September 28, 2010

Lee Jeans Consolidation Means More Jobs for Davie County

VF Corporation, a global apparel leader headquartered in Greensboro, NC selected Davie County as the single point of distribution for Lee Jeans to all US markets, increasing the volume of Lee Jeans shipped out of the Mocksville facility.   This brought an additional 50 jobs to Davie County with the possibility of more jobs by year end.  Currently there are 430 associates at the Lee Jeans distribution facility in Mocksville.  As a result of this consolidation, every pair of Lee Jeans, from Maine to Florida, New York to Alaska is now shipped out of Mocksville to retailers throughout North America. “Davie […]
August 27, 2010

Congratulations! ~ North Carolina Wins $400 Million “Race to the Top” Grant for Education

North Carolina is in the winner’s circle for the US Department of Education’s “Race to the Top” grant competition. In the video below, US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, announced the winners. For over 50 years, Washington has relied on formulas to distribute federal education dollars to the states based on school district size and other data. The Race to the Top competition may signal a transformation from awards based on formulas to awards based on what works best. If this trend toward funding what works best holds up in Raleigh, the Davie County STEM Education Initiative and the NCSTEM […]
August 18, 2010

Visions of a Davie County Bio-Center

Scott Callison has a vision for creating a biotech incubation center in Davie County.  The Davie County Bio-Center would accelerate the successful development of start-up and early-stage R&D driven companies active in the biotechnology and related life sciences sectors. STEM Education for students ~ As envisioned by Dr. Callison, The Davie County Bio-Center would provide real world science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning opportunities for students from the Davie County High School, Early College and DCCC Community College programs.  The STEM learning opportunities would include student lead research and development (R&D) projects addressing practical, real-world problems. Supported by scientists […]
July 28, 2010

Free Davie County Event ~ Tuesday, August 3rd ~ Historic Downtown Mocksville Hosts Professional Bike Race With Lamborghini, Ferrari and Porsche Pace Cars!

NASCAR on 2 Wheels! Watch 100 plus cyclists attempt 90 degree turns elbow to elbow at over 40 miles per hour on a road course arranged through downtown Mocksville at the 2010 Giordana Crossroads Classic bicycle race and festival on Tuesday, August 3rd.  At these speeds there is always a little bumping and banging, sometimes even a few crashes. What is a criterium bike race and why is it exciting? A criterium style bike race is a circuit race held on downtown streets or a business park, usually less than 1 mile in length and closed to traffic. The 100 […]
July 26, 2010

Oak Valley Golf Club in Advance ~ “The Place Where Legends Are Made” Hosts US Amateur Qualifying Round on Monday and Tuesday, July 26th and 27th!

A legend may be born today in Davie County For the 5th consecutive year Oak Valley Golf Club in Advance is home to the sectional qualifying round for next month’s US Amateur Golf Tournament.  Three players from the qualifying rounds at Oak Valley this week will go on to play in the 2010 US Amateur Championship Tournament. Previous winners of the US Amateur Championship Tournament include Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Bobby Jones, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Lanny Wadkins, Mark O’Meara… you get the idea, the best players in US Golf history. The winner of the US Amateur Championship receives an […]
July 21, 2010

Congratulations to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center!

Wake Forst University Baptist Medical Center is Recognized as One of America’s Premier Hospitals Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is ranked in eight categories in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010-11 Best Hospitals, up from five categories in last year’s rankings. It’s a huge accomplishment! The Best of the Best! Requirements for inclusion in even one area of specialty are so stiff that 97% of all hospitals in the nation are excluded from the rankings in even one category.  Out of 4,852 medical centers surveyed, only 152 medical centers in the nation ranked in the top 50 in ANY of […]
June 25, 2010

Davie County’s 13th Annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life!

[Update:  “Almost live” photo updates during the event: www.facebook.com/daviecounty ] Davie County’s 13th Annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life at the Davie Family YMCA on Cemetery Street in Mocksville starts tonight at 5:50 PM with the Survivor’s Lap and ends at 6:00 AM on Saturday morning. Come out and enjoy a night filled with entertainment, good food, good fellowship… and all for a great cause! Schedule of Events: Friday, June 25th, 2010 5:50 PM ~ Survivor’s Entrance and Survivor’s Lap 6:00 PM ~ Opening Ceremony Opening Song – Benita Finney Invocation – Shane Young National Anthem – Paula Lewis […]
June 23, 2010

Davie County Citizens, Businesses and Civic Groups Demonstrate Community-Wide Passion for Education

Locally Funded Scholarships Reflect Community-Wide Commitment to Education! Scholarships funded by local citizens, businesses and civic groups provide much needed financial support for students and their families.  These locally funded scholarships reflect community-wide commitment to education by citizens, businesses and civic organizations throughout Davie County. In addition to locally funded scholarships, members of the Davie County High School class of 2010 were awarded full scholarships to Duke and other colleges and universities across the country and a Congressional Appointment to West Point. Congratulations to the following scholarship recipients from the Davie County High School Class of 2010. C.W. and Barbara […]
June 22, 2010

47 Acre Site Adjacent to Medical Complex Offers Exceptional Visibility in High Growth Location!

Growth, Jobs, & Local Healthcare The NC highway 801 and Interstate 40 interchange adjacent to Bermuda Run and Kinderton is one of the last undeveloped tracts at an I-40 interchange in the entire Piedmont Triad… but this is about to change! Preparation The I-40 interchange has been improved and NC Highway 801 has been widened in anticipation of the medical complex being built by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.  The medical complex will include outpatient surgery, diagnostic imaging and related services and physicians offices in the first phase of its development. Adjoining the medical center are 47 acres of […]