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.

Jul. 14, 2014 @ 11:16 AM

Hanner resigns

For 13 years, Zeb Hanner has used numbers to help balance a government through unstable times. On Aug. 1, his run as assistant Davidson County manager will officially come to an end. Hanner, 58, is resigning to accept the position of city manager in Archdale.

Jul. 14, 2014 @ 11:12 AM

A dog's best friend

For Sue Rogers, founder and president of the non-profit Ruff Love Rescue (RLR), home is where the dog is. For nearly 15 years, she and her tireless staff of devoted volunteers have been on an unwavering quest to save and re-home countless numbers of dogs that have been abandoned, neglected and abused.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 02:44 PM

Unemployment in Davidson County increase

A month after all but one county in the state saw unemployment rates decrease across the board, 92 of those same 100 counties – including Davidson – endured increases in May, according to data released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce.


Jul. 09, 2014 @ 02:41 PM

DSS works to eliminate Medicaid backlog

According to the White House, more than 6 million people nationwide have signed up for health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act. In Davidson County, staff members of the Department of Social Services are working feverishly through the summer months to ensure that number rises.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 02:35 PM

Happiness at the Workshop

At The Workshop of Davidson, Inc., Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” song isn’t playing but it might as well be. There’s not a frown in the whole place.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 02:54 PM

Man arrested after holding two at gunpoint

An Asheboro man was arrested Sunday, July 6, in connection with a home invasion on Columbus Lane in Thomasville.

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 10:17 AM

Bridge challenges teens at Thomasville Library

On an otherwise ordinary summer afternoon, eight architects and engineers met to design and build a bridge. Thomasville Public Library Teen Coordinator Robin Buchanan planned the physics challenge as part of a program of fun and engaging summer activities for teens. The July 1 contest was one of a full schedule of teen activities planned throughout the summer.

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 10:29 AM

Suspect in armed robbery arrested

Thomasville Police assisted in the apprehension of a suspect last Sunday morning wanted by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office in connection with an armed robbery at a convenience store in Lexington.

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 10:07 AM

Feezor runs for board of education

Brian Feezor is familiar with the procedures involved in declaring one’s candidacy for election to the Davidson County Board of Education. His experience has Feezor hoping the second time’s the charm for his hopes to join the board.

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 10:03 AM

Firefighters honored as 'hometown heroes'

Firefighters face some of the most dangerously hot conditions all year long. In the summer, those conditions are magnified with the increase in temperatures. For firemen with the Thomasville Fire Department, however, summer just got a little cooler.

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 12:20 PM

Beauty in Abundance

Four locals represented Thomasville and the surrounding area in the 2014 Miss North Carolina Pageant from June 19-21 at the Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh.

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 12:16 PM

Leadership academy encourages students to take initiative

“Proud, but not arrogant.” The phrase conceptualized what staff from Davidson County Schools and the Davidson County Education Foundation sought to instill in the participants of the 22nd Bernard H. Leadership Academy on the campus of Davidson County Community College.

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 12:13 PM

Cause for pause

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a bid contract with Barnhill Contracting Co. to move forward with the construction of a new Davidson County Sheriff’s Office during their regular June 24 meeting.

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

Area events exploding for the holiday

The High Point-Thomasville HiToms will hold a fireworks extravaganza after their game against the Forest City Owls at Finch Field on July 4.

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 07:16 PM

Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center aspires to ‘strike out diabetes’

Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center unveiled its newest fundraiser to educate the community on the prevention and control of diabetes at Finch Field on Tuesday during the High Point-Thomasville HiToms’ game against Team USA.


Jun. 29, 2014 @ 07:12 PM

Commissioners approve incentive grants

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved three economic incentive grants during the public hearing segment of its regular meeting Tuesday.

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 07:09 PM

Silver Valley man shot, killed

An investigation continues in the June 20 death of a man from Silver Valley, according to the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.


Jun. 29, 2014 @ 07:04 PM

Men wanted in Crossroads crime arrested

On June 26, at approximately 7:30 p.m., detectives, along with officers from High Point Police Department, were able to arrest James Arvil Shoun Jr., 41, of Lake Drive, Archdale and Kevin Douglas Cranford, 45, of Johnsontown Road, Thomasville without incident.

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 06:55 PM

Greatest steam, gas engine and antique farm show returns to Denton

For the 44th year, the Southeast Old Threshers’ Reunion returns July 1-5 to the 170-acre park in southern Davidson County owned by Brown Loflin and the Loflin family.

Jun. 26, 2014 @ 02:33 PM

Two people wanted for Crossroads Curb Market break-in

Kevin Douglas Cranford, 45, of Johnsontown Road, Thomasville and James Arvil Shoun Jr., 41, of Lake Drive, Archdale, are wanted for felonious breaking and entering and felonious larceny.