January 19, 2011

NC Governor Beverly Perdue Welcomes Nature’s Pearl to Toast Her Birthday

Legend says that over 400 years ago, Sir Walter Raleigh sent Queen Elizabeth I a keg of muscadine wine, made from North Carolina grapes in the New World. On Friday, January 14th, 2011, Debbie Pullen and Ben Kish of Nature’s Pearl traveled to Raleigh, NC to toast Governor Beverly Perdue’s birthday with Nature’s Pearl Muscadine Grape Juice. Accompanying Nature’s Pearl on this historic occasion were NC Representative Julia C. Howard, Deputy Secretary Dale Carroll of the NC Department of Commerce, and Joe Sanderson and Joy Hicks from the NC Department of Agriculture.  Video of the meeting is now available on […]
January 7, 2011

Sometimes the Smallest Places Have the Biggest Impact!

Ingersoll Rand products bridge 6 continents and 100 countries. A 425,000 square foot facility in Mocksville has been home to one of Ingersoll Rand’s largest plants since 1965. The facility underwent a $6 million renovation in 2009 and a $7 million capital equipment upgrade in 2010. The Mocksville plant produces compressors and components that are distributed world-wide. This world class facility in Mocksville is ISO9000 certified, Class 0 Certified and Six Sima certified. Davie County’s skilled workforce is making a difference for Ingersoll Rand customers across the globe.  As the video below demonstrates,  sometimes the smallest places have the biggest […]
January 5, 2011

High Tech Industry in North Carolina Makes National News!

Historically well- known for furniture and cotton mills, North Carolina is moving from Textiles to High Tech, attracting companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook. High-Tech corporations across America are being drawn to North Carolina by our abundance of power and pro-business environment. The work being done to market North Carolina as a computer data center corridor is paying off with companies like Apple, Google and Facebook all opening centers here in North Carolina. Potential Data Center in Davie County Davie County is home to a potential data center on a 365 acre tract on Baltimore Road.  The Davie County Economic […]
January 4, 2011

Jobless Rate in Davie County Remains Below State Average

The Unemployment numbers for November have just been compiled by the North Carolina Employment Security Commission and the Davie County unemployment rate remained stable at 8.9% for November 2010 (the most recent figures available).   Unemployment in North Carolina grew in November for every North Carolina county except Davie County.  Since November of 2009, unemployment in Davie County has fallen from 10.8 to 8.9%. The WRAL web site includes an interactive graphic showing unemployment rates by month for every county in the state. A review of the data shows the Davie County unemployment rate at 8.9% for November with all surrounding […]
January 3, 2011

Beekeeping Short Course Begins Friday!

A Great Family Adventure There are few things in life sweeter than honey from beehives in your own backyard.  If you ever wondered what it would be like to be a beekeeper, the Beekeeper Short Course is a wonderful way to learn more about this exciting and important field.  The instructor for the course is Gregory Fariss, EAS Master Beekeeper, the owner of Peaceful Valley Honey, and former Apiary Inspector (bee inspector) for the Maryland Department of Agriculture.  Mr. Fariss, a passionate speaker and an experienced instructor, is always informative and frequently entertaining.  This is a great course for families […]
December 31, 2010

Davie Community Foundation ~ Changing the Lives of Davie County Children

Challenge Accepted ~ Challenge Met! The Davie Community Foundation accepted a challenge from Reynolds American Foundation to raise $50,000 for the Children’s Reading Fund to receive a $25,000 match from Reynolds. During the last quarter of 2010, Davie Community Foundation worked to complete the challenge and raise the required $50,000.  On December 16, 2010, the challenge was met! December Gifts Put Challenge Over the Top! The Mocksville Woman’s Club and Noah Reynolds, great grandson of R.J. Reynolds, made gifts to put the challenge “over the top”. “We were thrilled to reach the $50,000 goal before Christmas,” said Jane Simpson, Davie […]
December 26, 2010

A Davie County White Christmas!

Blizzard conditions prevail in much of the nation while we enjoy our own white Christmas in Davie County! Enjoy some snow-filled images of the oaks standing like sentinels on the town square along with other images of a white Christmas in historic downtown Mocksville. Hi-resolution originals are available here.
December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

We wish everyone a very merry Christmas! Below are some pictures of the holiday lights in historic downtown Mocksville on Christmas Eve 2010.  High resolution originals are available here.
December 18, 2010

Update: WinMock at Kinderton ~ Transformation Underway!

One year ago this week we published a story announcing the fabulous future for the stunning 17,000 square foot barn which was part of WinMock Farm in Davie County.  The owner and developer of this historic Davie County landmark, Sterling Events, is certainly putting its decades of corporate event planning experience to good use as the transformation of this 17,000 foot landmark into a world-class event center begins to take shape. New Event Center Developed “for” Event Planners “by” Event Planners Building off their own experiences in the industry, Sterling Events Group, celebrating 25 years in business this year, has […]