Ashley Furniture Grand Opening Celebration – 657 Employees Today – 800 Employees by Year End!

Ashley Furniture celebrated the grand opening of its 2,800,000 square foot Mid-Atlantic Manufacturing and Distribution Center in Advance, North Carolina on Friday, October 17.  Local leaders and dignitaries from across the state of North Carolina were on hand to thank Ashley Furniture for investing in Davie County, North Carolina and to help celebrate the grand opening of what is slated to become the largest furniture manufacturing facility in the world.

Ashley Furniture Mid-Atlantic Manufacturing and Distribution Center Grand Opening

Governor Pat McCrory celebrated his birthday with a birthday cake presented to him during the event. During his remarks, the Governor waved toward the Ashley Furniture employees attending the event and said that celebrating the hundreds of new jobs created by Ashley Furniture in Advance, North Carolina made this his best birthday yet!

With over 2,8 million square feet (65 acres under roof), the Ashley Furniture Mid-Atlantic Manufacturing and Distribution Center in Advance, North Carolina is poised to become the largest furniture manufacturing facility in the world.

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Don’t Miss the Annual Bullhole Catfish Fry – Saturday, October 18th

bullhole-catfish-fry-musicOn Saturday, October 18th, Ron Shoaf will be frying catfish fillets, hush puppies and fries along with Ron Webb, Ron Bivins and nearly a dozen other childhood buddies at RiverPark’s 12th Annual Fall Catfish Fry.  The annual catfish fry was started to raise funds to purchase land for the park.  Today, the annual event is held to raise funds to keep the 80-acre nature park open and clean.

The Bullhole Catfish Fry begins at 11 am and ends at 2 pm.  There will be a line for those with who have already purchased tickets in advance and a separate take-out line to keep things moving. The $8 ticket includes fish, French fries, cole slaw, hush-puppies, drink and dessert.

In addition to the food and fellowship there will be some local bluegrass musicians on hand for entertainment. The music is always good, and bluegrass is just perfect for the natural areas of the park.

The fish fry takes place at the end of 645 Erwin Temple Church Road under the Margaret C. Woodson Picnic Shelter off of Needmore Road in Rowan County. That’s just across the river from the small towen of Cooleemee.  Dedicated local volunteers served well over four hundred hungry patrons last year. Once again there will be a silent auction of items donated by individuals and businesses.

“The water flowed so swiftly over those mossy rocks. It would just carry you down,” says Ron Shoaf, remembering summer days on the South Yadkin River at the Bullhole in Cooleemee. “The swimming pool closed every Wednesday, and that’s where we would head. It wasn’t supervised but no one really ever worried back then.”

bullhole-catfish-fry-teamRon Webb comes back to Cooleemee all the way from Easley, South Carolina with his wife, Cathy. “This is my heritage. It’s where I came up and it’s a great cause.” Every year, Ron Shoaf’s brother, Earl, hauls his fryer from Raleigh for the annual event. “This thing has gotten so big we really need another couple of fryers,” says Bivins, who hopes the event will continue to grow.

Tickets are available until Friday at 4 pm: in Cooleemee at the Zachary House, Town Hall and at Village Auto–in Mocksville at the Chamber of Commerce –in Salisbury at the LandTrust in the old Train Depot. For more info call RiverPark Event Coordinator Stephanie Waller at (704) 245-2993.

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Four Oaks Festival – Free Community Event This Saturday!

Mocksville Four Oaks Festival PosterCome out to downtown Mocksville for a day of family fun during the annual Four Oaks Festival this Saturday, October 11 from 10 AM until 6:30 PM with live music all day beginning at noon. Enjoy many unique craft vendors and shop for a variety of crafts, Christmas gifts and decorations.  There will be food vendors, lots of free Kids’ activities, and free live music at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater beginning at noon.

Climbing Wall, Inflatable and More for the Kids
Crafts, foods, and the Kids’ Area will set among the Oaks on Main St. and run down Depot St. leading to Junker’s Outdoor Theater.  The Kids’ Area includes inflatable, a climbing wall, pedal carts and course.

