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The ultimate: Davidson County trio celebrates national championship

Three baseball players from Davidson County wore broad smiles as they posed with a trophy emblematic with Wingate baseball history on May 30. Brody McCullough, Carson Simpson, and Jed Bryant were holding the trophy for the Southeast Regional championship. Wingate was going to the NCAA Division II national tournament for the first time.
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Transportation board awards funds for Davidson County airport project

RALEIGH, N.C. — The N.C. Board of Transportation has approved state funds totaling more than $4 million for projects that help improve safety and customer service at seven airports across the state, including Davidson County. The board granted $775,800 in state funds for phase one of the wildlife fence installation...
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House on Reedy Creek School Drive severely damaged after car fire spreads

A house in Arcadia was severely damaged on Tuesday after a car parked nearby caught on fire, spreading flames into the structure. Tim James, chief of the A-RC-H Fire and Rescue Department, said at approximately 4:30 p.m. firefighters responded to an emergency call for a vehicle fire at 222 Reedy Creek School Drive. When they arrived at the house the fire had spread from the carport to the house, with heavy fire to the attic and nearby rooms.
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Black students more likely to be suspended in Davidson County schools, investigation shows

Black students, particularly Black females, were significantly more likely than their white classmates to receive short-term suspensions in the Davidson County School System, according to a Dispatch analysis of school disciplinary data from 2015 to 2019. The disparity between Black and white female students in the Davidson County School System...
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What's Happening: Get your 'play on' with new equipment at Finch Park

Davidson County children have a new playground to explore; Lexington Farmers Market offers cooking demonstrations; Trivia game will help raise funds for United Way. Here's What's Happening in Davidson County. Playground area opens at Finch Park. There's a new place for playdates for youths in Lexington thanks to a $242,000...
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Davidson County jail inmate dies by suicide

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — An inmate at the Davidson County Detention Center died by suicide on Thursday, deputies say. Officials said detention officers responded to a report that an inmate had attempted to hang themselves on Wednesday night. Detention officers found the inmate and immediately began rendering aid before Davidson County EMS responded and began treatment, according to officials.
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Davidson County home invasion fugitive arrested

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — The Davidson County Sheriff's Office said a third suspect in a home invasion is in custody. The sheriff's office issued an alert about a felon on the run late Thursday night. A search began after a break-in near Lower Lake Road and Squire Bowers Road in the Thomasville area. Deputies caught two suspects at the scene. A third suspect got away.
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Jeff Alford

THOMASVILLE — Mr. Jeffrey Don “Jeff” Alford, age 58 a resident of Pontiac Dr. passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021. Jeff was born on April 17, 1963 to Harley Elroy Alford and Montlieu “Lu” Elberson Jackson in Davidson County NC. Jeff worked in the shipping department at Motor Sports and was of the Baptist faith. He loved NASCAR, carp fishing, mowing the yard, and washing his car. Jeff also loved spending time with his grandkids. He is preceded in death by his father, Harley Elroy Alford; sister, Kathy Lynn Alford; and brother, Randall Wayne Alford.
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Alert about fugitive sent to many in error

DAVIDSON COUNTY — Officials are trying to determine why people outside the Thomasville area received an emergency alert about a home invasion. People in three counties — Davidson, Forsyth and Davie — received an emergency alert late Thursday on mobile devices that left the impression that the home invasion was in their neighborhoods.
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Alert about fugitive sent to many in error

DAVIDSON COUNTY — Officials are trying to determine why people outside the Thomasville area received an emergency alert about a home invasion. People in three counties — Davidson, Forsyth and Davie — received an emergency alert late Thursday on mobile devices that left the impression that the home invasion was in their neighborhoods.
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Ann Younts

Lexington - Patricia Ann Younts Wilkes, 75, of Lexington passed away Monday, June 14, 2021 at Hinkle Hospice in Lexington. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, June 18th at Beck's Reformed Church with Rev. Jim Richwine officiating. Burial will follow at Beck's Reformed Church Cemetery.
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Top of the class: Davidson County school districts name teachers of the year

In a school year unlike any school year on record thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, three locals teachers were recognized for their dedication to their students, adjusting lesson plans for both virtual and in-class learning, and continuing to represent their district's commitment to providing quality education. Trisha Smith, Lexington City...