October 7, 2021

YVEDDI and the Town of Mocksville are Improving Local Transit Service

What if you could get a ride to the doctor, the store, or to work within Mocksville’s town limits, conveniently and efficiently, with a quick call or a couple of taps of your smartphone? YVEDDI and the Town of Mocksville are improving local transit service to serve your needs but they want your input! Let your voice be heard by filling out the survey.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2H77VJX Genesis Harrod, transit planner, for YVEDDI Public Transportation, explained that during the pandemic, YVEDDI transitioned from offering a circulator with dedicated bus stops to conducting a demand-response service, in which riders call the dispatcher and […]
October 4, 2021

DFA Expands Capacity by Relocating to Mocksville

“If you are ever in a Volkswagen, Daimler, or BMW, and it’s really quiet, you’re welcome,” says Jerry Sutphin, vice president of Dr. Friest Automotive (DFA) US. The Germany-based company, which designs and manufactures sound deadening and insulation materials for the automotive industry, is relocating and expanding its US manufacturing operations to Mocksville.  DFA US will move from a 28,000-square-foot-space in Mount Airy into a 110,000-square-foot leased facility at 300 Bethel Church Road, which will allow the company to begin production for a third automotive manufacturer. The company currently ships to Volkswagen in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and to Daimler in Georgia, […]
October 4, 2021

Free Family Event! Four Oaks Festival ~Saturday, October 9th, 10-8:00 ~ Downtown Mocksville

Enjoy a full day of free fun for the entire family during the annual Oaks Festival on Saturday, October 9th, from 10 a.m.- 8:00  p.m. in historic downtown Mocksville. There will be something for everyone: handcrafted goods, art, and food vendors, lots of free kids’ activities, and live concerts all day.  Crafts, food, and the kids’ area will be set up along Main Street and run down West Depot Street leading to the entertainment area and outdoor stage. Crafts, Christmas Specialties, and Unique Items for Sale Start your Christmas shopping early, or buy a little something special for yourself as […]
September 30, 2021

Davie Community Foundation Awarded $25,000 from Duke Energy to Support Small-Business Revitalization

Davie County has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to support small-business revitalization in Davie County.   The Duke Energy Foundation established the Hometown Revitalization grant program to help local businesses across North Carolina – from restaurants to retailers – adapt to the unprecedented challenges caused by the pandemic.  “As we continue to pivot and navigate through the stages of this pandemic, the Duke Energy Hometown Revitalization Grant is a wonderful resource for our downtown businesses and services,” said Jane Simpson, president and CEO of the Davie Community Foundation. “With this funding, our merchants can continue to […]
September 29, 2021

Municipal Candidate Forum to be Held October 12th

Do you want to learn about our local municipal candidates and their vision for Davie County? Attend the forum for municipal candidates on Tuesday, October 12th, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Davie County Public Library.  This forum is open to the public and no registration is required. Want to attend virtually? Email jbaylor@daviecountync.gov for a link.
September 20, 2021

IGNITE DAVIE Student Profile: Nathan Andrews

Nathan Andrews wants to be a law enforcement officer.  The 2020 Davie High graduate is pursuing an Associates’s degree in criminal justice at Davidson-Davie Community College and plans to complete the college’s Basic Law Enforcement Training program as soon as he meets the age requirement.  Thanks to IGNITE DAVIE, Andrews will be able to complete his Associate’s degree free of charge.  IGNITE DAVIE is a college promise program that pays tuition and fees with a stipend for books for graduates to attend Davidson-Davie Community College full time in a certificate, diploma, or associate/transfer program at either campus. IGNITE DAVIE is […]
September 13, 2021
(L to R) Lt. Mark Crater, Officer Karen Austin, and Lt. Bob Dewitt of the Davie County Sheriff’s Office are three of the officers that patrol the Town of Mocksville.

Mocksville or Mayberry? Patrol Officers Focus on Building Community

If you’ve walked down Main Street in Mocksville lately, you’ve probably received a hearty “hello” from Officer Karen Austin of the Davie County Sheriff’s Office.  As the downtown foot patrol officer, much of her shift is spent meeting and greeting residents, checking on business owners, and showing children that law enforcement officers are friends.  “Karen’s special skillset is the ability to interact with people,” said Lt. Bob Dewitt, DCSO. “She has never met a stranger, which works well with our community policing initiative.”   Even though he spends most of his day patrolling by car, DeWitt keeps his windows open […]
September 8, 2021
New Terry Bralley Trophy Announced by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce

Davie Chamber Introduces New Award to Pro Scramble

Davie County golfers are practicing their putting as they prepare for the Davie County Chamber of Commerce 24th Pro Scramble Golf Tournament which will be held at Bermuda Run Country Club on September 13th. The tournament is a favorite among the business community for its unique format of five amateur players paired with a professional golfer.  As the Chamber’s key annual fundraiser, proceeds are designated to fund their major business and economic development initiatives as well as networking and educational programs. “Highlights of the tournament include a “Hole in One” contest, a “Chipping Wall Challenge, and “Closest to the Pin […]
September 7, 2021

Davie County Offers Fun for the Whole Family this Saturday, September 11

Looking for something to do this Saturday? Look no farther than Davie County. Activities for all ages include an antique tractor show, an all-day bluegrass festival with children’s activities, and two evening concerts!  Antique Tractor & Engine Show  Step back in time, relax, eat, and have lots of family fun at the 21st Antique Tractor & Engine show sponsored by the Piedmont Antique Power Association. Gates open at 9 a.m. at the Farmington Community Center, 1723 Farmington Rd.  Come view a variety of antique tractors and Hit N’ Miss engines from a variety of brands such as John Deer, International, […]