Bring Your Lawn Chair and Enjoy the Free Concert – Live Music All Day!
Music will start at Noon and continue until 6:30 p.m. BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR AND NO COOLERS, PLEASE.  Alcohol and water will be for sale at Junker’s Mill and food vendors will be at the top of the hill on Depot Street.

Entertainment Schedule:
Noon….The Flying Saucers and the Doo Wap sounds of the 60’s.
1:45…..Cast Iron Skillet with Southern Rock and R & B.
3:15…..Legends and their phenomenal Classic Rock.
4:45…..Phatt City with Beach Music and Motown Favorites.


 

For more information om the Four Oaks Festival, please call (336) 909-2263, visit the Downtown Mocksville Merchants Association on the web or visit Davie County Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events.

Holiday Events Coming Up
This is just one of the many community events that are coming up during the holiday season.  For a complete listing of community events throughout Davie County, see the Davie County Events Calendar hosted by yourDavie County Chamber of Commerce.

The 2014 Hometown Holiday Celebration kicks off with the Bed Races on Friday, November 21st followed by the Hometown Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 22nd.

If you have never shopped or visited downtown Mocksville, this would be a great day to stop in and find out what you have been missing. Stop in and visit with some of our friendly shop owners and shop at the local stores along Main Street.  Visit Scops Ice Cream store, a town favorite, dine at Restaurant 101 (delicious sandwiches and entrees) or O’Callahans (an Irish Eatery & Pub).

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Free Event – Community Day and Anniversary Celebration – Davie Medical Center

Davie Medical Center

On Sunday, October 5, 2014 form 2-5 PM, Wake Forest Baptist Health Davie Medical Center is hosting a community day and a one year anniversary celebration.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at Davie Medical Center, located at 313 NC Hwy 801 North, Bermuda Run.

Face Painting, Balloon Art, Cooking Demonstrations, Zumba Demo and more
 The Davie Medical Center community day and anniversary celebration will feature free health screenings, cooking demonstrations, tours, entertainment, healthy activities and the introduction of the walking trails surrounding the buildings. Activities will include sample casts for children plus vehicles from Smith Grove Fire Department and Brenner Children’s Hospital.

Lowes Foods, a neighbor of Davie Medical Center, will be on hand to provide refreshments, including samples from its Sausage Works and Pick n’ Prep areas of its newly renovated store. Guests at the event also will have the opportunity to register for prizes and can vote on a name for the larger walking trail surrounding Davie Medical Center.

In the event of rain, most of the community day and anniversary celebration activities will be moved inside Davie Medical Center. For more information, please visit wakehealth.edu/Davie  or call 888-716-WAKE.

Wake Forest Baptist Health − Davie Medical Center (www.wakehealth.edu/Davie) is a state-of-the-art medical campus that features a physician office building, outpatient surgical center and 24/7 emergency department, as well as a sleep center, rehabilitation, imaging, laboratory and pharmacy services. Davie Medical Center offers the nationally ranked care provided by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in a convenient location at the intersection of Interstate 40 and state Highway 801 in Bermuda Run.

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War Eagle Drive! Community Celebrates Ground Breaking for New Davie County High School

War Eagle Drive - New Davie County High SchoolThursday, September 25, 2014 was a day of celebration for Davie County as the community came together to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new Davie County High School.  Hundreds of folks were on hand to help celebrate the opening of a new chapter in the history of Davie County.

As reported by WGHP Fox8 News, the current Davie County High School was built in 1956 to house 725 students.  There was no cafeteria, no gymnasium and no auditorium. Over the years, a cafeteria was added, as was a gymnasium, but the number of students kept growing; and today, there are about 1,800 students.

The new school will be complete with all the amenities; including an auditorium which will seat 750 people and a gym to fit 2,000.  The new school is expected to open in the fall of 2017.

Video of the groundbreaking ceremony has been published on your Davie County YouTube Channel.  The list of links under the video below will allow you to navigate directly to the individual segments of the ceremony that you are most interested in viewing.

Follow progress on the new Davie County High School by visiting the New Davie High link at the Davie County Schools web site.

Additional Resources:
Fox8 WGHP – Davie Co. celebrates groundbreaking for new high school
WXII Channel 12 – New Davie Co. High School Groundbreaking
WFMY News2 – Groundbreaking Ceremony Held For New Davie Co. High School
Time Warner Cable News – Officials Break Ground on New Davie County High School

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Free Community Event – Textile Heritage Festival This Saturday!

