January 25, 2010

Davie County STEM Education Update

Dr. Linda Bost, Assistant Superintendant of Davie County Schools delivered an update on the Davie County STEM Education Initiative during the quarterly Davie County Economic Development meeting held on Friday, January 22nd. Presentation Highlights: Dr. Bost explained that we need to integrate STEM disciplines across all areas of study and that team-based, real world problem-solving that leverages all of the knowledge of a diverse team of students with access to unlimited digital resources is the essence of what we will achieve in Davie County.  This approach integrates STEM disciplines across all areas of study and produces  21st century renaissance citizens […]
January 25, 2010

CEO of WFUBMC Presents Update to Davie County

The WFUBMC Strategic Plan Includes Davie County. Dr. John Dr. John D. McConnell, M.D., the Chief Executive Officer of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center was the keynote speaker at the Davie County Economic Development Commission quarterly update meeting on Friday, January 22, 2010. Dr. McConnell described components of the strategic plan for Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center as they relate to Davie County. Dr. McConnell highlighted the importance of partnerships, affiliations and regional delivery systems; training, education, and discovery-based centers of excellence; recruiting, retention and promotion; collaboration, discovery and enabling platforms.   All of these are areas of focus […]
January 20, 2010

South-Sourcing: The Southern Advantage!

I just finished reading a terrific book by Joe Hollingsworth, Jr. “The Southern Advantage.” With lots of facts and figures and anecdotes that bring them to life, the advantage of being located in the southern US is clearly demonstrated. Affordability and Economic Vitality The underlying economic fundamentals of the South have transformed the profitability of companies and entire industries that had the foresight to locate in the world’s 4th largest economy.  Nissan, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and other foreign automakers clearly did their homework when deciding to locate their North American operations in the south. In the span of half a […]
January 18, 2010

Gershwin, by George! Acclaimed Performers Coming to Mocksville’s Brock Performing Arts Center!

The Carolina Chamber Symphony Players will perform at 7:30 PM this Saturday, January 23rd at the Brock Performing Arts Center in downtown Mocksville.  The jazz concert will feature some of the most beloved songs by George and Ira Gershwin.  Selections will include Rhapsody in Blue, Rialto Ripples, Our Love Is Here To Stay, Lady Be Good, Strike Up The Band, Embraceable You, I Got Rhythm, and Someone To Watch Over Me and Three Preludes as well as selections from Porgy and Bess. The evening promises to be full of distinctive and energetic vocal and instrumental performances with the magnetic stage […]
January 18, 2010

WinMock at Kinderton ~ Progress Update on World-Class Event Center for Davie County

Back on November 23rd, 2009 we published a story on the fabulous future for the stunning 17,000 square foot barn which was part of WinMock Farm in Davie County. Today, Sterling Events officially announced the name, logo and a new web site for this outstanding project. The name of the event center will be WinMock at Kinderton. The name was selected to honor the property’s rich history and to stay true to the barn’s original namesake. The historic property, a gorgeous white dairy barn with a striking rounded, red roof overlooking the Yadkin River, will be transformed into an upscale […]
January 13, 2010

North Carolina Department of Commerce ~ Partners with Davie County

Members of the Davie County Economic Development Commission and the Chamber of Commerce met with our partners at the North Carolina Department of Commerce at their offices in Raleigh earlier this week.  The purpose of the meeting was to update the Department of Commerce on development activities in Davie County and to provide details on buildings and sites available for future development in the county. The partnership between Davie County and the North Carolina Department of Commerce has always been strong and positive and this meeting helped strengthened that partnership as we were able to express our appreciation personally to […]
January 13, 2010

Davie County Named One of 12 Great Places to Visit in North Carolina!

Our State: Down Home in North Carolina, a prestigious and celebrated monthly magazine names Davie County as one of 12 locations to visit across the state of North Carolina. The January 2010 cover story, “Year of the North Carolina Vacation” recommends a trip to Davie County with a terrific article on the Bullhole and the founding of RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls.  The article includes a brief but informative history of the area and a glimpse into the potential future of the park.  With up to 250 visitors per day, our little swimming hole sure has come a long way.  The […]
December 8, 2009

2009 Hometown Christmas Parade ~ Good Will on Display!

The best places to live in America have enough “community” in the community to put on a well attended parade. Christmas Parades commemorate the past through the traditions of Christmas; celebrate the present by bringing together the best in civic groups, churches, businesses, schools, community leaders and public servants; and present a vision of hope to the next generation for a strong and prosperous future. To that end, we present you with the following: The Parade, Good Will on Display Classic cars, fire engines, and antique tractors, School kids, motorcycles and horse drawn wagons; Kids catching candy… filled with delight, […]
December 5, 2009

Cold Wet Weather Delays Davie County Christmas Parade ~ Re-Scheduled for Tomorrow, Sunday, December 6th at 2:00 PM

The Davie County Christmas Parade gets rain delay.  The parade, running along North Main Street in Mocksville has been delayed by one day and will now occur on Sunday, December 6th at 2:00 PM. Parade Grand marshall Lanie Pope, WXII 12 chief meteorologist is confident that weather will be dryer and warmer by Sunday afternoon.