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 […]
March 10, 2011

ACC Tournament ~ 4 Days Fierce Competition!

The ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament begins today when Virginia and Miami, the 8 and 9 seeds tip-off at 12:00 PM.  12th seeded Wake Forest tips-off against 5th seeded Boston College at 2:00 PM while 10th seeded NC State tips-off against 7th seeded Maryland at 7:00 PM Tonight. The 2 top seeds, Carolina and Duke play tomorrow.  The complete bracket, courtesy of theacc.com appears below.  Download your own printable bracket here. Keep up with the ACC Tournament with the Live Tournament Feed from Twitter on the sidebar to your right.
March 9, 2011

Forbes Magazine Ranks North Carolina 3rd Best State for Business in America

Forbes magazine is ranking North Carolina as the 3rd Best State for Business in America, up 2 slots from last year’s Forbes ranking. In the Forbes rankings, North Carolina scored third in Business Costs and Regulatory Environment and ninth in Growth Prospects.  Forbes scored the states on six measures including business cost, labor supply, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospect and quality of life. According to Governor Bev Perdue’s office, recent Bureau of Labor and Statistics numbers show North Carolina is ranked 3rd in the nation for declining unemployment and 4th in the nation for job creation. The North Carolina […]
March 7, 2011

Thousand Trails RV Resort and Campground Open to Public for 2011!

Situated on a beautiful 305 acre preserve in heart of Davie County off of US Highway 64 just 10 miles south of historic downtown Mocksville, Thousand Trails RV Resort and campground, has operated for the last 25 years as a private resort. Formerly only open to lifetime members, Thousand Trails has introduced the Zone Camping Pass, which provides a low-investment way to enjoy the benefits of resort-style camping on an annual basis. There are no sale presentations, no expensive up-front fees, and no long-term commitments. Forest Lake Preserve Dates Back to 1817 At 305 Acres, Forest Lake Preserve boasts forests, […]
March 6, 2011

Explore the History and Culture of Davie County ~ Digital Davie!

Digital Davie shares glimpses of Davie County history through a collection of digital images of the people, places, institutions, and events that have shaped the county in the past and continue to do so today.  This is a truly unique and rich resource for the study of Davie County history and culture.  Placing these assets online makes them available for academic, professional, hobbyist and genealogy researchers. Davie County Library Plays Central Role in Digital Davie Collection Digital Davie has been a very special project for Jane S. McAllister, Interim Director of the Davie County Public Library.  “We were so pleased […]