Aug. 23, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Back to school check up 101

Summertime’s time is up! Before classes start, be sure your child’s health makes the grade.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 02:41 PM

Animal adoption fair focuses on rescue groups

An Adoption Fair and Rabies Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, Aug. 23 at Thomasville Police Department, 7 W. Guilford St., Thomasville.


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 02:32 PM

The Planted Seed, helping those in need

Doug Gore and his wife Leigh had only been married about a month when their house burned in January 1993.
Both employees at Thomasville Furniture Industries, Leigh called Doug at work to tell him the house was on fire.
“It only took me ten minutes to get there, but by that time it was halfway burned down,” he said. “We didn’t have anywhere to go.”

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

Connection Church gives back

For the third consecutive year, Connection Church in Wallburg hosted the “Big Give” at Ledford High School on Saturday.

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 01:51 PM

Team Dalton

When it comes to their careers, you might say Scott and Kelli Dalton have each other's backs. Not to mention totally being absorbed in each other's business — literally. With Scott taking over as principal at East Davidson High School this year and Kelli resuming her post as principal at E. Lawson Brown Middle School, this married couple shares just about everything — including a passion for all things education and family.

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 01:49 PM

Sen. Burr focuses on skills training

For the first time in five years, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr was at Randolph Community College to brush up on what students currently entering the workforce are learning.

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 01:40 PM

Kid City - where children learn, grow and have fun

Kid City Day Care was born from one woman's belief that children with special needs should have a safe place to learn, grow and have fun. Hundreds of children later, Kid City recently celebrated 30 years of operation.

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 01:32 PM

Who's feeding Abagail?

Tiny Abagail Everhart has been patiently waiting all morning. But by the time the Summer Feeding van pulls up to the curb beside the rundown basketball court near the apartments where she lives, her emotions get the best of her.

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.