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6 Chamber connection Local campaign boosts economy. 10 The 411 Find vital community data.

12 demographics See how the area stacks up.

20 business PORTFOLIO Enjoy a diverse economy.

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Schools worthy of an A+.

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Check these attractions off the list.

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Providers boast extraordinary care.

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Bayada Home Health Care............................................................. 23 Davidson County Community Action Partnership........................ 13 Davidson County Public Library System.......................................... 3 Davidson County School District................................................... 32 DCCC............................................................................................... 34 DCCC Small Business Center.......................................................... 23 Ed Price Realty............................................................................... 49 Energy United Electric Membership Corp...................................... 39 GW Smith Lumber Co.................................................................... 39 High Point Regional - UNC Healthcare................. Inside Front Cover Holiday Inn Express & Suites.................................Inside Back Cover HomeTrust Bank............................................................................. 18

John Jeter Contributing Writer

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The county is ideal for tourism.

42 things to see & DO

Karalyn Grimes Contributing Photographer Cathy Cuthbertson Contributing Writer

Hospice of Davidson County.......................................................... 29 Lake Front Properties..................................................................... 39 Lanier's True Value Hardware........................................................... 3 Lexington Utilities............................................................................ 9 Lexington Visitor's Center.............................................................. 38 Nippon Electric Glass (NEG).......................................................... 38 Novant Health................................................................................ 27 Old Dominion Freight Lines............................................................. 5 Thomasville Tourism Commission................................................. 23 Turlington and Company, LLP....................................................... 13 Wake Forest Baptist Health Lexington Medical Center....Back Cover

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Residents in Davidson County choose to buy local, so profits go back to the economy that stimulates it.


Sharing the Wealth and Paying it Forward

Chamber connection

In This Together When patrons decide to buy local, they are not only investing in their community but in their pockets as well. Basically, when people shop local, everyone wins.

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The Thomasville Area, Lexington Area and Northern Davidson County Chambers of Commerce help promote the buy local campaign, so that this portion of North Carolina remains a prosperous and thriving region. “On an annual basis, the buy local program generates about $18 million in sales tax,” says Kent Beck, president/ CEO of the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce. “That money is distributed back to the community. Buying local creates a better quality of life, builds businesses and strengthens the entire community. It’s a highly collaborative process.”

By keeping dollars local, everyone benefits.

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The Chambers help support local stores, farmers, members and the community through the campaign.

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throughout the year, and in ad campaigns in area newspapers The buy local campaign, spearheaded by the Chambers and on social media. We also have a $50 drawing each month to and widely supported by municipalities and the county two of our local businesses to promote buy local.” government, began several years ago as a collaborative effort. “The goal is to create awareness and encourage people to buy everything locally as much as possible,” Beck says. “Communities that have an inflow of money and can maintain spending habits that reflect local purchasing are ones that grow and prosper. And that’s exactly what we’re doing.” Throughout the year, the Chambers recognize the important contributions that businesses make to the buy local concept. “We highlight local businesses that participate in buy local in our Business of the Month program, and tout the benefits of shopping local,” says Keith Tobin, president of the Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce. “The program is Products sold in stores are often made locally too. advertised on local billboards

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Gift certificates—“chamber checks”—are just one perk offered by the Lexington Area Chamber. “They’re just like regular checks and available at the Chamber,” says Beck. “They’re purchased just like a gift certificate, for use and spending at any Chamber-member business. People use them as rewards, or on special occasions, or any number of ways. It’s just one way we’re building the program.”

With friendly merchants at shops around both towns, shopping locally is a no brainer.

Whatever the cause or event, the Chambers’ overarching purpose is creating a solid economic foundation for all of Davidson County. “It’s a broad focus and great benefit for everyone who lives here,” Beck says. “All of our friends and neighbors are included.” n By Cathy Cuthbertson www.LEXINGTONCHAMBER.NET

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U.S. Representatives Ted Budd......................................202-225-4531 118 Cannon House Office Building, Washington DC 20515 budd.house.gov State N.C. Senator Cathy Dunn (R), District 33.........919-733-5665 16 W. Jones St., Room 2113, Raleigh, NC 27601

Emergency / Medical

N.C. Representatives Larry Potts (R), District 81..........919-715-0873 300 N. Salisbury St., Room 306B1, Raleigh, NC 27603

Davidson County Emergency Services Governmental Center..........................242-2000 913 Greensboro St., Lexington, NC 27292 www.co.davidson.nc.us/EMS

Sam Watford (R), District 80......919-715-2526 16 W. Jones St., Room 2121, Raleigh, NC 26701

Hospitals Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center.....................................472-2000 207 Old Lexington Road, Thomasville, NC 27360

Local Elected Officials Mayor Lexington Newell Clark.........................................248-3910 200 S. State St., Lexington, NC 27292 mayorclark@lexingtonnc.gov

In case of an emergency, dial 911.

Wake Forest Baptist Health Lexington Medical Center...................248-5161 250 Hospital Drive, Lexington, NC 27292 High Point Regional Health................878-6000 601 N. Elm St., High Point, NC 27262 www.highpointregional.com

Thomasville Raleigh York, Jr................................... 475-4223 10 Salem St., Thomasville, NC 27360 raleigh.york@thomasville-nc.gov

Town of Denton Larry Ward.......................................... 859-4231 201 W. Salisbury St., Denton, NC 27239

Tonya Lanier, Ward 5 .......................... 243-1361 604 Adams St., Lexington, NC 27292 CouncilorLanier@LexingtonNC.gov

Town of Wallburg Allen Todd ...........................................813-3945 P.O. Box 607, Wallburg, NC 27373

John Horne, Ward 6 ...........................596-0211 315 Balsam Drive, Lexington, NC 27295 CouncilorHorne@LexingtonNC.gov

Town of Midway John Byrum ........................................ 764-5455 426 Gumtree Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27107 johnbyrum@midway-nc.gov

Frank Callicutt, At-Large ....................249-7948 903 Kildee Drive, Lexington, NC 27292 CouncilorCallicutt@LexingtonNC.gov

