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 […]
March 21, 2017

You’re Invited! Ribbon Cutting This Thursday to Celebrate Total Renovation of Mocksville Comfort Inn and Suites

To celebrate its total renovation, the Comfort Inn & Suites in Mocksville is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, March 23rd at 4:30 pm, and the public is invited to attend. The hotel is owned and operated by Davie Hospitality and is located at 629 Madison Road. “We’ve replaced everything, right down to the bathtubs,” said Vijay Barad, Managing Partner, with a smile. “We can’t wait to show this beautiful property to the community and to invite them to use it for all of their lodging needs. We are well-equipped to serve business travelers, families, and groups in town for […]
February 8, 2017

Economic Development is a Team Sport – Strengthening the Davie County Workforce

Dozens of Human Resources Managers from companies across Davie County met during the last week of January at the Triple J Manor House in Mocksville to discuss the state of the County in terms of workforce development. Sustained growth in the number of manufacturing and industrial jobs being created in Davie County over the last 5 years is putting pressure on HR managers to attract and retain the talented workforce that is necessary to compete successfully in a growing economy. As with most challenges in Davie County, local leaders are stepping up to the plate to develop plans of action […]
December 20, 2016

Enjoy Award Winning Wines From 5 Davie County Vineyards!

Davie County is home to five wonderful vineyards with a variety of award winning wines available to suit any taste.  Fall and winter are a wonderful time to discover new wine pairings for your favorite holiday recipes, enjoy a glass of wine with family and friends, and take part in a variety of scheduled events.  Event schedules for each vineyard are available on the vineyard web sites. Davie County Vineyards are welcoming spots to enjoy with a group of friends and family for an hour, an afternoon or an entire evening. RayLen Vineyards & Winery 3577 Highway 158 Mocksville, NC […]
November 21, 2016

Growing Retail Sales, iShop Davie & Small Business Saturday!

Almost $1.2 billion in retail sales are leaking from Davie County every year according to a report by The Retail Coach, a retail recruitment and consulting firm hired by the Davie County Economic Commission to assist with attracting more retailers and retaining existing businesses. The report was presented to retail business owners, managers, and county leaders during “Grow Your Business Workshops” on October 12th. Retail Coach representative, Maddin McCord, shared a wealth of statistical data including the Retail Trade Areas for each town, a demographic analysis for the county and a Gap Analysis which identifies all the sales leakage  from […]
November 11, 2016

47th Annual 2016 Davie Craft Village! at the Brock Today & Saturday

The 47th annual “Davie Craft Village” will be held at the Brock Gymnasium in historic downtown Mocksville today, Friday, November 11th, from 9 AM to 8 PM and tomorrow from 9 AM to 4 PM.  Traditional and holiday crafts, a bake sale and a café make this is a fun way to kick off the holiday season. Unique Gifts Galore Davie County’s longest running Christmas craft show is the perfect place to begin your holiday shopping. More than 50 artisans will offer photography, fused glass, florals,soaps, holiday ornaments and  home decor, pottery, painting, jewelry, baskets, woodworking, crocheted, felted, and knitted […]
October 24, 2016

Mocksville Has the Shortest Lines & Friendliest Customer Service of any License Plate Agency

If you need a car title, license plate, or registration renewal, you’ll no longer need to leave Davie County to get it. The Mocksville License Plate Agency is open and ready to do business. The agency reopened in April at 1047 Yadkinville Rd., in the Eastgate Shopping Center(formerly Squire Boone Plaza) where Central Carolina Bank used to be. The agency is located directly behind the El Taco Shop and across from Domingo’s. Dylan Brooks, the new independent contractor who operates the agency, said that although business is picking up, many people still don’t know the agency has reopened or where […]
October 12, 2016

Catfish Fry at the Bullhole – Saturday, October 15th!

RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls—also known as “The Bullhole”—will hold its 15th Annual Catfish Fry on Saturday, October 15th from 11 a.m. until 2 pm. Come to the big Margaret Woodson Picnic Shelter on the Rowan side of the park. For just $10, a heaping plate of golden fried catfish, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, a cold drink and a desert can be had. A child’s plate is $4. Those who buy tickets in advance eat first and there will once again be a separate take out line. A Silent Auction with many unique gifts will line the outer border of the […]
October 6, 2016

Free Family Event! Oaks Festival ~ Rescheduled ~ Saturday, October 15th!

With Hurricane Matthew and weather related challenges expected this weekend, The Oaks Festival in Mocksville has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 15th! Enjoy a full day of fun for the entire family during the annual Oaks Festival, Saturday, October 15th, from 10-6:30 in historic downtown Mocksville. Dozens of vendors will feature unique craft and gift items as well as showcase local businesses. There will be food vendors, lots of free kids’ activities, and free live music at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater beginning at noon. Crafts, Christmas Specialties, and Unique Items for Sale Start your Christmas shopping early, or buy a […]