Sep. 17, 2014 @ 11:43 AM

The Most Loyal of them All

If you’ve ever bought a Bulldogs T-shirt at a Thomasville High School football game or a candy bar at a home volleyball match, chances are you’ve seen Janet Wright’s smiling face. 

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 11:39 AM

CROP Hunger Walk returns

The missions committee at Memorial United Methodist Church is hosting the CROP Hunger Walk in Thomasville on Sunday, Sept. 28 for a second time after bringing it back to the Chair City last year for the first time in over a decade.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 11:37 AM

Commissioners propose legislative goals

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners agreed at its Sept. 9 meeting to propose three legislative goals to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 11:35 AM

Flags dedicated for Patriot Day

Steve Horosko couldn’t keep from getting a little misty-eyed during a flagpole dedication and 9-11 memorial service held Sept. 10 at Southgate Baptist Church, 104 Cloniger Drive in Thomasville.

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 02:13 PM

Area YMCAs gather, pray at annual breakfast

Attendance and spirits were high at the Second Annual Community Prayer Breakfast held Friday, Sept. 5 at the Mary E. Rittling Conference Center at Davidson County Community College.

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 01:59 PM

Childhood Obesity

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 30 percent of children in North Carolina, ages 10 to 17 are overweight or obese.

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 01:50 PM

Board OKs sports facility study

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday night to approve Phase I of a feasibility study regarding the possibility of constructing a youth sports complex in the county.

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 01:48 PM

Everybody’s Day coming soon

Everybody's Day in Thomasville will once again bring a new twist to the event residents flock to year after year for a downtown celebration. This year, children will be the focus as they are treated to what Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce is calling 1,600 square feet of adrenaline rush.


Sep. 10, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

For the hometown heroes

Under a shaded portico at Spring Arbor of Thomasville, cheerful checkered tablecloths clipped to tables flapped in the breeze. The smell of hamburgers and hotdogs permeated the air as they were expertly grilled and flipped by an apron-clad Danielle Southard.

Sep. 10, 2014 @ 09:52 AM

Game On

With a six-year old son named Peyton and a high school football coach for a husband, you might think Rene Mattera’s marriage to the gridiron means she’s comfortable quietly taking her position in the stands or watching from the sidelines during practice. Think again.

Sep. 10, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Recreating the Chair City

“Imagine Thomasville and Davidson County as the day trip capital of North Carolina.”

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

City school board attorney to retire

Thomasville City School Board of Education’s meeting held Tuesday evening was part business, part celebration of good news.  The meeting opened with a special presentation for Russell Batten, board attorney who is retiring after 26 years of service. Batten was given an engraved plaque by school superintendent Dr. Pitre-Martin on behalf of the entire TCS staff and the community. 

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Fire destroys barn in Thomasville

Thomasville, Pilot and Fair Grove fire departments extinguished a fire Monday that destroyed a building on Johnsontown Road.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

County, state unemployment numbers rise

Davidson is one of 95 counties statewide which saw unemployment rates climb to 7.1 percent in July, according to numbers released by the N.C. Department of Commerce – Labor and Economics Division.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Thomasville Tourism – it's a good thing

Thomasville Tourism Director Mark Scott has gotten used to talking over the sound of trains.

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 10:35 AM

Community colleges collaborate at learning summit

Randolph Community College and Davidson County Community College took part in the Align4NCWorks Workforce Learning Summit Thursday on the RCC campus to discuss the development of current workforce programs at the schools.

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

50 years quality work and treating people right

The J. D. Hill family has a lot to celebrate — 66 years of marriage and 50 years in business as J. D. Hill Electric, Inc. Three generations of family work together under one roof at the showroom located at 1534 National Hwy. in Thomasville.

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 10:27 AM

DCCC continues expansion

Davidson County Community College continues to expand its borders with recent land acquisition and road construction that will improve access to the college.

Sep. 03, 2014 @ 10:25 AM

On a Roll and Riding High on the Excellence Express

Sitting poised at the edge of new school year, TCS superintendent Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin’s commitment to excellence and growth is stronger than ever.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 11:57 AM

Sheetz arrives in Thomasville in September

Mayor Joe Bennett announced the arrival of a new Sheetz store at the recent State of the City and County address at Colonial Country Club.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

Where does it hurt?

From upset tummies to sore throats, allergies to asthma, fever to fatigue, Jennifer Bowling, RN has seen it all during the busy school year and she loves every minute of it. As a school nurse for the Davidson County School System, she divides her time and expertise between E. Lawson Brown Middle School, East Davidson High School, Fair Grove and Pilot Elementary Schools.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 11:50 AM

County moves forward on proposed industrial park

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution during its regular meeting Tuesday to receive an economic incentive grant that will help fund the I-85 Corporate Center, LLC.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 11:48 AM

Communities in Schools making a difference

Judy Younts is getting ready for a new school year, but that doesn’t mean that she took the summer off. The executive director of Communities In Schools of Thomasville, was busy throughout the summer.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Locals bring home Fiddler's Convention ribbons

Four students from a Thomasville music store recently matched their skills against the best at the 79th annual Old Fiddler's Convention held Aug. 4-9.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Council supports business park

The Thomasville City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday in support of a proposed Davidson County Business Park.