Columns

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! 


Dec. 27, 2012 @ 10:23 AM

N.C. Democrats push gun control in wake of Newtown

Three Democratic members of the North Carolina congressional delegation have joined President Obama in calling for more gun control. 


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.


Dec. 14, 2012 @ 02:53 PM

Christmas past captured in downtown glow

If moments can be recaptured, the Thomasville Beautification Committee has certainly accomplished that with their downtown Christmas decorations.


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.