January 7, 2015

Arctic Air Arrives – School Delays and Duke Energy asks Customers to Reduce Electricity Use During Next 24 Hours

From Davie County Schools web site: Due to the below freezing wind chill advisory in effect for tomorrow morning, Davie County Schools will operate on a 2-hour delay for students on Thursday, January 8, 2015.  Staff will report on regular schedule.  Now, Duke Energy officials are asking customers to reduce electricity use during the next 24 hours to help avoid potential high-energy demand on the electrical grid caused by frigid temperatures. “The forecasted conditions are very similar to those we experienced last January during the Polar Vortex, and are affecting a large portion of the country,” said Nelson Peeler, Duke Energy vice president […]
January 7, 2015

How to Get Started in Beekeeping – Class Starts This Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Davie County Beekeepers Association will hold its annual Beginner Beekeeping Short Course starting this Saturday, January 1oth. Did you know North Carolina has more backyard beekeepers than any other state?  Have you ever considered keeping bees?  Would you like to know more about this fascinating hobby or occupation?  Join the Davie County Beekeepers Association for the 2 day class, “How to Get Started in Beekeeping.” Classes Begin Saturday, January 10th, 2015. When: Saturday ,January 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st and Feb 7th, 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m, and tentative field day April 4th weather permitting Where: Davie County Extension Office […]
December 31, 2014

Free Ice Skating & Toboggan Slide This Saturday at Davie Academy in Mocksville!

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE AND SHARE WITH FRIENDS THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD CENTRAL DAVIE ACADEMY GYM – 220 CAMPBELL ROAD, MOCKSVILLE Come on out, bring the kids, and skate and slide with us in Mocksville!  Join us again as “Winterfest” continues on Saturday, January 3rd from 12 noon until 5 PM at (Junkers Mill outdoor theater)  Central Davie Academy Gym, 220 Campbell Road, Mocksville, NC for free ice skating and the inflatable toboggan slide.  Ice skates will be supplied!  Come enjoy the fun on this artificial skating surface that accommodates up to 30 people at a time, perimeter fencing, […]
December 15, 2014

In the Service of Others ~ Davie County Equestrian to Lead Special Olympics Team in 2015 World Games

Marissa Lee Brzescinski has been selected as the next Head Coach for the 2015 US Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles California. Marissa currently serves as the Head Coach for the Davie County Special Olympics Equestrian Team, and has served previously as the Assistant Coach for Team USA at the 2007 Games in Shanghai, China and the 2011 Games in Athens, Greece. The 2015 World Games will be held in Los Angeles California from July 25th-August 2nd, 2015. For additional information, please visit www.specialolympicsteamusa.org, www.LA2015.org, or www.dixielandfarm.com. Marissa was introduced to the Special Olympics program shortly after moving to […]
December 9, 2014

Time for a New Career? Introduction to Industrial Technology at DCCC Davie Campus

What do Ashley Furniture, Pro Refrigeration, Dunlop Tyres, Ingersoll Rand, Hampton Inn, Wake Forest Baptist Health Davie Campus, Lee Jeans, Funder America, Avgol and CPP Global all have in common?  They have all expanded or opened new facilities in Davie County over the last several years… AND, they all need people with proven skills in industrial technology. In a perfect example of how North Carolina Community Colleges respond to the needs of local industry and prepare students for local careers, the Davie Campus of Davidson County Community College will offer a new course,  Introduction to Industrial Technology  beginning in February, […]
December 3, 2014

Celebrate the Christmas Season in Historic Farmington This Saturday, December 6

On Saturday, December 6th, from 10 am until 3 pm, the Farmington Community Center and Nature Park at 1723 Farmington Road, Mocksville will come alive with the sounds and sights of the season for the 3rd Annual Christmas in Historic Farmington. Come on out and listen to beautiful Christmas music sung by The Journeys, a mother and son (who is autistic) from Dobson who make beautiful music together and share the joys of having  a child with special needs, but wonderful God-given talents.  Also featured will be Steve Gray and Berach Choir and Cornerstone Christian Church Choir. Many local businesses […]
December 1, 2014

Mocksville Winterfest – Free Events for the Entire Family

                        PLEASE NOTE – LOCATION HAS CHANGED FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 3 – ICE SKATING RINK AND INFLATABLE TOBOGGAN SLIDE Ice Skating Rink and Inflatable Toboggan Slide is on for Saturday, January 3rd but the location has changed.  Join us at at 220 Campbell road, Central Davie Academy gym! CHANGE OF VENUE FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY   The Town of Mocksville, the Mocksville Merchants Association and the Mocksville Tourism Development Authority is hosting  Winterfest in downtown – Hay rides, Snowzilla, an ice skating rink and an inflatable toboggan slide.   These […]
November 24, 2014

Gildan to Fill 90 New Jobs in Mocksville by January – Job Fair Friday, December 5 at DCCC Davie Campus

The Davie Campus of Davidson County Community College and the Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board will host a job fair on Friday, December 5 for the new Gildan Yarns facility in Mocksville. Gildan will accept applications from noon to 7 p.m. at the Davie Campus Administration Building for the 90 positions to be filled between now and January 2015. Gildan investing $112 million and creating 290 new jobs in Davie County Construction is underway and signs of progress on the new Gildan facility East of Interstate 40 located on Interstate Drive in Mocksville are clearly visible along Interstate-40 between Mocksville […]
November 15, 2014

Annual Hometown Christmas Parade Next Saturday – Register by Monday!

Hometown Christmas Parade ~ “Winter Wonderland” Don’t miss the 2014 Hometown Christmas Parade sponsored by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, November 22 in historic downtown Mocksville. This year’s parade theme is “Winter Wonderland,” 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.  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 […]