February 26, 2021
FabworX Chooses Mocksville for Its US Headquarters

FabworX Chooses Mocksville for Its US Headquarters

Have you ever wished to convert your vehicle into a comfortable place to sleep on the road? FabworX, a UK company opening its US headquarters in Mocksville in March, can help make that dream a reality.    For the past four years, the company’s 15 employees have manufactured a complete line of car/van seats that convert into beds at a 10,000 sq ft. facility in Chesterfield, UK. Its new facility at 195 Ken Dwiggins Drive will triple its production space.   Liam Mullen, FabworX founder/managing director, is now hiring skilled metal fabricators, assembly technicians, and skilled upholstery/machining/auto trimmer specialists and hopes to […]
February 25, 2021

Modified Stay-At-Home Order Ends Friday – Other Restrictions Eased

Gov. Roy Cooper announced in a press conference today that the Modified Stay-At-Home Order will end at 5 p.m. this Friday, February 26th.  Changes that come with the easing of the coronavirus restrictions include: No more curfew The gathering limit increases to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors Businesses will be able to operate at 50% capacity Bars, taverns, movie theaters, and indoor amusement centers can reopen at 30% capacity with a cap of 250 people. On-site alcohol service extended to 11 p.m. Outdoor businesses operating at 30% will no longer have a 100 person limit Indoor arenas that […]
February 19, 2021
Davie County Public Library Survey

Make Your Needs Known: Complete the Davie County Public Library Survey Today!

The Davie County Public Library wants to know what you want and need from your library.  In order to find out, the library has created a comprehensive survey designed to understand what is important to you on a daily basis. It will gather detailed information on how the library can best serve you and the community in general. The survey is the first step toward a five-year strategic plan that will guide the library in meeting the needs of our rapidly evolving and growing community. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. As an incentive for your participation […]
February 18, 2021
Kellie and Sirena read “A Snowy Day”, the winter book on the story walk trail at the Davie County Community Park

Mebane Foundation Issues Challenge Grant to Support Davie County Smart Start

Instead of kicking up their heels, Davie County residents are being challenged to click a link. In lieu of its 10th Annual Hometown Hoedown, Smart Start of Davie County is partnering with the Mebane Foundation to promote early education initiatives in Davie County. Through this partnership, any donation made to Smart Start of Davie County under $2,500 will be matched dollar for dollar (up to $10,000). “Smart Start of Davie County has been a strong partner of ours for more than a decade. Many of their programs touch the very heart of our mission,” said Larry Colbourne, president of the […]
February 17, 2021
The EnergyUnited Foundation announced a new, historic campaign to donate more than $100,000 to local food banks throughout its 19-county service territory. The ‘Drive to SHINE’ Campaign will provide critical assistance to 25 food banks to fight rising levels of food insecurity brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Energy United Members Support A Storehouse for Jesus Through ‘Drive to Shine’ Campaign

The EnergyUnited Foundation announced a new, historic campaign to donate more than $100,000 to local food banks throughout its 19-county service territory. The ‘Drive to SHINE’ Campaign will provide critical assistance to 25 food banks to fight rising levels of food insecurity brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Davie County’s A Storehouse for Jesus, which provides free food and clothing through its Distribution Ministry and free medical care and prescription medications through its Medical Ministry, received $6,874.71.   Carol Wasilauskas, grant administrator for A Storehouse for Jesus, shared that the funding will be used to purchase food items that will be […]
February 4, 2021

Mocksville’s Mural Attracts Positive Attention

Mocksville’s downtown mural is accomplishing what it was commissioned to do — attract attention to downtown Mocksville. “The Running of the Horses” became an official Pokestop in the “Pokémon GO” mobile game in December. This month it is featured in the February issue of The Destination Magazine. “Destination is a monthly publication with over 4.5 million readers annually. That is quite an IMPACT!,” said Mocksville Community Development Coordinator Tami Langdon. “With that in mind, the story will attract this audience to read the history of this small Town PLUS enjoy the artistic flair of this mural.  Hopefully, this mural and […]
February 2, 2021
Davie County virtual job fair for Davie Connect, Davie COunty Economic Commission and DavieWorks

Virtual Job Fair Offers More Than 50 Job Opportunities

Looking for a job? Look no further than Davie County. The NC Triad: Virtual Get Hired Event is for anyone looking for a new job or who would like to upgrade their life with a new, meaningful career. Davie CONNECT, the Davie County Chamber of Commerce, and Davie County Economic Development Commission have partnered with the Piedmont Trial Workforce Development Board/PTRC to host this FREE virtual hiring event on February 10th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Many of our Davie County employers are hiring right now and have several positions to fill.  A virtual job fair provides a great […]
February 1, 2021

Davidson-Davie Community College Seeks Deeper Relationship Between College, Business and Community

Jonathan Brown has a passion for workforce development. That passion has led him to Davidson-Davie Community College where he serves as the new associate vice president of workforce and community engagement. His goal? To see Davidson-Davie Community College become the economic driver for both communities. “My vision is that all of our local business and industry will go through us whether through our curriculum programs preparing future workers or through continuing education as business and industry help their employees expand their skills.” Three weeks into the job, Brown is excited about meeting people and forging a deeper relationship between the […]
January 19, 2021
The Dragonfly House is located at 387 Valley Road in Mocksville.

Child Abuse Escalating in Davie & Davidson Counties Because of Pandemic

By Jeanna Baxter White Amber’s* step-dad had been touching her at night. The middle-schooler reported that “he had done some stuff to her that she didn’t want,” but it wasn’t until she went back to school in August that she was able to tell a teacher who reported the situation to law enforcement. Amber is just one of the 369 children devastated by the effects of sexual abuse, child abuse, or severe neglect that The Dragonfly House Children’s Advocacy Center saw in 2020, according to Executive Director Brandi Reagan. Even one case is too many, and cases like this are […]