August 8, 2011

Davie County Students Excel in 2010-11 School Year

Positive Trends Continue On August 4th, the State Board of Education approved the AYP and ABC’s Results for the 2010-11 school year and Davie County Schools continue to see a positive trend in academic achievement. AYP is the evaluation of schools’ “Adequate Yearly Progress” as outlined by the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. NCLB has the goal of every student being proficient in reading and math by the end of 2013-14 school year. Davie County Schools Meet 92.8% of Target Goals AYP is determined by proficiency levels of subgroups in each school and whether or not each […]
August 3, 2011

North Carolina State Fruit the Cure to Cancer?

Fox News Charlotte reporter Chris Justus Features Nature’s Pearl A Top Story today on Fox News Charlotte focused on the promise of Muscadine Grape products produced by Nature’s Pearl in Davie County, North Carolina. Resources: Davie County Manufacturer, Nature’s Pearl, Featured on Fox8 “Made in N.C.” Series NC Governor Beverly Perdue Welcomes Nature’s Pearl to Toast Her Birthday Muscadine Extracts From Nature’s Pearl Show Promise For The Treatment and Prevention of Cancer Nature’s Pearl Products Fox News Charlotte
August 2, 2011

Aerospace Industry Growth Brings Jobs and Opportunities to Davie County

Incumbent Worker Grant Awarded to Carolina Precision Machining The Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board has announced that Carolina Precision Machining Inc. has been awarded an Incumbent Worker training grant of $25,000 to obtain AS9100 training for their workforce. Carolina Precision Machining Carolina Precision Machining, Inc., a Davie County manufacturer of precision machine parts for the aviation and other industries is training employees for AS9100 certification.  AS9100 is a widely adopted and standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry.  Major aerospace manufacturers and suppliers worldwide require compliance and/or registration to AS9100 as a condition of doing business with them. Quality […]
August 1, 2011

Classic Cars “Cruise-In” ~ Tonight in Historic Downtown Mocksville

Visit the beautiful and historic square in downtown Mocksville this evening for a classic car “Cruise-In” presented by the Piedmont Classic C.A.R.S. Club. The cruise-in draws participants from the surrounding areas stretching from the Virginia border to the Sandhills ~ West from Wilkes County and East to Alamance and Wake Counties. If the weather is kind, the cruise-in will draw as many as 250 cars. Music and 50/50 Raffle Music will be provided throughout the evening by DJ Barry Lentz and there will also be a 50/50 raffle tonight. A Symphony of Sights and Sounds For three hours on a […]
July 28, 2011

Misty Creek Vineyard ~ Rottweiler Rescue Day, Music and More This Saturday

12-4 PM ~ You are Invited to Misty Creek’s Annual Rottweiler Adoption Event This Saturday is a special day at Misty Creek Vineyards when several animal rescue organizations will be on hand to join in at the Misty Creek annual Rottweiler Adoption Event. A variety of rescue organizations will also be on hand with their animals as well, including the Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue, the English Bulldog Rescue of Georgia, the Carolina Boxer Rescue, and St. Francis of Assisi’s Bully Breed Rescue. Also on hand will be Buddy Lawson from Perfect Pet Obedience and Robin Jennings from Deep Creek Kennels, […]
July 24, 2011

Global Business Leaders Visit Mocksville to Tour Ingersoll Rand Manufacturing Plant

US Department of Energy “Save Energy Now LEADER Showcase” Earlier this month, Ingersoll-Rand, a global leader in providing safe, comfortable and efficient environments, welcomed the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and peers from nearly 100 companies for the Save Energy Now LEADER showcase. Participants Include Duke Energy, Nissan, Toyota, DuPont, etc The federal energy agency and companies have gathered for a day of panel discussions, workshops and networking on “Leveraging Internal Resources to Maximize Energy Efficiency.” Participating companies came from a wide range of industries and include ABB, Alcoa, DuPont, Duke Energy, Milliken & Company, Nissan, and Toyota. “Like Ingersoll […]
July 21, 2011

Adopt-A-Duck For Only Five Bucks Before They Sell Out! Then Watch over 1,000 Rubber Ducks Race at the “Great Bullhole Duck Race” on Saturday, July 23rd!

We are aiming to see more than 1,000 ducks flock to the water for the Great Bullhole Duck Race! Don’t miss this creative and fun family event to benefit RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls. Adopt-a-Duck to Win Your Share of $400 in Cash Prizes! Just 5 bucks adopts a duck and enters you in the race for a chance to win your share of $400 in cash prizes. This local charity event is being held at the Bullhole in Cooleemee and promises to be a memorable day. Come Watch On Race Day! Even if you don’t adopt a duck, we hope […]
July 20, 2011

The Mixed Emotions Band ~ Beach Music Coming to Historic Downtown Mocksville this Saturday

The Summer Concert Series at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater Continues This Saturday On Saturday, July 23, 2011 The Mixed Emotions will play at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater, 105 S. Salisbury Street in historic downtown Mocksville from 7-10 pm. Gates open at 6:30 PM. Food and drinks will be available (no coolers please). Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and children under 12 free. This is also an opportunity to help those in need ~ donate 5 cans of food and tickets are only $5! For more information, please call 336 671-0553. For a list of events in historic […]
July 17, 2011

World’s Most Advanced High Speed Mobile Network Comes to Davie County This Week

Verizon Wireless is turning on the world’s first large-scale 4G LTE (Fourth Generation, Long Term Evolution) Network in Greensboro, Winston Salem and High Point, N.C. on July 21, 2011.  Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network is the fastest and most advanced 4G network in America.  (Editors note:  While7/21 is still the official roll-out date, 4G phones in Mocksville are already using the 4G network… this may be part of testing the network so we will stick with the official Verizon date of 7/21 even though as of this writing we are already seeing 4G network connectivity – edited Monday, […]