April 17, 2019

Free Community Event This Saturday ~ Progressive Storybook, Petting Zoo and Face Painting!

Please join us in downtown Mocksville this Saturday from 1 -4 p.m. as we celebrate spring with a fun progressive storybook featuring the Napping House by Audrey Wood. We’ll begin at The Factory Coffee House at 128 North Main Street and the Easter Bunny,  with the help of a group of volunteers, will guide us through the downtown area to read about the whimsical adventures of a grandmother’s nap on a rainy afternoon. Each of our participating merchants will have a treat for you and afterward, we’ll go to Main Street Park to enjoy a petting zoo and face painting. […]
April 15, 2019

Davie Hosts State Economic Development Team for day of “Speed Dating” Sessions with Economic Developers from 10 Counties

The Davie County Economic Development Commission (DCEC) hosted the state’s economic development team, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC), on April 4th at the Davidson County Community College – Davie Campus in Mocksville. In addition to the state’s team, economic developers from 10 area counties attended for a day-long discussion on the economy and what it takes to win deals in today’s economy. Like speed-dating for economic development, each economic developer had one-on-one time with senior-level state team members to familiarize them with the buildings, sites, and assets their county has to offer to attract new industries. “We […]
April 12, 2019
Cooleemee Mocksville Memorial VFW Post 1119 with Commander Wayne Seamon.

Cooleemee-Mocksville VFW Hosting “All-You-Can-Eat” Breakfast on Saturday, April 20th

Support Local Combat Veterans – at the Cooleemee-Mocksville Memorial VFW Post 1119 Annual All You Can Eat Breakfast! On Saturday, April 20th, from 7-11 AM, The Cooleemee- Mocksville VFW will host a Breakfast. The All-You-Can-Eat breakfast will include ham, sausage, eggs, grits and gravy, biscuits, coffee and juice for just $7 per adult and $3.50 for kids 10 and under. The Cooleemee Mocksville Memorial VFW is located at 7722 Highway 801 South in Cooleemee. Wayne Seamon, VFW Post 1119 commander since 2001, challenges everyone to “be a partner in patriotism and to come on out, enjoy a great meal and […]
April 2, 2019

Harmony Romances – Side-Splitting Comedy coming to the Brock in Mocksville, This Week and Next!

The church ladies are at again! Harmony Romances is a hilarious comedy with the ladies of Harmony Church planning a wedding, but they share more than table decorations. Join the fun as the Davie County Arts Council’s Brock Players present Harmony Romances at the Brock Performing Arts Center in Mocksville beginning Friday. Evening performances will be held on April 5th, 6th, 12th, & 13th at 7:30 PM. Matinee performances will be held on April 7th & 14th at 3:00 PM. Tickets for children (18 and under) & seniors are $18. Adult admission is $20.  Purchase tickets online at www.daviearts.org or […]
March 27, 2019

Davie Community Foundation Breaks Ground on Cognition Interactive Learning Center and Makerspace in Mocksville!

It all starts with a scoop of dirt! The Davie Community Foundation (DCF) broke ground last week on COGNITION, an interactive learning center and makerspace coming to downtown Mocksville in January 2020. The mission of COGNITION is to create an interactive space for children, families, and the community to acquire knowledge through adventurous play, investigative learning, and creative growth. Jane Simpson, president of the Foundation, envisions COGNITION as a space where learners of all ages are able to ask questions and then discover answers through inspiring learning. “The exhibits and programming will have a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) […]
March 22, 2019

Davie Health and Rehabilitation Center ~ New, State-of-the-Art Skilled Nursing Facility Open in Mocksville

Davie Health & Rehabilitation Center celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and the opportunity for area residents to explore the new 59,000 square foot, 108-bed state-of-the-art skilled-nursing facility on Madison Road in Mocksville. Owned and operated by Saber Healthcare, the facility replaces Autumn Care of Mocksville which the company purchased in March 2016. The old 33,000 square foot facility on Howard Street was built in several phases beginning in the 1950s and continuing through the early 1990s. The new location provides an expanded rehabilitation center, more private rooms with private bathrooms, and an indoor courtyard where residents can […]
March 20, 2019

Celebrating Success of the 2019 For Your Health Expo

Hundreds of Davie County citizens took the first step toward improving their health by attending the 2019 For Your Health Expo presented by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce and the Davie Family YMCA. Sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Foster Drug Company, Warren Hearing Solutions, and Snyder’s Cleaning Service, the For Your Health Expo offered access to important information as well as direct interaction with a variety of medical service providers.  Several free health screenings were offered including cholesterol, blood pressure, spinal, bone density, and glucose. The Chamber appreciates the support of its event sponsors […]
March 11, 2019

The evolution of Davie County’s elementary schools

Note: This article, by EdNC staff, was originally published on Education NC (EdNC –The evolution of Davie County’s elementary schools) and is republished here with permission. With the help of the Mebane Foundation, Davie County has embarked on a mission to improve reading in its elementary schools. Yesterday, EducationNC talked about the success the DavieLEADS grant has had in helping turn around Cooleemee Elementary, but the initiative is active throughout the other area elementary schools as well. DavieLEADS is a five-year, $2.5 million grant, with a specific goal to get kindergarten readiness from 70 percent to 90 percent and reading proficiency in […]
March 7, 2019

Construction Begins on Park at old Davie County High School

Five years after Davie County residents voted overwhelmingly to pass the Parks and Recreation general obligation bonds, construction is now underway on Phase One of the new Davie County Community Park being built at the former site of Davie County High School. “Today is a day of celebration and today we celebrate community ownership and a partnership that is fundamental in serving the ever-changing needs of the Davie community …,” said Terry Renegar, chairman of the Davie County Board of Commissioners, during the groundbreaking ceremony.  “In 2014, the residents of Davie County voted overwhelmingly to spend $5 million to make […]