Thomasville named 1 of 10 “All-America Cities”

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DENVER, Colo. -- Thomasville, North Carolina has been named a 2013 "All-America City" by the National Civic League.

The All-America City Awards are an honor given each year to towns, cities, counties, neighborhoods and metropolitan regions to recognize "outstanding civic achievement," according to the NCL.

A panel of civic experts selected the locations based on a gathering of city leaders and community volunteers that was held from Friday to Sunday in Denver, Colo.  Members of each community exchanged ideas, presented their stories of positive change, and described in detail their community's response to various challenges in an effort to sway the panel.

Garner, N.C. and Dunn, N.C. were also selected as 2013 All-America Cities.

The 2013 list includes:

  • Birmingham, Ala.
  • Downey, Calif.
  • Montrose, Colo.
  • Peoria, Ill.
  • Dubuque, Iowa
  • Owensboro, Ky.
  • Dunn, N.C.
  • Garner, N.C.
  • Thomasville, N.C.
  • Norfolk, Va.

Thomasville city officials say a town celebration is planned for 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Chamber of Commerce offices on Randolph Street.