Site Selection Alert! Seneca Medical Chooses Davie County for New Distribution and Logistics Center
New Center Will Be Fully Operational by September 1st, 2011 Seneca Medical is expanding its operations into Davie County with the opening of their newest distribution center in the SouthPoint Business Park in Mocksville. The Ohio based company has leased a 72,480 square foot warehouse on 14 acres and plans to be fully operational by September 1, 2011. Seneca Medical Expansion Brings Dozens of New Jobs to Mocksville and Davie County Leveraging a continued successful relationship with Hollingsworth, owner and developer of the business park, Seneca chose this strategic location to better serve a growing base of healthcare customers in the Southeast region. ...
Davie County Schools Collaborate with Industry ~ Energize STEM Curriculum With Cutting Edge Science
STEM UPDATE: Davie County is bringing engaging curriculum with cutting edge science & real world relevance into Davie County's elementary, middle school, high school and early college classrooms! Four Davie County teachers have been named to the Class of 2012 Kenan Fellows. The Kenan Fellows Program energizes school curriculum and promotes teacher leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education by pairing selected teachers with industry mentors. 4 Davie County Teachers and Their Mentors Davie County High School teacher, Elizabeth Bustle will focus on “STEM and Lean Manufacturing” with mentors Jerry Lakey and Lewis Anderson from the Ingersoll Rand “manufacturing ...
South-Sourcing: The Southern Advantage!
I just finished reading a terrific book by Joe Hollingsworth, Jr. “The Southern Advantage.” With lots of facts and figures and anecdotes that bring them to life, the advantage of being located in the southern US is clearly demonstrated. Affordability and Economic Vitality The underlying economic fundamentals of the South have transformed the profitability of companies and entire industries that had the foresight to locate in the world’s 4th largest economy. Nissan, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and other foreign automakers clearly did their homework when deciding to locate their North American operations in the south. In the span of half a century the south has ...
Lee Jeans Consolidation Means More Jobs for Davie County
VF Corporation, a global apparel leader headquartered in Greensboro, NC selected Davie County as the single point of distribution for Lee Jeans to all US markets, increasing the volume of Lee Jeans shipped out of the Mocksville facility. This brought an additional 50 jobs to Davie County with the possibility of more jobs by year end. Currently there are 430 associates at the Lee Jeans distribution facility in Mocksville. As a result of this consolidation, every pair of Lee Jeans, from Maine to Florida, New York to Alaska is now shipped out of Mocksville to retailers throughout North America. “Davie County ...
Taste Award Winning Wines From Three Davie County Vineyards!
Davie County is home to three wonderful vineyards with a variety of award winning wines available to suit any taste. Spring and summer are a great time to experience the scenic beauty, enjoy tastings and take part in a variety of scheduled events. Event schedules for each vineyard are available on the vineyard web sites. A map of locations with driving directions are also included below. RayLen Vineyards & Winery 3577 Highway 158 Mocksville, NC 27028 (336) 998-3100 http://www.raylenvineyards.com Monday-Saturday 11:00AM-6:00PM The first vines for RayLen Vineyards & Winery were planted in 1999 when Joe and Joyce Neely purchased the property. ...
“Businesses Can Lower Their Costs and Prosper in Davie County!”
Last year, "Inc. Magazine" identified Hollingsworth Capital Partners as the 12th fastest growing company in America and the Hollingsworth Companies continue to invest in Davie County. If you drive by the SouthPoint Business Park during business hours and see the traffic flowing into and out of SouthPoint, you can appreciate the number of Davie County jobs that have been created there. And the level of investment is not slowing down! "Companies from larger cities and other regions are attracted by our pro-business government, labor-rich environment and proximity to several interstates. Davie County is a place where businesses can lower their costs and ...
$35 Million Avgol Investment Creates 40 New Manufacturing Jobs in Davie County
A textile manufacturing revolution is underway Avgol Nonwovens celebrated the opening of a 4th production line at their flagship manufacturing plant in Mocksville last week. This $35 million investment by Avgol has created more than 40 new manufacturing jobs in Davie County bringing the total workforce at the plant to 180 employees. Avgol manufactures approximately 10% of the global non-woven fabric for baby and adult diapers at plants located in China, Israel, Russia and the United States. With the new production line, the Mocksville plant will produce 60,000 metric tons of non-woven material annually which represents approximately 50% of Avgol’s global capacity. [caption ...
Visions of a Davie County Bio-Center
Scott Callison has a vision for creating a biotech incubation center in Davie County. The Davie County Bio-Center would accelerate the successful development of start-up and early-stage R&D driven companies active in the biotechnology and related life sciences sectors. STEM Education for students ~ As envisioned by Dr. Callison, The Davie County Bio-Center would provide real world science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning opportunities for students from the Davie County High School, Early College and DCCC Community College programs. The STEM learning opportunities would include student lead research and development (R&D) projects addressing practical, real-world problems. Supported by scientists at the ...
Davie County STEM Education ~ Leading the Way!
Industry Partners Announced Joining the team in support of STEM education in Davie County are Ingersoll Rand, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, and the North Carolina Center for Global Logistics. Precision manufacturing, health care and logistics are all engines of economic growth that will provide jobs and opportunities in Davie County as the North Carolina economy continues transitioning from furniture, textiles and tobacco to high tech. Davie County Schools have some very powerful partners when it comes to educating the workforce of tomorrow. As part of the Davie County Economic Development Update in Mocksville last week, Davie County ...
