December 5, 2018

More Holiday Events Coming! Pipes and Drums, Advance Christmas Parade, Holiday Crawl, Downtown Hayrides, a Movie and Music in the Park

While the iffy weather kept the crowds just a little smaller than usual for the Mocksville Christmas Parade, the event was a blast for everyone who came out to join the fun. Come on out and join the fun as the Christmas traditions continue in Davie County with pipes and drums, a holiday crawl, downtown hayrides, a movie on the park and Christmas tunes by the Davie Community Band.  The schedule of holiday events for is listed below the parade photos!  A special thank you to Ed Simmons Photography for the wonderful parade photos. Piedmont Firefighters Pipes and Drums – […]
November 29, 2018

Mocksville Christmas Parade This Saturday – Holiday Events Roundup!

It’s beginning to look a lot Like Christmas and the holidays just wouldn’t be complete without the annual Hometown Christmas Parade sponsored this year by the Mocksville Tourism Authority.  This year’s parade theme is “The Gifts of Christmas”. The parade will feature everything from walking groups, performers, horseback riders, single vehicles to full-blown floats, candy for the kids, and of course, Santa Claus. The parade will depart from Rich Park at 2 p.m. Saturday and will travel down Main Street, turn left on Depot Street, and end at Railroad Street where dismantling will begin. Prizes will be awarded to the […]
November 26, 2018

DavieCONNECT – Creating Innovative Workforce Solutions for Davie County

Davie County’s unprecedented 23% job growth over the past five years coupled with a low unemployment rate of 3.9% has left local employers in a quandary — how to find enough qualified workers. Seeking to create a solution to the problem, the Davie County Economic Development Commission has kicked-off DavieCONNECT, an initiative designed to connect businesses to resources and kids to careers and to provide innovative workforce solutions for Davie County. DavieCONNECT’s director, Carolyn McManamy, will apply the knowledge gained during eight years as president of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce to serve as a resource for local businesses, […]
November 22, 2018

Come One, Come All; First Annual Cooleemee Christmas Parade, This Saturday, November 24th!

The Town of Cooleemee will host its first annual Christmas Parade at 4 PM on Saturday, November 24th!  The parade will begin at Cooleemee Elementary School and end at the Zachary House.  Families will gather on the grounds of the Zachary House after the parade for food, games, singing, and a reading of the Christmas Story.  Of course, Santa will be on hand for a chat and pictures with the children. To enter the parade, simply show up at the Cooleemee Elementary School prior to 4 PM.  No pre-registrations is necessary. Cooleemee Mayor Steve Corriher is excited to hold Cooleemee’s […]
November 19, 2018

2018 Bed Races – Ingersoll Rand Best Overall ~ Trailers of the East Coast Fastest and Most Outrageous

The town of Mocksville raced into the Christmas season on November 16th with the 7th Annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race as 23 race teams made the mad dash down Main Street. 2018 Mocksville Bed Races Thank you to Ed Simmons for the awesome photos! The race saw another good turnout this year with the streets full of families, fun and holiday spirit. Race Announcer Tonia Cornett kept the crowd cheering while DJ Tim Elmore had folks dancing in the streets. The event was covered by WXII 12 whose racing teams faced off in the first race of the […]
November 13, 2018

Bed Races This Friday in Mocksville ~ Whacky, Whimsical, and Outrageously Fun!

Historic Downtown Mocksville will race into the Christmas season this Friday night, November 16th as 25 whacky, whimsical, and outrageous teams from local businesses, non-profits,  and WXII-12 News take part in the 7th annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race. The festivities will begin with the lighting of the downtown businesses at dusk. WXII News Reporter Briana Conner will take on WXII Chief Meteorologist Lanie Pope at 6 p.m. followed by the Parade of Beds at 6:15 p.m. led by the Super Girls from the Mocksville Police Department. $600 in Cash Prizes at Stake! At stake are prizes for speed […]
November 12, 2018

It’s Not Too Late to Enter This Friday Night’s ‘Twas the Night Before’ Bed Race!

The beds will roll this Friday night, November 16th at 6 p.m., but it’s not too late to join in the fun! Applications will be accepted for the hilarious, fun, yet competitive bed races until tomorrow night’s mandatory team captain’s meeting at 6 p.m. at Town Hall. Presented by the Mocksville Tourism Authority, the annual “Twas The Night Before Bed Race” has become one of Mocksville’s most popular events with dozens of teams competing for the cheers of the fans and $600 in cash prizes. Compete for $600 in Prizes! Awards will take place in the square. However, you will […]
November 5, 2018

DavieLEADS – Building Momentum on Encouraging First Year Results

Davie County Schools is on a roll–an honor roll. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has released its statewide End-of-Grade (EOG) test data for 2017-18, and Davie County has moved from 45th to 17th out of 115 districts in 3rd-grade reading proficiency.  Based on last year’s test results, Cooleemee Elementary is now in the top 4 percent of North Carolina elementary schools for academic growth, with a ranking of 47th out of 1,218 schools statewide. In addition, kindergarten readiness in Davie County has improved from 71 percent to 80 percent based on the Dial-4 screening assessment. These are just […]
November 2, 2018

6th Annual Best of Davie Awards – Vote Online today!

Everyone has their favorites – those businesses that take the time to get to know you and go above and beyond to meet your needs each and every time. It’s time again to give them the recognition they deserve by voting online today for the “2018 Best of Davie Awards.” We all know just how special our community is—and judging from all of the new businesses and enterprises choosing to locate here, it seems the word is starting to spread. The Davie County Chamber of Commerce is giving you a chance to highlight the businesses, services, and destinations that make […]