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 […]
May 16, 2019
A crowd turns out for the Davie Chamber ribbon cutting ceremony for Tru Taekwondo in Bermuda Run

TRU Taekwondo Expanding to Davie County, Celebrates with Grand Opening of Bermuda Run Location

TRU Taekwondo celebrated its grand opening on Friday with a Davie Chamber ribbon-cutting ceremony and the opportunity for area residents to learn about the school and the ways martial arts instruction develops physical fitness, focus, and confidence. Located at 5289 US Hwy 158 in the Tanglewood Crossing Shopping Center in Bermuda Run, TRU Taekwondo is a martial art school that serves kids, teenagers, adults, and families. Taekwondo students learn kicking, punching, respect, focus, and confidence. TRU Taekwondo Center will offer a safe, fun, family-friendly environment with exceptional martial arts instruction that will provide a balance of tradition, character development, and […]
May 9, 2019

S.A.F.E. – Super Hero Gala, Saturday, May 11 at FUMC Mocksville

Substance Abuse Family Education (SAFE) members will host their first annual Superhero Gala on Saturday, May 11 at 6 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center on North Main Street in Mocksville. The evening will include a meal, an inspirational speaker, recognition of SAFE participants and information regarding the program. The SAFE program seeks to provide support to members of the community who are afflicted and/or affected by substance abuse, behavior afflictions, and/or domestic violence issues and is offering light and hope to anyone who comes their way. “Addiction to substances and/or behavioral afflictions can affect any […]
May 3, 2019
His & Hers

Don’t Miss Saturday’s Family Fun in Mocksville!

Mocksville has two free community events this Saturday sure to please family members of all ages — the Daniel Boone Family Festival and KidsFest! Daniel Boone Family Festival On Saturday, May 4th from 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.,  Historic Davie will host the Daniel Boone Family Festival in Historic Downtown Mocksville. Featuring local artisans,  historic reenactors, Fort Dobbs, historical tours throughout the county, food,  contests, and live music, and a kids area with free inflatables and balloon artistry, there’s something for everyone at the all-day event which runs from 10 a.m – 5 p.m. The festival ends at  5 p.m. […]
May 1, 2019
kidfest bounce house

Free Community Event This Saturday ~ KidsFest: Fun for the Whole Family

KidsFest will be held Saturday, May 4th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Brock Gym and Masonic Picnic Grounds located at 644 North Main Street in Mocksville. This free community event is sponsored by Smart Start of Davie County in conjunction with Davie County Recreation and Parks and Davie Family YMCA and will occur rain or shine.  The goal of KidsFest is to provide a fun day of learning for children and to raising awareness for the services and activities available to families of young children in Davie County. KidsFest is a community collaboration with 23 agencies participating […]
April 28, 2019

Daniel Boone Family Festival, Saturday, May 4th, will Dish up Food, Fun, Music and a Heapin’ Helpin’ of History

Free Community Event! 10 a.m. –  8:30 p.m. On Saturday, May 5th, Historic Davie will host the Daniel Boone Family Festival in Historic Downtown Mocksville.  Featuring local artisans,  historic reenactors, Fort Dobbs, historical tours throughout the county, food,  contests, and live music, and a kids area with free inflatables and balloon artistry, there’s something for everyone at the all-day event which runs from 10 a.m – 5 p.m. The festival ends at  5 p.m. but the entertainment continues until 8:30 p.m. at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater. Retrace the Steps of Daniel Boone, the Revolutionary War, Historic Homes and More! Daniel […]
April 26, 2019

Free Community Event ~ Arts Smart Festival ~ This Saturday At Davie County High School!

What makes arts education so important?  Fostering creativity?  Acquiring confidence?  Allowing expression and communication?  Promoting collaboration?  The arts build so many important skills, and they contribute to students’ success–both currently and in the future. Each year, Davie County Schools and Ashley Furniture join forces to celebrate the arts through an annual community festival.  This free event also provides a wonderful way for families and friends to enjoy some quality time together as they experience and enjoy the arts.  The 9th Annual Arts Smart Festival will be held Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Davie County High […]
April 24, 2019
Student learns about career options and opportunities at Gildan during 2019 Career Expo at Davie County High School

Davie Industry Connecting with Future Workforce through Davie County Schools CTE Programs

“It’s all about exposure,” says Anthony Davis. “It’s exposing the students to the businesses but also exposing the businesses to the students.” Davis, Director of CTE and Federal Programs for Davie County Schools, was referring to the Davie High CTE (Career and Technical Education) Program’s efforts to connect its students with area businesses. “There are some communities in our state that don’t have any large businesses, others have big businesses but they don’t interact with the schools, and some places have multiple school systems within their county fighting for the same businesses. We are very blessed here to have one […]