November 3, 2009

Regional Transportation Network Expands in Davie County

Beginning on December 7th, the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) will begin operating a daily express bus service between Mocksville and Winston Salem.    A temporary “Park and Ride” lot will be utilized in the Mocksville Wal-Mart parking lot until construction of the permanent facility is completed.  Initially the service will include stops at both major hospitals in Winston-Salem and a stop in downtown Winston Salem.   A more detailed schedule will be published by PART in mid-November and will be available on the PART web site at www.partnc.org.   Perhaps the best way to get the schedule information as soon […]
November 3, 2009

Health Care Investment Trend Continues in Mocksville!

Autumn Care is investing in a new 57,000 square foot, 108 bed state of the art skilled-nursing home in Mocksville.  The $9.7 investment will be used to replace the current Autumn Care facility located on Howard Street in Mocksville.  The current facility was built in several phases beginning in the 1960’s and continuing through the early 1990’s. Autumn Corporation, based in Rocky Mount, NC originally considered a renovation plan that would have replaced or upgraded the existing facility one wing at a time.  In the end they determined that a new modern facility would allow them to better meet the […]
October 28, 2009

“Businesses Can Lower Their Costs and Prosper in Davie County!”

Last year, “Inc. Magazine” identified Hollingsworth Capital Partners as the 12th fastest growing company in America and the Hollingsworth Companies continue to invest in Davie County. If you drive by the SouthPoint Business Park during business hours and see the traffic flowing into and out of SouthPoint, you can appreciate the number of Davie County jobs that have been created there.  And the level of investment is not slowing down! “Companies from larger cities and other regions are attracted by our pro-business government, labor-rich environment and proximity to several interstates.  Davie County is a place where businesses can lower their […]
October 13, 2009

“Foster Drug” in Mocksville, NC Wins Prestigious National Award!

Congratulations to Foster Drug in Mocksville, NC for winning the highly coveted “Top Independent Pharmacists” award.  This prestigious award, given annually by Drug Topics Magazine, the leading newsmagazine for pharmacies, is the cover story for the October, 2009 issue. Most Davie County residents already appreciate the friendly, professional service they get at Foster Drug.   This well-deserved award lets others across the nation know that Davie County is home to this world-class independent pharmacy which continues to have a positive impact on our community. The event leading to the award began at about 10:30 PM on March 12, 2007 when an […]
September 29, 2009

Over 400 Attend Davie County STEM Community Collaborative!

The Davie County NCSTEM Community Collaborative kick-off on Monday, September 28th was a dynamic, high energy event attended by over 400 engaged Davie County citizens. Dynamic speakers challenged community leaders, parents, teachers and students to collaborate on developing innovative solutions to the challenges of the 21st century in STEM education. Larry Colbourne, President of the Mebane Charitable Foundation was the master of ceremonies for this kick-off event.  During his opening remarks, Mr. Colbourne established a context for the activities of the evening:  “We are here to engage, ask questions, and to be part of the vision for STEM (Science, Technology, […]
September 25, 2009

TOWNSENDS ADDS 103 JOBS IN DAVIE COUNTY

I sent out a Twitter update early this morning about attending a Davie County Economic Development Commission update.  It turned out to be a very significant update with many state and local dignitaries present. The announcement this morning of new jobs for Davie County was the result of a months-long collaborative effort between Davie County, The North Carolina Department of Commerce, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, the North Carolina Rural Center, the Golden Leaf Foundation, and of course, Townsends, Inc. Steve Troxler, Commissioner of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Dale Carroll, Deputy Secretary of the North Carolina […]
September 19, 2009

Davie STEM Project Kicks Off September 28

Community Invited to Join in Designing Education for the Future! The Davie community has a unique opportunity to plan the educational program for our students for the future. Davie County is one of three communities in North Carolina selected to develop STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs in public schools. Davie was chosen by the NC STEM Community Collaborative, a partnership between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and MCNC, an independent, non-profit organization that improves learning and collaboration in education. Monday, September 28th The community is invited to attend the kickoff of the Davie STEM project at 6 […]