July 9, 2017

2017 American Legion Junior State Tournament Begins Friday in Mocksville!

Remember the crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd, and the smell of fresh popcorn? Relive those good times as the 2017 North Carolina Junior American Legion Baseball State Championship Tournament kicks off in Mocksville on Friday, July 14th.  The tournament will be held at Rich Park’s Mando Field from July 14th– 18th .    A game pass is only $6 per day with multiple games played daily. The tournament is an eight-team, double-elimination tournament. The eight-team field will consist of four area champions, three runner-ups and the host team, Mocksville.  Mocksville has competed in the North Carolina […]
July 5, 2017

Don’t Miss The Great Bullhole Duck Race Saturday, July 15th in Cooleemee!

Duck Race with over $800 in Prizes What is small, yellow, and races? If you said a rubber ducky floating down the South Yadkin River, you would be correct! More than a thousand rubber ducks will take a plunge into the South Yadkin near the Cooleemee dam on Saturday, July 15th at 1:00 PM sharp. The first numbered duck to reach the finish line downriver will win its “owner” a cash prize of $500. The 2nd place winner will garner its ticket-buyer $250, and the 3rd place finisher will win $100. That’s something worth quacking about! Adopt a Duck Today […]
July 3, 2017

Free Event ~ Lawn Mower Parade, Free Ice Cream and Watermelon and Free Water Slide – Tuesday, July 4th in Cooleemee!

Since the 1990s, Cooleemee has honored Independence Day with a lawn mower parade that begins at Cooleemee School. Anyone can participate by lining up a patriotically decorated lawn mower, float, car, bicycle or pet by 9:30 a.m. The parade begins at 10 a.m. Bring your lawn chair and view the parade along Marginal Street. WalMart of Mocksville, a sponsor for this event, is offering free ice cream to the community as well as three $25 prizes for parade entries. Entries must be decorated with an Independence Day theme to be eligible to win a prize. Festivities follow the parade at […]
June 22, 2017

Free Concert! Two Great Bands in Downtown Mocksville – Saturday, June 24th

Not one, but two exciting bands will perform on Saturday, June 24th from 6-10:30 pm at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater in Downtown Mocksville. Elvis Tribute Band- Taylor Vaden and the Memphis Thunder at 6 pm Don’t be a hound dog, put on your blue suede shoes and come reminisce to the sounds of Taylor Vaden and the Memphis Thunder, an incredible Elvis tribute band, from 6-7:30 pm. Taylor’s performance highlights the persona of Elvis as well as his musical career. Taylor began his musical journey at the tender age of 7 as an Elvis tribute artist. At 10 years old […]
May 30, 2017

Davie County Schools – Give Five, Read Five Book Drive ends This Friday, June 2

Is summer brain drain a reality? Studies show that teachers spend an average of 4-6 weeks re-teaching material that students have lost during the summer, but summer reading can help diminish these loses. Reading just 4-5 books during the summer can prevent a decline in a child’s fall reading scores. To help get reading materials in the hands of its students, Davie County Schools is participating in the NC Department of Instruction’s 5th annual statewide summer reading book drive– NC Reads. The goal is for each elementary school student to leave for the summer with five books of their own […]
May 11, 2017

Ashley for the Arts Festival – Saturday, May 13

Davie County Schools will hold the Ashley for the Arts Festival on Saturday, May 13 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Davie County High School. Everyone is welcome and invited to enjoy this spring celebration! The Incalculable Value of the Arts In its seventh year, this festival is a free annual event that brings the community together to celebrate the arts and art education. As a proud supporter of the arts and a partner of Davie County Schools, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. generously donates $10,000 each year to support arts education through competitive grants offered for special projects, art […]
May 3, 2017

Davie County High School Auto Tech Car Show – Saturday, May 6 at Trailers of the East Coast

Love cars? Do you have a beauty you enjoy showing off, or do you just like to look, dream, and drool? If so, you won’t want to miss the 2017 Davie County High School and SkillsUSA Auto Tech Car Show at Trailers of the East Coast, 418 Interstate Drive, Mocksville, on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Davie County High School Auto Tech Car Show Car show proceeds will benefit Automotive Technology and the SkillsUSA Chapter at Davie County High School. Space constraints require us to limit the car show to the first 120 cars to […]
April 29, 2017

Daniel Boone Family Festival, Saturday May 6, will Dish up Food, Fun, Music and a Heapin’ Helpin’ of History

Free Community Event! 10 AM to 8 PM On Saturday, May 6th, Historic Davie will host the Daniel Boone Family Festival in Historic Downtown Mocksville.  Featuring craftsmen, merchants, educational tours, historic reenactors, food, vendors, contests and live music, and a kids area with inflatables and balloon artistry, there’s something for everyone at the all-day event which kicks off at 10 AM. Retrace the Steps of Daniel Boone, the Revolutionary War, Historic Homes and More! Daniel Boone spent nearly 25 years in the Yadkin Valley area, and two of the three tours revolve around landmarks associated with the Boone clan. The […]
April 10, 2017

Davie’s the Place for a Job!

Need a job? Come to Davie County. Ashley Furniture is hiring. Gildan is hiring. Avgol is hiring. And with the county’s unemployment rate at 4.3%, local companies are reversing past trends and hiring workers from beyond Davie County. That’s right. Davie County – long a bedroom community for jobs outside of the county – is becoming the place to come to get a job. Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, says that despite the lack of available workers, interest remains strong among businesses hoping to expand or locate here. He’s working on recruiting jobs with higher […]