January 5, 2012

You Are Invited! HondaJet Presentation at Sugar Valley Airport in Davie County

Mark Your Calendar ~ Saturday, January 14th! Sugar Valley Airport, located near the very center of Davie County will be hosting a presentation by HondaJet on Saturday, January 14th.  The event is free and open to the public. Nick Newby, manager of eastern US sales for the new HondaJet in Greensboro will make a presentation about the new HondaJet aircraft and its impact on the economy of the area. There will be coffee and snacks beginning at 9:00 AM with the HondaJet presentation from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. The HondaJet presentation will focus on the substantial impact on aviation […]
January 3, 2012

Get Involved ~ Davie County Board of Commissioners Meeting will be Broadcast Live Tonight

It’s getting easier to be an involved citizen in Davie County, North Carolina.  We have received an invitation to broadcast the Davie County Commissioners Meeting live.   The Davie County, North Carolina Commissioners’ meeting will be broadcast live tonight, January 3rd beginning at 6:00 PM here on your Davie County Blog (click here or on the “Live Broadcast” tab at the top of the home page). During 2011 we broadcasted a Davie County Commissioners “Town Hall” meeting, the Mocksville Christmas Parade and the Advance Christmas Parade.  Video from those events can be viewed on your Davie County YouTube Channel.  We look […]
December 30, 2011

Davie County Students Raising Money & Awarding Grants

Does your school club have a service project idea, but lack money to get it started? Are you involved in a church youth group that could use a grant to fund an outreach project? You may be eligible for funding from the S.U.R.F. Board Youth Grantmakers. S.U.R.F. (Students Understanding Real Futures) Board Youth Grantmakers The SURF Board Youth Grantmakers, organized under the Davie Community Foundation, are a group of 18 high school students who wish to better the lives of Davie County young people by raising money and awarding grants to support youth-led projects. Projects selected for grant awards must: […]
December 22, 2011

Calling All Davie County Photographers ~ Enter the Davie County Arts Council Photo Contest

Whether photography is your passion, your hobby, or just an occasional pastime, you are invited to participate in the Davie County Arts Council photo contest, celebrating the beauty and unique character of Davie County. Both amateur and professional photographers are welcome to participate. Photos may be submitted as prints, see contest rules for details. Entries for the Contest must be received on either Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, between the hours of 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm or on Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 from Noon until 4:00 pm at the Davie County Arts Council. Eligibility Entrants must be at least 18 […]
December 20, 2011

Congratulations to RayLen Vineyards and Winery and Misty Creek Farm and Vineyards

Congratulations ~ 2011 “Best of Show” Medal Awarded to RayLen Vineyards and Winery RayLen Vineyards & Winery claimed the N.C. Winegrowers Cup (Best of Show) for the first time with its Cabernet Sauvignon.  In addition to this top award, RayLen also won awards for its Cabernet Franc, Carolinius, Shiraz, Merlot, Eagle’s Select, Category 5 and South Mountains Vineyard Chardonnay wines. Misty Creek Farm and Vineyards Also Wins Several Awards Another popular Davie County Winery, Misty Creek Farm and Vineyards won awards for its Merlot 2008, Misty Rose and Syrah 2008 wines. The commercial competition was open to all North Carolina […]
December 15, 2011

Davie County EDC Provides Development Update to NC Department of Commerce

The Davie County Economic Development Commission met with the North Carolina Department of Commerce at their offices in Raleigh in late November.  The purpose of the meeting was to update the Department of Commerce on development activities in Davie County and to provide details on buildings and sites available for development in the county. Davie County is home to top tier commercial buildings and sites that are shovel-ready for development.  We have well-developed energy, utilities and transportation infrastructure in place, favorable climate and topography and we have an abundant supply of high-quality workers available. Fast-Tracking Projects Reduces Development Costs A […]
December 12, 2011

Davie County Students Transform Life for School Children in South Africa Village!

In 2009, under the leadership of two Davie County teachers, Cindy Orsillo and Carrie Chapple, students at Pinebrook Elementary School raised more than $11,000 to dig a fresh-water well for a school in Legogote, South Africa, a village that is 8,388 miles away! The students who raised the money now attend North Davie Middle School.  Last month they were visited by the Legogote School Principal, Cynthia Mkabela, who traveled to Davie County to thank students for their life changing gift and to challenge them to be grateful for all the blessings they have in Davie County, North Carolina. Legogote Principal […]
December 9, 2011

Advance Christmas Parade This Saturday, 10 AM

The 2011 Advance, NC Christmas Parade will be held this Saturday, December 10th, beginning at 10:00 AM.  No pre-registration is required, just be at Shady Grove Elementary School before 9:00 AM. Enjoy the Parade and then Warm up with Chicken Stew! Come on out to watch the Davie County Marching Band, the South Davie Band, dancers, horse drawn carriages, tractors, classic cars, rescue vehicles, fire engines, tons of floats… and of course, Santa Claus.  The parade begins at 10 AM starting at Shady Grove Elementary School and following Cornatzer Road, turning right onto Highway 801 and left onto Peeples Creek […]
December 7, 2011

$7.5 Million Gift Assures Continued Academic Leadership and Workforce Preparedness for Davidson and Davie Counties

DCCC, the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties, received a $7.5 million gift from the late Christine Harris of Lexington.   The donation is by far the largest gift to the college and is one of the largest gifts in North Carolina community college history, according to Jenny Varner, executive director of the DCCC Foundation. A Cause of Thanksgiving for Years to Come “We pause today to serve up a very sincere thank you to the late Christine Harris, whose extraordinary gift will be cause for thanksgiving for years to come among thousands of students across Davidson and Davie counties […]