November 26, 2018

DavieCONNECT – Creating Innovative Workforce Solutions for Davie County

Davie County’s unprecedented 23% job growth over the past five years coupled with a low unemployment rate of 3.9% has left local employers in a quandary — how to find enough qualified workers. Seeking to create a solution to the problem, the Davie County Economic Development Commission has kicked-off DavieCONNECT, an initiative designed to connect businesses to resources and kids to careers and to provide innovative workforce solutions for Davie County. DavieCONNECT’s director, Carolyn McManamy, will apply the knowledge gained during eight years as president of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce to serve as a resource for local businesses, […]
November 22, 2018

Come One, Come All; First Annual Cooleemee Christmas Parade, This Saturday, November 24th!

The Town of Cooleemee will host its first annual Christmas Parade at 4 PM on Saturday, November 24th!  The parade will begin at Cooleemee Elementary School and end at the Zachary House.  Families will gather on the grounds of the Zachary House after the parade for food, games, singing, and a reading of the Christmas Story.  Of course, Santa will be on hand for a chat and pictures with the children. To enter the parade, simply show up at the Cooleemee Elementary School prior to 4 PM.  No pre-registrations is necessary. Cooleemee Mayor Steve Corriher is excited to hold Cooleemee’s […]
November 19, 2018

2018 Bed Races – Ingersoll Rand Best Overall ~ Trailers of the East Coast Fastest and Most Outrageous

The town of Mocksville raced into the Christmas season on November 16th with the 7th Annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race as 23 race teams made the mad dash down Main Street. 2018 Mocksville Bed Races Thank you to Ed Simmons for the awesome photos! The race saw another good turnout this year with the streets full of families, fun and holiday spirit. Race Announcer Tonia Cornett kept the crowd cheering while DJ Tim Elmore had folks dancing in the streets. The event was covered by WXII 12 whose racing teams faced off in the first race of the […]
November 17, 2018

Davie Chamber Now Accepting Nominations for E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond to make our community a better place to live? Nominate them now for the 2018 E.C Tatum Humanitarian Award which will be presented at the Davie County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Gala on January 17, 2019, at WinMock at Kinderton.  Nomination forms can be downloaded here. This Award is named in honor of E.C. Tatum, “A Man of Vision” who personified the commitment to community in Davie County for over thirty-five years. Each year the Chamber seeks nominations of candidates who embody the essence of Mr. Tatum through their volunteer […]
November 13, 2018

Bed Races This Friday in Mocksville ~ Whacky, Whimsical, and Outrageously Fun!

Historic Downtown Mocksville will race into the Christmas season this Friday night, November 16th as 25 whacky, whimsical, and outrageous teams from local businesses, non-profits,  and WXII-12 News take part in the 7th annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race. The festivities will begin with the lighting of the downtown businesses at dusk. WXII News Reporter Briana Conner will take on WXII Chief Meteorologist Lanie Pope at 6 p.m. followed by the Parade of Beds at 6:15 p.m. led by the Super Girls from the Mocksville Police Department. $600 in Cash Prizes at Stake! At stake are prizes for speed […]
November 5, 2018

DavieLEADS – Building Momentum on Encouraging First Year Results

Davie County Schools is on a roll–an honor roll. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has released its statewide End-of-Grade (EOG) test data for 2017-18, and Davie County has moved from 45th to 17th out of 115 districts in 3rd-grade reading proficiency.  Based on last year’s test results, Cooleemee Elementary is now in the top 4 percent of North Carolina elementary schools for academic growth, with a ranking of 47th out of 1,218 schools statewide. In addition, kindergarten readiness in Davie County has improved from 71 percent to 80 percent based on the Dial-4 screening assessment. These are just […]
November 2, 2018

6th Annual Best of Davie Awards – Vote Online today!

Everyone has their favorites – those businesses that take the time to get to know you and go above and beyond to meet your needs each and every time. It’s time again to give them the recognition they deserve by voting online today for the “2018 Best of Davie Awards.” We all know just how special our community is—and judging from all of the new businesses and enterprises choosing to locate here, it seems the word is starting to spread. The Davie County Chamber of Commerce is giving you a chance to highlight the businesses, services, and destinations that make […]
October 29, 2018

Halloween Crawl and “Little Brock of Horrors” Wednesday in Mocksville!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Halloween! Ready for some thrills and chills? Join the Halloween Crawl in downtown Mocksville this Wednesday! Start with our costumed local merchants for your trick or treating…maybe grab a bite to eat or an ice cream cone. Halloween music will begin at 5 p.m to add to the fun. Then “crawl” along toward North Main Street’s residential section and be prepared to be ENTERTAINED. There will be festive decorations, plenty of candy, and live music provided by the residents. And don’t forget the Davie County Recreation & Park’s Little Brock of Horrors Trail […]
October 25, 2018

Comfort Bilt Growing in Mocksville, Creating New Jobs!

  The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority has awarded the Town of Mocksville a $212,000 grant to support the renovation of a 194,000-square-foot building that is occupied by Comfort Bilt® Windows and Doors, a subsidiary of Larson Manufacturing, which manufactures storm doors and windows. The company plans to invest over $500,000 to expand production at the facility, creating as many as 50 new jobs over the next two years. The plant will begin producing an additional line of storm doors with retractable screens next year. To provide space for the increased production, Larson’s distribution center will move to an adjacent […]

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