City Council Lexington Donald Holt, Ward 1 .......................... 425-3007 1064 Quail Road, Lexington, NC 27292 CouncilorHolt@LexingtonNC.gov Tobin Shepherd, Ward 2 ................... 303-0822 704 Brookgreen Drive, Lexington, NC 27292 CouncilorShepherd@LexingtonNC.gov D. Linwood Bunce II, Ward 3 ..............249-9128 120 Delta St., Lexington, NC 27295 CouncilorBunce@LexingtonNC.gov L. Wayne Alley, Mayor Pro-Tem, Ward 4 .....................249-2988 20 Williams Circle, Lexington, NC 27292 CouncilorAlley@LexingtonNC.gov

James Myers, At-Large ..................... 249-0052 102 Chickadee Drive, Lexington, NC 27292 CouncilorMyers@LexingtonNC.gov Thomasville City Council Ronald Bratton .................................. 475-3604 10 Salem St., Thomasville, NC 27360 rbratton@triad.rr.com Neal Grimes ....................................... 475-3755 10 Salem St., Thomasville, NC 27360 nealgrimes@prnc.com Joe Leonard ....................................... 239-2964 10 Salem St., Thomasville, NC 27360 joe.leonard@thomasville-nc.gov Jane Murphy.......................................250-0240 10 Salem St., Thomasville, NC 27360 jane.murphy@thomasville-nc.gov

Fire Departments Lexington Fire Department ................248-3935 Thomasville Fire Department Headquarters.......................................475-4293 Law Enforcement Lexington Police Department.............243-3302 106 N. Main St., Lexington, NC 27292 www.lexingtonnc.net

Winston-Salem 507 E. Center St. Lexington, NC 27293 Ph: 336-248-5929 www.lexingtonchamber.net

Davidson County Sheriff’s Office .......242-2100 2511 E. U.S. Hwy. 64, Lexington, NC 27292 www.co.davidson.nc.us/sheriff

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Government

Thom Tillis (R).............................202-224-6342 185 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 www.tillis.senate.gov

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Davidson County Social Services........242-2500 www.co.davidson.nc.us/DSS Federal U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R)...........................202-224-3154 217 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 www.burr.senate.gov

High Point

Wallburg Midway

Thomasville Police Department........ 475-4260 7 W. Guilford St., Thomasville, NC 27360 www.thomasville-nc.gov

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Wendy Sellars .................................... 880-7779 10 Salem St., Thomasville, NC 27360 wendy.sellars@thomasville-nc.gov Pat Harris Shelton ...............................475-2562 10 Salem St., Thomasville, NC 27360 pat.shelton@thomasville-nc.gov Scott Styers .........................................475-3238 10 Salem St., Thomasville, NC 27360 scott.styers@thomasville-nc.gov Davidson County Commissioners and Managers Zeb Hanner, County Manager Casey Smith, Asst. County Manager Don Truell, Chairman Steve Shell, Vice Chairman Lance Barrett, Commissioner Zak Crotts, Commissioner Fred McClure, Commissioner Steve Jarvis, Commissioner Todd Yates, Commissioner 913 Greensboro St., Suite 401, Lexington, NC 27292 ........................ 224-2200 www.co.davidson.nc.us/commissioners Courthouse..........................................242-2200 110 W. Center St., Lexington, NC 27292

Libraries

Davidson County Public Library ......................... www.co.davison.nc.us/library Branches Lexington ............................................242-2040 602 S. Main St., Lexington, NC 27292 Thomasville ........................................474-2690 14 Randolph St., Thomasville, NC 27360 Denton.................................................859-2215 310 W. Salisbury St., Denton, NC 27239 North Davidson ...................................242-2050 559 Critcher Drive, Welcome, NC 27374 West Davidson ...................................853-4800 246 Tyro School Road, Lexington, NC 27295

Registrations

Automobile North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles www.ncdot.gov/dmv Drivers License Offices 2314 S. Main St., Lexington, NC 27292 ..........................248-5179 1033 Randolph St. #16, Thomasville, NC 27360 ......................472-7334 License Plates and Registration Offices 27 Plaza Pkwy., Lexington, NC 27292 ....248-2720 1033 Randolph St., #13, Thomasville, NC 27360 ......................476-5070

Education Primary Schools K-12 Davidson County Schools...................249-8182 250 County School Road, Lexington, NC 27293 www.davidson.k12.nc.us Lexington City Schools........................ 242-1527 1010 Fair St., Lexington, NC 27292 www.lexcs.org Thomasville City Schools................... 474-4200 400 Turner St., Thomasville, NC 27360 www.tcs.k12.nc.us Private Schools Sheets Memorial Christian School.....249-4224 307 Holt St., Lexington, NC 27292 www.sheetsmemorial.org Higher Education Davidson County Community College.... 249-8186 297 DCCC Road, Thomasville, NC 27360 www.davidsonccc.edu

North State Communications............472-6088 1122 Randolph St., Thomasville, NC 27360 www.northstate.net Charter Spectrum....................... 855-243-8892 www.spectrum.com Windstream Communications.......... 249-5908 238 Lowes Blvd., Lexington, NC 27292 www.windstream.com Gas & Electric Duke Energy Carolinas............... 800-777-9898 www.duke-energy.com EnergyUnited.............................. 800-522-3793 www.energyunited.com Lexington Utilities...............................243-2489 www.LexingtonNC.net Piedmont Natural Gas.................800-752-7504 www.piedmontng.com

Pets

Waste Management/Recycling Best Disposal/Todco .......................... 249-6630 1123 Roy Lopp Road, Lexington, NC www.bestdisposalinc.com

Humane Society of Davidson County....248-2706 P.O. Box 1791, Lexington, NC 27293 www.davidsonhumane.org

Carolina Disposal Services................. 731-7777

Davidson County Animal Shelter ...... 357-0805 490 Glendale Road, Lexington, NC 27292 www.co.davidson.nc.us

Utilities

Cable/Telephone/Internet Providers Piedmont Communications Services, Inc./ Piedmont Telephone...........................787-5433 191 Reeds Baptist Church Road, Lexington, NC 27295 www.ptmc.net

