December 3, 2020

Mebane Foundation Grant Expands Reach Out and Read Program in Davie County Medical Practices

By Jeanna Baxter White Anyone who has ever looked into the eyes of a child entranced by the soothing cadence of Goodnight Moon knows that shared reading is magical. “One of the best ways to engage with young children is through looking at books together. Every time a parent or caregiver snuggles with a child on their lap to read a book, a message is sent to the child that they are loved and will be okay,” explains Callee Boulware, regional director for Reach Out and Read Carolinas (RORC).“ Shared reading helps to develop not only strong parent-child bonds, but […]
December 2, 2020

Free Testing for COVID-19 Continues in Davie County

Free drive-thru testing for COVID-19 will continue through December at the Davie County Community Park and Smith Grove Community Center.   Locations & Schedule Davie County Community Park, 151 Southwood Drive, Mocksville, NC Mondays: December 7, 14, and 21                            9 AM – 6 PM  Tuesdays: December 1, 8 ,15, 22, and 29                 9 AM – 6 PM  Wednesdays: December 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30           9 AM – 6 PM    Testing will occur in the […]
December 1, 2020

Bring the Family for Holiday Celebrations in Mocksville

Celebrate the holidays in charming historic downtown Mocksville! Come dine, shop, and play all through the season with your family and friends. There’s something for everyone so dress warm and come on down!   Holiday Pop-Up Market – December 3  Let’s kick off the holiday season with a pop-up market! The fabulous farmers, producers, and crafters from the Mocksville Farmers Market will have their very best for your holiday shopping! Join us from 3 – 5:30 p.m. at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater, 105 S. Salisbury Street.   Ice Sculptures in the Park & Treasures for Christmas – December 12 You will be […]
November 25, 2020

Business and Humanitarian Award Nominations Open

Seeking Nominations for E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award & Business of the Year: Deadline Monday, November 30 The Davie County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2020 E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award and the 2020 Business of the Year Award which will be presented The award will be presented at the State of Davie & Chamber Annual Meeting to be held in early Spring 2021 at WinMock at Kinderton. Do you know an unsung hero, someone who goes above and beyond to make our community a better place to live? Nominate them now for the 2020 E.C Tatum Humanitarian Award. […]
November 24, 2020

Save, Support, and Celebrate This Holiday Season!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and your local merchants are ready to help you find that perfect gift for all of the special people on your list! The Davie County Chamber of Commerce has created two initiatives to highlight Davie County’s unique shops, tantalizing restaurants, and delightful services and activities to encourage everyone to support your friends, neighbors, and community by shopping local. “Shopping where you live is like giving a present to your friends, neighbors, and even yourself,” said Chamber President Caroline Moser. “When we choose to purchase goods and services in the community where we live, […]
November 24, 2020

North Carolina Tightens Mask Requirements

On Monday Governor Roy Cooper issued additional COVID-19 safety measures to tighten face-covering requirements and enforcement as cases continue to rise rapidly in North Carolina and across the country. Executive Order No. 180 goes into effect at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and runs through  5 p.m. on Friday, December 11. The order extends Phase 3 capacity limits and safety requirements and adds a face-covering requirement to several additional settings including any public indoor space, even when maintaining six feet of distance; gyms even when exercising; all schools public and private; and all public or private transportation when traveling […]
November 15, 2020

Step Back in Time – Davie Chamber Creates Downtown Mocksville Walking Tour Guide

Visitors to Mocksville often marvel at the magnificent old homes gracing Main Street and wish to know their history.  Now visitors and locals alike can learn more about these stately structures by picking up a copy of the new Walking Tour of Downtown Mocksville guide created by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce.  “Mocksville has such a rich history. We thought a walking tour brochure would be a terrific way to showcase our beautiful downtown homes and attract visitors to our area,” said Caroline Moser, president of the Chamber. “As people are taking the self-guided tour, we hope they will […]
November 13, 2020

Davie County Opens Free Coronavirus Testing Sites

With COVID-19 on the rise in North Carolina, Davie County Health and Human Services (DCHHSS) has announced that two large scale community testing sites will be opening for Coronavirus testing during the last two weeks of November.  OptumServe will provide no-cost drive-thru testing at the Davie County Community Park and Smith Grove Community Center in partnership with NC DHHS and DCHHSS.  No-Cost Testing Begins Monday!  Testing will be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Davie County Community Park, 151 Southwood Drive in Mocksville Monday, November 16th and 23rd; Tuesday, November 17th and 24th; and Wednesday, November 18th  […]
October 28, 2020
(From L-R) USDA Rural Development State Director Robert Hosford, U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, Yadtel CEO Mitzie Branon, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand, North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler, and U.S. Rep. Ted Budd.

Yadtel Receives $2.3 Million Grant to Expand Broadband

“Access to high-speed internet is a cornerstone of prosperity, and unfortunately, many of America’s rural communities lack access to this critical infrastructure….Connecting America’s rural communities to this essential infrastructure is one of the USDA’s top priorities because we know that when rural America thrives, all of America thrives,” United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand said during a grant award ceremony at Yadkin Valley Telephone Membership Corporation headquarters in Yadkinville on Monday.  USDA ReConnect Program Yadtel Telecom received a $2.3 million ReConnect Program grant from the USDA to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network to […]