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This Weekend – Friday Night Bed Races, Christmas Parade and Winterfest Coming to Mocksville!

2017 Mocksville Bed Races PR2 450Races Friday night, Parade Saturday
Historic Downtown Mocksville will race into the Christmas season this Friday night, November 17th as 15 intrepid teams from local businesses, non-profits, WXII-12 News, and CW Channel 20.1 take part in the 6th annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Races.

The festivities will begin with the lighting of the downtown businesses at dusk followed by the Parade of Beds at 6 pm. The bed races will begin at 6:15 as CW takes on WXII. WXII Chief Meteorologist Lanie Pope is determined that her team will place in the top three this year!

$600 in Cash Prizes at Stake!
At stake are prizes for speed and creativity. The fastest team will take home a cool $200 in cash, while the runner-up will collect $125 and the third-place finisher will roll away with $75. The fastest senior team will receive $100 and the Most Outrageous team will pick up $50. The Total Package prize of $50 will go to the team with the best overall package… i.e. best overall appearance and combination of bed decoration, message, and costumes. This year’s race is sponsored by Yadtel.

Enjoy 2016 Mocksville Bed Race Pictures!
Mocksville Bed Races -2016 ‘Twas The Night Before Bed Race!

Exactly How Does a Bed Race Work?
Like any sprint, the goal of the bed race is to go from point A to point B in the shortest time possible—but these recumbent racers do have to follow a few basic rules in order to compete for the bevy of cash prizes. Each team consists of four pushers and one rider, all at least 15-years-old, and the rider must sit or lie flat on the bed during the race. Themed clothing or costumes are strongly encouraged, even pajamas are appropriate.

Beds must have four wheels that stay in contact with the road at all times, and the only source of propulsion allowed is the four pushers. Oh, and you won’t be seeing any King Louis beds careening down the 485-foot stretch of Main Street that runs from Depot Street to Gaither Street: beds must measure least 3′ x 6′ but can be no larger than 6′ x 8′ including any handles the pushers might use. (Teams need to be lined up no later than 6:00 PM for a pre-race inspection.)

Main Street will be Closed at 5:30
Main Street from Gaither Street to the ­­­­­corner of Main Street/601/64 ­­­­­­­­­will close at 5:30 pm in preparation for the race. Plenty of bleacher-seating will be available. O’Callahans, Restaurant 101, The Factory Coffeehouse, and Scoops will be open for hungry spectators. Michael Burton’s Smoke Wagon will be serving barbecue, smoked nachos, smoked chicken wings and corn dogs near Sadie’s Unique Boutique on North Main Street and the Davie High Band Boosters will be selling hot dogs, pizza, and cold and hot drinks near the Mocksville Police Station.

RUSH -Rotary United to Stop Hunger will be collecting canned goods and non-perishables for A Storehouse for Jesus.

Saturday – Hometown Christmas Parade ~ “It’s a 50’s Christmas” Begins at Noon
The holidays would not be complete without the annual Hometown Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. This year’s blast from the past theme is “It’s a 50’s Christmas.” What happened in the 1950s? …”I Love Lucy” premiered on television…The Diner’s Club began issuing the first credit cards…Swanson introduced Frozen TV Dinners…”The Mickey Mouse Club” premiered & the Disneyland theme park in California opened…Ray Kroc started the McDonald’s chain….Elvis Presley had his first hit song, “Heartbreak Hotel”…NASA was created…Wham-O invented the Hula Hoop….Alaska & Hawaii were admitted as the 49th and 50th states to the US…The original series of The Twilight Zone aired as well as Bonanza, The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke & The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin.

The parade will feature everything from walking groups, performers, horseback riders, single vehicles to full-blown floats, candy for the kids, and of course, Santa Claus. The parade will depart from Rich Park at noon Saturday and will travel down Main Street, turn left on Depot Street, and end at Railroad Street where dismantling will begin. Prizes will be awarded to the best parade participants. First place wins $75; second place will receive $50; and third place earns $25.

Find Your Parade Seat Early and do a Little Christmas Shopping on Saturday!
Several downtown merchants will be hosting annual holiday open houses with refreshments and store specials. They would love to help you find the perfect gift for that special someone.

The Market on Main
143 N. Main Street • Open 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Featuring: “Fresh From The Farm” USDA Meats, Vegetables, Eggs, Artisans, Antiques, Jams, Jellies, Baked Goods, Honey, & More!

Splatter Art Studio
110 W. Depot Street • Open House 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Featuring: Hand Painted Holiday Gifts and Art for Purchase. Special Discounted Gift Certificates for Classes. Refreshments and Live Music.

Styled Gatherings
114 W. Depot Street • Open House 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Featuring: New Arrivals, Prize Drawings, Giveaways, and Refreshments.

Sadie’s Unique Boutique
185 N. Main Street • Open House 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Featuring: Shopping Discounts, Holiday Gifts, Giveaways, and Refreshments

Counter Point Music
50 Court Square • Open at 10 a.m.
Join us for Refreshments & Promotional Offers immediately following the parade

Winterfest – Free Family Event Saturday, December 2nd
Downtown Mocksville’s holiday celebrations continue with Winterfest on Saturday, December 2nd from noon- 5 p.m.

This FREE family fun event will include inflatables (Dual Lane Patriot Slide has a 22 foot drop!), free hay rides after 1 p.m., small pony rides, ice painting sculptures, and a progressive story book “The Snowy Day” (a walking story book promoted through the Davie County Library). Children will start at Sadie’s Unique Boutique (185 N. Main St.) and read the pages of the book in each merchant’s windows. After reading all of the pages the children arrive at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater parking lot where they will receive a prize bag containing goodies and a coloring book & crayons. A few copies of “The Snowy Day” will also be given away. Junker’s Mill Outdoor Stage is located at 105 S. Salisbury Street.

Horse & Buggy Rides in Downtown Mocksville December 9th
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season in Historic Downtown Mocksville on a relaxing horse and buggy ride on Friday, December 9th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The horse and buggy will leave from West Depot Street (near Styled Gatherings). The cost is $5 per person, children under six are free.

2017 Christmas Ornament Commemorates Old Davie High School
The 2017 Mocksville Town Christmas Ornament is a tribute to the old Davie High School. This beautiful pewter keepsake depicts the Davie County War Eagle as well as the address and years of the school. The ornament is $8 and can be purchased at Bank of the Ozarks, BB&T, and Town Hall. Ornaments from past years are available for sale at Town Hall for $9.

