June 8, 2021

You’re Invited to Visit COGNITION

By Jeanna Baxter White COGNITION of Davie invites you to come play, learn, and grow as it kicks off its modified reopening on Wednesday, June 9th by partnering with Davie County Recreation and Parks for their free Mobile Rec Day from 10 a.m. – noon.  A wealth of exciting special opportunities are also beginning including Camp Cognition Cardboard Engineering, Free Fridays, farm-to-table cooking activities, and Adulting 101 classes.   COGNITION is a community-driven, interactive space that promotes exploration, learning, and innovation with the goal of investing in current and future generations, explained Cammie Webb, chair of Cognition’s board of directors. “We […]
June 7, 2021

Pro Refrigeration Introduces CO2 Chiller System in Plan to Phase Out Refrigerants with High Global Warming Potential

Pro Refrigeration, the leading cooling technology and equipment company for fermented craft beverages, dairy, and food processing, has begun production of its first carbon dioxide (CO2/R744) chiller system. This is the first step in the company’s plan to reduce refrigeration global warming potential (GWP) by phasing out its use of refrigerants with high GWP.  Pro Refrigeration, which provides EPA compliant HCFC-based systems, is competing to be the first US-based manufacturer to add a carbon dioxide (CO2), also known as R744, chiller system to its standard product offering. “This is such an exciting time to be in the refrigeration industry, natural […]
May 28, 2021

RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls Reopens for Memorial Day Weekend

The wait is over! RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls, known locally as the Bullhole, will reopen this Friday, May 28th, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend!   Last June, the RiverPark executive committee made the difficult decision to close the park after an unprecedented number of visitors resulted in multiple public safety issues including the inability of first responders to quickly access the park.  RiverPark’s board and volunteers worked diligently to prepare the park for reopening and implemented some changes to ensure its efficient operation. The park now also has a full-time manager to see to day-to-day operations. The park […]
May 26, 2021
Nick Ganaga of CryoBuilt is inspecting an assembly that the Pro Refrigeration Team built to Cryobuilt’s specification. (L to R) Nick Ganaga (Cryo), Ben Hicks (Pro), Jon Riesenweber (Pro), Sam Wilson (Cryo), Alphonse Wade (Pro), and Brett Cocking (Pro)

Pro Refrigeration Partners With CryoBuilt Through Expansion at its North Carolina Facility

Two leaders in the refrigeration industry are joining forces. Pro Refrigeration will build CryoBuilt’s EVEREST Cryotherapy system at its manufacturing facility in Davie County, NC, allowing both companies to reach new audiences and to take advantage of each other’s scale and expertise.  Industry Leaders Collaborate Pro Refrigeration is an industry leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of state-of-the-art refrigeration systems for the dairy, winery, food processing, medical, and brewing industries. CryoBuilt, which has a background in low-temp manufacturing and refrigeration, is the largest manufacturer of electric, whole body cryotherapy systems in the United States.  EVEREST Cryotherapy Systems in High […]
May 20, 2021

Just Hope is More Than a Thrift Shop

When Krystal Dumas started Just HOPE Inc. 11 years ago, she never imagined that using her couponing skills to feed hungry mouths with her pantry stockpile and her old delivery car would evolve into transitioning over 800 families into their own homes after experiencing homelessness. Dreaming Big The ministry moved from her house to a large room at Advance United Methodist Church, to the back room at A Storehouse for Jesus, to the basement of the old Napa building, to a 4,000 square foot building on Wilkesboro Street, to its new 9,000 square foot home at 814 South Main Street in […]
May 11, 2021
Close-up of the keys of the new empty apartment with moving boxes on the floor

Mocksville Addresses Housing Shortage

North Carolina has a housing shortage.  Since February of 2020, the number of available homes in North Carolina has dropped by more than 50%, and the prices have increased by 6.5 – 7.9 percent, economic strategist Ted Abernethy, Economic Leadership LLC,  shared during his State of Davie address in April.  Davie County is no exception. While four income-based apartment complexes have been constructed in the last five years, there have been few single-family homes built. After a high of 445 homes in 2005, the banking crisis of 2008 hit, and only 334 permits were requested between 2009 – 2014. Building […]
May 2, 2021

Classic Car Cruise-In Monday Night in Downtown Mocksville!

Mocksville “Cruise-In’s” are back! Make plans to visit beautiful downtown Mocksville this Monday, May 3rd from 5:3-8  p.m. for a classic car “Cruise-In” presented by the D.C. Cruisers Car Club.  On the first Monday evening of the month, April through October, the town square is transformed into a colorful, busy symphony of sight and sounds. Classic cars and unique vehicles of all makes and models line Main Street for your viewing pleasure as enthusiasts come together to share their love of cars with others and to answer questions about cars, the town of Mocksville, and the cruise-ins. Food will be […]
April 29, 2021

Eat fresh and Shop Local: Davie County Farmers Markets Are Open!

Ready to eat fresh and shop local? Farmers Markets are a great source for local produce, meat, eggs, honey, and much more! This year, Davie County has three farmers markets that will be open from Spring to Fall.  Bermuda Run Farmers Market Open Fridays from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. The Bermuda Run Farmers Market opened on Friday, April 23rd, and will run through October 29th. The market is held on Fridays from 3:30- 6:30 p.m. at 190 NC Hwy 801 S. in Bermuda Run.   In addition to produce, the Bermuda Run Farmers Market offers a variety of specialty items such […]
April 28, 2021

Stepping Back in Time — Bermuda Run West Hiking Group Enjoys Historic Downtown Walking Tour

When the Bermuda Run West Hiking Group heard about the Davie County Chamber of Commerce’s Walking Tour of Downtown Mocksville guide it sounded like the perfect opportunity to learn more about the community while enjoying their monthly outing.   Davie County’s Rich History Highlighted Phil Bargoil, the group’s founder, called Chamber President Caroline Moser to inquire about a guided tour, and she was happy to comply. “Mocksville has such a rich history. We thought a walking tour brochure would be a terrific way to showcase our beautiful homes as well as attract both visitors and residents to our unique downtown stores […]