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 […]
August 6, 2010

Big Day at “The Farm” This Saturday as Kings of Pro Modified Racing Square Off!

Click Here to Get a free kid’s ticket to the biggest Thunderjam of the year. Saturday, August 7th ~ Kings of Pro Modified racing square off at Farmington Thunder Jam while local drivers defend their home turf! Saturday, August 7th at Farmington Dragway, located at 2992 Hwy. 801 North, Mocksville, NC 27028 (see map below). Some of the world’s best Pro Modified drivers spanning all three sanctioning bodies will make up the “Carolina Clash” Pro Modified Shootout at one of the largest Thunder Jams of the year at Farmington Dragway just north of Mocksville at 2992 Hwy 801 North (see […]
July 28, 2010

Free Davie County Event ~ Tuesday, August 3rd ~ Historic Downtown Mocksville Hosts Professional Bike Race With Lamborghini, Ferrari and Porsche Pace Cars!

NASCAR on 2 Wheels! Watch 100 plus cyclists attempt 90 degree turns elbow to elbow at over 40 miles per hour on a road course arranged through downtown Mocksville at the 2010 Giordana Crossroads Classic bicycle race and festival on Tuesday, August 3rd.  At these speeds there is always a little bumping and banging, sometimes even a few crashes. What is a criterium bike race and why is it exciting? A criterium style bike race is a circuit race held on downtown streets or a business park, usually less than 1 mile in length and closed to traffic. The 100 […]
July 27, 2010

2010 U.S. Amateur Golf Championship Comes Through Davie County ~ Final Results

Conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association on behalf of the United States Golf Association, the U.S. Amateur Championship sectional qualifying final round was hosted by Oak Valley Golf Club in Advance, NC on Monday and Tuesday, July 26th and 27th, 2010 (par 36-36—72, 7020 yards). Congratulations from Davie County to Harold Varner of Gastonia, NC, Will Bowman of Greensboro, NC and Matthew Younts of Stokesdale, NC for claiming the three qualifying spots at Oak Valley Golf Club. Congratulations also go out to Rob McRae from Augusta, GA, Johnny Kyger of Salisbury, NC for claiming the two alternate qualifying spots at […]
July 26, 2010

Update: 1st Day Results for 2010 US Amateur Qualifying at Oak Valley Golf Club

Results are in for the 1st day of the 2010 US Amateur Regional Qualifying Tournament at Oak Valley Golf Club in Advance, NC.  Matthew Younts of Stokesdale, NC fired a six-under par 66 to hold a two stroke lead after the first round. The cut line fell at two-over par 74 with 30 players advancing to Tuesday’s final round. Day 1 Results: 1. Matthew Younts, Stokesdale, NC  ~ 34-32–66  (-6) 2. Ben Karns, Columbia, SC  ~ 34-34–68  (-4) T3 Lance Wheeler, Claremont, NC   ~  34-35–69  (-3) T3 William Bowman, Greensboro, NC  ~ 36-33–69  (-3) T3 Rob McRae, Augusta, GA ~ […]