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 […]
June 4, 2012

Ingersoll Rand Adding 60 Jobs in Davie County!

Governor Bev Perdue was in Mocksville today to announce that Ingersoll Rand will expand its operations in Davie County.  The company plans to create 60 jobs and invest nearly $22 million over the next three years in Mocksville. Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual wage for the new jobs will be $35,230. The Davie County average annual wage is $28,808. “Our highly skilled workforce is vital to attracting advanced manufacturers like Ingersoll Rand,” said Governor Perdue. “Investing in education and customized job training programs will maintain our state’s top notch business climate.” Where the Jobs Are […]
May 31, 2012

Stan Bobbitt Band Opens Summer Concert Series on Saturday June 2

Music from the Porch The Stan Bobbitt Band returns to Davie County on Saturday, June 2 to kick off the “Music from the Porch” summer concert series.   The large front porch of Cooleemee’s Zachary House will be transformed into a concert stage overlooking the audience spread across the lovely green grounds on lawn chairs and blankets.  This is only the first of the summer concert series which will continue on the first Saturdays in July and August. Family Concert Series ~ Kids Get in Free Admission for adults is only $5 at the gate and children 12 & under are […]
May 29, 2012

Sounds of Summer 2012 Coming to WinMock on Friday, June 1st

Don’t Miss it! Davie Community Foundation’s signature event – Sounds of Summer — is coming HOME to Davie County at WinMock at Kinderton on Friday, June 1, 2012. The event features beach music by the Craig Woolard Band on the east terrace, Jazz by the Matt Kendrick Quartet in the loft, heavy hors d’oeuvres (carved filet of beef and turkey with rolls, salmon, shrimp, oysters Rockefeller, and more), Raylen wines, beer, dessert shooters and coffee as well as silent and live auctions. This year, the live auction will be hosted by Cameron Kent of WXII 12. This fun-filled evening will […]
May 26, 2012

Mocksville-Davie American Legion Baseball – 7 PM Sunday at Rich Park!

With 27 games of baseball played in just 37 days, the Mocksville-Davie American Legion Post 54 team is in full swing for the 2012 season at Rich Park. The Purest Form of the Sport A national sports writer and television producer, Matt Gibson, once observed that “American Legion Baseball is perhaps the purest form of the sport and the most fun to watch.  There are no player salaries and the grueling schedule leaves little time for beach trips or vacations for these young men.  This kind of sacrifice means that only those who really love the game are playing.  Most […]
May 23, 2012

Register Now for Summer STEM Camp! Davie County Schools, DCCC & PPG Industries Partnership Brings STEM Education Opportunity to Elementary Grade Students

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math ~ a Bridge to the Future! An exciting summer learning experience is available for rising 4th through 8th grade students from Davidson and Davie County schools.  DCCC, the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties is hosting a summer STEM camp from July 16th to July 20th. Preparing the innovative Designers of Tomorrow During this week-long summer STEM camp, students will participate in fun and interactive projects that will introduce important concepts of science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on activities. These activities, designed by Davie County teachers and staff, will include robotic programming using […]
May 21, 2012

From Davie County Farms to Your Supper Table ~ Community Supported Agriculture

Enjoy garden fresh produce all season long!  Davie County is home to two Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms.  These CSA farms directly link local residents and nearby farmers, eliminating “the middleman” and increasing the benefits to both the farmer and the consumer. In a CSA program, a farmer grows food for a group of local residents (called “shareholders” or “subscribers”) who commit at the beginning of each year to purchase part of that farm’s crop. The shareholders thus directly support a local farm and receive a low-cost weekly supply of fresh, high-quality produce. The farmers receive an initial cash investment […]
May 16, 2012

BesTreads ~ Another Manufacturer Selects Davie County, North Carolina

BesTreads, the commercial tire retread business owned and operated by Harry and Debbie Price, has moved from Winston-Salem to 279 Bethel Church Road in Mocksville.  The new Davie County location has provided room for expansion and has helped make the operation more efficient. Mocksville and Davie County ~ Good for Business According to owner Debbie Price who directs the day to day operation, “Mocksville and Davie County have been good for our business in many respects.  The permit and inspections processes in Mocksville and Davie County add value by helping to ensure employee and environmental safety while helping us reduce […]