October 21, 2019

Empowering Davie County Schools, Parents, Students and Businesses with Edge Factor!

By Jeanna Baxter White “I’m super excited you are all here today to learn about Edge Factor, an innovative online platform to educate and inspire the next generation workforce. This program is going to open the doors for our middle and high school students to discover and explore careers right here in Davie County,” Carolyn McManamy, director of Davie CONNECT, told plant and human resource managers during a luncheon hosted by Davie County Economic Development Commission (DCEDC), DavieCONNECT, and the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. Next month, Davie County Schools will begin rolling out the innovative workforce development tool which […]
October 16, 2019

Students Explore Local Career Options as Davie County Celebrates Manufacturing Day 2019

By Jeanna Baxter White To celebrate Manufacturing Day 2019, several local businesses and Davie County manufacturers provided a unique opportunity for all eighth-grade students in Davie County. On October 4th, students from Ellis, North Davie, and South Davie Middle Schools each toured two different locations including DEX Heavy Duty Parts, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, Gildan, Ingersoll Rand, Pro Refrigeration, DCCC – Davie Campus, and WFBH-Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run. Other students from all three schools spent their tour-time experiencing many different facets of Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. This was the third year Davie County has participated in National Manufacturing Day […]
October 13, 2019

Meet Your Future – Davie Campus Job Fair Coming October 16th in Mocksville!

By Jeanna Baxter White Did you know that there are great job opportunities available in your own backyard? Whether you are looking for your first job or ready for a career change, come out and meet your future as DCCC – The College of Davidson and Davie Counties, in partnership with Davie CONNECT and the Davie County Chamber of Commerce, hosts a community-wide job fair on Wednesday, October 16th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The job fair will be held at the Davie Campus at 1205 Salisbury Street, in the Community Building. This job fair is open to the […]
October 10, 2019

Tickets On Sale Now! ~The Fish Fry! ~ RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls

By Jeanna Baxter White RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls—also known as “The Bullhole”—will hold its 16th Annual Catfish Fry on Saturday, October 19th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Come to the big Margaret Woodson Picnic Shelter on the Rowan side of the park for the “the best catfish you’ve ever had!”. Enjoy a heaping plate of golden fried catfish, fries, hush puppies, dessert, and a cold drink,  for just $10! Those who buy tickets in advance eat first and there will be a separate take-out line. Special entertainment will be provided by Mona Jo and Friends!  Proceeds from this annual […]
October 2, 2019

The Oaks Festival in Mocksville! Saturday, October 12th – All Day Fun From 10 am til 8:30 PM!

By Jeanna Baxter White Enjoy a full day of free fun for the entire family during the annual Oaks Festival on Saturday, October 12th, from 10 a.m.- 8:30  p.m. in historic downtown Mocksville. From 10- 5 p.m., dozens of vendors will feature unique handcrafted and gift items. There will be food vendors and lots of free kids’ activities. Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater will feature free live music from 12:30 – 8:30 p.m. Crafts, food, and the kids’ area will be set up along Main St. and run down Depot St. leading to Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater. Crafts, Christmas Specialties, and […]
September 27, 2019

Wine Tour Saturday, October 12th – Wine Down to Support United Way!

By Jeanna Baxter White Wine Down with the United Way on Saturday, October 12th, and enjoy a full day of wine tastings at Chestnut Trail, Lazy Elm, and RayLen vineyards while supporting the Davie County community. Hosted by the United Way of Davie County and Davie County Chamber of Commerce, this event will raise funds for the 2019 Annual Giving Campaign which supports the initiatives, programs, and services United Way provides to Davie County residents. Melinda Beauchamp, CEO of the United Way of Davie County, hopes to sell all 108 tickets and to fill two large buses with attendees. “That […]
September 24, 2019
David Hiller, Unit Manager, NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

NC Vocational Rehab ~ Helping the Disabled Who Want to Work Achieve Career Success!

By Jeanna Baxter White As an employer, you will be happy to know that there is an untapped labor force among people with disabilities here in the state – people who make outstanding employees and are job-ready. According to the Institute for Corporate Productivity (ICP), hiring people with disabilities can: Improve productivity and reduce turnover by almost 50% Include employees who have equal to or better overall job performance ratings than fellow workers Many of these candidates are well prepared, have earned certifications and have post-secondary education. In fact, the North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (NCDVRS): Has over […]
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 […]