Mobile Manufacturing Lab at the Intersection of Education and Industry
[caption id="attachment_5152" align="aligncenter" width="567"] Pictured, from left to right, are Rusty Hunt, vice president of Financial and Administrative Services at DCCC; Mark Boger, sales associate for Trailers of the East Coast; Clint Junker, co-owner of Trailers of the East Coast; Pamela Shortt, associate dean of Business, Engineering and Technology at DCCC; Donovan McBride, faculty member in Manufacturing Technology at DCCC; Bill Junker, president and co-owner of Trailers of the East Coast; Anissa Causey, project coordinator for the North Carolina Advanced Manufacturing Alliance at DCCC; Teresa Kines, dean of the DCCC Davie Campus; Michael Davis, faculty member in Manufacturing Technology at ...
Nation’s Executives Rank North Carolina #1!
North Carolina has been ranked the number one business climate in the nation by Site Selection magazine, the nation’s premier publication for corporate executives on business location strategies! North Carolina Competitive Advantages Executives from some of the world's most respected companies identified the following competitive advantages North Carolina offers: ~ a wealth of talented and skilled labor, ~ outstanding custom training programs, ~ solid transportation infrastructure, ~ low cost of doing business, and ~ high quality of life. First Place Finish Underscores North Carolina Success! “All states face economic and budgetary challenges these days, but this ranking reminds us that there are significant success stories, too,” says Site Selection ...
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Bringing World-Class Health Care to Davie County
Wake Forest Baptist will develop its Davie Campus on Hwy 801 at I-40 in two phases, starting with outpatient services and then building a hospital. “Davie County is an integral part of our vision for the medical center,” said Dr. John McConnell, CEO of Wake Forest Baptist. “We are excited to bring the unique services of Wake Forest Baptist in partnership with local physicians to provide world class health care services in Davie County.” Phase One ~ 175-250 Jobs Phase one includes a medical office building for physician offices and a three-story outpatient building with approximately 90,000 square feet. It will house emergency, ...
For the past couple of years, the big news out of Davie County has been economic development. Big names such as Ashley Furniture and Wake Forest Baptist Health, Ingersoll Rand, Avgol and more have invested millions of dollars in new facilities in the county, and smaller firms like Carolina Precision Plastics and Pro Refrigeration have set up shops offering good-paying jobs at a time when employers are extremely picky about where they’ll locate.
But when WXII News 12 paid an all-day visit to Historic Downtown Mocksville this past December 11th, they weren’t there to cover a business opening or a groundbreaking ceremony for a new business. Instead, the number-one news team in the Piedmont Triad was there to “Celebrate Davie,” with a special focus was on the people and places that make Davie County uniquely appealing to residents and visitors alike.
Longtime nighttime news anchor Cameron Kent took viewers to Cooleemee for a trip down to The Bullhole, an eye-catching waterfall on the Yadkin River that generations have relished as a prime swimming and fishing spot, then peeked into the area’s past with a report on Lake Hideaway. The man-made lake, fronted by a beach created with sand hauled in from the North Carolina Coast, was the gathering spot for Davie County teens in the 1950s and early 1960s, but decades after closing its charms are found only in memories.
History buffs were treated to a report on Joppa Cemetery, final resting place for legendary frontiersman Daniel Boone’s parents Squire and Sarah Boone and his brother Israel.
Chief meteorologist Lanie Pope traded in her maps and charts for mixing bowls, eggs, and flour at Ketchie Creek Bakery and Cafe in Mocksville. While Pope’s creations were passable, you’ll probably want to visit when the regular team is whipping up its signature Five-Flavor Pound Cake, which Our State magazine described as a “symphony of flavors.” But who knows—you might get to taste the bakery’s wares at a wedding at WinMock at Kinderton, a 1920s-era dairy barn that was converted into a a rustic yet tasteful special-events center in 2011.
At the end of the day, though, it’s the folks of Davie County that make it such a special place to live, work, and play. Morning news anchor Kimberly Van Scoy introduced Seth Grooms, a hugely successful Special Olympian and a fixture at Davie County High School football games—so much so that he was named an honorary member of the team. In fact, Grooms is so beloved in Davie County he was named marshal of the town’s 2012 Christmas parade. Emma Slabach stopped by the WXII studios to show off her special talent: the 13-year-old is a cup-stacking champion and has competed in evens sanctioned by the World Sport Stacking Association.
And even when the news team visited one of Davie County’s most successful enterprises, the focus was on the people more than on the product. Trailers of the East Coast, which provides trailers for many NASCAR teams and for major national companies like FedEx and Walt Disney Corporation, goes back three generations, when Ted Junker bought an appliance and hardware store in Mocksville. Today, his son Bill and Bill’s sons Clint and Will run the business—and nine grandchildren stand ready to join the Trailers of the East Coast team at some point.
Of course, there are far too many hidden charms and smiling faces in Davie County to be covered even in an all-day TV broadcast—which is another way of saying you should take time to make a visit. Visit the Davie County Chamber of Commerce, Facebook and Twitter pages for a list of events, businesses, attractions, and more.
