March 24, 2010

Congratulations… and Thank You Sarah Wood!

The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina inducted Sarah Wood into the Red Triangle Society which is the highest honor a YMCA volunteer can receive. Sarah has lived in Mocksville for 45 years.  “I raised my children there and since there was no indoor pool in Davie County, I would drive to the Y in Winston Salem so they could learn to swim,” she recalls.  “I felt a strong need for Davie County to have its own Y… I knew a Y would strengthen our community and especially our youth.” Sarah soon put her passion into action.  In the early 1980’s […]
March 8, 2010

Biotech Employment Grows ~ Davie County Represented at 2010 CED Biotech Conference

The most recent step in pursuit of a vision for a biotech center in Davie County was attending the premier life science event in the southeastern United States, the 2010 CED Biotech Conference hosted by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, in partnership with the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and the North Carolina Biosciences Organization. The CED Biotech Conference, with over 1200 participants, helped Davie County expand its network of contacts and relationships with leaders and entrepreneurs in the Biotech industry. While most industry segments had a down year in 2009, biotech continues to grow and North Carolina is widely recognized […]
February 10, 2010

New High School – Transforming Education in Davie County!

Creativity and collaboration leads to breakthrough thinking and break-out progress. STEM Education Principles Drive Design of the New High School Up to this point, the high school design process and the Davie County STEM Education Initiative have followed separate paths.  A workshop in Davie County last week sought to answer a big question:  How should STEM education principles affect the design of the new high school? The answer to this question has now linked these two paths together to forge a new future for education in Davie County. No Longer Simply a Solution to Overcrowding The new high school is […]
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 […]