June 3, 2019

Tips for Job Seekers – How to Nail That Next Job

As the school year draws to a close, many teens will be pounding the pavement for a summer job, often for the first time. Whether you are seeking that first job or you have been in the market for a while, the following tips from Scott Gantt of First Choice Personnel will help you put your best foot forward: “Present yourself well when you are making your first impression with the company,” says Gantt. “You don’t have to be in a business suit but you should be neat, look as if you are excited about being there and wear your […]
May 26, 2019

Cognitive ToyBox – Achieving Early Literacy in Davie County

Davie County Schools is continuing to make strides in addressing key challenges to kindergarten readiness. Through DavieLEADS, a partnership with the Mebane Foundation, Davie County has had the unique opportunity to pilot solutions that can move the needle in early childhood education. From the outset, Peggy Nuckolls, director of preschool services, and Stephanie Nelson, preschool collaborative teacher, identified the need for better assessment tools. In seeking an assessment tool that was less subjective and more objective, they chose to pilot Cognitive ToyBox, a game-based assessment platform to measure school readiness. Their goal was to increase the reliability of student assessments […]
May 22, 2019

Free Family Movie Night in Mocksville ~ Peter Rabbit

Bring your family & friends to Downtown Mocksville for a free outdoor showing of Peter Rabbit, Friday, May 24th. The movie will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the downtown park on Main Street Peter Rabbit and his three sisters — Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail — enjoy spending their days in Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden. When one of McGregor’s relatives suddenly moves in, he’s less than thrilled to discover a family of rabbits in his new home. A battle of wills soon breaks out as the new owner hatches scheme after scheme to get rid of Peter — a resourceful rabbit […]
May 20, 2019
Pro Refrigeration hosted Davie County teachers during 2018 summer externship program

Pro Refrigeration Expanding Production at Mocksville Manufacturing Plant

Pro Chiller Systems has announced that it will shift the production of all standard equipment from its Auburn, Washington headquarters to its east coast manufacturing facility located in Mocksville, NC effective June 30th. Pro Refrigeration designs, manufactures, and distributes state-of-the-art refrigeration systems for the dairy, winery, food processing, medical, and brewing industries. Since opening in North Carolina in 2013, the percentage of equipment produced in North Carolina versus Washington has steadily increased reaching a 75% (NC) to 25% (WA) split in 2018. Pro will continue with limited manufacturing in Auburn with a focus on product development, testing, and certification. “From […]
May 13, 2019

Local Industry and Community College Join Forces at Davie County Job Fair

Davie CONNECT and DCCC, the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties joined forces on Wednesday, May 8th at the Davie Campus in Mocksville for the first co-sponsored job fair. The event brought together more than 20 employers representing a wide range of professions and industries. Career options at the job fair included positions in the areas of healthcare, advanced manufacturing, business, IT, education and more. According to Carolyn McManamy, director of Davie CONNECT, “Our first co-hosted job fair attracted a large number of job seekers and we are thrilled with the teamwork and the support of DCCC as we […]
May 5, 2019

Meet Your Future – Davie Campus Job Fair Coming May 8th in Mocksville!

Did you know that there are great job opportunities available in your own backyard? Whether you are looking for your first job or ready for a career change, come out and meet your future as DCCC – The College of Davidson and Davie Counties, in partnership with Davie CONNECT, hosts a community-wide job fair on Wednesday, May 8th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The job fair will be held at the Davie Campus 1205 Salisbury Street, in Room 110 of the Administrative Building. This job fair is open to the public as well as students. This event brings together […]
May 3, 2019
His & Hers

Don’t Miss Saturday’s Family Fun in Mocksville!

Mocksville has two free community events this Saturday sure to please family members of all ages — the Daniel Boone Family Festival and KidsFest! Daniel Boone Family Festival On Saturday, May 4th from 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.,  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 inflatables and balloon artistry, there’s something for everyone at the all-day event which runs from 10 a.m – 5 p.m. The festival ends at  5 p.m. […]
May 1, 2019
kidfest bounce house

Free Community Event This Saturday ~ KidsFest: Fun for the Whole Family

KidsFest will be held Saturday, May 4th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Brock Gym and Masonic Picnic Grounds located at 644 North Main Street in Mocksville. This free community event is sponsored by Smart Start of Davie County in conjunction with Davie County Recreation and Parks and Davie Family YMCA and will occur rain or shine.  The goal of KidsFest is to provide a fun day of learning for children and to raising awareness for the services and activities available to families of young children in Davie County. KidsFest is a community collaboration with 23 agencies participating […]
April 30, 2019

The Mocksville Farmers Market opens Wednesday, May 1st!

Ready for some tantalizingly tasty fresh produce? The Mocksville Farmer’s Market will open Wednesday, May 1st, from 3 – 6 p.m. in the Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater parking lot located at 107 S Salisbury St. in Mocksville. The Mocksville Farmers Market is proud to provide a community market for consumers, farmers and artisans to buy and sell local fruits, vegetables, plants, and handmade crafts.  In addition to fresh produce, the market offers baked goods, jams, candles, soaps, creams, lotions, farm art, honey, meats, berries, eggs, flowers and more! Support your local farmer who is working hard to grow clean, fresh […]