June 12, 2012

Breathing New Life into the Historic 600,000 square-foot Mill in Cooleemee

Hard work, big dreams and innovative thinking have begun to breathe new life into the 600,000 square-foot cotton mill which has been standing idle in Cooleemee since 1969.  The Cooleemee mill was once the most powerful economic engine in Davie County, North Carolina.  After opening in 1901, the mill employed almost 2,000 people at its peak until it was closed in 1969. New Life for Cooleemee Mill! On Friday, June 6th, 2012 the town announced grants totaling $270,000 which will be used as seed money for the restoration and redevelopment of the historic mill into a mixed-use facility with shops, […]
May 31, 2012

Stan Bobbitt Band Opens Summer Concert Series on Saturday June 2

Music from the Porch The Stan Bobbitt Band returns to Davie County on Saturday, June 2 to kick off the “Music from the Porch” summer concert series.   The large front porch of Cooleemee’s Zachary House will be transformed into a concert stage overlooking the audience spread across the lovely green grounds on lawn chairs and blankets.  This is only the first of the summer concert series which will continue on the first Saturdays in July and August. Family Concert Series ~ Kids Get in Free Admission for adults is only $5 at the gate and children 12 & under are […]
May 29, 2012

Sounds of Summer 2012 Coming to WinMock on Friday, June 1st

Don’t Miss it! Davie Community Foundation’s signature event – Sounds of Summer — is coming HOME to Davie County at WinMock at Kinderton on Friday, June 1, 2012. The event features beach music by the Craig Woolard Band on the east terrace, Jazz by the Matt Kendrick Quartet in the loft, heavy hors d’oeuvres (carved filet of beef and turkey with rolls, salmon, shrimp, oysters Rockefeller, and more), Raylen wines, beer, dessert shooters and coffee as well as silent and live auctions. This year, the live auction will be hosted by Cameron Kent of WXII 12. This fun-filled evening will […]
May 26, 2012

Mocksville-Davie American Legion Baseball – 7 PM Sunday at Rich Park!

With 27 games of baseball played in just 37 days, the Mocksville-Davie American Legion Post 54 team is in full swing for the 2012 season at Rich Park. The Purest Form of the Sport A national sports writer and television producer, Matt Gibson, once observed that “American Legion Baseball is perhaps the purest form of the sport and the most fun to watch.  There are no player salaries and the grueling schedule leaves little time for beach trips or vacations for these young men.  This kind of sacrifice means that only those who really love the game are playing.  Most […]
May 23, 2012

Register Now for Summer STEM Camp! Davie County Schools, DCCC & PPG Industries Partnership Brings STEM Education Opportunity to Elementary Grade Students

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math ~ a Bridge to the Future! An exciting summer learning experience is available for rising 4th through 8th grade students from Davidson and Davie County schools.  DCCC, the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties is hosting a summer STEM camp from July 16th to July 20th. Preparing the innovative Designers of Tomorrow During this week-long summer STEM camp, students will participate in fun and interactive projects that will introduce important concepts of science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on activities. These activities, designed by Davie County teachers and staff, will include robotic programming using […]
May 21, 2012

From Davie County Farms to Your Supper Table ~ Community Supported Agriculture

Enjoy garden fresh produce all season long!  Davie County is home to two Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms.  These CSA farms directly link local residents and nearby farmers, eliminating “the middleman” and increasing the benefits to both the farmer and the consumer. In a CSA program, a farmer grows food for a group of local residents (called “shareholders” or “subscribers”) who commit at the beginning of each year to purchase part of that farm’s crop. The shareholders thus directly support a local farm and receive a low-cost weekly supply of fresh, high-quality produce. The farmers receive an initial cash investment […]
May 9, 2012

Taste Award Winning Wines From Three Davie County Vineyards

Davie County is home to three wonderful vineyards with a variety of award winning wines available to suit any taste.  Spring and summer are a great time to experience the scenic beauty, enjoy tastings and take part in a variety of scheduled events.  Event schedules for each vineyard are available on the vineyard web sites.  A map of locations with driving directions are also included below. RayLen Vineyards & Winery 3577 Highway 158 Mocksville, NC 27028 (336) 998-3100 http://www.raylenvineyards.com Monday-Saturday 11:00AM-6:00PM The first vines for RayLen Vineyards & Winery were planted in 1999 when Joe and Joyce Neely purchased the […]
May 4, 2012

Don’t Miss It – Cow Pie Bingo & Silent Auction at the Daniel Boone Family Festival This Saturday!

Cow Pie Bingo is Back ~ $300 Grand Prize! Cow Pie Bingo is back again this year.  The Davie County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Davie High School FFA (Future Farmers of America) once again to bring Cow Pie Bingo to the festival.  Tickets are $10 each and are available at the Chamber office or from members of the FFA.  Any remaining tickets will be sold on the day of the event by FFA members and at the Silent Auction Tent.   Grand Prize is $300 and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Davie High FFA. […]
May 2, 2012

Peachtree Farmer’s Market Opening in Bermuda Run This Friday

The Peachtree Farmers Market will open on Friday, May 4, 4-8pm and continue weekly on Friday evenings through November.  An official grand opening is planned for Friday, June 1. The market is located at 111 Peachtree Lane, on the corner of Peachtree Lane and NC Highway 801 in Bermuda Run (behind the Wells Fargo Bank Building). Farmer’s Are Invited to Participate The market is open to farmers that reside within 50 miles of Mocksville and allows no reselling of produce or other products.  Local producers of fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, honey, baked goods, plants, and traditional farm crafts are invited […]