January 26, 2011

Davie County Landmark Added to the National Historic Register

Winmock at Kinderton has been officially listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. The beautiful, iconic structure dominates the view near the western bank of the Yadkin River where US Highway 158 crosses into Davie County. Built in the early 1900’s by S. Clay Williams, former president of the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company, the barn’s unique architectural style features a cavernous 7,200 square foot loft.  The barn, officially listed as Win-Mock Farm Dairy, was added to the register on December 27th, 2010 in recognition of its importance to the history of North Carolina and the United States.  During […]
January 21, 2011

The Best of Cole Porter ~ Carolina Chamber Symphony Players Coming to Mocksville’s Brock Performing Arts Center This Saturday!

The Carolina Chamber Symphony Players will perform at 7:30 PM this Saturday, January 22nd at the Brock Performing Arts Center in downtown Mocksville. The concert will feature classic melodies by Cole Porter, one of the great American composers. Musical selections will include Night and Day, Begin the Beguine, Love for Sale, It’s De-Lovely, What is This Thing Called Love, C’est Magnifique, From This Moment, I Love Paris, My Heart Belongs to Daddy, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, I Get a Kick Out of You, and more. The evening promises to be full of distinctive and energetic vocal and instrumental […]
January 20, 2011

Davie County STEM Education ~ Leading the Way!

Industry Partners Announced Joining the team in support of STEM education in Davie County are Ingersoll Rand, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, and the North Carolina Center for Global Logistics.  Precision manufacturing, health care and logistics are all engines of economic growth that will provide jobs and opportunities in Davie County as the North Carolina economy continues transitioning from furniture, textiles and tobacco to high tech. Davie County Schools have some very powerful partners when it comes to educating the workforce of tomorrow. As part of the Davie County Economic Development Update in Mocksville last week, Davie County Schools […]
January 19, 2011

NC Governor Beverly Perdue Welcomes Nature’s Pearl to Toast Her Birthday

Legend says that over 400 years ago, Sir Walter Raleigh sent Queen Elizabeth I a keg of muscadine wine, made from North Carolina grapes in the New World. On Friday, January 14th, 2011, Debbie Pullen and Ben Kish of Nature’s Pearl traveled to Raleigh, NC to toast Governor Beverly Perdue’s birthday with Nature’s Pearl Muscadine Grape Juice. Accompanying Nature’s Pearl on this historic occasion were NC Representative Julia C. Howard, Deputy Secretary Dale Carroll of the NC Department of Commerce, and Joe Sanderson and Joy Hicks from the NC Department of Agriculture.  Video of the meeting is now available on […]
January 7, 2011

Sometimes the Smallest Places Have the Biggest Impact!

Ingersoll Rand products bridge 6 continents and 100 countries. A 425,000 square foot facility in Mocksville has been home to one of Ingersoll Rand’s largest plants since 1965. The facility underwent a $6 million renovation in 2009 and a $7 million capital equipment upgrade in 2010. The Mocksville plant produces compressors and components that are distributed world-wide. This world class facility in Mocksville is ISO9000 certified, Class 0 Certified and Six Sima certified. Davie County’s skilled workforce is making a difference for Ingersoll Rand customers across the globe.  As the video below demonstrates,  sometimes the smallest places have the biggest […]
January 5, 2011

High Tech Industry in North Carolina Makes National News!

Historically well- known for furniture and cotton mills, North Carolina is moving from Textiles to High Tech, attracting companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook. High-Tech corporations across America are being drawn to North Carolina by our abundance of power and pro-business environment. The work being done to market North Carolina as a computer data center corridor is paying off with companies like Apple, Google and Facebook all opening centers here in North Carolina. Potential Data Center in Davie County Davie County is home to a potential data center on a 365 acre tract on Baltimore Road.  The Davie County Economic […]
January 4, 2011

Jobless Rate in Davie County Remains Below State Average

The Unemployment numbers for November have just been compiled by the North Carolina Employment Security Commission and the Davie County unemployment rate remained stable at 8.9% for November 2010 (the most recent figures available).   Unemployment in North Carolina grew in November for every North Carolina county except Davie County.  Since November of 2009, unemployment in Davie County has fallen from 10.8 to 8.9%. The WRAL web site includes an interactive graphic showing unemployment rates by month for every county in the state. A review of the data shows the Davie County unemployment rate at 8.9% for November with all surrounding […]
January 3, 2011

Beekeeping Short Course Begins Friday!

A Great Family Adventure There are few things in life sweeter than honey from beehives in your own backyard.  If you ever wondered what it would be like to be a beekeeper, the Beekeeper Short Course is a wonderful way to learn more about this exciting and important field.  The instructor for the course is Gregory Fariss, EAS Master Beekeeper, the owner of Peaceful Valley Honey, and former Apiary Inspector (bee inspector) for the Maryland Department of Agriculture.  Mr. Fariss, a passionate speaker and an experienced instructor, is always informative and frequently entertaining.  This is a great course for families […]
December 31, 2010

Davie Community Foundation ~ Changing the Lives of Davie County Children

Challenge Accepted ~ Challenge Met! The Davie Community Foundation accepted a challenge from Reynolds American Foundation to raise $50,000 for the Children’s Reading Fund to receive a $25,000 match from Reynolds. During the last quarter of 2010, Davie Community Foundation worked to complete the challenge and raise the required $50,000.  On December 16, 2010, the challenge was met! December Gifts Put Challenge Over the Top! The Mocksville Woman’s Club and Noah Reynolds, great grandson of R.J. Reynolds, made gifts to put the challenge “over the top”. “We were thrilled to reach the $50,000 goal before Christmas,” said Jane Simpson, Davie […]