March 7, 2019

Construction Begins on Park at old Davie County High School

Five years after Davie County residents voted overwhelmingly to pass the Parks and Recreation general obligation bonds, construction is now underway on Phase One of the new Davie County Community Park being built at the former site of Davie County High School. “Today is a day of celebration and today we celebrate community ownership and a partnership that is fundamental in serving the ever-changing needs of the Davie community …,” said Terry Renegar, chairman of the Davie County Board of Commissioners, during the groundbreaking ceremony.  “In 2014, the residents of Davie County voted overwhelmingly to spend $5 million to make […]
March 4, 2019
Lt. Gov. Dan Forest celebrates Cooleemee Elementary becoming one of the top four percent elementary schools in the state for academic growth. Courtesy of Lt. Gov. Dan Forest’s Facebook page.

DavieLEADS gives Cooleemee Elementary a boost

Note: This article, by EdNC staff, was originally published on February 27, 2019 on Education NC (EdNC –DavieLEADS gives Cooleemee Elementary a boost) and is republished here with permission. Davie County Public Schools got some good news last year. After the 2017-18 End-of-Grade test results were announced, the county discovered it had moved up from 45th to 17th out of all 115 districts in the state for third-grade reading proficiency. Cooleemee Elementary was singled out in those results for moving into the top 4 percent of all elementary schools in the state for academic growth. This growing success in the district is […]
February 26, 2019

Local Businesses Reach 500 Students at Davie Career Expo!

Davie County High School hosted its annual career expo at Davie High on February 21st to bring students together with local businesses. The goals of the expo were to: Help students connect with all of the various industries and careers available to them in Davie County. Identify future workforce needs in our community. Align educational programs offered at Davie High and Davidson Community College to meet the needs of our local businesses. Communicate employment needs and necessary credentials to students. “Our goal is to provide information on all options regarding college and career opportunities for the students of Davie County,” […]
February 19, 2019
Davidson County Community College - Davie Campus

Employee Training – DCCC Can Help You Improve Business Performance, Profits, & Morale

Training is a valuable way to improve business performance, increase profits, and boost staff morale. Training helps a company stay ahead of competitors and keep up with the latest industry and technology changes. Ensuring that your employees’ skills and knowledge are up-to-date can grow your business and boost its competitiveness. Training has many benefits for your staff: acquiring new skills, increasing their contribution to the business, and building self-esteem. Employees who receive the necessary training perform their jobs more effectively. Training also helps prepare employees to grow within their companies as they aspire for positions with increased prospects and pay. […]
February 17, 2019

Make and Take – DavieLEADS Supporting Early Literacy Teachers in Davie County Schools

  For two hours on a Monday afternoon, the Central Davie gym resembled a workshop. Seated at long tables, teachers were talking and laughing while cutting word strips, sorting and bagging colored squares, and taping the edges of shower board to create small whiteboards. The teachers were attending one of three “make and take” sessions organized by Davie County Schools to support its elementary school teachers and to provide them with valuable tools to assist with this year’s DavieLEADS focus on guided reading. DavieLEADS (Literacy Empowers All in Davie to Succeed) was created in 2017 through a $2.5 million grant […]
February 8, 2019

$300,000 Interest Free Loan from Energy United Helping Bring Jobs to Davie County

Energy United has awarded the Davie County Economic Development Commission a $300,000 interest-free revolving loan to help build a 324,000 SF industrial space which will enable Davie County to attract larger manufacturing companies and enhance its ability to continue growing its industrial base. “We are so fortunate in Davie County to have Energy United,” said Terry Bralley, president of DCEDC,  during a check presentation ceremony Tuesday. “They’ve been a great economic development partner for us. We’ve built water tanks, been able to pay for incentives up front, and put in water and sewer lines with their assistance and access to […]
February 4, 2019

Mebane Foundation Giving the Gift of Reading through HillRAP

It’s 3:15 in the afternoon. While most of their friends are finished with school for the day, four third-grade girls are bursting through the door of the Mebane Foundation office in downtown Mocksville to take advantage of an amazing opportunity to boost their literacy skills. The Mebane Foundation is piloting a unique program that utilizes a retired teacher to provide the Hill Reading Achievement Program (HillRAP) to students who don’t receive the powerful literacy intervention during the school day. HillRAP is a research-based multisensory structured language approach to teaching reading developed by the Hill Center of Durham. During HillRAP, a […]
January 30, 2019

Congratulations ~ Davie Chamber Gala Celebrates 2018 Best of Davie Winners!

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce held its 49th Annual Awards Gala and Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 18th 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:  E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award, Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, and Chamber Ambassador of the Year. The “Best of Davie” award winners were also announced. This year’s event included a report […]
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 […]