News: Thomasville

Dec. 11, 2014 @ 02:29 PM

Region, state top lists for job losses to China

Communities across the High Point area and North Carolina are among the hardest hit by job losses linked to China during a 12-year period, according to a report released this afternoon.


Dec. 03, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

Rare honor - bill honors Coble by name

U.S. Rep. Howard Coble, a Coast Guard veteran, is receiving another honor as he moves toward retirement with the House of Representatives naming its maritime appropriations bill after him.


Nov. 28, 2014 @ 02:47 PM

New way to check on Zeek Rewards restitution

The receiver overseeing restitution to former affiliates of the global Zeek Rewards pyramid scheme has updated the status of payments while providing a new way for victims to keep up with their claim.


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. 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. 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. 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.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 02:36 PM

Have some big-time barbecue tomorrow

It’s the revival of a tasty tradition Saturday as crowds stream into downtown Lexington for the 31st Annual Barbecue Festival.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 11:31 AM

Area congressman may have central oversight role on Ebola

As Congress gears up for ways to keep the threat from Ebola in check across the country, a representative with ties to the area probably will have a central role in the effort.