May. 01, 2015 @ 12:31 PM

Rock crushing set to start at industrial park site

According to county officials, work will soon begin on the property that will eventually be home to the I-85 Corporate Center.

May. 01, 2015 @ 12:28 PM

It's Spring Daze

At Spring Daze, you can check out a variety of plants, garden decor and furniture, crafts, jewelry, food and more.
More than 80 vendors are expected at the 12th annual Spring Daze festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Thomasville. The free event is sponsored by Thomasville City Beautification Committee.

Apr. 28, 2015 @ 03:36 PM

DCCC program focuses on increasing college readiness

Thomasville High School senior Mariah Byrd has no doubts she’s college bound this fall – but she’s not taking any chances.

Apr. 28, 2015 @ 03:31 PM

Social media helps, hinders police investigations

To millennials, the word “viral” no longer conjures images of microscopic organisms which facilitate the spread of infectious diseases.

Apr. 28, 2015 @ 03:26 PM

Have a seat at Tommy’s BBQ

Mouthwatering barbecue and hospitality — Southern style — are what has made Tommy’s Bar-B-Que the longest-running restaurant in Thomasville.

Apr. 28, 2015 @ 03:23 PM

Three plead guilty in armed robbery

Two men and a Thomasville woman recently pleaded guilty for their roles in the July 2012 robbery of the Members Credit Union location in Thomasville.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 02:19 PM

First impressions count when selling a home

Want to sell your home? According to Thomasville home marketer and author Mary Steele Allen, there are some things you should do before you contact a realtor and plant a “For Sale” sign in your yard.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 02:17 PM

Jackson returns to city council

A familiar face again assumed a seat on the city council Monday, as Jackie Jackson returned to replace Joel Pierce, who is on a U.S. National Guard peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 02:08 PM

It's the All-America Spring Triathlon

The 2nd Annual All-America City Spring Triathlon today will mean many things to many people. Organizers are expecting more than 70 athletes to compete in the Triathlon that will include a 250-yard swim, a 13-mile bike ride and a 5K run.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 02:04 PM

Bond reduced in case involving former LMS teacher

Even as new allegations were leveled against retired Ledford Middle School teacher Thomas Cridlebaugh in court Tuesday, his $5 million bond was reduced to $2.5 million following a request from his lawyer.

Apr. 21, 2015 @ 09:00 PM

Mental health of students addressed

During their monthly meeting held last Tuesday evening, TCS board members listened as therapist Sara Kramer, LCSW, MSW, gave an update on the number of students enrolled throughout the district who are dealing with mental health challenges on a daily basis.

Apr. 21, 2015 @ 09:00 PM

Paving the way

Thomasville City Schools' wellness coordinator Mary Jane Akerman admits she felt like it was a very long road leading up to last Thursday’s N.C. Safe Routes to School Community Forum and Seminar.

Apr. 21, 2015 @ 09:00 PM

Community rocked by allegations

A fixture of the Wallburg community is the subject of a criminal investigation after a startling announcement of criminal charges were announced last Thursday.

Apr. 22, 2015 @ 06:48 AM

Retired school teacher faces sex charges

A retired Davidson County School teacher is accused of sexually abusing a middle school boy in the early 1980s and now faces charges for crimes allegedly committed at Ledford Middle School.

Apr. 17, 2015 @ 04:27 PM

Board approves economic incentives

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an incentive package for an economic development project during a public hearing Tuesday that will result in a $13 million investment and the retention of 170 jobs.

Apr. 17, 2015 @ 04:25 PM

Mural at THS showcases students' talents

Culinary arts teacher Christi Carpenter says she reminds her students on a daily basis that people “eat with their eyes.”

Apr. 17, 2015 @ 04:22 PM

Local business named to 'Dirty Dozen'

A Chair City business was bestowed with an unfortunate distinction this month as the Better Business Bureau of Central N.C. released its “Dirty Dozen” list for the first time in April.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 04:09 PM

Man accused of paying to have another killed

A local man was charged by Davidson County Sheriff’s Office April 10 with solicitation to commit murder after he allegedly paid a man in an attempt to have another person killed.

Apr. 14, 2015 @ 09:00 PM

Jobless numbers decrease in February

The unemployment rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point in Davidson County during the month of February.

Apr. 14, 2015 @ 09:00 PM

Workshop offers law enforcement new tools for dealing with domestic violence

Members of local law enforcement agencies came together last Thursday at the Davidson County Community College Rittling Conference Center to learn more about providing support and advocacy for victims of domestic violence.

Apr. 14, 2015 @ 09:00 PM

Darr's Bootery celebrates 25 years

Larry Darr is a perfect fit for Darr’s Bootery. And that’s exactly what he wants for his customers — comfortable shoes and a flawless fit in a variety of styles and colors.

Apr. 14, 2015 @ 09:00 PM

Downtown tax incentives provide hope for revitalization

Six is the magic number. According to City Councilman Scott Styers, his vision for the downtown area includes six pillars of the business community – three of which have already set up shop.

Apr. 10, 2015 @ 12:14 PM

Calling all cosplayers

Josh Mitchell of Thomasville designs and sews special occasion clothing but he’s never made a tuxedo. 

Apr. 10, 2015 @ 12:10 PM

Horse-drawn hearse honors timeless tradition

When Sam Booker, director of Prominence Funeral Home, heard the Watkins family wanted to bring back a unique Southern tradition, he was determined to deliver a tasteful service.

Apr. 10, 2015 @ 12:07 PM

Public hearing for economic project is Tuesday

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday to discuss an economic development project that could expand the county's growing tax base.