Once again, thank you to the entire team at WXII News 12 for picking a day to “Celebrate Davie.”
Eight homes, including six homes that have witness more than a hundred years of history, five historic churches each with unique architectural flourishes, and two museums with guided tours will be stops on the tour. Proceeds from the $10 tickets will go toward the drive to create a new Splash and Swim Center in Cooleemee.
“When the cotton mill was established back in 1899,” says tour coordinator Hellen Daywalt, “they built houses for their employees. Some were for the hands and some were for the boss men. All were built with real wood and they were made to last. Farmers, like the Byerly family on Davie Street where my daughter now lives, came from the country to work in the mill and brought their traditions with them.”
Today, these homes and the mill still stand and Cooleemee people want to share their hope for the future with others during the Christmas season. Each stop will have their own unique story to tell. The Stroud-Davis-Vogler House on the corner of Marginal Street and Gladstone Road, for example, is said to have been an overnight stop for Thomas Edison on his way to the North Carolina mountains.
At the Mill House Museum, visitors will get a glimpse of how mill hands’ families would have celebrated Christmas in the early 1930s with a cedar Christmas tree and a sumptuous spread of country ham, sausage, coconut cake, pies, oranges, stick candy and other goodies on the kitchen table near the old wood cook stove.
Tickets for the tour can be purchased in advance in Cooleemee at Town Hall, Village Auto and the Zachary House. Also, tickets can be purchased in Mocksville at the Davie Chamber of Commerce. They may be purchased the day of the event at the Zachary House. Once you have a ticket and your map you may begin at any tour stop. For more information, please call Hellen Daywalt at 284-4339 or John Chandler at 284-2141.
The Davie County Economic Development Commission (DCEDC) launched the public phase of its first ever capital campaign with a kick-off breakfast at WinMock at Kinderton in Bermuda Run.
Campaign chairman Dr. John McConnell, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center CEO, hosted the event and delivered the keynote address. McConnell spoke of the absolute necessity of communities working together to advance economic development and taking ownership in determining their prosperity.
Earlier this year the DCEDC set a goal to raise $1,000,000 over the next five years to implement a strategic plan to create jobs and grow the local economy. DCEDC president Terry Bralley presented the plan’s program of work. The plan has as its fundamental goals to realize more than $100,000,000 in new capital investment and to create 1,200 new primary jobs.
The five-year economic growth initiative will utilize five key strategies to achieve the plan’s goals: New Business Recruitment, Business Retention and Expansion, Workforce Development, Product Development and an Opportunity Fund.
Seven area business leaders have joined McConnell on the DCEDC’s Together We Are Davie leadership team: Mitzie Brannon, CEO of Yadtel Group, Wayne Wilkins, CEO of EnergyUnited and Tim Holder, VP of Marketing and Economic Development at EnergyUnited will co-chair the campaign’s Platinum Division. Rocky Johnson, partner in BJR Properties, will chair the Gold Division. Todd Freeman, manager of the Mocksville branch of Temporary Resources, and Tim Stewart, manager of Walmart, will co-chair the Silver Division.
Mayors Dr. Ken Rethmeier of Bermuda Run, Lynn Rumley of Cooleemee, Dr. Francis Slate of Mocksville; Davie County Commission Chairman Robert Wisecarver, Senator Andrew Brock, Representative Julia Howard, Davidson County Community College President Dr. Mary Rittling, Davie County School Superintendent Dr. Darrin Hartness, and Davie County Chamber of Commerce President Carolyn McManamy have demonstrated their support for the campaign by forming the Together We Are Davie Campaign Development Council.
The campaign will run through February, 2014.
WXII 12 News to Celebrate Davie County with Live Television Broadcast all day Wednesday, December 11th!
The #1 television news channel of the Piedmont Triad, WXII News, will be broadcasting live from Main Street near Depot Street in Downtown Mocksville starting at 5am-7am, Noon-1pm, and 5-6:30pm. Everyone in Davie County is invited to join in, meet the WXII12 team, and have some fun!!!
There will be plenty of live festivities, singers, and musicians to help celebrate the holidays next to the gorgeous 80-year-old oak trees in downtown Mocksville!
Celebrate Davie County
Throughout the day, the news station will feature segments of the entire county including; Advance, Bermuda Run, Cooleemee, Farmington, Kinderton, and Mocksville. We need YOU, your company, your school, church, civic group, family and friends to be represented. Come on out to the square in Mocksville wearing your school colors, logo clothing, etc. and bring a sign with a positive message to showcase Davie County. Display a sign or banner representing the group you are with.
For the past month, residents of Davie County have probably seen a lot of WXII12 News vehicles traveling across the county covering some wonderful stories that will air on December 11th. Many of the stories cover the rich history of Davie County such as 3rd generation family owned business, the Joppa Cemetery where Daniel Boone’s parents are buried, and a long forgotten local gem that brought Davie County teenagers together way before social media came into play.
WXII will also focus on some of the amazing charities, first responders, and folks who make Davie County a great place to live.
Of course the WXII12 anchor team loves to have some fun! They will show highlights from their first year competing in the “Twas the Night Before Bed Races” in Mocksville. Chief Meteorologist Lanie Pope, Kimberly Van Scoy, Nicole Ducouer, and Chris Lea had a blast racing, and they’re already working on a better strategy for next year’s race.
