March 25, 2013

State of Davie County 2013: Proud of Past Successes, Eager to Reach New Heights

On Friday, March 22, more than 125 business and community leaders met at the WinMock at Kinderton in Bermuda Run for the “State of Davie” conference hosted by The Business Journal and sponsored by Century Link, Energy United and Novant Health, to discuss Davie County’s recent accomplishments in spurring economic growth in the county and the challenges it faces in the coming years. Headlining the event were panelists Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission; Dr. Darrin Hartness, superintendent of Davie County Schools; Dr. Ken Rethmeier, mayor of Bermuda Run; and Lynn Rumley, mayor of Cooleemee. Justin Catanoso, current Director of Journalism at Wake Forest University and former […]
March 20, 2013

This Weekend ~ Final Performances of Award-Winning Musical Comedy at the Brock!

Davie County Arts Council presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”  ~ final performances this weekend with shows at 7:30 PM on Friday and Saturday, March 22nd and 23rd, and a matinee performance at 3:00 PM on Saturday, March 23rd at the Brock Performing Arts Center in Mocksville.  Seats are available for all 3 performances.  Tickets can be ordered throught the Box Office (336) 751-3000. 2013 Season Opener This Weekend The Davie County Arts Council’s Brock Players have kicked off their 2013 season with “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”  Winner of two Tony awards, this unique musical […]
March 18, 2013

Free Health Screenings & More ~ Come out to the Annual Health Expo

Free Health Screenings and More – Free Community Event The Davie County Chamber of Commerce and the Davie Family YMCA are pleased to present the For Your Health Expo 2013 on Tuesday, March 19th at the Davie Family YMCA on Cemetery Street.  For Your Health Expo runs from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and is free to the public.  This annual community event brings vendors of healthy lifestyle products and services together under one roof to offer Davie County residents a convenient one-stop healthy lifestyle information experience. With healthcare costs on the rise and interest in personal wellbeing at an all time […]
March 13, 2013

Award-Winning Musical Comedy Opens This Friday at the Brock!

Davie County Arts Council presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”  ~ Show opens this Friday, March 15th with a 7:30 PM performance at the Brock Performing Arts Center in Mocksville.  Seats are available for all 6 performances.  Tickets can be ordered throught the Box Office (336) 751-3000. 2013 Season Opener This Weekend The Davie County Arts Council’s Brock Players are kicking off their 2013 season with six performances of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Winner of two Tony awards, this unique musical comedy has been produced not only all across America, but also in far-flung locales […]
March 11, 2013

Shamrock Bar-B-Que Event This Weekend in Cooleemee

On Saturday, March 16, Cooleemee will host a community Bar-B-Que starting at noon on the Zachary House grounds at 131 Church Street in Cooleemee. No one is claiming that Carolina’s BBQ tradition came from Ireland, but it is definitely a local favorite. No better can be found this month than at the Shamrock Bar-B-Que event in Cooleemee. Start your St. Patrick’s Day celebration a little early ~ wear something green and come to the Zachary House Grounds at 131 Church Street in Cooleemee. Wind permitting, there will be a kite flying contest at 1 pm (bring your own or buy […]
March 4, 2013

Tarheel Plastics Bringing New Jobs to Davie County

In another win for Davie County, Tarheel Plastics will expand their North Carolina operations to create 48 new jobs and increase the tax base in Davie County with an investment of approximately $2.5 to $3.5 million. Tarheel Plastics, LLC provides injection molding, contract manufacturing, assembly, and logistics solutions to OEM’s and serves a wide variety of markets utilizing state-of-art engineering and plastics resins to produce custom molded products. Applications Being Accepted Now New jobs will include positions in human resources, accounting, quality control, customer service, material handling, machine operator, maintenance technician, and other manufacturing related jobs.  Recruiting is already underway […]
February 28, 2013

NASCAR Means Jobs for Davie County Business

With over 100 million fans spending $3 billion each year, NASCAR is a job creation engine.  With its Southern roots, all but a handful of NASCAR teams are still based in North Carolina, and NASCAR is creating jobs in Davie County. Trailers of the East Coast and Featherlite have made it official – effective February 2013, Trailers of the East Coast in Davie County is an official service center for the high profile race car transporters that Featherlite has been building for NASCAR race teams for 20 years. While Trailers of the East Coast has been providing Transporter Service to […]
February 27, 2013

Davie County Civil Air Patrol Unit Established at Sugar Valley Airport

A Civil Air Patrol unit has been established in Davie County at Sugar Valley Airport. A major focus of the unit will be the development of a Cadet Program for young people, ages 12 – 18. Parents are invited to an informational session on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. The Davie County unit, called a “Flight,” is being established by the Winston-Salem Squadron which has one of the most successful Cadet Programs in the country. The Sugar Valley Flight is actively recruiting senior adult members and young cadets. The March 5 meeting will be focused […]
February 22, 2013

Visit the 1,000,000 Square Foot Cooleemee Cotton Mill This Saturday

The Cooleemee Mill will be open to visitors this Saturday, February 23, from 2-4 PM for a community open house.  This is a free event and the mill is located at 314 Main Street, Cooleemee, NC. With over 1,000,000 square feet, the Cooleemee Mill is the largest structure in Davie County.  For many decades the mill was Davie County’s largest employer and the economic engine for this region.  Fully operational beginning in 1901, the mill was closed in 1969. “If Cooleemee wants to survive, it needs its own economic engine,” says its mayor, Lynn Rumley. “The redevelopment of this old […]