Columns

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Autumn treasures, Friday football and more This-n-That

With fall just around the corner, you will find the lawn filled with pumpkins. They will make good pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving and jack-o'-lanterns for Halloween.


Aug. 09, 2014 @ 11:12 AM

Back to School and Off to a Great Start

With school supplies flying off the shelves and the dog-days of summer quickly making way for autumn, both children and teachers are nervously counting down to the “BIG DAY” when school finally starts. As the proud parent of teenage boys and a fourth and fifth-grade teacher for more than 15 years, I wanted to share some top tips on how to alleviate those back to school jitters, ease back into a structured schedule and help you and yours get ready for an exciting school year.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 12:51 PM

Geek the Library

Our summer reading program is winding down so I want to thank our speakers who informed and entertained, our teen volunteers who helped make programs run smoothly and all of you who read or attended a program. Thank you for another successful summer!


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Maintaining hope

Gardeners are facing challenges with the weather this year. It seemed like we were getting great conditions in April and May. The weather was warm and we were getting some good rains. Then sometime in June the rain stopped. It got so dry that I didn’t have to cut the grass. While I enjoyed the break, the garden was not happy at all. I was having to water quite a bit to keep the vegetable garden alive and growing.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 03:20 PM

July lawn, garden tips

Fescue goes naturally semi-dormant during extremes of hot and/or dry weather; it can survive 3 weeks without water.  Water only when grass shows signs of wilt (footprints will show when grass is walked on).  If it is extremely hot and dry, your fescue lawn will need some irrigation. 


Jul. 14, 2014 @ 11:38 AM

High school football, mountain breezes

Can you believe high school football practice begins around the first of August, which is not too far away? i don't know how they can stand the heat. I love my high school football and am a member of the Booster Club.


Jun. 30, 2014 @ 03:25 PM

Are You Ready?

My nephew is very good at web design. He runs a successful company that builds custom websites and they look great. 


Feb. 05, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

There she is ...

A photo of a lovely young lady stands on a windowsill of my office at the Thomasville Times. The image reminds me of my Thomasville High School days when girls wore A-line skirts, Peter Pan collars with circular pins and hair was teased to new heights. The pictured was signed by Sharon, Miss North Carolina 1965.


Sep. 19, 2013 @ 04:31 PM

A conversion with my bathroom scales

For the past five years or so I’ve been dealing with congestive heart failure, a disease that has certain issues to be dealt with. The short version of what to expect is multiple hospitalizations, extreme fatigue, irregular heart function, swelling and difficulty breathing. 


Jul. 24, 2013 @ 05:27 PM

Opinion: Why I'm not mad

Sunday morning, July 14, 2013, was sunny, warm and quiet. As I drove to church with the radio off, I replayed in my mind the words of the jury foreman from the George Zimmerman trial. “We the jury find the defendant not guilty on all counts.”


Jul. 12, 2013 @ 01:07 PM

Rain, rain, go away, come back again another day

I am sure those were the sentiments of many of our youngsters within the last few weeks. Many years ago, I recall my dad scolding me for those words.


Jun. 11, 2013 @ 11:44 AM

Talkin' Tville June 12: Passion thrives as All-American City Finalist

If given the chance to spend countless hours preparing for a rare opportunity to put your city on the map, would you do it? That is exactly what a number of individuals from the Thomasville community have done in rehearsing for this weekend's All-America City presentation in Denver, Colo.


Jun. 05, 2013 @ 12:48 PM

Talkin'Tville June 5

Students in Davidson County are just days away from the first official day of summer vacation. In the days leading up to their absence from campus, some are pondering what the summer holds for them.


May. 23, 2013 @ 07:30 PM

Talkin'Tville May 22

High school graduation is just a few. short weeks away for East Davidson High School seniors.
Those who plan to attend a college may have an idea of what field they would like to study — or maybe not. Nevertheless, my mission was to ask three seniors to name the person whom they would like to meet in their field of study.


May. 14, 2013 @ 05:25 PM

Talkin Tville May 11: What does Memorial Day mean to you?

Thomasville celebrates Memorial Day with a thunder in comparison to most cities in America. Speaking with a friend from the Midwest just the other day, he came away baffled at just how patriotic the city of Thomasville has proven itself to be.


May. 07, 2013 @ 05:32 PM

Know The Grand Old Dame of Thomasville?

At Thursday's meeting of the Thomasville Lions Club, the building in which the meeting was held became a topic of conversation. Since 1937, meetings like the one I attended Thursday have been held at the Thomasville Woman's Club.


May. 01, 2013 @ 10:10 AM

What do you enjoy most about festivals in Thomasville?

Thomasville offers a bounty of special events from Spring Daze this Saturday to Memorial Day parade and other special events like the chili cook-off and Farmers Market. What's your favorite?


Apr. 23, 2013 @ 11:26 AM

What do you love about Thomasville?

The sun's out and the weather — don't tell the forecasters — is warming up. Plants are in bloom and flowers are being planted in downtown Thomasville.


Apr. 16, 2013 @ 04:52 PM

The history of you

How will the next generation be remembered 100 years from now? I talked with the youth group at Unity United Methodist Church in Thomasville.  Not surprisingly, these children — all of whom were born in the digital age — mentioned technological devices as a common theme. iPods and iPhones were at the top of the list.


Apr. 09, 2013 @ 02:13 PM

Talkin'Tville April 10

I was eating lunch at my church Saturday when I heard one of our pastors say something so simple, yet profound, that it left me to wonder what happens to childlike faith as people grow older.


Apr. 02, 2013 @ 04:51 PM

North Carolinians fear environment is worse, support clean energy

Results of the most recent HPU Poll show that North Carolinians are pessimistic about the quality of the environment, but most are supportive of protecting the environment and emphasizing the development of alternative energy such as wind and solar power.


Mar. 27, 2013 @ 06:45 PM

Talkin' Tville March 27

With the first weekend of the 2013 NCAA Tournament in the books, I caught up with a few fans willing to talk about allegiance to teams battling it for the title this year.


Mar. 19, 2013 @ 12:32 PM

Talkin'Tville March 20

A resolution passed by the Davidson County Board of Commissioners has Thomasville residents talking.
Commissioners approved the purchase of 142 acres of land in the southern portion of the county during their March 12 meeting.


Mar. 14, 2013 @ 10:46 AM

Talkin' Tville March 13

Earlier this week, I grabbed a seat on one of the benches surrounding the water fountain in downtown Thomasville.


Mar. 07, 2013 @ 07:35 PM

Jokes, weather, trivia and more This-n-Thats

A husband takes the wife to a disco. There's a guy on the dance floor living it up, break dancing, moon walking, back flips, the works.