Did you know Wanda Starke has never played golf? Well she’s getting her first lesson at Bermuda Run Country Club. And Lanie Pope transforms from “Chief Meteorologist to the “Cake Boss” as she works in a local bakery.
Non perishable food items and donations will also be collected by the news team for the Second Harvest Food Bank. Please join us under the oaks, on the town square in Mocksville to show thousands of viewers that we are the best spot in the Piedmont to live, work and play!
Need a little inspiration for your holiday decorating this year? Searching for gift ideas for that special someone? Then you don’t want to miss the Davie County Arts Council Holiday Home Tour & Art Boutique slated for Saturday, December 7 in Historic Mocksville.
From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, the gracious owners of eight of Historic Mocksville’s most storied homes will open their doors so visitors can see how they’ve been decked out in the spirit of the season. The tours begin at the Brock Performing Arts Center, with on-site transportation departing to each home every fifteen minutes.
But the Brock will serve as more than a way station for those wishing to see classic holiday decorations: it will also host an art boutique set up especially for the event. Watch local artists and artisans at work and shop for original art creations including jewelry, pottery, textiles, and paintings.
If you’re still not in the Christmas spirit, take in Christmas concerts at First Baptist Church (4:00 PM) and First United Methodist Church (6:00PM). And don’t be surprised if a special visitor from way up North (hint, hint) stops by to brighten the faces of young and old alike.
Since Christmas is the season of giving, it’s only fitting that all net proceeds raised during the Home Tour and Art Boutique will go to the Davie County Arts Council to help it promote arts of all kinds in the community.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 or on the day of the tour for $20. To buy tickets or learn more about this exciting event, call the Brock Box Office at 336-751-3000 (or stop by in person) between noon and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. You can also learn more by visiting the Davie County Arts Council’s Facebook page, the Council’s official Web site, or the event calendar of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce.
iShopDavie Days November 29 – December 1
At its first meeting this November, the Davie County Board of Commissioners announced it was officially designating the three days immediately following Thanksgiving this year—November 29 through December 1—as “iShopDavie Days.” The goal of the program? To encourage all Davie County residents to do their shopping at Davie County businesses during that period.
Given the headaches involved with traveling to large urban centers for Christmas shopping—tangled traffic, scarce parking, interminable checkout lines—iShopDavie should have instant appeal for the county’s 40,000-plus residents. But as Davie Chamber of Commerce president Carolyn McManamy points out, there’s another incentive: shopping where you live is like giving a present to your friends, neighbors, and even yourself. “When we choose to purchase goods and services in the community where we live, pay taxes and send our children to school, we are investing in the well-being of our community and also creating a more prosperous place to live,” says McManamy.
And recent economic studies indicate it really is an investment: A report called “Local Works” by Civic Economics reveals that shopping at a locally owned pharmacy, for instance, injects 77 percent more into the local economy than shopping at a major chain pharmacy, while dining at locally owned restaurants provides a 52 percent advantage over eating at national chains.
But iShopDavie Days isn’t meant to focus just on locally owned businesses. “”We want people to use all of our businesses,” McManamy says. “Some of them are big boxes, some of them may be large manufacturers, but you can support them by buying the products that they make.”
Davie Chamber Smartphone App Helps Shoppers Save
Of course, people are always searching for ways to save money during the holidays—and that’s where the Davie County Chamber of Commerce mobile app for Android and Apple users comes in. In addition to updates on community events and destinations or employment opportunities, the mobile app is your gateway to “Davie Deals”—coupons and special offers that make doing business near home even more appealing for Davie County residents. Don’t have a smartphone? Text “DAVICECHAMBER” to 95577 to keep informed on all things Davie.
McManamy says that the Davie Chamber will collect information that will show residents the true impact of programs like iShopDavie Days, but for now the goal is to get the word out. “Right now, we are in the process of educating folks on the importance of supporting our own business community,” she says. “We want people to identify our iShopDavie logo and understand what it really means. Our video has helped significantly with getting the message out.
“We’re excited about this program for our businesses and our community and look forward to showing everyone how spending money in our own community can have huge impacts.”
To learn more about the iShopDavie program and iShopDavie Days, visit www.ishopdavie.com. You can download the iPhone/iPad version of the Davie Chamber App here, while Android users can find the app for their phone here on Google play.
No one’s sure exactly when the word “bedroll” entered the English lexicon, but it definitely will take on a whole new meaning on Friday, November 22 in Historic Downtown Mocksville as intrepid teams from across Davie County and beyond take part in the 2nd annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race. The zany competition is a warmup for the main event: the annual Hometown Christmas Parade to be held the next day starting at 2:00 PM.
New This Year ~ Kids Superhero Race
Kids can join the fun this year with the Kids Superhero Race. Kids ages 5/6, 7/8 & 9/10 should dress as their favorite superhero, bring a wagon and their favorite toy/stuffed animal to pull down Main Street. There is no entry Fee for this event and a prize will be awarded to the fastest kid in each age group 5/6, 7/8 & 9/10. Call the Leon at Town Hall to pre-register or you may also register for the Kids Superhero Race on the night of the race.
