April 25, 2011

Davie County’s Kenan Fellows: Denise Absher, Elizabeth Bustle, Marty Creech & Diane Ireland

On Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Bermuda Run Country Club in Davie County, the 2012 class of Kenan Fellows teachers gathered for an orientation and opportunity to meet their mentors. They were welcomed by Dr. Valerie Brown-Schild, Director of the Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development. Dr. Brown-Schild remarked, “We are proud to be able to honor this group of effective teacher leaders from this region as Kenan Fellows.  They are joining a distinguished group of outstanding educators from across North Carolina to positively impact other teachers, students, school districts and their communities.   Meet Your Davie County […]
April 20, 2011

Davie County Schools Collaborate with Industry ~ Energize STEM Curriculum With Cutting Edge Science

STEM UPDATE: Davie County is bringing engaging curriculum with cutting edge science & real world relevance into Davie County’s elementary, middle school, high school and early college classrooms! Four Davie County teachers have been named to the Class of 2012 Kenan Fellows. The Kenan Fellows Program energizes school curriculum and promotes teacher leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education by pairing selected teachers with industry mentors. 4 Davie County Teachers  and Their Mentors Davie County High School teacher, Elizabeth Bustle will focus on “STEM and Lean Manufacturing” with mentors Jerry Lakey and Lewis Anderson from the Ingersoll Rand […]
April 5, 2011

18,000 Scholars, Experts and Scientists From Around the World Meet On the Front Lines of the Battle Against Cancer

18,000 scholars, experts and researchers from around the world gathered for 5 days from April 2-6, 2011 in Orlando, Florida for the American Association for Cancer Research 102nd Annual Meeting 2011. Being in a room surrounded by thousands of brilliant scholars discussing their latest work, eager to learn from one another is inspiring.  Having the opportunity to report on the research findings of Winston Salem, NC scientists from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center testing the anti-cancer properties of products from a successful Davie County company, Nature’s Pearl, is exciting. These annual meetings of the AACR bring the brightest minds in […]
March 25, 2011

Davie County Schools Honored by College Board for Significant Gains in Student Achievement

Davie County Schools have received national recognition for achievement in the Advanced Placement Program which enables high school students to earn college credit. Between 2008 and 2010, participation in the Advanced Placement program grew by 28% in Davie County. As a result, the College Board has named Davie County Schools to the AP Achievement List for significant gains in Advanced Placement access and student performance! Dr. Bill Steed, Superintendent of Davie County Schools said, “It is an honor to be recognized by the College Board.  The students and staff of Davie County Schools have worked hard to make this happen […]
March 21, 2011

Le Bleu & Food Lion Combat Disabilities with Easter Seals

Le Bleu and Food Lion have teamed up for the second straight year to donate a percentage of sales to support Easter Seals. Le Bleu’s Ultra Pure Water displays an Easter Seal tag on the Food Lion shelves, stating that each purchase includes Le Bleu donations through Food Lion’s “Shop&Care”  program. The despair leaks through the statistics. Parents of disabled adult children report that only 11% of their adult children are employed full time. Only 34% are able to manage their finances. Only 30% have the skills to live independently. Almost 7 in 10 disabled adults live with their parents. […]
March 15, 2011

Funder America Investing in the Future ~ Creating New Jobs and Opportunities in Davie County!

Funder America, Inc. has installed a new multi-million dollar production line for powder coated wood products in Mocksville, NC.  Located at 200 Funder Drive in Mocksville, this multi-million dollar investment will create 40 new jobs. Davie County Location Strategically Important “Mocksville was an easy decision for this state-or-the-art production facility,” said Peter Funder, President of Funder America, Inc. “The productivity of Davie County’s skilled and stable workforce helps us keep labor costs low and our strategic location, within minutes of I-40, I-77 and I-85 helps us keep transportation costs low,” said Funder. “Being a low cost producer has allowed Funder […]
March 9, 2011

Forbes Magazine Ranks North Carolina 3rd Best State for Business in America

Forbes magazine is ranking North Carolina as the 3rd Best State for Business in America, up 2 slots from last year’s Forbes ranking. In the Forbes rankings, North Carolina scored third in Business Costs and Regulatory Environment and ninth in Growth Prospects.  Forbes scored the states on six measures including business cost, labor supply, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospect and quality of life. According to Governor Bev Perdue’s office, recent Bureau of Labor and Statistics numbers show North Carolina is ranked 3rd in the nation for declining unemployment and 4th in the nation for job creation. The North Carolina […]
February 23, 2011

Another Quality American Manufacturer Chooses Davie County ~ Better Outdoor Products!

Better Outdoor Products manufactures the “Quick-series” of commercial lawn mowers, wheeled debris blowers and their upcoming Pioneer Dual-Hydro Brush Mowers in Davie County at the former Hanes facility on NC Highway 801N in Advance, NC.  Better Outdoor’s Quick mowers are in daily use by commercial landscapers and homeowners all across the United States and abroad. fter 35 years of developing equipment designs for some of the world’s best-known brands, in 2003, Gary Patridge founded Better Outdoor Products as a North Carolina company. Working from the old Crown Drug warehouse in Hillsdale, Better started with one model and shipped their first […]
February 15, 2011

Avgol Expansion Bringing 42 New Jobs to Mocksville!

Governor Perdue announced yesterday that Avgol, a leading manufacturer of ultra lightweight nonwoven fabrics, will expand its facility in Davie County. The company plans to create 42 jobs and invest $35 million during the next three years in Mocksville. The project was made possible in part by an $84,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund. “North Carolina is a world-leader in the nonwoven fabrics industry and these jobs are a win for North Carolina textile workers and Davie County,” said Gov. Perdue. “Creating jobs is my top priority, so it’s essential for the future of our economy to expand […]