December 11, 2019

Intersection and Crosswalk Improvements Coming to Downtown Mocksville

By Jeanna Baxter White The Town of Mocksville will be getting a new, improved crosswalk at the main intersection of Hwy 158 (Main Street) and Depot Street following the Board of Transportation’s funding approval of a pedestrian safety improvement plan presented by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) on December 5th. According to the DOT’s proposal, the new crosswalk will include flashing crossing lights, a pavement stamp with reflective markings to enhance the outline of the crosswalk for motorists, and curb extensions (bumpouts) to shorten the distance pedestrians must walk to cross the street. The mid-block crossings that currently […]
December 9, 2019

Skyline National Bank Grand Opening in Mocksville this Thursday, December 12th!

By Jeanna Baxter White Skyline National Bank has leased the former BB&T bank building in downtown Mocksville and will open its newest branch during the first week of December with a grand opening scheduled for December 12th. Grand opening festivities will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m., refreshments, giveaways, and account specials with CD promotional rates and safe deposit box fee waivers.  The first fifty people to register for a door prize will also receive a free Christmas wreath. Door prizes will be drawn every hour from 12 until 4. “National is in our name but community is in […]
December 6, 2019

Davie County – 17th Strongest Economy in the State!

By Jeanna Baxter White Davie County has the 17th strongest economy out of the 100 counties in North Carolina, for the second year in a row, according to the 2020 North Carolina Development Tier Designation report issued by the North Carolina Department of Commerce. “We have a lot to be proud of in our community,” said Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. “This is another example of how we are stronger together and how we are continuing to make a difference.” Since 2007, North Carolina has used a three-level system for designating development tiers. The designations, […]
December 3, 2019

Horse & Buggy Rides, Mocksville Christmas Parade This Weekend – Holiday Events Roundup!

By Jeanna Baxter White It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and Mocksville has made the “nice list” with its range of holiday activities sure to delight “kids from 1 to 92.” Mark your calendars now because you won’t want to miss a single event! Horse & Buggy Rides — Friday, December 6th, 6-8 p.m. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Christmas season with horse & buggy rides beginning and ending in downtown Mocksville.  Rides will start and end on West Depot Street in downtown Mocksville and will cost $5 per person. Children under 5 ride for free. […]
November 27, 2019

Delighting the Crowds at the Mocksville Bed Races!

“Twas the Night Before Bed Race” and all through the town, were a series of teams wishing the flag would go down; More rapid than eagles the race beds they came, And the crowds whistled, and shouted, and called them by name! The Town of Mocksville raced into the Christmas season on November 22nd with the 8th Annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race as 13 teams careened around the quad and made a mad dash down Main Street. $600 in Cash Prizes at Stake! At stake were prizes for speed and creativity. The fastest team, Tru Taekwondo, took home […]