April 9, 2010

Sherwin Williams Welcomes Homeowners and Contractors to New Store in Davie County

Davie County shoppers and contractors have a new place to go when it’s time to spruce up a room with a fresh coat of paint or when it’s time for a complete home makeover: Sherwin Williams, located on Highway 601 just north of Interstate 40. According to store manager Clayton Lassiter, “Professional contractors choose Sherwin Williams paints for consistency, superior quality, and durability while homeowners choose Sherwin Williams for value and service from some of the most thoroughly trained professionals in the industry.  Customers count on us for sound advice on every step of the painting process, from texture, design […]
April 7, 2010

Power Tray, LLC Selects Davie County for New Manufacturing Operation!

Davie County is Home to One of the Most Important “Green” Initiatives in the Country Power Tray, LLC produces environmentally friendly packaging from renewable resources. One of the most important “green” initiatives in the country, Power Tray packaging is designed to replace the Styrofoam packaging used throughout the food industry. Production in the facility is ramping up and by this fall Power Tray LLC expects to be running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with production running into the hundreds of millions annually. Power Tray, LLC Selects Davie County After looking at hundreds of buildings and sites throughout […]
April 2, 2010

Davie County Honors Vietnam Veterans With “Welcome Home” Ceremony

Earlier this week the citizens of Davie County gathered on the courthouse square in historic downtown Mocksville to honor our Vietnam War Veterans. The citizens of our community gathered to remember those who died in the service of our country and to pay tribute to the honor and heroism of the Vietnam Veterans that are still such an important part of our community today. The videos below provide a record of the events from this “Welcome Home” ceremony. If you know a veteran who was not able to attend, please let them know about these videos so they can appreciate […]
March 29, 2010

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans!

March 30, 2010 from 5-6 PM It’s never too late to do the right thing… Please join us on March 30, 2010 from 5-6 PM at the Memorial Monument on the square in Mocksville as Davie County expresses gratitude and pride for our Vietnam veteran heroes that never received the welcome home they deserved. US Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee of Veterans’ Affairs, introduced a resolution encouraging communities across the nation to establish “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” and the resolution was passed unanimously by the United States Senate.  The resolution designates March 30, 2010 […]
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 […]