April 20, 2011

Davie County Schools Collaborate with Industry ~ Energize STEM Curriculum With Cutting Edge Science

STEM UPDATE: Davie County is bringing engaging curriculum with cutting edge science & real world relevance into Davie County’s elementary, middle school, high school and early college classrooms! Four Davie County teachers have been named to the Class of 2012 Kenan Fellows. The Kenan Fellows Program energizes school curriculum and promotes teacher leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education by pairing selected teachers with industry mentors. 4 Davie County Teachers  and Their Mentors Davie County High School teacher, Elizabeth Bustle will focus on “STEM and Lean Manufacturing” with mentors Jerry Lakey and Lewis Anderson from the Ingersoll Rand […]
April 18, 2011

Annual “Signature Women’s Luncheon” on Tuesday, April 26th

Join the Davie County Chamber of Commerce for the annual “Signature Women’s Luncheon”. We’re taking things up a level with a new location, a fully catered lunch and an inspiring presentation entitled “RISE AND SHINE – Enjoy the Serious Fun of Peak Performance” by Cathy Seaver of Effective Connections. This year’s Signature Luncheon will be held at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, April 26th at Hillsdale United Methodist Church.  A delicious catered meal will be served to your table, including your choice of salads and entres with delicious appetizers and decadent desserts. Reservations can be made through this Thursday, April 21st […]
April 13, 2011

A Grand Celebration of Arts Education in Davie County This Saturday!

Over 230 students from across the entire Davie County Schools system will be presenting their talents at a grand celebration of Arts Education this weekend. Each Arts teacher from each Davie County school will bring a student performance group or student art work to display at the festival this Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at North Davie Middle School, located at 497 Farmington Rd, Mocksville. Dance, Jazz, Chorus, Band, Drama and More! Entries include the Davie High School Dance Company and DHS Jazz Band, the William Ellis, South and North Davie Middle Schools’ Musical Theatre […]
April 5, 2011

18,000 Scholars, Experts and Scientists From Around the World Meet On the Front Lines of the Battle Against Cancer

18,000 scholars, experts and researchers from around the world gathered for 5 days from April 2-6, 2011 in Orlando, Florida for the American Association for Cancer Research 102nd Annual Meeting 2011. Being in a room surrounded by thousands of brilliant scholars discussing their latest work, eager to learn from one another is inspiring.  Having the opportunity to report on the research findings of Winston Salem, NC scientists from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center testing the anti-cancer properties of products from a successful Davie County company, Nature’s Pearl, is exciting. These annual meetings of the AACR bring the brightest minds in […]
April 1, 2011

“I Don’t like Country Music but I LOVE Patsy Cline!”

That’s a line you may hear as you enter the Brock Performing Arts Center in historic downtown Mocksville this Saturday evening, April 2, at 7:30 PM  to catch the Springer Theatricals production of “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline!” In this happy, loving tribute to one of the music industry’s most enduring superstars, this biographical musical traces the legendary singer’s rise to stardom from her hometown in Winchester, VA to the Grand Old Opry, Las Vegas and Carnegie Hall.  With songs like “Sweet Dreams,” “Crazy,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” and “I Fall to Pieces,” this show cuts across Country, Pop, Bues, […]
March 25, 2011

Davie County Schools Honored by College Board for Significant Gains in Student Achievement

Davie County Schools have received national recognition for achievement in the Advanced Placement Program which enables high school students to earn college credit. Between 2008 and 2010, participation in the Advanced Placement program grew by 28% in Davie County. As a result, the College Board has named Davie County Schools to the AP Achievement List for significant gains in Advanced Placement access and student performance! Dr. Bill Steed, Superintendent of Davie County Schools said, “It is an honor to be recognized by the College Board.  The students and staff of Davie County Schools have worked hard to make this happen […]
March 23, 2011

“Annie” by The Brock Players This Weekend!

Don’t miss your last chance to see the Brock Players production of “Annie” at the Brock Performing Arts Center in historic downtown Mocksville.  The set comes alive with dance and music by over 40 actors and actresses in this ever-popular production.  The show has been running in Mocksville since March 17th and there are just 2 performances left ~ Friday, March 25th at 7:000 PM and Saturday, March 26th at 3:00 PM. Tickets are available through the Brock Performing Arts Center box office at 336 751-3000.  The pictures below were taken during a community photo-op presentation on Sunday, March 20th. […]
March 21, 2011

Le Bleu & Food Lion Combat Disabilities with Easter Seals

Le Bleu and Food Lion have teamed up for the second straight year to donate a percentage of sales to support Easter Seals. Le Bleu’s Ultra Pure Water displays an Easter Seal tag on the Food Lion shelves, stating that each purchase includes Le Bleu donations through Food Lion’s “Shop&Care”  program. The despair leaks through the statistics. Parents of disabled adult children report that only 11% of their adult children are employed full time. Only 34% are able to manage their finances. Only 30% have the skills to live independently. Almost 7 in 10 disabled adults live with their parents. […]
March 15, 2011

Funder America Investing in the Future ~ Creating New Jobs and Opportunities in Davie County!

Funder America, Inc. has installed a new multi-million dollar production line for powder coated wood products in Mocksville, NC.  Located at 200 Funder Drive in Mocksville, this multi-million dollar investment will create 40 new jobs. Davie County Location Strategically Important “Mocksville was an easy decision for this state-or-the-art production facility,” said Peter Funder, President of Funder America, Inc. “The productivity of Davie County’s skilled and stable workforce helps us keep labor costs low and our strategic location, within minutes of I-40, I-77 and I-85 helps us keep transportation costs low,” said Funder. “Being a low cost producer has allowed Funder […]