Exactly How Does a Bed Race Work?
Like any sprint, the goal of the Bed Race is to go from point A to point B in the shortest time possible—but these recumbent racers do have to follow a few basic rules in order to compete for the bevy of cash prizes. Each team consists of four pushers and one rider, all at least 15-years-old, and the rider must sit or lie flat on the bed during the race. Themed clothing or costumes are strongly encouraged, even pajamas are great, but riders have to wear something.
Beds must have four wheels that stay in contact with the road at all times, and the only source of propulsion allowed is the four pushers. Oh, and you won’t be seeing any King Louis beds careening down the 485-foot stretch of Main Street that runs from Depot to Gaither: beds must measure least 3′ x 6′ but can be no larger than 6′ x 8′ including any handles the pushers might use. (Teams need to be lined up no later than 6:00 PM for a pre-race inspection.)
At stake are prizes for speed and creativity. The fastest team will take home a cool $100 in cash, while the runner-up will collect $75 and the third-place finisher will roll away with $50. The Most Outrageous and Most Creative teams will each pick up a $50 prize, and the slowest team also gets $50.
Hometown Christmas Parade ~ “Let it Snow”
For those who want to join in on the holiday celebration but at a little slower pace, the Hometown Christmas Parade sponsored by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce is just the ticket. This year’s theme is “Let It Snow,” and all types of entries are welcome, from horseback riders and single vehicles to full-blown floats featuring performers and folks walking in a group. The first-place prize for the parade participants is $75; second place wins $50 and third place earns $25.
There are a couple of tips you should keep in mind as you prepare your parade entry. Candy can be tossed to the crowd (so long as you don’t entice children into the street where they might be hurt by the procession), but Santas are not allowed. He’s already slated to appear on the Chamber of Commerce float, and someone who’s as busy as Saint Nick is at this time of year doesn’t want to overbook!
The registration fee for the Bed Race is $25. This entry fee also entitles you to an entry in the hometown Christmas Parade the next day.
Don’t Miss Out ~ Registration Deadline November 18
But if you snooze you’ll lose—the deadline for applications for the Bed Race and the Hometown Christmas Parade is November 18. You can sign up your team for the Bed Race by calling Mocksville Town Hall at 753-6700 or mailing a bed race entry form (along with a check payable to Historic Davie, Inc.) to 171 Clement St., Mocksville, 27028.
Parade participants can download the parade entry form or pick up a copy at the Davie County Chamber of Commerce at 135 South Salisbury Street.
Join us for the America Recycles Day event at Junker’s Mill, 105 S Salisbury Street in historic downtown Mocksville this Friday, November 15th from 12 pm until 2 pm. The event is being sponsored by the Mocksville Woman’s Club and the town of Mocksville.
More than a celebration, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States. One day to inform and educate. One day to get our neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when we all work together. One day to make recycling bigger and better – 365 days a year. Help make recycling work in our community.
Bring paper documents to be commercially shredded
Shredding outdated personal documents, bank statements, insurance policies, etc. helps to eliminate identity fraud and also helps our environment by recycling paper. Bring your paper documents to be commercially shredded with a suggested $5 per box donation. Donations will benefit the Davie County High School “Hunger Fighters” nutrition program. to help promote balancing healthy minds for learning with balanced nutritional needs. Help support America Recycles Day and become more aware of recycling and assisting our environment. Not only will you become more informed, but you will lessen your clutter/collection of paper while making it reusable again. The Mocksville Woman’s Club is a 501(C)(3) organization volunteers and your donations are tax deductible.
Items that do NOT need to be removed prior to shredding
Paper clips, staples, manila folders, hanging file folders, alligator clips and window envelopes.
Items that DO need to be removed prior to shredding
3-ring binders, cardboard, photographs, plastic, trash, hard foreign objects.
America Recycles Day
Research shows that asking people to make a commitment to recycle actually builds motivation that leads to lasting changes in behavior. By asking people to “Take the Pledge” you are joining thousands of America Recycles Day organizers across the country working to increase recycling in their communities by motivating their families, friends, neighbors and co-workers to recycle more. Visit www.americarecyclesday.org and take the pledge!
Thanks to a loyal customer base, business is growing at Trailers of the East Coast and they are expanding to better meet customers’ needs. Trailers of the East Coast is adding 80,000 square feet (2 acres) to their location adjacent to Interstate 40 in Mocksville, NC bringing the total space to 10 acres.
Expanding for a better shopping experience
Trailers of the East Coast stocks hundreds of dump and utility trailers, horse and stock trailers, open and enclosed cargo trailers, car haulers, toy haulers, vending trailers, trucks and motor homes. This additional space will help improve the positioning and display of inventory for the best possible shopping experience for customers.
Expanding for a better service experience
As one of the oldest and largest trailer dealers in the Eastern US, the Trailers of the East Coast service department works with customers from across the nation. This additional space will allow the service department m to improve service by improving the positioning of service units and work-flow through the service department.
Expanding for better value
This expansion will help Trailers of the East Coast run a more efficient operation by providing additional space for work flow management. An efficient, low cost operation helps provide the best value to the customer. The customer who receives the best value for their dollar will be a return customer and will tell others about their experience, ultimately improving the bottom line.
