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.


Nov. 29, 2014 @ 12:42 AM

Commissioners quest for sports complex continues

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners continue to research the possibility of bringing a youth sports complex to the area.

Nov. 29, 2014 @ 12:40 AM

Pedal Power

Thomasville Primary School Principal Angela Moore put her dignity aside and the pedal to the metal for a good cause last Friday, beating Thomasville Middle School Principal Kevin Leake in a total blowout during the school’s first tricycle race fundraiser to benefit United Way of Davidson County. 


Nov. 29, 2014 @ 12:36 AM

Coble bids farewell to Congress

For 30 years, Rep. Howard Coble represented the people of central North Carolina.

Nov. 29, 2014 @ 12:33 AM

Shop Small in Thomasville today

On the Thomasville Chamber of Commerce calendar, today's date is circled in red. That's because it's Shop Small Saturday.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Meet the ‘fruitcake king’

Jerry Surratt is known as the fruitcake king. Perhaps he possesses a fruitcake gene.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

SV Products celebrates with ribbon cutting

Representatives from the Thomasville City Council and Davidson County Board of Commissioners were on hand Nov. 19 to cut the ribbon to formally open SV Plastics, a racing vehicle components firm originally based in Hebron, Ohio.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

City receives clean financial audit

A financial audit presented by Hickory-based Martin Starnes and Associates at a meeting this month of Thomasville City Council revealed the city is operating at a surplus.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Good Gourd

It’s the greatest gourd of them all — the pumpkin. Leaves falling, woodsmoke rising and the threat of a heavy frost signals to many nostalgic Americans that it’s pumpkin season. And even though these joyous orange orbs only last a few short weeks as the carved jack-o'-lanterns for Halloween before turning mushy and folding in on themselves, millions of Americans spend days and weeks leading up to Thanksgiving feasting on pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin Oreos, pumpkin Pop-Tarts, pumpkin bagels, pumpkin yogurt, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin cider, pumpkin pie and pumpkin beer. However, once the turkey left-overs are gone, so is America’s fascination with everything pumpkin. Or is it?
For one Davison County man and his brother, pumpkins are big business and always in season.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Lessons from a genealogy master

The past thirty years for Randy Hepler have been all about finding “the one.” One more name. One more date. One more birth certificate. One more death certificate. One more census record. One more.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Three public hearings set for Nov. 25

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved three public hearings following a closed session last Wednesday that will invite feedback Nov. 25 on proposed economic development.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

It's Parade Day!

The Chair City kicked off the holidays last night with the first annual Thomasville Light up the Holidays event. With the tree lit, the celebration continues today with the Christmas Parade organized by Fairgrove Lions Club set for 3 p.m.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Council extends sweepstakes moratorium until May 2015

A moratorium on new Internet sweepstakes businesses in Thomasville will continue after the city council approved a 180-day moratorium that will run through May 2015.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 08:04 AM

Effort ensures families enjoy holiday meal

When it comes to feeding 140 of Thomasville’s neediest children and their families this Thanksgiving, it really does take a village.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

The Ledford band is back

Stephanie Meyer and Bob Callicutt are getting the band back together. After nearly a year of planning, more than 75 former Ledford Alumni Marching Band members will participate in the Nov. 22 Thomasville Christmas Parade.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Grant application for transportation projects approved

Public hearings during the regular meeting of the Davidson County Board of Commissioners last week resulted in the unanimous approval of two grant applications that will be submitted to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

BOC hires adviser for 911 system

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners approved a motion Wednesday to hire an independent consultant who will help lead a project for a new 911 radio communication system and interlocal agreement with the City of Thomasville.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Public hearing on sweepstakes Monday

The Thomasville City Council will hold a public hearing Monday regarding a proposed 180-day moratorium on new Internet sweepstakes cafes.