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 […]
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 […]