January 27, 2020
Automotive Instructor Seth James overseas War Eagle Motorsports member Laura Newsom in removing excess parts of the frame during early fabrication

Project Sunburn Sparks Excitement at Davie County High School

By Jeanna Baxter White Davie County High School has embarked upon a cross-curricular project never before attempted at the North Carolina high school level. Through Project Sunburn, Davie hopes to be the first high school program in North Carolina to design,  build, and ultimately to compete with a solar-powered vehicle.  While the short-term goal is to successfully race a solar-powered vehicle, the long-term goal is to position Davie County High School as the home track for the first high school-sanctioned race in North Carolina. The project culminates a year of teacher-led research and is backed by collegiate level programs at […]
January 24, 2020
First-grade teachers at William R. Davie clarify standards during a PLC meeting. From front left: Nancy Scoggin, Bobbi Marroquin, Jennie Hughett, Bridgett Bailey, Kristin Alexander, Sunni Collins.

Teacher Collaboration Impacts Classroom Instruction and Student Achievement

By Jeanna Baxter White Every Student Matters William R. Davie Elementary School’s motto is “Every Student Matters, Every Moment Counts!” That sentiment was evident during a recent first-grade PLC meeting as the teachers clarified the next North Carolina ELA (English Language Arts) standard and brainstormed the best way to teach it to their students. Teachers Collaborating Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) allow teachers to meet regularly, share expertise, and work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and drive the academic performance of students. These meetings are a fundamental component of DavieLEADS (Literacy Empowers All in Davie to Succeed), the Mebane Foundation’s five-year, […]
January 22, 2020
Thomas Johnson of The Resource — Davie Chamber 2019 Ambassador of the Year

Davie Chamber Celebrates 50 Years at Annual Gala!

By Jeanna Baxter White The Davie County Chamber of Commerce held its 50th Annual Awards Gala and Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 16th at WinMock in Bermuda Run. The sold-out event began with a welcome reception of networking and mingling followed by a delicious dinner in the loft. The Awards Gala was the Chamber’s opportunity to highlight achievements of the past year and to honor the recipients of their signature awards:  E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award, Business of the Year, and Chamber Ambassador of the Year. The “Best of Davie” award winners were also announced. Fifty Years of Workforce Support and […]
January 13, 2020
Pianist to the Presidents David Osborne and his Steinway piano

David Osborne Trio Returns to Davie County

David Osborne Trio –“Pianist to the Presidents” at Brock Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 25th Tickets Available Now! Music enthusiasts are in for a rare treat when David Osborne, “Pianist to the Presidents,” takes the stage at the Brock Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 25th at 7:30 pm. His blend of romantic, classical, jazz, pop, inspirational, patriotic, and Broadway show tunes is guaranteed to wow music lovers of all ages. Making their third appearance at the Brock due to requests from its patrons, the Davie Arts Council looks forward to welcoming the David Osborne Trio back to Davie […]
January 8, 2020

Stand up and be Counted!

It’s time to stand up and be counted! The 2020 Census is coming and the benefits to Davie County and its residents are enormous. During 2015, 132 programs used Census Bureau data to distribute more than $675 billion in funds. “It is imperative that Davie County has strong participation/representation in the upcoming census. More than half a trillion dollars in federal funds will be distributed to state and local governments through census participation,” said John Eller, Davie County manager. The Census is a count taken every 10 years of every person in the United States. It is required by the […]