Apr. 07, 2015 @ 03:48 PM

Spring cleaning — a fresh start

With the long, cold winter over, Brooke Ryals of Thomasville took a whole day to straighten out her closets.

Apr. 05, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

Egg Drop a success

There are lots of reasons people attended the Egg Drop recently held at Ledford High School, 140 Jesse Greene Road, Thomasville — 55,000 eggs, free food, animal rides and a petting zoo.

Apr. 04, 2015 @ 02:27 AM

City council approves five rezoning requests

Five rezoning requests were unanimously approved by the Thomasville City Council during a special session.

Apr. 05, 2015 @ 11:15 AM


The hexagonal sanctuary of Rich Fork Baptist Church was filled with at least 300 people packed into its upper deck and main sanctuary for a special Jews For Jesus presentation Wednesday night.


Mar. 31, 2015 @ 02:54 PM

Collapse of a colony?

Honeybees are often overlooked by consumers as a vital contributor to the food eaten in households across the country.

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 02:47 PM

Brown’s brainiacs win big at Battle of the Books

Go ahead, call Adem Bektic, Tutu Le-Hoang, Issac Odenwelder, Joshua Hunt, Kiya Turner, Lauren Thomas or Courtney Moore a bunch of bookworms. Really, they don’t mind.

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 02:38 PM

Bridge to the future

A team of students from Davidson Early College High School answered the challenge to build a bridge for the 2015 Region 3 Model Bridge Building Competition held March 27 on the Davidson County Community College campus.


Mar. 31, 2015 @ 02:35 PM

Targeting the dropout rate

Long before assuming her role as superintendent of Thomasville City Schools at the start of the 2013-2014 school year, Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin had been made well aware of the system’s challenges during her tenure with the N.C. Department of Instruction. 

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 05:37 PM

City continues success in building reuse

Elected officials and city developers are excited by the prospects of North American Implements, a Davidson County business, moving into an abandoned building in Thomasville.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

Vietnam vet calls Thomasville a 'special place'

March 30, the 42nd anniversary of troop withdrawal from the Southeast Asian conflict, has been designated as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 05:33 PM

Commissioners approve referendum for county alcohol

When voters in Davidson County head to the ballots in November 2016, a referendum will afford them the opportunity to decide whether to support countywide alcohol sales after a split vote by the Davidson County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

Parker Farms formula: pick one thing, do it well

Parker Farms doesn’t have a website, Facebook or a fancy-schmancy public relations agent. It doesn’t need one. At Parker Farms, where tomatoes abound, the philosophy is simple — pick one thing, and do it better than anybody else.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Council approves Ennis-Flint project

Thomasville City Council unanimously approved the Community Block Development Grant Project for Ennis-Flint at this month’s regular meeting in order to facilitate the reuse of a preexisting building in the city.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Second Harvest receives donation

A total of 22 Second Harvest Food Bank partners in Davidson County will receive a variety of equipment thanks to a gift from an anonymous donor.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

East Davidson student recognized

No one seemed more surprised than Madison Dutton to be invited to Raleigh for a recent reception with members of the General Assembly at the Legislative Building. 

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Career Day offers students a chance to think outside-the-box

Judging by the look of her stylish outfit and trendy black high heels, 18-year-old Kayley Yetso appeared to be one of the more polished, young-professional types to attend the Annual Career Day held at Davidson County High School last week.

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 09:30 PM

Mother, child escape injury in hit-and-run

A hit-and-run investigation has reached a holding pattern and Thomasville Police are requesting assistance from the community.

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 09:30 PM

'GO FAR' gets students ready to run 5K

Thanks to a new running club sponsored by Thomasville City Schools, Ryleah Payne and her friend Morgan Hartman are now training hard to run in their first 5K marathon — and they’re only 9-years old.

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 09:30 PM

Pierce to be deployed

Councilman Joel Pierce will soon represent a much larger number of constituents than the ones he has grown accustomed to serving.

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 09:30 PM

Cursive writing still a valuable skill

Is cursive handwriting still important? It is at New Hope Christian Academy in Thomasville, where students learn cursive in kindergarten.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Reading, writing and run, run, run

Lindsay Yarborough may only be halfway through her second year of teaching physical education at Thomasville Middle School, but already she possesses the wisdom, compassion and insight of an educator far beyond her years, despite the fact that if you passed her in the hall or caught a glimpse of her running around the gym with the other kids, you might easily mistake her for a bubbly, energetic teenager.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Land purchase option for business park extended

Davidson County Board of Commissioners approved a 180-day extension Tuesday for the option to purchase property for the business park currently slated for construction in Linwood.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Thomasville Senior Center celebrates 40 years

The front entrance of Thomasville Senior Center was decorated with balloons in honor of the 40th year open house and ribbon cutting ceremony held March 12.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

TPD prioritizing student safety

In light of frightening child luring cases in other parts of the country, the Thomasville Police Department is urging parents to keep an even closer eye on their children.


Mar. 14, 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Celtic Legends

Thomasville’s own ballerina Abigail Westmoreland will perform key roles in an upcoming production of High Point Ballet’s Celtic Legends.