July 5, 2018
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Davie County Schools + Hill RAP and A+ Training for Read to Achieve Camp – Helping Students Discover their Strengths and Improve Literacy Skills!

The teachers became the students as 28 Davie County educators explored using the arts to teach reading, a skill that is fundamental for success in school as well as in life. This A+ Schools training was in preparation for Davie’s summer Read to Achieve Camp which is designed to help third graders who have not met state requirements in reading to advance to the fourth grade. The 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 intensive four-week camp began on Monday, June 25th. The […]
June 10, 2018

Auditions Saturday, June 16th – Brock Players Prepare for “Farce of Habit” for Dinner Theater Performance at Triple J Manor House!

The Brock Players will hold open auditions for their upcoming comedy Farce of Habit Saturday, June 16th, at 10 a.m. in the Brock Performing Arts Center Theatre. There may need to be call-backs that same afternoon. Those who want to audition are encouraged to stop by the Brock Monday-Friday between the hours of 12-4 p.m. to review the lines that will be read by each character on audition day. Roles are available for five adult women and four adult men. Characters’ ages range from 20-80 years for both men and women. No experience is necessary. Those auditioning will be asked […]
June 3, 2018

ApSeed and Mebane Foundation Join Forces to Provide 1,000 Mobile Touchscreen Tablet e-Readers FREE to Qualifying Davie County Preschool Children

The Mebane Foundation and ApSeed Early Childhood Education have joined forces to increase literacy scores among at-risk children in Davie County by providing a free e-Reader preloaded with applications designed to improve literacy and strengthen vocabulary. Thanks to a $105,000 grant from the Foundation, based in Mocksville, NC, 1,000 custom-built tablets, called Seedlings, will be distributed free of charge to children 0-4 whose families are enrolled in the WIC program through the Davie County Department of Public Health or Parents as Teachers through Smart Start of Davie County. Studies indicate that economically-disadvantaged children hear 30 million fewer words by the […]
April 10, 2018

Take a Bow Davie County – Continuous Improvement Becoming a Habit

Davie County should be proud of what it has accomplished and should continue its efforts saying, “Take a bow, Davie County, and encourage continuous improvement to become a habit.”
March 29, 2018

2018 Annual Signature Women’s Luncheon, April 11th – Make Reservations by Monday,April 2!

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce will host its 2018 Annual Signature Women’s Luncheon on Wednesday, April 11th at WinMock at Kinderton in Bermuda Run. The event starts at 11:30 am. Guests will enjoy a delicious meal catered by California Fresh Catering. The featured presentation is “Color Your Canvas of Life!” by Dawn Marie McGee. “The luncheon is always a great networking event for women, but it is also a wonderful learning opportunity. Our presentations often focus on topics of personal enrichment and professional growth,” said Carolyn McManamy, Davie Chamber President. “Join us and learn how to color your canvas […]
March 22, 2018

Celebrating Growth in Davie County and Building a Bright Future

After five years of successfully attracting manufacturing companies that created thousands of new jobs and millions of dollars in investments, Davie County had a problem — no more buildings and no more workers. “All of our working inventory had been absorbed into the system, and our unemployment rate had dropped to 3.7 percent which is almost fully employed,” said Terry Bralley, the president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. But rather than resting on its laurels, Bralley says the Economic Development Commission treated 2017 as a “building year” and worked to replenish Davie County’s supply of buildings and sought […]
February 28, 2018

Grand Opening (Rescheduled) – Furniture Mattress Warehouse at Eastgate Shopping Center in Mocksville!

  Note: Grand Opening Originally Scheduled for March 9th, now rescheduled for March 16th. Furniture Mattress Warehouse is coming to Davie County and will celebrate its grand opening in the Eastgate Shopping Center in Mocksville on Friday, March 16th. The store, located next to Peebles, will feature 18,000 square feet of furniture including dining room sets, bedroom sets, leather and upholstered couches and chairs, mattresses, and more. Brent Smith, who also owns a Furniture Mattress Warehouse in Clemmons, promises beautiful furniture at amazing prices. His inventory includes market samples, special buys, and furniture lines that have been available to him […]
February 21, 2018

“Best of Davie” Award Winners Announced at Davie Chamber Awards Gala

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce held its 48th Annual Awards Gala and Annual Meeting on Tuesday, February 20th 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:  the Business of the Year Award and E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award.  The “Best of Davie” award winners were also announced with the top ten Davie businesses receiving awards. This year’s event included an informative […]
February 9, 2018

House of Raeford Continues to Pay 150 Employee Full Salaries after Fire Temporarily Closes Processing Plant

There is an old phrase that says, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” House of Raeford Farms in Mocksville is doing just that after the central portion of the chicken processing plant off Eaton Road was heavily damaged by a fire on December 14th. While investigators and insurance adjusters have investigated the cause of the fire and determined the extent of the damage, House of Raeford has maintained its commitment to its 150 employees by continuing to pay their normal wage until further notice. More Than 100 Local Families are Grateful for Company Support House of Raeford, a family-owned […]