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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.


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. 14, 2013 @ 08:30 PM

Launching a nonviolent America

The commemoration of Dr. King’s birthday honors not only a truly noble American, but the ideas for which he lived and died: equality, peace and justice for all, and the building of the cherished beloved community.


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

This-n-That


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!