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 […]
April 29, 2018

The Mocksville Farmers Market opens Wednesday, May 2nd!

Ready for some tantalizingly tasty fresh produce? The Mocksville Farmer’s Market will open Wednesday, May 2nd, from 3 – 6 p.m. in the Junker’s Mill 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! Join them as they promote “Eat Fresh, Healthy and Local”. “We are excited to […]
April 23, 2018

Eastgate Shopping Center Continues to Bring New Retail Options to Mocksville

When David Tsui purchased the Squire Boone Plaza in Mocksville he promised to give it a new lease on life by bringing new retail stores to Davie County. Fast forward two years, and the center is bustling with the grand opening of Tractor Supply Company last week in the former Food Lion. Furniture Mattress Warehouse opened in the old Walmart in March. Promise made. Promise delivered. “We want to thank the community for the support we have gotten in the redevelopment of the shopping center and feel that this is a good example of how a partnership with the Chamber […]
April 18, 2018

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

KidsFest: Fun for the Whole Family will be held Saturday, April 21st 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 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 […]
April 16, 2018

“Cruise-In” Monday Night in Mocksville!

Visit the beautiful and historic square in Downtown Mocksville on Monday evening, April 16th, for  “Cruise-In” presented by the Piedmont C.A.R.S. Association. Festivities begin at 5:30 and continue until dark. All types of cars ranging from old classics to the cars of tomorrow will be on display.  The cruise-in draws participants from the surrounding areas stretching from the Virginia border to the Sandhills ~ West from Wilkes County and East to Alamance and Wake Counties.  If the weather is kind, the cruise-in will draw dozens of cars. In addition to the cars, the event features music by DJ Barry Rentz, […]

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