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 […]
July 5, 2017

Don’t Miss The Great Bullhole Duck Race Saturday, July 15th in Cooleemee!

Duck Race with over $800 in Prizes What is small, yellow, and races? If you said a rubber ducky floating down the South Yadkin River, you would be correct! More than a thousand rubber ducks will take a plunge into the South Yadkin near the Cooleemee dam on Saturday, July 15th at 1:00 PM sharp. The first numbered duck to reach the finish line downriver will win its “owner” a cash prize of $500. The 2nd place winner will garner its ticket-buyer $250, and the 3rd place finisher will win $100. That’s something worth quacking about! Adopt a Duck Today […]
July 3, 2017

Free Event ~ Lawn Mower Parade, Free Ice Cream and Watermelon and Free Water Slide – Tuesday, July 4th in Cooleemee!

Since the 1990s, Cooleemee has honored Independence Day with a lawn mower parade that begins at Cooleemee School. Anyone can participate by lining up a patriotically decorated lawn mower, float, car, bicycle or pet by 9:30 a.m. The parade begins at 10 a.m. Bring your lawn chair and view the parade along Marginal Street. WalMart of Mocksville, a sponsor for this event, is offering free ice cream to the community as well as three $25 prizes for parade entries. Entries must be decorated with an Independence Day theme to be eligible to win a prize. Festivities follow the parade at […]
June 19, 2017

Moving the Needle on Early Childhood Literacy – Introducing “DavieLEADS” – Literacy Empowers Everyone in Davie to Succeed!

The desks have been emptied, books packed up, and goodbyes said; but Davie County’s pre-K and elementary school teachers are already looking ahead to an inspiring new literacy program beginning next year, thanks to the Mebane Foundation. The Mebane Charitable Foundation announced in April a grant of almost $2.5 million to Davie County Schools to support DavieLEADS (Literacy Empowers All in Davie to Succeed), 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 goals of the initiative are to improve kindergarten readiness from 70 […]
October 24, 2016

Mocksville Has the Shortest Lines & Friendliest Customer Service of any License Plate Agency

If you need a car title, license plate, or registration renewal, you’ll no longer need to leave Davie County to get it. The Mocksville License Plate Agency is open and ready to do business. The agency reopened in April at 1047 Yadkinville Rd., in the Eastgate Shopping Center(formerly Squire Boone Plaza) where Central Carolina Bank used to be. The agency is located directly behind the El Taco Shop and across from Domingo’s. Dylan Brooks, the new independent contractor who operates the agency, said that although business is picking up, many people still don’t know the agency has reopened or where […]
April 7, 2016

Davie County Expanding Retail Options

Davie County – A Picturesque Community with Small Town Charm and Big City Potential. “Davie County continues a remarkable economic recovery, and we have had tremendous success attracting international manufacturing giants including Ashley Furniture, CPP Global, Dex/Volvo, Dunlop Tyre, and Gildan Activewear,“ said Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. “The Davie County Economic Development Commission believes it is now time to direct some of our attention to growing our retail base.”   “We realized as a small community, but with a terrific location connected to a major interstate, we needed the help of an outside professional […]
December 18, 2013

WXII News Spotlights Davie County’s Hidden Charms

For the past couple of years, the big news out of Davie County has been economic development. Big names such as Ashley Furniture and Wake Forest Baptist Health, Ingersoll Rand, Avgol and more have invested millions of dollars in new facilities in the county, and smaller firms like Carolina Precision Plastics and Pro Refrigeration have set up shops offering good-paying jobs at a time when employers are extremely picky about where they’ll locate. But when WXII News 12 paid an all-day visit to Historic Downtown Mocksville this past December 11th, they weren’t there to cover a business opening or a […]
December 13, 2013

Christmas Tour Will Brighten Your Spirits This Saturday

Enjoy splendid hospitality, beautiful decorations and humble fellowship as Cooleemee opens its arms during its Christmas Tour of Homes on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 11 am through 4 pm. Eight homes, including six homes that have witness more than a hundred years of history, five historic churches each with unique architectural flourishes, and two museums with guided tours will be stops on the tour. Proceeds from the $10 tickets will go toward the drive to create a new Splash and Swim Center in Cooleemee. “When the cotton mill was established back in 1899,” says tour coordinator Hellen Daywalt, “they […]