News: Davidson County

Jul. 30, 2013 @ 01:46 PM

79-year-old woman pepper-sprayed for purse

Thomasville Police are looking for possibly three women who pepper-sprayed a 79-year-old woman before snatching her purse and driving away Monday afternoon.

Jul. 23, 2013 @ 09:30 PM

Political fight simmers over state legislative seat

Republican County Commissioner Sam Watford said that he intends to challenge recently appointed state Rep. Roger Younts, R-Davidson, in next spring’s 80th State House District primary in the wake of Younts’ controversial appointment to the post earlier this month.

Jul. 22, 2013 @ 05:21 PM

Gray gets Denton contract

Former Lexington manager to lead Denton

Jul. 22, 2013 @ 10:42 AM

Jackson bows out of Thomasville council race

Mayor Joe Bennett will have two familiar challengers

Jul. 18, 2013 @ 09:33 PM

Two arrested in Thomasville for heroin

A man and woman have been arrested by Thomasville police for trafficking heroin.

Jul. 18, 2013 @ 09:30 PM

Mom arrested for throwing aerosol can at child

Davidson County Sheriff’s have arrested a woman after they say she hit her child in the head.

Jul. 18, 2013 @ 09:22 PM

Pair arrested on drug charges

Thomasville police arrested a man and woman on several drug charges Wednesday.

Jul. 17, 2013 @ 08:56 PM

11-year-old electrocuted at Triad pool

An 11-year-old girl was electrocuted at a Davidson County pool. Two other girls escaped.
Officials say Lauren Cecil was electrocuted at Brookside Swim Club on Queens Road shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Jul. 16, 2013 @ 07:25 PM

TPD swears in new officers

Thomasville police Chief Jeff Insley sums up the addition of three new police officers to the department in one simple phrase: “Our thin blue line is becoming a little thicker today.”

Jul. 17, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

Opposite outcome with Zimmerman defense for area truck driver

Ten years ago, truck driver Leonard Giddens of Davidson County faced making a split-second decision — one eerily like the case of George Zimmerman. 

Jul. 13, 2013 @ 03:01 PM

‘This is urgent’

Although they still disagree about how a new $45 million high school in fast-growing northern Davidson County should be funded, and when, the Davidson County Board of Commissioners has agreed to appoint two commissioners to a planning committee.

Jul. 12, 2013 @ 05:45 PM

Man uses propane tank to blow up van

A homeless man has been arrested for setting a car on fire during a dispute with the vehicle’s owner.

Jul. 11, 2013 @ 08:17 PM

‘The most unethical thing I’ve ever seen’

Roger Younts will replace former state Rep. Jerry Dockham, R-Davidson, in the House of Representatives but not without conflict.

Jul. 11, 2013 @ 06:26 PM

Heavy downpour causes flooding in Thomasville

Heavy rains on Thursday left many Thomasville residents scrambling for cover, flooding yards and businesses and forcing numerous street closures.
The Chair City was bombarded with more than 2 inches of rain in a few hours, which caused already-swollen creeks and rivers to overflow.