March 20, 2019

Celebrating Success of the 2019 For Your Health Expo

Hundreds of Davie County citizens took the first step toward improving their health by attending the 2019 For Your Health Expo presented by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce and the Davie Family YMCA. Sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Foster Drug Company, Warren Hearing Solutions, and Snyder’s Cleaning Service, the For Your Health Expo offered access to important information as well as direct interaction with a variety of medical service providers.  Several free health screenings were offered including cholesterol, blood pressure, spinal, bone density, and glucose. The Chamber appreciates the support of its event sponsors […]
March 13, 2019

Free Health Screenings, Mammograms & More ~ For Your Health Expo, Tuesday, March 19!

Free Health Screenings, Mammograms, and More! — The Davie County Chamber and the Davie Family YMCA are pleased to present the 2019 For Your Health Expo on Tuesday, March 19th at Davie Family YMCA at 215 Cemetery Street in Mocksville. For Your Health Expo runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is free to adults of all ages. This annual community event brings vendors of healthy lifestyle products and services together under one roof to offer Davie County residents a convenient one-stop healthy lifestyle information experience. Join us for FREE health screenings, one-on-one counseling, free tastings, and much more! […]
March 11, 2019

The evolution of Davie County’s elementary schools

Note: This article, by EdNC staff, was originally published on Education NC (EdNC –The evolution of Davie County’s elementary schools) and is republished here with permission. With the help of the Mebane Foundation, Davie County has embarked on a mission to improve reading in its elementary schools. Yesterday, EducationNC talked about the success the DavieLEADS grant has had in helping turn around Cooleemee Elementary, but the initiative is active throughout the other area elementary schools as well. DavieLEADS is a five-year, $2.5 million grant, with a specific goal to get kindergarten readiness from 70 percent to 90 percent and reading proficiency in […]
March 7, 2019

Construction Begins on Park at old Davie County High School

Five years after Davie County residents voted overwhelmingly to pass the Parks and Recreation general obligation bonds, construction is now underway on Phase One of the new Davie County Community Park being built at the former site of Davie County High School. “Today is a day of celebration and today we celebrate community ownership and a partnership that is fundamental in serving the ever-changing needs of the Davie community …,” said Terry Renegar, chairman of the Davie County Board of Commissioners, during the groundbreaking ceremony.  “In 2014, the residents of Davie County voted overwhelmingly to spend $5 million to make […]
March 4, 2019
Lt. Gov. Dan Forest celebrates Cooleemee Elementary becoming one of the top four percent elementary schools in the state for academic growth. Courtesy of Lt. Gov. Dan Forest’s Facebook page.

DavieLEADS gives Cooleemee Elementary a boost

Note: This article, by EdNC staff, was originally published on February 27, 2019 on Education NC (EdNC –DavieLEADS gives Cooleemee Elementary a boost) and is republished here with permission. Davie County Public Schools got some good news last year. After the 2017-18 End-of-Grade test results were announced, the county discovered it had moved up from 45th to 17th out of all 115 districts in the state for third-grade reading proficiency. Cooleemee Elementary was singled out in those results for moving into the top 4 percent of all elementary schools in the state for academic growth. This growing success in the district is […]