February 14, 2014

Schools Closed For Students & Staff – Friday, February 14, 2014

Davie County Schools will be closed for students and staff on Friday, February 14, 2014.  There will be no school on Saturday.  We hope to be back on a regular schedule on Monday, February 17.  Make-up days will be announced at a later date.  In the meantime, enjoy some pictures of the snow storm below.  Full resolution copies of the images below are available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/daviecounty/sets/72157640951597474/show/  
December 21, 2013

Davie County Vineyards: Ideal Complement for the Holidays

Do you still need to buy for a Christmas gift for someone but loathe the thoughts of facing the throngs at a massive shopping mall or wandering around a big-box outlet hoping to find inspiration on its sterile shelves? There’s no need to panic. Just head to one of Davie County’s wineries and pick up a bottle of wine or two for the yet-to-be-gifted adults on your shopping list. The diversity of offerings means you’re sure to find something to please their palate, and the soothing, pastoral settings of the vineyards that can be seen from the tasting rooms will […]
December 18, 2013

WXII News Spotlights Davie County’s Hidden Charms

For the past couple of years, the big news out of Davie County has been economic development. Big names such as Ashley Furniture and Wake Forest Baptist Health, Ingersoll Rand, Avgol and more have invested millions of dollars in new facilities in the county, and smaller firms like Carolina Precision Plastics and Pro Refrigeration have set up shops offering good-paying jobs at a time when employers are extremely picky about where they’ll locate. But when WXII News 12 paid an all-day visit to Historic Downtown Mocksville this past December 11th, they weren’t there to cover a business opening or a […]
December 13, 2013

Christmas Tour Will Brighten Your Spirits This Saturday

Enjoy splendid hospitality, beautiful decorations and humble fellowship as Cooleemee opens its arms during its Christmas Tour of Homes on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 11 am through 4 pm. Eight homes, including six homes that have witness more than a hundred years of history, five historic churches each with unique architectural flourishes, and two museums with guided tours will be stops on the tour. Proceeds from the $10 tickets will go toward the drive to create a new Splash and Swim Center in Cooleemee. “When the cotton mill was established back in 1899,” says tour coordinator Hellen Daywalt, “they […]
November 27, 2013

“iShopDavie Days” Puts Local Businesses In The Holiday Spotlight

Everyone loves a great deal during the holiday shopping season, and the Davie County Chamber of Commerce has come up with one that truly can be described as the gift that keeps on giving. iShopDavie Days November 29 – December 1 At its first meeting this November, the Davie County Board of Commissioners announced it was officially designating the three days immediately following Thanksgiving this year—November 29 through December 1—as “iShopDavie Days.” The goal of the program? To encourage all Davie County residents to do their shopping at Davie County businesses during that period. Given the headaches involved with traveling […]
November 20, 2013

“Twas the Night Before” Bed Race Kicks off 2013 Hometown Holiday Celebration

No one’s sure exactly when the word “bedroll” entered the English lexicon, but it definitely will take on a whole new meaning on Friday, November 22 in Historic Downtown Mocksville as intrepid teams from across Davie County and beyond take part in the 2nd annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race. The zany competition is a warmup for the main event: the annual Hometown Christmas Parade to be held the next day starting at 2:00 PM. New This Year ~ Kids Superhero Race Kids can join the fun this year with the Kids Superhero Race.   Kids ages 5/6, 7/8 […]
November 13, 2013

America Recycles Day Event ~ Friday, November 15

Join us for the America Recycles Day event at Junker’s Mill, 105 S Salisbury Street in historic downtown Mocksville this Friday, November 15th from 12 pm until 2 pm.  The event is being sponsored by the Mocksville Woman’s Club and the town of Mocksville. More than a celebration, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States.  One day to inform and educate.  One day to get our neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when we all work together.  One day to make recycling […]
October 24, 2013

Peachtree Farmer’s Market Open Friday 3 PM to Dusk

Here’s another chance to buy fresh, local and healthy this week!  The Peachtree Farmers Market is open on Friday afternoons from 3 PM until dusk.  The Peachtree Farmer’s Market is located in the town of Bermuda Run at the intersection of Hwy 158 and 801 on the street behind Bojangles. Mocksville Farmer’s Market Going Strong The Mocksville Farmer’s Market on Wednesday had 20 producers participating and a parking lot full of folks buying up produce, breads, honey, mushrooms, pumpkins, apples, and more. A Fresh, Local and Healthy Bounty This writer went home with several bags of goodies including an assortment […]
October 2, 2013

iShopDavie… Do You?

From shopping, dining, gas tank fill-ups to landscaping, banking, doctor’s visits and more – spending our money where we live, pay taxes and send our children to school strengthens our local economy and our community! When we choose to purchase goods and services in the community where we live, pay taxes and send our children to school, we are investing in the well being of our community; creating more jobs, increasing revenues and creating a more prosperous place to live.  When we open our wallets elsewhere – we’re improving someone else’s hometown, not ours.   Simply put – it matters where […]