April 2, 2010

Davie County Honors Vietnam Veterans With “Welcome Home” Ceremony

Earlier this week the citizens of Davie County gathered on the courthouse square in historic downtown Mocksville to honor our Vietnam War Veterans. The citizens of our community gathered to remember those who died in the service of our country and to pay tribute to the honor and heroism of the Vietnam Veterans that are still such an important part of our community today. The videos below provide a record of the events from this “Welcome Home” ceremony. If you know a veteran who was not able to attend, please let them know about these videos so they can appreciate […]
March 29, 2010

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans!

March 30, 2010 from 5-6 PM It’s never too late to do the right thing… Please join us on March 30, 2010 from 5-6 PM at the Memorial Monument on the square in Mocksville as Davie County expresses gratitude and pride for our Vietnam veteran heroes that never received the welcome home they deserved. US Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee of Veterans’ Affairs, introduced a resolution encouraging communities across the nation to establish “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” and the resolution was passed unanimously by the United States Senate.  The resolution designates March 30, 2010 […]
March 24, 2010

Congratulations… and Thank You Sarah Wood!

The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina inducted Sarah Wood into the Red Triangle Society which is the highest honor a YMCA volunteer can receive. Sarah has lived in Mocksville for 45 years.  “I raised my children there and since there was no indoor pool in Davie County, I would drive to the Y in Winston Salem so they could learn to swim,” she recalls.  “I felt a strong need for Davie County to have its own Y… I knew a Y would strengthen our community and especially our youth.” Sarah soon put her passion into action.  In the early 1980’s […]
March 8, 2010

Biotech Employment Grows ~ Davie County Represented at 2010 CED Biotech Conference

The most recent step in pursuit of a vision for a biotech center in Davie County was attending the premier life science event in the southeastern United States, the 2010 CED Biotech Conference hosted by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, in partnership with the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and the North Carolina Biosciences Organization. The CED Biotech Conference, with over 1200 participants, helped Davie County expand its network of contacts and relationships with leaders and entrepreneurs in the Biotech industry. While most industry segments had a down year in 2009, biotech continues to grow and North Carolina is widely recognized […]
February 26, 2010

Davie County Arts Council Invites you to Casino Night!

Hosted by the Davie County Arts Council, Casino Night promises to be an evening of innocent fun at professionally run tables of Roulette, Black Jack, Craps and Texas Hold’em.  The event will be held at the Bermuda Run Country Club from 7:30 to 11:30 PM on Saturday, February 27th. Proceeds benefit the arts programs in Davie County. Tickets available in advance for $35 by calling the box office at 751-3000 or at the door for $45.  Tickets include $500 in play money, light refreshments and one raffle ticket.  A cash bar will also be available.  You must be 21 years […]
February 23, 2010

Beekeeping Short Course starts this Wednesday!

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 […]
February 10, 2010

New High School – Transforming Education in Davie County!

Creativity and collaboration leads to breakthrough thinking and break-out progress. STEM Education Principles Drive Design of the New High School Up to this point, the high school design process and the Davie County STEM Education Initiative have followed separate paths.  A workshop in Davie County last week sought to answer a big question:  How should STEM education principles affect the design of the new high school? The answer to this question has now linked these two paths together to forge a new future for education in Davie County. No Longer Simply a Solution to Overcrowding The new high school is […]
January 27, 2010

Let’s Talk About It ~ 7:00 PM Thursday, January 28th at the Davie County Public Library

Free and open to the public, Let’s Talk About It (LTAI) is a library discussion series that brings scholars and community members together to explore how selected books, films, or poetry illuminate a particular theme.  This free and informal program begins with a presentation by a local scholar followed by refreshments and discussion. The theme for the current series is “Law and Literature: The Eva R. Rubin Series”.   In this series, writers who demonstrate the powerful interaction of law and human affairs invite readers to ponder the difference between what is established and what is just. This series is named […]
January 25, 2010

Davie County STEM Education Update

Dr. Linda Bost, Assistant Superintendant of Davie County Schools delivered an update on the Davie County STEM Education Initiative during the quarterly Davie County Economic Development meeting held on Friday, January 22nd. Presentation Highlights: Dr. Bost explained that we need to integrate STEM disciplines across all areas of study and that team-based, real world problem-solving that leverages all of the knowledge of a diverse team of students with access to unlimited digital resources is the essence of what we will achieve in Davie County.  This approach integrates STEM disciplines across all areas of study and produces  21st century renaissance citizens […]