February 4, 2019

Mebane Foundation Giving the Gift of Reading through HillRAP

It’s 3:15 in the afternoon. While most of their friends are finished with school for the day, four third-grade girls are bursting through the door of the Mebane Foundation office in downtown Mocksville to take advantage of an amazing opportunity to boost their literacy skills. The Mebane Foundation is piloting a unique program that utilizes a retired teacher to provide the Hill Reading Achievement Program (HillRAP) to students who don’t receive the powerful literacy intervention during the school day. HillRAP is a research-based multisensory structured language approach to teaching reading developed by the Hill Center of Durham. During HillRAP, a […]
January 30, 2019

Congratulations ~ Davie Chamber Gala Celebrates 2018 Best of Davie Winners!

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce held its 49th Annual Awards Gala and Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 18th at WinMock in Bermuda Run. The evening began with a welcome reception of networking and mingling followed by a delicious dinner in the loft. The Awards Gala is the Chamber’s opportunity to highlight achievements of the past year and to honor the recipients of their signature awards:  E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award, Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, and Chamber Ambassador of the Year. The “Best of Davie” award winners were also announced. This year’s event included a report […]
January 22, 2019

DDAC Apprenticeship Program ~ Go to College Free and Get a Paycheck at the Same Time – a Win-Win for Everyone

“What would you say if I told you there was a way to go to college for free and to get a paycheck at the same time?” asked Ashley Kern, human resources manager at Ingersoll Rand, a member of the Davidson & Davie Apprenticeship Consortium (DDAC), as she explained apprenticeships to students at Davie County High School. US manufacturers are facing a gap—not only in finding the skills needed but also in Americans’ interest in pursuing long-term careers in manufacturing. Apprenticeship programs have become one of the ways businesses and education systems are coming together to build a pipeline of […]
January 16, 2019

More Jobs on the Way! Announcing Davie Industrial Center – Almost 1 Million Square Feet of New Industrial Buildings Coming to Davie County!

“You can’t sell cornfields anymore,” says Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. “There’s too much red tape, hoopla, and time involved. Companies today are looking for a building shell that can be customized and up and running in 90-120 days.” Fortunately, Davie County is in the enviable position of having a high-quality building inventory in the right location — just off of I-40, within 30 miles of four additional interstates, and centrally located between the Triad and Charlotte Metros. And the new Davie Industrial Center located at Interstate Drive and Gildan Drive in Mocksville will soon […]
January 4, 2019

Schools, businesses working together can only help

  I was a long-haired 11th grader in Carolyn Beaver’s journalism class at Davie High School when I decided that would be my career path. Journalism. Newspaper work. I never got rich, but I don’t regret that decision. And the 11th grade is not too early to begin thinking about a career choice. Heck, eighth grade isn’t too early, either, just don’t set anything into stone at that young of an age. As editor of the student newspaper at Chowan College, I learned quickly that when you’re the editor of a newspaper at a Baptist college, it’s probably best not […]
January 2, 2019

All Veterans Invited! Veterans Coffee Thursday, January 3rd, in Mocksville

Veterans are invited to kick off the new year together by attending the monthly Veterans’ Coffee which will be held in Mocksville this Thursday, January 3rd, from 8:30‐10:30 a.m. at Sagebrush Steakhouse, 1562 Yadkinville Road.  Scheduled for the first Thursday of each month, this free event offers Veterans the opportunity to meet, share stories, and enjoy informal presentations by community organizations in Davie County. Around the country and here in North Carolina, similar events are being held to provide veterans a place to gather and for local health and human service organizations to show their support by offering a casual […]
December 18, 2018

Community Support of Davie EDC Leads to Impressive Job and Investment Growth

In December 2013, the Davie County Economic Development Commision launched the “Together We Are Davie” campaign, an ambitious economic growth initiative to create over 1,200 new jobs and to raise $100 million in new corporate investments by 2018. The community was challenged to meet a capital fundraising goal of $1 MILLION DOLLARS. Thanks to the generous support of 59 visionary companies and individuals, the initiative was a resounding success and the results have been extraordinary. Davie County led the state in job creation from 2013-2017 with 23 percent job growth while the state of North Carolina averaged just 8.5 percent […]
December 10, 2018

2018 Commemorative Christmas Ornament – Available Now!

Christmas is quickly approaching, and the 2018 Davie County Commemorative Christmas ornament would make a perfect addition to your tree as well as become a treasured gift for your Davie County family and friends. This year’s ornament returns to the original glass ball design and features the Kurfees Pure Oil Company, now Sadie’s Shoppe, which is located at 185 N. Salisbury St. This Davie County landmark has served in many capacities since Dr. R.P. Anderson built it as a service station, one of the oldest in Mocksville, in 1920. He sold it to Pure Oil Company in 1931. Albert Boger […]
December 5, 2018

More Holiday Events Coming! Pipes and Drums, Advance Christmas Parade, Holiday Crawl, Downtown Hayrides, a Movie and Music in the Park

While the iffy weather kept the crowds just a little smaller than usual for the Mocksville Christmas Parade, the event was a blast for everyone who came out to join the fun. Come on out and join the fun as the Christmas traditions continue in Davie County with pipes and drums, a holiday crawl, downtown hayrides, a movie on the park and Christmas tunes by the Davie Community Band.  The schedule of holiday events for is listed below the parade photos!  A special thank you to Ed Simmons Photography for the wonderful parade photos. Piedmont Firefighters Pipes and Drums – […]