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Thomasville is located in the county of Davidson, North Carolina. It was established as early as 1852 and currently has a population of over 21,000. The city is most famous for its production of furniture, in particular artisan chairs.
Thomasville is nicknamed the “Chair City” or “Chair Town” after a huge 30-foot tall replica of an armchair that occupies the middle of the city. The chair is located near the oldest railroad station in North Carolina. Thomasville residents firmly insist that the landmark is the “World’s Largest Chair”. Besides chair manufacturing, the city also boasts a prominent cabinet-making industry, as well as all-around wholesale furniture marketing. The word “Thomasville” has now become a trade designation for certain artisan quality furniture.
In recent Thomasville legal news, the city of Thomasville itself has been fined $35,000 in connection with a raw sewage leak. In October of 2009, over 15 million gallons of raw sewage leaked from the city’s sewage treatment facilities into creeks such as Hamby Creek, which feeds into the nearby High Rock Lake. A criminal investigation was launched into the sewage spill, as it was reported that city official knew of problems with the sewage pipes well before the spill occurred.
Legal issues involving water quality concerns and personal injuries are serious and demand the attention of a lawyer. If you feel that you are involved in a legal matter of any kind, it is important to consult with a lawyer. There are many lawyers in the Thomasville area, and LegalMatch.com can help you find the right one. LegalMatch is an online service that matches attorneys with clients free of charge.