Questions?
For more information about the “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race, Winterfest, or horse and buggy rides contact the Mocksville Tourism Development Authority at (336) 753-6705. For more information about the “It’s a 50’s Christmas” Hometown Christmas Parade, contact the Davie County Chamber of Commerce at (336) 751-3304.

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Students Explore Career Options as Davie County Celebrates Manufacturing Day 2017

careerday2017-01To celebrate Manufacturing Day 2017, several local businesses and Davie County manufacturers provided a unique opportunity for all eighth-grade students in Davie County.

Davie County participated in National Manufacturing Day for the first time this year through the collaborative efforts of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce, Davie County Schools, Davie County Economic Development, DCCC and the Davie business community.

On October 6th, students from Ellis and North Davie Middle Schools each toured two different locations including DEX Heavy Duty Parts, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, Ingersoll Rand, Pro Refrigeration, DCCC – Davie Campus, WFBH-Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run and the Davie Construction – Dragonfly House construction site.

South Davie students toured Ashley Furniture and met the company’s Founder and Chairman of the Board, Ron Wanek, on October 12th. Many of these students had attended Mocksville Elementary and written to Wanek asking him to locate his new manufacturing and distribution facility in Davie County. They got to experience the fruits of their labor first-hand.

Davie County Students Explore Career Options During Manufacturing Day 2017

Approximately 500 students and staff were exposed to the many outstanding career opportunities that exist here in the county. Business leaders provided informative tours including examples of how their employees use math, science, technology, and communication skills. Students were intrigued with the emphasis on safety, size of the facilities, variety of jobs including the educational requirements for the job, and the machinery used in the day-to-day operation of the businesses.  DCCC showcased its many educational programs through informational stations as well as tours of its mobile labs, a fire truck, and a tractor trailer used for the truck driving program.

careerday2017-02Hosted annually, Manufacturing Day is a national event executed at the local level and typically focuses on manufacturing careers. “We expanded the types of businesses students visited to better align the many opportunities available here in Davie. With a newly opened state-of-the-art medical facility in Bermuda Run, expansive career path offerings at DCCC and the opportunity for a comprehensive tour of an active construction site, our event was truly a “career exploration day” for our students,” said Carolyn McManamy, President of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce.

“Middle school students are the next generation workforce and these tours are designed to expose them to career opportunities, show how their current and future curriculum ties to real- world careers and ignite interest in their future,” McManamy said. “During the tours, businesses showcased the scope of jobs available at their facilities and discussed the requisite higher education or skills training needed. For example, students who toured Davie Construction’s building site for the Dragonfly House learned about the many different functions needed to complete a project – from architecture and engineering to site supervision and actual building of the structure.”

“We have received such great feedback from our businesses as well as the students and teachers,” she said. “This is the first in a series of programs that will directly connect our students to our businesses. The next steps will involve developing a formal program where students of various ages are exposed to a broad variety of career paths and educational opportunities,” McManamy said. “Aligning business needs with curriculum will ensure Davie County has a ready and able workforce to meet the challenges of businesses today and in the future.”

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Free Books for Davie County Children! Smart Start Receives Funding to Expand Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Across NC

dolly-reads-to-kidsThe love of reading begins in a parent’s arms. Snuggling together with a good book creates connections that help build young children’s brains and conditions their minds and memories.

For the past 10 years, Smart Start of Davie County has been raising funds to provide free books to the county’s youngest readers through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Soon even more Davie County children will be able to benefit from this program thanks to additional funding provided by the North Carolina General Assembly.  

“Approximately 700 children in Davie County, aged birth to five, receive free Imagination Library books each month,” said Gena Taylor, Executive Director, Smart Start of Davie County.  “With the state expansion funds, we can enroll more children.  Parents can call, email, or stop by Smart Start of Davie to register their child for free books!! Please email  info@daviesmartstart.org or call 336-751-2113.”

During the 2017 legislative session, North Carolina state lawmakers included $3.5 in the first year of the budget and $7 million in the second year for the Smart Start network to offer free books through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to children across the state. Imagination Library was created to foster a love of reading  in preschool children and to ensure that every child born has books, regardless of their family’s income. Children aged birth to five receive the gift of a specially selected book delivered right to their home each month.

“I’m thrilled that my Imagination Library is going to be offered to so many children in North Carolina” stated Dolly Parton, the founder of Imagination Library. “Working together we can help children dream more, learn more, care more, and be more.”

“Our state leaders clearly understand how important an early love of reading is for each child’s success in school and later in life,” stated Cindy Watkins, the President of the North Carolina Partnership for Children that oversees the Smart Start network, “Smart Start works in every community to ensure young children have a strong foundation for starting kindergarten – now we can offer this important literacy program to that critical work.”

baby-readingHistory of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
In 1995, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee, USA. Dolly’s vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could ensure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.

Dolly’s Imagination Library became so popular that in the year 2000 she announced that she would make the program available for replication to any community that was willing to partner with her to support it locally. Since the initial program launch in the United States, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has gone from just a few dozen books to over 80,000,000 books mailed to children in the United States, into Canada and across the proverbial pond into the United Kingdom! Currently over 1600 local communities provide the Imagination Library to over 1,000,000 children each and every month. Already statistics and independent reports have shown Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library drastically improves early childhood literacy for children enrolled in the program. Further studies have shown improved scores during early literacy testing.

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Free Family Event! Oaks Festival ~Saturday 10-14 ~ Downtown Mocksville

oaks03intEnjoy a full day of fun for the entire family during the annual Oaks Festival, this Saturday, October 14th, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. in historic downtown Mocksville. Dozens of vendors will feature unique craft and gift items as well as showcase local businesses. There will be food vendors, lots of free kids’ activities, and free live music at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater beginning at noon.

Crafts, Christmas Specialties, and Unique Items for Sale
Shoppers will be delighted with the unique array of crafts, holiday gifts and decor offered by 56 different vendors. New this year are Living the Dream Farms with muscadine jams, jellies, and juices; and Yellow Bell Farms offering baked goods, artisan breads, cakes, and holiday candies.

Tantalize your tastebuds with traditional festival food including fried Twinkies and pork sandwiches. Hands of Hope Church will again be cooking fish, pork, and BBQ, as well as offering delicious cakes.  

oaks02intBring Your Lawn Chair and Enjoy Free Concerts – Live Music All Day!
Music lovers will appreciate the live music at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater starting at noon:

  • Noon — Rylie & Damon, who are straight from Nashville.
  • 1:50 —  Mel Jones & Bag O Bones
  • 3:25 —   Wafer Thin, featuring Brent Naylor
  • 5:00 – 7:00 —  Exit 180, which includes local artist Josh Tenery

Bring your own chair or blanket. No coolers, please, as alcohol will be available for purchase.

