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 […]