Textile Heritage Festival 2014 CooleemeeA Fun Day for the Entire Family
Join the Over 4,000 people who visit Cooleemee each year to explore the history of Southern mill town culture at the 23rd Annual Textile Heritage Festival in Cooleemee, NC from 10 am until 4 pm on Saturday, September 27th, 2014.  Live music, opening of new museum exhibit, textile heritage displays, and lots of fun.

Don’t miss the 3rd Annual Carolina Cornbread Contest.  No entry fee for the Carolina Cornbread Contest which comes with a $100 prize and bragging rights for one year but you must register by Wednesday, September 24th by calling 336 284-6040 or via email to blinky1@yadtel.net.

When:
Saturday, September 27th, 10 AM to 4 PM

Where:
The Zachary House & Grounds
131 Church Street, Cooleemee, NC

Schedule

10 AM:
Gates open to the public
“Cotton Mill Town” Exhibit Doors Open
KIDS AREA– Face & Pumpkin Painting and Pony Rides – all for $5
Company Store & Sweets Shop Opens
Craft Vendors
Fall Mums Sale
Hot Pintos & Cornbread ready to eat!

11 AM:
Stan Bobbitt Band
Carolina Cornbread Contest begins
Cook Shack Opens – Pork Chop Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Cold Drinks & more

12 Noon:
Cornbread Winners Announced
Hot Pintos & Cornbread ready!

1 pm       
Mill House Museum – Guided tour leaves from main gate

4 pm
Gates close

Carolina Corn Bread Contest!
The Tar Heel State can easily brag about its many fine cooks. We are also known for many food-themed events—the Lexington BBQ Festival, Edenton’s Peanut Parade, a festival each for the pickle and for collards. Now, our state has “The Carolina Cornbread Contest” each year at Cooleemee’s Textile Heritage Festival.

After a three-judge panel makes its rounds to taste all of the homemade cornbread samples, the public will take its turn.

About the Cooleemee Historical Association
With over 330 original mill houses, the Bullhole and dam at RiverPark and the old cotton mill still standing along the banks of the South Yadkin River, Cooleemee is perhaps the best preserved Southern mill village of the post civil-war industrial age.  Cooleemee’s mill, built in 1900 at the height of the South’s mill building era, closed in 1969.

Preserved as private homes, most of the mill houses are still in excellent architectural condition.  The work on RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls has breathed new life into the banks of the river and the dam which provided power for the mill.  The cotton mill is still intact and ready to take on new life as a new economic engine.

This important and historically relevant collection of buildings and geographic features provides the backdrop for the work of the Cooleemee Historical Association which was founded in 1989.  Since its founding, the CHA has established a museum at its Textile Heritage Center and a Mill House Museum one block away.  The CHA also played a key role in the establishment of  RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls.  The Historical Association’s “Discovering Our Heritage” program conducts  a unique class for each grade level at the local elementary school.

The festival is co-sponsored this year by the Town of Cooleemee and Eaton’s Funeral Home.

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Free Community Event – Sugar Valley Airport Fly-In on Saturday, September 27

Sugar Valley Airport Fly-inSugar Valley Airport is holding its annual fly-in/drive-in on Saturday, September 27.  The public is welcome and everyone is invited to enjoy the festivities, airplanes, live music, crafts, arts, magic show, and a wonderful presentation by those who use aviation for service to their communities.  Hot dogs, fries, hamburgers, popcorn, ice cream available.   Activities begin at 9:00 am with a Spot Landing Contest, and continue throughout the day until 3:00 PM.

Try your hand at flying a real life simulator.  Watch the pilots vie for a prize if they land their planes close to designated spot.  Check out the wide variety of aircraft.  The Williams Brothers will entertain us.  Remote control aircraft will awe us.  And, at 10 a.m. a couple of smokers will fly over and excite us.

Come anytime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  See event flyer here.  Check out videos of previous fly-ins here.

Sugar Valley Airport was established to support general aviation but also to encourage educational, recreational, and creative endeavors in our community. Sugar Valley Airport is home to the Civil Air Patrol cadet program for students 12-18 years old. This program focuses on: community service, leadership training, technical education, and character development.