Republic Waste Services of NC........................... www.republicservices.com Thomasville Recycling Center.............472-2939 209 Randolph St., Thomasville, NC 27360 www.thomasvillerecycling.com Yates Disposal..................................... 224-2200 2579 E. U.S. Hwy. 64, Lexington, NC 27292 Water & Sewage Davidson County Public Works & Services.................................242-2030 925 N. Main St., Lexington, NC 27292 Davidson Water, Inc. .... 731-2341 or 475-8229 7040 Old U.S. Hwy. 52, Lexington, NC 27374 www.davidsonwater.com City of Lexington Water & Sewer Customer Service.................................243-2489 City of Thomasville Water & Sewer Customer Service................................ 475-4227

Davidson County Integrated Solid Waste ......................224-5376 220 Davidson County Landfill Road, Lexington, NC 27292 North Davidson Garbage Service ................................. 731-4025 4157 Old U.S. Hwy. 52, Lexington, NC 27295

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Demographics Location

Transportation

Climate

Davidson County Transportation Services........................336-242-2964 925 N. Main St., Lexington, NC 27292 www.co.davidson.nc.us

Source: AccessNC

Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation..........336-883-7278 107 Arrow Road, Greensboro, NC 27409 www.partnc.org

Situated on 567 square miles in the center of North Carolina, Davidson County is equidistant (approximately 58 miles) to Charlotte and Raleigh. Average Annual Rainfall......................................................................... 45 inches Average Annual Snowfall.........................................................................4 inches Average Annual Temperature........................................................................ 59ËšF

Tax Rates

FY 2015-16 Annual Taxable Retail Sales ($ mil)........................... $1,164.3 FY 2017-18 Property Tax (per $100 value) ...................................... $0.5400 Source: AccessNC

Economic Resources

Davidson County Economic Development Commission.........................................................336-243-1900 119 W. Center St., Lexington 27292 www.co.davidson.nc.us DavidsonWorks...................................................................................336-242-2065 220 E. 1st Ave., Extension, Lexington, NC 27295 www.davidsonworks.org Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce.............................336-248-5929 507 E. Center St., Lexington, NC 27292 www.lexingtonchamber.net Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce........................336-475-6134 941 Randolph St., Thomasville, NC 27360 www.thomasvillechamber.net

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Davidson County Airport..............................................................336-956-7774 1673 Aviation Way, Lexington, NC 27292

Population Davidson County No. Residents % of Growth 2015 Estimated Population.................... 163,847....................................... 0.2% By Age % of Population No.of Residents 0-19............................................25.1%...................................................................41,108 20-24.......................................... 5.7%.................................................................... 9,301 25-34..........................................11.0%...................................................................17,950 35-44..........................................13.3%...................................................................21,837 45-54..........................................15.4%...................................................................25,158 55-64..........................................13.4%...................................................................22,062 65+.............................................16.2%...................................................................26,451 Median Age ................................................................................................................. 42 Sources: AccessNC

Income

Amount % of Growth

2015 Estimated Median Family ................. $53,906......................................1.7% 2015 Median Household................................ $46,400......................................7.0% 2015 Per Capita...................................................... $35,073........................................N/A Sources: AccessNC


Household Information 2015 Estimated Total Housing Units......................................................72,895 2015 Estimated Owner Occupied Housing....................................... 71.9% Source: Access NC and U.S. Census Bureau

Workforce June 2017 Prelim., 2016 Employment..................................................76,312 June 2017 Prelim., 2016 Unemployment..............................................3,288 June 2017 Prelim., 2016 Unemployment Rate.................................... 4.1% Source: AccessNC

Top Employers (1st Quarter 2017)

No. of Employees

Davidson County Board of Education................................................. 1,000+ Atrium Windows and Doors, Inc.......................................................... 500-999 County of Davidson..................................................................................... 500-999 Bradley Personnel, Inc................................................................................. 500-999 Old Dominion Freight Line...................................................................... 500-999 Wal-Mart Associates, Inc............................................................................ 500-999 Food Lion............................................................................................................ 500-999 Davidson County Community College............................................ 500-999 Wake Forest University Baptist ............................................................. 500-999 Lexington City Schools.............................................................................. 500-999 Asco Power Technologies LP.................................................................. 250-499 Jeld-Wen............................................................................................................. 250-499 Thomasville City Schools.......................................................................... 250-499 RCR Race Operations LLC......................................................................... 250-499 Vitacost Com Inc............................................................................................ 250-499 City of Lexington............................................................................................ 250-499

United Church Homes and Services................................................. 250-499 Pergo LLC............................................................................................................ 250-499 Leggett & Platt Incorporated.................................................................. 250-499 Lowes Home Centers, Inc......................................................................... 250-499 PPG Industries Inc......................................................................................... 250-499 City of Thomasville........................................................................................ 250-499 Cook Out Office.............................................................................................. 250-499 Facility Logistic Services, Inc................................................................... 250-499 Chesapeake....................................................................................................... 250-499 Source: AccessNC

Employment by Industry (4th Quarter 2016) Total all industries............................................................................................. 43,852 Manufacturing....................................................................................................... 9,844 Health Care and Social Assistance............................................................ 4,130 Accommodation and Food Services....................................................... 3,739 Administration and Waste Services.......................................................... 3,351 Public Administration ...................................................................................... 2,018 Construction ......................................................................................................... 1,869 Source: AccessNC

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SPOTLIGHT ON...

