January 24, 2020
First-grade teachers at William R. Davie clarify standards during a PLC meeting. From front left: Nancy Scoggin, Bobbi Marroquin, Jennie Hughett, Bridgett Bailey, Kristin Alexander, Sunni Collins.

Teacher Collaboration Impacts Classroom Instruction and Student Achievement

By Jeanna Baxter White Every Student Matters William R. Davie Elementary School’s motto is “Every Student Matters, Every Moment Counts!” That sentiment was evident during a recent first-grade PLC meeting as the teachers clarified the next North Carolina ELA (English Language Arts) standard and brainstormed the best way to teach it to their students. Teachers Collaborating Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) allow teachers to meet regularly, share expertise, and work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and drive the academic performance of students. These meetings are a fundamental component of DavieLEADS (Literacy Empowers All in Davie to Succeed), the Mebane Foundation’s five-year, […]
January 22, 2020
Thomas Johnson of The Resource — Davie Chamber 2019 Ambassador of the Year

Davie Chamber Celebrates 50 Years at Annual Gala!

By Jeanna Baxter White The Davie County Chamber of Commerce held its 50th Annual Awards Gala and Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 16th at WinMock in Bermuda Run. The sold-out event began with a welcome reception of networking and mingling followed by a delicious dinner in the loft. The Awards Gala was the Chamber’s opportunity to highlight achievements of the past year and to honor the recipients of their signature awards:  E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award, Business of the Year, and Chamber Ambassador of the Year. The “Best of Davie” award winners were also announced. Fifty Years of Workforce Support and […]
January 13, 2020
Pianist to the Presidents David Osborne and his Steinway piano

David Osborne Trio Returns to Davie County

David Osborne Trio –“Pianist to the Presidents” at Brock Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 25th Tickets Available Now! Music enthusiasts are in for a rare treat when David Osborne, “Pianist to the Presidents,” takes the stage at the Brock Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 25th at 7:30 pm. His blend of romantic, classical, jazz, pop, inspirational, patriotic, and Broadway show tunes is guaranteed to wow music lovers of all ages. Making their third appearance at the Brock due to requests from its patrons, the Davie Arts Council looks forward to welcoming the David Osborne Trio back to Davie […]
January 3, 2020

Global Production Powerhouse “Special Event Services” Breaks Ground in Mocksville!

By Jeanna Baxter White Mocksville is rolling out the red carpet and entering the glitz and glam world of show business.  Special Event Services, an industry leader in audio, lighting, design, staging, and live event production broke ground this month on a space that will make room for growth, provide greater efficiency, and free up space for one of its affiliated companies. Founded in 1986 by Jim Brammer and Jeff Cranfill in Brammer’s Winston-Salem garage, SES provides state-of-the-art equipment with unmatched service to clients including Ed Sheeran, Zac Brown Band, Hootie and the Blowfish, Franklin Graham, Joyce Meyer Ministries, and […]
December 30, 2019

Skyline National Bank Celebrates Grand Opening in Mocksville

By Jeanna Baxter White Skyline National Bank celebrated its grand opening on Thursday, December 12th, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. Dozens of area residents and local officials attended to welcome the community bank to downtown Mocksville. “It is always a great day in Davie County when we celebrate the opening of a new business, and we are especially excited to welcome Skyline National Bank to downtown Mocksville,” said Caroline Moser, president of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. “The group has done an incredible job revitalizing the building and has hired wonderful, engaging […]
December 28, 2019

Lambert-Graham Funeral Home Celebrates Grand Opening in Mocksville

By Jeanna Baxter White Lambert-Graham Funeral Home celebrated its grand opening on Tuesday, December 10th, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. Despite the nasty weather, more than 150 area residents turned out to congratulate new owners, Carl and Kim Lambert, and to tour the newly renovated and redecorated facility. The husband and wife team purchased the funeral home, located at 635 Wilkesboro Street in Mocksville, from  Dorothy Graham, who owned and operated the funeral home for more than 20 years. “This funeral home has always been a well-respected business in the community and it […]
December 26, 2019

Total Real Estate Expanding in Mocksville

By Jeanna Baxter White Total Real Estate celebrated the expansion of its office in downtown Mocksville on Tuesday, December 17th, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. Attendees enjoyed apple cider and holiday desserts as they mingled with the staff and Chamber and local officials. Total Real Estate, located at 100 North Main Street, has expanded to include the space formerly occupied by Threads, doubling the office’s size and allowing more room for agents and clients to meet. “We love our location on the Square where we are able to participate in the activities downtown […]
December 20, 2019

Kindergarten Readiness Showing Promising Gains in Davie County

By Jeanna Baxter White Kindergarten readiness in Davie County has already shown tremendous gains in just the first two years of DavieLEADS, according to a report by Davie County Schools.   Funded by a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the Mebane Foundation, DavieLEADS (Literacy Empowers All in Davie to Succeed) is an early learning and literacy initiative with two major goals. The first is to increase kindergarten readiness to 90 percent by reaching and fostering the development of children at an early age (birth to kindergarten) through consistent curriculum, instruction, and experiences in preschool programs. The second goal is to increase the percentage […]
December 18, 2019

Free Christmas Events in Mocksville this Weekend

The Christmas celebrations continue this weekend in Mocksville. Come on out and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season! While you are downtown, don’t forget to do a little Christmas shopping in the unique shops and dine in one of the delightful restaurants. Piedmont Firefighters Pipes and Drums – Friday, December 20th, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Free event. The Piedmont Firefighters Pipes & Drums will be strolling through the downtown Mocksville area on Friday, December 20th from 6 – 7 p.m.  You’ll hear the beautiful and joyful sounds of bagpipes and drums – perfect for a Christmas celebration! “We […]