Opinion

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.


Mar. 05, 2013 @ 01:26 PM

Talkin' Tville March 6

What would you say to someone who points to the jobless and crime rate as an indictment of Thomasville? What is right with Thomasville? Davidson County?


Feb. 27, 2013 @ 11:33 AM

How have coaches influenced your life?

While covering the Mid-Piedmont 3-A girls basketball championship at Ledford High School on Friday, I spoke with John Ralls, a 35-year veteran of coaching basketball


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.


Feb. 07, 2013 @ 10:05 AM

Should schools have armed guards?

 A  HPU Poll, released Feb. 6, finds that a large portion of North Carolinians say that public schools in the state are less safe than they were 10 years ago, while even more would prefer for all schools to have armed guards.


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.