Lexington

Locals Basking in Growth

The list of good things coming to Lexington just keeps getting better. In a wave of revitalization, the area is attracting national chains and a large-scale international manufacturer, while Davidson County Community College (DCCC) is embarking on long-range expansions

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to benefit students and businesses throughout the region. That’s just the short list. “We’re in a tremendous period of growth,” says Alan Carson, city manager of Lexington. “In nearly 30 years that I’ve worked here, I’ve never seen this level of


The Breeden Insurance Amphitheater brings arts and entertainment to uptown.

commerce and excitement.” New businesses are rejuvenating the vibrant and historic uptown area, attracting restaurants, retailers and craft breweries. The Breeden Insurance Amphitheater is a sparkling new venue for arts and entertainment, in addition to being an important economic driver. “Now that the amphitheater is open, it’s serving as a magnet to attract additional businesses and retailers,” says Carson. “We have Bull City Ciderworks in the Depot District. Next, we’ve got Goose & the Monkey Brew House coming in caddy corner to Bull City next year. The plan is to provide space there for restaurants and nightlife.” A new Chick-fil-A is on the way too, and a local physician has leased a 62,000-square-foot building near the amphitheater with an option to buy, according to Carson. On an even bigger scale, Austrian-based Egger Group will build its first U.S. particleboard plant in Lexington. They will invest approximately $700 million by build out, creating hundreds of jobs in the process. “The county and Davidson County Economic Development Corporation led negotiations with Egger across several months

to encourage the company to choose our city locating here,” says Carson. “The city will be supplying natural gas and sewer facilities for the project. We have plenty of capacity.” At so many levels, positive growth is re-energizing the city’s culture, creating friendly social spots for gatherings and activities. “This year, we opened the new Washington Park Splash Pad, giving people a nice place to go and have fun,” Carson says. “We also opened a new neighborhood pool recently, and visits there are averaging about 13,000 each year compared to 4,500 per year at two old pools that were closed down. And this fall, we’ll start construction on a new BMX/skate park, one of the largest in the area.” At DCCC, new facilities are on the way, boosting the economy and high quality of life. “In 2018, a new state roadway and bridge is scheduled for construction that will connect our main campus with our property that is just on the other side of Business 85,” says Jenny Michael Varner, vice president of external affairs and executive director of the DCCC Foundation. “When that happens, we’re set for expansion. We’re in the initial stages of pursuing housing for our students and looking at options for wellness and www.LEXINGTONCHAMBER.NET

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While Lexington is thriving with new businesses coming to town, it is also home to historical landmarks, such as the courthouse.

recreational facilities too.” When housing is built—most likely within the next five years—DCCC will be the first community college in North Carolina to provide student housing, adds Varner. “The foundation contributed $1 million toward

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construction of the roadway, because we’re committed to growing and improving our campus,” Varner says. “But it isn’t just DCCC alone. It’s always a collaboration of partners who pull together the funding and resources to make this kind of growth happen.” n By Cathy Cuthbertson


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e l l i v s a T hom City is on the Move

While the furniture industry still has a hold on Thomasville, it’s not the only business in town. The city once known for furniture is transforming its retail appearance as well as brand. “We are experiencing growth in Thomasville in several sectors of our economy,” says Raleigh York Jr., mayor of Thomasville. “The most visible would have

to be the retail area.” Most recently, Thomasville has added various new businesses, including one of two Sheetz locations, a Zaxby's, an ABC store, a woman’s clothing store, a gym and a Lidl grocery store. In addition, a dental practice relocated and opened a new office in Thomasville too.

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The 1870 Train Depot is still a big part of Thomasville.

While Thomasville is clearly on the radar of businesses interested in relocating, it is also a thriving place for companies that have been here for years.

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“Thomasville is home for Old Dominion Freight Lines (OD) and Mohawk,” says York. “Over the last couple of years, both businesses have made large investments in the local economy.


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While Thomasville is known for its furniture manufacturing, the city is rebranding as other businesses are moving into the area.

OD expanded their offices and now employ over 800 people. Mohawk has invested millions in plant and equipment with increased job numbers and continues to expand.” In addition, the retail gains have led to record receipts in sales tax, according to York. “We have other established businesses expanding here, which all together gives us expectations for a bright future for Thomasville,” he says. To keep up with the city’s transformations, government officials have partnered with the Thomasville Area Chamber of Commerce to rebrand. “The hope is that the rebranding will have far-reaching

benefits for our city,” says York. This process began as part of the city’s EnVision Plan under the leadership of Chamber President Keith Tobin. “The EnVision group decided it was time to tackle rebranding,” says Tobin. “We wanted to make sure that, in doing so, we held on to the past and highlighted the future as well.” Thomasville plans to unveil the new brand in early 2018. “The goal is to let folks know who we are and what we have to offer in our city,” Tobin says. “Through promotion, marketing and the sustainability of the brand, our goal is to create a global name for Thomasville. This will help recruit business and create jobs in our community.” n By Gennie Taylor www.LEXINGTONCHAMBER.NET

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Companies like Whitewood Industries find Davidson County to be a great place for doing business.

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Davidson County is Blossoming with Business

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BUSINESS PORtFOLIO

Good to Grow Davidson County is growing. From Thomasville to Lexington, each charming city is enjoying its own version of prosperity.

Thomasville is welcoming an influx of manufacturers to the area, including Whitewood Industries, a ready-to-finish furniture manufacturer and supplier, and Radians, a leader in personal protective equipment. Whitewood Industries has expanded its operations in Thomasville with the acquisition of a warehouse just a mile down the road from its main headquarters. The 78,000-square-foot facility will help to satisfy demand. “The new building is being used for warehousing, with plans to expand the finishing room,” says Jorge Mata, CEO of Whitewood Industries. “Thomasville is a wonderful place to work. Thomasville has been a pleasure.” Whitewood Industries is headquartered in Thomasville and has warehousing, manufacturing, corporate office and

Radians creates a comprehensive line of safety products.

