December 13, 2013

Christmas Tour Will Brighten Your Spirits This Saturday

Enjoy splendid hospitality, beautiful decorations and humble fellowship as Cooleemee opens its arms during its Christmas Tour of Homes on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 11 am through 4 pm. Eight homes, including six homes that have witness more than a hundred years of history, five historic churches each with unique architectural flourishes, and two museums with guided tours will be stops on the tour. Proceeds from the $10 tickets will go toward the drive to create a new Splash and Swim Center in Cooleemee. “When the cotton mill was established back in 1899,” says tour coordinator Hellen Daywalt, “they […]
November 27, 2013

“iShopDavie Days” Puts Local Businesses In The Holiday Spotlight

Everyone loves a great deal during the holiday shopping season, and the Davie County Chamber of Commerce has come up with one that truly can be described as the gift that keeps on giving. iShopDavie Days November 29 – December 1 At its first meeting this November, the Davie County Board of Commissioners announced it was officially designating the three days immediately following Thanksgiving this year—November 29 through December 1—as “iShopDavie Days.” The goal of the program? To encourage all Davie County residents to do their shopping at Davie County businesses during that period. Given the headaches involved with traveling […]
October 28, 2013

Another Davie County Business is Expanding – Trailers of the East Coast

Thanks to a loyal customer base, business is growing at Trailers of the East Coast and they are expanding to better meet customers’ needs.  Trailers of the East Coast is adding 80,000 square feet (2 acres) to their location adjacent to Interstate 40 in Mocksville, NC bringing the total space to 10 acres. Expanding for a better shopping experience Trailers of the East Coast stocks hundreds of dump and utility trailers, horse and stock trailers, open and enclosed cargo trailers, car haulers, toy haulers, vending trailers, trucks and motor homes.  This additional space will help improve the positioning and display […]
October 21, 2013

Hundreds of State and Local Leaders Honor NC Rep Julia Howard

The N.C. League of Municipalities (NCLM ) last week awarded Representative Julia Howard its Community Champion Award for her work on behalf of cities and towns. Representative Howard was on hand at the league’s annual conference in Hickory to accept the award. In addition to the hundreds of League officials in attendance at the conference, also present to see Rep. Howard accept her award were her former House colleague and current Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry, current N.C. Representative Andy Wells, former N.C. Representative and current Senior Advisor to the Office of the Secretary of the N.C. Department of Health & […]
September 26, 2013

50 Years of Educating and Empowering Students ~ DCCC to Feature Guest Speaker Dr. Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson – renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, storyteller, and author – will be the centerpiece of the DCCC 50th anniversary celebration in Davie County as they celebrate 50 years of educating and empowering students. On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, Dr. Carson will be speaking on “Pursuing Excellence, for Healthcare, Education, and our Future” at WinMock at Kinderton in the town of Bermuda Run.  DCCC and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are co-hosting his visit. Success Dr. Carson on Success: “Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them. And if you look […]
August 7, 2013

Grand Auction this Saturday ~ “Shabby Chic”!

Your Chance to Own a Genuine Object d’Art Masterpiece The Shabby Chic (pronounced; “sheek”) auction from 6:00 to 8:00 PM this Saturday at the Brock Performing Arts Center is your chance to pick up some “Shabby Chic”  décor and furnishings at the Shabby Chic Auction. Artists, craftsmen and designers from across Davie County spent the spring discovering their inner artist, letting their creative juices flow and transforming everyday items into objects d’art.  You won’t believe it ’til you’ve seen it. Beyond Reason ~ Juried Art Exhibit and Reception In conjunction with the Shabby Chic Auction from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Davie […]
July 17, 2013

Congratulations Terry Bralley ~ NC Economic Developer of the Year!

  Terry Bralley, President of Davie County Economic Development Commission, has been named the North Carolina 2013 Economic Developer of the Year in recognition of his outstanding achievements. “Terry’s hard work has positively impacted jobs and investment throughout Davie County,” stated Linda Weiner,  North Carolina Economic Developers Association Immediate Past President. “This award is our organization’s way of recognizing his dedication to his community, the economic development profession and our state.” A county that started with a 10 percent unemployment rate in 2012, Davie County announced over $185 million in new investment and 850 potential new jobs in one year. […]
July 8, 2013

Davie Community Foundation 5k Popsicle Run Makes Reader’s Digest “Best in America” Cover Story

  The Davie Community Foundation’s Annual 5K “Popsicle” run is the inspiration for the cover of the July 2013 Reader’s Digest. Reason Number 28:  “We Tell Cold Weather to Take a Hike.  The Popsicle 5K in Davie County, North Carolina, an annual fundraiser for local youth projects, lives up to its chilly name.  The race is held in February, and festivities include an ice-pop eating contest called the Brain Freeze Challenge.” Empowering the Young People of Davie County All proceeds from the Popsicle Run support youth-led projects in Davie County! Organized under the Davie Community Foundation, the SURF (Students Understanding […]
June 10, 2013

From Davie County Farms to Your Supper Table ~ Another Option? “CSA”

Enjoy garden fresh produce all season long People with their own vegetable gardens understand the delicious “snap” and outstanding flavor of fresh picked produce. It’s called “Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) – and it links local residents to local farmers, eliminating “the middleman” and increasing the benefits to both the farmer and your family.Subscribing to shares of a local CSA farm make it easy to treat your family to those fresh-picked flavors and wholesome nutrition of days gone by. There are two CSA farms right here in Davie County In a CSA program, a farmer grows food for a group of […]