Free Inflatables, Balloon Art, Games, and More for the Kids
Kids of all ages will enjoy the inflatables as well as the amazing balloon sculptures created by artist, Michael Decker.

The non-profit organization, Supporters of Guardian ad Litem (SOGAL), will be raising funds by offering a number of children’s activities including a pumpkin seed spitting contest, a pumpkin decorating contest, and free pumpkin cutouts for taking pictures.

SOGAL promotes the work of the Guardian ad Litem program of Davidson and Davie Counties by providing assistance to GAL volunteers as they advocate for abused and neglected children. Funds raised by SOGAL have been used to pay for clothing and shoes for abused and neglected children entering foster care, send neglected children to summer camp, purchase Christmas gift cards for foster children placed with relatives, and provide ongoing training for GAL volunteers as well as recognize and celebrate their selfless work.

For more information about the Oaks Festival, please contact Tami Langdon, community development coordinator, at tlangdon@mocksvillenc.gov, or PH: 336-753-6705, CELL: 336-909-2263.

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Davie High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) – Among the Best in North Carolina!

jbarnes-darlagoldfuss-intA four-year college degree is not the only pathway to a rewarding, high-paying career; just ask Janet Barnes and Darla Goldfuss.

As facilitators of Davie High’s Career and Technical Education (CTE)  program, it is their job to open the eyes of students to all of their career options.

Enrolling in CTE classes and courses of study is an excellent way to explore these other pathways.

“We are programmed to think that the more post-secondary education a student gets is better and that a four-year degree will ensure future employment, but that isn’t always the case,” said Barnes.

“There are technical programs that need students with strong math skills, like in the engineering fields. Students who get a two-year degree in computer-integrated manufacturing or electronics engineering have the opportunity for advancement and management positions.”

“And employers are fighting for them,” Goldfuss chimed in, “and are sometimes willing to pay for their education.”

“There are so many high flyers from community colleges who have incredibly successful careers, but there are a lot of students who think they have to get their 4-year degree in mechanical engineering to get those jobs,” Goldfuss explained. “There are so many other options. I wish we could broaden all students’ horizons.”

rsz_health_science_cte_davie_county_high_school_intExplore Career Options Tuition Free
“Sometimes kids don’t know what they want to do,” Goldfuss added. “Our classes, and the DCCC Career and College Promise program, where you aren’t paying tuition, are a great place for students to find out if a field is really for them.”

Goldfuss gave an example, ”We had a young lady who went all the way through the certified nursing program, but when I saw her at Harris Teeter after graduation, she was going to Liberty for communications. She found out tuition-free that nursing was not what she wanted to do.”

“This is a perfect time in life for students to find out what they like, before their parents spend all of that money on tuition or the student shoulders the financial responsibility and comes out with a mound of debt and no direction,” Goldfuss said.

CTE classes provide students with the academic and technical skills, knowledge, and training necessary to succeed in future careers, and Davie High has many options for students to explore. The expanded CTE facilities at the new high school allow more students to participate in the most popular programs and will provide enhanced learning opportunities as well as the ability to increase the number of CTE concentrations offered.

rsz_auto-tech-cte-intDavie CTE Ranked Among Best in the State of North Carolina
The school currently offers CTE courses in agriculture, business, health science, family and consumer science, marketing, technology, and trade and industry. Davie’s program is consistently ranked in the top 10 across the state.

Several of these areas of study also offer certifications. The certifications, such as the NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) certification available to students who complete concentrations in carpentry, masonry, and core & sustainable construction, demonstrate a student’s skill level and makes them highly desirable to prospective employers.

In addition, seniors, who qualify as a concentrator, which means they have taken four classes in a pathway, have the opportunity to get an ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Credential. The credential certifies the essential skills for workplace success. Employers look for it from job candidates, whether they come directly from high school or through postsecondary paths because it is a valid predictor of job performance.

Goldfuss expects to test around 150 students this year and said that Davie students do well on the test. Two years ago, Davie was number three in the state for their WorkKeys results, and although fewer than 1% of people who take the nationwide test, usually adults,  get a platinum level credential, a student from Davie has gotten one each of the past three years.

rsz_tech-engineering-design-cte-intCTE Internships- Real World Experience & Work-Based Learning
Internships are available for juniors and seniors in all CTE areas. Internships help students connect what they are learning to the real world, and they provide key skills needed for getting a job after graduation. They are also a great way to explore career options and meet the people who work in them.

Davie High currently has interns at Fuller Welding, Gesipa, Harris Teeter, MAC Builders, Shore Fencing, and Southern Ties Boutique.

“Internships are where the rubber really meets the road,” Goldfuss said. “This is where the kids get out there and find out if what they thought would be so cool really is.”

“We are always looking for anyone who would give our students work-based learning experiences,” Barnes added. She is also grateful to the Mocksville Rotary Club for providing job shadowing opportunities for juniors in the program.

The school also sponsors a number of career and technical student organizations such as the National Technical Honor Society, DECA, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), SkillsUSA , Technology Student Association (TSA), FCCLA, Future Educators Association (FEA), FFA, and HOSA. These organizations provide students with additional opportunities to explore their chosen field through leadership development, networking, and competitions.

CTE Students Engaged, Graduating, and Experiencing Success
Barnes noted that CTE involvement not only enhances students’ career options, it increases their educational engagement.

“More than 90% of students who enroll in career and technical education graduate because they have found something they are interested in and invested in,” she said. “The regular graduation rate across the nation is around 80%, so that is a huge difference.”  

Research studies agree. A study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute used data from Arkansas to explore whether students benefit from Career Technical Education (CTE) coursework – and, more specifically, from focused sequences of CTE courses aligned to certain industries. The study finds positive outcomes in graduation, postsecondary degree attainment, and salary for CTE concentrators. Key findings include:

  • Students with greater CTE exposure are more likely to graduate from high school, enroll in a two-year college, be employed, and earn higher wages.
  • CTE students are just as likely to pursue a four-year degree as their peers. There was little evidence of “tracking.”
  • The more CTE courses students take, the better their education and labor market outcomes. Among other positive outcomes, CTE concentrators are more likely to graduate high school by 21 percentage points when compared to otherwise similar students.

Barnes and Goldfuss agree that the benefits of a career and technical education can be endless and they both love their jobs. “It’s great to open students’ eyes a little bit and to help them to find the pathway that will lead them to their best and most successful future.”

For more information about Davie County High School’s Career and Technical Education program, please email barnesj@davie.k12.nc.us or goldfussd@davie.k12.nc.us or call the high school at 336.751.5905.