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Locals enjoy visiting Sophie's Cork and Ale for wine and other foodie favorites.

showroom facilities, spanning 578,000 square feet. Radians creates a comprehensive line of high-quality products, including hard hats, face shields, electronic ear muffs, performance work gloves, safety vests and several other kinds of merchandise. The company recently began expanding its garment manufacturing plant in Thomasville, which will almost double their footprint in North Carolina. Lexington has experienced growth in its restaurant and retail markets that are sure to please the palate and the pocket. "Lexington continues to benefit from a full community. The city council, staff, business owners and citizens believe in Lexington and are investing in our future,” says Newell Clark, mayor of Lexington. “We are committed to setting a positive example from city hall and work to be as business friendly as we can to help support our entrepreneurs and business community.” One place locals can’t get enough of is Sophie’s Cork and Ale. Here, patrons will enjoy soups, salads, panini, specials and an eclectic list of wine and craft beer. “Our atmosphere is like nothing else in town. It is very relaxing, upscale casual,” says Cynthia Milligan, owner of the restaurant. “Lexington has some amazing folks in town, and I have enjoyed meeting and chatting with them. They have all been so good to us.” The restaurant also offers live music, beer dinners, half-price wine nights, wine dinners, poetry performances and many others. For patrons looking to wow their next cook out or family meal, the Butcher’s Block boasts the best cut of meat and fresh seafood in town. “I was born and raised in Lexington,” says Eric Everhart, owner

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of the Butcher’s Block. “It’s always been a dream of mine. We offer the highest quality meat in town for the price. There is nothing else like it here.” Everhart’s background in grocery management has driven him to offer only the best products to his hometown patrons. “Through my career path, I knew this is what I wanted,” he says. “I’m extremely passionate about what I do.” On top of the best cuts around, the Butcher’s Block also stocks premium North Carolina goodies too, ranging from a delicious selection of Ashe County Cheese, Queen Charlotte’s Pimento Cheese Royale, Chad’s Carolina Corn gourmet popcorn, Cloister Honey, Cape Fear Rum Cake, Black Mountain Chocolate and Chapel Hill Toffee. They also sell kabobs, chicken wraps and gourmet burgers that are made in-house every day. The Farmhouse Shoppe boasts a wide collection of clothing, accessories, gifts and home décor, located in the heart of Uptown Lexington. “Our location is just off of Main Street but still relatively close to uptown that some of our customers walk to our shop. We have a beautiful, quiet setting directly across from the historic cemetery and a wonderful little garden courtyard that many children (and sometimes significant others) will hang out in while the ladies shop,” says Charlotte Cope, who co-owns the store with her mother, Faye Kepley. “We carry a wide variety of clothing that is not going to be found in other boutiques and clothing stores in our area. We do carry current styles and trends at competitive prices, however, we also include brands for women of all ages.” Brands include Charlie B, Lollia, POL, Bee Attitudes and many more.

The Butcher's Block welcomes patrons with the best cuts in town, along with other delicious items.

“We carry some one-of-a kind clothing and jewelry brands that are specific to our store. We love pearls and Southern style and that is a common theme that runs throughout our shoppe,” says Cope. “We also sell a lot of our furniture and display pieces, as well as a wide selection of home décor and gifts. We currently have painted works by Darren Moore on display that are also for sale. We have sold locally made pottery too. We love being able to support our local artists.”


Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury is an authorized HarleyDavidson dealership and is enjoying serving the community. “What we enjoy most about serving the Lexington community, and surrounding area, is the enthusiasm and friendliness. We've been instantly welcomed by local business owners and other locals as well,” says Tracy Edwards of Tilley HarleyDavidson of Salisbury. “It's obvious that business owners, here in Uptown Lexington, are passionate about their businesses, and eager to see the area grow and prosper while still preserving the integrity and heritage of this small town. We've been a member of the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsor of Alive After Five concerts for several years now. We're excited to be made so welcome in this outstanding community.” In addition, service, parts and sales departments are available to meet a variety of customers’ needs. “When visiting our store, we believe customers will be surprised by the truth of who we are and how widely that truth varies from the myth of the stereotypical ‘biker.’ Our customers include bankers, teachers, business owners, constructions workers, mechanics, lawyers, police officers, hair stylists and so much more,” says Edwards. “The interests and personalities of our employees are just a varied as that of our customers, but we all, employees and customers alike, share a love of motorcycles. People from all walks of life ride with Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury and we hope that you will too.”

Julie Clinard and Mary-Cameron Welborn (forefront) browse The FarmHouse Shoppe.

Whether doing business, living here or just passing through, the triad is a great place to be. “When citizens see their government making positive investments with their funds, it starts to bleed over into the business community for investment and growth,” says Clark. “We have focused on our central core, which is Main Street and the depot district, while also creating positive quality of life projects throughout the city. This, in turn, creates a wonderful triad community to live, work and play.” n By Sarah Lancaster

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No matter the age, all patients are treated with respect and compassion at some of the best health care providers in the state.

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Where Feeling Better Starts

health care

In Good Condition From life’s minor aches and irritations to serious injuries and illnesses, residents in the Davidson County area can turn to several medical facilities for head-to-toe care.

Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center

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Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center administers exceptional medical care to patients in a wide array of areas, including emergency, maternity, inpatient and outpatient care and numerous specialties. The 146-bed private bed hospital provides inpatient and outpatient care, including emergency care, cardiology, surgery, rehabilitation, stroke care, transitional care and more. “At Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center, we are committed to improving the health of communities one person

Novant Health offers numerous services to the community, including maternity, emergency care, cardiology, surgery and more.

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When an operation is needed, patients are in highly capable hands.

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healthy lifestyles right here in Thomasville.

Wake Forest Baptist Health Lexington Medical Center Part of the prestigious Wake Forest Baptist Health system, Lexington Medical Center is renowned academically and medically for its expertise. The hospital boasts 94 acute care beds, is accredited by the Joint Commission and is a top-ranked Vizient Award winner for quality and safety measures. In addition to being a warm, friendly community hospital where babies take their first breaths and emergency care is provided 24/7, the medical center is also a satellite provider of Wake Forest Baptist Health specialty services. Expert care for joint replacements, general orthopedics and podiatry services are offered here. Wake Forest Baptist Health has 14 additional practices from pediatrics to adult internal medicine, allowing residents to receive world-class care close to home. Photo courtesy of Wake Forest Baptist Health

at a time by delivering high quality and personalized care,” says Jon Applebaum, president at Thomasville Medical Center. “Our promise is to make each customer’s health care experience remarkable, that is easy to use, so that the customer can focus on getting better and staying healthy. The team at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center is united by our passion to care for our patients, our community and each other. We are striving to become the health care provider of choice for Davidson County.” Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center was recently recognized as a baby-friendly facility, where mothers and newborns get the healthiest start possible. In addition, the medical center recently opened a 3D mammography suite and launched a transitional care service. The Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Foundation plans to break ground in 2018 for its Health Education and Wellness Center. The building will feature a kitchen for demonstrations, wellness classes and more to help promote

Dr. Nevine Hanna, radiation oncologist at Wake Forest Baptist Health Cancer Center – Lexington, guides patients through their cancer treatment options.

