June 22, 2012

Local National Guard Unit Headed to Kuwait

A deployment ceremony is planned for 2 p.m. today in Mocksville for the North Carolina National Guard’s 882nd Engineer Company, which is composed of detachments in three armories located in Mount Airy, Taylorsville and Mocksville. In all, more than 160 soldiers are being deployed from the three detachments, whose families also will attend today’s ceremony. It had been confirmed in early May that the local detachment would be sent overseas at some point during the summer, but the actual deployment date and location of its mission was not disclosed. At that time, it was described only as “Southwest Asia.” “These […]
May 26, 2012

Mocksville-Davie American Legion Baseball – 7 PM Sunday at Rich Park!

With 27 games of baseball played in just 37 days, the Mocksville-Davie American Legion Post 54 team is in full swing for the 2012 season at Rich Park. The Purest Form of the Sport A national sports writer and television producer, Matt Gibson, once observed that “American Legion Baseball is perhaps the purest form of the sport and the most fun to watch.  There are no player salaries and the grueling schedule leaves little time for beach trips or vacations for these young men.  This kind of sacrifice means that only those who really love the game are playing.  Most […]
May 21, 2012

From Davie County Farms to Your Supper Table ~ Community Supported Agriculture

Enjoy garden fresh produce all season long!  Davie County is home to two Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms.  These CSA farms directly link local residents and nearby farmers, eliminating “the middleman” and increasing the benefits to both the farmer and the consumer. In a CSA program, a farmer grows food for a group of local residents (called “shareholders” or “subscribers”) who commit at the beginning of each year to purchase part of that farm’s crop. The shareholders thus directly support a local farm and receive a low-cost weekly supply of fresh, high-quality produce. The farmers receive an initial cash investment […]
April 24, 2012

Video ~ Manufacturing in North Carolina ~ Ashley Furniture Investing $80 million, Creating 550 New Jobs in Davie County

High Point Furniture Market Showcases Major Announcement Ashley Furniture, the world’s largest home furnishings manufacturer, has been part of the High Point Furniture market for more than 40 years.  The eve of the 2012 Spring Furniture Market on Friday, April 20th was an appropriate time and place for announcing Ashley’s $80 million investment in Davie County, North Carolina creating at least 550 new furniture manufacturing and distribution jobs. Projected ~ 3.2 Million Square Feet on 640 Acres ~ 1100 Jobs On behalf of North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue, North Carolina Deputy Secretary of Commerce Dale Carroll opened the High Point […]
April 18, 2012

Furniture Design & Manufacturing Firm Bringing Jobs to Davie County

Welcoming Beaufurn to Davie County Beaufurn, a designer and manufacturer of high quality, innovatively designed furniture for hotels, restaurants, universities, airports, food courts, coffee shops, hospitals and commercial customers world-wide is moving its furniture manufacturing operations to Davie County, North Carolina. Made in the U.S.A. Bucking the trend of outsourcing manufacturing to overseas locations, Beaufurn has increased its domestic manufacturing output by 30% over the last 2 years. Environmentally Friendly Manufacturing Environmental sustainability and green manufacturing are also a key focus for Beaufurn and its customers. Wood used in the manufacturing process is primarily sourced domestically and is FSC (Forest […]
March 29, 2012

Help Honor Davie County’s Vietnam Veterans This Saturday

Mayor F.W. Slate has proclaimed March 31, 2012 as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day”.  The Town of Mocksville invites the County of Davie, Town of Bermuda Run and Town of Cooleemee to join together  to pay tribute to the men and women who served our country during the Vietnam War. All residents are invited to help honor these Vietnam Veterans as they depart in buses from Davie High School approximately at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, to attend the Welcome Home Celebration at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.   Display your gratitude to these honorable veterans by joining together along the […]
March 26, 2012

Davie County Chamber and The Y Present Free Health Expo to Davie Community

Free Health Screenings and More – Free Community Event The Davie County Chamber and the Davie Family YMCA are pleased to present the For Your Health Expo 2012 on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the Davie Family YMCA on Cemetery Street.  For Your Health Expo runs from 9am to 1pm and is free to the public.  This annual community event brings vendors of healthy lifestyle products and services together under one roof to offer Davie County residents a convenient one-stop healthy lifestyle information experience. Sponsored by both Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Hospital and Forsyth Medical Center, the For […]
March 21, 2012

Original “Scout” to Appear at the Brock Center on Friday, March 23, 2012

The Davie County Arts Council’s Brock Players will have three more performances of their production of To Kill a Mockingbird on March 23rd, 24th and 25th.  They will host a very special guest appearance at the Friday, March 23rd performance.  Mary Badham, who played “Scout” in the film version with Gregory Peck, will be at that performance. Patrons will see the Brock Players’ rendition of the play and then be privileged to hear Ms. Badham speak about the book and the play after that performance.  She will allow time to answer questions from the audience and then will be in […]
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 […]