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Register Now! — “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race and the Hometown Christmas Parade – November 17-18th

Bed Race 2016 WXIIThe holiday season is fast approaching and it’s time to get in the spirit by registering for the “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race and the Hometown Christmas Parade. The bed race will be held Friday night, November 17th at 6 pm followed by the parade on Saturday, November 18th at noon.

Join the whacky, whimsical, and outrageous teams race bed sleds down Main Street in a competitive yet FUN event! Industry, corporations, churches, nonprofits, and individuals are invited to participate. Television station WXII is joining the competition for the fourth year!

Presented by the Mocksville Tourism Authority, the annual “Twas The Night Before Bed Race” has become one of Mocksville’s most popular events with dozens of teams competing for the cheers of the fans and $600 in cash prizes.

$600 in Cash Prizes at Stake!
At stake are prizes for speed and creativity. The fastest team will take home a cool $200 in cash, while the runner-up will collect $125 and the third-place finisher will roll away with $75. The fastest senior team will receive $100 and the  Most Outrageous team will pick up $50. The Total Package prize of $50 will go to the team with the best overall package… i.e. best overall appearance and combination of bed decoration, message and costumes.

The cost is only $30 per team AND you may enter the Mocksville Christmas Parade the next day for FREE.

Bed Race Meeting Thursday, October 5th
Would you like more information before signing up? Please attend the bed race general meeting on Thursday, October 5th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mocksville Town Hall to have all of your questions answered.

Download the 2017 Bed Race Registration Form. Bed Race Packets are also available at Mocksville Town Hall at 171 S. Clement St. or Twas the Night Before Bed Race Facebook. You may call Tami Langdon at 336-753-6705 for more details.

The deadline to register is Tuesday, November 14th. Get your teams together and begin planning now to compete in the hilarious, fun event!

christmas parade banner opening 450Register Now for the Hometown Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 18th!
The Hometown Christmas Parade is a beloved tradition and has been delighting young and old for decades. This year’s theme is “It’s a 50’s Christmas.”

What happened in the 50’s? — “I Love Lucy” premiered on television…The Diner’s Club began issuing the first credit cards…Swanson introduced Frozen TV Dinners…”The Mickey Mouse Club” premiered & the Disneyland theme park in California opened…Ray Kroc started the McDonald’s chain….Elvis Presley had his first hit song, “Heartbreak Hotel”…NASA was created…Wham-O invented the Hula Hoop….Alaska & Hawaii were admitted as the 49th and 50th states to the US…The original series of The Twilight Zone aired as well as Bonanza, The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke & The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin premiered.

Parade categories include: businesses, churches, civic/non-profit groups, schools, single/individual entries, and horses with entry fees ranging from $10 to $25. Download the 2017 Mocksville Christmas Parade Entry Form.

First prize will win $75, second place with receive $50, and the third place entry will take home $25.

Consideration will be given for line-up order on a first-come, first-served basis.  

You can sign up for the Christmas parade by dropping off or mailing your entry form (along with a check payable to Davie County Chamber of Commerce) to 135 South Salisbury St., Mocksville, 27028. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, November 8th at noon. For more information, call the Chamber at (336) 751-3304.

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Riverwalk in Bermuda Run & Concert on the Square in Mocksville This Saturday, September 23rd

riverwalk01 intLive music, art, storytelling, and kids activities — Davie County has something fun for everyone this Saturday, September 23rd.

Shop with local artists, enjoy live music, storytelling, children’s activities and food at the River Walk Art Festival from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Town Square, 120 Kinderton Boulevard, in the Town of Bermuda Run. This free event is hosted by The Town of Bermuda Run and Davie County Arts Council. The rain date is Saturday, September 30th.

Unique Creations by North Carolina Artists
The following gifted artists will be sharing their work and selling their unique creations:

  • KITTY AMOS / Fiber Artist /
  • ELLEN BALL / Handcrafted Jewelry / Hickory, NC
  • BONNIE BERGEN /Visual Artist / Winston-Salem, NC
  • CARL BISHOP / Acrylic Artwork / Mocksville, NC
  • SARA BREWER / Acrylic and Watercolor Artwork / Mocksville, NC
  • GINA BROWNING / Handcrafted gold and silver jewelry / Leasburg, NC
  • SUSIE CHRISTIANSEN / Fiber Artist / Advance, NC
  • GINNIE CONAWAY / Visual Artist & Potter / Winston-Salem, NC
  • MARIE CRAIG / Author / Mocksville, NC
  • DAVIE COUNTY LIBRARY / Mocksville & Cooleemee, NC
  • VICKY DUDLEY / Garden Art / Booneville, NC
  • BILL GRAMLEY / Pastels / Lewsiville, NC
  • GERALD MARION / Visual Art / Mocksville, NC
  • VANESSA MEBEL / Mosaics / Advance, NC
  • CLINT MILLER / Woodcarver / Mocksville, NC
  • CAROLINE MOTTINGER / Visual Artist / Durham, NC
  • NANCY NAIGLE / Author / Advance, NC
  • ETHAN PENDRY / Wood Wall Art / Raleigh, NC
  • PHOTO CLUB’S (5) MEMBERS / Davie County and Randleman, NC
  • GAY POTEET / Potter / Advance, NC
  • CHIP PUTNAM / Publisher / Clemmons, NC
  • RENEGADE WRITER’S GUILD MEMBERS / Davie County, NC
  • TERECIA TALLEY / Garden Art / Booneville, NC

Live Music Will Have You Clapping and Tapping!
A day of art would not be complete without great music.

  • 10 a.m.- 11 a.m.-  DAVIE COMMUNITY BAND
  • NOON – 1:30 p.m. – TESS AND THE BLACK AND BLUE BAND
  • 2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. –  ERIN CARTER DAVIDSON
  • 2:50 p.m. – 4 p.m. –  DAN DODSON & BROCK PLAYERS

Storytelling!
The following storytellers will be sharing delightful stories for children and adults!

  • 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. –  SANDRA VANCE, Mocksville, NC
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. – VICKI BYRD, Elkin, NC
  • 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. –  SHANNON GRIMES, Advance, NC
  • 11:30 a.m. – Noon – LONA BARTLETT, Charlotte, NC
  • Noon -12:30 p.m. –  ELIZABETH CARTER, Statesville, NC
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. – CYNTHIA MOORE BROWN, Summerville, NC
  • 1 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. –  REVONDA CROW, Wilkesboro, NC
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. –  BILL CAMPBELL, Mocksville, NC
  • 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. –  REVONDA CROW, Wilkesboro, NC
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. –  LONA BARTLETT, Charlotte, NC
  • 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. –  CYNTHIA MOORE BROWN, Summerville, NC

Imagination Castle Offers Free Fun for the Kids
Children can visit the Imagination Castle to create six different works of art!  All of these children’s activities are FREE for them to enjoy!

