October 15, 2021

Farmington Community Center Anniversary Celebration

Davie County’s rich history runs deep within our community, and one group of people that help keep that  history alive while also providing for the future is the Farmington Community Center. This October, the Community Center is celebrating 50 years since it’s conception in 1971, and 100 years since the first school was constructed on the property in 1921. Since then, the Farmington Community Center has restored historic buildings and built new facilities on the grounds, offering public recreation for all to enjoy. “The mission statement at the Farmington Community Center is ‘preserving the past to promote the future,’so I […]
October 14, 2021

Scott Bader to Invest $16 Million in New Production Site in Mocksville

Global chemical company, Scott Bader, has acquired a new facility in Mocksville as it strives to meet growing domestic and global demand for its market-leading structural adhesives and gelcoats. The company has invested $16 million to purchase a 110,000 square foot industrial building on a 15-acre site in the SouthPoint Business Park on Hwy 601 N. With further investment, the site will be developed into a state-of-the-art gelcoat and structural adhesives manufacturing facility. This will be the company’s second North American manufacturing site; the new development is expected to create 27 new jobs locally, with 21 in manufacturing and the […]
October 13, 2021

One More Night: The Phil Collins Experience at The Brock

Phil Collins is a revolutionary musician whose iconic vocals and instrumental talent has captivated listeners of all generations through both solo performances and the awe-inspiring band Genesis. Now, attendees of One More Night can experience a live performance recreation of the renowned Grammy award winning artist. The concert will be held October 23, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. 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! The respect and attention to detail in the reproduction of Collins’ unique tone is […]
October 11, 2021

Race Your Way to Health: Sign Up Now for Superhero Sprint & Main Street 5K

Mark your calendars this November for an athletic action-packed weekend in Mocksville. Hosted by Main Street Mocksville, the Superhero Sprint and Main Street 5k return for 2021. On the second weekend of November, kids and adults alike can get up, get out, and get moving together! The Superhero Sprint To kick off the weekend, the Superhero Sprint will be held on Friday, November 12th, at 142 N. Main Street. Kids aged 2 to 12 will have the opportunity to don their own Superhero Costume and make their way towards the finish line together! The race runs the length of Main […]
October 7, 2021

YVEDDI and the Town of Mocksville are Improving Local Transit Service

What if you could get a ride to the doctor, the store, or to work within Mocksville’s town limits, conveniently and efficiently, with a quick call or a couple of taps of your smartphone? YVEDDI and the Town of Mocksville are improving local transit service to serve your needs but they want your input! Let your voice be heard by filling out the survey.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2H77VJX Genesis Harrod, transit planner, for YVEDDI Public Transportation, explained that during the pandemic, YVEDDI transitioned from offering a circulator with dedicated bus stops to conducting a demand-response service, in which riders call the dispatcher and […]
October 6, 2021

IGNITE DAVIE Launches Inve$t in our Kids Capital Campaign!

The signs tell the story. Gildan is hiring, Comfort Built is hiring, Ashley Furniture is hiring… and the list goes on.  Over the past several years, business and industry have struggled to find a skilled workforce to meet their needs. The 2020 pandemic only worsened the challenges, and the lack of skilled workers to fill open positions is even greater today. Estimates for residents 25-years-old and older in 2019 showed that 42.2% have a high school diploma or less and 21.3% have some college but no degree. In total, 63.5% do not have an Associate or higher degree. We can […]
October 4, 2021

DFA Expands Capacity by Relocating to Mocksville

“If you are ever in a Volkswagen, Daimler, or BMW, and it’s really quiet, you’re welcome,” says Jerry Sutphin, vice president of Dr. Friest Automotive (DFA) US. The Germany-based company, which designs and manufactures sound deadening and insulation materials for the automotive industry, is relocating and expanding its US manufacturing operations to Mocksville.  DFA US will move from a 28,000-square-foot-space in Mount Airy into a 110,000-square-foot leased facility at 300 Bethel Church Road, which will allow the company to begin production for a third automotive manufacturer. The company currently ships to Volkswagen in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and to Daimler in Georgia, […]
October 4, 2021

Free Family Event! Four Oaks Festival ~Saturday, October 9th, 10-8:00 ~ Downtown Mocksville

Enjoy a full day of free fun for the entire family during the annual Oaks Festival on Saturday, October 9th, from 10 a.m.- 8:00  p.m. in historic downtown Mocksville. There will be something for everyone: handcrafted goods, art, and food vendors, lots of free kids’ activities, and live concerts all day.  Crafts, food, and the kids’ area will be set up along Main Street and run down West Depot Street leading to the entertainment area and outdoor stage. Crafts, Christmas Specialties, and Unique Items for Sale Start your Christmas shopping early, or buy a little something special for yourself as […]
September 30, 2021

Davie Community Foundation Awarded $25,000 from Duke Energy to Support Small-Business Revitalization

Davie County has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to support small-business revitalization in Davie County.   The Duke Energy Foundation established the Hometown Revitalization grant program to help local businesses across North Carolina – from restaurants to retailers – adapt to the unprecedented challenges caused by the pandemic.  “As we continue to pivot and navigate through the stages of this pandemic, the Duke Energy Hometown Revitalization Grant is a wonderful resource for our downtown businesses and services,” said Jane Simpson, president and CEO of the Davie Community Foundation. “With this funding, our merchants can continue to […]
September 29, 2021

Municipal Candidate Forum to be Held October 12th

Do you want to learn about our local municipal candidates and their vision for Davie County? Attend the forum for municipal candidates on Tuesday, October 12th, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Davie County Public Library.  This forum is open to the public and no registration is required. Want to attend virtually? Email jbaylor@daviecountync.gov for a link.