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 […]
February 21, 2013

Keys to Succesful Economic Development ~ Hard Work & Tenacious Follow Through!

  After an extensive search, Pro Refrigeration Inc. announced that they have chosen Mocksville, located in Davie County NC, as the home for their new East Coast Production Facility. Over the past 22 years Pro has grown to a leading manufacturer of Process Glycol Chiller Systems for Dairy, Craft Brewery, Winery, Distillery, and Food Processing Industries. “Over the past 3 years we’ve tripled production output from our Headquarters in Auburn, WA.,” Pro’s CEO, Jim VanderGiessen Jr. explained. “We knew that we had to make a decision to either expand more in Washington State, or find an additional location to enable […]
February 20, 2013

New Manufacturing Jobs Coming to Davie County!

In another win for Davie County and for North Caorlina, Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Pro Refrigeration Inc., a manufacturer of refrigeration systems, will expand its operations by locating a new East Coast production facility in Davie County. Expansion to Create New Jobs Pro Refrigeration plans to create as many as 85 jobs over five years and invest $4.9 million to gain maximum benefits from performance-based incentives approved by the Davie County Economic Development Commission. The project was also made possible in part by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund […]
February 18, 2013

25th Annual Shamrock Run, Walk and Tots Trot to Benefit Davie Pregnancy Center

The 25th annual Shamrock Run, Walk and Tots Trot, sponsored by St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, the Davie County Chamber of Commerce will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013.  A portion of the proceeds from this annual event will be donated to the Davie Pregnancy Center. Again for 2013 ~ Coach Beiter Memorial Cup and Scholarship Fund Daric Beiter was the head track and cross country coach at Davie County High School from 2001-2011, taught social studies, was the department chair and named Teacher of the Year in 2010. He was a loving husband, a friend to all, […]
February 12, 2013

Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons This Weekend in Davie County

The Davie County Arts Council presents “Let’s Hang On! The Frankie Valli Tribute Show” this weekend Let’s Hang On! The Frankie Valli Tribute Show This Saturday, February 16, the Davie County Arts Council will present America’s number 1 tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons; “Let’s Hang On! The Frankie Valli Tribute Show” at 7:30 pm at the Brock Performing Arts Center in Mocksville.  All seating is reserved seating and tickets are available at the box office. LETS HANG ON!, the nation’s premier Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Tribute Show is a full blown stage production complete with […]
February 7, 2013

Help Create a World with More Birthdays

If you could help create a world with less cancer, would you?  Here’s your chance!  The American Cancer Society is launching a historic study, the Cancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS-3) with up to half-a-million participants.  The American Cancer Society’s CPS-1 helped to identify the cancer risks of smoklng durng the 1950’s.  The American Cancer Society’s CPS-2 helped to identify the link between obesity and cancer in the 1980’s.  CPS-3 is aimed at discovering how lifestyle, behavioral and genetic factors  that cause or prevent cancer. The results of this study will ultimately save lives and create a world with more birthdays. […]
February 5, 2013

Popsicle 5K ~ $4,000 Rasied for Davie County Youth Led Projects!

As the sun rose in Davie County on Saturday, February 2nd, the air was a cold 21 degrees; it looked like the Popsicle 5K would live up to its name. Mocksville Elementary School, usually quiet on the weekends, was bustling as SURF Board members began preparing for the runners. The Popsicle 5K is a fundraiser for the SURF (Students Understanding Real Futures) Board and all proceeds from the run go toward their grant making efforts. Runners began arriving at 7:30am to get signed in. They stretched and drank coffee to keep loose and warm before braving the cold. Just before […]
January 31, 2013

Advanced Manufacturing Lab Coming to Davie County High School

An advanced manufacturing lab is being built on the campus of Davie County High School.  The lab, opening in the fall of 2013 will contain three CNC Vertical Mills (3-axis, 4-axis and 5-axis), three CNC Turning Centers, four manual knee mills, four manual engine lathes and two surface grinders.  In addition, the welding program at the Davie Campus of DCCC is being expanded. Real World Training for High Paying Jobs The expansion of the welding program and the implementation of the advanced manufacturing lab make it possible for Davie County high School students to earn 2 college certificates while still […]