September 24, 2010

2nd Annual Farmington Fall Expo! Eat, Listen, Learn and Shop Until You Drop!

The second annual Farmington Fall Expo will be held on Saturday, September 25th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Farmington Community Center located at 1723 Farmington Road, Mocksville.  Music will be provided by “Mountain Flats” and there will be a hay bale maze, a miniature train ride, and lots of games and contests for the kids.  There will be tons of vendors, crafters and community organizations with information booths and plenty of home-made jams, jellies and local honey available for sale. Sponsored by the Feed Bag Café, Shore Farm and the Farmington Community Center, the event benefits the […]
September 17, 2010

The “Diamonds” and More ~ This Weekend in Davie County!

Raylen Vineyards ~ Friday evening 6:30 to 8:30 PM ~ Sunset Musical Flight! Enjoy a variety of musical styles along with your favorite glass of RayLen wine for a relaxing evening at the vineyard.  Invite your friends, pack a picnic, bring a chair.  Picnic baskets, lawn chairs, and flip-flops welcome.  Pets and coolers prohibited. Second Annual Antique Tractor Pull ~ Saturday, 3:00 PM at the Masonic Picnic Grounds behind the Brock Performing Arts Center.  Sanctioned by OTTPA (Old Time Tractor Pullers Association), the gates will open at 1:00 PM, the antique tractor pull will take place at 3:00 PM followed […]
September 15, 2010

186 Golfers Compete in Davie County Chamber of Commerce Pro Scramble Golf Tournament at Oak Valley Golf Club!

An Event to Remember! It was truly a “Chamber of Commerce Day” with blue skies, plenty of sunshine and a cool breeze blowing gently across the fairways.  The Oak Valley course, designed by Arnold Palmer, was in great condition with picturesque waterways, gently rolling fairways, manicured greens and classic scenery abounding around every turn. 31 PGA Professional Golfers Assist 186 golfers, including 31 PGA pros, competed in the tournament.   New to the tournament this year were a 50/50 cash raffle, a putt-off challenge and the $2,500 hole-in-one contest sponsored by Southern Community Bank and Trust.  Top sponsors for the […]
September 8, 2010

Center Fair and BBQ! ~ This Friday and Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Center Fair and Barbeque is this Friday and Saturday, September 10th and 11th.. and we all know that means tons and tons of slow-cooked, moist, tender, juicy, pork barbeque.  Held on the grounds of Center United Methodist Church and the historic Center Arbor built in 1876, the Center Fair has been an institution in Davie County for decades. The Center Fair and Barbeque is the closest thing Davie County has to a county fair and residents of Davie County are welcome to show their artistic, culinary, and horticultural talents to fair-goers.  Cash prizes and coveted “Center Fair Ribbons” are […]
August 31, 2010

Pro Scramble Golf Tournament ~ Monday, September 13th, 2010!

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce annual golf tournament is less than 2 weeks away. While the tournament has been fully subscribed with 32 teams competing in a pro scramble format, there are still hole sponsorship and door prize sponsorships available! Titanium Sponsors for the 2010 event are Avgol Non-Woven Industries, Funder America, Ingersoll Rand, Webb Heating and Air and the Williams Companies, Inc. Graphite Sponsors for the 2010 event are CenturyLink, Duke Power and Ventlab. This promises to be a fun filled, sun-drenched day of golf! Continuing its tradition of providing a quality golf tournament and promoting Davie County […]
August 27, 2010

Congratulations! ~ North Carolina Wins $400 Million “Race to the Top” Grant for Education

North Carolina is in the winner’s circle for the US Department of Education’s “Race to the Top” grant competition. In the video below, US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, announced the winners. For over 50 years, Washington has relied on formulas to distribute federal education dollars to the states based on school district size and other data. The Race to the Top competition may signal a transformation from awards based on formulas to awards based on what works best. If this trend toward funding what works best holds up in Raleigh, the Davie County STEM Education Initiative and the NCSTEM […]
August 18, 2010

Visions of a Davie County Bio-Center

Scott Callison has a vision for creating a biotech incubation center in Davie County.  The Davie County Bio-Center would accelerate the successful development of start-up and early-stage R&D driven companies active in the biotechnology and related life sciences sectors. STEM Education for students ~ As envisioned by Dr. Callison, The Davie County Bio-Center would provide real world science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning opportunities for students from the Davie County High School, Early College and DCCC Community College programs.  The STEM learning opportunities would include student lead research and development (R&D) projects addressing practical, real-world problems. Supported by scientists […]
August 16, 2010

Carnegie Medal for Heroism To Be Awarded in Public Ceremony to Elijah Wittum at Riverpark, Cooleemee on Tuesday, August 17th at 6:00 PM

Elijah Jarred Wittum will be presented with the Carnegie Medal for Heroism at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, August 17th.  The public is encouraged to attend. The Carnegie Hero Medal, established in 1904 by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, recognizes selfless acts of heroism.  The awards are given each year to individuals who place themselves in significant danger to save the life of a fellow human being. Elijah Jarred Wittum saved the life of Marlon Porfirio on May 30th, 2009.  On this day, Marlon, 15 years old, was swept downstream by the very swift current of the South Yadkin River, which was swollen […]
August 13, 2010

Time Spent in Davie County on Saturday Will Be Time Well Spent

Several events are going on this Saturday in Davie County and there is something for everyone! Saturday from 7:00 AM – 2:30 PM ~ 2nd Annual Tour of Davie Come take a beautiful bike tour of Davie County. There are 20, 40, and 70 mile routes. Rest stops will be located approximately 15 miles apart along the course.  The club and anyone interested in participating will meet at the Masonic Picnic Grounds behind the Brock Center a few minutes before 7:00 AM.  Registration is $35 and proceeds benefit the Hospice & Palliative Care Center.  For more information contact Eric Phillips […]