October 4, 2010

The value of goods produced in the top 3 NC metropolitan areas growing at double the national rate!

A recent article in the Greensboro News and Record shows that growth in North Carolina manufacturing is playing a key role in US economic recovery. North Carolina is home to 3 of the top 20 metropolitan areas in the country in terms of output growth.  During the second quarter of 2010, the value of good produced nationally grew by only 0.6% while the value of goods produced in the top 3 North Carolina metropolitan areas grew at about double the national rate.  Details here. Manufacturing accounts for 20 cents of every dollar of income generated in North Carolina and accounts […]
September 29, 2010

The Packaging Group Opens in Mocksville Bringing Dozens of New Jobs

The Packaging Group, LLC, has opened a 40,000 square foot facility in Mocksville, creating 25-40 new jobs in its distribution center on John Crotts Road in Mocksville. “Davie County is the ideal location for our new facility,” said Martha Cahall, President and CEO of The Packaging Group.  “We were drawn to the community by the skilled workforce and strategic location.” “We will partner with industry in Davie County, sharing our 25 years of experience in third party packaging, while creating new jobs and contributing to the community that has welcomed us so warmly,” Cahall said. “Davie County is delighted that […]
September 28, 2010

Lee Jeans Consolidation Means More Jobs for Davie County

VF Corporation, a global apparel leader headquartered in Greensboro, NC selected Davie County as the single point of distribution for Lee Jeans to all US markets, increasing the volume of Lee Jeans shipped out of the Mocksville facility.   This brought an additional 50 jobs to Davie County with the possibility of more jobs by year end.  Currently there are 430 associates at the Lee Jeans distribution facility in Mocksville.  As a result of this consolidation, every pair of Lee Jeans, from Maine to Florida, New York to Alaska is now shipped out of Mocksville to retailers throughout North America. “Davie […]
September 24, 2010

“JoeFest” at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Ampitheater ~ Saturday, September 25th, 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Presented by Historic Davie and Friends of Joe Phillips, “JoeFest” is a time of dance and music to celebrate and recognize a community friend, mentor and musician… Joe Phillips who died in August of 2009.  Joe is remembered for his smile, his handshake, for inviting EVERYONE to Mocksville and most importantly, his love for music.  Tickets are available at the gate: $10 FOR ADULTS, $8 seniors and children under 12 are free.  The concert begins at 3:00 PM & continues until 10:00 PM. Musical Entertainment Schedule: 3-5 PM ~ The Five Fighting Irish 5-7 PM ~ Friends of Joe… playing […]
September 24, 2010

19th Annual Textile Heritage Festival ~ Saturday, September 25th, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Admission is Free.  Come celebrate Cooleemee’s rich history  at the 19th Annual Textile Heritage Festival at the Zachary House, 131 Church Street, Cooleemee. Enjoy food, music and heritage displays.  This promises to be a fun day for the entire family. This year’s event will feature “Little Miss Davie County” and a “Little Mr. Davie County” for children ages 5-12. Winners will receive a crown, a sash and a gift certificate. Music will be provided by The Little Brook Band, Jest Passin’ Thru, Refuge, the Roots String Band from Acoustic News and the Erwin Temple Church Choir.  Music from the last […]
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 […]