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 […]
December 16, 2019
Brakebush Brothers Mocksville

$2 Million Grant Awarded to Mocksville for Infrastructure Improvements to Support Jobs

By Jeanna Baxter White The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority has awarded the Town of Mocksville a $2 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to support public water and sewer improvements to accommodate Brakebush Brothers, Inc., a manufacturer of processed poultry products for foodservice, industrial, and chain accounts. The company began operations in Mocksville in October. The grant supports the creation of more than 200 jobs, along with a private investment of $60 million. The Golden LEAF Foundation has provided the Town with an additional $450,000 utility infrastructure grant for the project. The North Carolina Department of Transportation has also […]
December 12, 2019

Advance Christmas Parade, Fun in the Park, Hayrides — This Saturday!

Davie County has holiday activities to delight both young and old this Saturday! Advance Christmas Parade at 10 a.m Grab some hot chocolate and enjoy the 25th Advance Christmas parade presented by the Advance Fire Department. All parade participants must line up before 9 a.m. Floats and trailers will meet in the LeBleu parking lot located at 3134 Cornatzer Rd., Advance, NC 27006. All classic cars, fire trucks, motorcycles, horses and other parade participants will meet in the parking lot of Shady Grove Elementary School located at 3179 Cornatzer Rd. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the school and […]
December 11, 2019

Intersection and Crosswalk Improvements Coming to Downtown Mocksville

By Jeanna Baxter White The Town of Mocksville will be getting a new, improved crosswalk at the main intersection of Hwy 158 (Main Street) and Depot Street following the Board of Transportation’s funding approval of a pedestrian safety improvement plan presented by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) on December 5th. According to the DOT’s proposal, the new crosswalk will include flashing crossing lights, a pavement stamp with reflective markings to enhance the outline of the crosswalk for motorists, and curb extensions (bumpouts) to shorten the distance pedestrians must walk to cross the street. The mid-block crossings that currently […]
December 9, 2019

Skyline National Bank Grand Opening in Mocksville this Thursday, December 12th!

By Jeanna Baxter White Skyline National Bank has leased the former BB&T bank building in downtown Mocksville and will open its newest branch during the first week of December with a grand opening scheduled for December 12th. Grand opening festivities will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m., refreshments, giveaways, and account specials with CD promotional rates and safe deposit box fee waivers.  The first fifty people to register for a door prize will also receive a free Christmas wreath. Door prizes will be drawn every hour from 12 until 4. “National is in our name but community is in […]
December 6, 2019

Davie County – 17th Strongest Economy in the State!

By Jeanna Baxter White Davie County has the 17th strongest economy out of the 100 counties in North Carolina, for the second year in a row, according to the 2020 North Carolina Development Tier Designation report issued by the North Carolina Department of Commerce. “We have a lot to be proud of in our community,” said Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. “This is another example of how we are stronger together and how we are continuing to make a difference.” Since 2007, North Carolina has used a three-level system for designating development tiers. The designations, […]
December 3, 2019

Horse & Buggy Rides, Mocksville Christmas Parade This Weekend – Holiday Events Roundup!

By Jeanna Baxter White It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and Mocksville has made the “nice list” with its range of holiday activities sure to delight “kids from 1 to 92.” Mark your calendars now because you won’t want to miss a single event! Horse & Buggy Rides — Friday, December 6th, 6-8 p.m. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Christmas season with horse & buggy rides beginning and ending in downtown Mocksville.  Rides will start and end on West Depot Street in downtown Mocksville and will cost $5 per person. Children under 5 ride for free. […]
November 18, 2019

Bed Races This Friday in Mocksville ~ Wacky, Whimsical, and Outrageously Fun!

Historic Downtown Mocksville will race into the Christmas season this Friday night, November 22nd (rain date November 23rd) as wacky, whimsical, and outrageous teams from local businesses, non-profits, and the community take part in the 7th annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race. The festivities will begin with the lighting of the downtown businesses at dusk followed by the parade of beds at 6 p.m. and the bed races at 6:30. Although not racing this year, WXII will be broadcasting live from the event on Facebook. This year’s race will feature a NEW course, race times, and a mid-race challenge! […]
November 9, 2019

Davie Connect, Davie Chamber and the Community College Join Forces at Davie County Job Fair

By Jeanna Baxter White Davie CONNECT, DCCC, the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties and the Davie County Chamber of Commerce joined forces on Wednesday, October 16th at the Davie Campus in Mocksville for a co-sponsored job fair. The event brought together 38 employers representing a wide range of professions and industries. Career options at the job fair included positions in the areas of healthcare, advanced manufacturing, business, IT, education and more.  The job fair was moved to the library and surrounding area which provided more space to accommodate a larger number of employers. According to Carolyn McManamy, director of Davie CONNECT, “Our […]