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
August 2, 2011

Aerospace Industry Growth Brings Jobs and Opportunities to Davie County

Incumbent Worker Grant 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. Carolina Precision Machining Carolina Precision Machining, Inc., a Davie County manufacturer of precision machine parts for the aviation and other industries is training employees for AS9100 certification.  AS9100 is a widely adopted and standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry.  Major aerospace manufacturers and suppliers worldwide require compliance and/or registration to AS9100 as a condition of doing business with them. Quality […]
July 24, 2011

Global Business Leaders Visit Mocksville to Tour Ingersoll Rand Manufacturing Plant

US Department of Energy “Save Energy Now LEADER Showcase” Earlier this month, Ingersoll-Rand, a global leader in providing safe, comfortable and efficient environments, welcomed the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and peers from nearly 100 companies for the Save Energy Now LEADER showcase. Participants Include Duke Energy, Nissan, Toyota, DuPont, etc The federal energy agency and companies have gathered for a day of panel discussions, workshops and networking on “Leveraging Internal Resources to Maximize Energy Efficiency.” Participating companies came from a wide range of industries and include ABB, Alcoa, DuPont, Duke Energy, Milliken & Company, Nissan, and Toyota. “Like Ingersoll […]
July 17, 2011

World’s Most Advanced High Speed Mobile Network Comes to Davie County This Week

Verizon Wireless is turning on the world’s first large-scale 4G LTE (Fourth Generation, Long Term Evolution) Network in Greensboro, Winston Salem and High Point, N.C. on July 21, 2011.  Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network is the fastest and most advanced 4G network in America.  (Editors note:  While7/21 is still the official roll-out date, 4G phones in Mocksville are already using the 4G network… this may be part of testing the network so we will stick with the official Verizon date of 7/21 even though as of this writing we are already seeing 4G network connectivity – edited Monday, […]
July 14, 2011

North Carolina Receives 5-Star Rating from 550 Chief Executive Officers in “Best States For Business” Survey!

For the second consecutive year, North Carolina is ranked near the very top on Chief Executive Magazine’s list of best states for business!  North Carolina received five stars for living environment and four stars each for workforce quality and taxation and regulations in the rankings compiled from surveys of 550 CEOs from across the country. The CEOs considered the factors most critical to an environment where business can thrive. North Carolina Has What Business Needs “These CEOs recognize that North Carolina has what their business needs,” said Gov. Bev Perdue. “Our workers are well-educated and well-trained. There is no doubt […]