The Sugar Valley Airport facilities are used to support the continuing education of pilots through “ground school”, as well as providing a meeting place for special classes in arts and crafts like silk painting and pottery.

Aviation enthusiasts, those interested in learning more about the opportunities available, and those looking for a fun family weekend event, will all enjoy a visit to the “Spirit of Aviation: Making a Difference” Fly-in.

So “fly in or drive in” on Saturday, September 27th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and you won’t be disappointed.

Sugar Valley Airport is located at 249 Gilbert Road in Mocksville NC 27028. For more information on the “Fly-in” or about any of the programs mentioned, call 336- 998-3971 or email aviation@sugarvalleyairport.org.  Also, visit the Sugar Valley Airport website at www.sugarvalleyairport.org.

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Davie County Memorial Dedication and Day of Remembrance – 9/11/2014

Davie County - WinMock - Day of Remebrance 9-11-2014September 11, 2014 began in Davie County with a prayer breakfast hosted by our friends at WinMock at Kinderton and the raising of a 30’ x 50’ American Flag on the grounds at WinMock.

First responders from across Davie County gathered on the grounds at WinMock at various times throughout the day for what is becoming an annual tradition on 9/11 so that friends and neighbors from the community would be able to say “thank you” in person to many of the folks we rely on throughout the year to help us in our greatest hours of need.

Thank you First Responders from across Davie County and thank you to Wayne Thomas, the Sterling Events Group and the staff at WinMock at Kinderton for hosting this event.

Davie County memorial dedicationMemorial Dedication Ceremony
At 7:00 PM on Thursday, 9/11, the community gathered at the County Administration Building just off the square across from the courthouse on South Main Street in Mocksville to dedicate a monument to First Responders in Davie County who have died in the line of duty.  The opposite side of the monument bears the names of all emergency/first responder departments in Davie County including medical, rescue, fire and police.

The dedication ceremony honored the heroes and victims of September 11, 2001 and helps to fulfill our promise to never forget that tragic day.  We also paid tribute to members of the military, both current and past, who selflessly protect America’s freedom and liberty.

On a local level, the ceremony extended our unending gratitude to those who safeguard our own community – the firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians and other first responders – who put their own lives on the line for our safety.

The 7 pm ceremony included remarks and prayers, patriotic music, the solemn ringing of the bell, the playing of “Taps” and a prayer.  View photos and video of the ceremony below and on your Davie County YouTube Channel.

Thank You to Woodmen of the World Chapter 323
Please join us in thanking Woodmen of the World Chapter 323 in Mocksville for funding the Davie County First Responders Memorial Monument and for supporting our community throughout the year.

Since 1947, Woodmen of the World has promoted pride in our country.  Woodmen of the World members present American Patriot’s Handbooks to schools, libraries and newly naturalized citizens, as well as American History Awards to students who excel in the subject.  In addition, Woodmen of the World members have presented more than 2 million American flags to schools, churches, parks and other non-profit organizations.

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2 Events to Mark 9/11 This Year – Davie County Will Never Forget!

Remembering-9-11-WinMock-at-Kinderton-Davie-County-NCPlease join us in the morning and/or in the evening on Thursday, 9/11/2014 for one or both events in Davie County being held to remember 9/11 and to honor Davie County’s first responders.

A Day of Remembrance – WinMock at Kinderton
On Thursday, September 11, 2014, WinMock at Kinderton will host “A Day of Remembrance”.

All are invited as we gather to remember the events of September 11 and pray for our nation, our first responders, and all those whose lives were affected by the tragic events of that day. The morning begins at 8:00 with a community prayer breakfast.

Sterling Events and Winmock at Kinderton will celebrate our nation by displaying a giant 30’ by 50’ American Flag atop a Cooleemee aerial fire truck.  This will give you a chance to personally thank some of the first responders who will be at WinMock during the day.  Stop by for lunch available for purchase from local food trucks with outdoor picnic seating available.

“Thank You” to Sterling Events & WinMock at Kinderton
Please join us in thanking the Sterling Events Group and WinMock at Kinderton for their generosity in giving back to our community in so many ways throughout the year and for their invitation to come together, on this day of solemn remembrance, to thank and honor those who continue to serve as first responders in our community, as well as to recall to memory those who have gone before.

