May 9, 2017

Become a Work of Art During Color Downtown 2017–Register Today!

Color Downtown 2017 is an event the whole family will enjoy … dance and twirl in your tutu, hop, skip, run, or walk your way through downtown Mocksville and Rich Park on Saturday, May 20, and be transformed into a colorful work of art with each color station you pass. Last year more than 500 people enjoyed being doused with colored cornstarch as they traveled a course through six different color stations. The Color Downtown 2017 kicks  off at Rich Park at 3 pm and ends with a color explosion grand finale. “We are so excited about our biggest fundraiser […]
April 24, 2017

Peachtree Farmers Market Opens This Friday! ~ Have Fun, Save Money & Live Longer

The Peachtree Farmers Market will open this Friday, April 28th, from 3:30-7 pm in the parking lot at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Davie Medical Center in the Town of Bermuda Run. A typical week’s offerings include: fresh eggs, goat cheese, vegetables, fruits, honey, grass-fed beef, pork, fresh NC seafood, jellies, jams, juices, breads, shiitake mushrooms, plants, cut and potted flowers, baked goods, farm crafts, stone-ground cornmeal, flour & grits, goat milk soap, dried apples, jumbo red-skinned peanuts. For more information, please call (336) 655-4399 or email peachtreefarmersmarket@yadtel.net. Follow the Peachtree Farmers Market on Facebook for an up-to-date list of the week’s […]
April 20, 2017

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage – At the Brock Center April 29th, 2017

With over 80 awards, five-time Grammy nominee Rhonda Vincent, crowned “The New Queen of Bluegrass” by the Wall Street Journal, returns to the Brock stage on Saturday, April 29th at 7:30 pm. Rhonda has won seven straight Female Vocalist of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), plus Entertainer of the Year in 2001; she also took home Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Entertainer of the Year honors five times running between 2002 and 2006.  Her music incorporates savvy contemporary touches while drawing deeply from the authentic traditions of classic bluegrass, with […]
April 12, 2017

Mebane Foundation Grant to Fund Five Year Multi-Million Dollar Transformative Initiative with Davie County Schools to Address Early Literacy

The Mebane Charitable Foundation, located in Mocksville, NC, has approved a grant of almost $2.5 million to Davie County Schools to support a five-year early literacy initiative to improve kindergarten readiness and to increase the percentage of students reading proficiently by the end of third grade. “The Mebane Foundation has been funding quality literacy interventions for years, but we felt it was time to find a partner and aggressively move the needle toward kindergarten readiness and reading proficiency by the end of third grade,” said Larry Colbourne, President of the Mebane Foundation. “Over the years we’ve invested heavily in Davie […]
March 29, 2017

Davie Medical Center, Bermuda Run – Inpatient Bed Tower Opens Monday, April 3

With the completion of the inpatient wing, Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center today kept a promise it made to the residents of Davie County a long time ago. “When we first proposed this new hospital, it was always our intent to have an inpatient wing so that people in Davie County could receive care and treatment close to home,” said John D. McConnell, M.D., CEO, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. “Today marks the fulfillment of that commitment we made to the citizens of Davie County nine years ago.” Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development […]
March 24, 2017

North Carolina Apprenticeships – A Career Strategy That Works!

From an early age, students are programmed to believe that they must earn a bachelor’s degree to obtain a high-paying job, but only 33 percent of jobs in North Carolina actually require a four-year college degree. That’s a statistic James Horne wishes he had known before enrolling at East Carolina University following high school graduation. After failing out twice because “his heart wasn’t in it,” Horne knew he had to find a different way. He found it through the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s NCWorks Apprenticeship Program. “I wish I had heard about this in pre-k,” said Horne with a […]
March 7, 2017

Free Health Screenings & More ~ For Your Health Expo, Tuesday, March 14!

Do you want to develop a healthier lifestyle but don’t know how to get started? You can find the answers by attending the 2017 For Your Health Expo on Tuesday, March 14th, at the Davie Family YMCA in Mocksville. Free Community Event Offers Healthy Tips for Everyone Presented by the Davie County Chamber and the Davie Family YMCA, the For Your Health Expo runs from 9 am to 1 pm and is free to adults of all ages. This annual community event brings vendors of healthy lifestyle products and services together under one roof to offer Davie County residents a […]
February 28, 2017

Join the Fun — 29th Annual Shamrock Run this Saturday!

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night will stay these leprechauns from the swift completion of their race. The 29th annual Shamrock 5K & 10K Run will be held on Saturday, March 4th, 2017. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to A Storehouse for Jesus. Fun for the Whole Family! “We have had many repeat runners who have participated in our race year in and year out, including the late Margaret Haggerty, who ran in the first 27 Shamrock Runs,” said David Taylor, parish business manager for St. Francis of Assisi […]
February 21, 2017

iShopDavie in Action at the Davie Chamber!

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce’s iShopDavie initiative encourages everyone to SHOP local, SAVE money & GROW our economy. The Davie Chamber loves doing business with its members and recently had another chance to “practice what it preaches” when making energy-saving upgrades to the office. The Chamber and its members learned about the Duke Energy small business grant program when Trey Copeland of LIME Energy spoke at a monthly Let’s Do Lunch and Learn event.  As a partner with Duke Energy, Lime Energy meets with business owners to perform complimentary energy audits and provide estimates of cost savings when businesses […]