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Pediatric hospitalists Dr. Paul Sagerman (left) and Dr. Matthew Albert (right) bring Brenner Children’s Hospital expertise to Lexington. The physicians care for newborns and inpatient pediatric patients at Lexington Medical Center. The Brenner pups were recently introduced as mascots for a community wellness initiative.

Patients battling cancer also have access to worldclass treatment. The only cancer treatment center in Davidson County, Cancer Center-Lexington enables patients to receive their treatments in a convenient, easy access location.

High Point Regional Health Each year, more than 300,000 people benefit from the exceptional health care services provided by High Point Regional Hospital. Centers of Excellence include the Congdon Regional Heart Center, Hayworth Cancer Center, Culp Women’s Center, Piedmont Joint Replacement Center and the Emergency Center. Families throughout the area also benefit from over 30 UNC Regional Physicians office locations, providing personalized care for every member of the community. High Point Regional is currently positioning for a bright future while undergoing an extensive renovation and modernization project for the entire third floor of the hospital. This project is transforming surgical suites, outpatient surgery capabilities and cardiac care facilities, as well as adding the latest technology and equipment upgrades to the Hayworth Cancer Center. n Information in this article was provided by Novant Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health and High Point Regional Health. www.LEXINGTONCHAMBER.NET

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From kindergarten to high school, students enrolled in public schools around Davidson County are prepared for the careers of their choice.


From Kindergarten to College

An Excellent Education Whether it is kindergarten, college or somewhere in between, Davidson County equips learners of all ages with the skills they need for success.

Davidson County Schools Davidson County children are the community’s future. Now, more than ever, it is critical that the vision for the future focuses on preparing students in Davidson County Schools for a world that does not exist today. Students who graduate from Davidson County Schools must have a variety of skills that are relevant to the careers they will pursue. Believing in students, schools and each other will help to set Davidson County Schools on a path of rapid improvement, with an end goal of ensuring students have success beyond the classroom. As the school district embraces the realization that it has the power to positively move forward, it will support Photo courtesy of Davidson County Schools

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Students learn to socialize while working on classroom activities.

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students on the journey ahead. While preparing for the future, Davidson County Schools is now focused on the rigor and relevance of what students are doing and what they are learning in class. Simply put, the district is on a mission to prepare students to know what to do when they don’t know what to do. Davidson County Schools wants students prepared for a successful life not just success today.

Thomasville City Schools Thomasville City Schools (TCS) recently welcomed its new leader, Dr. Patrice Faison, as its superintendent of schools. During the first few months of her tenure, Faison led, along with the faculty and

Learning takes place outside the school walls too.

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Superintendent Dr. Patrice Faison enjoys visiting with Thomasville City Schools students.

staff, TCS's’s first door-to-door community outreach, where she met many wonderful people with passionate voices of the community. On these tours, which consisted of the TCS School Board, elected officials, faith leaders, parents, students, school administrators, teachers and support personnel, she gained valuable insight on the pride, sense of family and belief in a

better tomorrow for all residents and students. Along with the board of education, Faison is dedicated to providing the best education for all students, tapping into their extraordinary potential. Together, TCS will make a positive and significant impact on pupils’ futures. TCS has collaborated with parents, students, board members and community leaders to develop a comprehensive www.LEXINGTONCHAMBER.NET

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strategic plan to address academic growth in each and every child it serves. This is a lofty goal and will require the entire Bulldog Nation to come together for the enhancement of students’ academic, behavioral and personal goals. The district realizes a vital part of this plan is to recognize students and families not only as partners, but customers— customers who deserve the district’s attention, focus and presence. Service to others will encourage partnership; partnership will encourage buy-in; buy-in will ensure the district receives much-needed support from parents and the Thomasville community. For those interested in seeing the wonderful changes taking place within TCS, Faison is in the midst of hosting bus tours for a one-of-a-kind look at the strides the district is making.

Lexington City Schools At Lexington City Schools (LCS), one of their goals is to provide excellent schools for students in the community. In doing so, the school district strives to create a setting where all pupils are learning at high levels. In fact, LCS is very proud that this past year's seniors scored the highest in the history of the school district on the ACT. And, for the fifth year in a row, the graduation rate at Lexington Senior High was over 81 percent. Scholars are prepared to enter the workforce or attend

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Working in pairs helps pupils better grasp class concepts.

college upon high school graduation, thanks to advanced placement courses, as well as career and technical education classes. LCS even offers career and college paths to help students meet their goals. The college transfer path offers tuition-free credits toward


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Instructors lead by example and are always happy to help students.

an associate degree that is transferable to any participating public or private higher education institution. The technical career path is also tuition free, allowing students to earn credits at North Carolina Community Colleges toward a job credential, diploma or certificate. LCS also provides students with several extracurricular activities, including athletics, school clubs, chorus, driver’s education, as well as intramural and interscholastic competitions.

Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy For pupils that know what career path they would like to pursue after graduation, Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy is an ideal fit. This alternative high school experience focuses studies around students’ career interests, with rigorous core classes and relevant workforce opportunities. Likewise, students will graduate with the skills needed that also support the local workforce. The academy boasts project-based learning and is student centered. Here, individuals will develop 21st century work skills, become a critical thinker, learn to solve problems, be creative, understand STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts and so much more. On top of all that, juniors and seniors will have the chance to participate in an internship, as well as job shadowing,

mentorships and other opportunities, which are supported by local partners.

