August 23, 2011

Interstate 40 Closed Overnight in Iredell & Davie Counties Starting August 29th

Rumble strip installation will divert truck traffic onto I-77, U.S. 421; vehicles will take U.S. 64, U.S. 601, U.S. 158 Pavement grooving will divert through traffic onto I-77, U.S. 421; local detours will take vehicles on U.S. 64, U.S. 601 and U.S. 158 around project The N.C. Department of Transportation will begin overnight closures of one direction of Interstate 40 in Iredell and Davie counties from mile marker 154 (Old Mocksville Road) to mile marker 175 (Pinebrook School Road) starting at 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, until 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, weather permitting. The closures are necessary for crews with […]
August 22, 2011

Davie County Schools ~ 2011-12 School Calendar

The first day of school for Davie County students is this Thursday, August 25th.  While families have been preparing for a new school year by doing back to school shopping and enjoying the last days of summer vacation, your teachers have been busy preparing for the new school year with Professional Days scheduled every day since August 17th. There is a lot to keep track of on the school year calendar; early release days, snow make-up days, holidays, grading period start and end dates, etc.   Print your own copy of the 2011-2012 Davie County Schools Calendar. We wish all of […]
August 19, 2011

Davie County War Eagles Home Opener and Stan Bobbit Band Concert

Friday, August 19th, 7:30 PM ~ Davie County War Eagles Varsity Football The 2011 Davie County War Eagles play at home against the Greensboro Page Pirates at 7:30 PM on Friday night. Click here for a printable 2011 Davie County War Eagles Football Varsity Schedule Saturday, August 20th, 7:00 PM ~ Free Community Event ~ Stan Bobbit Band Concert The Stan Bobbit Band will be playing on the square under the oaks in historic downtown Mocksville on Saturday evening from 7-9 PM.  This as a free community event.   Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the Country and Rock […]
August 17, 2011

Travel and Tourism ~ Visitors to Davie County Spent $28 Million Here in 2010

According to data released by the state of North Carolina, visitors to Davie County spent more than $28 million in Davie County during 2010.  This is a 7.5% increase over the previous year. Economic Impact Visitor spending in Davie County during 2010 generated over $5 million in local payroll and helped fund 260 jobs here in Davie County. Visitor spending in Davie County during 2010 also generated $530,000 in local tax receipts. Tourism is a Critical Economic Driver in North Carolina Investments in education, the arts, infrastructure and more has helped to create a terrific quality of life in Davie […]
August 15, 2011

Workforce Development Grants Bring Jobs, Help Spur Aerospace Industry Growth & Opportunities in Davie County

Incumbent Worker Grant of $25,000 Awarded to Carolina Precision Machining The Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board has announced that Carolina Precision Machining Inc. has been awarded an Incumbent Worker Training grant of $25,000 to obtain AS9100 training for their workforce. NC Community College System and DCCC, the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties Award Additional Grant of $17,078 In addition to the Incumbent Worker Training Grant, Davidson County Community College and the North Carolina Community College System have approved a workforce development grant of $17,078. This grant will help fund additional training for Carolina Precision Machining at Davidson County […]
August 8, 2011

Davie County Students Excel in 2010-11 School Year

Positive Trends Continue On August 4th, the State Board of Education approved the AYP and ABC’s Results for the 2010-11 school year and Davie County Schools continue to see a positive trend in academic achievement. AYP is the evaluation of schools’ “Adequate Yearly Progress” as outlined by the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. NCLB has the goal of every student being proficient in reading and math by the end of 2013-14 school year. Davie County Schools Meet 92.8% of Target Goals AYP is determined by proficiency levels of subgroups in each school and whether or not each […]
August 3, 2011

North Carolina State Fruit the Cure to Cancer?

Fox News Charlotte reporter Chris Justus Features Nature’s Pearl A Top Story today on Fox News Charlotte focused on the promise of Muscadine Grape products produced by Nature’s Pearl in Davie County, North Carolina. Resources: Davie County Manufacturer, Nature’s Pearl, Featured on Fox8 “Made in N.C.” Series NC Governor Beverly Perdue Welcomes Nature’s Pearl to Toast Her Birthday Muscadine Extracts From Nature’s Pearl Show Promise For The Treatment and Prevention of Cancer Nature’s Pearl Products Fox News Charlotte
August 2, 2011

Aerospace Industry Growth Brings Jobs and Opportunities to Davie County

Incumbent Worker Grant Awarded to Carolina Precision Machining The Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board has announced that Carolina Precision Machining Inc. has been awarded an Incumbent Worker training grant of $25,000 to obtain AS9100 training for their workforce. Carolina Precision Machining Carolina Precision Machining, Inc., a Davie County manufacturer of precision machine parts for the aviation and other industries is training employees for AS9100 certification.  AS9100 is a widely adopted and standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry.  Major aerospace manufacturers and suppliers worldwide require compliance and/or registration to AS9100 as a condition of doing business with them. Quality […]
August 1, 2011

Classic Cars “Cruise-In” ~ Tonight in Historic Downtown Mocksville

Visit the beautiful and historic square in downtown Mocksville this evening for a classic car “Cruise-In” presented by the Piedmont Classic C.A.R.S. Club. The cruise-in draws participants from the surrounding areas stretching from the Virginia border to the Sandhills ~ West from Wilkes County and East to Alamance and Wake Counties. If the weather is kind, the cruise-in will draw as many as 250 cars. Music and 50/50 Raffle Music will be provided throughout the evening by DJ Barry Lentz and there will also be a 50/50 raffle tonight. A Symphony of Sights and Sounds For three hours on a […]