January 10, 2023

IGNITE DAVIE is Helping Davie County Students Achieve Their Dreams

Merritt Killian decided early on that he wanted a career helping people, and IGNITE DAVIE has helped him take the first step toward making that dream a reality.  Growing up, his dad was often on deployment with the Air Force, so he and his siblings sometimes went to work with their mother who was a nursing supervisor at a nursing home. He remembers spending time talking with the residents who became like second grandmas and grandpas. “It was really my first experience being surrounded by people who needed care, and it planted the seed that I wanted to help people […]
January 8, 2023

Chick-fil-A Breaks Ground in Bermuda Run

It’s official. Davie County’s first Chick-fil-A broke ground today in the Kinderton Place shopping center in Bermuda Run with plans to open the restaurant in late Spring 2023.  Local officials and business leaders were on hand to congratulate franchisee David Moore and welcome him to the community.   It was an important moment for Davie County residents who have long sought to have the wildly popular chain open a restaurant in the community. “It’s really exciting to start off the year with a groundbreaking ceremony for the most requested business in Davie County,” exclaimed Caroline Moser, president of the Davie Chamber, […]
January 6, 2023

Apply Now! Town of Mocksville and Davie County Tourism Grants Now Open for 2023

The Davie County Tourism and Town of Mocksville Tourism annual grant cycles are now open for 2023 and both non-profit and for-profit organizations are invited to apply.  Grant Seekers Can Apply for Both Grants This year, Davie Chamber President Caroline Moser and Mocksville Community Development Director Tami Langdon want to make sure that applicants understand that they can apply for grants from both organizations.  “By applying to both Davie County and Mocksville Tourism, you will gain financial leverage toward your event which enhances economic gains for both the County and the Town of Mocksville plus creates a tourism destination,” said […]
December 19, 2022

Bus Safety Innovator Moves to Mocksville

After two years of searching, bus safety innovator Bus Safety Solutions, which manufactures Extended Stop Arms for school buses, has found a new home at 133 Avgol Drive in Mocksville. The company had outgrown its space on Westpoint Boulevard in Winston-Salem and was eager to relocate to Davie County, where its president and its founder are residents.  “The choice to move to Davie County was not hard: easy access to I-40, low taxes, availability of utilities, and friendly people!” said Scott Geyer, president. Persistence paid off for the company which first took steps to move to Mocksville more than two […]
December 19, 2022

Davie Construction Finds Niche in Small Spec Buildings

Despite rising interest rates and elevated building costs, the demand for industrial sites in Davie County remains high, and Carl Carney has found a niche creating spec buildings for companies seeking a smaller space.  As the president and CEO of Davie Construction Co. for the past 29 years, Carney understands how difficult it can be for smaller or start-up companies to find an available space. That’s why twelve years ago, he tackled a new challenge, creating spec building to help new companies picture themselves doing business in Davie County. His investment in the 40-acre BCM Industrial Park and its spec […]
December 13, 2022

Smart Start of Davie County Wins $10,000 in Triad Kids Dental’s Caring4Community Awards!

Congratulations to Smart Start of Davie County for winning a $10,000 award in Triad Kids Dental’s Caring4Community Awards! A check presentation was held on Thursday, December 1, 2022, during Smart Start’s open house celebrating its 25th anniversary.  Smart Start of Davie County serves children ages birth to five with a mission of ensuring that young children enter kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed in school and beyond. Since opening its doors on  November 24, 1997, Smart Start has reached over 1,000 children a year through its various programs.  During the presentation, Jenna Stottler, Triad Kids Dental community relations specialist, shared […]
December 6, 2022

Mocksville Christmas Parade Winners

Holiday spirits were high as thousands lined the streets Saturday, December 3rd, for one of Mocksville’s most beloved traditions, the Mocksville Hometown Christmas Parade.  The crowd waved and children scrambled for candy as the dozens of participants, everything from walking groups, performers, single vehicles to full-blown floats, and of course, Santa Claus, traveled down Main and Depot Streets.  Mocksville Community Development Coordinator Tami Langdon appreciates all of the parade entrants and said that the points were very close for awarding top prizes. The winners of the 2021 Mocksville Hometown Christmas Parade are:  BEST OVERALL FLOATS WINNER PRIZE FIRST PLACE KNIGHTS […]
November 29, 2022

IGNITE DAVIE College Promise Attracts Statewide Attention 

IGNITE DAVIE College Promise is changing the trajectory for Davie County students by offering them the opportunity to continue their education and training at Davidson-Davie Community College (DDCC) without incurring debt. That inspiring commitment is attracting statewide attention. IGNITE DAVIE was recently detailed in an article by EdNC and will be featured on an episode of PBS North Carolina’s program ncIMPACT sometime early next year.  “IGNITE DAVIE is impacting the lives of our students and their families.  We are impacting the vitality of our community, the success of our employers, and the prosperity of our future generations!” said Carolyn McManamy, […]
November 28, 2022

Davie County’s Three Christmas Parades Begin this Weekend

Davie County’s Christmas parades are a beloved tradition that has been charming young and old for decades. Make plans now to attend one or all three!  Mocksville’s Hometown Christmas Parade – December 3rd at 2 p.m. Mocksville’s Hometown Christmas parade will be held on Saturday, December 3rd, at 2 p.m. The theme is “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” Sponsored by Mocksville Tourism, the parade will feature everything from walking groups, performers, horseback riders, and single vehicles to full-blown floats, candy for the kids, and of course, Santa Claus. The parade will depart from Rich Park, travel down Main Street, turn […]