June 3, 2018

ApSeed and Mebane Foundation Join Forces to Provide 1,000 Mobile Touchscreen Tablet e-Readers FREE to Qualifying Davie County Preschool Children

The Mebane Foundation and ApSeed Early Childhood Education have joined forces to increase literacy scores among at-risk children in Davie County by providing a free e-Reader preloaded with applications designed to improve literacy and strengthen vocabulary. Thanks to a $105,000 grant from the Foundation, based in Mocksville, NC, 1,000 custom-built tablets, called Seedlings, will be distributed free of charge to children 0-4 whose families are enrolled in the WIC program through the Davie County Department of Public Health or Parents as Teachers through Smart Start of Davie County. Studies indicate that economically-disadvantaged children hear 30 million fewer words by the […]
May 28, 2018

Ingersoll Rand Expanding Apprenticeship Program in Mocksville

Ashley Kern calls Craig Moore her first success story. The first to complete Ingersoll Rand’s apprenticeship program which began in 2015, Moore is now a full-time employee in the Mocksville plant’s maintenance department. “Craig is our first success story and a poster child for the program,” Kern, human resources generalist, said with a smile. “He did an awesome job in the apprenticeship program, finished his schooling at DCCC, and the maintenance team has had really positive things to say about him. We are thrilled to now have him on board full time.” Moore, who works third shift troubleshooting and repairing […]
May 18, 2018

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs – Ingersoll Rand “Showcase Facility” Expanding in Mocksville

Ingersoll Rand is expanding its operations with plans to create 25 jobs and invest nearly $30 million in the Mocksville plant by the end of 2019. The Mocksville plant sits on 130 acres in Davie County, employs around 400 full-time employees, and supports the Compression Technology Services Branch of Ingersoll Rand through the manufacturing of Rotary, Centrifugal, and Thermo King air compressors and fabricating parts for our Trane businesses. The capital investment is the result of the plant’s endeavor to become Ingersoll Rand’s “showcase facility,” according to Ashley Kern, Senior Human Resources Generalist. “Becoming a showcase facility is a three-pronged […]
April 10, 2018

Take a Bow Davie County – Continuous Improvement Becoming a Habit

Davie County should be proud of what it has accomplished and should continue its efforts saying, “Take a bow, Davie County, and encourage continuous improvement to become a habit.”
March 29, 2018

2018 Annual Signature Women’s Luncheon, April 11th – Make Reservations by Monday,April 2!

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce will host its 2018 Annual Signature Women’s Luncheon on Wednesday, April 11th at WinMock at Kinderton in Bermuda Run. The event starts at 11:30 am. Guests will enjoy a delicious meal catered by California Fresh Catering. The featured presentation is “Color Your Canvas of Life!” by Dawn Marie McGee. “The luncheon is always a great networking event for women, but it is also a wonderful learning opportunity. Our presentations often focus on topics of personal enrichment and professional growth,” said Carolyn McManamy, Davie Chamber President. “Join us and learn how to color your canvas […]
March 22, 2018

Celebrating Growth in Davie County and Building a Bright Future

After five years of successfully attracting manufacturing companies that created thousands of new jobs and millions of dollars in investments, Davie County had a problem — no more buildings and no more workers. “All of our working inventory had been absorbed into the system, and our unemployment rate had dropped to 3.7 percent which is almost fully employed,” said Terry Bralley, the president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. But rather than resting on its laurels, Bralley says the Economic Development Commission treated 2017 as a “building year” and worked to replenish Davie County’s supply of buildings and sought […]
March 14, 2018

Volunteers Needed for RiverPark Spring Cleanup This Saturday!

RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls evokes memories of warm summer days fishing and swimming in the Bullhole and lazy walks along the beautifully wooded trails for residents across Davie County. In order to maintain the park’s beauty and to prepare it for another season of enjoyment, the RiverPark Board is sponsoring a spring clean-up this Saturday, March 17th, from 8 a.m. – noon. Many hands make light work, and the board needs all hands on deck to complete some heavy-duty work on the Rowan side and trash pick-up and trail clearing on the Cooleemee side. Volunteers should meet at the end […]
March 9, 2018

The Dixie Swim Club ~ Opens Tonight at the Brock Performing Arts Center!

Need a little laughter in your life? Enjoy the hilariously funny Dixie Swim Club at the Brock Performing Arts Center beginning Friday, March 9th at 7 p.m. Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids, and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. Sheree, the spunky […]
February 28, 2018

Grand Opening (Rescheduled) – Furniture Mattress Warehouse at Eastgate Shopping Center in Mocksville!

  Note: Grand Opening Originally Scheduled for March 9th, now rescheduled for March 16th. Furniture Mattress Warehouse is coming to Davie County and will celebrate its grand opening in the Eastgate Shopping Center in Mocksville on Friday, March 16th. The store, located next to Peebles, will feature 18,000 square feet of furniture including dining room sets, bedroom sets, leather and upholstered couches and chairs, mattresses, and more. Brent Smith, who also owns a Furniture Mattress Warehouse in Clemmons, promises beautiful furniture at amazing prices. His inventory includes market samples, special buys, and furniture lines that have been available to him […]