September 18, 2019

Smart Start of Davie County – Get Free Help Preparing Your Children for Success!

By Jeanna Baxter White Four-year-old Tommy carefully considers the boxes of toys lining the Smart Start bookshelves before selecting a kit labeled “Sand and Water Play.” His mom, Emily MacCaull, waits patiently, allowing him to choose for himself. These toy kits are just one of the many resources Smart Start of Davie County offers residents and early childhood educators as it seeks to ensure quality childcare, education, health, and family support programs for all Davie County children birth to five. Smart Start is North Carolina’s nationally recognized and award-winning early childhood initiative designed to ensure that young children enter school healthy and […]
September 15, 2019

2 Events in Mocksville on Saturday: Touch-A-Truck and Summer Beach Days Concert

Downtown Mocksville offers twelve hours of excitement with two great events this Saturday, September, 21st, sure to appeal to family members of all ages — Touch-A-Truck and Summer Beach Days. Touch-A-Truck in Downtown Mocksville from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The fun begins from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. with Touch-A-Truck. Have a hands-on, up-close experience with all types of vehicles in downtown Mocksville and support COGNITION! Touch-A-Truck will provide a unique opportunity for children of all ages to explore many types of vehicles – public service, emergency, utility, transportation, recreational, farm, construction, delivery, and “cool” trucks – all in one […]
September 11, 2019

FREE Concert on the Square in Mocksville this Saturday – Exit 180 Band!

You’ll get a little bit of Country and a little bit of Rock and Roll as the Exit 180 Band takes the stage this Saturday night, September 14th from 7-10 p.m. on the Square in Downtown Mocksville. A hometown favorite, Exit 180 Band was formed by a group of guys that had the same vision and purpose: play authentic Rock, Classic and Southern Rock as well as familiar Country songs that people can sing and dance along to. Their five-piece band includes many different sounds from acoustic and electric guitars to keyboards and multi-part harmonies.  As stated on the band’s […]
August 31, 2019

Davie County Schools Shine Spotlight on Career Exploration with Edge Factor

By Jeanna Baxter White Whether it’s in a boardroom, parking lot, or on the shop floor… EVERYONE is talking about workforce development, and many are working hard to find solutions. To help empower its students to become part of that solution, Davie County Schools is rolling out Edge Factor,  an innovative workforce development tool that uses the power of cinematic storytelling and interactive tools to open the eyes of students, parents, and adults to rewarding career opportunities that will get them excited about planning their future. “Career exploration is a large piece of what we do in CTE, STEM, and […]
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 […]