December 18, 2010

Update: WinMock at Kinderton ~ Transformation Underway!

One year ago this week we published a story announcing the fabulous future for the stunning 17,000 square foot barn which was part of WinMock Farm in Davie County.  The owner and developer of this historic Davie County landmark, Sterling Events, is certainly putting its decades of corporate event planning experience to good use as the transformation of this 17,000 foot landmark into a world-class event center begins to take shape. New Event Center Developed “for” Event Planners “by” Event Planners Building off their own experiences in the industry, Sterling Events Group, celebrating 25 years in business this year, has […]
December 17, 2010


Whether photography is your passion, your hobby, or just an occasional pastime, you are invited to participate in the Davie County Arts Council‘s photo contest, celebrating the beauty and unique character of Davie County.  Compete for cash prizes ~ All entries will be exhibited at the Brock Gallery from January 13th through March 1st! Everyone Encouraged to Participate! Both amateur and professional photographers are welcome to participate.  The complete official contest rules are available at the Davie County Arts Council’s office Noon till 5:00 p.m. until Wednesday, December 22nd.  The basic rules of the contest are that the image is […]
December 15, 2010

New Year’s Eve Benefit Event!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Ladies and Gentlemen, you are invited to “The King’s Ball” on New Year’s Eve.  This promises to be a memorable, fun filled event including a live band (Phase Band), cash bar, heavy hors doevres and plenty of dancing. Organized by Katy Junker of Mocksville, all proceeds from the event will benefit the Advocacy Center of Davie County. The event will be held in the beautiful Grand Ballroom at the Village Inn Golf and Conference Center in Clemmons from 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM.  Tickets are $50/person with a hotel package also available.  The hotel package includes […]
December 13, 2010

Cooleemee Featured on “North Carolina Weekend” By UNC-TV

Early in the 20th century, textile mills dotted the landscape across North Carolina. Few of these mill towns have been preserved well enough to tell their stories like the town of Cooleemee, in Davie County North Carolina. Bring Your Horse-Teams, Your Mules, Your Oxen and Your Sons… The video linked to your left, produced by UNC-TV, tells the story of Cooleemee… from theories about how the town got its name, to the history of Erwin Mills newspaper ads asking farmers to bring their horse teams, their mules, their oxen and their sons to come and help build a brand new […]
December 9, 2010

Mayor’s Proclamation Issued & War Eagles Send Off on Saturday

Join Us For a Community Send-Off The Davie County Chamber of Commerce encourages and invites all Davie County residents to come out on Saturday, December 11th at 8 am to show your community pride and support for our War Eagles Football Team. Grab your signs or flags, put on some black & orange and let’s line the streets and cheer for the War Eagles as they head out of town to Wake Forest University to play in the State Championship Game. The team bus will leave the Davie County High School at 8am and travel through town up North Main […]
December 8, 2010

Interview with Davie County War Eagles High School Football Coach Doug Illing

The Davie County High School football team has beaten 4 straight playoff opponents, bringing the War Eagles to the North Carolina Division 4A State Championship game for the first time in school history.  The War Eagles will play Durham Hillside this Saturday in Winston Salem. The Davie County War Eagles ~ A Cinderella Story After finishing the regular season with a record of 5 wins and 6 losses, the playoffs began for the Davie County War Eagles with a 35-10 win against Central Piedmont Division rival North Davidson High School. (Details here) The second round of the playoffs pitted the […]
December 5, 2010

2010 Hometown Christmas Parade ~ Complete with Snow!

A beautiful snowfall complemented the 2010 Hometown Christmas Parade in historic downtown Mocksville, providing a beautiful backdrop for the parade and adding a perfect seasonal touch to the festivities.  Water and electronics don’t play well together so positioning the camera for this event was somewhat of a challenge.  Thanks to the Davie County Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Mocksville for all of the hard work organizing and coordinating this event, thanks to all of  the volunteers and organizations that contributed time and talent, and thanks to all of the parents and kids who participated! The Mocksville Christmas Parade […]
December 2, 2010

Ingersoll Rand Employees Receive 2010 Business of the Year Award!

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce 2010 Business of the Year award was presented to Ingersoll Rand employees today at the IR Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Mocksville, North Carolina. When the award was presented to the Ingersoll Rand management team at the annual chamber awards banquet last month, the IR management team asked that the award be presented personally to those who deserve it most… the Ingersoll Rand associates who do the hard work all year long. At a Christmas luncheon on December 2nd, community leaders from the town of Mocksville and Davie County, including town and county board […]
November 30, 2010

Just in Time for Christmas ~ Local History Comes Alive in New Book!

A new book by local authors Jane Satchell McAllister and Debra Leigh Dotson captures the essence of Mocksville and its people through hundreds of vintage photographs that tell the story of the town’s development and its people through the mid-1900s.  “Images of America ~ Mocksville” was published by Arcadia Publishing on November 15th, 2010. Photographs Provide Evidence of Agricultural Pursuits and Various Trades Named the seat of newly created Davie County in 1839, the town of Mocksville, originally known as Mocks Old Field, existed as early as the Revolutionary War.  Photographs provide documentary evidence of various trades as well as […]