Dec. 24, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

UAC to run animal shelter

The United Animal Coalition will take over the Davidson County Animal Shelter after its board voted last Wednesday night to approve a contract proposal from the Davidson County Board of Commissioners.

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

East Davidson FBLA Chapter takes top prizes

Jennifer Adcock, Business teacher and FBLA advisor graduated from East Davidson and was an active member herself in the club when she was a student. For 15 years,  Adcock has been a passionate advocate for community service and helping others. She works tirelessly — in and out of the classroom — to instill character and sense of stewardship in all of her students.

“God gives each of us special gifts and it’s up to us to decide how we use them,” said Adcock. “It makes me so happy to see our club work hard to do for others who are in need. This club is constantly giving back and finding ways to serve the community we live in. Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing the students win at competitions, but what matters most to me is that they actually see and feel what it is like to do for others.”

In addition to assembling and delivering 122 Christmas presents to the residents of Libertywood Nursing Center in Thomasville, Adcock said FBLA members opted out of simply dropping the gifts off but chose instead to personally visit with each resident and wish them a Merry Christmas.

“The students wanted to show those folks they cared and spend a little time with them,” Adcock said. “That kind of thoughtfulness reflects what kind of kids we have participating in this club. They are awesome.”

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 09:51 AM

Council approves resolution for Project Wildcat

The Thomasville City Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday to support Project Wildcat, an economic development project intended to bring a textile company to the Chair City.

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 09:49 AM

Love Feast this Sunday

Memorial United Methodist Church will hold a traditional Love Feast at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 in the sanctuary. A long-standing tradition at the church, the annual event typically attracts between 350 and 400 participants.

Dec. 20, 2014 @ 09:44 AM

Young Marines partner with Masonic Lodge for Toys for Tots

Thomasville Masonic Lodge 214 will host Toys for Tots today for a third consecutive year, bringing hundreds of area children the opportunity to receive presents and visit with Santa Claus.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Emerging from the fog

Growing up, I adored my father in a 1960s sitcom way. Even mundane events had a heroic feel when he spun the narrative.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Unemployment rate falls for third straight month

A month after the unemployment rate in Davidson County reached its lowest point since before the Great Recession, it fell dramatically once again in October, falling below six percent for the first time in six years.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Christmas comes to Mills Home

Like many other boys his age, Thomas, 8, is eager to play with his toys after arriving home after school. His toy of choice is a remote control police car complete with siren.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

I’ll Be Home for Christmas

For the past three weeks, Thomasville’s master genealogist and historian Randy Hepler has shared basic tips on ways to begin tracing your family history and genealogy. In this final installment, Randy takes us back to one of the most treasured times in his own personal history and shows why staying in close touch with living relatives and preserving family artifacts, including physical structures, can be one of the most incredible gifts you leave behind for generations to come.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 07:15 AM

THS coaches push student athletes to make a play for success

Long after the Friday night lights have been switched off at Cushwa Stadium and the basketball court has fallen silent from the beat of a bouncing ball. Even after the volleyball net and wrestling mats have been rolled up for the season and the track and soccer fields have emptied out for the last time, for the athletes who participate in a variety of sports at Thomasville High School, making a personal commitment to academic excellence now is the only way to ensure they will make it in the game of life according to Thomasville High School Athletic director Steve Bare.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 07:15 AM

Brenner Fit Academy coming next month

Beginning in January Thomasville parents will have a unique opportunity to learn nutrition, physical activity and other healthy moves they can incorporate into their family’s lifestyle.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 07:15 AM

Commissioners pitch animal shelter proposal

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners proposed a $325,000 contract with the United Animal Coalition on Tuesday to facilitate a takeover of the Davidson County Animal Shelter.


Dec. 13, 2014 @ 07:15 AM

Descending into darkness

In one moment, Danny Kennedy's eyelids were at rest. The next, they snapped open, only to remain that way sporadically through the nightmarish hours that would follow.

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Restaurant to donate portion of sales to displaced family

Tommy's Bar-B-Que will host a fundraiser Saturday for a family whose home was destroyed by fire the day after Thanksgiving.

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Finding financial peace this season

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but not when bills become the ghost of Christmas past that linger all year long. Two Tom A. Finch YMCA staff members have found a program that will add a new dimension of fitness — financial fitness.

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Hour of Code

On Tuesday Thomasville High School students joined tens of millions of students from across the world to participate in an international campaign titled “Hour of Code.” During their first block of classes, students from every grade had the opportunity to try computer coding for one hour by simply logging on to the web-site, and following self-guided video tutorials.

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Fairgrove Family Resource Center hopes for food pantry makeover

Fairgrove Family Resource Center was selected as a finalist to receive a $20,000 donation from Wal-Mart through its Food Pantry Holiday Makeover competition.

Dec. 06, 2014 @ 12:51 AM

Tree Time

For many Americans, getting into the holiday spirit involves putting up household decorations including a Christmas tree. Most Americans, 80 percent according to a recent poll, choose an artificial tree but for some, nothing but a bona fide Christmas tree will do.

Dec. 06, 2014 @ 12:45 AM

The Gift that Gives Back

Looking for the perfect book for your child this Christmas at a great price? Check out the Scholastic Holiday Warehouse Book Sale now through Dec. 13 at 4344 Federal Drive, Suite 112, Greensboro. Thousands of items $2 or less. Visit for more information.

Dec. 06, 2014 @ 12:40 AM

Commissioners name chairman, vice chairman

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners unanimously elected Todd Yates to serve as chairman for 2015, and tapped Steve Jarvis as vice chairman at a special meeting Dec. 1.


Dec. 06, 2014 @ 12:37 AM

Novant Health TMC celebrates holidays with tree lighting

When asked what excites her about decorating trees for Christmas at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center, Susan Reece can hardly contain her enthusiasm for watching children and their parents stroll through the hospital during the holiday season.

Dec. 03, 2014 @ 10:14 AM

Commissioners approve economic development projects

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved two Community Development Block Grants and an incentive project Nov. 25 that will reportedly create a combined 78 jobs, according to Steve Googe, executive director of the Davidson County Economic Development Commission.

Dec. 03, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Restaurant offers shelter as homes burn

Belinda Smith is no stranger to arriving at work before the crack of dawn.
Her call to duty began before her shift as manager did on Friday morning when she opened the doors of Tommy's Bar-B-Que for a family whose home was destroyed by fire.

Dec. 03, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Antique pickers invoke nostalgia

A Thomasville trio who share a common history have joined forces to open a unique type of store offering rare items.

Dec. 03, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Lessons from a genealogy master: Part II

This week, Thomasville genealogist Randy Hepler offers helpful tips on how to navigate the long and winding road to find your family’s history in the most unlikely places.