August 21, 2012

You are Invited ~ Celebration of Mocksville Mayor Dr. Francis W. Slate This Wednesday

You are invited to attend a celebration of Mocksville Mayor F.W. Slate’s many contributions to the town of Mocksville and community in conjunction with his 90th birthday. There will be a reception in the Mocksville Town Hall from 3:30 to 5:00 PM with a special presentation scheduled for 4:00 PM.
August 14, 2012

Free Summer Concert This Saturday – Mel Jones & Tin Can Alley

Mocksville and Davie County will be alive with the sounds of Mel Jones and Tin Can Alley playing soul, rhythm and blues, & Jazz under the mighty oaks lining the square in historic downtown Mocksville this Saturday, Augst 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Mel Jones – Humorist, Lead Vocalist, Song Writer or Harmonica Player? Jones has established himself as one of the region’s best harmonica players by winning numerous titles in regional festivals and earning a solid reputation for showmanship. He is also an accomplished songwriter, with recordings that feature much of his original work in Livin’ Bones, Blues […]
August 13, 2012

“JoeFest” Saturday, August 25th in Mocksville – Memorial Poker-Run, Chili Cook-off, 4 Live Bands and Natty Greene’s Beer Garden!

Memorial Motorcycle Poker Run The Joe Phillips Memorial Motorcycle Poker Run leaves the Mocksville Square at 11am and will be riding to Freeborns on the Blue Ridge Parkway for lunch. $20 single rider / $25 for two-up. All motorcycles and riders are welcome. For more info on the ride contact Ed Hinkle 336-751-5647 or Eddie Spillman 336-782-0156 (signup starts at 10 am). In 2011 38 riders joined the ride. This year the first 100 riders will get a poker run t-shirt. 5 PM to 10 PM – 4 Live Bands, Chili Cook-off and Beer Garden! The entertainment this year is […]
August 9, 2012

$35 Million Avgol Investment Creates 40 New Manufacturing Jobs in Davie County

A textile manufacturing revolution is underway Avgol Nonwovens celebrated the opening of a 4th production line at their flagship manufacturing plant in Mocksville last week.  This $35 million investment by Avgol has created more than 40 new manufacturing jobs in Davie County bringing the total workforce at the plant to 180 employees. Avgol manufactures approximately 10% of the global non-woven fabric for baby and adult diapers at plants located in China, Israel, Russia and the United States.  With the new production line, the Mocksville plant will produce 60,000 metric tons of non-woven material annually which represents approximately 50% of Avgol’s […]
August 6, 2012

Professional Summer Stock Theatre Coming to Davie County!

Davie County and the Piedmont Triad is getting its first professional summer stock theatre company in decades.  Broadway’s Best Theatre Company of NC has announced plans to open a 250 seat theatre in the former ACE Hardware facility located at the intersection of Farmington Road and I-40 in Davie County.  The company plans to begin performances next year for the summer of 2013. New 250 Seat Theatre The theatre will be located just off I-40 and Farmington Road at 103 Beechtree Place in the former Ace Hardware building. The 6,000 square foot facility will be upgraded with new AC and […]
August 3, 2012

Free Event – Misty Creek Vineyards Anniversary Celebration

Davie County Vineyard Anniversary Celebration On Saturday, August 4 from 2-4 PM, Barry, Kathy and Marge Nichols invite you to join them as they celebrate the third anniversary of the opening of their Misty Creek Vineyards Tasting Room.  They will be serving free hotdogs, hamburgers, chips etc. at this always family friendly Misty Creek Farm and Vineyards event. Finished in the summer of 2009, the tasting room sits directly on the site of a pioneer cabin originally built in 1800 as a mule barn, and overlooks the old road bed.  The deep well and original entry road are very evident […]
July 31, 2012

A Winning Formula for Business Success!

90% of all companies seeking a new location are looking for an existing building to move into.  Davie County has high quality class A building inventory in the right location.  This is an advantage that every small community and every economic developer would love to have. While some communities have taken public funds to compete with other developers, Davie County has taken the opposite approach of supporting private sector efforts and partnering with private developers rather than competing with them. SouthPoint Business Park, located just north of Interstate 40 on US highway 601 is an example of this approach.  Owned […]
July 26, 2012

Davie County Habitat for Humanity Softball Tournament This Weekend

Habitat for Humanity of Davie County is having their first softball tournament on Friday July 27 and Saturday July 28 at the Center Ball field located at 1857 U.S. Highway 64 West. Raffle Table and Great Prizes Local businesses have donated items for a table top raffle.  Tickets are only $1 and prizes include a 47″ LCD television, golf play for 4 at Lake Louise and Oak Valley, food gift cards from Restaurant 101, KFC and LaCarreta, car wash tokens and photo sessions.  If you would like to donate for the raffle please contact Daphne Frye at 336-998-2341. Stop by Friday […]
July 19, 2012

RiverPark Festival This Saturday!

2012 RiverPark Festival ~ Family Fun Tube Race, Duck Race & More Don’t miss the RiverPark Festival this Saturday!   New for the festival this year is the South Yadkin River Tube Race.  The tube race will begin at 10:00 am at the Cooleemee Junction Wildlife Access area and end near the Dam at RiverPark. It is about a mile and a half course. Without any extra effort, the float in a tube takes about two and a half hours. Who knows what the winning time will be if the contestant uses a paddle.  Registration for the tube race is […]