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.
December 2, 2009

New Hospital Coming to Davie County!

Local Health Care Investments Continue to Spur Economic Growth in Davie County, North Carolina ~ Announcing one of the largest investments ever in Davie County during a news conference today, Donny C. Lambeth, President of North Carolina Baptist Hospital told the audience that Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will receive a Certificate of Need (CON) to build a hospital in Advance that will include 50 acute care beds, 10 observation beds, and an out-patient ambulatory care center. Additionally, Wake Forest Baptist may also file a new CON application to build a critical access hospital with up to 25 beds […]
December 2, 2009

NORTH CAROLINA NAMED NATION’S ‘TOP BUSINESS CLIMATE’ FOR 5th CONSECUTIVE YEAR

North Carolina remains the state with the “Top Business Climate,” according to Site Selection magazine. It is the fifth year in a row and the eighth time in nine years that the state has taken the top honor in the annual ranking by Site Selection, one of the nation’s premier magazines for economic development. Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission notes that “recent developments in Davie County, including the Townsend expansion, the world-class event center planned for Kinderton by Sterling Events, and the opening of Interstate Business Park with Wake Forest University Health Sciences Dialysis Center […]
November 25, 2009

Participate on the New Web Site For Davie County STEM Education

Thank you, Davie County! Over 425 members of our community attended the Davie County STEM Education Community Collaborative on September 28, 2009.  This was just the beginning of a community-wide cooperative effort. Help build on the momentum ~ Let’s continue to pull together as a community to improve STEM education in our schools and to better prepare our students for college, work, and life in the 21st century. Staying involved more important AND easier than ever ~ In order to continue demonstrating the energy, strength and commitment of our community, and to leverage this engagement for long term action, a […]
November 23, 2009

Great New Future for a Stunning 17,000 Square Foot Barn in Davie County

Thanks to Sterling Events of Clemmons, NC, the historic Win-Mock barn at Kinderton is scheduled for restoration.  It will be updated for safety and comfort and will be transformed into an event center that will soon host some of the most beautiful weddings, social events and corporate meetings in the southeast. The barn was built in the 1920’s by S. Clay Williams, former president of RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. Like most structures with a claim to RJR heritage, this barn is architecturally magnificent. The culmination of a 2 year effort to obtain engineering, architectural and historic data, the restoration will […]
November 6, 2009

Meet 4 Davie County Authors ~ Book Signing & Open House!

On Saturday, Nov 7th at 10:00 AM Collete Art & Framing will host a book signing and open house.  Four Davie County authors will gather together to share their amazing historical accounts of what gives the county of Davie so much of its unique appeal:  its stories, its history, its families. Buy or bring your books and get them signed. Enjoy cookies, tea, coffee and many good friends!  For more information contact Colette Art & Framing at 751-2296. Mary Alice Hasty and Hazel Winfrey will be signing their new book, Civil War Roster. Mary Alice M. Hasty is a retired […]
November 5, 2009

“Smart Development” – Interstate Business Park

Many of you have noticed the construction along Interstate Drive on US Highway 601 just across from the Wal-Mart shopping center in Mocksville, NC. Construction has started on a facility for Sherwin Williams, scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2010.  Construction will begin soon for an outpatient dialysis center for Wake Forest University Health Sciences.  The dialysis center is also scheduled to open in the spring of 2010. This is part of a vision for Smart Development maturing at “Interstate Business Park.”   Smart Development is land-use that is environmentally friendly and fiscally sound.  It provides jobs and grows […]
November 3, 2009

Regional Transportation Network Expands in Davie County

Beginning on December 7th, the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) will begin operating a daily express bus service between Mocksville and Winston Salem.    A temporary “Park and Ride” lot will be utilized in the Mocksville Wal-Mart parking lot until construction of the permanent facility is completed.  Initially the service will include stops at both major hospitals in Winston-Salem and a stop in downtown Winston Salem.   A more detailed schedule will be published by PART in mid-November and will be available on the PART web site at www.partnc.org.   Perhaps the best way to get the schedule information as soon […]