January 13, 2021

DavieLEADS Professional Development Provides Lifeline for Teachers During Pandemic

By Jeanna Baxter White When Davie County Schools launched DavieLEADS four years ago, they could not have known that the initiative’s professional development component would provide a lifeline to teachers as a pandemic forced them to quickly adapt to new ways of teaching.      “No one could have been prepared for a pandemic. However, a lot of what we had put into place prior to March 13th through DavieLEADS, like PLC meetings, guided reading, Heggerty, and Letterland, carried us through the spring and laid a foundation for our teachers as they now offer a combination of face-to-face and virtual instruction,” explained […]
January 7, 2021

Stay At Home Extension And Safety

As of January 6, 2021, North Carolina’s Modified Stay At Home Order requiring people to remain home between 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. has been extended until 5 p.m. on January 29, 2021. Other safety measures remain in place including the statewide mask mandate, closure of indoor bars, and limits on mass gatherings and retail establishment capacity. Read Executive Order No. 188 for more information. Community Virus Spread North Carolina continues to experience record-high numbers of COVID-19 cases reported each day, people being hospitalized with COVID-19, people in the intensive care unit, and the percent of tests that are positive. […]
December 31, 2020

Free COVID Testing and Vaccination Schedule Updates

2021 Free COVID-19 TESTING Davie County’s free COVID-19  testing will continue in 2021 with a few changes. Beginning January 4, 2021, all testing will be conducted at Davie County Community Park, 151 Southwood Drive in Mocksville. Testing will be available Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be no testing on January 18 due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Preregistration for testing is online at https://lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling (877) 562-4850. For more information, call 336-753-6540 or visit https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/. North Carolina Vaccination Prioritization Plan  The vaccine will eventually be available to anyone, but supplies […]
December 21, 2020

Extraordinary Times Call for Extraordinary Help: Davie County Non-Profits Need Your Help Now More Than Ever

Susan*, a single mom with two children, temporarily lost her job as a waitress when the pandemic hit and was evicted from her basement apartment because she could no longer pay her rent. She didn’t qualify for unemployment and her ex-husband, who also lost his job, was no longer required to pay child support. The family was forced to move into a motel which they also couldn’t afford.   “We have also seen an increase in clients that are at-risk for homelessness and since we don’t have a shelter, our motels have filled up with families who have lost their jobs […]
December 18, 2020

Colorful Mural is a New Downtown Attraction

Heading south on Main Street or east on Depot Street in downtown Mocksville, you can’t miss “The Running of the Horses,” the new, brightly colored mural adorning the side of the law offices of Martin & Van Hoy in Court Square.  Municipalities across the country are investing in murals to beautify their downtowns, attract visitors, which increases dollars spent in the community, and boost community spirit. Mocksville is no exception. Commissioned by Mocksville Tourism, in partnership with Davie County Tourism, the 1200 sq ft mural, which took five weeks to complete, is a step forward for East Depot revitalization, according […]
December 9, 2020

Covid Curfew Goes into Effect Friday

Governor Roy Cooper’s latest effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 is a “modified stay at home/early closure” order that will act as a statewide curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Executive Order No. 181 goes into effect at 5 p.m. Friday, December 11, 2020, and lasts through at least Jan. 8, 2021. Order Exceptions According to the order, all individuals in North Carolina must stay at home or at the place they will stay for the night between 10 p.m. and  5 a.m. except for:  Travel to or from a place of work or performing work at the […]
December 3, 2020

Mebane Foundation Grant Expands Reach Out and Read Program in Davie County Medical Practices

By Jeanna Baxter White Anyone who has ever looked into the eyes of a child entranced by the soothing cadence of Goodnight Moon knows that shared reading is magical. “One of the best ways to engage with young children is through looking at books together. Every time a parent or caregiver snuggles with a child on their lap to read a book, a message is sent to the child that they are loved and will be okay,” explains Callee Boulware, regional director for Reach Out and Read Carolinas (RORC).“ Shared reading helps to develop not only strong parent-child bonds, but […]
December 2, 2020

Free Testing for COVID-19 Continues in Davie County

Free drive-thru testing for COVID-19 will continue through December at the Davie County Community Park and Smith Grove Community Center.   Locations & Schedule Davie County Community Park, 151 Southwood Drive, Mocksville, NC Mondays: December 7, 14, and 21                            9 AM – 6 PM  Tuesdays: December 1, 8 ,15, 22, and 29                 9 AM – 6 PM  Wednesdays: December 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30           9 AM – 6 PM    Testing will occur in the […]
December 1, 2020

Bring the Family for Holiday Celebrations in Mocksville

Celebrate the holidays in charming historic downtown Mocksville! Come dine, shop, and play all through the season with your family and friends. There’s something for everyone so dress warm and come on down!   Holiday Pop-Up Market – December 3  Let’s kick off the holiday season with a pop-up market! The fabulous farmers, producers, and crafters from the Mocksville Farmers Market will have their very best for your holiday shopping! Join us from 3 – 5:30 p.m. at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater, 105 S. Salisbury Street.   Ice Sculptures in the Park & Treasures for Christmas – December 12 You will be […]