June 1, 2011

DCCC Recognized as National Leader in Increasing College Completion!

DCCC, the College of Davidson and Davie Counties, along with 4 other North Carolina community colleges, has been awarded a grant under the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation “Completion by Design” grant program.  The grant will also be shared with Guilford Technical Community College, Central Piedmont Community College, Martin Community College and Wake Technical Community College. Completion by Design aims to build on proven, existing practices already underway at these forward-thinking community colleges that are already working to address the needs of today’s students. They are doing this by focusing on new approaches to areas such as course scheduling, advising, […]
May 25, 2011

The Davie County High School Theater Department Presents “Clue the Musical” This Week at the Brock

Who killed Mr. Boddy, in What Room, with What Weapon? Based on the popular Parker Brothers’ board game CLUE, this fun-filled musical brings the world’s best known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room and with what weapon. An Interactive Role for The Audience The audience plays a part in this fun-filled musical.  The audience receives  forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given throughout the evening.  Audience members choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons and rooms.  Audience participation will guide the show to […]
May 22, 2011

Ingersoll Rand is Meeting the Workforce Development Challenges of a Global Economy in Davie County

Experienced Davie County Workforce is Ingersoll Rand’s Most Valuable Asset The transformation of the Ingersoll Rand manufacturing center in Mocksville to an Ingersoll Rand Manufacturing Center of Excellence has been successful in large part because of the skills of its most experienced machinists.  These advanced skill-sets are the result of many years of experience and these advanced machining skills represent a wealth of workforce knowledge which cannot be taught in classrooms using traditional textbooks. The Challenge The challenge has been leveraging this “tribal knowledge” so that newer machinists benefit from the knowledge and experience of the experts.  A community-wide effort […]
May 20, 2011

Events This Weekend in Davie County

Friday, May 20th “Wine Down” Friday and Sunset at Misty Creek Vineyards from 5-8 PM Start the weekend off with a relaxing sunset and ½ price wine.  Bring your snack or dinner to eat on the patio, watch the wonderful sunset and enjoy a glass of your favorite wine for half price.  For directions and details visit www.mistrycreekwines.com Snyder Family Band in Concert at Farmington Community Center Friday from 7-9 PM The Snyder Family Band, featuring champion fiddle player Samantha Snyder and champion guitar picker Zeb Snyder will be playing at the Farmington Community Center from 7-9 PM.  Food and […]
May 19, 2011

Our State North Carolina Magazine Publishes Story on Historic Downtown Mocksville

Melanie Forbes Cook, of Davie County has written an article for the “My Town” feature section of Our State North Carolina Magazine.  Melanie’s article captures the essence of this historic “Main Street” community; from the clock tower watching over Main Street to perhaps this writer’s favorite line from the article ~ “The town is truly a unique piece in the tapestry of American life as it should be lived.” From the Davie County Vineyards, to American Legion Baseball, to the companies that have located here, the article serves us well by reminding us all how grateful we should be to […]
May 16, 2011

“Art Hop” in Historic Downtown Mocksville This Week Showcases Student Artists

From Monday through Wednesday, May 16th to 18th, local businesses in historic downtown Mocksville are showcasing the talented artists of the award winning Art Department of Davie High School. On Wednesday evening, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, stores will hold extended hours for an “Art-Hop” reception.  Students and businesses downtown are selling tickets for this reception for $2 in advance and $3 on the night of the “Art Hop.”  The Davie County High School Visual Arts students will be located at the various businesses downtown throughout the evening.  Ticket holders who get their tickets stamped at local businesses Wednesday […]
May 13, 2011

Happening This Saturday in Davie County!

There is something for everyone going on this Saturday in Davie County.  Begin the day early at the fishing clinic at the bullhole,  listen to Tommy and Danny Jackson performing at Misty Creek Vineyards or attend the 2nd Annual Lawn Mower Pull at Clement Grove.  All events are on Saturday, May 14th, 2011. 8:00 AM ~ Fishing Clinic at RiverPark, The Bullhole The Cooleemee Recreation Department will host its first fishing clinic at the RiverPark. Kids and adults will be able to come out for a morning of fishing, learning to bait a hook, removing a fish, and good old […]
May 13, 2011

Award Winning Educator and Results Oriented Leader Appointed as Superintendent of Davie County Schools

Dr. Hartness Appointed by Unanimous Vote The Davie County Board of Education has selected Dr. Darrin Hartness as its new superintendent of schools by a unanimous vote! Dr. Hartness is currently the superintendent of the Mount Airy City Schools, a position he has held since January, 2008. The board, the school system and the community are extremely fortunate to be able to hire someone with Dr. Hartness’ experience, skills and abilities. A Wealth of Experience In his nearly two decades as an educator in North Carolina Schools, Dr. Hartness has been a high school teacher in Rowan-Salisbury Schools, an elementary […]
May 11, 2011

Town of Bermuda Run Comprehensive Plan

So, you may have missed the public input meetings… or maybe you came to the meetings, but still have more to say! There is still an opportunity to participate in the initial public input phase of the Town of Bermuda Run Comprehensive Plan. There Are Two Surveys That You Can Complete on the Plan Website First, The Comprehensive Plan Public Input Survey will let us know what your opinion is on a broad range of topics that affect the Town’s planning area. Second, The Development Preference Survey provides you with a series of photographs to let us know what you […]

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