News

May. 29, 2015 @ 03:51 PM

Bennett will not seek re-election

It didn't take a trip to the Rocky Mountains for Mayor Joe Bennett to realize what he had in Thomasville.


May. 26, 2015 @ 12:58 PM

County will continue negotiations with Motorola

Davidson County Commissioners voted earlier this month to continue with ongoing negotiations with Motorola rather than sending out a request for proposal from other companies wishing to bid on the county's 911 emergency radio project.


May. 26, 2015 @ 12:52 PM

Proposed budget calls for no property tax increase

City council unanimously approved a call for public hearing on June 1 that will focus on the $38.5 million 2015-16 proposed budget released last week.


May. 26, 2015 @ 12:45 PM

Jackson continues ministry journey

Wielding a duct tape-wrapped walking stick, the middle-aged man is hot, tired and sore after walking seven miles in the heat of the day.


May. 26, 2015 @ 12:42 PM

Event at the ‘Grand Ole Dame’

Thomasville Woman’s Club will offer vintage purses, scarves and costume jewelry for sale at their annual Spring Card Party, Lunch and Fashion Show this Friday at Thomasville Woman’s Club, 15 Elliott Drive.


May. 22, 2015 @ 02:39 PM

Your order’s up at T-ville Diner

On a recent morning the breakfast crowd enjoyed a feast at T-ville Diner.


May. 22, 2015 @ 02:36 PM

TPD, TCS discuss teen violence at community meeting

In light of violent incidents reported throughout the city, Thomasville Police Department and Thomasville City Schools invited feedback from residents during a community meeting at Tom A. Finch YMCA on Tuesday.


May. 22, 2015 @ 02:30 PM

Council extends sweepstakes moratorium

On Monday city council unanimously approved a six-month extension of the moratorium currently in place for licensing and permitting new electronic gaming operations.


May. 22, 2015 @ 02:27 PM

Chair City celebrates Memorial Day

A Gathering of Eagles reception, a Ladies for Liberty concert and a parachute jump will all add up to a schedule of events in Thomasville designed to honor U.S. veterans and memorialize fallen soldiers in a big way.


May. 19, 2015 @ 01:13 PM

Wearing summer style with a smile

Shirley Jones-Byrd of Thomasville is smilin’ and stylin’ in her summer wardrobe. The actress and senior pageant title-holder offers fashion advice that will take the over-50 woman anywhere from the beach to Sunday-morning worship service.


May. 19, 2015 @ 01:09 PM

Names of those arrested in group fight released

Police released the names of 15 Thomasville High School students who were arrested May 4 for their alleged involvement in large crowds fighting on the north side of the city.

 

May. 19, 2015 @ 01:06 PM

Proposed budget includes property tax increase

The county's proposed $132.7 million 2015-16 fiscal year budget, if approved will call for a two-cent property tax rate increase.


May. 19, 2015 @ 01:03 PM

To infinity, Harvard and beyond

When Melvin Diggs road his bicycle down the driveway to the mailbox a few months ago, he had no idea of the dramatic path his academic career was about to take.


May. 15, 2015 @ 04:16 PM

Thomasville Little Miss headed for DC

A Thomasville third-grader who holds three pageant titles will compete in July in Washington, D.C. for the national title of Little Miss United States.

 

May. 15, 2015 @ 04:12 PM

Off the Cuff

High blood pressure is one of the most serious causes of diseases in N.C. and is recognized as an important risk factor for heart disease and stroke, which are the second- and fourth-leading causes of death.


May. 15, 2015 @ 04:09 PM

School bus accident injures four

Injuries to three students and a bus driver were reported Tuesday when a school bus that was traveling on Kanoy Road went off the roadway and ultimately collided with a tree.


May. 15, 2015 @ 04:03 PM

Fallen officers remembered

Law enforcement officers gathered Tuesday at Thomasville Church of God to honor fallen officers at the Peace Officers Memorial Service.


May. 12, 2015 @ 04:12 PM

TPD continues to deal with group violence

The month of April is one the Chair City would like to forget when it comes to violent crime.


May. 12, 2015 @ 04:15 PM

Muslim activist revisits tar heel state

Four years ago Asra Nomani, a renowned Muslim feminist and former Wall Street Journal reporter, spoke to nearly 100 students on the campus of Davidson County Community College.

 

May. 13, 2015 @ 04:23 PM

Race to end hunger is a colorful event

Runners and walkers leave the starting line dressed in white race T-shirts, but five kilometers later they are a portrait of rainbow colors.


May. 12, 2015 @ 03:59 PM

Plans for a scholarly summer

After talking with 17-year-old Tyler Miller, it’s readily apparent that this rising, academic super-star from East Davidson High School will not be spending the summer before his senior year lounging around the house, playing video games or complaining to his parents about being bored.


May. 08, 2015 @ 04:36 PM

A Cleaner World delivers free services to TFD

On Monday a visitor stopped by to drop off an item to be washed at A Cleaner World on Julian Avenue.


May. 08, 2015 @ 04:33 PM

When Mother’s Day lasts a lifetime

Mattie Pritchett doesn't have time to wax nostalgic or wonder what might have been. She, along with her 17-year-old daughter Holland, are too busy living life to the fullest, cherishing every moment they spend together — right down to the nanosecond. 


May. 08, 2015 @ 04:30 PM

Morning express event brings participants face-to-face with Adams

At a recent Morning Express session at Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams was as excited to meet with participants as they were to meet with her.


May. 05, 2015 @ 03:54 PM

Residents seek exercise alternatives with track closed

As the temperature rises, residents accustomed to heading out to the track will explore other venues to continue their exercise programs.