January 16, 2022

Honoring Martin Luther King, Junior

Almost 60 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. On Monday, Davie County will honor that dream and his legacy with a virtual celebration of his life.  The Davie County NAACP is hosting a virtual program of dance, recitation and music featuring youth and young adults from the community at 2 p.m. This year’s theme is “Keeping the Dream Alive,” or “What Having a Dream Means to You.” Harold Moore of Maxx Promotions will provide the music. Join the Zoom at 2 p.m. with ID: 850 5561 9706, Passcode: 955985. Please note: the annual parade of cars […]
January 12, 2022

2022 Mocksville Tourism Grant Cycle Now Open!

Do you have an idea for a project or event that would attract visitors to Mocksville but need funding assistance to make it happen? The Mocksville Tourism Development Authority (MTDA) is currently accepting grant proposals from both non-profit and for-profit organizations for special projects and events that are designed to attract visitors to our community.  “If your event encourages folks to come to Downtown and Davie County, share your idea and see if we can assist with some financial support. We want more visitors as well as our local citizens to enjoy this Town and all we have to offer,” […]
January 7, 2022

Davie County Tourism Accepting Grant Requests for 2022

Did you know that the Davie County Chamber and Davie County Tourism accept grant requests annually for projects that positively impact tourism in Davie County?  The Davie County Chamber of Commerce wears many hats. In addition to serving as the catalyst for business growth and economic development, the Chamber promotes the community through county-wide tourism initiatives, including providing tourism-related grants.   Chamber President Caroline Moser explained that a large portion of the Chamber’s tourism budget, funded through the county’s hotel occupancy tax, goes directly to support local organizations that “help make Davie County the unique place that we all know and […]
January 4, 2022
(L to R) Chief Frank Carter, Captain Cameron Cheppell, Lieutenant C.J. Dwiggins, Firefighter Joshua Collins, and Firefighter Chris Shoffner were instrumental in helping the Mocksville Fire Department achieve its heavy rescue certification. The hydraulic cutter & spreader, AJAX pneumatic breaker, metal saws and rope gear bags on the table represent a portion of the $50,000 worth of equipment the certification required.

Heavy Rescue Certified: Mocksville Fire Department Goes Above and Beyond for Our Community

When disaster strikes, many of us don’t think twice about the availability and capability of our first responders. However, the hard-working people behind the scenes are constantly making sure that these emergency services are ready for anything. It’s no small feat to accomplish this; rigorous training and equipment go into an outstanding first responder service, particularly a renowned fire department. Frank Carter, Chief of the Mocksville Fire Department, shared about the certifications and preparation that went into achieving this goal, including the department’s new certifications; heavy rescue and machinery & agricultural. The heavy rescue certification signifies that the department has […]
December 28, 2021
Ace Party Band plays a concert outdoors

A Dazzling Night in Davie: Celebrate the New Year Together!

Start 2022 off on the right foot by celebrating with some live music, food, and friends! Friday night has never been more appealing, so get up, get out there, and make some memories to cherish. Davie Parks and Recreation New Years – Music and Fun from 9 p.m. –  12 a.m. To kick off the New Year, Davie County Parks and Rec will be throwing a party like never before. The ACE Party Band will be performing at the Community Park Amphitheater, and you will not want to miss out on their immaculate mix of pop classics, R&B, and instantly […]
December 14, 2021

Wonderful Winter Events: Christmastime in Davie County

Christmas is just around the corner, and as kids are finally getting out of school, what better way to spend your time this season than to be with family and friends at local fun-filled festivities. These are some upcoming events that are sure to have you in a merry mood! Davie Cognition – Laser Cut Ornaments Join Davie Cognition on December 15th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to craft magnificent laser-cut ornaments with your own drawn design! All ages are welcome, and required registration for this event can be found here. The cost of attendance is $10. Trivia at […]
December 10, 2021

Festive and FREE Weekend Fun!

The holidays are in full swing in Davie County this weekend with a host of activities you won’t want to miss!  Cookies with Santa – Friday, December 10 Head to the Davie Family YMCA from 5-7 p.m. for storytime with Santa complete with cookies, milk, and hot cocoa. The first 100 children will receive a special present. This is a FREE event. Masks are required for ages 5 and up.  Carriage Rides – Friday, December 10 What better way to enjoy the Christmas lights and the spirit of the holidays than a ride through Historic Downtown Mocksville in a horse-drawn […]
December 9, 2021

Leadership Davie Needs Your Help Raising Funds for Buddy Benches

Elementary school is an important time in the life of a child. They will learn their ABCs and 123’s, colors, shapes, and how to write their name. Their hand-eye coordination will increase. They will learn about Thing One and Thing Two as well as what happens and who to call when five little monkeys jump on the bed. There is another essential skill children gain in those formative years; how to make friends.  During this pandemic, parents and teachers did an amazing job to continue academic learning virtually. However, there was no doubt that our children needed other children. Research […]
December 7, 2021

New Partnership Enhances Davie County’s Spec Building Program

Although their facilities won’t be completed for months, Davie County’s new industry partners now have access to temporary office space thanks to a partnership between the Davie County Economic Development Commission (DCEDC) and Davidson-Davie Community College.  The hallmark of Davie County’s economic development success has long been its spec building program. For more than 20 years, companies have jumped at the chance to purchase or lease a building shell that is ready to be upfitted to their specifications. However, their challenge has been finding a place to conduct interviews, training, or meetings in the meantime.   The solution is the serendipitous […]
December 6, 2021

Mocksville Christmas Parade Wrap Up!

Although it didn’t feel like Christmas, holiday spirits were high as thousands lined the streets Saturday for one of Mocksville’s most beloved traditions, the Mocksville Hometown Christmas Parade.  The crowd waved and children scrambled for candy as the 78 participants, everything from walking groups, performers, single vehicles to full-blown floats, and of course, Santa Claus, traveled down Main and Depot Streets.  Mocksville Community Development Coordinator Tami Langdon appreciates all of the parade entrants and said that the points were very close for awarding top prizes. The winners of the 2021 Mocksville Hometown Christmas Parade are:  BEST OVERALL FLOATS FIRST PLACE […]