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Jun. 19, 2014 @ 11:40 AM

Davidson County’s Class of 2014 graduates

Students across Davidson County took to the stage Saturday morning for graduation ceremonies, as Ledford and East Davidson high schools celebrated commencement for the Class of 2014.


Jun. 17, 2014 @ 04:25 PM

Davidson County job gains follow encouraging trend

Widely improving unemployment numbers across the state offer a promising outlook for 99 of 100 counties, including Davidson, according to data released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce.


Jun. 17, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

Davidson County job gains follow encouraging trend

Widely improving unemployment numbers across the state offer a promising outlook for 99 of 100 counties, including Davidson, according to data released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce.


Jun. 17, 2014 @ 11:50 AM

Board honors life of Kepley

Three days after the death of one of its own, the Davidson County Board of Commissioners held its first meeting since Billy Joe Kepley died June 7 of an apparent heart attack.


Jun. 17, 2014 @ 11:44 AM

Campaign kick-off held

The Baptist Children’s Home capital campaign has already raised $13.28 million since solicitations began in July 2013. At the public campaign kickoff held June 10 on the Mills Home campus, organizers announced a challenge goal of $21.3 million.


Jun. 11, 2014 @ 03:59 PM

Motsinger files for school board

Neal Motsinger announced his candidacy for election to the Davidson County Board of Education on Monday.


Jun. 11, 2014 @ 03:48 PM

Granny’s Donuts

Are those from Granny's?

It’s a frequently asked question in Thomasville that Granny's Donuts and Bakery owner Andy Sek is proud of.


Jun. 11, 2014 @ 04:02 PM

Moore gets Eagle award

Josh Moore, 16, of Thomasville recently received his Boy Scout Eagle Award.

 


Jun. 10, 2014 @ 12:28 PM

Commissioner Billy Joe Kepley dies at 78

Billy Joe Kepley, Davidson County’s longest-tenured commissioner, died Saturday morning of an apparent heart attack at the age of 78.


Jun. 10, 2014 @ 12:11 PM

Health Dept. gives thumbs down to e-cigarettes

The use of electronic cigarettes in the United States is rising. As of 2011, the Food and Drug Administration reported that there are 400 brands of e-cigarettes available.


Jun. 10, 2014 @ 12:06 PM

The many flavors of vaping

Some smokers have switched to vaping for the health benefits. Others do it for economy. Whatever the reason, Vapor Lounge, a new Thomasville business, offers smokers a plethora of options.


Jun. 03, 2014 @ 03:35 PM

TPD completes second Citizens Police Academy

The Thomasville Police Department honored graduates of their Citizens Police Academy class Tuesday evening. The academy was attended by 13 members of the community, who met every Tuesday for eight weeks to learn about various law enforcement functions. Over the course of those eight weeks, participants learned about all aspects of policing and the operations of the Thomasville Police Department.


Jun. 03, 2014 @ 03:28 PM

Thomasville sisters rank high

Little separates Charity and Chelsea Oliver. Born 11 months apart yet classmates throughout their scholastic careers, the Oliver sisters have a knack for reaching their goals together.


Jun. 03, 2014 @ 03:23 PM

Airsoft pistol brought to school

Thomasville City Schools plans to address the difference between weapons and toys in the wake of Tuesday's incident at Liberty Drive Elementary where a 9-year-old boy brought an Airsoft Pistol to school.


May. 28, 2014 @ 01:40 PM

Softball game benefits Wounded Warriors

Local celebrities gathered Monday to wrap up the weekend with the Wounded Warrior benefit softball game at Finch Field. 


May. 28, 2014 @ 01:22 PM

Local teenager gears up for second fundraiser

 Wood's “If Everybody C.A.R.E.S” fundraiser will benefit Davidson County Meals on Wheels, Davidson County Smart Start and the Davidson County Animal Shelter.


May. 26, 2014 @ 06:33 PM

Remembering the fallen

McCrory served as the parade's grand marshal, and rode front and center up Salem Street and down Memorial Park Drive toward Thomasville's own plot of remembrance – Memorial Park.


May. 23, 2014 @ 01:07 PM

Ending the year with some fun in the sun

Field Day combines reading and fun


May. 23, 2014 @ 12:59 PM

Restricted alcohol use permitted at PACE Park

The area in front of the amphitheater is now included with Finch Field and the Farmer's Market as city property where alcohol use is permitted under special circumstances.


May. 23, 2014 @ 12:56 PM

Court ruling protects teacher tenure

Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood on May 16 in a Wake County courthouse ordered an injunction against legislation that would have eliminated career status for public school teachers throughout North Carolina.


May. 23, 2014 @ 12:53 PM

Grant funds to help solve building reuse dilemma

Cities founded on the backbone of manufacturing face similar dilemmas when it comes to aging and sometimes dilapidated buildings that now sit empty.
A new program from the Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC) offers a possible solution to municipalities such as Thomasville that would like to see these old buildings either come back to life or make way for something else entirely.


May. 20, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

Shooting suspect charged with resisting arrest

According to Sgt. Brad Sainting, Thomasville police received a call on May 15 at 2:09 p.m. regarding a shooting in an apartment parking lot at 111 South St.


May. 20, 2014 @ 10:57 AM

Doak Park transformation continues

Doak Park's baseball diamond now has a new scoreboard thanks to a fundraising effort and a little help from a community partner. On Friday night, Parks & Rec plan on celebrating the beginning of a new baseball season with something a little out of the ordinary.


May. 20, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

Parade organizers getting ready for a busy weekend

This year's schedule of events includes a Wounded Warriors benefit softball game at Finch Field following the parade. 


May. 20, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

Wilgus leaves lasting legacy at THS

Sgt. Robert Wilgus is retiring from Thomasville High School next month. The native New Yorker founded the school's JROTC program in 1993.