News

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Costume Fun Run this Saturday

Jarrod Dunbar is dressed like a carrot. This isn’t the first time that the director of membership has done something outlandish so that other people will be inspired to do something healthy.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Numbers show reduction in local, state crimes

According to statistics recently released by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, crime rates in Thomasville decreased nearly across the board in 2013 compared with the previous year.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

Read to Achieve Results top item at county school board meeting

Davidson County’s Director of Elementary Education,  Dr. Sean McWherter, reported to the school board on Monday that 75 percent of third-graders met reading proficiency standards under North Carolina’s Read to Achieve program​.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 10:06 AM

Scout stages project to fight hunger

When Terri Fisher stood in front of a crowd gathered for last month’s meeting of the Thomasville City Council, she sent a message that has been delivered many times before.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

Unemployment numbers reveal mixed bag

As North Carolina's unemployment rate hit its highest point since the end of last year, Davidson County saw a slight increase in the month of August.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

TCS encouraged by turnout for Parent Get Together

Over 60 parents, grand-parents and family members gathered last Saturday at Thomasville High School to celebrate and learn news ways of helping students become more successful in their educational experience.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 04:05 PM

Voter Registration Deadline Friday, Oct. 10 at 5 p.m.

If you aren’t already registered to vote, you have until 5 p.m. on Oct. 10 if you want to cast a ballot on Election Day Nov. 4 or during the early voting period.

 

Oct. 08, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

City votes for hiatus on sweepstakes

The Thomasville City Council approved a 60-day moratorium Sept. 29 by virtue of a 6-1 vote that will prevent new Internet sweepstakes businesses from locating within the city limits during that time.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

What Bo Knows

There are days when things get a bit frustrating in the Exceptional Childrens’ fifth-grade classroom at Liberty Drive Elementary School. Tasks such as reading, writing or sitting quietly during a lesson can become overwhelming for some of students.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Military funeral honors Thomasville firefighter

On Oct. 1, friends and family paid tribute to Raymond Bressi, a firefighter with the U.S. Air Force, who served the country during the Korean War.


Oct. 08, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

You go, girl!

While many teenagers spend the bulk of their adolescence ‘finding themselves,’ at 16-years-old, Ally Hibbitts knows exactly who she is and where she is going. The epitome of the all-American girl, this East Davidson student leaves the impression that she doesn't have a care in the world. 


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Entrepreneur to close formal wear shop

After 32 years in business, Thomasville bridal shop owner Rotha Dawkins plans to close Rotha’s Formal & Tuxedo on Oct. 31. Dawkins, 74, said she will hang up her last formal gown but she isn’t planning to slow down. The entrepreneur, designer, model, artist and baker is eager to embark on her next adventure.


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Local food draws attention in county

Grace and Cary Kanoy, community mobilizers in Thomasville, brought together a group of about 20 representatives of various organizations in Davidson County at the Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday to discuss the county’s food system.


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Parents, school officials combat bullying

Many parents would agree the world is a dangerous place to send their children. Some would admit to feelings of anxiety as kids leave the house every morning on their way to school. Once they get on the bus, they reason, things are out of their control.

 

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Wards issue 'The Challenge'

Tate Publishing recently announced the signing of Thomasville authors Richard and Brenda Ward and their soon-to-be-published book "The Challenge."


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Kisses4Kate to host annual ball Saturday

Kisses4Kate is breaking out the red carpet this weekend when the group hosts its third annual ball at the Marriott hotel in downtown Greensboro.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

City schools host get together

This Saturday, Oct. 4, Thomasville City School’s administrators and staff will host a free breakfast for parents at 8:30 a.m., followed by four educational sessions covering several themes, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. that will help promote family involvement as well as offer information about how to actively participate in their child's academic success.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Energy of 'Hunger Action Month' carries on

Nearly 93 percent of students in Thomasville live at or below the poverty level, and many are counted among the thousands statewide who are considered food insecure. One in six North Carolina residents are identified by Feeding America with this distinction.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 07:58 PM

Picket protesters address commissioners

Animal rights activists – many of whom helped stage a downtown protest in Lexington last Saturday – addressed the Davidson County Board of Commissioners directly Tuesday night.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 07:56 PM

City and county schools show improvement and growth

The North Carolina Board of Education recently released information regarding area schools’ performance and growth for the 2013–14 school year. Analysis of all end-of-grade tests and end-of-course tests confirmed that 73.5 percent of Davidson County schools show marked improvement.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 07:51 PM

Antique Festival next weekend

The Chair City Antique Festival is set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4. The event will be held rain or shine at 201 North Road, Thomasville just off Business 85.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 07:46 PM

Thomasville welcomes ‘Everybody’

On the fourth Saturday of every September, Thomasville hopes for sunshine to descend on the city. Fortunately for thousands who are soon to step outside, look to the sky and grab a comfy pair of shoes on their way out to the Chair City's downtown area, the elements have done nothing but lift spirits for Everybody's Day.


Sep. 24, 2014 @ 01:26 PM

Picket protest opposes gas chamber

A picket protest hosted by the Fix the Davidson County Shelter group was held Saturday in the main square downtown Lexington.

 

Sep. 24, 2014 @ 01:19 PM

Council to consider sweepstakes moratorium

The Thomasville City Council called for a public hearing during its regular meeting that will be held Monday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. to consider a 60-day moratorium on the construction of Internet sweepstakes businesses.


Sep. 24, 2014 @ 01:16 PM

Super Smash Brawl at Thomasville Library

Experienced fighters vied for fame, fortune and glory – well, at least some pretty cool prizes and bragging rights – in a Sept. 19 Anime Tournament held at Thomasville Public Library.