Jan. 21, 2014 @ 10:39 AM

Grant helps to fund SRO at elementary schools

The  SRO will be responsible for Thomasville Primary School and Liberty Drive Elementary School.

Jan. 21, 2014 @ 10:35 AM

TCS partners with Friendly Dental Van

Beginning in the spring, all four TCS campuses will welcome the Friendly Dental Van, a Charlotte-based program that offers dental services to children who do not receive routine care.

Jan. 21, 2014 @ 09:31 AM

MLK Peace March

Sunny skies but cold temperatures welcomed participants in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace March held Saturday. 

Jan. 20, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Volunteer fire departments escape ACA requirement

At the start of the year, the Guil-Rand Fire Department in Archdale was in the middle of .. well .. a firestorm caused by the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Volunteer fire departments in Thomasville, for the most part, would not have been impacted by the ACA requirement. Luckily an IRS ruling Jan. 10 quietened the alarms that other Piedmont departments faced.


Jan. 17, 2014 @ 03:21 PM

$10,000 stolen from Davidson County Schools

A Thomasville woman faces charges following an allegation that she had obtained more than $10,000 by purchasing gift cards at Food Lion stores using money from Davidson County Schools.

Jan. 17, 2014 @ 02:47 PM

City may may amend tax incentive district

Thomasville City Council is tweaking the district for its downtown tax incentive initiative. Council members at the Jan.22 meeting will vote on a district boundary modification that includes more businesses and less houses. 

Jan. 17, 2014 @ 02:39 PM

Fire chief, councilman hospitalized

Thomasville Fire Chief Martin Dailey is listed in stable condition and Councilman Scott Styers in critical condition, according to hospital officials on Friday. 

Jan. 17, 2014 @ 02:18 PM

TPR wants community input on new rec center

A community meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Ballpark Road Recreation Center. Staff will present ideas and are eager to hear what the community thinks as well.

Jan. 17, 2014 @ 02:08 PM

Novant Health declares war on preventable killers

It’s a 1-2-3 defensive punch. Novant Health has declared war on high blood pressure, prediabetes and obesity as part of a multi-year, systemwide community health initiative. And it starts in Thomasville.

Jan. 14, 2014 @ 09:39 AM

Johnson honored by MLK Community Service Award

His ability to make a positive impact on those around him earned Johnson a 2014 MLK Community Service Award from Martin Luther King Social Action Committee.

Jan. 14, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Hospital donates three more AEDS to TCS

TCS now has enough AEDs to cover every sporting event at the high school and middle school. 

Jan. 10, 2014 @ 12:24 PM

Project BART: a $25 million investment

A local company may invest $25 million and create up to 50 jobs in Thomasville. Thomasville City Council on Jan. 22 will hold a public hearing regarding an economic incentive grant for Project BART.

Jan. 15, 2014 @ 12:17 PM

Three receive prestigious awards

As Tony Hyde eloquently spoke about the Citizen of the Year, the room of people at the Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting hushed. With all the attributes affirmed, smiles and teary eyes acknowledged the recipient before her name was spoken.

Jan. 08, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Drastic temperature changes pose potential problem for city

This week's arctic vortex may have blasted Thomasville with frigid temperatures but city officials said the year's first round of winter weather could have been much worse.

Jan. 08, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

Kestler faces murder charge

A Thomasville woman accused of injecting an acquaintance with a lethal dose of heroin in Mayhas been charged with second degree murder and concealment of death. The body was found three days later.

Jan. 08, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

TCS honors Brown Tuesday night

Allen Brown admittedly is an emotional person.
Brown's emotions bubbled to the surface Tuesday night when the Thomasville City Schools Board of Education honored the recently retired head football coach for his service and commitment to student-athletes.

Jan. 07, 2014 @ 04:25 PM

Fisher humbled by MLK award

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said he had the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies.

Jan. 07, 2014 @ 01:39 PM

Nightime freezing temps expected through Wednesday

As arctic air brought single-digit temperatures on Monday night,  Thomasville's lone homeless shelter and other nonprofits are trying to meet an increased need for assistance. The freezing temperatures are expected to run through Wednesday night.

Jan. 06, 2014 @ 09:02 AM

Young Marines, Masons partner for 'Toys for Tots'

Young Marines of Davidson County over the years has brought Christmas cheer to thousands of families through its annual Toys for Tots campaign.
With help from a community partner, the organization now is reaching more Chair City children than ever before.

Jan. 03, 2014 @ 10:33 AM

Impact of Buy Local campaign trickles down to community

Local businesses ended 2013 on a high note thanks in large part to Thomasville citizens spending their money in the Chair City.

Jan. 02, 2014 @ 05:18 PM

Health department investigates E.coli cases

The Davidson County Health Department urges citizens to take sanitary precautions to avoid exposure to E. coli.

Jan. 02, 2014 @ 09:51 AM

What's your New Year's resolution?

Excitement surrounds the Tom A. Finch YMCA as the organization moves into the new year. Launching three new programs and offering a membership special for the first two weeks of 2014, Beth Todd, director of marketing, contends the YMCA is the place to be.

Dec. 31, 2013 @ 04:55 PM

Davidson mulls additional $2 million grant

An additional loan package is being considered by Davidson County Commissioners to boost the progress of a proposed industrial park off Interstate 85.

Dec. 31, 2013 @ 10:44 AM

Digital access grows in Davidson library system

Sarah Hudson downloaded books on her smartphone to read in the airport when she was traveling. The option was convenient and the cost — zero.