March 16, 2012

Opening This Weekend ~ The Davie County Arts Council Presents “To Kill a Mockingbird”

“To Kill a Mockingbird” opens Friday evening, March 16th and runs for two weeks at the Brock Performing Center in historic downtown Mocksville.  The play has been adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name written by Harper Lee and published in 1960. The play runs over the next 2 weekends with performances scheduled each Friday, Saturday at 7 PM and each Sunday at 3 PM. Directed by Mollye Ann Maxner from the North Carolina School of the Arts, the cast includes some new faces and some old friends from the Brock Players. A southern gothic novel […]
March 5, 2012

$80 Million New Hospital Construction Project Begins ~ Wake Forest Baptist Health – West Campus

The sights and sounds of construction are beginning in Davie County, North Carolina as site preparation begins for phase one of the $80 million Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center complex on Highway 801 at Interstate 40.  Phase one will consist of an outpatient center and medical office building.  Approximately 200 jobs will be created by phase one, excluding construction jobs. The complex will be named Wake Forest Baptist Health – West Campus. Larger Than Originally Planned The medical office building will be larger than originally planned.  It will be a four story, 60,000 square foot building containing physician offices.  The […]
February 29, 2012

DCCC President Dr. Mary Rittling Named 2012 President of the Year

The North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges has confirmed that the 2012 President of the Year for North Carolina is DCCC President Dr. Mary Rittling.  DCCC is the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties. The President of the Year Award was established by the State Board of Community Colleges to encourage, identify, and reward outstanding leadership and commitment to the community college mission among the presidents of the 58 institutions of the North Carolina Community College System. The recipient receives a plaque and $8,000. In addition, the foundation of the recipient’s institution receives a cash prize of $2,000. […]
February 9, 2012

“Kids Love History” Valentine Bake Sale Starts 10 AM Saturday

Sweets for Your Sweets A Valentines Bake Sale will be held in Cooleemee starting at 10 AM on Saturday, February 11th in front of the Dollar General Store.   Proceeds will benefit the Cooleemee Historical Association’s unique kids’ history programs that have given “roots” to an entire generation of local children. Several dozen local bakers will be contributing “sweets for your sweets” to keep the “Discovering Our Heritage” Kids Programs operating. “Homemade cakes, cookies, cup cakes and other items will be sold until they’re all gone” says Jennifer Godbey, coordinator of the project. If you would like to contribute a baked […]
February 8, 2012

Davie County Civic Forum ~ Share Your Ideas

Do you have ideas that could make Davie County and the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina a more sustainable place to work, live, and get around?  The Piedmont Triad Sustainable Communities Planning Project has established an online forum, “Piedmont Voice,” for each county in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. Help Shape the Future ~ The Davie County “MindMixer” Join the Davie County MindMixer, an online conversation, and help shape a future where communities across the Piedmont Triad become more resilient through tough economic times by creating innovative solutions to sustainable development. Strengths and Challenges of the Piedmont Triad […]
February 1, 2012

Remembering Town Commissioner Buster Cleary

J.C “Buster” Cleary died at his home this past weekend at the age of 77.  He was a long serving Mocksville town board member, former county commissioner, and a man many remember as having a big heart.  There were few in town who didn’t know him and even fewer who didn’t know of him. When Buster attended the monthly town meetings he almost always brought along his beloved toy poodle that would sit quietly in his lap. “He was a commissioner with the town when I first started here,” Town Manager Christine Bralley says.  “He’s been here my entire tenure.  […]
January 27, 2012

150 Attended the Town of Bermuda Run Comprehensive Plan Review

Over 150 Davie County citizens attended the public presentation of the draft comprehensive plan at the WinMock Barn “Granary” events center on January 24th!  After introductions by Mayor Rethmeier, residents were briefed in detail on the draft comprehensive plan.  Presentations included details on the goals, history and famework of the plan. Videos from the meeting appear below and are also available on your Davie County YouTube Channel.  Links to the comprehensive plan resources are provided after the following videos. Public Presentation of Town of Bermuda Run Draft Comprehensive Plan ~ Part 1 of 2   Public Presentation of Town of […]
January 19, 2012

Davie County Beekeepers to Host Beekeeping Course

How to Get Started in Beekeeping The Davie County Beekeepers will host the 7th annual beekeeping short course, “How to Get Started in Beekeeping” beginning 9 AM Saturday, January 28th, at the Davie County Library in Mocksville.  The course consists of five Saturday classes at the library and ends with an “Apiary Day” at a local honey farm where participants will have the opportunity to observe and handle honey bees first hand. Time for a New Hobby ~ Backyard Honey Bees! There is nothing quite as sweet as honey from the beehives in your own back yard.  Honey bees pollinate […]
January 15, 2012

HondaJet Presentation in Davie County ~ 400 New Jobs Coming to North Carolina!

Davie County’s Sugar Valley Airport Hosted the HondaJet Presentation to an Enthusiastic Crowd Nick Newby, Manager of Eastern US Sales for HondaJet was on hand at Sugar Valley Airport in Davie County on Saturday, January 14th to talk about HondaJet. At Honda Aircraft’s World Headquarters campus in North Carolina, the birthplace of aviation, the company’s employees work in more than 500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art R&D, manufacturing and administration headquarter buildings to develop, produce, market and support the HondaJet with HondaJet dealers. The challenging spirit upon which Mr. Soichiro Honda founded Honda Motors is still alive today as Honda Aircraft […]