August 10, 2020
Birds of Prey visit Cooleemee Summer Enrichment Camp

Flexible Funding Enables Summer Enrichment for Davie Students

Davie County Students Enjoy Summer Enrichment Camps Thanks to Mebane Foundation By Jeanna Baxter White Sitting cross-legged on the library floor, Madison Sandy carefully examined the blueprint on the iPad in front of her before selecting the corresponding legos to add to her remote control car. Soon the rising 5th-grader was gleefully maneuvering it in a circle in front of her, experiencing that math and science are fun.  Flexible Funding Means the Learning Doesn’t End School may have been out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean that learning in Davie County ended. More than 180 rising kindergarteners through 5th-graders […]
July 30, 2020

Discover Davie County Unveils 20 in 20 Contest

Make 2020 the year you really explore Davie County! The Davie County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a 20 in 20 contest beginning August 1st, 2020, as part of its Discover Davie County tourism initiative.   Enjoy new spots and old favorites! Catch a drive-in movie at Davie County Community Park, spark your imagination at Cognition, sip a glass of wine and watch the sunset at a local winery, or grab a bite to eat at your favorite restaurant.  “We started this campaign to showcase all that is available in our community with the added bonus of supporting our local businesses,” […]
July 29, 2020

Connecting Employers and Job Seekers

By Jeanna Baxter White Offers One-Stop-Shop for Employers and Job Seekers Are you looking for a job? Do you have a position to fill? is your answer.  Davie CONNECT’s online employment portal connects Davie County employers and job seekers with recruiting, training, and career resources within Davie County. “ was created to connect people to the specific resources and services that can help them find employment or for businesses to shine a spotlight on the positions they are trying to fill,” said Carolyn McManamy, director of Davie CONNECT and the creator of “It is meant to serve […]
July 28, 2020

Attracting Business by Sparking Imaginations

As the President and CEO of Davie Construction Co. for the past 27 years, Carl Carney understands how envisioning the transformation of a lot into a building site sometimes takes a little imagination. That’s why ten years ago, he tackled a new challenge, creating spec building to help new companies picture themselves doing business in Davie County. His most recent, a 12,000 SF facility located in the BCM Industrial Park includes a 3,500 SF suite to be occupied by Davie Construction Co. and the remaining 8,500 SF currently available for lease. Carney, a Columbia, SC native, realized early on that […]
July 17, 2020

Ma and Me Accessories Celebrates Grand Opening in Mocksville

What began as a home-based business has expanded into a delightful new accessory shop in downtown Mocksville.  Ma and Me Accessories, located at 147 Depot Street, celebrated its grand opening on July 17th with a combination live and Facebook Live ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce.  The shop specializes in custom t-shirts, headbands, tutus, custom drinking glasses, decals, and more.  “One of the things we love at the Chamber of Commerce is having new businesses come in because they are a draw for other new businesses and people coming to the area,” said Board Chairman Chuck […]
July 13, 2020

What is Open at the New Davie County Community Park?

The countdown is almost over!  After six years of extensive resident input, park design master planning, and construction, the eagerly awaited Davie County Community Park, including the Splashpad, opens tomorrow, Tuesday, July 14th.  “Words cannot express how excited our team is to finally open this gem up to the public!” exclaimed Whitney Fitzsimons, special events & marketing coordinator for Davie County Recreation & Parks.  “There are obvious modifications to our opening that we did not expect would be necessary when we first started planning for our grand opening. However, we all agree that having the park open for use was […]
July 10, 2020

Davie County Chamber of Commerce to Host Signature Women’s Luncheon Virtually

2020 Signature Women’s Luncheon The Davie County Chamber of Commerce will host its 2020 Annual Signature Women’s Luncheon virtually on Wednesday, July 22nd at 11:30 a.m. The featured presentation is “Exploring the World for Medicine while Exploring the World Within” by Amy Greeson. Come learn how one woman has traveled the world seeking medical treatments for our country. “While we are sad that we cannot meet in person this year, we have a wonderful event planned for you, and we look forward to continuing our tradition of celebrating the wonderful ladies of Davie County!” said Caroline Moser, Davie Chamber president. […]
June 30, 2020

Energy United Property Ties in With Mocksville’s Comprehensive Plan

By Jeanna Baxter White The largest single-owner piece of property in downtown Mocksville will soon be on the market.  Energy United is selling a five-acre tract that starts at the corner of Sanford Avenue and Salisbury Street, includes Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater and the Energy United building, and ends in the West Depot corridor. The utility has given the Davie County Economic Development Commission (DCEDC) the right to purchase the property before it goes on the market.  DFI Analysis Will Provide Ideas For Property’s Uses & Community Value Recognizing the value of the property for downtown development and expansion, the […]
June 25, 2020

The Suite Place on Main Opens in Mocksville

A unique new place to stay in Mocksville celebrated its grand opening on June 22nd with an equally unique virtual ribbon-cutting hosted by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce.  Owner Chuck Taylor provided a walkthrough of The Suite Place on Main, a charming guest house at 472 N. Main Street via Facebook Live.  “We are grateful that Facebook Live is available in the COVID19 era.  We were able to have a far greater reach than we could have had with a traditional open house,” said Chuck. “We would not have been able to fit the 120 people who attended the […]