December 10, 2018

2018 Commemorative Christmas Ornament – Available Now!

Christmas is quickly approaching, and the 2018 Davie County Commemorative Christmas ornament would make a perfect addition to your tree as well as become a treasured gift for your Davie County family and friends. This year’s ornament returns to the original glass ball design and features the Kurfees Pure Oil Company, now Sadie’s Shoppe, which is located at 185 N. Salisbury St. This Davie County landmark has served in many capacities since Dr. R.P. Anderson built it as a service station, one of the oldest in Mocksville, in 1920. He sold it to Pure Oil Company in 1931. Albert Boger […]
December 5, 2018

More Holiday Events Coming! Pipes and Drums, Advance Christmas Parade, Holiday Crawl, Downtown Hayrides, a Movie and Music in the Park

While the iffy weather kept the crowds just a little smaller than usual for the Mocksville Christmas Parade, the event was a blast for everyone who came out to join the fun. Come on out and join the fun as the Christmas traditions continue in Davie County with pipes and drums, a holiday crawl, downtown hayrides, a movie on the park and Christmas tunes by the Davie Community Band.  The schedule of holiday events for is listed below the parade photos!  A special thank you to Ed Simmons Photography for the wonderful parade photos. Piedmont Firefighters Pipes and Drums – […]
November 29, 2018

Mocksville Christmas Parade This Saturday – Holiday Events Roundup!

It’s beginning to look a lot Like Christmas and the holidays just wouldn’t be complete without the annual Hometown Christmas Parade sponsored this year by the Mocksville Tourism Authority.  This year’s parade theme is “The Gifts of Christmas”. The parade will feature everything from walking groups, performers, horseback riders, single vehicles to full-blown floats, candy for the kids, and of course, Santa Claus. The parade will depart from Rich Park at 2 p.m. Saturday and will travel down Main Street, turn left on Depot Street, and end at Railroad Street where dismantling will begin. Prizes will be awarded to the […]
November 26, 2018

DavieCONNECT – Creating Innovative Workforce Solutions for Davie County

Davie County’s unprecedented 23% job growth over the past five years coupled with a low unemployment rate of 3.9% has left local employers in a quandary — how to find enough qualified workers. Seeking to create a solution to the problem, the Davie County Economic Development Commission has kicked-off DavieCONNECT, an initiative designed to connect businesses to resources and kids to careers and to provide innovative workforce solutions for Davie County. DavieCONNECT’s director, Carolyn McManamy, will apply the knowledge gained during eight years as president of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce to serve as a resource for local businesses, […]
November 22, 2018

Come One, Come All; First Annual Cooleemee Christmas Parade, This Saturday, November 24th!

The Town of Cooleemee will host its first annual Christmas Parade at 4 PM on Saturday, November 24th!  The parade will begin at Cooleemee Elementary School and end at the Zachary House.  Families will gather on the grounds of the Zachary House after the parade for food, games, singing, and a reading of the Christmas Story.  Of course, Santa will be on hand for a chat and pictures with the children. To enter the parade, simply show up at the Cooleemee Elementary School prior to 4 PM.  No pre-registrations is necessary. Cooleemee Mayor Steve Corriher is excited to hold Cooleemee’s […]
November 17, 2018

Davie Chamber Now Accepting Nominations for E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond to make our community a better place to live? Nominate them now for the 2018 E.C Tatum Humanitarian Award which will be presented at the Davie County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Gala on January 17, 2019, at WinMock at Kinderton.  Nomination forms can be downloaded here. This Award is named in honor of E.C. Tatum, “A Man of Vision” who personified the commitment to community in Davie County for over thirty-five years. Each year the Chamber seeks nominations of candidates who embody the essence of Mr. Tatum through their volunteer […]
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 […]
November 2, 2018

6th Annual Best of Davie Awards – Vote Online today!

Everyone has their favorites – those businesses that take the time to get to know you and go above and beyond to meet your needs each and every time. It’s time again to give them the recognition they deserve by voting online today for the “2018 Best of Davie Awards.” We all know just how special our community is—and judging from all of the new businesses and enterprises choosing to locate here, it seems the word is starting to spread. The Davie County Chamber of Commerce is giving you a chance to highlight the businesses, services, and destinations that make […]
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 […]