Enjoy Delicious Treats
The following food vendors will be on hand to tempt your taste buds:

BOY SCOUT TROOP 732v-vGreat hamburgers and hot dogs with all of the fixin’s with proceeds to pay for their BSA 2018 Sea Base Adventure.

MEL’S MINI DONUTS – Best doughnuts made onsite

CHALMERS’ ICIE AND FROSTY REFRESHMENTS – Refreshing ice cold drinks

happyones int 425Downtown Mocksville’s Free Concert on the Square Begins at 7 pm
After a delightful day at the Riverwalk Art Festival in Bermuda Run, head over to Downtown Mocksville and enjoy acoustic pop and rock by The Happy Ones  from 7 – 10 pm in the quad on Main Street near Restaurant 101. This will be this summer’s final performance of the free Concerts on the Square series sponsored by the Town of Mocksville.

The Happy Ones are an original modern pop/rock acoustic trio with a high-energy but warm and inviting stage presence. Made up of Brad Ratledge-guitar & lead vocals: Amanda Barnette-vocals & percussion; and Jason Hamilton-guitar, percussion & vocals, this hometown group is a favorite at area wineries, restaurants, and festivals.  

Enjoy creative original music and covers songs from The Eagles, Tom Petty, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Little Big Town, Zac Brown Band, Phillip Phillips, Train, American Authors, Sara Evans,  Tears for Fears, Maroon 5, and many more.  

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy this free concert. Don’t forget to check out the delicious restaurants and unique shops.

For more information about the River Walk Art Festival, please call the Davie County Arts Council at 336-751-3112.

For questions about Concerts on the Square, contact Tami Langdon at (336) 753-6705 or visit http://www.mocksvillenc.org.

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Groundbreaking at Southpoint Industrial Park in Mocksville – A Job Creation Machine!

Local and state officials and members of the business community gathered to celebrate phase III of the SouthPoint Industrial Park in Mocksville as well as the longtime partnership between Davie County and the Hollingsworth Companies which has provided the community with hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in investments.

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The Hollingsworth Companies broke ground September 11, 2017 on construction of a 108,960 square foot spec building and three pre-graded building pads in the industrial park on US Hwy 601, paving the way for continued economic growth in Davie County. This combined 641,000 square feet of additional industrial space has the potential of providing hundreds of additional jobs over the next five years.

Joe Hollingsworth Southpoint Mocksville“I would like to thank the community for being willing to invest time, effort, and money into being a true partner in making this park successful in the past and even more in the future,” said Joe Hollingsworth, Owner and CEO of the Hollingsworth Companies. ”This truly is a partnership, and I want to thank the entire county for their willingness to help us develop their area. We pledge that we will be an even better partner for the next 20 years than we have been for the past 20 years and we’ll keep this thing going.”

Representative Julia Howard, North Carolina House of Representatives, thanked Joe Hollingsworth for having the vision it took to come to Davie County. “Here we are, a little rural community in the middle of nowhere with a tract of land, but you had a vision of what that could become…We are very grateful that you believed in us and took that step to partner with us. We are approaching the 20-year mark, and I hope that as we reach the 40-year mark another group of people will be sitting under another tent celebrating another expansion.”

Julia Howard Southpoint Expansion“You stick with us and we will stick with you because we are proud to be your partner,” she added.

Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, is equally thankful for the relationship. “The partnership we have with the Hollingsworth Companies has allowed Davie County to leverage private money rather than risking the public’s money. We’ve been able to focus on what we do best — water, sewer, roads, and infrastructure.”

He went on to say that “Economic development really is a team sport, it takes each and everyone of us working together to make these kinds of projects happen.  Our representatives in Raleigh along with the elected officials from across Davie County have learned how to coordinate efforts to get things done quickly and efficiently.”

‘It is a very competitive world we live in today,” Bralley added. “What really makes the difference is figuring out the opportunities that are out there and what it will take to make things happen. This community, time and time again, has led by example in terms of finding ways to get rid of impediments to growth.”

“We have been very successful in attracting industry and investment into this area to the point that today there are no existing buildings left in inventory and we have an unemployment rate that is one of the lowest in the state at about 3.5%. We can’t stop there. We have to look to the future. We all know that industry is looking for existing buildings because they want to be able to move in within 90 days.”

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) has played a vital role in helping Davie County attract that industry and investment in the area by offering grants for job development, building reuse, and infrastructure and marketing the area to prospective companies.

Christopher Chung, EDPNC CEO, said, “It’s always exciting to see communities take a proactive approach in adding more “product” in their market, and it’s what often differentiates the most successful local economic development efforts.”

“Davie County is fortunate to have great partner like Joe Hollingsworth and the Hollingsworth Companies… Best of luck as you all begin focusing on the really fun part:  finding tenants for those buildings!”

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Free Event This Friday – Josh Perryman in the Mocksville Concerts on the Square Series!

jpshperryan intEnjoy acoustic rock and blues as Josh Perryman takes the stage this Friday night, September 15th, from 7 p.m-10 p.m in the quad near Restaurant 101 in downtown Mocksville. His performance is part of the free Concerts on the Square series sponsored by the Town of Mocksville.

More Free Concerts for 2017
The Concerts on the Square series is winding down with only one free concert left for the 2017 season. Brad Ratledge will perform acoustic country and rock on September 23rd from 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Josh Perryman
New York native, Josh Perryman, has devoted nearly his entire life to making music. A self-taught guitarist, Josh discovered his passion for playing music very early in life. He had natural talent paired with an enthusiasm for making music that led him to choosing music as his career.

After moving to North Carolina, he toured with several regional bands, including Raleigh based Weekend Excursion. During his time with Weekend Excursion, Josh was able to tour extensively, sharing the stage with a variety of nationally known and respected artists. The band’s music was also featured on television shows including Dawson’s Creek and MTV’s The Real World.

After Weekend Excursion Josh went on to play with hometown bands Tidal and Rude Mood while developing a solo act. In addition to his solo work, Josh now rocks out with Statesville based Sista T and the Smokin’ Section.

An energetic performer, Josh draws his musical influence from rock and blues legends such as Warren Haynes, Duane Allman, and Van Morrison. While these influences are evident in his style, he is versatile and unafraid to stretch beyond his musical comfort zone. Playing a combination of original music and covers, his performances are fresh and unique, and he has something to offer to a variety of musical tastes.

