August 15, 2019

Davie CONNECT Externships Connecting Teachers with Industry for Workforce Development

By Jeanna Baxter White The more you know, the more you can teach. Five Davie County educators recently deepened their teaching skills by touring area companies to gain a renewed understanding of the skills needed by employers that will help their students find meaningful careers and local industry to grow. During the week-long externship, the educators from Davie County Schools toured Ashley Furniture, Dex Heavy Duty Truck Parts, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, Flow Honda of Winston-Salem, Ingersoll Rand, Pro Refrigeration, Inc.,  Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center and VF Jeanswear, now Kontoor Brands, to learn about all facets of […]
August 5, 2019

Coming Soon, The Park at Lake Louise, Learn More on Tuesday, August 6th

Learn more about the plans for The Park at Lake Louise, during an informational meeting on Tuesday, August 6th at 6:30 pm at 64 Bistro at Colin Creek Golf Club. The public park will be adjacent to and integrated with the Colin Creek Golf Club, formerly Lake Louise and Hickory Hill. The 12-hole golf course and restaurant are already open. After getting feedback on the initial drawings, McAdams (the same company that is working with the county on the park at the old high school site) has refined their proposal to encompass a three-phase project.  Phase 1 includes walking and […]
July 25, 2019

Free Concert on the Square in Mocksville on Saturday – Tess and the Black & Blues!

Enjoy a little Blues, Beach, Country, Funk, and Rock as one of Mocksville’s hometown bands, Tess & the Black & Blues, takes center stage Saturday night, July 27th from 7-10 p.m. in the quad near Restaurant 101 in downtown Mocksville. Tess & the Black & Blues Founded in 2014, this multi-talented group features Davie County locals Tess Welch – vocals; Grady McClamrock – rhythm guitar; Gary Chilton – lead guitar; Ken Simonds – bass; Jerry Smith – keyboards; and Darren Boles – drums. Clap your hands, tap your feet, and sing along as they play your favorites from a wide […]
July 23, 2019

Summer Reading Camp “Informances” Inspire Kids

The 144 students attending Davie County’s 2019 reading camp celebrated their achievements with an end-of-camp “informance,” an informal performance solely for students to share what they have learned with each other.  Students sang, danced, played musical instruments, read poems and reports, and shared their artwork.              
July 21, 2019
Teachers engage with students during the combined camp opening session.

Davie Students Sharpen Literacy Skills at 2019 Read to Achieve Camp

By Jeanna Baxter White Can 16 days transform a child’s educational experience? One hundred forty-four Davie County students found out as they attended this summer’s Read to Achieve camp at Cornatzer Elementary School. Read to Achieve camp is designed to help third-graders meet state requirements in reading to advance to the fourth grade. The intensive four-week camp also includes first and second graders who demonstrated the potential of reaching grade-level proficiency in reading with extra help in the summer. This year’s camp served 87 third-graders, 29 second-graders, and 28 first-graders. Davie County’s camp is based on the A+Schools of North Carolina […]
July 16, 2019

Free Friday Movie Night in Mocksville ~ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse!

Bring your family & friends and your favorite movie snack to Downtown Mocksville for a free outdoor showing of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Friday, July 19th.  The movie will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the new downtown park on Main St. The movie is rated PG and is 1 hour and 57 minutes long. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, this rousingly entertaining superhero adventure is everything a great family movie should be: laugh-out-loud funny, filled with teachable moments, and appealing to parents and kids of all ages. A parent or guardian is required to stay with children […]
July 10, 2019

Colin Creek Golf Club and 64 Bistro Celebrate New Beginnings With Chamber Ribbon Cutting

By Jeanna Baxter White It’s the same beloved golf course, but with a new look, a new restaurant, and new owners. Community officials and residents were invited to explore Colin Creek Golf  Club and dine at 64-Bistro as they celebrated their opening on June 28th with a Davie Chamber ribbon-cutting ceremony and Let’s Do Lunch event. Formerly known as Hickory Hill and later Lake Louise, the club is located at 2251 US 64 E., in Mocksville. Sad to see the club’s deterioration following the death of its owner, two area physicians, Dr. David Duncan, a Winston-Salem thoracic surgeon, who has […]
July 8, 2019

Weekend Fun in Mocksville ~ Kids Art Crawl & Free Concert

By Jeanna Baxter White From a kids art crawl to a free concert on the square, there is something to delight people of all ages in downtown Mocksville this weekend! Kids Art Crawl – Friday, July 12th from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The Town of Mocksville and Wild Mountain Designs and Art are sponsoring a kids art crawl on Friday, July 12th 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM at Main Street Park in downtown Mocksville. For just $5 per child, they will have art stations featuring clay, string, painting with acrylic and watercolor, artificial stained glass, and squirt gun abstract […]
June 25, 2019
Local plant and human resource managers listen as David Hollars, executive director of Centralina Workforce Development Board discusses the challenges of attracting and retaining a talented workforce.

Fighting the War on Talent – Here’s How to Win

By Jeanna Baxter White “The war for talent is real! You must prepare for it like it is a battle. Job growth in the region is at an all-time high which means employees have a lot of choices,” David Hollars, executive director of Centralina Workforce Development Board, told plant and human resource managers during a luncheon hosted by Davie County Economic Development, DavieCONNECT and the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. He shared a number of startling statistics from www.ncworks.gov.: North Carolina’s unemployment rate in December 2018 was 3.8%. The area unemployment rate was even lower at 3.4%. To put those […]

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