February 21, 2014

New Jobs Landing in Davie County?

Our partners in economic development and job creation from the North Carolina Department of Commerce flew clients into Mocksville on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. The North Carolina Department of Commerce is helping their client select the very best possible location for their business.  Davie County is competing for this project with other sites in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. While North Carolina Department of Commerce projects are a normal part of what Terry Bralley and your Davie County Economic Development Commission work on throughout year, the arrival by helicopter stirred up a little more interest (and straw – see […]
February 14, 2014

Schools Closed For Students & Staff – Friday, February 14, 2014

Davie County Schools will be closed for students and staff on Friday, February 14, 2014.  There will be no school on Saturday.  We hope to be back on a regular schedule on Monday, February 17.  Make-up days will be announced at a later date.  In the meantime, enjoy some pictures of the snow storm below.  Full resolution copies of the images below are available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/daviecounty/sets/72157640951597474/show/  
February 12, 2014

Winter Storm ~ A State of Emergency Declared for Davie County

A state of emergency has been declared for Davie County.  Residents are asked to please curtail non-essential travel to keep local roads and highways clear for emergency vehicles. There will be a shelter open at the Brock gym today staring at 4pm today.  The red cross will be operating the shelter.  If there are clients with special needs please bring a care giver with you. If you have questions about a shelter you can contact Jerry Myers with Emergency Management at 753-6163.
February 7, 2014

Congratulations! Mocksville Police Win NC “Blue Light Special” Award

A Mocksville Police Car was selected one of the best looking and best equipped law enforcement vehicles in the State of North Carolina as a 3rd place winner of the 2014 “Blue Light Special Competition” during the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP) Symposium held in Concord, North Carolina during the second week in January. More than 600 North Carolina law enforcement officers, district attorneys, magistrates and judges voted on entries from across the State of North Carolina in the 2014 Blue Light Special competition during the annual GHSP Safety Symposium. The mission of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program is […]
January 30, 2014

Gildan Activewear ~ 290 New Jobs ~ An Investment Worth Making

An editorial in the Winston Salem Journal commented positively this week on the investment in grants and incentives that helped bring the new Gildan Activewear manufacturing facility to Mocksville.  Gildan Activewear is investing $112 million to bring 290 jobs to Mocksville.  Groundbreaking will occur soon and production is scheduled to begin in 2015. From the Winston Salem Journal editorial: “It’s also nice to see textile and furniture manufacturers beginning to return some production to the United States because of rising labor and productions costs in Asia and Central America. Davie County’s skilled labor force and its access to transportation routes […]
January 21, 2014

Sterling Events Group Announces Warehouse Relocation to Davie County!

Sterling Events Group and Sterling Audio Visual are pleased to announce that they are relocating their main warehouse operations from Winston-Salem, NC to Farmington, NC in January, 2014. “Our growth in audio-visual equipment and in our prop and décor inventory made this move necessary” commented Wayne Thomas, President of Sterling.  “We also wanted a warehouse convenient to our Charlotte and Triangle offices and closer to our historic event venue, WinMock at Kinderton.  This new 17,500 square foot facility, convenient to I-40, was the perfect location.” “We want to thank Terry Bralley and the Davie County Economic Development team that made […]
January 14, 2014

1st Annual “Best of Davie” Awards – Vote Online Today!

Please vote online today for “THE BEST” in over 20 categories in the 1st Annual Best of Davie Awards! We all know just how special our community is—and judging from all the new businesses and enterprises choosing to locate here it seems the word is starting to spread. Now the Davie County Chamber of Commerce is giving you a chance to highlight the businesses, services, and destinations that make Davie County so appealing with its 1st Annual “Best of Davie Awards.”   This new component of the Chamber’s iSHOPDAVIE initiative offers residents and visitors alike the chance to nominate and vote […]
January 9, 2014

Davie County Jobless Rate Most Improved in Region

According to figures released this week by the NC Department of Commerce, the unemployment rate in Davie County fell to 6.3% for the month of November, 2013, a full percentage point drop from the October rate of 7.3%. According to a report in the Winston Salem Journal, this full percentage point drop in unemployment in Davie County was the largest one month improvement of the 14 counties that make up the Northwest North Carolina region.
January 7, 2014

Duke Energy asks Carolinas customers to conserve electricity as temperatures plummet

As temperatures across the nation continue to plummet to historic lows, Duke Energy officials are asking the company’s customers to conserve power during the next 24 hours, as extreme temperatures continue. Below are some steps customers can take: The thermostat is a real culprit of higher winter bills. To help save energy and money, select the lowest comfortable setting when home, and bump the thermostat down a degree or two when leaving home. The ceiling fan in the home is a great way to stay cool in the summer – and warm in the winter. Simply set the fans to […]