November 15, 2017

This Weekend – Friday Night Bed Races, Christmas Parade and Winterfest Coming to Mocksville!

Races Friday night, Parade Saturday Historic Downtown Mocksville will race into the Christmas season this Friday night, November 17th as 15 intrepid teams from local businesses, non-profits, WXII-12 News, and CW Channel 20.1 take part in the 6th annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Races. The festivities will begin with the lighting of the downtown businesses at dusk followed by the Parade of Beds at 6 pm. The bed races will begin at 6:15 as CW takes on WXII. WXII Chief Meteorologist Lanie Pope is determined that her team will place in the top three this year! $600 in Cash […]
November 8, 2017

Students Explore Career Options as Davie County Celebrates Manufacturing Day 2017

To celebrate Manufacturing Day 2017, several local businesses and Davie County manufacturers provided a unique opportunity for all eighth-grade students in Davie County. Davie County participated in National Manufacturing Day for the first time this year through the collaborative efforts of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce, Davie County Schools, Davie County Economic Development, DCCC and the Davie business community. On October 6th, students from Ellis and North Davie Middle Schools each toured two different locations including DEX Heavy Duty Parts, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, Ingersoll Rand, Pro Refrigeration, DCCC – Davie Campus, WFBH-Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run and the […]
October 20, 2017

Free Books for Davie County Children! Smart Start Receives Funding to Expand Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Across NC

The love of reading begins in a parent’s arms. Snuggling together with a good book creates connections that help build young children’s brains and conditions their minds and memories. For the past 10 years, Smart Start of Davie County has been raising funds to provide free books to the county’s youngest readers through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Soon even more Davie County children will be able to benefit from this program thanks to additional funding provided by the North Carolina General Assembly.   “Approximately 700 children in Davie County, aged birth to five, receive free Imagination Library books each month,” […]
October 2, 2017

Davie High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) – Among the Best in North Carolina!

A four-year college degree is not the only pathway to a rewarding, high-paying career; just ask Janet Barnes and Darla Goldfuss. As facilitators of Davie High’s Career and Technical Education (CTE)  program, it is their job to open the eyes of students to all of their career options. Enrolling in CTE classes and courses of study is an excellent way to explore these other pathways. “We are programmed to think that the more post-secondary education a student gets is better and that a four-year degree will ensure future employment, but that isn’t always the case,” said Barnes. “There are technical […]
September 20, 2017

Riverwalk in Bermuda Run & Concert on the Square in Mocksville This Saturday, September 23rd

Live music, art, storytelling, and kids activities — Davie County has something fun for everyone this Saturday, September 23rd. Shop with local artists, enjoy live music, storytelling, children’s activities and food at the River Walk Art Festival from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Town Square, 120 Kinderton Boulevard, in the Town of Bermuda Run. This free event is hosted by The Town of Bermuda Run and Davie County Arts Council. The rain date is Saturday, September 30th. Unique Creations by North Carolina Artists The following gifted artists will be sharing their work and selling their unique creations: KITTY AMOS […]
August 20, 2017

2 Free Concerts Saturday, August 26th – Mocksville & Town of Bermuda Run!

Davie County has two free concerts Saturday night that are sure to thrill music lovers of all ages.  While downtown Mocksville will be jamming to the best of beach and Motown, Bermuda Run will be dancing to the top tunes of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Mocksville’s Concerts on the Square Enjoy a little beach and Motown as one of Mocksville’s hometown bands, Tess & the Black & Blues, takes the stage this Saturday night, August 26th, from 7- 10 p.m.in the quad near Restaurant 101 in downtown Mocksville. Their performance is part of the free Concerts on the […]
July 25, 2017

Win a Basket of Goodies at Mocksville Farmers Market this Wednesday!

Wednesdays – Mocksville:  Everyone loves to win! This week at the Mocksville Farmers Market, one lucky attendee is going to win a free picnic basket full of products from all 17 vendors! Products will include delicious fresh produce, delectable baked goods and delightful soaps. All attendees will receive a free raffle ticket and the drawing will be held at the end of the market. Don’t Mind the Heat! The Mocksville Farmers Market has been upgraded with wonderful and colorful awnings that provide cooling shade for farmers, customers… and produce. A misting station is available for extra cooling. The Mocksville Farmers […]
July 17, 2017

Area Businesses are Looking for You – Job Fair – Thursday, July 20th!

Looking for a job? Area businesses are looking for you! Find your new career during the job fair this Thursday, July 20th, from 2-6 p.m. at the Davie County Senior Center. The event is open for veterans only from 2-3 p.m. and then to the public from 3-6 pm. Davidson County Community College will also be on hand with information about the job resources they provide. “There will be a lot of opportunity at the job fair since all of these employers are currently hiring,” said David David Monteleone, local veterans employment representative. “Some of the positions require no previous […]
June 19, 2017

Moving the Needle on Early Childhood Literacy – Introducing “DavieLEADS” – Literacy Empowers Everyone in Davie to Succeed!

The desks have been emptied, books packed up, and goodbyes said; but Davie County’s pre-K and elementary school teachers are already looking ahead to an inspiring new literacy program beginning next year, thanks to the Mebane Foundation. The Mebane Charitable Foundation announced in April a grant of almost $2.5 million to Davie County Schools to support DavieLEADS (Literacy Empowers All in Davie to Succeed), a five-year early literacy initiative to improve kindergarten readiness and to increase the percentage of students reading proficiently by the end of third grade. The goals of the initiative are to improve kindergarten readiness from 70 […]