September 28, 2011

42nd Annual Chamber Awards Gala Event at WinMock at Kinderton ~ Tickets Still Available!

A Gala Event ~ The Tradition Continues The Davie County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Gala has been a signature Davie County event since 1970.  The tradition continues on Thursday, October 6th and tickets are still available! WinMock at Kinderton For 2011, this gala event will be held at Davie County’s newest event destination ~ WInMock at Kinderton! Magnificent. Elegant. Unique. Historically significant.  All are terms that describe WinMock at Kinderton and yet no one adjective fully describes this amazing 1920’s barn turned special events and conference facility, the site of magnificent weddings, elegant social functions, and distinctive corporate events. […]
September 5, 2011

Labor Day ~ Moral and Spiritual Significance

Work ~ Value and Rewards A federal holiday since 1894, Labor Day celebrates the value of work and the rewards it brings.  Labor day also pays tribute to the strength and vitality of the American labor force and its contribution to America’s strength, freedom and political democracy. Work ~ Moral and Spiritual Significance In “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism” Max Weber claimed in 1904 that worldly activities dedicated to economic gain are endowed with moral and spiritual significance. Labor Day Inspiration ~ Happy Labor Day! 
September 2, 2011

Dozens of Celebrity-Guest Golf Professionals Will Play in 14th Annual Tournament!

14th Annual Davie County Pro Scramble Golf Tournament ~ Monday, September 12! Area business leaders and other key members of the community will enjoy a round of golf with golf professionals from across the Carolinas on Monday, September 12th during the 14th annual Davie County Pro Scramble Golf Tournament at beautiful Oak Valley Golf Club! Get a Little Help from the Pros The Pros will be “celebrity guests” for the day and will be designated as team captains in the “Pro’s Choice” format.  Amateur golfers will enjoy an afternoon of fun competition … with a little help from the professionals. […]
August 31, 2011

Davie Community Foundation “Touchdowns for Education” Team Is Now Forming ~ Join Today!

Join the “Team” ~ War Eagles Football Homecoming Game The 2011 Touchdowns for Education Team will take the field on Friday, September 30th for the Homecoming Game against Reynolds High School! You can still become a member of the 2011 team! How It Works ~ $30,000 Raised for College Scholarships Businesses, groups, and individuals sign up to be part of the Team and agree to donate $100 to the Community Scholarship Fund at the Davie Community Foundation every time the War Eagles score a touchdown. Since 2007, businesses and individuals from across the county have joined the “Team” to raise […]
August 29, 2011

Construction Begins This Fall on $10 Million Health Care Facility in Mocksville

Autumn Care is investing in a new 70,000 square foot, 108 bed state of the art skilled nursing home in Mocksville, just off of Madison Road.   The $10 million investment will be used to replace the current Autumn Care facility located on Howard Street in Mocksville. 70,000 Sq Ft Project Means NC Jobs John M. Campbell Co. of Monroe, NC has been named as the general contractor and they are currently in the process of selecting sub-contractors for the year long construction project.  Construction should begin sometime this fall.  Patients should be moving in sometime in 2013. Room for Expansion […]
August 17, 2011

Travel and Tourism ~ Visitors to Davie County Spent $28 Million Here in 2010

According to data released by the state of North Carolina, visitors to Davie County spent more than $28 million in Davie County during 2010.  This is a 7.5% increase over the previous year. Economic Impact Visitor spending in Davie County during 2010 generated over $5 million in local payroll and helped fund 260 jobs here in Davie County. Visitor spending in Davie County during 2010 also generated $530,000 in local tax receipts. Tourism is a Critical Economic Driver in North Carolina Investments in education, the arts, infrastructure and more has helped to create a terrific quality of life in Davie […]
August 15, 2011

Workforce Development Grants Bring Jobs, Help Spur Aerospace Industry Growth & Opportunities in Davie County

Incumbent Worker Grant of $25,000 Awarded to Carolina Precision Machining The Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board has announced that Carolina Precision Machining Inc. has been awarded an Incumbent Worker Training grant of $25,000 to obtain AS9100 training for their workforce. NC Community College System and DCCC, the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties Award Additional Grant of $17,078 In addition to the Incumbent Worker Training Grant, Davidson County Community College and the North Carolina Community College System have approved a workforce development grant of $17,078. This grant will help fund additional training for Carolina Precision Machining at Davidson County […]
August 8, 2011

Davie County Students Excel in 2010-11 School Year

Positive Trends Continue On August 4th, the State Board of Education approved the AYP and ABC’s Results for the 2010-11 school year and Davie County Schools continue to see a positive trend in academic achievement. AYP is the evaluation of schools’ “Adequate Yearly Progress” as outlined by the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. NCLB has the goal of every student being proficient in reading and math by the end of 2013-14 school year. Davie County Schools Meet 92.8% of Target Goals AYP is determined by proficiency levels of subgroups in each school and whether or not each […]
August 3, 2011

North Carolina State Fruit the Cure to Cancer?

Fox News Charlotte reporter Chris Justus Features Nature’s Pearl A Top Story today on Fox News Charlotte focused on the promise of Muscadine Grape products produced by Nature’s Pearl in Davie County, North Carolina. Resources: Davie County Manufacturer, Nature’s Pearl, Featured on Fox8 “Made in N.C.” Series NC Governor Beverly Perdue Welcomes Nature’s Pearl to Toast Her Birthday Muscadine Extracts From Nature’s Pearl Show Promise For The Treatment and Prevention of Cancer Nature’s Pearl Products Fox News Charlotte