September 27, 2019

Wine Tour Saturday, October 12th – Wine Down to Support United Way!

By Jeanna Baxter White Wine Down with the United Way on Saturday, October 12th, and enjoy a full day of wine tastings at Chestnut Trail, Lazy Elm, and RayLen vineyards while supporting the Davie County community. Hosted by the United Way of Davie County and Davie County Chamber of Commerce, this event will raise funds for the 2019 Annual Giving Campaign which supports the initiatives, programs, and services United Way provides to Davie County residents. Melinda Beauchamp, CEO of the United Way of Davie County, hopes to sell all 108 tickets and to fill two large buses with attendees. “That […]
September 24, 2019
David Hiller, Unit Manager, NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

NC Vocational Rehab ~ Helping the Disabled Who Want to Work Achieve Career Success!

By Jeanna Baxter White As an employer, you will be happy to know that there is an untapped labor force among people with disabilities here in the state – people who make outstanding employees and are job-ready. According to the Institute for Corporate Productivity (ICP), hiring people with disabilities can: Improve productivity and reduce turnover by almost 50% Include employees who have equal to or better overall job performance ratings than fellow workers Many of these candidates are well prepared, have earned certifications and have post-secondary education. In fact, the North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (NCDVRS): Has over […]
September 18, 2019

Smart Start of Davie County – Get Free Help Preparing Your Children for Success!

By Jeanna Baxter White Four-year-old Tommy carefully considers the boxes of toys lining the Smart Start bookshelves before selecting a kit labeled “Sand and Water Play.” His mom, Emily MacCaull, waits patiently, allowing him to choose for himself. These toy kits are just one of the many resources Smart Start of Davie County offers residents and early childhood educators as it seeks to ensure quality childcare, education, health, and family support programs for all Davie County children birth to five. Smart Start is North Carolina’s nationally recognized and award-winning early childhood initiative designed to ensure that young children enter school healthy and […]
September 15, 2019

2 Events in Mocksville on Saturday: Touch-A-Truck and Summer Beach Days Concert

Downtown Mocksville offers twelve hours of excitement with two great events this Saturday, September, 21st, sure to appeal to family members of all ages — Touch-A-Truck and Summer Beach Days. Touch-A-Truck in Downtown Mocksville from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The fun begins from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. with Touch-A-Truck. Have a hands-on, up-close experience with all types of vehicles in downtown Mocksville and support COGNITION! Touch-A-Truck will provide a unique opportunity for children of all ages to explore many types of vehicles – public service, emergency, utility, transportation, recreational, farm, construction, delivery, and “cool” trucks – all in one […]
September 13, 2019

Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival: Bringing Bluegrass to Davie County Schools

Once again, Davie County High School seniors will enjoy a special in-school musical performance, courtesy of their neighbors at Carolina Bible Camp & Retreat Center. All Davie County High School students, faculty and staff, and South Davie Middle School students will receive complimentary wristband bands to attend the 8th annual Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Gates at the camp facility at 1988 Jericho Church Road in Mocksville open to the public at 10:00 a.m. Music concludes at 5:30 p.m. GRAMMY Award-winning and EMMY-nominated artist Dom Flemons will present a special private seminar and performance at […]
September 4, 2019

Community Leaders, DCCC and Industry Team Up to Ignite Davie!

By Carolyn McManamy and Jeanna Baxter White We all want to live in a vibrant community with abundant job opportunities, excellent schools, high quality of life, and low crime. We want the best for our children – to earn a great education that will launch them into independent adulthood with successful careers and the promise of a bright and prosperous future. Education is one of the most important factors in a community’s economic success. More education means more opportunity for everyone. Yet the soaring cost of college prevents many students from furthering their education. What if we put education at […]
August 31, 2019

Davie County Schools Shine Spotlight on Career Exploration with Edge Factor

By Jeanna Baxter White Whether it’s in a boardroom, parking lot, or on the shop floor… EVERYONE is talking about workforce development, and many are working hard to find solutions. To help empower its students to become part of that solution, Davie County Schools is rolling out Edge Factor,  an innovative workforce development tool that uses the power of cinematic storytelling and interactive tools to open the eyes of students, parents, and adults to rewarding career opportunities that will get them excited about planning their future. “Career exploration is a large piece of what we do in CTE, STEM, and […]
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 […]