Davie County First Responders MemorialFirst Responders Memorial Dedication in Downtown Mocksville
At 7:00 PM on Thursday, 9/11, the community will gather at the County Administration Building just off the square across from the courthouse on South Main Street in Mocksville to dedicate a monument to First Responders in Davie County who have died in the line of duty.  The opposite side of the monument will bear the names of all emergency/first responder departments in Davie County including medical, rescue, fire and police.  The 7 pm ceremony will include remarks and prayers, patriotic music, the solemn ringing of the bell, the playing of “Taps” and a prayer.

Thank You to Woodmen of the World Chapter 323
Please join us in thanking Woodmen of the World Chapter 323 in Mocksville for funding the Davie County First Responders Memorial Monument and for supporting our community throughout the year.

PHOTO COURTESY CHRISTINE BRALLEY:  On Thursday, September 5, 2014 the monument t was installed in front of the Davie County Administration Building.  The monument was created by Statesville Mausoleum and Monument Works in Statesville.  Assembly was carefully and accurately achieved by their employees with help from four United Energy employees who used a crane to place the monument stones.

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7 #1 Songs and 2013 Album of the Year! Bluegrass Band “Balsam Range” in Mocksville this Saturday

Groce-man Jam 2014On Saturday evening September 13, “Balsam Range” will perform on stage at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theatre during the 2014 Groce-man Jam in Mocksville!  Gates open at 5:30, music begins at 6:00 PM.

World Class Talent
Balsam Range, the popular 5-piece Bluegrass powerhouse band out of Haywood County, NC has won the following Awards:

  • 2013 IBMA Album of the Year WINNER, Papertown
  • 2011 IBMA Song of the Year WINNER, “Trains I Missed”
  • 5 Consecutive Months at #1 on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Airplay Album Chart
  • 7 National #1 Songs. Including: “Last Train To Kitty Hawk”, “Caney Fork River”, “Trains I Missed”, “Gonna Be Movin”, “Row By Row”, “Could Do You Some Good”, & “Any Old Road”
  • “Papertown” album #2 in “PopMatters Best of Bluegrass 2012”
  • “Papertown” album #2 in CMT Edge 10 Favorite Americana Albums of 2012
  • 2011 IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year nominee
  • 2011 IBMA Album of the Year nominee, Trains I Missed
  • 2010 IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year nominee
  • WNCW, the #1 flagship bluegrass station, voted Trains I Missed as #1 on their Top 50 Bluegrass CDs of 2010, and #5 on their top 100 overall from any genre (ahead of Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and Robert Plant)
  • Voted Best Old-Time/Bluegrass Band of 2012 in Asheville’s Mountain Xpress Newspaper
  • Part of the 2012-2013 Zac Brown Band Southern Ground Music Festival lineup (www.zacbrownband.com)
  • First band to play at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC
  • Balsam Range was presented the “keys to the city” in Canton, NC where they were honored with an official declaration of “Balsam Range Day” in their home county for their positive contributions to their community
  • Balsam Range has raised over a half-million dollars for various regional and national charities.

Enjoy the concept video, Papertown below which features the title track to the 2013 IBMA Album of the Year.

Balsam Range will be joined by Wilmington, North Carolina’s own fan favorite, Massive Grass at Junker’s Mill.

Buy Your Tickets Online Now
Junker’s Mill is a popular outdoor stage located at 107 South Salisbury Street in Mocksville, right next door to the Davie County Chamber of Commerce.  General admission tickets are $15 (bring your own chair or blanket) Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult.  Tickets are available online at www.grocemanjam.com.  Tickets will also be available at the gate.

There will be food and beer vendors, as well as some exciting silent auction items!
Classics sports grill is doing BBQ plates, Carolina Sweet Delights will be selling cookies and cheesecake, Kabobs Food Truck will be doing shrimp and chicken kabobs, Papa John’s will have pizza and  the Sunset Slush slush-cart will also be on hand.

