February 21, 2018

“Best of Davie” Award Winners Announced at Davie Chamber Awards Gala

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce held its 48th Annual Awards Gala and Annual Meeting on Tuesday, February 20th at WinMock in Bermuda Run. The evening began with a welcome reception of networking and mingling followed by a delicious dinner in the loft.  The Awards Gala is the Chamber’s opportunity to highlight achievements of the past year and to honor the recipients of their signature awards:  the Business of the Year Award and E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award.  The “Best of Davie” award winners were also announced with the top ten Davie businesses receiving awards. This year’s event included an informative […]
February 9, 2018

House of Raeford Continues to Pay 150 Employee Full Salaries after Fire Temporarily Closes Processing Plant

There is an old phrase that says, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” House of Raeford Farms in Mocksville is doing just that after the central portion of the chicken processing plant off Eaton Road was heavily damaged by a fire on December 14th. While investigators and insurance adjusters have investigated the cause of the fire and determined the extent of the damage, House of Raeford has maintained its commitment to its 150 employees by continuing to pay their normal wage until further notice. More Than 100 Local Families are Grateful for Company Support House of Raeford, a family-owned […]
December 16, 2017

Davie County Winning Deals as North Carolina Tops Forbes Best States for Business List!

North Carolina is now the nation’s top state to do business, according to Forbes Magazine’s Best States for Business ranking. Although North Carolina is the only state to appear among the top five states all 12 years since the magazine launched the list, this year is the first time it has occupied the top spot. Last year, Forbes ranked North Carolina # 2. Over the past twenty years, North Carolina has built one of the nation’s healthiest business climates through low business costs, incentives, and a young and educated workforce. The state’s strong universities and resources such as Research Triangle […]
October 26, 2017

All Aboard! DCCC Enrollment Bus – Custom Built to Deliver Opportunity!

When the staff at DCCC, the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties, comes up with a way to expand opportunity to more members of our community, the wheels start rolling. Most recently, the DCCC Enrollment Services staff came up with the idea of building an enrollment bus that could be taken to community events and locations throughout the year to engage prospective students and help them learn about opportunities at the college and jumpstart the admissions process. On Tuesday, October 10th DCCC held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate and announce the enrollment bus! “We’re excited about connecting with […]
October 20, 2017

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

The 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,” […]
October 10, 2017

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

Enjoy 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 […]
October 2, 2017

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

A 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 […]
September 18, 2017

SouthPoint Developer Believes Investments in Davie County & America Have a Bright Future

Joe Hollingsworth believes that the next dozen years will be a continued expansion like America has never seen before. As owner and CEO of the Hollingsworth Companies, the largest non-urban industrial real estate developer and construction firm in the southeastern United States, which owns the SouthPoint Industrial Park on US Hwy 601 in Mocksville, he carefully researches economic trends. “It is my belief that the next 12 years will be the best economic period of our lives,” Hollingsworth said. “We are coming out of the “Perfect Storm” that had formed against industrial development in the last 10 years. Over-regulation in […]
September 14, 2017

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. 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 […]