February 24, 2023
Children play on new equipment at Cooleemee Park

Cooleemee Park Gets New Playground Equipment

With a new playset and fresh mulch, Cooleemee Park is getting a facelift. The playset, purchased with a grant from Davie County Recreation & Parks, replaces an outdated wooden structure and features a slide, bridge, swings, and a climbing section.  “We hope that all the kids really enjoy this new playset,” said Town Clerk Aaron Thies, thanking Recreation & Parks for the grant that made it possible. He also expressed his gratitude to Hendrix Manufacturing of Woodleaf for donating the mulch, which has beautified the park, and Willard’s Grading for fixing the driveway, grading, and spreading the mulch.  Stay Tuned for More! […]
February 24, 2023
Jackie Wilson: The Legend March 25, 2023 7:30pm

“Jackie Wilson; The Legend Continues” at the Brock

The legend lives on. Bobby Brooks Wilson, the son of R&B/Soul singer Jackie Wilson, will perform the music made famous by his father as well as his own original tunes as the Davie County Arts Council presents “Jackie Wilson; The Legend Continues” on Saturday, March 25th at  7:30 p.m.  This concert is part of the Seasons of Applause series at the Brock Performing Arts Center, located at 622 N. Main St. in Mocksville. Tickets are on sale now! Jackie Wilson’s Legacy Lives on Bobby has the same amazing traits and talents as his father, and many say Jackie Wilson’s legacy […]
February 18, 2023

Community Foundation Seeks Chief Operating Officer

For 35 years, The Davie Community Foundation has improved the quality of life in Davie County by partnering with donors, funders, and other community collaborators to achieve high-impact philanthropy, supporting nonprofit organizations that address our community’s needs and opportunities, and convening people to learn, share ideas, and develop solutions for the future.  To prepare for continued growth and increased community impact and to create a plan of succession, the Foundation has begun the search for a  chief operating officer (COO).  “The Foundation is excited to have the ability to hire a COO to spend time with me before I retire,” […]
February 17, 2023

Amarr Recognized by N.C. Department of Labor

Amarr, one of the world’s leading brands in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of sectional doors for both residential and commercial markets, has been accepted into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) by the N.C. Department of Labor. The SHARP Program recognizes small and mid-size employers that have established, implemented, and maintained exceptional workplace safety standards. Out of over 200,000 businesses in North Carolina, only 171 are currently SHARP certified, and Amarr is the only facility recognized within Davie County. How Amarr Earned Acceptance Into the Elite SHARP Program “This certification is a pretty elite thing, and we […]
February 2, 2023

Local Entrepreneurs & Investors Spurring Growth Together

Do you have an idea for an exciting new business but need the tools to proceed? Or do you own a small business that has quit growing and you need help figuring out why? Venture Davie is for you!  Venture Davie is a collaboration between the Davie County Chamber of Commerce, Davie Community Foundation, and Davidson-Davie Community College Small Business Center to spur business development within Davie County, NC. Davie County Businesses Will Gain Tools Venture Davie’s three-month accelerated program will give selected participants tools to create a solid foundation for a successful business – from business plan to ribbon […]
January 30, 2023

A History of Hospitality: Welcome to the Johnson House Bakery & Tea Room

The James M. Johnson House in Farmington, built in 1891, has been known as a place of hospitality for more than 100 years. Now that legacy continues as the Johnson House Bakery & Tea Room. Laura Mathis, affectionately known as Mrs. Laura, commemorated her grand opening on Friday, January 20th, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. More than 50 family members, friends, long-time customers, and local leaders were there to taste, tour, and celebrate the new venue located at 1832 Farmington Road.   “I’m here for ya’ll,” said Mrs. Laura, thanking guests for coming and […]
January 30, 2023

A Life Well-Lived: An Interview With General George Johnson

General George Johnson passed away on July 9, 2021, at the incredible age of 103. He was an extraordinary man who lived an amazing life. Although not a full-time resident of Farmington, he was much loved by the Farmington Community who enjoyed his regular visit throughout his life. Now his legacy will live on in the Johnson House Bakery & Tea Room operated by his dear friend and next-door neighbor, Laura Mathis.  I had the joy and privilege of meeting and interviewing him when he turned 100. His was a life well-lived and worthy of retelling.   A Century Of Great […]
January 26, 2023

IGNITE DAVIE Adds Short-term Training Programs for Fall 2023

Beginning in Fall 2023, the IGNITE DAVIE College Promise program will include four short-term training programs at Davidson-Davie Community College.  Previously, IGNITE DAVIE paid for tuition and fees with a stipend for books for graduates to attend DDCC full-time in a certificate, diploma, or associate/transfer program at either campus.  Now IGNITE DAVIE students will have the option to enroll in a 16-week program for Electrical, HVAC, Nursing Assistant 1, or Phlebotomy, which will allow them to quickly start a career in an in-demand field or complete the first step of a certification program.    “This is a new, expanding opportunity that […]
January 19, 2023

“Last Date” The Floyd Cramer Story This Saturday at the Brock 

A family legacy continued. Pianist Jason ‘Floyd’ Coleman will bring new life to the music made famous by his grandfather, Floyd Cramer, in a piano concert of country and pop classics, as the Davie County Arts Council presents “Last Date” The Floyd Cramer Story on January 21st at 7:30. This concert is part of the Seasons of Applause series at the Brock Performing Arts Center, located at 622 N. Main St. in Mocksville. Tickets are on sale now! From Humble Beginnings to the Hall of Fame From humble beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to a Hall of Fame recording career […]