Groce-Man’s Jam – Proceeds Benefit the Gary Groce Memorial Music Scholarship Fund
The proceeds from this yearly event fund the Gary Groce Memorial Music Scholarship which helps pay for music lessons for kids.  This is a permanent endowment fund, held by the Davie Community Foundation started by the family of Gary Groce, to honor the memory of the beloved, self-taught banjo player from Davie County who passed away in December of 2012. One of Gary’s favorite pastimes was jamming and playing bluegrass with his friends, so what better way to honor his memory, than to help shape the future generations of musicians.

carolina-bible-camp-bluegrass-festivalSame Day – Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival
In addition to the Groce-man Jam on Saturday night in Mocksville, bluegrass fans will want to check out the Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, September 13th.  The festival will feature the highly acclaimed Kruger Brothers, the Snyder Family Band, and Red June. Gates will open at 10:00 am, music starts at 11:00 am and the festival will conclude at 5:00 pm.

In 2007, the Kruger Brothers received the Award for Artistic Excellence from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2011, Jens Kruger was inducted into the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame, and in 2013 he won the coveted Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass

Free Activities for Kids – Rain or Shine!
Guests are advised to bring a folding chair or blanket for seating. There are no assigned seats but handicapped guests will be accommodated. No outside coolers, food or pets are permitted. Food and restrooms are available on-site. This is an alcohol-free and smoke-free event. Free activities for children will be available. The festival will proceed rain or shine at 1988 Jericho Church Road, Mocksville, NC 27028. CBC Bluegrass Festival 2014 is sponsored in part by Carolina Hearing Doctors, The Eye Center, and WBRF-FM Classic Country 98.1.

All Proceeds Benefit Carolina Bible Camp
All proceeds benefit Carolina Bible Camp & Retreat Center located on sixty-eight beautiful acres just outside Mocksville, North Carolina. Advance tickets are only $15.00 and may be purchased at www.cbcbluegrass.com. Tickets may be purchased at the gate for $20.00. Children under age 12 are admitted free with a paying ticket holder. Gates will open at 10:00 a.m. and music starts at 11:00 a.m. The festival will conclude at 5:00 p.m. with the traditional closing singing of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?”

For more information on these and other events throughout Davie County please see the Davie County Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar

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Peter Pan Jr. -The Musical ~ Opens This Weekend at the Brock Performing Arts Center!

Brock Performing Arts Center Davie Arts CouncilDavie County Arts Council’s Brock Players present Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. – The Musical at the Brock Center in Mocksville.  Join the Davie County Arts Council in support of our local theatre. Evening Performances begin September 5th, 6th, 12th, & 13th at 7:30 PM. Matinee performances will be held September 7th & 14th at 3:00 PM. Tickets for children (18 and under) & seniors are $13. Adult admission is $15. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Box Office at (336)751-3000

Peter Pan Jr. – The Musical
Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play, Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up with no flying required! The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs, such as “Following the Leader,” “You Can Fly,” “The Second Star to the Right” and “Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life for Me.”

Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook!

Filled with adventure, music and a beloved hero, Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. is a magical story.

The Brock Performing Arts Center
The “Brock”–a beautifully renovated performing space–is quickly earning a reputation for being a premier listening room for acoustical music in North Carolina and hosts a performing arts series each year highlighting music, theatre, dance and more! The 485-seat center is available for rent by the community and professional performers with special rates for non-profit organizations.  The Borck is located at

The Davie County Arts Council
The Davie County Arts Council was established in 1975 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the discovery, appreciation and enrichment of the arts throughout Davie County. Located on historic Main Street in the town of Mocksville, the Arts Council has been carrying out its mission of “Connecting PEOPLE to the ARTS!” for over 30 years.  In addition to community outreach programs and arts education for children, the Arts Council schedules and presents art events and performances at the Brock Performing Arts Center.

Resources:
Davie County Arts Council

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17th Annual Davie Chamber Pro Scramble Golf Tournament Monday, September 8

2014 Davie County Chamber of Commerce Tournament SponsorsJoin  the Davie County Chamber of Commerce for one of the best golf tournaments of the year, the 17th Annual Davie County Chamber of Commerce Pro Scramble Golf Tournament on Monday, September 8th at Oak Valley Golf Club.

Professional golfers serve as captains of the teams consisting of five amateur players.  A shotgun start at noon gets the day started with a post-tournament cookout and awards ceremony to celebrate the winning teams.