Davidson County Community College In 1963, Davidson County Community College (DCCC) opened its doors as the Davidson County Industrial Education Center. It wasn’t until 1965, that the center was chartered as DCCC. Since that time, the Davidson Campus has experienced a wealth of growth. Seventeen buildings are home to the thousands of students who take classes each semester. DCCC also operates a campus in Davie County. Moreover, DCCC offers more than 50 academic programs in areas such as business, engineering and technical studies; health, wellness and public safety; as well as arts, science and education. For the student who is trying to fit in an excellent education with their busy schedule, DCCC offers online, weekend and evening programs. Some are completely online, including an associate in arts, an associate in general education, fire protection technology, human services, recreation and leisure studies as well as supply chain management. n Information in this article was provided by Dr. Emily Lipe, superintendent of Davidson County Schools, Dr. Patrice Faison, superintendent of schools at Thomasville City Schools and Sarah Lancaster.


Whether uptown or on the lake, Davidson County boasts the perfect address.

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Real Estate Options for All Lifestyles

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An Alluring Address Looking for a relaxing summer vacation home or a new residence to settle down in with family? Davidson County in the Piedmont Triad portion of North Carolina boasts an array of real estate options to meet anyone’s style and budget.

High Rock Lake, the second largest lake in North Carolina, is perfect for those seeking a place to live along the water, whether it is in Lexington, Denton or another beautiful part of Davidson County. “As the leader of lakefront property ownership options in the entire region, we have seen a significant and growing number of new property owners, allowing each to find their affordable, lakefront dream home,” says Sheila Gallimore of Ed Price Realty. Paula Noonan, owner/broker of Lake Front Properties, says Davidson County is a great place to call home. “Living here is convenient to all points in North Carolina, since we are nearly center,” she says. “While our own little town of Lexington is growing, it is maintaining the quaintness of small-town living. We don't mind not having the traffic, crime and stress of big-city living.” Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Greensboro are within an hour's drive, which is just another perk of Lexington’s proximity. Lexington boasts a wide variety of places and houses, from large, on the lake houses with grand views and upscale finishes, to rural rambling ranches and small farm houses, to uptown’s small 1940s and 1950s bungalows, Old Country Club mini-mansions with manicured lawns and upper middle-class classics, to newer subdivisions at the highway with multiple types of homes, ranging from townhouses to duplexes to private homes. A new contemporary apartment development, Big Chair Lofts, is underway in Thomasville. The project is taking an old, abandoned factory building and repurposing it for tenants to live in the city’s uptown area.

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The Big Chair Lofts will bring modern housing to downtown Thomasville.

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Aside from city living, there are ample single-family homes scattered throughout the county as well.

“Thomasville has a huge demand for units based on its growth in households and the lack of supply of modern housing,” says Richard Angino, owner and managing member at Third Wave Housing, the company behind Big Chair Lofts. “We love that the property is located in the city center across from the farmers market. Our hope is that by adding 139 households to the downtown, it will support more businesses in downtown Thomasville.” In addition, the development will house several tenant community spaces, such as a computer room, a two-story game room, a playground and a grilling space built out of the existing water tower. The complex should be completed in the second half of 2018. n By Gennie Taylor

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Enchanting thingsto see & DO

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1870 Train Depot (Thomasville)

Alive After Five Summer Concert Series (Uptown Lexington) For food, fun and, of course, foot-tapping music, don’t miss the Alive After Five Concert Series. These concerts are hosted by the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce and take place at Breeden Insurance Amphitheater four times throughout the summer. www.lexingtonchamber.net

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Known as one of the state’s oldest standing railroad depots, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is now home to the Thomasville Visitors Center. www.tvillenc.com


The Barbecue Festival (Lexington)

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Finger-licking good barbecue is in abundance at the annual Barbecue Festival. With live entertainment, sand sculptures, a car show and more, this don’t-miss event is every October. www.barbecuefestival.com

BBQ Capital Cook-Off (Lexington) Watch as more than 50 teams compete for best of the best at the BBQ Capital Cook-Off. The whole family will enjoy sampling tasty pork, chicken, ribs and brisket at this April affair. www.bbqcapitalcookoff.com

The Big Chair (Thomasville)

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This landmark stands 30 feet high and pays homage to the area’s furniture industry heritage. Visit downtown Thomasville to see the “World’s Largest Chair.” www.visitnc.com/listing/world-s-largest-chair

Boone’s Cave Park (Lexington/Churchland) Legend has it that Daniel Boone used to hideout in the cave found in this 110-acre park. With hiking trails, fishing spots, picnic areas and so much else, this park is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. www.visitlexingtonnc.com/listings/boones-cave-park www.LEXINGTONCHAMBER.NET

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Enjoy a grown-up glass of cider at Bull City Ciderworks, where live music, games and more create a captivating atmosphere. The facility also hosts private events. www.bullcityciderworks.com

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Bull City Ciderworks (Lexington)

The Candy Factory (Lexington)

Cedar Lodge Market (Thomasville)

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Family owned since 1963, Cedar Lodge Market offers fresh-cut quality meats, locally grown produce and more in a setting reminiscent of the past. www.cedarlodgeiga.com

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Named the No. 1 candy store in the state by Food Network Magazine, the Candy Factory has been satisfying sweet-tooth cravings for nearly 40 years. The family owned store offers cinnamon sticks, licorice, chocolate and other tasty treats. www.lexingtoncandyfactory.com

Christmas Trees of Davidson County (Thomasville) Explore a winter wonderland at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center every year. The monthlong display, inside the hospital’s lobby, kicks off with a lighting ceremony. www.novanthealth.org

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Conrad & Hinkle Food Market (Lexington)

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Searching for quality products at affordable prices? Look no further than Conrad & Hinkle Food Market. A local favorite for nearly 100 years, the store offers locally grown produce, homemade jams and relishes, hand-cut meats and an assortment of other items. www.conrad-hinkle.com

Daniel Boone Heritage Canoe Trail (Lexington) Take in the sights, including 10 historical markers relating to Daniel Boone and his family, while paddling down this 22-mile trail along the Yadkin River. www.visitnc.com/listing/daniel-booneheritage-canoe-trail

