July 6, 2012

Antique Tractor and Engine Show – Free Event in Mocksville!

Updated 6:25 pm on 7/6/12 201 Antique tractor and engine photos posted to your Davie County Flicker photo-stream. Antique tractors and engines set           Antique tractors and engines slide show On Friday and Saturday, July 6th and 7th, the Piedmont Antique Power Association (PAPA) will present the 13th annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show at the Masonic Picnic Grounds behind Brock Center in historic downtown Mocksville. Admission is free and there will be something for everyone on both days.  Food, beverages, ice cream, great food, music, contests, events, parade and plenty of farm related events and demonstrations.  […]
July 2, 2012

Congratulations Mocksville-Davie 1st Place ~ Playoffs Begin Tonight!

2012 Southern Division Area III Regular Season Champions! Congratulations to the Mocksville-Davie, Cooleemee American Legion Post 54 Baseball team for finishing in 1st place in the Southern division of Area III for the 1st time since 1993!  The following players were named to the Southern division all star team: Connor Bodenhammer Ryan Foster Cory Randall Will Beeson Playoffs Begin Tonight at Rich Park The post-season playoff chase begins Monday July 2 with game one of a best of five series against Concord.  Game one will be played at Rich Park in Mocksville at 7:00 PM tonight, Monday, July 02, 2012. […]
June 28, 2012

Celebrate Independence Day all Week in Davie County

Davie County will host fireworks, farmer’s markets, musical entertainment, parades, classic cars, antique tractors and more as we head into the traditional 4th of July summer holiday season. Fireworks in the Park – Free Event As traditional as apple pie and ice cream, the annual 4th of July fireworks display will explode over Rich Park in Mocksville on Wednesday, July 4th.  Musical entertainment will begin at 7:30 PM with fireworks scheduled to begin at 9:30.  This will be a festive evening with funnel cakes, ice cream, hots dogs, snow cones, Italian ice, and more.  There will even be an opportunity […]
June 25, 2012

Help Wanted in Davie County! ~ Ashley Furniture Hiring Begins

The fastest growing furniture retailer in the world moves quickly.  Just a few short weeks after announcing their plans to locate a new manufacturing and distribution center in Advance, North Carolina, Ashley Furniture posted job openings for their new $80 million, 3.2 million square foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Advance, North Carolina which will eventually employ at least 550 people. Help Wanted The following Ashley Furniture job listings were posted Friday, June 22, on the Davie County Jobs listing page.  The first round of jobs is focused on logistics, warehouse and distribution operations with manufacturing jobs coming later. Warehouse […]
June 22, 2012

Local National Guard Unit Headed to Kuwait

A deployment ceremony is planned for 2 p.m. today in Mocksville for the North Carolina National Guard’s 882nd Engineer Company, which is composed of detachments in three armories located in Mount Airy, Taylorsville and Mocksville. In all, more than 160 soldiers are being deployed from the three detachments, whose families also will attend today’s ceremony. It had been confirmed in early May that the local detachment would be sent overseas at some point during the summer, but the actual deployment date and location of its mission was not disclosed. At that time, it was described only as “Southwest Asia.” “These […]
June 18, 2012

Classic Cars “Cruise-In” Monday Night in Mocksville

Visit the beautiful square in historic downtown Mocksville this evening for a classic car “Cruise-In” presented by the Piedmont Classic C.A.R.S. Club. The cruise-in draws participants from the surrounding areas stretching from the Virginia border to the Sandhills. If the weather is good, the cruise-in will draw as many as 250 cars. Music and 50/50 Raffle Music will be provided throughout the evening by DJ Barry Lentz and there will also be a 50/50 raffle. First and Third Mondays On the first and third Monday of each month evening from April through October the town square in Mocksville is transformed into […]
June 15, 2012

Free Summer Concert This Saturday – “The Legends”

Presented by Historic Downtown Mocksville The 2012 summer concert series in historic downtown Mocksville begins this Saturday, June 16th with rock and roll from the 80’s presented by “The Legends.” This free summer concert runs from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy live music under the mighty oaks on the Mocksville town square near 101 North Main Street. Forecast Calling for Carolina Blue Skies The weather forecast is calling for sunny skies with temperatures in the low to mid 70’s for this free community event. Additional Resources: Historic Downtown Mocksville Davie County Events Calendar
June 12, 2012

Breathing New Life into the Historic 600,000 square-foot Mill in Cooleemee

Hard work, big dreams and innovative thinking have begun to breathe new life into the 600,000 square-foot cotton mill which has been standing idle in Cooleemee since 1969.  The Cooleemee mill was once the most powerful economic engine in Davie County, North Carolina.  After opening in 1901, the mill employed almost 2,000 people at its peak until it was closed in 1969. New Life for Cooleemee Mill! On Friday, June 6th, 2012 the town announced grants totaling $270,000 which will be used as seed money for the restoration and redevelopment of the historic mill into a mixed-use facility with shops, […]
June 6, 2012

Hospital Construction Begins!

Bulldozers, backhoes and pan graders are clearing the 88-acre Wake Forest Baptist Health—West Campus in Davie County site on Hwy 801 at Interstate 40 near the Yadkin River. Full resolution copies of the images above may be found at your Davie County Flickr Photostream Hundreds of Construction Jobs & Local Subcontractor Opportunities Rodgers Builders, Inc. of Charlotte is the general contractor for phase one of the medical center. Rodgers has constructed buildings for more than 40 hospitals in the southeast.  Rodgers will provide opportunities for subcontractors in Davie and adjoining counties to participate in the project. The total cost of […]