August 25, 2019
Front l-r: Ethan White (Egger), Dayanna Neely (Egger), Brock Penninger (IR), Jaycob Grubb (Egger), Samuel Ramirez (Egger) 2nd Row l-r: Garrett Bottoms (Egger), Dylan Dixon (Egger), Clayton Mills (BMK) Back Row l-r: Izaak Woerz (IR) Charles Olmedo (IR) Jesus Olmedo-Griffin (CPM Wolverine) Chandler Cannoy (IR)

“Congratulations” to the First Class of Davie Students to Complete Training and Join the DDAC Apprenticeship Program

More than a dozen electrical and mechanical trade students committed to four-year manufacturing apprenticeships last week during a signing ceremony at Sapona Ridge Country Club in Lexington, N.C. The event marked the completion of 500 hours of classroom and hands-on training in a pre-apprenticeship program and the beginning of full apprenticeship with one of six local manufacturers. Apprenticeships are coordinated through the Davidson and Davie County Apprenticeship Consortium (DDAC), an alliance of manufacturing companies in Davidson and Davie counties providing classroom education as well as on-the-job training for students. Participating employers include EGGER, Ingersoll Rand, BMK Americas, CPM Wolverine and […]
August 21, 2019

Two Free Concerts Saturday, August 24th – Mocksville & Town of Bermuda Run!

Davie County has two free concerts Saturday night that are sure to thrill music lovers of all ages.  While downtown Mocksville is rocking, Bermuda Run will be dancing to the top tunes of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. Mocksville’s Concerts on the Square Enjoy some classic rock and rhythm & blues as 60 Watt Combo https://www.60wattcombo.com takes center stage this Saturday night, August 24th, from 7- 10 p.m.in the quad near Restaurant 101 in downtown Mocksville. Their performance is part of the free Concerts on the Square series sponsored by the Town of Mocksville. You’ll hear favorites from artists like […]
August 15, 2019

Davie CONNECT Externships Connecting Teachers with Industry for Workforce Development

By Jeanna Baxter White The more you know, the more you can teach. Five Davie County educators recently deepened their teaching skills by touring area companies to gain a renewed understanding of the skills needed by employers that will help their students find meaningful careers and local industry to grow. During the week-long externship, the educators from Davie County Schools toured Ashley Furniture, Dex Heavy Duty Truck Parts, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, Flow Honda of Winston-Salem, Ingersoll Rand, Pro Refrigeration, Inc.,  Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center and VF Jeanswear, now Kontoor Brands, to learn about all facets of […]
August 11, 2019
Label Shopper, Willow Oaks Center, Mocksville

Several New Retail Openings Coming to Mocksville – Village Inn Pizza, Label Shopper, and Victory Arms

By Jeanna Baxter White Davie County is enjoying a surge in new retail starts with Label Shopper opening on Thursday, August 15th, Victory Arms and Munitions in mid-September, and Village Inn Pizza sometime this fall. “We have experienced tremendous success with industrial growth,” said Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. “The Davie County economy, in general, has rebounded, and we are pleased the rising tide has brought additional retail shops and small businesses to Davie County.” Clothing retailer, Label Shopper, will be opening a store in the Willow Oaks Shopping Center next to Dynasty Chinese Restaurant. […]
August 7, 2019

Jukebox Rehab ~ FREE Concerts on the Square this Saturday, August 10th from 7-10 p.m.

Enjoy a unique blend of modern country, the “Keith Whitley” era, and everything in-between as Jukebox Rehab takes the stage this Saturday night, August 10th from 7-10 p.m. in the quad near Restaurant 101 in downtown Mocksville. Jukebox Rehab Jukebox Rehab delivers a perfectly simplistic live show that showcases their Nashville-ready originals and exemplifies their southern-grown harmonies. With a refreshing, authentic country sound, JBR is headed in the direction of making a big name for themselves in the industry. The band wrapped up their debut EP with Grammy-nominated producer, Travis Wyrick, in Knoxville, Tennessee. The EP is now available on […]
August 5, 2019

Coming Soon, The Park at Lake Louise, Learn More on Tuesday, August 6th

Learn more about the plans for The Park at Lake Louise, during an informational meeting on Tuesday, August 6th at 6:30 pm at 64 Bistro at Colin Creek Golf Club. The public park will be adjacent to and integrated with the Colin Creek Golf Club, formerly Lake Louise and Hickory Hill. The 12-hole golf course and restaurant are already open. After getting feedback on the initial drawings, McAdams (the same company that is working with the county on the park at the old high school site) has refined their proposal to encompass a three-phase project.  Phase 1 includes walking and […]
August 1, 2019

Local Businesses Supporting Education

By Jeanna Baxter White When you see a need, help fill it. The Davie County business community did just that last week by presenting Davie County High School with 46 new folding tables to be used for job fairs and other events hosted by the school. “The donation is wonderful and will help meet a need, moreover, having the business owners and representatives at Davie County High School, and the opportunity to interact was valuable,” said Jeff Wallace, superintendent of Davie County Schools. “I am honored to live and serve in a community with so much support for education and […]
July 29, 2019

Free Parks and Rec Event – Game Day in the Park – Thursday, August 1st!

Get your game on! Join us at Main Street Park in downtown Mocksville for Games in the Park on Thursday, August 1st, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. This free fun event is for everyone! Enjoy board games, corn hole, giant Jenga, giant Dominoes, giant Yahtzee, parachutes and scooters, Hula Hoops, and a special show with Captain Jim is Magic! Bring your favorite board game, friends and a sack lunch with a drink. Snacks and cool drinks will be provided. This free community event is being brought to you by the Town of Mocksville and Davie County Parks and Recreation. […]
July 25, 2019

Free Concert on the Square in Mocksville on Saturday – Tess and the Black & Blues!

Enjoy a little Blues, Beach, Country, Funk, and Rock as one of Mocksville’s hometown bands, Tess & the Black & Blues, takes center stage Saturday night, July 27th from 7-10 p.m. in the quad near Restaurant 101 in downtown Mocksville. Tess & the Black & Blues Founded in 2014, this multi-talented group features Davie County locals Tess Welch – vocals; Grady McClamrock – rhythm guitar; Gary Chilton – lead guitar; Ken Simonds – bass; Jerry Smith – keyboards; and Darren Boles – drums. Clap your hands, tap your feet, and sing along as they play your favorites from a wide […]