Break out your lawn chairs this Friday!
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy this free concert. Don’t forget to check out the delicious restaurants and unique shops.

All concerts will be held in the quad on Main Street in downtown Mocksville near Restaurant 101. For questions or to get more information contact Tami Langdon at (336) 753-6705 or visit www.mocksvillenc.org

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Annual Oaks Festival – A Full Day of Free Family Fun Coming to Mocksville Saturday, October 14th!

Fall festival season is fast approaching and Historic Downtown Mocksville’s charming Oaks Festival should be at the top of your list. This free festival will be held on October 14th from 10 a.m – 7 p.m.

Although the four majestic Willow Oaks that have anchored the historic square for decades became diseased and had to be removed, the festival’s free family fun lives on! Come say “hello” to the new baby Willow Oaks that will grow to take their place.

Shoppers will be delighted with the unique array of crafts, holiday gifts and decor offered by 56 different vendors. New this year are Living the Dream Farms with muscadine jams, jellies, and juices; and Yellow Bell Farms offering baked goods, artisan breads, cakes, and holiday candies.

2012 Four Oaks Festival Historic Downtown Mocksville

While the entertainment schedule is still being finalized, we can confirm some of the top acts now.  You will not want to miss this:

12:00 PM – Rylie & Damon…straight out of Nashville
1:50 PM – Mel Jones & Bag O Bones
3:25 PM – Wafer Thin featuring Brent Naylor
5:15 PM – Exit 180 ( Joel Tenery)

Tantalize your taste buds with traditional festival food including fried Twinkies and pork sandwiches. Hands of Hope Church will again be cooking fish, pork, and BBQ, as well as offering delicious cakes.

Music lovers will appreciate the live music at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater starting at noon with Rylie & Damon, who are straight from Nashville. Mel Jones & Bag O Bones will take the stage at 1:50 and Wafer Thin, featuring Brent Naylor, will perform at 3:25. Exit 180, which includes local artist Josh Tenery, will rock the evening from 5 – 7 p.m. Bring your own chair or blanket. No coolers, please, as alcohol will be available for purchase.

Kids of all ages will enjoy the inflatables as well as the amazing balloon sculptures created by artist, Michael Decker.

The non-profit organization, Supporters of Guardian ad Litem (SOGAL), will be raising funds by offering a number of children’s activities including a pumpkin seed spitting contest, a pumpkin decorating contest, and free pumpkin cutouts for taking pictures.

SOGAL promotes the work of the Guardian ad Litem program of Davidson and Davie Counties by providing assistance to GAL volunteers as they advocate for abused and neglected children. Funds raised by SOGAL have been used to pay for clothing and shoes for abused and neglected children entering foster care, send neglected children to summer camp, purchase Christmas gift cards for foster children placed with relatives, and provide ongoing training for GAL volunteers as well as recognize and celebrate their selfless work.

For more information about the Oaks Festival, call Tami Langdon at 336.909.2263.

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Rural Infrastructure Grant Paves Way for Expansion of Southpoint Business Park

Southpoint Mocksville Expansion - Photo by Ed Simmons

Southpoint Mocksville Expansion – Photo by Ed Simmons

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority has awarded the Town of Mocksville a  $411,425 grant to extend Quality Drive in the SouthPoint Business Park. The improvements will consist of 900 feet of 24-foot-wide roadway, 900 feet of water lines and related equipment, and storm drainage, allowing The Hollingsworth Companies to begin construction on one spec building and three pre-graded building pads.  

Construction of a 108,000 SF spec building, as well as 130,000 SF, 150,000 SF, and 250,000 SF industrial site pads is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2018.  This new development has the potential of providing hundreds of jobs over the next five years.  

“The grant and this expansion will enable Davie County to continue to expand our industrial efforts, giving our community a huge advantage in attracting new companies and jobs to our county,” said Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. “This embraces the forward thinking leadership this community continues to provide.”

With this expansion, the SouthPoint Business Park, owned and developed by site-selection expert Joe Hollingsworth and The Hollingsworth Companies, will become one of the largest semi-rural industrial parks in the state.

The Hollingsworth Companies attributes the success and growth of the park to its central location, support from state and local economic development agencies, and favorable business taxes in the state. The catalyst that kicked off this aggressive expansion was the State of North Carolina’s regulatory reforms that relieved the crippling cost burdens of the 2012 IECC. The regulatory reforms reduced the costs of industrial buildings by as much as 13% which has opened the door once again for developers like the Hollingsworth Companies to proactively invest in speculative industrial space.

Hollingsworth Companies Making a Difference in Our Community
“When we were initially looking for a private partner to shoulder the risk of speculative industrial development, we couldn’t find anyone locally who would take the risk in a small town like Mocksville,” said Bralley. “But over in Tennessee,  we met the Hollingsworth Companies and not only were they willing, they were enthusiastic; and they still are nearly twenty years later. We have had a lot of big announcements in the last few years, and they are great, but the steady brick by brick approach of Hollingsworth has really made a difference in our community.”

The Hollingsworth Companies founded the SouthPoint Business Park in 1998. Phase I of the Mocksville park involved the development of 45 acres and the construction of 4 buildings with a total of 325,860 SF. Phase II included the development of an additional 57 acres of land, and the construction of 4 more buildings totaling another 421,126SF of industrial space.

Phase III began in 2015 when the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority awarded the Town of Mocksville a $450,000 grant from the Industrial Development Fund to install a new road and bridge on Quality Drive to open up an additional 85 acres of land for future development.

Due to this most recent grant, this 85 acres can now be developed into 4 building sites totaling 641,000SF of industrial space. The buildings will range in size from 108,960SF; 134,960SF; 152,241SF; and 252,834SF. All these facilities are designed with the ability for future expansion. The largest building, 252,000SF, can be expanded to 378,000 SF. Building construction features include LED lighting, 32 foot minimum clear height, 60 feet by 60 feet column spacing, and ESFR fire suppression system for the ideal combination of flexibility and value.

Located on US Hwy 601,  just north of  I-40 and near its nexus with I-77, SouthPoint is a natural choice for logistics and includes major regional warehouses for Concordance Healthcare Solutions, Davie Warehousing, and Larson Manufacturing.  The secret is that it has also become a superb location for light manufacturing.  Workforce development efforts by the Davie Campus of Davidson County Community College, a strong work ethic rooted in an agricultural history, and people who would rather work close to home than drive into an urban area have all contributed to the high productivity that is part of the park’s success.   

