November 13, 2018

Bed Races This Friday in Mocksville ~ Whacky, Whimsical, and Outrageously Fun!

Historic Downtown Mocksville will race into the Christmas season this Friday night, November 16th as 25 whacky, whimsical, and outrageous teams from local businesses, non-profits,  and WXII-12 News take part in the 7th annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race. The festivities will begin with the lighting of the downtown businesses at dusk. WXII News Reporter Briana Conner will take on WXII Chief Meteorologist Lanie Pope at 6 p.m. followed by the Parade of Beds at 6:15 p.m. led by the Super Girls from the Mocksville Police Department. $600 in Cash Prizes at Stake! At stake are prizes for speed […]
November 12, 2018

It’s Not Too Late to Enter This Friday Night’s ‘Twas the Night Before’ Bed Race!

The beds will roll this Friday night, November 16th at 6 p.m., but it’s not too late to join in the fun! Applications will be accepted for the hilarious, fun, yet competitive bed races until tomorrow night’s mandatory team captain’s meeting at 6 p.m. at Town Hall. Presented by the Mocksville Tourism Authority, the annual “Twas The Night Before Bed Race” has become one of Mocksville’s most popular events with dozens of teams competing for the cheers of the fans and $600 in cash prizes. Compete for $600 in Prizes! Awards will take place in the square. However, you will […]
November 5, 2018

DavieLEADS – Building Momentum on Encouraging First Year Results

Davie County Schools is on a roll–an honor roll. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has released its statewide End-of-Grade (EOG) test data for 2017-18, and Davie County has moved from 45th to 17th out of 115 districts in 3rd-grade reading proficiency.  Based on last year’s test results, Cooleemee Elementary is now in the top 4 percent of North Carolina elementary schools for academic growth, with a ranking of 47th out of 1,218 schools statewide. In addition, kindergarten readiness in Davie County has improved from 71 percent to 80 percent based on the Dial-4 screening assessment. These are just […]
October 29, 2018

Halloween Crawl and “Little Brock of Horrors” Wednesday in Mocksville!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Halloween! Ready for some thrills and chills? Join the Halloween Crawl in downtown Mocksville this Wednesday! Start with our costumed local merchants for your trick or treating…maybe grab a bite to eat or an ice cream cone. Halloween music will begin at 5 p.m to add to the fun. Then “crawl” along toward North Main Street’s residential section and be prepared to be ENTERTAINED. There will be festive decorations, plenty of candy, and live music provided by the residents. And don’t forget the Davie County Recreation & Park’s Little Brock of Horrors Trail […]
October 25, 2018

Comfort Bilt Growing in Mocksville, Creating New Jobs!

  The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority has awarded the Town of Mocksville a $212,000 grant to support the renovation of a 194,000-square-foot building that is occupied by Comfort Bilt® Windows and Doors, a subsidiary of Larson Manufacturing, which manufactures storm doors and windows. The company plans to invest over $500,000 to expand production at the facility, creating as many as 50 new jobs over the next two years. The plant will begin producing an additional line of storm doors with retractable screens next year. To provide space for the increased production, Larson’s distribution center will move to an adjacent […]
October 18, 2018

FinishWorks; Another Win for the Supply Chain Economy in Davie County

“Everything you touch has a coating,” said Myron Miller, vice-president, and general manager of FinishWorks, holding up a Calloway golf ball and pointing to a Monroe shock, a Heritage guitar, and a display of wood-stained cabinet door samples during a tour of the company’s blending/distribution facility in Mocksville. A leading manufacturer of wood, metal, and specialty industrial coatings, FinishWorks opened its doors in Mocksville two years ago in the old Crown Wood building at 125 John Crotts Road. Since then, the company has developed $3 million a year in new business while shifting established customers over from its facility in […]
October 8, 2018

Students Explore Career Options as Davie County Celebrates Manufacturing Day 2018

To celebrate Manufacturing Day 2018, several local businesses and Davie County manufacturers provided a unique opportunity for all eighth-grade students in Davie County. On October 5th, students from Ellis, North Davie, and South Davie Middle Schools each toured two different locations including DEX Heavy Duty Parts, 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 is the second year Davie County has participated in National Manufacturing Day through the collaborative efforts of the Davie […]
October 2, 2018

Free Concert on the Square Saturday, October 6 ~ Tess and the Black and Blues Band!

Enjoy a little Blues, Beach, Country, Funk, and Rock as multi-talented Tess & the Black & Blues Band takes the stage this Saturday night, October 6th, from 7 -10 p.m in the quad near Restaurant 101 in downtown Mocksville. Theirs is the final performance is this season’s free Concerts on the Square series sponsored by the Town of Mocksville. Tess & the Black & Blues Band Founded in 2014, this hometown group features Davie County locals Tess Welch – Vocals; Grady McClamrock – Rhythm guitar; Gary Chilton – Lead guitar; Ken Simonds – Bass; Jerry Smith – Keyboards; and Darren […]
September 27, 2018

Free Sounds on the Square Concert this Saturday in Bermuda Run – Special Occasion Band!

The Town of Bermuda Run will be alive with the sounds of beach music as Special Occasion Band (SOB) wraps up the “Sounds on the Square” concert series this Saturday night, September 29th, at 7 p.m. at the gazebo near Town Hall in the Kinderton Business Park. This is the final of five free summer concerts co-sponsored by the Town of Bermuda Run and the Davie County Arts Council. If You Love Beach Music Special Occasion Band is known throughout the Carolinas for its versatility and depth of talent. This Winston-Salem-based band has been together since the 80’s offering the […]