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 […]
April 10, 2013

From Davie to Denmark: Manufacturer Makes History with Groundbreaking Export from Cooleemee Mill

Replacing a church organ usually isn’t a momentous event unless you’re a scriptwriter trying to cobble together an episode of The Andy Griffith Show. The key word in that statement, however, is “usually.”  Case in point: Tom Lewtak, of Lewtak Pipe Organ Builders, a Cooleemee-based company that is currently putting the finishing touches on the first American-made pipe organ ever to grace the sanctuary of a Danish church. Tom Lewtak’s four year journey to Cooleemee A native of Poland and a graduate of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Lewtak was serving as church organist at St. Joseph’s Church in Camillus, […]
April 8, 2013

Got Books? Davie County Library Book Sale This Week!

Great bargains on new and gently used books can be found at the Friends of Davie County Public Library book sale this weekend.  Held every spring and fall, the book sales are the volunteer organization’s main fundraiser. The book sale is located at Davie County Public Library, 371 N. Main St. Mocksville. Book sale organizers are happy to report no price increase for books in 2013. Blue Dot “Booktique” A highlight of this sale will be the “Blue Dot Booktique,” a special area with new and higher value books for only $2.00.  And, to encourage young readers to shop the […]
April 5, 2013

Organ Recital & Shop Presentation at Historic Textile Mill in Cooleemee

On Saturday, April 16th at the mill in Cooleemee, Dr. Timothy Olsen, Kenan Professor of Organ, U of NC School of the Arts will performing on the new LEWTAK handmade pipe organ destined for the Osterhab Kirke (Church) in Denmark.  The public is invited. The organ was designed, engineered and built by hand over the last 18 months, with construction over the last 12 months by Tom Lewtak occurring inside the historic textile mill in Cooleemee.  The recital is a free community event. Saturday, April 6th at 1 pm Stokes County Yarn Company, 314 Main Street COOLEEMEE, NC 27014 Tom […]
April 2, 2013

” Shabby Chic” ~ Unleash Your Inner Artist and Support Local Families!

Everyone loves a two-for-one deal, and that’s precisely what the Davie County Arts Council and Davie County Habitat for Humanity have teamed up to create.  The Shabby Chic Exhibit and Auction will raise funds for affordable housing while simultaneously giving folks the chance to discover their inner artist — or at least have fun trying. Aspiring artists may “select” art supplies now through April 30 Between now and April 30, artists, craftsmen, and designers (or those who aspire to one of those titles) can visit Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore at 1035 Yadkinville road and pick up one or more items worth up […]
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 […]