Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:16 PM

Community meeting focuses on crime prevention

Less than an hour after the capture of a suspect who barricaded himself inside a Thomasville residence for most of Tuesday afternoon, Thomasville Police Chief Jeff Insley conducted a community meeting at Emmanuel Baptist Church to discuss an area spike in violent crime.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 11:18 AM

Preservation NC eyes Thomasville

Residents lament the appearance of what many describe as “eyesores,” buildings that represent the Chair City's past, rather than its future. At least one institution has the ear of the Thomasville City Council, which entertained the ideas of Myrick Howard, president of Preservation North Carolina, about rebuilding projects throughout the state at last month’s regular meeting.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 11:08 AM

Construction to begin for sheriff's office

Upon further review, the Davidson County Board of Commissioners will move forward with the construction of a new Davidson County Sheriff’s Office. Nearly a month after they unanimously approved a bid contract with Barnhill Contracting Co. during their regular June 24 meeting, commissioners consented to proceeding with construction as soon as possible despite questions regarding unexpected fees.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

Soldiers' Angels to visit the library

Thomasville resident, Amanda Gray, wants to pass along the opportunity for other community members to participate in a Soldier’s Angels event set for Saturday, July 26 at Thomasville Public Library.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 10:53 AM

Dreaming in miniature

Thomasville woman puts her heart and soul into showing some small creatures and finds happiness beyond measure.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

UPDATE: Man arrested after standoff, linked to startling video

Thomasville police have arrested a man who barricaded himself inside a home Tuesday afternoon.

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 12:50 PM

Take a trip back in time

Time machines don’t exist, but customers say that stepping into Hill’s Farm & Garden Center reminds them of a long-ago general store.

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 12:37 PM

Shell joins Davidson County Board of Commissioners

After methodically gaining the support of county residents and government officials, Steve Shell will now seek to bolster that momentum as commissioner.


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 12:33 PM

Chicks with sticks

A tight-knit group of ladies meets weekly in the parlor of Memorial United Methodist Church in Thomasville. Calling themselves “Chicks with Sticks,” they trickle in bringing tote bags filled with colorful yarn and stitchery projects in various stages of completion. It’s a diverse group, but they have something in common — all come to minister to others through needlework.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 04:20 PM

Search ends for Unity Street shooting suspects

After working tirelessly for over 72 hours with multiple law enforcement agencies and the community, Thomasville Police have charged four people with murder in the death of Artravis Ned Little, 31, who was fatally shot at the scene Tuesday outside his home on near Unity Street.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

Military items and more at Bullard

Working a third shift job and having a desire to spend more time with his family, Brandon Bullard decided he wanted to be home at night. So he opted to start a business out of his house, selling items pertaining to the military, tactical gear and supplies used for camping. After just a few short months the business had grown and a new space was needed. With a vacant spot available at 27 West Main, Suite 400, in Thomasville, Bullard Surplus and Tactical Supply moved into its new home.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 10:17 AM

Local veteran receives French honor

Nearly 70 years after World War II ended, Thomasville resident Joseph C. Regan was honored with the Legion of Honor medal from the French consulate.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

Divine Ride invites upward mobility

On Saturday, Aug. 9, bicycles will again inspire students from Thomasville City Schools to look beyond their current situations.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 10:05 AM

A personal approach

Steve Reynolds likes being sent to the principal's office—literally. In fact, when this 25-year veteran educator turned school administrator finally finishes unpacking all of his boxes, the principal’s office at Pilot Elementary School will finally feel like home.

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 04:42 PM

Man found dead off Unity Street from gunshot wound

On Tuesday, less than a mile from the home where a 90-year-old woman was beaten and robbed Saturday night, Thomasville Police Department responded to a call at the 500 block of Smith Street off Unity Street where an adult male was found outside dead from a gunshot wound at 12:47 p.m.

Jul. 14, 2014 @ 11:32 AM

Shell named Kepley's replacement

The Davidson County Republican Party announced July 7 its selection of Steve Shell to fill the seat, and remainder of the unexpired term, left vacant after Commissioner Billy Joe Kepley died of an apparent heart attack last month.

Jul. 14, 2014 @ 11:25 AM

Dog Squad

The Thomasville Rotary Club announced Wednesday a donation of $15,000 to the Thomasville Police Department for the purchase and training of two new police dogs.

Jul. 14, 2014 @ 11:16 AM

Hanner resigns

For 13 years, Zeb Hanner has used numbers to help balance a government through unstable times. On Aug. 1, his run as assistant Davidson County manager will officially come to an end. Hanner, 58, is resigning to accept the position of city manager in Archdale.

Jul. 14, 2014 @ 11:12 AM

A dog's best friend

For Sue Rogers, founder and president of the non-profit Ruff Love Rescue (RLR), home is where the dog is. For nearly 15 years, she and her tireless staff of devoted volunteers have been on an unwavering quest to save and re-home countless numbers of dogs that have been abandoned, neglected and abused.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 02:44 PM

Unemployment in Davidson County increase

A month after all but one county in the state saw unemployment rates decrease across the board, 92 of those same 100 counties – including Davidson – endured increases in May, according to data released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce.


Jul. 09, 2014 @ 02:41 PM

DSS works to eliminate Medicaid backlog

According to the White House, more than 6 million people nationwide have signed up for health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act. In Davidson County, staff members of the Department of Social Services are working feverishly through the summer months to ensure that number rises.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 02:35 PM

Happiness at the Workshop

At The Workshop of Davidson, Inc., Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” song isn’t playing but it might as well be. There’s not a frown in the whole place.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 02:54 PM

Man arrested after holding two at gunpoint

An Asheboro man was arrested Sunday, July 6, in connection with a home invasion on Columbus Lane in Thomasville.

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 10:17 AM

Bridge challenges teens at Thomasville Library

On an otherwise ordinary summer afternoon, eight architects and engineers met to design and build a bridge. Thomasville Public Library Teen Coordinator Robin Buchanan planned the physics challenge as part of a program of fun and engaging summer activities for teens. The July 1 contest was one of a full schedule of teen activities planned throughout the summer.

Jul. 06, 2014 @ 10:29 AM

Suspect in armed robbery arrested

Thomasville Police assisted in the apprehension of a suspect last Sunday morning wanted by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office in connection with an armed robbery at a convenience store in Lexington.