October 21, 2020

Global Production Powerhouse, Special Event Services Dedicates New Headquarters in Mocksville

Davie County Economic Development Commission Welcomes SES Davie County officially entered the glitz and glam world of show business this month as Special Event Services (SES) dedicated its new headquarters in Mocksville.   Founded in 1986 by Jim Brammer and Jeff Cranfill in Brammer’s Winston-Salem garage, SES is an industry leader in audio, lighting, video, design, staging, and live event production for businesses, religious organizations, and major recording artists.  SES counts 18 Grammy-Award winning artists among its clients. It worked on 46 tours and more than 850 shows in 2019 that entertained more than 7.25 million attendees. The company’s star-studded line-up […]
October 16, 2020
Davie County Early voting locations and times

Early Voting 2020 Has Begun

One-stop early voting in Davie County has begun, giving voters plenty of opportunities to cast their ballots for everything from the president of the United States to other federal, state, and local offices before the November 3rd election. Early voting sites are the Brock Gym at 644 North Main Street, Cornerstone Christian Church at 1585 NC Hwy 801 North, and Jerusalem Volunteer Fire Department at 7185 NC Hwy 801 South. All are in Mocksville.   The hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Saturdays October 17th and 24th 8 a.m – 6 p.m. and Saturday, October 31st from […]
October 15, 2020

Final Census Count Due Today

Today is the final day to be counted! If you have not already done so, please take 10 minutes today to make a difference for our community! Despite a two-week 2020 Census extension, North Carolina is still below our 2010 self-response rate of 64.8% and our rate is far below the national average. North Carolina is currently ranked 36 out of 50 states and D.C. for the self-response rate. This low self-response rate puts North Carolina at an increased risk of an undercount, jeopardizing our fair share of federal dollars for the next decade. Although ranked fourth in the state, […]
October 12, 2020
The Count on ME NC Program and Restaurant door that says open

Count on Me NC Program Protects Our Community

Count on Me NC “We’re all in this together,” says Davie County Chamber of Commerce President Caroline Moser. “As North Carolina’s restaurants, hotels, attractions, and shops reopen, we all have a role to play to keep one another safe and healthy.” She encourages all area businesses to participate in Count on Me NC, a public health initiative that empowers guests and businesses to help keep everyone safe from COVID-19. “Participating in Count on Me NC gives our patrons an added level of confidence in knowing that we are serious about protecting their health and well-being. It benefits our businesses and […]
October 7, 2020
Front building of the Food Freaks Unique Burger Barn is located in the former Pizza Barn at 720 Wilkesboro Street, Mocksville

You’ll Freak Out Over This Unique Burger Experience

Craving an awesome burger? Look no farther than Food Freaks Unique Burger Company.  Formerly a food truck with a cult-like following, Food Freaks now has a restaurant at 720 Wilkesboro Street in Mocksville. The restaurant officially opened on October 2nd and is celebrating its grand opening all week long with food specials and live music.   Owner, Brandon Cassidy, is thrilled with the response so far. “Our family of employees, wife, four kids, and I want to thank you all for the amazing show of love and support. Like many, we have struggled during this weird and challenging time in our […]
September 29, 2020
Census 2020 Final Call for Davie County

Time is Running Out to Complete the Census

Did you know that your ten minutes will positively impact our community for the next 10 years? This Wednesday, September 30, is the final day to complete the 2020 Census. So far, 70.6% of Davie County residents have responded, but that means almost one third have not, leaving millions of dollars in much-needed funding at risk.  “It is so simple…your response to the 2020 Census equals more money for Davie County programs/needs/opportunities which benefits all residents,” said Terry Bralley, president of Davie County Economic Development. “What a shame to leave 30% of what could be DOLLARS  for Davie to other […]
September 22, 2020
Two girls drink cool clean drinking water from glasses in their homy kitchen.

Long Term Water Strategy Will Allow for Maximum Economic Growth

Davie County and the Town of Mocksville are partnering on a long-term water strategy to secure the county’s water supply and to allow for economic growth over the next 20 or more years in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.    Davie County owns and operates the 2.6 mgd (million gallons per day)  Cooleemee Water Treatment Plant (WTP) in southern Davie County with an intake on the South Yadkin River. The Town of Mocksville owns the 3.0 mgd Hugh A. Lagle WTP with an intake on Hunting Creek. Both water treatment facilities are at the end of their useful life.   […]
September 17, 2020
Kerry Blackwelder works on word sounds with Kaylee Spade Mebane

Sharing the Love of Reading: Mebane Foundation Welcomes Kerry Blackwelder to HillRAP Tutoring Program

“I’m not finished making a difference in the lives of kids,” says Kerry Blackwelder, who retired from Davie County Schools in July, after 29 years of teaching, and is now eager to begin her second career as a Hill Reading Achievement Program (HillRAP) tutor for the Mebane Foundation.  “I am excited to be tutoring to continue to share my love of phonics and literacy with students. I’ve spent the majority of my teaching career teaching literacy and it’s my passion! I love watching my striving students become confident readers.”  HillRAP is a research-based, individualized approach to teaching the five essential […]
September 7, 2020
Bus Safety Solutions Extended arm prevents cars from passing schoool busses illegaly

Bus Safety Innovator Seeks to Move Operations to Mocksville

By Jeanna Baxter White Bus Safety Solutions is planning a move to Mocksville,  bringing ten jobs to the community, and infusing new life into an old building. The company has outgrown its current space on Westpoint Boulevard in Winston-Salem and is eager to relocate to Davie County, where its president and vice-president are residents.  “We are bursting at the seams and would love to bring our company to the community where we live,” said Scott Geyer, vice-president. Renovation and Revitalization Plans Bus Safety Solutions would use the building to assemble Extended Stop Arms and Transit Curtain PPE for school buses. […]