April 29, 2017

Daniel Boone Family Festival, Saturday May 6, will Dish up Food, Fun, Music and a Heapin’ Helpin’ of History

Free Community Event! 10 AM to 8 PM On Saturday, May 6th, Historic Davie will host the Daniel Boone Family Festival in Historic Downtown Mocksville.  Featuring craftsmen, merchants, educational tours, historic reenactors, food, vendors, contests and live music, and a kids area with inflatables and balloon artistry, there’s something for everyone at the all-day event which kicks off at 10 AM. Retrace the Steps of Daniel Boone, the Revolutionary War, Historic Homes and More! Daniel Boone spent nearly 25 years in the Yadkin Valley area, and two of the three tours revolve around landmarks associated with the Boone clan. The […]
April 24, 2017

Peachtree Farmers Market Opens This Friday! ~ Have Fun, Save Money & Live Longer

The Peachtree Farmers Market will open this Friday, April 28th, from 3:30-7 pm in the parking lot at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Davie Medical Center in the Town of Bermuda Run. A typical week’s offerings include: fresh eggs, goat cheese, vegetables, fruits, honey, grass-fed beef, pork, fresh NC seafood, jellies, jams, juices, breads, shiitake mushrooms, plants, cut and potted flowers, baked goods, farm crafts, stone-ground cornmeal, flour & grits, goat milk soap, dried apples, jumbo red-skinned peanuts. For more information, please call (336) 655-4399 or email peachtreefarmersmarket@yadtel.net. Follow the Peachtree Farmers Market on Facebook for an up-to-date list of the week’s […]
April 20, 2017

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage – At the Brock Center April 29th, 2017

With over 80 awards, five-time Grammy nominee Rhonda Vincent, crowned “The New Queen of Bluegrass” by the Wall Street Journal, returns to the Brock stage on Saturday, April 29th at 7:30 pm. Rhonda has won seven straight Female Vocalist of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), plus Entertainer of the Year in 2001; she also took home Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Entertainer of the Year honors five times running between 2002 and 2006.  Her music incorporates savvy contemporary touches while drawing deeply from the authentic traditions of classic bluegrass, with […]
April 12, 2017

Mebane Foundation Grant to Fund Five Year Multi-Million Dollar Transformative Initiative with Davie County Schools to Address Early Literacy

The Mebane Charitable Foundation, located in Mocksville, NC, has approved a grant of almost $2.5 million to Davie County Schools to support a five-year early literacy initiative to improve kindergarten readiness and to increase the percentage of students reading proficiently by the end of third grade. “The Mebane Foundation has been funding quality literacy interventions for years, but we felt it was time to find a partner and aggressively move the needle toward kindergarten readiness and reading proficiency by the end of third grade,” said Larry Colbourne, President of the Mebane Foundation. “Over the years we’ve invested heavily in Davie […]
April 10, 2017

Davie’s the Place for a Job!

Need a job? Come to Davie County. Ashley Furniture is hiring. Gildan is hiring. Avgol is hiring. And with the county’s unemployment rate at 4.3%, local companies are reversing past trends and hiring workers from beyond Davie County. That’s right. Davie County – long a bedroom community for jobs outside of the county – is becoming the place to come to get a job. Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, says that despite the lack of available workers, interest remains strong among businesses hoping to expand or locate here. He’s working on recruiting jobs with higher […]
April 3, 2017

Davie County Chamber to Host Annual Signature Women’s Luncheon – Register Today!

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce will host its 2017 Annual Signature Women’s Luncheon on Wednesday, April 12th at WinMock at Kinderton in Bermuda Run. The event starts at 11:30 am. Guests will enjoy a delicious meal catered by J. Randall’s Catering and More. The featured presentation is I’m A Lady And A Woman – Embrace The Essence Of Your Femininity by Timogi Jackson, the Empowerment Specialist. “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, […]
March 29, 2017

Davie Medical Center, Bermuda Run – Inpatient Bed Tower Opens Monday, April 3

With the completion of the inpatient wing, Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center today kept a promise it made to the residents of Davie County a long time ago. “When we first proposed this new hospital, it was always our intent to have an inpatient wing so that people in Davie County could receive care and treatment close to home,” said John D. McConnell, M.D., CEO, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. “Today marks the fulfillment of that commitment we made to the citizens of Davie County nine years ago.” Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development […]
March 24, 2017

North Carolina Apprenticeships – A Career Strategy That Works!

From an early age, students are programmed to believe that they must earn a bachelor’s degree to obtain a high-paying job, but only 33 percent of jobs in North Carolina actually require a four-year college degree. That’s a statistic James Horne wishes he had known before enrolling at East Carolina University following high school graduation. After failing out twice because “his heart wasn’t in it,” Horne knew he had to find a different way. He found it through the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s NCWorks Apprenticeship Program. “I wish I had heard about this in pre-k,” said Horne with a […]
March 21, 2017

You’re Invited! Ribbon Cutting This Thursday to Celebrate Total Renovation of Mocksville Comfort Inn and Suites

To celebrate its total renovation, the Comfort Inn & Suites in Mocksville is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, March 23rd at 4:30 pm, and the public is invited to attend. The hotel is owned and operated by Davie Hospitality and is located at 629 Madison Road. “We’ve replaced everything, right down to the bathtubs,” said Vijay Barad, Managing Partner, with a smile. “We can’t wait to show this beautiful property to the community and to invite them to use it for all of their lodging needs. We are well-equipped to serve business travelers, families, and groups in town for […]