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The Davidson County Historical Museum (Lexington)

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Discover the area’s history at this local museum, located in the 1858 Davidson County Courthouse. Browse the museum’s permanent collection of the area’s history, all for free admission. www.co.davidson.nc.us/historicalmuseum

Denton Street Festival (Denton) Every September, the streets of Denton are lined with musical performances, pony rides, inflatables, arts and crafts, good food and tons of fun. www.townofdenton.com www.LEXINGTONCHAMBER.NET

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Everybody’s Day (Thomasville)

Farmers Market (Thomasville and Lexington)

High Rock Lake Get back to nature at High Rock Lake, where swimming, fishing, camping, boating and other outdoor adventures await families of all ages. Stay in a cozy cabin, rent a pontoon boat or stroll along 365 miles of beautiful shoreline. www. highrocklakecampground.com Photo courtesy of GeoCore Films

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Find locally grown fruits and veggies, fresh eggs, flowers and more at local farmers markets. Visit the Lexington Farmers Market on Saturdays in May through October and Wednesdays in June and July. Stop by the Thomasville Farmers Market on Tuesdays and Saturdays in May through October. www.thomasvillefarmersmarket.com and www.lexingtonfarmersmarketnc.com

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Don’t miss Everybody’s Day, the oldest festival in North Carolina. Admission is free at this annual tradition, where visitors and residents alike gather to enjoy music, rides, arts and crafts, tasty food and other festivities. www.everybodysday.com

High Rock Outfitters (Lexington) High Rock Outfitters is a gathering spot where friends can sip on craft beer, hard cider or coffee, all while listening to live performances and so much more. www.highrockoutfitters.com

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Family owned and operated for more than 30 years, Hill’s Farm and Garden offers a wide range of products, including fresh produce, plants, seed, baked goods, eggs and more. There is also a play area for smaller children and a pet room for kids of all ages to enjoy. www.ncagr.gov/ncproducts/showsite.asp?id=100498 Photo courtesy of GeoCore Films

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Hill’s Farm and Garden (Thomasville)

HiToms Baseball (Thomasville)

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Catch a home run at Finch Field, the HiToms home park. Cheer on the team and nosh on some concessions while sitting back and enjoying America’s pastime. www.hitoms.com

Lanier’s True Value Hardware (Lexington) A Lexington landmark since 1940, Lanier’s True Value Hardware carries a wide range of goods above and beyond just hardware. Owned and operated by the Lanier family, this store stocks housewares, toys, sporting goods and much, much more. www.lanierhardware.com

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Memorial Day Parade & Celebration (Thomasville)

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Beginning with a wreath-laying ceremony along the Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall, followed by a parade, guests can honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Afterwards, attendees can enjoy a juicy hot dog and entertainment. www.visitnc.com/event/memorial-day-paradecelebration

Mrs. Hanes’ Moravian Cookies (Clemmons) Savor scrumptious treats rolled and cut by hand at Mrs. Hanes’ Moravian Cookies. Available both in store and online, these cookies are made from a family recipe and come in a wide variety of flavors, including sugar, ginger, lemon, chocolate, butterscotch and black walnut. www.hanescookies.com www.LEXINGTONCHAMBER.NET

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Multicultural Festival (Lexington) Each May, the Multicultural Festival comes to town, bringing with it food, entertainment, arts and crafts, costumes and cultures from around the world. www.lexingtonnc.net

Nightmare on Main Street/Ghost Walk (Thomasville)

Richard Childress Racing Museum (Welcome) Fans are racing over to the 47,000-square-foot Richard Childress Racing Museum, which features numerous race cars and artifacts from some of NASCAR’s most notable moments. www.rcrracing.com

North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Thomasville) Pay homage to the 1,600 North Carolinian soldiers who were killed or went missing during the Vietnam War. The park is located off Interstate 85, just two miles south of Thomasville. www.visitnc. com/event/memorial-day-parade-celebration

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Get a thrill while strolling the streets at this annual October event. Listen to scary stories and tour the city, visiting notable stops such as city hall and the historic cemetery. www.thomasville-nc.gov

Sophie’s Cork and Ale (Lexington) Enjoy mouthwatering cuisine while sipping on spirits at one of Lexington’s newest hot spots in uptown.

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Southeast Old Threshers’ Reunion (Denton)

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The largest antique tractor and engine show in the southeastern U.S. is held right here in Davidson County at Denton FarmPark. Enjoy five days of food, music, demonstrations and antique tractors. www.dentonfarmpark.com

Spring Daze (Thomasville) Sponsored by the Thomasville Beautification Committee, Spring Daze will delight attendees with beautiful plants, crafts, garden dĂŠcor, antiques, food and music. www.thomasville-nc.gov

Thomasville Emporium Antique Mall and P&G Antiques (Thomasville) Hidden treasures are waiting to be discovered at Thomasville Emporium Antique Mall and P&G Antiques. At Thomasville Emporium, guests can browse booths from Chartreuse Barn, Fancy Finds, Odditorium, Salem Vintage and Refined & Co. P&G offers fruit jars, furniture, clocks and more. www.LEXINGTONCHAMBER.NET

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Sunset Sounds (Thomasville) Thursdays now mean music in Thomasville. Concerts are every third Thursday from June until September. This free, family friendly event offers a wide range of genres, from jazz to rock. tvillenc.com/events

Uwharrie National Forest Nearly 51,000 acres are waiting to be explored at Uwharrie National Forest. Nature lovers will enjoy hiking, water activities, camping, horseback riding and taking in the great outdoors. www.fs.usda.gov

Uptown Lexington

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A National Register Historic District, Uptown Lexington is bustling with close to 200 retail, service and professional businesses, drawing tourists to the area year-round. Uptown is often the backdrop for annual events, concerts and festivals. www.uptownlexingtonnc.com

Welcome Easter Parade (Welcome) Celebrate the arrival of spring and the Easter bunny with the Welcome community, a tradition that has taken place for more than 20 years with floats, bands and more.

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