June 19, 2018

Free Family Movie Nights in Mocksville

Bring your family & friends and your favorite movie snack to Downtown Mocksville for a free outdoor showing of Sing this Friday, June 22nd. The movie will begin at 8:45 p.m. at the new downtown park on Main St. Sing is the story of Dapper Koala, Buster Moon, who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to […]
June 16, 2018

Awesome Summer Activities and Reading Programs for Students at Davie County Public Library

As school ends and summer begins, thoughts go to trips to the beach, splashing in the pool, or a little rest and relaxation. But summer is also a perfect time to boost your child’s developing literacy skills and love of learning. Studies show that reading just 4-5 books during the summer can prevent a decline in a child’s fall reading scores. The Davie County Public Library has a number of fun, educational, age-appropriate summer programs that encourage kids to keep reading even when school’s out. And best of all, they are free! “We are ready to Rock at DCPL this […]
June 13, 2018

Summer Beach Days Free Concert Downtown Mocksville – Saturday, June 16th

Bring your shagging shoes, good friends & family, and a hearty appetite to Downtown Mocksville for Summer Beach Days this Saturday, June 16th. This free concert will be held from 6-10:30 p.m. at Junkers Mill Outdoor Theater, 107 S. Salisbury St. Enjoy a little Blues, Beach, Country, Funk, and Rock with hometown band, Tess & the Black & Blue from 6 -7:30 p.m. Founded in 2014, this multi-talented group features Davie County locals Tess Welch – Vocals; Grady McClamrock – Rhythm guitar; Gary Chilton – Lead guitar; Ken Simonds – Bass; Jerry Smith – Keyboards; and Darren Boles – Drums.   […]
June 10, 2018

Auditions Saturday, June 16th – Brock Players Prepare for “Farce of Habit” for Dinner Theater Performance at Triple J Manor House!

The Brock Players will hold open auditions for their upcoming comedy Farce of Habit Saturday, June 16th, at 10 a.m. in the Brock Performing Arts Center Theatre. There may need to be call-backs that same afternoon. Those who want to audition are encouraged to stop by the Brock Monday-Friday between the hours of 12-4 p.m. to review the lines that will be read by each character on audition day. Roles are available for five adult women and four adult men. Characters’ ages range from 20-80 years for both men and women. No experience is necessary. Those auditioning will be asked […]
June 3, 2018

ApSeed and Mebane Foundation Join Forces to Provide 1,000 Mobile Touchscreen Tablet e-Readers FREE to Qualifying Davie County Preschool Children

The Mebane Foundation and ApSeed Early Childhood Education have joined forces to increase literacy scores among at-risk children in Davie County by providing a free e-Reader preloaded with applications designed to improve literacy and strengthen vocabulary. Thanks to a $105,000 grant from the Foundation, based in Mocksville, NC, 1,000 custom-built tablets, called Seedlings, will be distributed free of charge to children 0-4 whose families are enrolled in the WIC program through the Davie County Department of Public Health or Parents as Teachers through Smart Start of Davie County. Studies indicate that economically-disadvantaged children hear 30 million fewer words by the […]
May 28, 2018

Ingersoll Rand Expanding Apprenticeship Program in Mocksville

Ashley Kern calls Craig Moore her first success story. The first to complete Ingersoll Rand’s apprenticeship program which began in 2015, Moore is now a full-time employee in the Mocksville plant’s maintenance department. “Craig is our first success story and a poster child for the program,” Kern, human resources generalist, said with a smile. “He did an awesome job in the apprenticeship program, finished his schooling at DCCC, and the maintenance team has had really positive things to say about him. We are thrilled to now have him on board full time.” Moore, who works third shift troubleshooting and repairing […]
May 18, 2018

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs – Ingersoll Rand “Showcase Facility” Expanding in Mocksville

Ingersoll Rand is expanding its operations with plans to create 25 jobs and invest nearly $30 million in the Mocksville plant by the end of 2019. The Mocksville plant sits on 130 acres in Davie County, employs around 400 full-time employees, and supports the Compression Technology Services Branch of Ingersoll Rand through the manufacturing of Rotary, Centrifugal, and Thermo King air compressors and fabricating parts for our Trane businesses. The capital investment is the result of the plant’s endeavor to become Ingersoll Rand’s “showcase facility,” according to Ashley Kern, Senior Human Resources Generalist. “Becoming a showcase facility is a three-pronged […]
May 8, 2018

Davie County Relay For Life – This Friday, May 11th

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life movement is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer.  It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and to take action to finish the fight once and for all!! Davie County’s Relay for Life event will be held this Friday, May 11th from 6 p.m. to midnight at Davie High. RAIN OR SHINE! Bring your lawn chair and enjoy! Food vendors on site!   Every Dollar Makes a Difference! At Relay For Life no donation is too small, each and […]
May 2, 2018

Daniel Boone Family Festival, Saturday May 5th, will Dish up Food, Fun, Music and a Heapin’ Helpin’ of History

Free Community Event! 10 AM to 8:30 PM On Saturday, May 5th, Historic Davie will host the Daniel Boone Family Festival in Historic Downtown Mocksville.  Featuring local artisans,  historic reenactors, Fort Dobbs, historical tours throughout the county, food,  contests and live music, and a kids area with free pony rides, inflatables and balloon artistry, there’s something for everyone at the all-day event which runs from 10 a.m – 5 p.m. Live musical entertainment will continue until 8:30 p.m. Retrace the Steps of Daniel Boone, the Revolutionary War, Historic Homes and More! Daniel Boone spent nearly 25 years in the Yadkin […]