Feb. 25, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Building a local economic food system

Community mobilizers in Thomasville do not believe the traditional economic development model is broken. According to Grace and Cary Kanoy, it simply must be accentuated.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Winter putting up a fight

Although the groundhog didn’t see his shadow Feb. 2, winter is putting up a fight and doesn’t want to leave. Thomasville residents face more wintry weather today, after the season’s first snow and ice accumulations Tuesday and an Arctic blast that brought single-digit temperatures Thursday.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Lake Thom-a-Lex alive in winter

With trees bare of leaves and temperatures that dipped well below freezing last weekend, you might think that Lake Thom-a-Lex would be in a state of hibernation, but that's far from the truth — in fact the lake teems with life both above and below the water.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Commissioners vote to record meetings

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners took a step toward “providing transparency” last week when it voted 4-3 in favor of recording its meetings on video.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Negotiations continue for emergency radios

Davidson County Manager Robert Hyatt addressed the county 911 radios during the Davidson County Board of Commissioners budget retreat for the first time since the board voted to enter negotiations with Motorola on Jan. 13.

Feb. 18, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Number of coyotes on the rise

Venture out on a clear night in southern Davidson County and you may hear howling.


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Gov. McCrory appoints Davidson County residents

Gov. Pat McCrory recently appointed three Davidson County residents to serve on state boards.

Feb. 18, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Commissioners split on sports complex

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners continued an ongoing discussion last week at its retreat about a multi-purpose sports complex, just days after receiving a report from Sports Facilities Advisory.

Feb. 18, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Wetlands are Wonderful

After competing in the "Wetlands are Wonderful" poster and essay contest for 2015, presented by the N.C. Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Ledford Middle Schoolers Ashley Godwin and Jordan Byrd discovered they share a passion for conservation.

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

A Sweetheart Valentine’s Banquet

Love was in the air at the annual Thomasville Civitans Sweetheart Valentine’s Banquet held Feb. 9 at Thomasville Woman’s Club.

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Perez remembered as good neighbor

Those who knew him best admitted Eleuterio Jose Bautista Perez was not quite the pious Baptist follower he professed to be. But his wife's eyes still fill with tears when she describes a man she said loved his family and his neighbors. 

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

County gets update on feasibility of sports complex

Preliminary findings of the Sports Facility Advisory's feasibility analysis determined Davidson County is a “low-moderate” candidate for a new multi-purpose sports complex.

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

TCS annual school report card needs work

North Carolina’s school performance grades are out and it looks as if Thomasville City Schools will have to hit the books harder in the coming months in an effort to make the grade.

Feb. 11, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

Unemployment rate falls at year's end

The unemployment rate in December dipped once again in Davidson County, falling .2 percentage points in the final month of 2014.

Feb. 11, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

TCS School Board approves track, renovations

Thomasville City Schools Board of Education unanimously agreed to give the green light at last Monday’s meeting to move ahead with plans to renovate Thomasville High’s deteriorating running track and field event areas.

Feb. 11, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Man found dead in Charlotte field

The death a Thomasville man remains cloaked in mystery after his body was discovered Jan. 29 during a homeless count in Charlotte.

Feb. 11, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

County Spelling Bee

In front of a hushed crowd of proud parents, grandparents, friends and educators, 25 students representing each of the elementary and middle schools from across the county spelled their hearts out Friday morning at the annual Davidson County Schools Spelling Bee competition held at Davis-Townsend Elementary School.


Feb. 06, 2015 @ 08:51 PM

Selecting residential care for older adults

Families are often overwhelmed when they reach the point where they can no longer care for elderly relatives at home.

Feb. 06, 2015 @ 08:43 PM

PACE Group receives funds for restoration

Members of the PACE Group expect to expound on the organization's long-term vision of revitalizing the downtown area after it recently received a $25,000 grant from the N.C. Department of Commerce Rural Economics Division.

Feb. 06, 2015 @ 08:39 PM

Six arrested in string of robberies

Video surveillance from the Citgo gas station in the 500 block of National Highway led to the arrest of six in connection with a string of robberies that spanned more than two weeks in January.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

TPD promotes, swears in officers

Four officers with the Thomasville Police Department were formally promoted and seven new hires were sworn in Thursday at a ceremony for friends and family at the police station.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

ESL program working hard to make progress

On paper, it may seem as though the Davidson County School system has it’s work cut out for them when it comes to ensuring all 400-plus, non-English-speaking students show progress on state’s annual language proficiency test in the coming years.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Burned body found in backyard fire pit

With flashlights in hand, Geraldine Bautista went with her daughter to look for her husband behind the storage building in their backyard.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Tradition of excellence continues

Excitement is building for the 2015 Miss Thomasville and Miss Central Carolina Scholarship pageant set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at T. Austin Finch Auditorium in Thomasville. Organizers are preparing for the 79th annual event — the longest-running preliminary pageant in the state of North Carolina.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Winter art exhibit showcases finest

Want to go? 

Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center’s winter art show will be up now through March and is open to the public. However, because of the flu visitation restrictions that went into effect Jan. 2 to protect the health of patients, visitors under 18-years-old are not allowed.