Relationships drive success
Excellent service and consistently high quality work doesn’t simply happen by accident. Ask Bill Junker how he was able to expand so rapidly in the face of several economic downturns, and he points back to some core values that should be at the heart of any business, particularly in the retail and service sectors.
“Life is about relationships,” he says. “It’s about helping one another and being fair to people. When Trailers of the East Coast moved to our current location on Interstate Drive in Mocksville in 1997 we had 10 employees. By 2002 we had grown to a workforce of 18 employees. Over the last 10 years, employment at Trailers of the East Coast has more than doubled again and today Trailers of the East Coast has 43 full time employees serving customers across the US.”
The formula for success for Trailers of the East Coast has been simple, “Provide the customer with a good product at a fair price and give them service after the sale – it works.”
The Aviation Center of Sugar Valley Airport, is hosting the annual “Spirit of Aviation: The Next Generation” Fly-in, on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Arrivals will begin at 8:00 a.m. and there will be activities from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., so come early and you won’t miss a thing.
Pilots can earn “WINGS” credits
There will be engaging activities to entertain and educate both kids and adults. There will be activities for pilots seeking to earn WINGS credits; Mayday 101 taught by Robert Sutherlin and Air Traffic Control will teach more about what happens in the tower.
Those who are interested in flying, will find plenty to do, but so will those who simply enjoy being around airplanes. There will be over fifty airplanes on display. Classic War-birds, Bush planes, Biplanes, and small planes such as the Piper Pacer and Stinson, will all be there.
The order of events includes speakers, music, and fun! Morning refreshments including coffee, hot chocolate and other goodies will be available to purchase, by donation, from “3 Sisters Bakery”. Donations will support Civil Air Patrol NC-052, Sugar Valley Squadron.
Lunch will be provided by Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 1083, for just a $5.00 suggested donation.
There will be “pros” available to speak about and demonstrate practical Civil Air Patrol. “search and rescue” first aid, to show kids how to make their own “tornado in a bottle” and teach them about weather. Artists, crafters, a magician and musicians will be on site to share their talents.
Flight Simulators and Free “Young Eagle” Flights
Everyone can enjoy an exciting computer-simulated test flight or even some remote-control flying. Kids 8-17 years old can experience the thrill of flight free, thanks to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s volunteer pilots. If you plan to participate in a Young Eagle Flight in the afternoon, arrive no later than 11 a.m. to register as the flights are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Parental permission is required.
Sugar Valley Airport was established to support general aviation but also to encourage educational, recreational, and creative endeavors in our community. The S.V.A. 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 S.V.A. 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: the Next Generation” Fly-in. So “fly in or drive in” on October 26, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 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 email@example.com. Also, visit the SVA website at www.sugarvalleyairport.org.
Here’s another chance to buy fresh, local and healthy this week! The Peachtree Farmers Market is open on Friday afternoons from 3 PM until dusk. The Peachtree Farmer’s Market is located in the town of Bermuda Run at the intersection of Hwy 158 and 801 on the street behind Bojangles.
Mocksville Farmer’s Market Going Strong
The Mocksville Farmer’s Market on Wednesday had 20 producers participating and a parking lot full of folks buying up produce, breads, honey, mushrooms, pumpkins, apples, and more.
A Fresh, Local and Healthy Bounty
This writer went home with several bags of goodies including an assortment of crisp fall apples for only $3, – four servings of delightful persimmon pudding for only $1.50 – a small bag of sweet, crisp, beautiful carrots picked that morning for $2 – a generously sized loaf of delightful whole wheat bread made from the freshest home-ground wheat grain for $3… and a small bag of wonderful homemade chocolate chip oatmeal cookies for only $1. This was a terrific fresh, local and healthy bounty of health for just about $10.
Thanks to all of you who “shared” our post on the topic and helped to get the word out and to all of you who came out to buy fresh, local & healthy at the Mocksville Farmer’s Market. We hope to see you again on Friday at the Peachtree Farmer’s Market and again next Wednesday at the Mocksville Farmer’s Market.
The Mocksville Farmer’s Market is growing, adding eight new producers this week for even more fresh. healthy and local products this Wednesday from 4-6 pm.
The Mocksville Farmer’s Market is in the Mocksville Town Hall Parking Lot located at 171 S. Clement St in Mocksville, just a block down W Depot street from the town square. For more information call: 336-671-0553 or 336-753-6700.
The following producers are among those who will be attending the market on Wednesday, October 30th.
- Harold Latham- Worm Compost
- Bill Miller – Sweet Potatoes
- Sharon Tally – Pumpkins, Peppers, Soap, Pottery, Jellies
- Callahan Farms – Mushrooms, Honey
- Everett Hartzog – General Produce
- Brenda Bailty – General Produce
- Bread Basket – Cakes, Pies, Glutten Free Bread
- Eric Brown – Peanuts, Corn Meal, Grits, Potatoes, Turnips, Greens
- Steve Gauthreaux ~ Pecan Pralines
- Martin’s Produce ~ Tomatoes, Squash and Green Peppers
- Sandra Keiffer Farm ~ Muscadine jellies, juice and baked goods
- Teresa Swisher ~ Veggies and baked goods
- C & J Farms ~ General Produce, Sweet Potatoes, Apples
- Galliher Farm ~ Organic Produce
- Glen Mace ~ Eggs
- Robin Clinard ~ Veggies and handmade decorations
- Len St. Clair – apples
The Town of Mocksville is proud to provide a community market for consumers, farmers, and artisans to buy and sell local fruits, vegetables, plants and handmade crafts. Join us, as we promote “Eat Fresh, Healthy and Local”.
