June 27, 2019

Wood House Upholstery LLC Chooses Mocksville for its First US Upholstery Manufacturing Plant

By Jeanna Baxter White Wood House Upholstery LLC has chosen Mocksville, NC for its first US manufacturing facility and will begin operations in the Shelba D. Johnson Trucking building at 970 Milling Rd in August. The company is now seeking upholsterers, sewers, cutters, frame builders, general laborers as well as an experienced cutting and sewing supervisor and plans to hire 20-30 employees immediately and an additional 10-20 employees within the next six months. Applications Accepted Next Week Wayne Stewart, CFO/COO, will accept applications at the Davie County Chamber of Commerce located at 135 South Salisbury Street in Mocksville beginning next […]
June 25, 2019
Local plant and human resource managers listen as David Hollars, executive director of Centralina Workforce Development Board discusses the challenges of attracting and retaining a talented workforce.

Fighting the War on Talent – Here’s How to Win

By Jeanna Baxter White “The war for talent is real! You must prepare for it like it is a battle. Job growth in the region is at an all-time high which means employees have a lot of choices,” David Hollars, executive director of Centralina Workforce Development Board, told plant and human resource managers during a luncheon hosted by Davie County Economic Development, DavieCONNECT and the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. He shared a number of startling statistics from www.ncworks.gov.: North Carolina’s unemployment rate in December 2018 was 3.8%. The area unemployment rate was even lower at 3.4%. To put those […]
June 20, 2019
Brakebush Brothers Holding Job Fairs in Mocksville

Brakebush Brothers Will Hire up to 300 Workers While Ramping up Production at Expanded Plant in Mocksville

After two years of intensive repairs and renovation, the former House of Raeford Farms chicken processing plant in Mocksville is now hiring with plans to begin operations in October. The central portion of the manufacturing facility off Eaton Road was heavily damaged by a fire in  December 2017. Brakebush Brothers, a 94-year-old family-owned value-added processor of traditional and innovative chicken products, purchased the facility from House of Raeford in July 2018. Brakebush has upgraded the facility with state-of-the-art production equipment and has expanded it from 72,000 SF to 110,000 SF. The updated facility will accommodate three production lines with three […]
June 17, 2019

Free Weekend Fun in Mocksville ~ Movie Night & Summer Beach Days Concert!

From an outdoor movie to a three-band concert, free family fun abounds this weekend in downtown Mocksville! Friday Night: Incredibles 2 at 8:30 p.m. at the downtown park on Main Street Bring your family & friends to Downtown Mocksville for a free outdoor showing of Incredibles 2, Friday, June 21st.  The movie will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the Mocksville downtown park on Main Street. Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice […]
June 13, 2019

Free Concert in Bermuda Run this Saturday! – The Legacy Motown Revue

You will be transported back in time to one of the most influential periods in American musical history when The Legacy Motown Review takes the stage during Bermuda Run’s summer concert series this Saturday night, June 15th, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the gazebo near Town Hall in the Kinderton Business Park. This is the second of five free concerts co-sponsored by the Town of Bermuda Run and the Davie County Arts Council.  The concert series offers something for everyone — Motown, Beach Music, Top 40, Oldies, the hits of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, and the best […]