News: Davidson County

Nov. 29, 2013 @ 04:31 PM

UPDATED: Former sheriff McCrary dies

Paul "Jaybird" McCrary, a towering figure in Davidson County politics for decades who was the longest-serving sheriff in the county's history, died Thursday at the age of 83.


Nov. 28, 2013 @ 12:11 PM

Laboring willingly on holiday

On a holiday when most people take a break to relax, a blue cinder block building along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive buzzed with activity Thursday morning as dozens of volunteers spent hours preparing meals for people they most likely don’t know and may never meet.


Nov. 26, 2013 @ 04:59 PM

Thomasville DMV agency up for bid

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is accepting applications through Dec. 20 for the contract to operate the Thomasville area license plate agency.


Nov. 04, 2013 @ 11:23 AM

Teenager charged in school bomb threat

A teenager has been arrested and charged in a bomb threat made at a Davidson County high school nearly two months ago.


Oct. 25, 2013 @ 03:55 PM

Primary game on in area GOP legislative race

An internal, and potentially heated, Republican Party battle is officially ready to play out through next spring in a contest for a state legislative seat.


Oct. 24, 2013 @ 12:59 PM

Man busted in precious metal scam

A 48-year-old man from Lexington was charged this week in what authorities are calling a precious metals investment scam.


Oct. 15, 2013 @ 08:24 AM

UPDATE: One dead in house fire

An 80-year-old woman died early Monday morning in a fire that engulfed her home in northern Davidson County.


Oct. 08, 2013 @ 11:16 AM

UPDATED: Woman attacked with gasoline, set ablaze

Thomasville Police Department investigators are looking into the circumstances of an attack Monday night in which a woman was doused with gasoline and set ablaze.


Sep. 21, 2013 @ 03:06 PM

Older adults get help against con artists

During a politically torturous session this year at the N.C. General Assembly, one bill sponsored by an area legislator drew bipartisan support to help protect older adults against con artists bent on mischief.


Sep. 11, 2013 @ 02:54 PM

I-85 ramp reopens in southern Davidson County

Motorists traveling on N.C. 150 in Davidson County can now access I-85 North, after the new ramp opened to traffic Tuesday.


Sep. 10, 2013 @ 08:34 AM

Detour reroutes Business I-85 near DCCC

Motorists taking a popular route along Interstate 85 Business Loop near Davidson County Community College will negotiate a detour until the fall of next year as crews replace a bridge over Rich Fork Creek.


Sep. 07, 2013 @ 04:59 PM

Neighbors try, but can't, save WWII vet from dying in fire

Beau Gardner tried desperately to save the life of his beloved neighbor Wayne Setliff Friday night as smoke from a fire filled a single-story, brick-frame house along Reid Road.


Sep. 06, 2013 @ 09:11 AM

Police seek thieves who stuffed $12,000 worth of cell phones in pants

Thomasville police are asking the public to help them identify men who walked out of Walmart with more than $12,000 worth of cell phones in their pants.


Aug. 26, 2013 @ 03:46 PM

Hudson holds town hall Tuesday

U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-8th, will hold a town hall from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday at the Piedmont Crossing Retirement Community.


Aug. 16, 2013 @ 07:32 PM

A house of faith and meaning

A brick-frame house on a street in a Thomasville neighborhood has become the latest example of people from different Christian denominations and personal backgrounds coming together to better their community.