January 30, 2019

Congratulations ~ Davie Chamber Gala Celebrates 2018 Best of Davie Winners!

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce held its 49th Annual Awards Gala and Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 18th 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:  E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award, Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, and Chamber Ambassador of the Year. The “Best of Davie” award winners were also announced. This year’s event included a report […]
January 25, 2019

Ingersoll Rand in Mocksville Expanding, Adding Jobs

Ingersoll Rand announced today that it plans to transfer the majority of its core product line production to Mocksville from Buffalo, N.Y., by July as part of a global consolidation strategy. The company plans to hire for approximately 40 new assembly, machinery, and technical manufacturing jobs between its Mocksville and Davidson, NC plants, according to Misty Zelent, communications leader, Industrial Businesses for Ingersoll Rand. The Mocksville plant, which sits on 130 acres off Sanford Avenue, currently employs around 400 full-time employees and supports the Compression Technology Services Branch of Ingersoll Rand through the manufacturing of Rotary, Centrifugal, and Thermo King […]
January 22, 2019

DDAC Apprenticeship Program ~ Go to College Free and Get a Paycheck at the Same Time – a Win-Win for Everyone

“What would you say if I told you there was a way to go to college for free and to get a paycheck at the same time?” asked Ashley Kern, human resources manager at Ingersoll Rand, a member of the Davidson & Davie Apprenticeship Consortium (DDAC), as she explained apprenticeships to students at Davie County High School. US manufacturers are facing a gap—not only in finding the skills needed but also in Americans’ interest in pursuing long-term careers in manufacturing. Apprenticeship programs have become one of the ways businesses and education systems are coming together to build a pipeline of […]
January 16, 2019

More Jobs on the Way! Announcing Davie Industrial Center – Almost 1 Million Square Feet of New Industrial Buildings Coming to Davie County!

“You can’t sell cornfields anymore,” says Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. “There’s too much red tape, hoopla, and time involved. Companies today are looking for a building shell that can be customized and up and running in 90-120 days.” Fortunately, Davie County is in the enviable position of having a high-quality building inventory in the right location — just off of I-40, within 30 miles of four additional interstates, and centrally located between the Triad and Charlotte Metros. And the new Davie Industrial Center located at Interstate Drive and Gildan Drive in Mocksville will soon […]
January 11, 2019

The Lettermen at Brock Performing Arts Center Saturday, January 19th – Tickets Available Now!

Music enthusiasts are in for a rare treat when The Lettermen take the stage at the Brock Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 19th at 7:30 pm. The letter sweaters may only make a brief appearance at each Lettermen performance, but The Lettermen’s harmony is non-stop. From their first hit in 1961 “The Way You Look Tonight” through current hits of today, the sound is undeniably Lettermen. 18 Gold Albums worldwide and scores of top singles attest to a popularity that has endured through several generations. With over 10,000 sold out shows to their credit, The Lettermen are constantly sending […]
January 4, 2019

Schools, businesses working together can only help

  I was a long-haired 11th grader in Carolyn Beaver’s journalism class at Davie High School when I decided that would be my career path. Journalism. Newspaper work. I never got rich, but I don’t regret that decision. And the 11th grade is not too early to begin thinking about a career choice. Heck, eighth grade isn’t too early, either, just don’t set anything into stone at that young of an age. As editor of the student newspaper at Chowan College, I learned quickly that when you’re the editor of a newspaper at a Baptist college, it’s probably best not […]
January 2, 2019

All Veterans Invited! Veterans Coffee Thursday, January 3rd, in Mocksville

Veterans are invited to kick off the new year together by attending the monthly Veterans’ Coffee which will be held in Mocksville this Thursday, January 3rd, from 8:30‐10:30 a.m. at Sagebrush Steakhouse, 1562 Yadkinville Road.  Scheduled for the first Thursday of each month, this free event offers Veterans the opportunity to meet, share stories, and enjoy informal presentations by community organizations in Davie County. Around the country and here in North Carolina, similar events are being held to provide veterans a place to gather and for local health and human service organizations to show their support by offering a casual […]
December 22, 2018

Enjoy Award Winning Wines From 5 Davie County Vineyards!

Davie County is home to five wonderful vineyards with a variety of award-winning wines available to suit any taste.  Enjoy a glass of wine with family and friends, and take part in a variety of scheduled events.  Event schedules for each vineyard are available on the vineyard websites. Davie County vineyards are welcoming spots to enjoy with a group of friends and family for an hour, an afternoon or an entire evening. RayLen Vineyards & Winery 3577 Highway 158 Mocksville, NC 27028 (336) 998-3100 www.raylenvineyards.com.  Open Monday-Saturday 11:00 AM -6:00 PM, Sunday 12:00-5:00 PM. Raylen offers 17 award-winning wines. Their […]
December 18, 2018

Community Support of Davie EDC Leads to Impressive Job and Investment Growth

In December 2013, the Davie County Economic Development Commision launched the “Together We Are Davie” campaign, an ambitious economic growth initiative to create over 1,200 new jobs and to raise $100 million in new corporate investments by 2018. The community was challenged to meet a capital fundraising goal of $1 MILLION DOLLARS. Thanks to the generous support of 59 visionary companies and individuals, the initiative was a resounding success and the results have been extraordinary. Davie County led the state in job creation from 2013-2017 with 23 percent job growth while the state of North Carolina averaged just 8.5 percent […]