July 31, 2013

Mobile Manufacturing Lab at the Intersection of Education and Industry

Custom Trailer Delivering Advanced Manufacturing Skills DCCC, the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties has unveiled its latest investment in advanced manufacturing: a mobile manufacturing lab that will bring advanced manufacturing skills training directly to local manufacturers. The DCCC mobile manufacturing lab which was unveiled this week at the Davie Campus of DCCC will expand the advanced manufacturing workforce by bringing advanced manufacturing training directly to manufacturing facilities, allowing manufacturers to provide training to more workers. Trailers of the East Coast, Mocksville, NC, worked with DCCC and customized a 44 foot, steel frame Quest trailer from ATC for the […]
July 30, 2013

Pro Bike Race ~NASCAR on 2 Wheels!

FREE EVENT Tuesday, July 30th On Tuesday, July, 30th, professional cyclists from around the world will fill the streets of Mocksville with color, excitement, and speed, as they battle each other for position at speeds in excess of 40 miles per hour. Professional athletes are once again bringing the excitement of world class competition to the streets of historic downtown Mocksville for the Giordana Crossroads Classic Professional Bike Race presented by Charlotte Sports Cycling. NASCAR on 2 Wheels! Watch 100 plus cyclists attempt 90 degree turns elbow to elbow at over 40 miles per hour on a road course arranged […]
July 30, 2013

Manufacturing Job Fair ~ Tuesday, July 30th

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs The Davie Campus of Davidson County Community College has partnered with Northwest Piedmont Workforce Board to host a manufacturing job fair from 9 a.m. to noon on July 30 in the Administration Building, located at 1205 Salisbury Road in Mocksville. The event is open to the public. The job fair will feature manufacturing jobs available from a variety of Davie County employers, including the manufacturing companies Ashley Furniture, Pro Refrigeration, Amarr Garage Doors, Ingersoll Rand, as well as the staffing agencies Debbie’s Staffing and First Choice Personnel. The event will also include a tour of DCCC’s new […]
July 26, 2013

Last Weekend of I-40 Closure ~ Alternative Routes

Interstate 40 closed all weekend at Yadkin River Bridge The North Carolina Department of Transportation will close I-40 Eastbound at Exit 180, NC 801 near Bermuda Run beginning at 8:00pm on Friday, July 26, 2013. This closure will be in place continuously through 6:00am Monday, July 29, 2013 and will consist of preservation and rehabilitation work on the bridge that carries I-40 East over the Yadkin River. During these closures, motorists travelling locally should take Exit 180, NC 801, and turn right. Then turn left onto US-158 and left onto Harper Road back to I-40 Eastbound at Exit 182. Motorists […]
July 19, 2013

Alternative Routes for Interstate 40 Closure this Weekend at Yadkin River Bridge

Interstate 40 closed all weekend at Yadkin River Bridge The North Carolina Department of Transportation will close I-40 Eastbound at Exit 180, NC 801 near Bermuda Run beginning at 8:00pm on Friday, July 19, 2013. This closure will be in place continuously through 6:00am Monday, July 222, 2013 and will consist of preservation and rehabilitation work on the bridge that carries I-40 East over the Yadkin River. During these closures, motorists travelling locally should take Exit 180, NC 801, and turn right. Then turn left onto US-158 and left onto Harper Road back to I-40 Eastbound at Exit 182. Motorists […]
July 18, 2013

Great Bullhole Duck Race This Saturday

Duck Race, Tube Race, Trophies and over $500 in Prizes 1,000 ducks will brave the river this Saturday.  You would have to be crazy to race down a river if you were less than four inches long and weighed only a few ounces or you might find comfort in numbers. Whatever gives them the courage, over a thousand rubber ducks will take a plunge into the South Yadkin near the Cooleemee dam on Saturday, July 20th at 2 pm sharp. The first numbered duck to reach the finish line downriver will win their “owner” a cash prize of $300. The […]
July 17, 2013

Congratulations Terry Bralley ~ NC Economic Developer of the Year!

  Terry Bralley, President of Davie County Economic Development Commission, has been named the North Carolina 2013 Economic Developer of the Year in recognition of his outstanding achievements. “Terry’s hard work has positively impacted jobs and investment throughout Davie County,” stated Linda Weiner,  North Carolina Economic Developers Association Immediate Past President. “This award is our organization’s way of recognizing his dedication to his community, the economic development profession and our state.” A county that started with a 10 percent unemployment rate in 2012, Davie County announced over $185 million in new investment and 850 potential new jobs in one year. […]
July 8, 2013

Davie Community Foundation 5k Popsicle Run Makes Reader’s Digest “Best in America” Cover Story

  The Davie Community Foundation’s Annual 5K “Popsicle” run is the inspiration for the cover of the July 2013 Reader’s Digest. Reason Number 28:  “We Tell Cold Weather to Take a Hike.  The Popsicle 5K in Davie County, North Carolina, an annual fundraiser for local youth projects, lives up to its chilly name.  The race is held in February, and festivities include an ice-pop eating contest called the Brain Freeze Challenge.” Empowering the Young People of Davie County All proceeds from the Popsicle Run support youth-led projects in Davie County! Organized under the Davie Community Foundation, the SURF (Students Understanding […]
July 1, 2013

Davie County Firm Achieves “Aerospace” Certification

Carolina Precision Machining, a Davie County precision manufacturer located at 1500 North Main Street in Mocksville, North Carolina has earned AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008 Certification. This achievement positions the company for continued success and job growth as it serves customers in the aviation and aerospace industries. AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008 are prestigious certifications, requiring companies to demonstrate capability to meet the demanding, complex and unique requirements of commercial and aerospace customers.  AS9100C Certification comprises many additional requirements over ISO 9001:2008 and is specific to the aerospace industry. The AS9100C standard requires a company to implement and maintain a total quality […]