January 22, 2019

DDAC Apprenticeship Program ~ Go to College Free and Get a Paycheck at the Same Time – a Win-Win for Everyone

“What would you say if I told you there was a way to go to college for free and to get a paycheck at the same time?” asked Ashley Kern, human resources manager at Ingersoll Rand, a member of the Davidson & Davie Apprenticeship Consortium (DDAC), as she explained apprenticeships to students at Davie County High School. US manufacturers are facing a gap—not only in finding the skills needed but also in Americans’ interest in pursuing long-term careers in manufacturing. Apprenticeship programs have become one of the ways businesses and education systems are coming together to build a pipeline of […]
January 16, 2019

More Jobs on the Way! Announcing Davie Industrial Center – Almost 1 Million Square Feet of New Industrial Buildings Coming to Davie County!

“You can’t sell cornfields anymore,” says Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. “There’s too much red tape, hoopla, and time involved. Companies today are looking for a building shell that can be customized and up and running in 90-120 days.” Fortunately, Davie County is in the enviable position of having a high-quality building inventory in the right location — just off of I-40, within 30 miles of four additional interstates, and centrally located between the Triad and Charlotte Metros. And the new Davie Industrial Center located at Interstate Drive and Gildan Drive in Mocksville will soon […]
January 11, 2019

The Lettermen at Brock Performing Arts Center Saturday, January 19th – Tickets Available Now!

Music enthusiasts are in for a rare treat when The Lettermen take the stage at the Brock Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 19th at 7:30 pm. The letter sweaters may only make a brief appearance at each Lettermen performance, but The Lettermen’s harmony is non-stop. From their first hit in 1961 “The Way You Look Tonight” through current hits of today, the sound is undeniably Lettermen. 18 Gold Albums worldwide and scores of top singles attest to a popularity that has endured through several generations. With over 10,000 sold out shows to their credit, The Lettermen are constantly sending […]
January 4, 2019

Schools, businesses working together can only help

  I was a long-haired 11th grader in Carolyn Beaver’s journalism class at Davie High School when I decided that would be my career path. Journalism. Newspaper work. I never got rich, but I don’t regret that decision. And the 11th grade is not too early to begin thinking about a career choice. Heck, eighth grade isn’t too early, either, just don’t set anything into stone at that young of an age. As editor of the student newspaper at Chowan College, I learned quickly that when you’re the editor of a newspaper at a Baptist college, it’s probably best not […]
January 2, 2019

All Veterans Invited! Veterans Coffee Thursday, January 3rd, in Mocksville

Veterans are invited to kick off the new year together by attending the monthly Veterans’ Coffee which will be held in Mocksville this Thursday, January 3rd, from 8:30‐10:30 a.m. at Sagebrush Steakhouse, 1562 Yadkinville Road.  Scheduled for the first Thursday of each month, this free event offers Veterans the opportunity to meet, share stories, and enjoy informal presentations by community organizations in Davie County. Around the country and here in North Carolina, similar events are being held to provide veterans a place to gather and for local health and human service organizations to show their support by offering a casual […]
December 18, 2018

Community Support of Davie EDC Leads to Impressive Job and Investment Growth

In December 2013, the Davie County Economic Development Commision launched the “Together We Are Davie” campaign, an ambitious economic growth initiative to create over 1,200 new jobs and to raise $100 million in new corporate investments by 2018. The community was challenged to meet a capital fundraising goal of $1 MILLION DOLLARS. Thanks to the generous support of 59 visionary companies and individuals, the initiative was a resounding success and the results have been extraordinary. Davie County led the state in job creation from 2013-2017 with 23 percent job growth while the state of North Carolina averaged just 8.5 percent […]
December 14, 2018

The Holiday Fun Continues in Mocksville this Saturday!

Although Friday night’s Movie in the Park has been canceled because of rain, you won’t want to miss the free fun family events in downtown Mocksville on Saturday! READasaurus Rocks at the Brock – Saturday, December 15, 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Free event. READasaurus Rocks, with Mark Daniel, sets the audience’s imagination on full power incorporating puppetry, storytelling, magic tricks, and audience participation. Enjoy the retelling of CHICA CHICA BOOM BOOM, CHARLOTTE’S WEB, and more. In celebration of the holidays, Mark closes with his signature piece, based on THE POLAR EXPRESS. Holiday Crawl – Saturday, December 15, 12 p.m. […]
December 12, 2018

Public Forum ~ Thursday, December 13th ~ Mocksville Comprehensive Plan

Would you like to help the Town of Mocksville build a vision for the future? Please attend the town’s comprehensive plan public forum on Thursday, December 13th from 5:30 p.m.- 7 p.m. at the Energy United Education Building at 201 S. Salisbury Street, Mocksville. Mocksville is working on a comprehensive plan to provide a vision for the future of our community. Town officials would like to hear your likes, dislikes, and dreams for an even better Mocksville in the future! Community Survey for the Mocksville Comprehensive Plan – December 2018 through January 2019 The town has also developed a survey […]
December 10, 2018

2018 Commemorative Christmas Ornament – Available Now!

Christmas is quickly approaching, and the 2018 Davie County Commemorative Christmas ornament would make a perfect addition to your tree as well as become a treasured gift for your Davie County family and friends. This year’s ornament returns to the original glass ball design and features the Kurfees Pure Oil Company, now Sadie’s Shoppe, which is located at 185 N. Salisbury St. This Davie County landmark has served in many capacities since Dr. R.P. Anderson built it as a service station, one of the oldest in Mocksville, in 1920. He sold it to Pure Oil Company in 1931. Albert Boger […]