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 […]
July 12, 2019

Don’t Miss The Great Bullhole Duck Race of 2019 on Saturday, July 20th!

Duck Race with $400 in Prizes You would have to be crazy to race down a river if you were less than four inches long and weighed only a few ounces or you might find comfort in numbers. Whatever gives them the courage, organizers hope that over a thousand rubber ducks will take a plunge into the South Yadkin near the Cooleemee dam this Saturday, July 20th at 1:00 p.m. sharp. The first numbered duck to reach the finish line downriver will win their “owner” a cash prize of $250. The 2nd place winner will garner its ticket-buyer $100 and the […]
June 30, 2019

Free Independence Day Celebrations – Lawn Mower Parade with Free Watermelon & Ice Cream on Thursday, Fireworks on Saturday

By Jeanna Baxter White Patriotism and love of county are alive and well in Davie County.  As our nation celebrates its 243rd  birthday, our community has a week of activities promising fun for all ages! Davie County will host fireworks, musical entertainment, parades, and more as we head into the traditional 4th of July summer holiday season. Come enjoy the annual July 4th patriotic lawn mower parade in Cooleemee this Thursday. This patriotic event sponsored by the town of Cooleemee grows each year as entrants decorate a wide variety of lawn mowers, bicycles, golf carts, and floats. Walkers are welcome, […]
April 24, 2019
Student learns about career options and opportunities at Gildan during 2019 Career Expo at Davie County High School

Davie Industry Connecting with Future Workforce through Davie County Schools CTE Programs

“It’s all about exposure,” says Anthony Davis. “It’s exposing the students to the businesses but also exposing the businesses to the students.” Davis, Director of CTE and Federal Programs for Davie County Schools, was referring to the Davie High CTE (Career and Technical Education) Program’s efforts to connect its students with area businesses. “There are some communities in our state that don’t have any large businesses, others have big businesses but they don’t interact with the schools, and some places have multiple school systems within their county fighting for the same businesses. We are very blessed here to have one […]
April 12, 2019
Cooleemee Mocksville Memorial VFW Post 1119 with Commander Wayne Seamon.

Cooleemee-Mocksville VFW Hosting “All-You-Can-Eat” Breakfast on Saturday, April 20th

Support Local Combat Veterans – at the Cooleemee-Mocksville Memorial VFW Post 1119 Annual All You Can Eat Breakfast! On Saturday, April 20th, from 7-11 AM, The Cooleemee- Mocksville VFW will host a Breakfast. The All-You-Can-Eat breakfast will include ham, sausage, eggs, grits and gravy, biscuits, coffee and juice for just $7 per adult and $3.50 for kids 10 and under. The Cooleemee Mocksville Memorial VFW is located at 7722 Highway 801 South in Cooleemee. Wayne Seamon, VFW Post 1119 commander since 2001, challenges everyone to “be a partner in patriotism and to come on out, enjoy a great meal and […]
March 11, 2019

The evolution of Davie County’s elementary schools

Note: This article, by EdNC staff, was originally published on Education NC (EdNC –The evolution of Davie County’s elementary schools) and is republished here with permission. With the help of the Mebane Foundation, Davie County has embarked on a mission to improve reading in its elementary schools. Yesterday, EducationNC talked about the success the DavieLEADS grant has had in helping turn around Cooleemee Elementary, but the initiative is active throughout the other area elementary schools as well. DavieLEADS is a five-year, $2.5 million grant, with a specific goal to get kindergarten readiness from 70 percent to 90 percent and reading proficiency in […]
March 4, 2019
Lt. Gov. Dan Forest celebrates Cooleemee Elementary becoming one of the top four percent elementary schools in the state for academic growth. Courtesy of Lt. Gov. Dan Forest’s Facebook page.

DavieLEADS gives Cooleemee Elementary a boost

Note: This article, by EdNC staff, was originally published on February 27, 2019 on Education NC (EdNC –DavieLEADS gives Cooleemee Elementary a boost) and is republished here with permission. Davie County Public Schools got some good news last year. After the 2017-18 End-of-Grade test results were announced, the county discovered it had moved up from 45th to 17th out of all 115 districts in the state for third-grade reading proficiency. Cooleemee Elementary was singled out in those results for moving into the top 4 percent of all elementary schools in the state for academic growth. This growing success in the district is […]
February 26, 2019

Local Businesses Reach 500 Students at Davie Career Expo!

Davie County High School hosted its annual career expo at Davie High on February 21st to bring students together with local businesses. The goals of the expo were to: Help students connect with all of the various industries and careers available to them in Davie County. Identify future workforce needs in our community. Align educational programs offered at Davie High and Davidson Community College to meet the needs of our local businesses. Communicate employment needs and necessary credentials to students. “Our goal is to provide information on all options regarding college and career opportunities for the students of Davie County,” […]
February 19, 2019
Davidson County Community College - Davie Campus

Employee Training – DCCC Can Help You Improve Business Performance, Profits, & Morale

Training is a valuable way to improve business performance, increase profits, and boost staff morale. Training helps a company stay ahead of competitors and keep up with the latest industry and technology changes. Ensuring that your employees’ skills and knowledge are up-to-date can grow your business and boost its competitiveness. Training has many benefits for your staff: acquiring new skills, increasing their contribution to the business, and building self-esteem. Employees who receive the necessary training perform their jobs more effectively. Training also helps prepare employees to grow within their companies as they aspire for positions with increased prospects and pay. […]