December 10, 2021

Festive and FREE Weekend Fun!

The holidays are in full swing in Davie County this weekend with a host of activities you won’t want to miss!  Cookies with Santa – Friday, December 10 Head to the Davie Family YMCA from 5-7 p.m. for storytime with Santa complete with cookies, milk, and hot cocoa. The first 100 children will receive a special present. This is a FREE event. Masks are required for ages 5 and up.  Carriage Rides – Friday, December 10 What better way to enjoy the Christmas lights and the spirit of the holidays than a ride through Historic Downtown Mocksville in a horse-drawn […]
December 9, 2021

Leadership Davie Needs Your Help Raising Funds for Buddy Benches

Elementary school is an important time in the life of a child. They will learn their ABCs and 123’s, colors, shapes, and how to write their name. Their hand-eye coordination will increase. They will learn about Thing One and Thing Two as well as what happens and who to call when five little monkeys jump on the bed. There is another essential skill children gain in those formative years; how to make friends.  During this pandemic, parents and teachers did an amazing job to continue academic learning virtually. However, there was no doubt that our children needed other children. Research […]
December 7, 2021

New Partnership Enhances Davie County’s Spec Building Program

Although their facilities won’t be completed for months, Davie County’s new industry partners now have access to temporary office space thanks to a partnership between the Davie County Economic Development Commission (DCEDC) and Davidson-Davie Community College.  The hallmark of Davie County’s economic development success has long been its spec building program. For more than 20 years, companies have jumped at the chance to purchase or lease a building shell that is ready to be upfitted to their specifications. However, their challenge has been finding a place to conduct interviews, training, or meetings in the meantime.   The solution is the serendipitous […]
December 6, 2021

Mocksville Christmas Parade Wrap Up!

Although it didn’t feel like Christmas, holiday spirits were high as thousands lined the streets Saturday for one of Mocksville’s most beloved traditions, the Mocksville Hometown Christmas Parade.  The crowd waved and children scrambled for candy as the 78 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 FIRST PLACE […]
December 3, 2021

Downtown Mocksville Merchants Awarded Main Street Makeover Grants

Small businesses are the lifeblood of any community. On Tuesday, eleven Downtown Mocksville merchants received over $22,000 in Main Street Makeover micro-grants designed to help them not only survive, but  thrive through COVID. The funds were awarded through the Duke Energy Foundation’s Hometown Revitalization grant program which was established to help local businesses across North Carolina – from restaurants to retailers – adapt to the unprecedented challenges caused by the pandemic. Davie County was one of 30 communities selected to receive a $25,000 grant through a partnership with the Davie Community Foundation, Davie Chamber of Commerce, and Community Development Coordinator from the Town of Mocksville. […]
December 1, 2021

Get in the Christmas Spirit This Weekend!

The first weekend of December is upon us with a host of events to help you kick off the holiday season. If you are not quite in the Christmas spirit, it’s time to pack up the family for a weekend in Davie County filled with holiday cheer. Mocksville’s Hometown Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 4th  This beloved tradition has delighted young and old for decades and is sure to get you in the spirit. Mocksville’s Hometown Christmas Parade will feature everything from walking groups, performers, horseback riders, single vehicles to full-blown floats, candy for the kids, and of course, Santa […]
November 23, 2021

It’s a Wrap – Racing into the Holiday Season at the Mocksville Bed Races!

“Twas the Night Before Bed Race” and all through the town, were a series of teams wishing the flag would go down; More rapid than eagles the race beds they came, And the crowds whistled, and shouted, and called them by name! The Town of Mocksville raced into the Christmas season on November 19th with the 9th Annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race as 12 teams made a mad dash down Main Street.  The mood was festive as hundreds lined the street in eager anticipation. Race announcer Justin Blue kept the crowd cheering and in the holiday spirit with […]
November 18, 2021

Upcoming Holiday Happenings in Davie County

Christmas is just around the corner and Davie County is the place to be during this most wonderful time of the year. We have a host of holiday happenings sure to reform even the grumpiest Grinch!  Race into the Holiday Season -“Twas the Night Before Bed Race” November 19 Mocksville will race into the holiday season this Friday night, November 19th as twelve wacky, whimsical, and outrageous teams from local businesses and non-profits take part in the annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race. (Rain date November 20th) The festivities will begin with the lighting of the downtown businesses at […]
November 15, 2021

We Need a Little Christmas – Mocksville Lights Go Up!

Preparations for Christmas begin early in the Town of Mocksville. Long before Halloween, Public Works employees began checking and repairing the thousands of feet of lights that line each downtown business to ensure that they will be ready to be turned on for the “Twas the Night Before” bed race on November 19th.  Between taking care of the lights on the buildings, water tower, trees in the planters, and oaks on the square and hanging the Christmas banners throughout the downtown area, the department of eleven spends hundreds of hours preparing for the holiday season — all while keeping up […]