Coble represented the people of central North Carolina.

Nov. 29, 2014 @ 12:33 AM

Shop Small in Thomasville today

On the Thomasville Chamber of Commerce calendar, today's date is circled in red. That's because it's Shop Small Saturday.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Meet the ‘fruitcake king’

Jerry Surratt is known as the fruitcake king. Perhaps he possesses a fruitcake gene.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

SV Products celebrates with ribbon cutting

Representatives from the Thomasville City Council and Davidson County Board of Commissioners were on hand Nov. 19 to cut the ribbon to formally open SV Plastics, a racing vehicle components firm originally based in Hebron, Ohio.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

City receives clean financial audit

A financial audit presented by Hickory-based Martin Starnes and Associates at a meeting this month of Thomasville City Council revealed the city is operating at a surplus.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Good Gourd

It’s the greatest gourd of them all — the pumpkin. Leaves falling, woodsmoke rising and the threat of a heavy frost signals to many nostalgic Americans that it’s pumpkin season. And even though these joyous orange orbs only last a few short weeks as the carved jack-o'-lanterns for Halloween before turning mushy and folding in on themselves, millions of Americans spend days and weeks leading up to Thanksgiving feasting on pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin Oreos, pumpkin Pop-Tarts, pumpkin bagels, pumpkin yogurt, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin cider, pumpkin pie and pumpkin beer. However, once the turkey left-overs are gone, so is America’s fascination with everything pumpkin. Or is it?
For one Davison County man and his brother, pumpkins are big business and always in season.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Lessons from a genealogy master

The past thirty years for Randy Hepler have been all about finding “the one.” One more name. One more date. One more birth certificate. One more death certificate. One more census record. One more.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Three public hearings set for Nov. 25

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved three public hearings following a closed session last Wednesday that will invite feedback Nov. 25 on proposed economic development.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

It's Parade Day!

The Chair City kicked off the holidays last night with the first annual Thomasville Light up the Holidays event. With the tree lit, the celebration continues today with the Christmas Parade organized by Fairgrove Lions Club set for 3 p.m.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Council extends sweepstakes moratorium until May 2015

A moratorium on new Internet sweepstakes businesses in Thomasville will continue after the city council approved a 180-day moratorium that will run through May 2015.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 08:04 AM

Effort ensures families enjoy holiday meal

When it comes to feeding 140 of Thomasville’s neediest children and their families this Thanksgiving, it really does take a village.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

The Ledford band is back

Stephanie Meyer and Bob Callicutt are getting the band back together. After nearly a year of planning, more than 75 former Ledford Alumni Marching Band members will participate in the Nov. 22 Thomasville Christmas Parade.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Grant application for transportation projects approved

Public hearings during the regular meeting of the Davidson County Board of Commissioners last week resulted in the unanimous approval of two grant applications that will be submitted to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

BOC hires adviser for 911 system

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners approved a motion Wednesday to hire an independent consultant who will help lead a project for a new 911 radio communication system and interlocal agreement with the City of Thomasville.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Public hearing on sweepstakes Monday

The Thomasville City Council will hold a public hearing Monday regarding a proposed 180-day moratorium on new Internet sweepstakes cafes.

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Thomasville rings in the holiday

The holiday season has already arrived in Thomasville. Proof of that is the gigantic Christmas tree, installed on the corner of Randolph and Main streets beside the clock tower this week by city workers. Purchased by the City Beautification Committee, the artificial LED tree is 26-feet-tall, almost as tall as the Big Chair.

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Quiñones’ speech encourages students

ABC News journalist and host of the network's show “What Would You Do?” John Quiñones was at Davidson County Community College on Tuesday to share snippets of his life's narrative with students and staff.

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

College Application Week wraps up at THS

In the Media Center at Thomasville High School every computer station was filled with soon-to-be graduating seniors during North Carolina College Application Week (CAW) held November 10 through the 14. 


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 08:04 AM

Commissioners talk oversight

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners began the process Thursday morning of forming a committee to oversee the construction of the county's proposed I-85 Corporate Center.

Nov. 12, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Thomasville star shares her gifts

Thomasville resident Shirley Jones-Byrd, 77, is getting ready to write her life's memoirs. The actress, artist and motivational speaker will have a lot to write about.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

EpiPen protocol keeps students safe

A new Senate bill 744 signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory in August requires North Carolina Public Schools to keep a ready supply of single-use epinephrine auto-injectors — also called called EpiPens — on hand at all times should a student or faculty member suffer a severe allergic reaction. Until now, only those students with symptoms and diagnosis of anaphylaxis by a physician could carry and self-administer EpiPens.

Nov. 12, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Watford completes journey to House

It took longer than he expected, but Sam Watford has finally punched his ticket to Raleigh.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Turkey to go

Brenda Watford, Thomasville City Schools Child Nutrition Director is encouraging folks to take a break from cooking this year and let her and her talented culinary staff prepare a delicious, homemade Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings for just $40.

Nov. 08, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Truell top vote-getter among commissioners

All four Republican candidates running for vacant seats on the Davidson County Board of Commissioners were either elected or re-elected Tuesday.