August 15, 2019

Davie CONNECT Externships Connecting Teachers with Industry for Workforce Development

By Jeanna Baxter White The more you know, the more you can teach. Five Davie County educators recently deepened their teaching skills by touring area companies to gain a renewed understanding of the skills needed by employers that will help their students find meaningful careers and local industry to grow. During the week-long externship, the educators from Davie County Schools toured Ashley Furniture, Dex Heavy Duty Truck Parts, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, Flow Honda of Winston-Salem, Ingersoll Rand, Pro Refrigeration, Inc.,  Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center and VF Jeanswear, now Kontoor Brands, to learn about all facets of […]
August 11, 2019
Label Shopper, Willow Oaks Center, Mocksville

Several New Retail Openings Coming to Mocksville – Village Inn Pizza, Label Shopper, and Victory Arms

By Jeanna Baxter White Davie County is enjoying a surge in new retail starts with Label Shopper opening on Thursday, August 15th, Victory Arms and Munitions in mid-September, and Village Inn Pizza sometime this fall. “We have experienced tremendous success with industrial growth,” said Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. “The Davie County economy, in general, has rebounded, and we are pleased the rising tide has brought additional retail shops and small businesses to Davie County.” Clothing retailer, Label Shopper, will be opening a store in the Willow Oaks Shopping Center next to Dynasty Chinese Restaurant. […]
August 7, 2019

Jukebox Rehab ~ FREE Concerts on the Square this Saturday, August 10th from 7-10 p.m.

Enjoy a unique blend of modern country, the “Keith Whitley” era, and everything in-between as Jukebox Rehab takes the stage this Saturday night, August 10th from 7-10 p.m. in the quad near Restaurant 101 in downtown Mocksville. Jukebox Rehab Jukebox Rehab delivers a perfectly simplistic live show that showcases their Nashville-ready originals and exemplifies their southern-grown harmonies. With a refreshing, authentic country sound, JBR is headed in the direction of making a big name for themselves in the industry. The band wrapped up their debut EP with Grammy-nominated producer, Travis Wyrick, in Knoxville, Tennessee. The EP is now available on […]
August 1, 2019

Local Businesses Supporting Education

By Jeanna Baxter White When you see a need, help fill it. The Davie County business community did just that last week by presenting Davie County High School with 46 new folding tables to be used for job fairs and other events hosted by the school. “The donation is wonderful and will help meet a need, moreover, having the business owners and representatives at Davie County High School, and the opportunity to interact was valuable,” said Jeff Wallace, superintendent of Davie County Schools. “I am honored to live and serve in a community with so much support for education and […]
July 25, 2019

Free Concert on the Square in Mocksville on Saturday – Tess and the Black & Blues!

Enjoy a little Blues, Beach, Country, Funk, and Rock as one of Mocksville’s hometown bands, Tess & the Black & Blues, takes center stage Saturday night, July 27th from 7-10 p.m. in the quad near Restaurant 101 in downtown Mocksville. Tess & the Black & Blues Founded in 2014, this multi-talented group features Davie County locals Tess Welch – vocals; Grady McClamrock – rhythm guitar; Gary Chilton – lead guitar; Ken Simonds – bass; Jerry Smith – keyboards; and Darren Boles – drums. Clap your hands, tap your feet, and sing along as they play your favorites from a wide […]
July 23, 2019

Summer Reading Camp “Informances” Inspire Kids

The 144 students attending Davie County’s 2019 reading camp celebrated their achievements with an end-of-camp “informance,” an informal performance solely for students to share what they have learned with each other.  Students sang, danced, played musical instruments, read poems and reports, and shared their artwork.              
July 21, 2019
Teachers engage with students during the combined camp opening session.

Davie Students Sharpen Literacy Skills at 2019 Read to Achieve Camp

By Jeanna Baxter White Can 16 days transform a child’s educational experience? One hundred forty-four Davie County students found out as they attended this summer’s Read to Achieve camp at Cornatzer Elementary School. Read to Achieve camp is designed to help third-graders meet state requirements in reading to advance to the fourth grade. The intensive four-week camp also includes first and second graders who demonstrated the potential of reaching grade-level proficiency in reading with extra help in the summer. This year’s camp served 87 third-graders, 29 second-graders, and 28 first-graders. Davie County’s camp is based on the A+Schools of North Carolina […]
July 17, 2019

Davie County Hard at Work Connecting Good People with Good Jobs

By Jeanna Baxter White The Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC) Workforce Development Board helps employers gain the best homegrown talent the region has to offer by providing them with access to employee training, connecting them with community colleges and other resources within the educational system, and helping to prepare students in K-12 with the skills needed to succeed in today’s ever-changing and evolving work environment. “Our goal is to connect good people with good jobs and good jobs with good people,” said Michelle Slaton, business engagement specialist for the PTRC Workforce Development Board. Slaton joined the PTRC Development Board in […]
July 16, 2019

Free Friday Movie Night in Mocksville ~ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse!

Bring your family & friends and your favorite movie snack to Downtown Mocksville for a free outdoor showing of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Friday, July 19th.  The movie will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the new downtown park on Main St. The movie is rated PG and is 1 hour and 57 minutes long. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, this rousingly entertaining superhero adventure is everything a great family movie should be: laugh-out-loud funny, filled with teachable moments, and appealing to parents and kids of all ages. A parent or guardian is required to stay with children […]