March 22, 2018

Celebrating Growth in Davie County and Building a Bright Future

After five years of successfully attracting manufacturing companies that created thousands of new jobs and millions of dollars in investments, Davie County had a problem — no more buildings and no more workers. “All of our working inventory had been absorbed into the system, and our unemployment rate had dropped to 3.7 percent which is almost fully employed,” said Terry Bralley, the president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. But rather than resting on its laurels, Bralley says the Economic Development Commission treated 2017 as a “building year” and worked to replenish Davie County’s supply of buildings and sought […]
March 14, 2018

Volunteers Needed for RiverPark Spring Cleanup This Saturday!

RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls evokes memories of warm summer days fishing and swimming in the Bullhole and lazy walks along the beautifully wooded trails for residents across Davie County. In order to maintain the park’s beauty and to prepare it for another season of enjoyment, the RiverPark Board is sponsoring a spring clean-up this Saturday, March 17th, from 8 a.m. – noon. Many hands make light work, and the board needs all hands on deck to complete some heavy-duty work on the Rowan side and trash pick-up and trail clearing on the Cooleemee side. Volunteers should meet at the end […]
November 24, 2017

The 2017 War Eagles Christmas Ornament – Commemorating 61 Years at old Davie County High School

As family and friends gather together for Thanksgiving this week, the 2017 “War Eagles Christmas” ornament is a perfect gift idea for this holiday season. This ornament commemorates Davie County High School, the sole traditional high school in the Davie County system for 61 years. Established in 1956, DCHS has been home to many generations of students and was the educational foundation for much success throughout our community and beyond. The walls of this school hold many stories and memories and we are grateful to be a part of its history. This ornament, in celebration of our original county-wide high […]
November 15, 2017

This Weekend – Friday Night Bed Races, Christmas Parade and Winterfest Coming to Mocksville!

Races Friday night, Parade Saturday Historic Downtown Mocksville will race into the Christmas season this Friday night, November 17th as 15 intrepid teams from local businesses, non-profits, WXII-12 News, and CW Channel 20.1 take part in the 6th annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Races. The festivities will begin with the lighting of the downtown businesses at dusk followed by the Parade of Beds at 6 pm. The bed races will begin at 6:15 as CW takes on WXII. WXII Chief Meteorologist Lanie Pope is determined that her team will place in the top three this year! $600 in Cash […]
November 8, 2017

Students Explore Career Options as Davie County Celebrates Manufacturing Day 2017

To celebrate Manufacturing Day 2017, several local businesses and Davie County manufacturers provided a unique opportunity for all eighth-grade students in Davie County. Davie County participated in National Manufacturing Day for the first time this year through the collaborative efforts of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce, Davie County Schools, Davie County Economic Development, DCCC and the Davie business community. On October 6th, students from Ellis and North Davie Middle Schools each toured two different locations including DEX Heavy Duty Parts, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, Ingersoll Rand, Pro Refrigeration, DCCC – Davie Campus, WFBH-Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run and the […]
October 20, 2017

Free Books for Davie County Children! Smart Start Receives Funding to Expand Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Across NC

The love of reading begins in a parent’s arms. Snuggling together with a good book creates connections that help build young children’s brains and conditions their minds and memories. For the past 10 years, Smart Start of Davie County has been raising funds to provide free books to the county’s youngest readers through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Soon even more Davie County children will be able to benefit from this program thanks to additional funding provided by the North Carolina General Assembly.   “Approximately 700 children in Davie County, aged birth to five, receive free Imagination Library books each month,” […]
October 2, 2017

Davie High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) – Among the Best in North Carolina!

A four-year college degree is not the only pathway to a rewarding, high-paying career; just ask Janet Barnes and Darla Goldfuss. As facilitators of Davie High’s Career and Technical Education (CTE)  program, it is their job to open the eyes of students to all of their career options. Enrolling in CTE classes and courses of study is an excellent way to explore these other pathways. “We are programmed to think that the more post-secondary education a student gets is better and that a four-year degree will ensure future employment, but that isn’t always the case,” said Barnes. “There are technical […]
July 25, 2017

Win a Basket of Goodies at Mocksville Farmers Market this Wednesday!

Wednesdays – Mocksville:  Everyone loves to win! This week at the Mocksville Farmers Market, one lucky attendee is going to win a free picnic basket full of products from all 17 vendors! Products will include delicious fresh produce, delectable baked goods and delightful soaps. All attendees will receive a free raffle ticket and the drawing will be held at the end of the market. Don’t Mind the Heat! The Mocksville Farmers Market has been upgraded with wonderful and colorful awnings that provide cooling shade for farmers, customers… and produce. A misting station is available for extra cooling. The Mocksville Farmers […]
July 17, 2017

Area Businesses are Looking for You – Job Fair – Thursday, July 20th!

Looking for a job? Area businesses are looking for you! Find your new career during the job fair this Thursday, July 20th, from 2-6 p.m. at the Davie County Senior Center. The event is open for veterans only from 2-3 p.m. and then to the public from 3-6 pm. Davidson County Community College will also be on hand with information about the job resources they provide. “There will be a lot of opportunity at the job fair since all of these employers are currently hiring,” said David David Monteleone, local veterans employment representative. “Some of the positions require no previous […]