The Town of Mocksville elected officials, town hall staff and Community Development Coordinator are committed to cultivating local partnerships with producers and the NC Cooperative Extension Agency.
The market operates from 4-6pm on Wednesdays.
See you at the Farmer’s Market!
The N.C. League of Municipalities (NCLM ) last week awarded Representative Julia Howard its Community Champion Award for her work on behalf of cities and towns. Representative Howard was on hand at the league’s annual conference in Hickory to accept the award.
In addition to the hundreds of League officials in attendance at the conference, also present to see Rep. Howard accept her award were her former House colleague and current Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry, current N.C. Representative Andy Wells, former N.C. Representative and current Senior Advisor to the Office of the Secretary of the N.C. Department of Health & Human Services Pearl Burris-Floyd, and current and former members of the Town of Mocksville Town Council, including Rep. Howard’s daughter, Amy Vaughan-Jones. Other local attendees included, Mocksville Mayor Pro-Tem, Will Marklin, Commissioners Richard Broadway and Lash Sanford, Mocksville Town Manager Christine Bralley, Davie County Economic Development President Terry Bralley and previous Town Commissioner Lee Rollins, Bermuda Run Town Manager.
Representative Julia Howard ~ Effective and Tireless Advocate
Rep. Howard is a former member of the Mocksville Town Council who is now her in her 13th term in the N.C. House of Representatives. As the Senior Chairman of the House Finance Committee this year, Rep. Howard saw a number of issues of importance to cities and towns come through her committee. On tax reform, Rep. Howard was instrumental in ensuring that the House did not accept a Senate proposal that would have eventually cost municipalities nearly $165 million in revenue annually. Instead, the final tax reform package actually provides increased revenues for cities and towns.
Ronnie Wall, Mayor of the City of Burlington and the League’s 1st Vice President, presented Rep. Howard with her award. In doing so, Wall said, “Rep. Howard has been a tireless advocate on behalf of cities and towns, especially on three vital issues this year: the tax reform issues, our transitional hold harmless issues, and the municipal impact of the unemployment insurance and benefits changes. She is always very open to discussing the issues at hand. As the only organization representing all of North Carolina’s cities and towns, the League membership wishes to thank Rep. Howard for her work on behalf of municipalities.”
In accepting her award, Rep. Howard told the hundreds of municipal officials in attendance that her service at the local level continues to inform her work as a State Representative. “This really touches my heart,” Rep. Howard said, “because I never forget where I came from and I never forget who sent me here.”
The League’s Community Champion Award is presented to legislators who go out of their way to work with municipal officials and the League to ensure that municipal interests are represented and respected in the legislative process. This year, the League’s Executive Committee voted unanimously to present the award to Rep. Howard.
About the North Carolina League of Municipalities
For more than 100 years, the North Carolina League of Municipalities has promoted – and continues to promote – good government by offering non-partisan advocacy, insurance and other services — as directed by its membership.
Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run is open! Thousands from Davie County and surrounding communities turned out on Saturday, October 13 for the Open House at Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run hosted by Wake Forest Baptist Health.
1,547 Construction Employees Deliver 200 Davie County Jobs On Time and On Budget
Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run is located on an 88-acre site at the intersection of Interstate 40 and State Highway 801. Approximately 40 acres of the site, River Hill Commons, is designated for commercial development. Preliminary engineering at the site began in March 2012. Phase 1 of the development was delivered on time and on budget. When the Bermuda Run campus officially opens Monday (Oct. 14), approximately 200 employees will work there.
The $89 million project includes Medical Plaza One (a medical office building with cardiac and orthopaedic rehabilitation facilities, lab services and a pharmacy) and Medical Plaza Two (24/7 Emergency Department for adults and children; outpatient surgery services in orthopaedic, eye, hand, foot and ankle procedures; clinics in ophthalmology, cardiology, neurology and podiatry and extensive diagnostic imaging capabilities in cardiology and neurology in addition to digital mammography, CT, mobile MRI and X-ray).
“This development would not have been possible without the tireless commitment of Davie County leaders and citizens,” said John D. McConnell, M.D., chief executive officer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. “I want to thank all of these partners, our construction and design teams, their subcontractors and the 1,547 construction employees who have created this beautiful new facility that brings new health care services and technology to the citizens of Davie County. When completed, this campus will represent a $120 million dollar investment in the health care of Davie County.”
“This is a beautiful, top-notch medical facility that Davie County residents should be proud of,” said Thomas E. Sibert, M.D., president and chief operating officer, Wake Forest Baptist Health. “We especially look to continuing to work with private physicians in the county, with the goal of improving the health of those in the county and its surrounding communities. Together, we can provide a wide range of clinical and surgical services and, when needed, have the resources of an academic medical center.”
