November 3, 2009

Health Care Investment Trend Continues in Mocksville!

Autumn Care is investing in a new 57,000 square foot, 108 bed state of the art skilled-nursing home in Mocksville.  The $9.7 investment will be used to replace the current Autumn Care facility located on Howard Street in Mocksville.  The current facility was built in several phases beginning in the 1960’s and continuing through the early 1990’s. Autumn Corporation, based in Rocky Mount, NC originally considered a renovation plan that would have replaced or upgraded the existing facility one wing at a time.  In the end they determined that a new modern facility would allow them to better meet the […]
October 30, 2009

East Coast Wings Celebrates Expansion ~ All Day Saturday!

East Coast Wings of Mocksville, located at 1112 Yadkinville Road, Mocksville, in the Bear Creek Shopping Center celebrates its Grand Re-Opening this weekend.  Owners Ken Millwood and Mike Smith began working on the expansion in July, and finished up just this week.  The expansion includes a bar and expanded dining room which work together to add style and atmosphere to this fun place to eat. Starting on Saturday morning, October 31st, 2009 at 11:00 AM, East Coast Wings will celebrate the expansion with a full day of draft specials, a live DJ, free basket of chips for each table and […]
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 […]