May. 22, 2015 @ 02:36 PM

TPD, TCS discuss teen violence at community meeting

In light of violent incidents reported throughout the city, Thomasville Police Department and Thomasville City Schools invited feedback from residents during a community meeting at Tom A. Finch YMCA on Tuesday.

May. 22, 2015 @ 02:30 PM

Council extends sweepstakes moratorium

On Monday city council unanimously approved a six-month extension of the moratorium currently in place for licensing and permitting new electronic gaming operations.

May. 22, 2015 @ 02:27 PM

Chair City celebrates Memorial Day

A Gathering of Eagles reception, a Ladies for Liberty concert and a parachute jump will all add up to a schedule of events in Thomasville designed to honor U.S. veterans and memorialize fallen soldiers in a big way.

May. 19, 2015 @ 01:13 PM

Wearing summer style with a smile

Shirley Jones-Byrd of Thomasville is smilin’ and stylin’ in her summer wardrobe. The actress and senior pageant title-holder offers fashion advice that will take the over-50 woman anywhere from the beach to Sunday-morning worship service.

May. 19, 2015 @ 01:09 PM

Names of those arrested in group fight released

Police released the names of 15 Thomasville High School students who were arrested May 4 for their alleged involvement in large crowds fighting on the north side of the city.


May. 19, 2015 @ 01:06 PM

Proposed budget includes property tax increase

The county's proposed $132.7 million 2015-16 fiscal year budget, if approved will call for a two-cent property tax rate increase.

May. 19, 2015 @ 01:03 PM

To infinity, Harvard and beyond

When Melvin Diggs road his bicycle down the driveway to the mailbox a few months ago, he had no idea of the dramatic path his academic career was about to take.

May. 15, 2015 @ 04:16 PM

Thomasville Little Miss headed for DC

A Thomasville third-grader who holds three pageant titles will compete in July in Washington, D.C. for the national title of Little Miss United States.


May. 15, 2015 @ 04:12 PM

Off the Cuff

High blood pressure is one of the most serious causes of diseases in N.C. and is recognized as an important risk factor for heart disease and stroke, which are the second- and fourth-leading causes of death.

May. 15, 2015 @ 04:09 PM

School bus accident injures four

Injuries to three students and a bus driver were reported Tuesday when a school bus that was traveling on Kanoy Road went off the roadway and ultimately collided with a tree.

May. 15, 2015 @ 04:03 PM

Fallen officers remembered

Law enforcement officers gathered Tuesday at Thomasville Church of God to honor fallen officers at the Peace Officers Memorial Service.

May. 12, 2015 @ 04:12 PM

TPD continues to deal with group violence

The month of April is one the Chair City would like to forget when it comes to violent crime.

May. 12, 2015 @ 04:15 PM

Muslim activist revisits tar heel state

Four years ago Asra Nomani, a renowned Muslim feminist and former Wall Street Journal reporter, spoke to nearly 100 students on the campus of Davidson County Community College.


May. 13, 2015 @ 04:23 PM

Race to end hunger is a colorful event

Runners and walkers leave the starting line dressed in white race T-shirts, but five kilometers later they are a portrait of rainbow colors.

May. 12, 2015 @ 03:59 PM

Plans for a scholarly summer

After talking with 17-year-old Tyler Miller, it’s readily apparent that this rising, academic super-star from East Davidson High School will not be spending the summer before his senior year lounging around the house, playing video games or complaining to his parents about being bored.

May. 08, 2015 @ 04:36 PM

A Cleaner World delivers free services to TFD

On Monday a visitor stopped by to drop off an item to be washed at A Cleaner World on Julian Avenue.

May. 08, 2015 @ 04:33 PM

When Mother’s Day lasts a lifetime

Mattie Pritchett doesn't have time to wax nostalgic or wonder what might have been. She, along with her 17-year-old daughter Holland, are too busy living life to the fullest, cherishing every moment they spend together — right down to the nanosecond. 

May. 08, 2015 @ 04:30 PM

Morning express event brings participants face-to-face with Adams

At a recent Morning Express session at Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams was as excited to meet with participants as they were to meet with her.

May. 05, 2015 @ 03:54 PM

Residents seek exercise alternatives with track closed

As the temperature rises, residents accustomed to heading out to the track will explore other venues to continue their exercise programs. 

May. 06, 2015 @ 01:32 PM

The most heroic gift of all

When some people hear the words organ donation, most likely they think of someone in need of a heart, liver or kidney transplant.

May. 05, 2015 @ 03:45 PM

Tiny house = big savings

Shane Bryson is in the process of building his dream home.

May. 05, 2015 @ 03:38 PM

House members aim to save driver's ed

Legislators in the N.C. House of Representatives are working to save the state’s driver’s education program as it is presently constituted.

May. 01, 2015 @ 12:40 PM

A life-long affair with the Kentucky Derby

Since that day in May when Secretariat secured his place as the the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 25 years, I’ve never missed watching The Derby. NEVER.


May. 01, 2015 @ 12:37 PM

Family leaps from burning building

A fire on Pine Street displaced 75 people Tuesday as The Oaks Apartments went up in flames.


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.