October 24, 2014

Dunlop Bringing New Aviation Manufacturing Jobs to Mocksville

British manufacturer Dunlop Aircraft Tyres has selected Mocksville, North Carolina as the site for its first retreading facility in the United States. The company, the world’s only specialist aircraft tire manufacturer and retreader, will use the Mocksville location to boost its competitiveness across the Americas, particularly on popular narrow and wide-bodied jet airliners and military aircraft. “We plan to create at least 40 jobs within our first two years of operation and there is the prospect of more to follow as we expand our presence in the market,” said Dunlop Aircraft Tyres’ chairman, Ian Edmondson. “We have been encouraged by […]
October 20, 2014

Ashley Furniture Grand Opening Celebration – 657 Employees Today – 800 Employees by Year End!

Ashley Furniture celebrated the grand opening of its 2,800,000 square foot Mid-Atlantic Manufacturing and Distribution Center in Advance, North Carolina on Friday, October 17.  Local leaders and dignitaries from across the state of North Carolina were on hand to thank Ashley Furniture for investing in Davie County, North Carolina and to help celebrate the grand opening of what is slated to become the largest furniture manufacturing facility in the world. Governor Pat McCrory celebrated his birthday with a birthday cake presented to him during the event. During his remarks, the Governor waved toward the Ashley Furniture employees attending the event […]
October 13, 2014

Don’t Miss the Annual Bullhole Catfish Fry – Saturday, October 18th

On Saturday, October 18th, Ron Shoaf will be frying catfish fillets, hush puppies and fries along with Ron Webb, Ron Bivins and nearly a dozen other childhood buddies at RiverPark’s 12th Annual Fall Catfish Fry.  The annual catfish fry was started to raise funds to purchase land for the park.  Today, the annual event is held to raise funds to keep the 80-acre nature park open and clean. The Bullhole Catfish Fry begins at 11 am and ends at 2 pm.  There will be a line for those with who have already purchased tickets in advance and a separate take-out […]
October 6, 2014

Four Oaks Festival – Free Community Event This Saturday!

Come out to downtown Mocksville for a day of family fun during the annual Four Oaks Festival this Saturday, October 11 from 10 AM until 6:30 PM with live music all day beginning at noon. Enjoy many unique craft vendors and shop for a variety of crafts, Christmas gifts and decorations.  There will be food vendors, lots of free Kids’ activities, and free live music at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater beginning at noon. Climbing Wall, Inflatable and More for the Kids Crafts, foods, and the Kids’ Area will set among the Oaks on Main St. and run down Depot St. […]
October 3, 2014

Free Event – Community Day and Anniversary Celebration – Davie Medical Center

On Sunday, October 5, 2014 form 2-5 PM, Wake Forest Baptist Health Davie Medical Center is hosting a community day and a one year anniversary celebration.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at Davie Medical Center, located at 313 NC Hwy 801 North, Bermuda Run. Face Painting, Balloon Art, Cooking Demonstrations, Zumba Demo and more  The Davie Medical Center community day and anniversary celebration will feature free health screenings, cooking demonstrations, tours, entertainment, healthy activities and the introduction of the walking trails surrounding the buildings. Activities will include sample casts for children plus […]
September 30, 2014

War Eagle Drive! Community Celebrates Ground Breaking for New Davie County High School

Thursday, September 25, 2014 was a day of celebration for Davie County as the community came together to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new Davie County High School.  Hundreds of folks were on hand to help celebrate the opening of a new chapter in the history of Davie County. As reported by WGHP Fox8 News, the current Davie County High School was built in 1956 to house 725 students.  There was no cafeteria, no gymnasium and no auditorium. Over the years, a cafeteria was added, as was a gymnasium, but the number of students kept growing; and today, there are […]
September 22, 2014

Free Community Event – Textile Heritage Festival This Saturday!

A Fun Day for the Entire Family Join the Over 4,000 people who visit Cooleemee each year to explore the history of Southern mill town culture at the 23rd Annual Textile Heritage Festival in Cooleemee, NC from 10 am until 4 pm on Saturday, September 27th, 2014.  Live music, opening of new museum exhibit, textile heritage displays, and lots of fun. Don’t miss the 3rd Annual Carolina Cornbread Contest.  No entry fee for the Carolina Cornbread Contest which comes with a $100 prize and bragging rights for one year but you must register by Wednesday, September 24th by calling 336 284-6040 […]
September 18, 2014

Free Community Event – Sugar Valley Airport Fly-In on Saturday, September 27

Sugar Valley Airport is holding its annual fly-in/drive-in on Saturday, September 27.  The public is welcome and everyone is invited to enjoy the festivities, airplanes, live music, crafts, arts, magic show, and a wonderful presentation by those who use aviation for service to their communities.  Hot dogs, fries, hamburgers, popcorn, ice cream available.   Activities begin at 9:00 am with a Spot Landing Contest, and continue throughout the day until 3:00 PM. Try your hand at flying a real life simulator.  Watch the pilots vie for a prize if they land their planes close to designated spot.  Check out the wide […]
September 16, 2014

Davie County Memorial Dedication and Day of Remembrance – 9/11/2014

September 11, 2014 began in Davie County with a prayer breakfast hosted by our friends at WinMock at Kinderton and the raising of a 30’ x 50’ American Flag on the grounds at WinMock. First responders from across Davie County gathered on the grounds at WinMock at various times throughout the day for what is becoming an annual tradition on 9/11 so that friends and neighbors from the community would be able to say “thank you” in person to many of the folks we rely on throughout the year to help us in our greatest hours of need. Thank you […]