January 30, 2014

Gildan Activewear ~ 290 New Jobs ~ An Investment Worth Making

An editorial in the Winston Salem Journal commented positively this week on the investment in grants and incentives that helped bring the new Gildan Activewear manufacturing facility to Mocksville.  Gildan Activewear is investing $112 million to bring 290 jobs to Mocksville.  Groundbreaking will occur soon and production is scheduled to begin in 2015. From the Winston Salem Journal editorial: “It’s also nice to see textile and furniture manufacturers beginning to return some production to the United States because of rising labor and productions costs in Asia and Central America. Davie County’s skilled labor force and its access to transportation routes […]
January 21, 2014

Sterling Events Group Announces Warehouse Relocation to Davie County!

Sterling Events Group and Sterling Audio Visual are pleased to announce that they are relocating their main warehouse operations from Winston-Salem, NC to Farmington, NC in January, 2014. “Our growth in audio-visual equipment and in our prop and décor inventory made this move necessary” commented Wayne Thomas, President of Sterling.  “We also wanted a warehouse convenient to our Charlotte and Triangle offices and closer to our historic event venue, WinMock at Kinderton.  This new 17,500 square foot facility, convenient to I-40, was the perfect location.” “We want to thank Terry Bralley and the Davie County Economic Development team that made […]
January 14, 2014

1st Annual “Best of Davie” Awards – Vote Online Today!

Please vote online today for “THE BEST” in over 20 categories in the 1st Annual Best of Davie Awards! We all know just how special our community is—and judging from all the new businesses and enterprises choosing to locate here it seems the word is starting to spread. Now the Davie County Chamber of Commerce is giving you a chance to highlight the businesses, services, and destinations that make Davie County so appealing with its 1st Annual “Best of Davie Awards.”   This new component of the Chamber’s iSHOPDAVIE initiative offers residents and visitors alike the chance to nominate and vote […]
January 9, 2014

Davie County Jobless Rate Most Improved in Region

According to figures released this week by the NC Department of Commerce, the unemployment rate in Davie County fell to 6.3% for the month of November, 2013, a full percentage point drop from the October rate of 7.3%. According to a report in the Winston Salem Journal, this full percentage point drop in unemployment in Davie County was the largest one month improvement of the 14 counties that make up the Northwest North Carolina region.
January 7, 2014

Duke Energy asks Carolinas customers to conserve electricity as temperatures plummet

As temperatures across the nation continue to plummet to historic lows, Duke Energy officials are asking the company’s customers to conserve power during the next 24 hours, as extreme temperatures continue. Below are some steps customers can take: The thermostat is a real culprit of higher winter bills. To help save energy and money, select the lowest comfortable setting when home, and bump the thermostat down a degree or two when leaving home. The ceiling fan in the home is a great way to stay cool in the summer – and warm in the winter. Simply set the fans to […]
January 6, 2014

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs ~ Dozens of Openings

Dozens of full time and part time job openings in and around Davie County have been posted this week to the Davie County Jobs listing. New Job Openings Posted Daily Here is a sampling of opening posted this week:  Assembler 2 – Reeb Millwork, Painter 2nd Shift – Ingersoll Rand, Upholstery – Ashley Furniture, Product Test Engineer – Ingersoll Rand, PT Grocery Associate – Food Lion, Stylist – Great Clips, CDL truck driver, Licensed Practical Nurse, customer service,  and many more. You can help… Hit the “Like” button above and tell your friends about this job resource to help connect job seekers […]
December 21, 2013

Davie County Vineyards: Ideal Complement for the Holidays

Do you still need to buy for a Christmas gift for someone but loathe the thoughts of facing the throngs at a massive shopping mall or wandering around a big-box outlet hoping to find inspiration on its sterile shelves? There’s no need to panic. Just head to one of Davie County’s wineries and pick up a bottle of wine or two for the yet-to-be-gifted adults on your shopping list. The diversity of offerings means you’re sure to find something to please their palate, and the soothing, pastoral settings of the vineyards that can be seen from the tasting rooms will […]
December 18, 2013

WXII News Spotlights Davie County’s Hidden Charms

For the past couple of years, the big news out of Davie County has been economic development. Big names such as Ashley Furniture and Wake Forest Baptist Health, Ingersoll Rand, Avgol and more have invested millions of dollars in new facilities in the county, and smaller firms like Carolina Precision Plastics and Pro Refrigeration have set up shops offering good-paying jobs at a time when employers are extremely picky about where they’ll locate. But when WXII News 12 paid an all-day visit to Historic Downtown Mocksville this past December 11th, they weren’t there to cover a business opening or a […]
December 13, 2013

Christmas Tour Will Brighten Your Spirits This Saturday

Enjoy splendid hospitality, beautiful decorations and humble fellowship as Cooleemee opens its arms during its Christmas Tour of Homes on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 11 am through 4 pm. Eight homes, including six homes that have witness more than a hundred years of history, five historic churches each with unique architectural flourishes, and two museums with guided tours will be stops on the tour. Proceeds from the $10 tickets will go toward the drive to create a new Splash and Swim Center in Cooleemee. “When the cotton mill was established back in 1899,” says tour coordinator Hellen Daywalt, “they […]