News: Davidson County

Nov. 17, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Moore won’t ask for recount; Alexander wins at-large seat

City Councilman Britt Moore said Monday he will not ask for a recount in the closely-contested election for the second at-large seat on council.


Nov. 17, 2014 @ 04:13 PM

Bank of North Carolina expanding again

Bank of North Carolina will branch out for the first time into Virginia, continuing a series of expansions by the financial institution during the past five years.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 03:43 PM

So long, Howard -Coble nears end of career

It’s fitting that one of the last acts of Rep. Howard Coble during his 30-year congressional career will feature him waving from a float during a series of Christmas parades.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 03:39 PM

Alexander slips ahead of Moore for council seat

The topsy-turvy race for an at-large seat on City Council made one last turn Friday when former Councilman Latimer Alexander edged ahead of incumbent Britt Moore, reversing an apparent win for Moore from the unofficial returns on election night.


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

Obamacare round 2 kicks off Saturday

Retired furniture worker Eddie Sowers understands all the controversy surrounding the Affordable Care Act, its role in political debates and election campaigns. 

But for the 63-year-old widower from northeastern Davidson County, the big-picture discussions about the Affordable Care Act don’t overshadow his personal reality.


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

Zeek Rewards ringleader pleads not guilty

A Davidson County man who prosecutors say masterminded an $850 million Internet-based Ponzi scheme is pleading not guilty to charges of wire and mail fraud, conspiracy and tax fraud.


Nov. 10, 2014 @ 08:12 PM

Man shot at northern Davidson County residence

A 25-year-old man was shot and taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after he was assaulted in his home in the Midway community.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 04:52 PM

Randolph, Davidson counties help propel Tillis to victory

When Republican Thom Tillis thanks supporters for his narrow U.S. Senate win Tuesday, rural voters in places such as Randolph and Davidson counties should show up high on the gratitude list.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 11:38 AM

Quick Look: High Point Mayor, City Council results

Mayor (100 percent of precincts)

Bill Bencini 55%

Marcus Brandon 36%

Jimmy Scott 9%


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 12:04 PM

Davis leads at-large slate; Moore narrowly in 2nd

Voters on Tuesday elected challenger Cynthia Davis as one new at-large City Council member, with incumbent Britt Moore holding a tenuous lead on the second spot.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 11:30 PM

Turnout appears robust locally

Education, health care and having a voice were among the top reasons High Point voters cited for heading out to the polls on Tuesday.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 05:11 PM

Robust early voting - who does it benefit?

It may be the most important political puzzle of this fall’s election season: Which party and its candidates will benefit most from the robust turnout during early voting?


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 04:01 PM

Zeek indictment sheds light on massive scam

The ringleader of the Zeek Rewards pyramid scheme, Paul Burks of Lexington, once held gatherings that federal prosecutors describe as “red carpet events” to lure people into investing money.

Today, hundreds of thousands of Zeek Rewards affiliates are just trying to get out of the red by recovering some of their losses.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 12:12 PM

Davidson County officer, patient identified in fatal shooting

A Davidson County officer was suspended with pay after shooting and killing a patient being taken to a hospital Monday on Interstate 40 in Iredell County.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

Thomasville man on parole arrested on drug offenses

A 26-year-old city resident on parole wearing an ankle bracelet has been charged with weapon and drug offenses.