The tournament is the Chamber’s key annual fundraiser and proceeds are designated for furthering the Chamber’s mission to develop business initiatives and support economic development and community projects throughout the year.

“The tournament is an excellent platform for our thriving business community and all its stakeholders to enjoy a day of networking and golf,” said Carolyn McManamy, chamber president.  “With the unique team format and beautiful location, the Davie Chamber’s tournament has become one of the top tournaments in the area.  As a result, team slots fill quickly and the tournament is often played at capacity. ”

Register Today
Players can register now and hole sponsorship opportunities are still available.  Those interested in supporting local businesses by sponsoring the event should contact the chamber office as soon as possible.  For more information about sponsorship opportunities, cost and registration contact the Davie County Chamber of Commerce at (336) 751-3304.

Oak Valley Golf Club
Oak Valley is the only Arnold Palmer designed Golf Club in the Winston-Salem area. Carved beautifully into old dairy farmland, the course truly captures the splendor of the western North Carolina foothills.  Golfers from all over the world have enjoyed Palmer’s beautiful and challenging layout since the course opened in December 1995.

Resources:
Davie County Chamber of Commerce
Davie Chamber Golf Tournament Brochure and Sponsorship Form
Oak Valley Golf Club

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Kruger Brothers Performing at Bluegrass Festival in Mocksville, Saturday, September 13th

Kruger Brothers Coming to Mocksville

Doc Watson once remarked that, “The Kruger Brothers are just about as fine a band as I’ve ever played with. … I love to play music with them.”

The Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, September 13th, will feature the highly acclaimed Kruger Brothers, the Snyder Family Band, and Red June. Gates will open at 10:00 a.m. and music starts at 11:00 a.m. The festival will conclude at 5:00 p.m.

In 2007, the Krugers Brothers received the Award for Artistic Excellence from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2011, Jens Kruger was inducted into the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame, and in 2013 he won the coveted Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music.

Snyder Family Band CBC 2013The Snyder Family Band will also perform. The Snyders are highly regarded musicians who are currently nominated in multiple IBMA categories. Siblings Zeb and Samantha Snyder are the talented guitarist and fiddler, respectively, and father Bud Snyder plays upright bass. Mother Laine Snyder provides sweet harmony vocals on several selections. Younger brother Owen has been known to steal the show with his gentle humor and advancing guitar talent.

Red June will also join the lineup on September 13th to play two sets. Red June hails from Asheville, North Carolina. They have built a solid reputation in bluegrass music circles as consummate acoustic and vocal performers.  Songwriter John Cloyd Miller won top bluegrass category honors at MerleFest in 2013 for his song, “Cloud of Dust.” He is also the recipient of a North Carolina Artist Fellowship for songwriting from the North Carolina Arts Council.

Red-June-Carolina-Bible-CampAll Proceeds Benefit Carolina Bible Camp
All proceeds benefit Carolina Bible Camp & Retreat Center located on sixty-eight beautiful acres just outside Mocksville, North Carolina. Advance tickets are only $15.00 and may be purchased at www.cbcbluegrass.com. Tickets may be purchased at the gate for $20.00. Children under age 12 are admitted free with a paying ticket holder. Gates will open at 10:00 a.m. and music starts at 11:00 a.m. The festival will conclude at 5:00 p.m. with the traditional closing singing of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?”

Free Activities for Kids – Rain or Shine!
Guests are advised to bring a folding chair or blanket for seating. There are no assigned seats but handicapped guests will be accommodated. No outside coolers, food or pets are permitted. Food and restrooms are available on-site. This is an alcohol-free and smoke-free event. Free activities for children will be available. The festival will proceed rain or shine at 1988 Jericho Church Road, Mocksville, NC 27028. CBC Bluegrass Festival 2014 is sponsored in part by Carolina Hearing Doctors, The Eye Center, and WBRF-FM Classic Country 98.1.

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Have Fun, Save Money & Live Longer at Davie County Farmers Markets

Mocksville-Farmers-MarketAdmission is free and the benefits are endless!  Davie County Farmers Markets are now operating in the towns of Mocksville, Bermuda Run and Farmington.  There is a market open each Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday according to the following schedule.

