October 22, 2012

Hospital Construction Fully Underway in Davie County ~ Construction Jobs Today, Health Care Jobs Tomorrow

The future home of Wake Forest Baptist Health – West Campus, the 88-acre site in the town of Bermuda Run on NC Highway 801 at Interstate 40, has been cleared with the exception of the natural wetlands, which are being protected. There may be 100-150 workers when construction activity is at its peak and Wake Forest Baptist anticipates that 200 permanent health care and related jobs will be created when phase one is open. Grading of the site for the outpatient services building also has been completed and workers have poured the foundation of the 101,000 square foot building. Concrete […]
October 16, 2012

Annual RiverPark Catfish Fry This Saturday ~ The Bullhole

This Saturday, October 20th, from 11 am – 2 pm, at least 360 pounds of catfish will be cooked and consumed by nearly five hundred. Plates are $8 and include fries, hush puppies, slaw, dessert & drinks. Kids plates are available for only $3.50. Bluegrass music, 360 pounds of the best catfish you’ll ever taste help make this annual event a real crowd-pleaser. An Annual Tradition Held on the third Saturday every October, this gathering has become an area tradition in both Davie and western Rowan Counties.  Fall at this nature park is breathtaking and when the old-time Blue Grass […]
October 5, 2012

Congratulations to the 2012 Davie County Chamber of Commerce Award Recipients

A packed house was on hand for the 43rd Annual Davie County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet and Gala event hosted at the beautiful WinMock at Kinderton event center in the town of Bermuda Run. The crowd gave an enthusiastic welcome to the 2012 Davie County Chamber of Commerce award recipients. Congratulations to James Blakely of Blakely Landscaping for winning the 2012 Davie County Small Business of the Year award and to WinMock at Kinderton for winning the 2012 Davie County Business of the Year award. A special congratulations and community appreciation to Lynn Rumley of Cooleemee for receiving the […]
October 1, 2012

Four Oaks Festival and Hometown Quilts of Davie October 12th-13th

The annual Four Oaks Festival, a free community event will be held in historic downtown Mocksville on Saturday, October 13th, 2012 from 10 am to 6 pm. This all day street festival will include a variety of vendors, crafts, holiday gifts, activities for children and live music throughout the day. Performers at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theatre will include Tony Montieth from 12-12:45 PM, the April Waller Band from 1-2:30 PM, Legend from 2:45-4:30 PM and Don Story and the Fried Peas from 4:45-6 PM.   Bring lawn chairs for concert seating at Junker’s Mill. The festival will be followed by musician […]
September 28, 2012

Musical Farewell to a Friend, Bill Foster, this Saturday

Bill Foster, a resident of Mocksville, a Mocksville board member, and the owner of Foster Drugs, a pharmacy located in Mocksville, died at his home on Tuesday morning. A musical farewell celebrating the life of Bill Foster will be conducted at 4:00 pm Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Brock Performing Arts Center. The family has requested casual attire only please. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be considered for the Bill Foster Scholarship Fund. Serving All of Davie County Bill was a true community servant and friend of all things Mocksville and Davie County.  He spent the […]
September 26, 2012

Free Community Event ~ A Real Brass Band, Carolina Cornbread Contest, Live Music, Bounce House, Face Painting, Antique Toys and More

21st Annual Textile Heritage Festival On Saturday, September 29th, Cooleemee will host the 21st annual Textile Heritage Festival from 10 am until 4 PM at the Zachary House, 131 Church Street in Cooleemee, NC. Among the best preserved Southern mill villages of the post Civil War era, Cooleemee has more than 330 original mill houses, with the Bullhole and dam at RiverPark and the old cotton mill still standing along the banks of the South Yadkin River.  Cooleemee’s mill, built in 1900 at the height of the South’s mill building era, closed in 1969.   The New Spin on our Old […]
September 24, 2012

Come Hear Chairman of Ashley Furniture Speak at Davie County Chamber of Commerce Gala and Awards Banquet!

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that Ron Wanek, Chairman of the Board of Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. will be the featured speaker at the upcoming 43rd  Awards Gala & Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 4th at the WinMock at Kinderton in Bermuda Run. After meeting with the Governor of North Caorlina earlier that day, Mr. Wanek is scheduled to share his vision for Ashley Furniture’s newest facility here in Davie County as well as the incredible history and stories of success that led Ashley Furniture Industries to become the global leader in the furniture industry. “We are […]
September 19, 2012

Davie County Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Success of 15th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce held its 15th Annual Pro Scramble on Monday, September 10th at the Oak Valley Golf Club.    Scores of local business and community leaders and golf pros enjoyed a beautiful afternoon while competing in a friendly round of golf at Oak Valley Golf Club. Professional golfers from clubs throughout the Carolinas served as “captains” of the teams each consisting of 5 amateur players. Two new contests added some light entertainment to the day including a Fantasy Golf Scratch Off Card contest and the Davie Chamber APP sign up contest.   Professional Long Driver Trent Scruggs was […]
September 18, 2012

Sugar Valley Airport hosts aerospace education event in Davie County

Sugar Valley Airport ~ Serving the Community Over twenty cadets and adult officers from Civil Air Patrol Squadrons in Winston-Salem, Statesville, Boone and South Charlotte camped out at Sugar Valley Airport Friday night, September 14th.  The purpose of the visit was to explore one of the pillars of CAP work: aerospace education.  As an auxiliary of the United States Air Force, the Civil Air Patrol is uniquely qualified to inspire our youth with aerospace education. Classes were conducted regarding the building and preparation of rockets, as well as rocket history, and some of the math and science behind it all. […]