February 2, 2023

Local Entrepreneurs & Investors Spurring Growth Together

Do you have an idea for an exciting new business but need the tools to proceed? Or do you own a small business that has quit growing and you need help figuring out why? Venture Davie is for you!  Venture Davie is a collaboration between the Davie County Chamber of Commerce, Davie Community Foundation, and Davidson-Davie Community College Small Business Center to spur business development within Davie County, NC. Davie County Businesses Will Gain Tools Venture Davie’s three-month accelerated program will give selected participants tools to create a solid foundation for a successful business – from business plan to ribbon […]
January 30, 2023

A History of Hospitality: Welcome to the Johnson House Bakery & Tea Room

The James M. Johnson House in Farmington, built in 1891, has been known as a place of hospitality for more than 100 years. Now that legacy continues as the Johnson House Bakery & Tea Room. Laura Mathis, affectionately known as Mrs. Laura, commemorated her grand opening on Friday, January 20th, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. More than 50 family members, friends, long-time customers, and local leaders were there to taste, tour, and celebrate the new venue located at 1832 Farmington Road.   “I’m here for ya’ll,” said Mrs. Laura, thanking guests for coming and […]
January 30, 2023

A Life Well-Lived: An Interview With General George Johnson

General George Johnson passed away on July 9, 2021, at the incredible age of 103. He was an extraordinary man who lived an amazing life. Although not a full-time resident of Farmington, he was much loved by the Farmington Community who enjoyed his regular visit throughout his life. Now his legacy will live on in the Johnson House Bakery & Tea Room operated by his dear friend and next-door neighbor, Laura Mathis.  I had the joy and privilege of meeting and interviewing him when he turned 100. His was a life well-lived and worthy of retelling.   A Century Of Great […]
January 26, 2023

IGNITE DAVIE Adds Short-term Training Programs for Fall 2023

Beginning in Fall 2023, the IGNITE DAVIE College Promise program will include four short-term training programs at Davidson-Davie Community College.  Previously, IGNITE DAVIE paid for tuition and fees with a stipend for books for graduates to attend DDCC full-time in a certificate, diploma, or associate/transfer program at either campus.  Now IGNITE DAVIE students will have the option to enroll in a 16-week program for Electrical, HVAC, Nursing Assistant 1, or Phlebotomy, which will allow them to quickly start a career in an in-demand field or complete the first step of a certification program.    “This is a new, expanding opportunity that […]
January 19, 2023

“Last Date” The Floyd Cramer Story This Saturday at the Brock 

A family legacy continued. Pianist Jason ‘Floyd’ Coleman will bring new life to the music made famous by his grandfather, Floyd Cramer, in a piano concert of country and pop classics, as the Davie County Arts Council presents “Last Date” The Floyd Cramer Story on January 21st at 7:30. This concert is part of the Seasons of Applause series at the Brock Performing Arts Center, located at 622 N. Main St. in Mocksville. Tickets are on sale now! From Humble Beginnings to the Hall of Fame From humble beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to a Hall of Fame recording career […]
January 11, 2023

Budgeting for Mocksville’s Future: Public Invited to Mocksville’s Budget Retreat February 4

Budgeting plays an essential role in ensuring a town’s financial stability. Have you ever wondered how the Town of Mocksville sets its budget and determines how to allocate your tax dollars? Now is your opportunity to find out.  Mayor Will Marklin and the Mocksville Board of Commissioners invite you to attend the Town’s FY2023-2024 Budget Retreat on February 4, 2023, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. beginning at Davidson-Davie Community College (1205 S. Salisbury Street.)  “Mocksville residents are invited to come out to the annual budget retreat and hear how your elected officials work through the budget requests and come […]
January 10, 2023

IGNITE DAVIE is Helping Davie County Students Achieve Their Dreams

Merritt Killian decided early on that he wanted a career helping people, and IGNITE DAVIE has helped him take the first step toward making that dream a reality.  Growing up, his dad was often on deployment with the Air Force, so he and his siblings sometimes went to work with their mother who was a nursing supervisor at a nursing home. He remembers spending time talking with the residents who became like second grandmas and grandpas. “It was really my first experience being surrounded by people who needed care, and it planted the seed that I wanted to help people […]
January 8, 2023

Chick-fil-A Breaks Ground in Bermuda Run

It’s official. Davie County’s first Chick-fil-A broke ground today in the Kinderton Place shopping center in Bermuda Run with plans to open the restaurant in late Spring 2023.  Local officials and business leaders were on hand to congratulate franchisee David Moore and welcome him to the community.   It was an important moment for Davie County residents who have long sought to have the wildly popular chain open a restaurant in the community. “It’s really exciting to start off the year with a groundbreaking ceremony for the most requested business in Davie County,” exclaimed Caroline Moser, president of the Davie Chamber, […]
January 6, 2023

Apply Now! Town of Mocksville and Davie County Tourism Grants Now Open for 2023

The Davie County Tourism and Town of Mocksville Tourism annual grant cycles are now open for 2023 and both non-profit and for-profit organizations are invited to apply.  Grant Seekers Can Apply for Both Grants This year, Davie Chamber President Caroline Moser and Mocksville Community Development Director Tami Langdon want to make sure that applicants understand that they can apply for grants from both organizations.  “By applying to both Davie County and Mocksville Tourism, you will gain financial leverage toward your event which enhances economic gains for both the County and the Town of Mocksville plus creates a tourism destination,” said […]
December 19, 2022

Bus Safety Innovator Moves to Mocksville

After two years of searching, bus safety innovator Bus Safety Solutions, which manufactures Extended Stop Arms for school buses, has found a new home at 133 Avgol Drive in Mocksville. The company had outgrown its space on Westpoint Boulevard in Winston-Salem and was eager to relocate to Davie County, where its president and its founder are residents.  “The choice to move to Davie County was not hard: easy access to I-40, low taxes, availability of utilities, and friendly people!” said Scott Geyer, president. Persistence paid off for the company which first took steps to move to Mocksville more than two […]