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 […]
May 7, 2013

Sugar Valley Airport Hosts 250 Scouts for Aviation Merit Badge Event

Sugar Valley Airport, located in the heart of Davie County, continues to expand its reach into our community by serving others. In a recent community event, over 250 Boy Scouts and Scout leaders from the Rowan District of the Central North Carolina Council held an aviation camporee at Sugar Valley Airport over the weekend of April 19 – 21.  The focus of the event was for the scouts to complete requirements for their aviation merit badges. Stations were set up around the airport for each participant for learning about airplane instruments, pre-flighting an airplane, building a model airplane, learning about […]
April 30, 2013

Daniel Boone Family Festival May 4th Will Dish up Food, Fun, Music and a Heapin’ Helpin’ of History

Free Community Event! 10 AM to 9 PM On May 4, Historic Davie will host the Daniel Boone Family Festival in Historic Downtown Mocksville.  Featuring craftsmen, merchants, educational tours, historic re-enactors, food vendors, and live music, there’s something for everyone at the all-day event which kicks off at 10 AM. The festival originated as a way to celebrate the wedding anniversary of Daniel and Rebecca Boone, and for its first two iterations it was held in August (the couple married on August 14, 1756). But the summer heat made for a long day so Historic Davie moved the celebration to May. Retrace […]
April 26, 2013

Creating Jobs in Davie County Once Again ~ Boyles Furniture and Rugs Grand Re-Opening

Boyles Furniture & Rugs is creating jobs in Davie County North Carolina once again.   A Grand Re-Opening of the longtime Boyles location at 182 Farmington Rd. in Mocksville, NC, centrally located in North Carolina directly off of Interstate 40, is scheduled for May 23. 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 to put North Carolina back to work.” After winding down their 13-store chain in early 2011, the 60-year old brand has been revived through the formation of a joint […]
April 23, 2013

Davie County High School Lacrosse Team Port-A-Pit Fundraiser

Davie County High School has formed a club level lacrosse team with plans for a regular school team next year.  The team is currently selling tickets to a port-a-pit chicken plate which will be prepared and served at the Daniel Boone Family Festival on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in historic downtown Mocksville. Plates will include chicken, baked beans, BBQ slaw, a roll and dessert for $8.50.  Plates will be available during the festival for pickup from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm at the port-a-pit tent located at the corner of Depot and Salisbury Streets .  Orders of 10 or more […]
April 22, 2013

Wake Forest Baptist Health—West Campus Opens in August

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will open the first of two buildings on its West Campus in August, bringing the world-class services of one of the nation’s premier academic medical centers to Davie County. The four-story, 60,000 square foot building—visible from Interstate 40 at exit 180 in the Town of Bermuda Run —will house physician offices, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, and a pharmacy. Orthopaedics will be the primary specialty service offered at the West Campus along with cardiology, ophthalmology and neurology.  The research conducted by Wake Forest Baptist indicates that these services are needed by residents to enable them to […]
April 18, 2013

Davie County in the Spotlight – Ashley Furniture Breaks Ground on 1,040,000 SF Addition

On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, Ashley Furniture broke ground in Davie County, NC on what will eventually be the largest furniture manufacturing and distribution center in the world.  Part of a 5 year, $500 million investment strategy, the Davie County site sits on 668 acres in Advance, NC that will home to 3.8 million square feet of manufacturing and distribution space when completed. Governor Pat McCrory recounts his first meeting with Ron Wanek, founder of Ashley Furniture and welcomes Ashley Furniture to North Carolina. Dr. Qubein congratulates Davie County on a big WIN and celebrates American ingenuity and the American […]
April 15, 2013

JOBS ~ Groundbreaking Ceremony on Wednesday to Clear the Way for Hundreds of Additional Jobs in Davie County

DAVIE COUNTY ASHLEY FURNITURE PLANT WILL BE  THE LARGEST FURNITURE MANUFACTURING/DISTRIBUTION PLANT IN NORTH AMERICA! It was nearly a year ago that Wisconsin-based Ashley Furniture announced that Davie County would be the new home for what would be the company’s largest facility, and eventually, the largest furniture manufacturing and distribution center in the United States with 3.8 million square feet of building space. But the highly anticipated project, slated to bring at least 550 new jobs to the area, had been stuck almost in a state of limbo because of environmental issues created by a 4 acre patch of standing water at the […]