May 31, 2013

Traveler Alert! Weekend Construction Begins Tonight ~ Will Close I-40 Westbound for 3 Weekends

Beginning at 8 PM tonight, May 31st, 2013 all lanes of westbound I-40 at the Yadkin River bridge will be closed weekends to place a new concrete overlay on the bridge surface. A new concrete overlay will be placed on the riding surface of the bridge. The bridge is at the Forsyth/Davie County line at mile marker 181 approximately 1 mile west of the Harper Rd. interchange (Exit 182).  A signed detour will run from the Harper Road exit to highway 158, then to highway 801, then back onto I-40 at Bermuda Run (see map). Closure Schedule – Weather Permitting  […]
May 29, 2013

Remembering Josh Rominger ~ Josh’s Jog 5k for ACS Saturday, June 1st

Josh’s Jog is a 5k jog/run in Mocksville this Saturday, June 1st, 2013. The second annual fund raiser for the American Cancer Society will take place in honor of Josh Rominger, a senior at Davie County High School who passed away on April 10th, 2013 after a battle with cancer. This “jog” is fit for EVERYONE! At 9:00 am, those who would like to compete in the “true and competitive” 5k race will begin. Following the racers, at approximately 9:05 am, the rest of the participants will begin. Feel free to walk, jog, run, or even bring your friendly dog […]
May 28, 2013

“Businesses Can Lower Their Costs and Prosper in Davie County!”

“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 […]
May 24, 2013

Boyles Furniture and Rugs ~ Grand Opening This Weekend!

A Grand Re-Opening of the longtime Boyles Furniture and Rugs location at 182 Farmington Rd., directly off of Interstate 40 in Mocksville is underway. The parking lot was packed with overflow parking on the lawn for the first night of the grand opening on Friday evening, May 23 with live music, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments from Nobles.  The grand opening continues throughout this Memorial Day weekend. Bringing Furniture Jobs Back to NC Mark Bannon, President of the new Boyles Brand Holdings company says, “We’re hiring back the very people who lost their jobs when this industry faltered, we are helping […]
May 23, 2013

The Davie County Montage is Here!

The Davie County Montage is now available through the Davie County Chamber of Commerce and Collette Art and Framing.  The highly detailed pen and ink drawing tells the story of Davie County and commemorates our past and present architecture as well as the sites, people and history of Davie County.   The Montage also includes several businesses, churches and nonprofit organizations who signed up as sponsors for the project.   It is the eclectic mix of old and new and the artist’s interpretation of familiar images that gives the Montage its unique and compelling character While the signed and numbered originals are […]
May 21, 2013

Learning To Fly at Sugar Valley Airport in Davie County

With his wife and children looking on with great pride, John Phillips became the fifth pilot to make their first solo flight at Sugar Valley Airport in the last two years. Phillips, who lives with his family in the William R. Davie School community of Davie County, started flying lessons at the airport last fall. On Saturday his instructor, Eddie White, determined that it was time for Phillips to fly alone. Pilots “solo” after they achieve a level of proficiency which convinces their instructors that they can safely fly alone. Saturday morning Phillips made his three takeoffs and landings without […]
May 20, 2013

Classic Cars “Cruise-In” Monday in Mocksville

Visit the beautiful square in historic downtown Mocksville this evening for a classic car “Cruise-In” presented by the Piedmont Classic C.A.R.S. Club. The cruise-in draws participants from the surrounding areas stretching from the Virginia border to the Sandhills. If the weather is good, the cruise-in will draw as many as 250 cars. Music and 50/50 Raffle Music will be provided throughout the evening by DJ Barry Lentz and there will also be a 50/50 raffle. First and Third Mondays On the first and third Monday of each month evening from April through October the town square in Mocksville is transformed into […]
May 17, 2013

Cooleemee Mill Project ~ Design Workshops This Saturday

Citizens of Cooleemee and surrounding communities are invited to attend one or more of the “Community Design Workshop” this Saturday at 10: 00 AM, 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM at the VFW Hall located at 7722 NC Hwy 801 South.  Plenty of refreshments will be available for each 2 hour session. 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 […]
May 13, 2013

Traveler Alert: Weekend Construction Will Close I-40 Westbound for 3 Weekends

EDITED 5/13/2013 to reflect new start date of May 31-June 3 NC DOT contract forces will be closing all lanes of westbound I-40, during weekends, at the Yadkin River Bridge in order to perform bridge preservation work. A new concrete overlay will be places on the riding surface of the bridge. The bridge is at the Forsyth/Davie County line at mile marker 181 approximately 1 mile west of the Harper Rd. interchange (Exit 182). Highway to remain open Memorial Day weekend The road closures will occur beginning on Fridays at 8:00 PM with the road reopening by 6:00 AM on […]