October 28, 2009

“Businesses Can Lower Their Costs and Prosper in Davie County!”

Last year, “Inc. Magazine” identified Hollingsworth Capital Partners as the 12th fastest growing company in America and the Hollingsworth Companies continue to invest in Davie County. If you drive by the SouthPoint Business Park during business hours and see the traffic flowing into and out of SouthPoint, you can appreciate the number of Davie County jobs that have been created there.  And the level of investment is not slowing down! “Companies from larger cities and other regions are attracted by our pro-business government, labor-rich environment and proximity to several interstates.  Davie County is a place where businesses can lower their […]
October 20, 2009

Davie County Chamber of Commerce 40th Annual Awards Banquet!

Nearly 200 Davie County business and civic leaders attended the Davie County Chamber of Commerce 40th Annual Awards Banquet for an evening of delicious food, lively entertainment and engaging company at the beautiful Bermuda Run Country Club on Friday, October 15th. The dance floor was full to capacity for much of the evening as “The Black and Blue Band” belted out popular blues, rock, and dance classics.  The band displayed an amazing range of vocal and instrumental talent as they played dozens of requests from the audience. While the food and entertainment drew in the crowds for a memorable evening, […]
October 13, 2009

“Foster Drug” in Mocksville, NC Wins Prestigious National Award!

Congratulations to Foster Drug in Mocksville, NC for winning the highly coveted “Top Independent Pharmacists” award.  This prestigious award, given annually by Drug Topics Magazine, the leading newsmagazine for pharmacies, is the cover story for the October, 2009 issue. Most Davie County residents already appreciate the friendly, professional service they get at Foster Drug.   This well-deserved award lets others across the nation know that Davie County is home to this world-class independent pharmacy which continues to have a positive impact on our community. The event leading to the award began at about 10:30 PM on March 12, 2007 when an […]
October 8, 2009

All Day Festival in Downtown Mocksville This Saturday ~ Oktoberfest!

Experience all the fun and gusto of an authentic Bavarian festival in downtown Mocksville this Saturday from 10 AM until 8 PM.  There will be an all day arts and craft fair along with German and American food and beverages.  There will also be booths from several local organizations. The musical highlight of the evening will be the ” Gootman Sauerkraut Band.” Entertainment begins at 12PM at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater.  Entertainment will include Steve Boger, “Nightsong” featuring Jan Wright, and several others. Beginning at 5 PM, enjoy the music of the Gootman Sauerkraut Band.  Attired in authentic Bavarian costumes, […]
October 5, 2009

2009 Davie County Schools Showcase and Homecoming Parade!

Just 5 weeks into a new school year, math and science clubs, literary groups, bands, madrigal singers, drama clubs, athletic clubs and a variety of musicians performed and provided demonstrations of academic, athletic and cultural talent. The 2009 Davie County Schools Showcase was a day of dynamic and inspiring activities which demonstrated to our community that the students, teachers, parents, volunteers, school administrators, school board, community leaders and the citizens in Davie County have a lot to be proud of. That such a major event could be held only 5 weeks into a new school year is a testament to […]
September 29, 2009

Over 400 Attend Davie County STEM Community Collaborative!

The Davie County NCSTEM Community Collaborative kick-off on Monday, September 28th was a dynamic, high energy event attended by over 400 engaged Davie County citizens. Dynamic speakers challenged community leaders, parents, teachers and students to collaborate on developing innovative solutions to the challenges of the 21st century in STEM education. Larry Colbourne, President of the Mebane Charitable Foundation was the master of ceremonies for this kick-off event.  During his opening remarks, Mr. Colbourne established a context for the activities of the evening:  “We are here to engage, ask questions, and to be part of the vision for STEM (Science, Technology, […]
September 25, 2009

TOWNSENDS ADDS 103 JOBS IN DAVIE COUNTY

I sent out a Twitter update early this morning about attending a Davie County Economic Development Commission update.  It turned out to be a very significant update with many state and local dignitaries present. The announcement this morning of new jobs for Davie County was the result of a months-long collaborative effort between Davie County, The North Carolina Department of Commerce, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, the North Carolina Rural Center, the Golden Leaf Foundation, and of course, Townsends, Inc. Steve Troxler, Commissioner of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Dale Carroll, Deputy Secretary of the North Carolina […]
September 24, 2009

Davie County Unveils New Web Portal!

Things got much easier today for anyone who uses the web to locate information on events, businesses, things to do, etc., in Davie County, North Carolina.  A new Davie County web portal was published today at www.daviecounty.com. The web portal includes links to the web sites for the Davie Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Commission, the towns of Mocksville, Bermuda Run and Cooleemee, and Davie County government and education web sites. Chamber of Commerce Also published today, in conjunction with the new web portal, are new sites for the Davie County Chamber of Commerce and the Davie County Economic […]
September 19, 2009

Davie STEM Project Kicks Off September 28

Community Invited to Join in Designing Education for the Future! The Davie community has a unique opportunity to plan the educational program for our students for the future. Davie County is one of three communities in North Carolina selected to develop STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs in public schools. Davie was chosen by the NC STEM Community Collaborative, a partnership between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and MCNC, an independent, non-profit organization that improves learning and collaboration in education. Monday, September 28th The community is invited to attend the kickoff of the Davie STEM project at 6 […]