May 11, 2021
Close-up of the keys of the new empty apartment with moving boxes on the floor

Mocksville Addresses Housing Shortage

North Carolina has a housing shortage.  Since February of 2020, the number of available homes in North Carolina has dropped by more than 50%, and the prices have increased by 6.5 – 7.9 percent, economic strategist Ted Abernethy, Economic Leadership LLC,  shared during his State of Davie address in April.  Davie County is no exception. While four income-based apartment complexes have been constructed in the last five years, there have been few single-family homes built. After a high of 445 homes in 2005, the banking crisis of 2008 hit, and only 334 permits were requested between 2009 – 2014. Building […]
May 2, 2021

Classic Car Cruise-In Monday Night in Downtown Mocksville!

Mocksville “Cruise-In’s” are back! Make plans to visit beautiful downtown Mocksville this Monday, May 3rd from 5:3-8  p.m. for a classic car “Cruise-In” presented by the D.C. Cruisers Car Club.  On the first Monday evening of the month, April through October, the town square is transformed into a colorful, busy symphony of sight and sounds. Classic cars and unique vehicles of all makes and models line Main Street for your viewing pleasure as enthusiasts come together to share their love of cars with others and to answer questions about cars, the town of Mocksville, and the cruise-ins. Food will be […]
April 29, 2021

Eat fresh and Shop Local: Davie County Farmers Markets Are Open!

Ready to eat fresh and shop local? Farmers Markets are a great source for local produce, meat, eggs, honey, and much more! This year, Davie County has three farmers markets that will be open from Spring to Fall.  Bermuda Run Farmers Market Open Fridays from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. The Bermuda Run Farmers Market opened on Friday, April 23rd, and will run through October 29th. The market is held on Fridays from 3:30- 6:30 p.m. at 190 NC Hwy 801 S. in Bermuda Run.   In addition to produce, the Bermuda Run Farmers Market offers a variety of specialty items such […]
April 28, 2021

Stepping Back in Time — Bermuda Run West Hiking Group Enjoys Historic Downtown Walking Tour

When the Bermuda Run West Hiking Group heard about the Davie County Chamber of Commerce’s Walking Tour of Downtown Mocksville guide it sounded like the perfect opportunity to learn more about the community while enjoying their monthly outing.   Davie County’s Rich History Highlighted Phil Bargoil, the group’s founder, called Chamber President Caroline Moser to inquire about a guided tour, and she was happy to comply. “Mocksville has such a rich history. We thought a walking tour brochure would be a terrific way to showcase our beautiful homes as well as attract both visitors and residents to our unique downtown stores […]
April 23, 2021

Mebane Foundation and Local Businesses Come Through For Davie Youth and 4-H Programs

When Mebane Foundation President Larry Colbourne saw a plea in the Enterprise for sponsors for Davie County’s 4-H summer camps he immediately asked himself, “What would Allen (Mebane) do?” — then he wrote a check.  “Allen read the paper every morning and I remember vividly how he’d call me into his office and tell me to take a look at a story he’d just read, articles similar to the 4-H one. He’d say, ‘I think they can use our help, what do you think?’  I knew all along we were going to help the organization, but he did that so […]
April 21, 2021

The State of Davie and Annual Chamber Meeting Combine to Recognize Leadership

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce and Davie County Economic Development Commission presented the State of Davie & 51st Annual Chamber Meeting on Thursday, April 15th at WinMock in Bermuda Run.  The meeting was a sold-out event based on COVID-related limits, with 150 community and business leaders in attendance to hear an overview of Davie County’s economy and to honor the recipients of the Chamber’s signature awards:  E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award, Business of the Year, and Chamber Ambassador of the Year. The two organizations opted to host a joint event after COVID restrictions prevented the Chamber from holding its annual […]
April 19, 2021

Yadtel Receives $1.9 Grant to Expand Broadband In Davie County

Yadkin Valley Telephone Membership Corp. has received a $1.9 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance Grant from the U.S Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to expand broadband access in Davie County.  Matched with $485,729 in local investment, Yadtel will use the funds to construct 111.5 miles of fiber optic cable in six areas of Davie County that lack access to high-speed internet. When complete, this construction will pass 2,168 Davie County businesses and residences.  Reliable High-speed Internet Access is Vital “The Economic Development Administration … is pleased to support this local-led strategy to provide Davie County businesses with the fiber-optic […]
April 17, 2021

Greetings from Mocksville, NC

Visitors heading into Historic Downtown Mocksville on Gaither Street are receiving a brightly-colored welcome. A new mural reminiscent of the postcards of the 1960s -70s offering “Greetings from Mocksville, NC” gleams from the back of The Station General Store & Taproom at 185 North Main. Commissioned by Bryan and Suzanne Lakey, owners of The Station, which opened in June 2020, the 96 sq ft mural is the second to grace downtown Mocksville in the last six months.  The inspiration for the mural came from an old postcard that Suzanne’s mom, Kathy Miller, found in the Davie County Public Library’s online […]
April 15, 2021

Smart Start Thanks Community for Help Meeting Mebane Foundation Challenge Grant

Drumroll please! Smart Start of Davie County is proud to announce that the $10,000 Mebane Foundation Challenge Grant has not only been met but exceeded! Thanks to generous contributions from the Davie County community, Smart Start has raised $33,345 to fund its family support and literacy programs.  “We are humbled by the donations from local businesses and individual people in the community to support early education programs and Smart Start of Davie County,” said Gena Taylor, executive director. “We appreciate the wonderful work by the Mebane Foundation through grants that have helped us grow our literacy and family support programs […]