September 24, 2019
David Hiller, Unit Manager, NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

NC Vocational Rehab ~ Helping the Disabled Who Want to Work Achieve Career Success!

By Jeanna Baxter White As an employer, you will be happy to know that there is an untapped labor force among people with disabilities here in the state – people who make outstanding employees and are job-ready. According to the Institute for Corporate Productivity (ICP), hiring people with disabilities can: Improve productivity and reduce turnover by almost 50% Include employees who have equal to or better overall job performance ratings than fellow workers Many of these candidates are well prepared, have earned certifications and have post-secondary education. In fact, the North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (NCDVRS): Has over […]
September 23, 2019

Two Free Concerts Saturday, September 28th – Mocksville & Town of Bermuda Run!

Davie County has two free concerts Saturday night sure to thrill music lovers of all ages.  While downtown Mocksville is rocking, Bermuda Run will be dancing to the best in beach music. Mocksville’s Concerts on the Square Enjoy classic rock as Poundcake takes center stage this Saturday night, September 28th, from 7- 10 p.m. in the quad near Restaurant 101 in downtown Mocksville. This is the final performance in this year’s free Concerts on the Square series sponsored by the Town of Mocksville. Poundcake plays the songs you love, songs you forgot you loved and songs you should have been […]
September 18, 2019

Smart Start of Davie County – Get Free Help Preparing Your Children for Success!

By Jeanna Baxter White Four-year-old Tommy carefully considers the boxes of toys lining the Smart Start bookshelves before selecting a kit labeled “Sand and Water Play.” His mom, Emily MacCaull, waits patiently, allowing him to choose for himself. These toy kits are just one of the many resources Smart Start of Davie County offers residents and early childhood educators as it seeks to ensure quality childcare, education, health, and family support programs for all Davie County children birth to five. Smart Start is North Carolina’s nationally recognized and award-winning early childhood initiative designed to ensure that young children enter school healthy and […]
September 15, 2019

2 Events in Mocksville on Saturday: Touch-A-Truck and Summer Beach Days Concert

Downtown Mocksville offers twelve hours of excitement with two great events this Saturday, September, 21st, sure to appeal to family members of all ages — Touch-A-Truck and Summer Beach Days. Touch-A-Truck in Downtown Mocksville from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The fun begins from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. with Touch-A-Truck. Have a hands-on, up-close experience with all types of vehicles in downtown Mocksville and support COGNITION! Touch-A-Truck will provide a unique opportunity for children of all ages to explore many types of vehicles – public service, emergency, utility, transportation, recreational, farm, construction, delivery, and “cool” trucks – all in one […]
September 13, 2019

Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival: Bringing Bluegrass to Davie County Schools

Once again, Davie County High School seniors will enjoy a special in-school musical performance, courtesy of their neighbors at Carolina Bible Camp & Retreat Center. All Davie County High School students, faculty and staff, and South Davie Middle School students will receive complimentary wristband bands to attend the 8th annual Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Gates at the camp facility at 1988 Jericho Church Road in Mocksville open to the public at 10:00 a.m. Music concludes at 5:30 p.m. GRAMMY Award-winning and EMMY-nominated artist Dom Flemons will present a special private seminar and performance at […]
September 11, 2019

FREE Concert on the Square in Mocksville this Saturday – Exit 180 Band!

You’ll get a little bit of Country and a little bit of Rock and Roll as the Exit 180 Band takes the stage this Saturday night, September 14th from 7-10 p.m. on the Square in Downtown Mocksville. A hometown favorite, Exit 180 Band was formed by a group of guys that had the same vision and purpose: play authentic Rock, Classic and Southern Rock as well as familiar Country songs that people can sing and dance along to. Their five-piece band includes many different sounds from acoustic and electric guitars to keyboards and multi-part harmonies.  As stated on the band’s […]
September 4, 2019

Community Leaders, DCCC and Industry Team Up to Ignite Davie!

By Carolyn McManamy and Jeanna Baxter White We all want to live in a vibrant community with abundant job opportunities, excellent schools, high quality of life, and low crime. We want the best for our children – to earn a great education that will launch them into independent adulthood with successful careers and the promise of a bright and prosperous future. Education is one of the most important factors in a community’s economic success. More education means more opportunity for everyone. Yet the soaring cost of college prevents many students from furthering their education. What if we put education at […]
August 31, 2019

Davie County Schools Shine Spotlight on Career Exploration with Edge Factor

By Jeanna Baxter White Whether it’s in a boardroom, parking lot, or on the shop floor… EVERYONE is talking about workforce development, and many are working hard to find solutions. To help empower its students to become part of that solution, Davie County Schools is rolling out Edge Factor,  an innovative workforce development tool that uses the power of cinematic storytelling and interactive tools to open the eyes of students, parents, and adults to rewarding career opportunities that will get them excited about planning their future. “Career exploration is a large piece of what we do in CTE, STEM, and […]
August 28, 2019

Tickets are on sale now for the 2019-2020 Season of Applause by the Davie Arts Council!

Every year the Davie County Arts Council presents a number of outstanding performances through its Season of Applause! concert series. From soul and R&B to piano to the finest celebrity impersonators, you won’t want to miss a single show! The best way to enjoy them all is to purchase a 2019-2020 Season of Applause! season pass. Season pass holders are guaranteed the same seats for all six performances and save money off the individual ticket price. This year’s sensational season includes: Liverpool Legends The Complete Beatles Experience Saturday, September 14, 2019 These four incredibly talented musicians and actors were hand-picked […]