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 […]
June 17, 2019

Free Weekend Fun in Mocksville ~ Movie Night & Summer Beach Days Concert!

From an outdoor movie to a three-band concert, free family fun abounds this weekend in downtown Mocksville! Friday Night: Incredibles 2 at 8:30 p.m. at the downtown park on Main Street Bring your family & friends to Downtown Mocksville for a free outdoor showing of Incredibles 2, Friday, June 21st.  The movie will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the Mocksville downtown park on Main Street. Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice […]
June 3, 2019

Tips for Job Seekers – How to Nail That Next Job

As the school year draws to a close, many teens will be pounding the pavement for a summer job, often for the first time. Whether you are seeking that first job or you have been in the market for a while, the following tips from Scott Gantt of First Choice Personnel will help you put your best foot forward: “Present yourself well when you are making your first impression with the company,” says Gantt. “You don’t have to be in a business suit but you should be neat, look as if you are excited about being there and wear your […]
May 26, 2019

Cognitive ToyBox – Achieving Early Literacy in Davie County

Davie County Schools is continuing to make strides in addressing key challenges to kindergarten readiness. Through DavieLEADS, a partnership with the Mebane Foundation, Davie County has had the unique opportunity to pilot solutions that can move the needle in early childhood education. From the outset, Peggy Nuckolls, director of preschool services, and Stephanie Nelson, preschool collaborative teacher, identified the need for better assessment tools. In seeking an assessment tool that was less subjective and more objective, they chose to pilot Cognitive ToyBox, a game-based assessment platform to measure school readiness. Their goal was to increase the reliability of student assessments […]
May 20, 2019
Pro Refrigeration hosted Davie County teachers during 2018 summer externship program

Pro Refrigeration Expanding Production at Mocksville Manufacturing Plant

Pro Chiller Systems has announced that it will shift the production of all standard equipment from its Auburn, Washington headquarters to its east coast manufacturing facility located in Mocksville, NC effective June 30th. Pro Refrigeration designs, manufactures, and distributes state-of-the-art refrigeration systems for the dairy, winery, food processing, medical, and brewing industries. Since opening in North Carolina in 2013, the percentage of equipment produced in North Carolina versus Washington has steadily increased reaching a 75% (NC) to 25% (WA) split in 2018. Pro will continue with limited manufacturing in Auburn with a focus on product development, testing, and certification. “From […]