March 22, 2012

Unemployment Figures Released

The unemployment rate increased in 95 of North Carolina’s 100 counties for January 2012 while Davie County’s unemployment rate decreased from 10.4% to 10.3%. Over the last twelve months, unemployment rates increased in 58 counties, decreased in 35 counties and remained the same in seven counties.  Davie County’s unemployment rate decreased. The state-wide unadjusted unemployment rate was 10.5 percent in January 2012. Seasonal factors contributed to an increase in county unemployment rates across North Carolina in January.  “Seasonal losses in retail as well as the leisure and hospitality sector contributed to gains in the unemployment rates,” said N.C. Department of […]
March 21, 2012

Original “Scout” to Appear at the Brock Center on Friday, March 23, 2012

The Davie County Arts Council’s Brock Players will have three more performances of their production of To Kill a Mockingbird on March 23rd, 24th and 25th.  They will host a very special guest appearance at the Friday, March 23rd performance.  Mary Badham, who played “Scout” in the film version with Gregory Peck, will be at that performance. Patrons will see the Brock Players’ rendition of the play and then be privileged to hear Ms. Badham speak about the book and the play after that performance.  She will allow time to answer questions from the audience and then will be in […]
March 16, 2012

Opening This Weekend ~ The Davie County Arts Council Presents “To Kill a Mockingbird”

“To Kill a Mockingbird” opens Friday evening, March 16th and runs for two weeks at the Brock Performing Center in historic downtown Mocksville.  The play has been adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name written by Harper Lee and published in 1960. The play runs over the next 2 weekends with performances scheduled each Friday, Saturday at 7 PM and each Sunday at 3 PM. Directed by Mollye Ann Maxner from the North Carolina School of the Arts, the cast includes some new faces and some old friends from the Brock Players. A southern gothic novel […]
March 12, 2012

Hundreds of Structures in Davie County Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

From the “Did You Know?” Department Davie County has long been a great place to live, work and play.  Evidence of this is that Davie County is home to 17 listings and almost 200 buildings and other structures on the National Register of Historic Places. Here is the list: Barnhardt, George E., House (added 2009 – – #09000289) 291 Hartley Rd. , Mocksville Historic Significance:       Architecture/Engineering Architectural Style:          Other Area of Significance:       Architecture Period of Significance:   1875-1899 Owner:                 Private Historic Function:             Domestic Historic Sub-function:    Single Dwelling Current Function:            Work In Progress Boxwood […]
March 8, 2012

Free Event Tonight ~ Movie Night at Misty Creek

On Friday evening, March 9 th from 6:30-9:30 PM, Misty Creek will host a showing of “The Great Escape” starring Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, James Garner and Richard Attenborough.  This is a free movie and includes hot pop corn.  Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle. The Great Escape  In 1943 the Germans opened Stalag Luft III, a maximum security prisoner of war camp designed to hold even the craftiest of escape artists, and in the process unwittingly assembled the finest escape team in military history.  This true story is the largest prison breakout […]
March 5, 2012

$80 Million New Hospital Construction Project Begins ~ Wake Forest Baptist Health – West Campus

The sights and sounds of construction are beginning in Davie County, North Carolina as site preparation begins for phase one of the $80 million Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center complex on Highway 801 at Interstate 40.  Phase one will consist of an outpatient center and medical office building.  Approximately 200 jobs will be created by phase one, excluding construction jobs. The complex will be named Wake Forest Baptist Health – West Campus. Larger Than Originally Planned The medical office building will be larger than originally planned.  It will be a four story, 60,000 square foot building containing physician offices.  The […]
February 29, 2012

DCCC President Dr. Mary Rittling Named 2012 President of the Year

The North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges has confirmed that the 2012 President of the Year for North Carolina is DCCC President Dr. Mary Rittling.  DCCC is the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties. The President of the Year Award was established by the State Board of Community Colleges to encourage, identify, and reward outstanding leadership and commitment to the community college mission among the presidents of the 58 institutions of the North Carolina Community College System. The recipient receives a plaque and $8,000. In addition, the foundation of the recipient’s institution receives a cash prize of $2,000. […]
February 27, 2012

140 New Manufacturing Jobs Coming to Davie County

Carolina Precision Plastics, operating as CPP Global, a manufacturer of packaging products for the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries is opening a new manufacturing plant in Mocksville this spring, investing $5.3 million and creating 140 new manufacturing jobs.  Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual wage for the new jobs will be $39,183 plus benefits. CPP Global manufactures packaging for some of the world’s most recognized products. The CPP Global plant is located at the former Kaydon ball bearing plant on highway 601 South in Mocksville.  Manufacturing is expected to begin this spring. Why CPP Global Selected Davie […]
February 20, 2012

24th Annual Shamrock Run, Walk and Tots Trot Establishes Memorial Cup to Honor DCHS Coach Daric Beiter

The 24th 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 3rd, 2012.  A portion of the proceeds from this annual event will be donated to the Advocacy Center of Davie County. New for 2012 ~ 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 […]