Thanks to Southpoint Business Park. Comfort Bilt, Gesipa Fasteners, Metal Sales Manufacturing, Davie Warehousing, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, Entrematic, Concordance Healthcare Solutions, and Morrisofa Global Inc. now call Davie County home, and they have provided the community with hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in investments.

20 Year Partnership with Hollingsworth Companies Continues to Pay Dividends
According to Bralley, ninety percent of all companies seeking a new location are looking for an existing building to move into. “Our partnership with The Hollingsworth Companies means that we have an inventory of available buildings and permitted lots for people who don’t have time to waste. Further, we are blessed with a developer like Joe Hollingsworth who is flexible enough to lease, sell, or provide equity capital for companies locating in our community. This is an advantage that every small community and every economic developer would love to have and it continues to bring jobs and opportunity to Mocksville and Davie County.”

“Our nearly 20-year public/private partnership has developed into a rare and cherished catalyst to economic development in Mocksville and Davie County,” Bralley added. “We are super excited to see the expansion of the SouthPoint Business Park, it just means there will be more good news to come. Stay tuned…”

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2 Free Concerts Saturday, August 26th – Mocksville & Town of Bermuda Run!

tessandtheblackandblue450Davie County has two free concerts Saturday night that are sure to thrill music lovers of all ages.  While downtown Mocksville will be jamming to the best of beach and Motown, Bermuda Run will be dancing to the top tunes of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

Mocksville’s Concerts on the Square
Enjoy a little beach and Motown as one of Mocksville’s hometown bands, Tess & the Black & Blues, takes the stage this Saturday night, August 26th, from 7- 10 p.m.in the quad near Restaurant 101 in downtown Mocksville. Their performance is part of the free Concerts on the Square series sponsored by the Town of Mocksville.

Formed in 2014, Tess & the Black & Blues plays blues, beach, country, funk, and rock. Band members include: Tess Welch – vocals; Grady McClamrock – rhythm guitar; Gary Chilton – lead guitar; Ken Simonds – bass; Jerry Smith – keyboards; and Darren Boles – drums.

More Free Concerts for 2017
Future performances are September 9th — The Real 21 (acoustic, classic rock and country), September 15th — Josh Perryman (acoustic rock & blues), and September 23rd — Brad Ratledge (acoustic country & rock). All of the concerts begin at 7 p.m.

Bring your lawn chairs. Enjoy downtown Mocksville restaurants, retail shops, and ice cream and gourmet coffee shops.

ericandthechilltones450Bermuda Run’s Sounds on the Square
TheTown of Bermuda Run & Davie County Arts Council will present Eric & The Chill Tones from 7-9 p.m. at the gazebo near Town Hall in the Kinderton Business Park.

This band should come with a warning label because they will get the audience involved like you have never seen! They play just about anything, but focus on 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s cover tunes and Carolina beach music.

Bring a lawn chair, a picnic, a cooler, and don’t forget your dancing shoes! Two dance floors will be available for dancing the night away. The rain date for the concert is Sunday, August 27th at 7 p.m.

For more information about Concerts on the Square in Mocksville, call Tami Langdon at 336.753.6705 or visit http://mocksvillenc.org.

For more information about Sounds on the Square in Bermuda Run, call the Davie County Arts Council at 336.751.3112 or visit daviearts.org

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Free Concert – Mel Jones and Tin Can Alley Take the Stage on the Square in Mocksville This Saturday, August 19th

Tin Can AlleyEnjoy classic soul and R&B from the 1960’s as Tin Can Alley and Mel Jones take the stage this Saturday night, August 19th, from 7 pm-10 pm in the quad near Restaurant 101 in downtown Mocksville. Their performance is part of the free Concerts on the Square series sponsored by the Town of Mocksville.

More Free Concerts for 2017
Future performances are  August 26th — Tess Black & Blue Band (motown, beach), September 9th — The Real 21 (acoustic, classic rock and country, September 15th — Josh Perryman (acoustic rock and blues), September 23rd — Brad Ratledge (acoustic country, rock), . All of the concerts begin at 7 pm.

Tin Can Alley
Tin Can Alley, made up of Mel Jones, Calvin Johnson, and Don Story, was formed in 2006 as a way to deliver the lyrical power and driving rhythms of the classic soul, R&B, and rock of the 60’s to smaller venues. By toning down percussion, using a doghouse bass, and focusing on the wonderful vocal harmonies found in the songs released by Motown, Stax-Volt, and Atco-Atlantic, the Cans have developed a loyal following throughout the Piedmont and Western NC. Recently, this multi-talented trio has added more percussion for larger venues and continues to perform the music of Marvin Gaye, James Brown, The Beatles, The Coasters, and The Drifters as well as more contemporary artists Steve Winwood, Delbert McClinton, and Steely Dan at festivals, clubs, restaurants, breweries, and wineries in the region.

Mel Jones, percussion, harmonica a resident of Advance, is from the R&B town of Chapel Hill, NC where he was drenched in the classic soul music of the 60’s as he was first learning to sing and play drums. After moving to Western NC, he discovered North Carolina’s rich heritage of bluegrass, old time, and Piedmont blues and added harmonica and began to write and record his own material. He has played with such varied groups as Bro T Holla, the Stanley County Boys, and Split Decision as well as his own Wicker and Jones and Mel Jones and His Bag O’ Bones.

Don Story, guitar- is one of the finest guitarists in North Carolina, and  is constantly in demand for live performances and studio work. He keeps a busy schedule teaching guitar, playing solo shows, and touring with the likes of Split Decision, Face the Music, Mel Jones and His Bag O’ Bones, and The Toneblazers, among others. He has played every Merlefest since its inception.

Calvin Johnson, bass grew up in a musical family from Winston-Salem. Calvin is a veteran multi-instrumentalist that has played blues, country, jazz, and rock and roll with Russ Wilson, Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos, Max Drake, Armand Lemchek, the Mystery Hillbillies, Mel Jones and His Bag O’ Bones, and many more. He is also an accomplished sound technician that operates his own Calarama Studio.

Break out your lawn chairs this Saturday!
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy this free concert. Don’t forget to check out the delicious restaurants and unique shops.

All concerts will be held in the quad on Main Street in downtown Mocksville near Restaurant 101. For questions or to get more information contact Tami Langdon at (336) 753-6705 or visit http://www.mocksvillenc.org.

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Davie County Arts Council Presents the 2017-18 “Season of Applause”

brockEvery year the Davie County Arts Council presents a number of outstanding performances through its Season of Applause! concert series. From rock to bluegrass to piano to the finest celebrity impersonators, you won’t want to miss a single show!

