Opinion: Columns

Feb. 19, 2014 @ 01:52 PM

What was the point?

Teachers in North Carolina are underpaid, unappreciated and too often overlooked by the General Assembly.

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.

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. 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.

Feb. 21, 2013 @ 11:27 AM

This-n-That Feb. 23

Yvonne Stewart came to the rescue with some Thomasville trivia dating back to 75 to 76  years ago.

Feb. 14, 2013 @ 02:12 PM

Parenthood and education share common denominator

Irony and circumstance have odd ways of reminding us how funny, and so often challenging, life can be.
Sitting in Brandy Reeder’s fifth grade classroom at Brier Creek Elementary School Wednesday morning, I found myself thinking how nice it is not having to worry about adding fractions without common denominators.

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 12:03 PM

Kids say the silliest things!

You know what we’re talking about!  Those funny times when your kids keep you laughing.  They say the silliest things.

Jan. 17, 2013 @ 06:38 PM

Thomasville takes charge of future

Community leaders in Thomasville are among the most passionate I have ever witnessed in action.
They are not blind to the obstacles — abandoned buildings, too few jobs, a struggling economy, infrastructure that needs upgrades and more.

Jan. 15, 2013 @ 04:17 PM

CIS mentors make a difference

Communities In Schools of Thomasville truly appreciates and sincerely thanks all of our wonderful and caring mentors at each of our Thomasville City Schools CIS sites — Primary School, Liberty Drive, Thomasville Middle School and Thomasville High School.

Jan. 12, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Proud to be in North Carolina

The caller, who worked with an aquarium, sounded frantic. He just realized he had forgotten to call the Thomasville Times to obtain coverage for a presentation at the Boys & Girls Club.

Jan. 12, 2013 @ 07:00 AM


Jan. 12, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

The Bard, birds, trivia...

Jan. 04, 2013 @ 09:22 AM

Make giving a family affair

Happy New Year!  The season for getting is over…it’s time to turn this new year into the spirit of giving! 

Dec. 17, 2012 @ 05:00 PM

Support your community

It is exciting that we are deep in the holiday shopping season. On behalf of businesses within the community, the Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce encourages shopping local.

Dec. 14, 2012 @ 02:56 PM

Campaign litter, donkeys and more This-n-Thats

As we all are aware, whether we liked the results or not, the election is over, but not the mess left by candidates or those who worked in the campaigns.

Nov. 30, 2012 @ 05:25 PM

Parade, lights & Thomasville Trivia

Fair Grove Lions and Thomasville Tourism posts another successful parade.

Nov. 21, 2012 @ 02:39 PM

Small Business Saturday: it's a big deal

Support of small business is a worthy effort for any community. Nationally, Nov. 24 is Small Business Saturday. The emphasis has been supported with TV ads and certainly by the Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Nov. 20, 2012 @ 02:41 PM

Childcare is critical to our economy

Research from early learning experts confirms that children are fully capable of learning at a very young age.

Nov. 16, 2012 @ 03:05 PM



You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling  you why, Santa Claus is coming to town. 

Nov. 13, 2012 @ 09:42 PM

Stories paint pictures about life

I’m looking for a story. Perhaps several stories. Maybe your story.