November 8, 2010

Cooleemee Historical Association ~ How You Can Help

With over 330 original mill houses, the Bullhole and dam at RiverPark and the old cotton mill still standing along the banks of the South Yadkin River, Cooleemee is perhaps the best preserved Southern mill village of the post civil-war industrial age.  Cooleemee’s mill, built in 1900 at the height of the South’s mill building era, closed in 1969. Preserved as private homes, most of the mill houses are still in excellent architectural condition.  The work on RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls has breathed new life into the banks of the river and the dam which provided power for the mill.  […]
November 4, 2010

Ingersoll Rand Brings Over 200 Additional Manufacturing Jobs to Mocksville!

Phil Wekenmann, the Plant Manager at Ingersoll Rand in Mocksville provided an upbeat update to community leaders from across Davie County at a recent quarterly update meeting hosted by the Davie County Economic Development Commission. Over the last 18 months, Ingersoll Rand has hired more than 200 people for the manufacturing plant in Mocksville as employment there has more than doubled. Mocksville Plant Wins Ingersoll Rand Chairman’s Award Continuing a 100 year old tradition of innovation in manufacturing, Ingersoll Rand has invested over 8.2 million dollars in capital improvements in 2010, enhancing  and modernizing operations at the Ingersoll Rand manufacturing […]
October 29, 2010

Halloween Open House at Raylen Vineyards ~ Wear a Costume and Win a Prize!

Saturday, October 30th, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Raylen Vineyards will host a Halloween open house.  No bobbing for apples in wine, but for a spooky good time and candy, join RayLen for complimentary flight tastings of the award-winning wines and see what other Halloween surprises are planned for the day! Wear a Costume and Win a Prize! Those wearing costumes to the open house will win a prize.  Bring a picnic lunch and purchase wine to go along with your picnic or just come out to take advantage of open house discount specials.  Reservations are recommended.  Visit the […]
October 28, 2010

Grand Opening ~ Newest Goodwill Store In America

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina opened its newest store in Mocksville today. The new store, located at 1355 Yadkinville Road in Mocksville, a replacement store for the 1117 Yadkinville Road location, is twice the size and offers a convenient covered donation drive-through. Goodwill Transforms Donations into Jobs and Job Training Goodwill of Northwest North Carolina placed over 5,000 people into jobs last year. Revenue generated from the sale of donated items pays for career development and training programs that help people find jobs and reach financial stability. Goodwill provides a wide range of training, placement and workforce development services […]
October 27, 2010

2010 Veteran’s Day Essay and Poster Contest

Davie County students are invited to enter the 2010 Veteran’s Day essay and poster contest.  The topic for the 2010 contest is “How can I do my duty to my country.” The poster contest is open to all Davie County students from kindergarten through 5th grade and the essay contest is open to all Davie County students from 6th through 12th grade. Posters will be displayed at the at the 2010 Veteran’s Day observance on November 11th, 2010, 11AM at the Veteran’s Monument on the Mocksville town square. Contest winners will be asked to read their essays or explain their […]
October 23, 2010

Pumpkin Carving Time for Davie County Artist Tim Trudgeon Shapes up in October

Tim Trudgeon of Turkeyfoot Creations in Davie County is a celebrated pumpkin carver this time of year.  His pumpkin carving demonstrations at the North Carolina State Fair October 16th to 21st drew large and enthusiastic crowds. Pumpkin Carving by Tim Trudgeon of Turkeyfoot Creations Tim will be providing live pumpkin carving demonstrations again next week at Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop Extravaganza on Friday and Saturday, October 29th and 30th.   A complete schedule and details are available online at http://klingsporextra.blogspot.com/ Work Featured at Station on Main Street Fine Arts Gallery During most of the year Tim Trudgeon earns his living as a […]
October 20, 2010

7-Time Female Vocalist of the Year Performing in Mocksville this Friday!

On Friday, October 22nd at 7:30 PM,  the Davie County Arts Council presents  Rhonda Vincent and the Rage in concert at the Brock Performing Arts Center, 622 North Main Street, Mocksville, NC. Female Vocalist of the Year ~ 7 Consecutive Years! With over seventy awards to their name, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage are the most celebrated band in bluegrass, with honors including a coveted Entertainer of the Year award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and a staggering seven consecutive IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year awards. In 2001, Vincent signed a high-profile endorsement contract with Martha White […]
October 18, 2010

All County Middle School Band from Davie County Performs at Brock Performing Arts Center ~ Video

Bands from North Davie Middle School, South Davie Middle School and William Ellis Middle School performed together at the Brock Performing Arts Center, 622 North Main Street in Mocksville on Saturday afternoon after the Davie County Schools Showcase & Homecoming Parade. Full 1080p HD Video Available Band instructors from each school took learns conducting the students through various pieces.  The following embedded below are also available in full 1080p HD on your Davie County YouTube Channel: “Discover America March” by Ken Harris, conducted by Mr. Clayton Edwards from William Ellis Middle School. “Willam Tell Overture” by Gioachino, arranged by Andrew […]
October 14, 2010

Beach Night at Junker’s Mill This Saturday!

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy old fashioned Carolina style beach music under the stars ~ it’s Beach Music Night at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater in historic downtown Mocksville this Saturday, October 16th, from 7:00 to 9:30 PM. Come out and enjoy a classic performance by The Part Time Party Time Band. Lots of great food and drinks will be available and the dance floor will be full!  Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, kids under 12 admitted free. A Few Pictures from Beach Music Night at Junker’s Mill 2009 YouTube Video of The Part Time Party Time […]

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