The best way to enjoy them all is to purchase a 2017-2018 Season of Applause! season pass. Season pass holders are guaranteed the same seats for all five performances and save money off the individual ticket price. This year’s sensational season includes:

The Grass Roots
Saturday, September 16, 2017
The Grass Roots is an American rock band that charted hit songs between 1966 and 1975. It was originally the creation of Lou Adler and songwriting duo P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri. In their career, they achieved two gold albums, one gold single and charted singles a total of 21 times. Among their charting singles, they achieved Top 10 three times, Top 20 three times and Top 40 eight times. They sold over twenty millions records worldwide. Current band members are carrying on the legacy with worldwide live performances.

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The Ultimate Eagles Tribute
Saturday, October 21, 2017

When we use the word “ultimate” it is not used lightly. On the Border is comprised of musicians that were hand-selected to play each band member. Not only do they recreate the music of that Eagles member, but they emulate their sound as well. Each musician has his own highly sought after talent on the East Coast with years of experience in other projects. We searched to make sure we would be providing our audience as close to the Eagles as possible. Prepare to be amazed as you hear the well-known Eagles’ songs.
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
Saturday, November 4, 2017

As a founding member of IIIrd Tyme Out, Russell Moore has seen the group expand and evolve from where it started to where it has risen today. Russell is the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) most awarded Male Vocalist of the year having won an unprecedented five times. The group has also won prestigious IBMA Vocal Group of the Year not once but numerous times. The Band has a legacy of thirteen albums and two greatest hits collections produced since 1991. They maintain a busy touring schedule playing in almost every state, some more than once. Join us for another great evening of award winning bluegrass music being performed at the Brock.

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Saturday, January 20, 2018
David Osborne was introduced by pianist Roger Williams as “heir apparent” to the title Pianist to the Presidents during a concert at Sun Coast Casino and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Williams had earned the title performing for many United States Presidents at the White House during his celebrated career. David has since performed for Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush 41, Clinton, Bush 43 and Obama multiple times at the White House. David has also performed at the invitation of the White House Tour office as well for private dinners hosted by the Presidents and First Ladies

A Steinway Signature Artist, David has recording sales in the millions of copies. Los Angeles Music Awards has honored David with the following: Pianist of the Year, Concert Performer of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Hollywood Fame Star and Composer/Arranger of the Year.

Making his second appearance at the Brock due to requests from our patrons, we look forward to welcoming David back to Davie County.

Barbara and Frank 375Barbra & Frank
A Sensational Tribute to Sinatra and Streisand
Sharon Owens, as Barbra Streisand & Sebastian Anzaldo, as Frank Sinatra
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 2018
It is unlikely that the two powerhouse voices of the century would have ever shared the same stage….until now! They never exactly worked together, only taped a duet in separate recording sessions, but it’s tantalizing to think what it would have been like to have Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra teamed up for a concert tour. Just imagine the possibilities! Would one have outshone the other? Would their onstage banter have been friendly or a bit snippy?

Sharon Owens and Sebastian Anzaldo, two of the most impressive celebrity impersonators in the business, travel the world performing their uncanny tribute to the two famous singers- Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand. Their performance will make your Valentine’s date night a special one!

All Season of Applause! shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

Season passes are $175 each. Individual tickets are $38 adults; $36 seniors.

You can purchase season passes or individual tickets by visiting the Brock Performing Arts Center’s box office Monday-Friday from 12-5 p.m. or by calling the box office at 336-751-3000.

The Brock Performing Arts Center is located at 622 N. Main St. in Mocksville.

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Beroth Tire & Automotive Breaks Ground in Mocksville

Beroth Tire MocksvilleBeroth Tire & Automotive, a division of Mock-Beroth Tire Group, has broken ground in Mocksville for its fourteenth location.

The 5,200 sq. foot store located on Interstate Drive, next to Sherwin-Williams, is expected to open in October or early November. The company will begin by hiring five employees and will expand to around fifteen. Positions will be available for oil change technicians, tire technicians, as well as experienced technicians with more advanced skills.

“It’s always a great day in Davie County when we can welcome a new business,” said Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, during a groundbreaking ceremony. “And a family-owned and operated company, like Beroth Tire, is a great addition to our family-oriented community. I’d like to thank Bill Junker for his forward thinking and vision in preparing a place for such growth to occur.”

Mocksville Mayor, Will Marklin, also welcomed the company to town. “I was reading online this morning that 90% of businesses in America are family owned or controlled. Family-owned businesses are the backbone of this country. I’m so happy to welcome another family-owned business to this town.”

Mocksville Welcomes Beroth Tire

Mocksville Welcomes Beroth Tire and Auto

The perfect time for a location in Mocksville
According to T. Beroth, owner, the company first began looking at Davie County about 10 years ago. After opening stores in Clemmons and Mooresville, it seemed to be the perfect time to add an additional location in Mocksville.

“We looked and looked for a great location, and we are really glad to be here,” Beroth said.

In the late 1950s, Floyd Mock and his two brothers, Carey and Cecil, started the business in their parents’ garage recapping tires. They opened their first store in 1972 on Country Club Road in Winston-Salem. The business grew through the relationships they built with their friends, family, co-workers and neighbors in the Winston-Salem area.
In 1978, Tom Beroth joined forces with Mock Tire with the opening of the Stokes Tire location in King, NC and subsequently other locations in Winston-Salem on Robinhood Rd., Shattalon Drive, and Peters Creek Parkway as well as stores in Mt. Airy, Elkin, Kernersville, Madison, Lexington, and Mooresville, NC.

The younger generations also have tires in their blood. Tom’s son T. Beroth and grandsons, TJ Beroth and Earlie Gilley, along with Carey’s son Bill, Floyd’s son-in-law Mike McKnight, and Cecil’s son Craig continue the same tradition of real people, right pricing, real easy!

“A lot of family businesses are getting bought out by large retailers, but when you work with family it makes it so much more rewarding,” Beroth said. “Some employees have been with me for 37 years. It truly is a family business.”
“My 82-year-old father still comes into work everyday. He wanted to build one more store, so that’s what we are doing.”

Dedicated to providing friendly, dependable services at affordable prices, Mock-Beroth Tire Group now owns fourteen retail tire and automotive centers and two wholesale warehouses. The company employs around 160 people in the local area.

Beroth attributes the company’s success to Christian values and a genuine concern for customers and employees coupled with an ingrained sense of honesty and natural friendliness.

“Our mission is to provide dependable, quality products and service for a fair price in a friendly, honest, and accommodating environment,” he said.

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