Tuesdays – Davie Medical Center, Town of Bermuda Run: The Peachtree Farmers Market is open on Tuesdays from 4-7 PM in the parking lot at Wake Forest Baptist Health Davie Medical Center in the town of Bermuda Run.

Wednesdays – Mocksville: The Mocksville Famers Market is open on Wednesdays from 3-6 PM in the Mocksville Town Hall parking lot located at 171 South Clement Street in Mocksville, just a block down West Depot Street from the town square.

Fridays – Town of Bermuda Run: The Peachtree Farmers Market is open in Fridays from 4-7 PM at 111 Peachtree Lane (behind the Bojangles) in the Town of Bermuda Run on the corner of NC Highway 801 and Peachtree Lane.

Saturdays – Farmington: The Farmington Farmers Market is open on Saturdays from 8 AM until noon at the Farmington Community Center located at 1723 Farmington Road, Farmington.

Have fun shopping at Davie County farmers markets
The atmosphere at the Davie County farmers markets in Mocksville, Bermuda Run, and Farmington is warm and inviting.   Farmers markets provide an opportunity for local farmers to get together in a social setting along with members of the local community.  These gatherings strengthen communities, create a sense of belonging and ownership, and often lead to greater involvement in local issues by those who share a common interest in healthy environments and healthy lifestyles.

Save money at Davie County farmers markets
One of the reasons to shop at a farmers market is to support the local economy.  Everyone benefits when dollars stay in the local community.  The farmers are supported and can continue to grow their crops, and the money spent stays in the community rather than being shipped elsewhere.  This helps the local economy thrive.

Farmer’s markets in North Carolina are not taxed which saves you money by making the products purchased a greater value.  In essence, a person is getting 6.5 percent more product for their money through the elimination of sales tax.
Live Longer Consuming Local Produce from Davie County farmers markets
There are distinct health benefits to eating local, fresh produce.  One of these benefits is that fresh produce is harvested when it is ripe.  The greatest amount of vitamins naturally found in produce is available ONLY when the crop is picked ripened.  Most chain stores purchase produce from other states, and therefore the crops are picked early and ripen off the vine in a truck.  This renders the vitamins much weaker to the consumer.

Another health benefit is that because the produce is not shipped, it does not need to be waxed or treated.  This again gives the produce not only an excellent flavor, but also makes it a healthier choice.  Finally, most area farmers markets offer organic choices, eliminating pesticides from your diet.

Have fun, save money & live longer by frequenting your Davie County Farmers Markets.  Your family will thank you.

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17th Annual Davie Chamber Pro Scramble Golf Tournament Monday, September 8

Davie Chamber Golf Tournament Sponsors and Chamber ChampionsGet ready for the 17th Annual Davie County Chamber of Commerce Pro Scramble Golf Tournament on Monday, September 8th at Oak Valley Golf Club.

Professional golfers serve as captains of the teams consisting of five amateur players.  A shotgun start at noon gets the day started with a post-tournament cookout and awards ceremony to celebrate the winning teams.

The tournament is the Chamber’s key annual fundraiser and proceeds are designated for furthering the Chamber’s mission to develop business initiatives and support economic development and community projects throughout the year.

“The tournament is an excellent platform for our thriving business community and all its stakeholders to enjoy a day of networking and golf,” said Carolyn McManamy, chamber president.  “With the unique team format and beautiful location, the Davie Chamber’s tournament has become one of the top tournaments in the area.  As a result, team slots fill quickly and the tournament is often played at capacity. ”

Register Today
Players can register now and sponsorship opportunities are still available from $150 to $2,500.  Those interested in sponsoring local businesses by sponsoring the event should contact the chamber office as soon as possible.  For more information about sponsorship opportunities, cost and registration contact the Davie County Chamber of Commerce at (336) 751-3304.

Oak Valley Golf Club
Oak Valley is the only Arnold Palmer designed Golf Club in the Winston-Salem area. Carved beautifully into old dairy farmland, the course truly captures the splendor of the western North Carolina foothills.  Golfers from all over the world have enjoyed Palmer’s beautiful and challenging layout since the course opened in December 1995.

Resources:
Davie County Chamber of Commerce
Davie Chamber Golf Tournament Brochure and Sponsorship Form
Oak Valley Golf Club

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