Open Campus ~ Private Practice Physicians Welcome
Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run is an open campus facility, which means its clinical and surgical facilities are available to private-practice physicians just as they are to Wake Forest Baptist faculty. Currently, we have a number of private-practice providers who care for patients and perform surgery at Davie Medical Center – Mocksville. While there is no clinical office space for rent or lease at the current time, doctors may apply to the Bermuda Run campus medical staff at any time.
Davie Hospital Emergency Room Closes, Other Services Continue
The opening of the Bermuda Run campus means some of the services now being provided at Davie Medical Center – Mocksville (formerly Davie Hospital) will move to Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run. These services include the Emergency Department, imaging, noninvasive cardiovascular services, sleep lab and surgical services in orthopaedics, ophthalmology, pain management and Ear, Nose and Throat.
Davie Medical Center – Mocksville will continue to provide X-ray imaging, infusion services, lab testing for glucose, urinalysis and similar point-of-care purposes, inpatient care for ventilator patients, physical therapy, respiratory therapy and speech therapy. However, no outpatient or inpatient surgery will be performed there.
In addition, the Emergency Department in Mocksville will close at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 14 and at that same time, the Emergency Department at the Bermuda Run campus will open.
When Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run completes the addition of a 50-bed inpatient unit, Davie Medical Center – Mocksville will move its inpatient unit to the Bermuda Run campus. Phase 2 construction of the inpatient unit on the Bermuda Run campus is scheduled to begin in the winter of 2016.
Artwork from 37 Local Artists Reflects Essence of Davie County
The artwork decorating the Bermuda Run campus was chosen by a community advisory group to reflect the essence of Davie County.
Thirty-seven local Triad and North Carolina artists provided pieces, from paintings to giclee prints on paper to sculptures. Some incorporated nature-based materials in their artwork.
“The physical environment is an integral part of the hospital experience and art is an important part of that environment,” said the project’s interior designer Carol Wooley. “More than just a backdrop, art can provide a positive distraction for patients, visitors and staff and help to create an environment of hope and healing.”
$120 Million Investment Brings State of the Art Technology to Davie County
Davie Medical Center brings some technologies that are new to the county. There is a special laser procedure room that houses the FEMTO eye laser, which provides precise and minimally invasive treatment of cataracts. The laser is one of the few of its kind in North Carolina and the only one in Davie County. The Bermuda Run campus also offers cardiac ultrasound. This is the first time stress testing and transesophageal echocardiograms have been offered in Davie County. Digital mammography is also available in the county for the first time.
The center’s CT scanner has a feature called “dose modulation” that automatically reduces radiation based upon the tissue density of the body. Noninvasive neurology services include electroencephalography (EEG), which assists in the diagnosis of various seizure disorders and electromyography (EMG), which helps diagnose neuromuscular disorders by measuring electrical activity of nerves and/or muscles.
In addition, one of the most extensive deployments of a Real-time Location System (RTLS) is being phased in for use by staff and patients at the Bermuda Run campus. A RTLS is a GPS for indoors. The device is about the size of a credit card and has up to three “call” buttons on it to that can be customized depending on who is wearing it.
The RTLS is being designed to improve the overall patient experience, to lessen the time a patient has to wait and to maximize the time a patient spends with a doctor. For staff members, the device can be customized by department, making it easier for personnel to summon a colleague, report a medical problem, contact security or locate equipment.
The system also maintains ideal temperatures in refrigerators and freezers, ensuring the safety and quality of stored items.
Thank You Wake Forest Baptist Health
From the citizens and community leaders all across Davie County, “Thank you Wake Forest Baptist Health for continuing to invest in and partner with Davie County. Welcome, and we’re thrilled that you’re here”!
Historic Downtown Mocksville Welcomes You and Your Family!
Visit historic downtown Mocksville for an entire day of family fun on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Relish the fall weather and stroll the quaint downtown area while enjoying a variety of activities throughout the day at the Four Oaks Festival.
There will be activities from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. including “country” and “rock” music beginning at noon at the Junker’s Outdoor Theater which is located at 107 South Salisbury Street in Mocksville, NC.
The children will be entertained by face painting, a rock climbing-wall, and lots more. Everyone will appreciate the opportunity to do some holiday shopping and to listen to some great bands. Browse merchants selling an array of unique crafts and gifts, handmade soaps, artwork, and other, “hard-to-find” handcrafted items.
Once you “shop until you drop” at all the great vendors downtown, relax with a Pedicab ride or indulge in some local dining, before pulling out your lawn chairs at noon to unwind, with some “live” music at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater.
Bring Your Own Chair to This Free Outdoor Concert!
Hometown musician, Tony Baily kicks off this musical afternoon at 12:00 p.m. with the “best of” country and rock. At 1:45 you can jam to the sounds of Mystery Hillbillies, a band that blends swing, boogie, and 50′s R & B for a truly amazing sound. Then hear hits of the late 80’s and 90’s from Tony Montieth at 3:45. NoCand, featuring Mel Jones and Don Story will finish the day from 5:30-7 p.m. playing your favorite 60’s rock and soul classics from The Drifters, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Coasters, and Little Feat.
Holiday Events Are 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 your Davie County Chamber of Commerce.
The 2013 Hometown Holiday Celebration kicks off with the Bed Races on Friday, November 22nd followed by the Hometown Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 23rd.
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.
For more information about the Four Oaks Festival, visit Historic Downtown Mocksville or call 336-909-2263.