April 19, 2021

Yadtel Receives $1.9 Grant to Expand Broadband In Davie County

Yadkin Valley Telephone Membership Corp. has received a $1.9 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance Grant from the U.S Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to expand broadband access in Davie County.  Matched with $485,729 in local investment, Yadtel will use the funds to construct 111.5 miles of fiber optic cable in six areas of Davie County that lack access to high-speed internet. When complete, this construction will pass 2,168 Davie County businesses and residences.  Reliable High-speed Internet Access is Vital “The Economic Development Administration … is pleased to support this local-led strategy to provide Davie County businesses with the fiber-optic […]
April 17, 2021

Greetings from Mocksville, NC

Visitors heading into Historic Downtown Mocksville on Gaither Street are receiving a brightly-colored welcome. A new mural reminiscent of the postcards of the 1960s -70s offering “Greetings from Mocksville, NC” gleams from the back of The Station General Store & Taproom at 185 North Main. Commissioned by Bryan and Suzanne Lakey, owners of The Station, which opened in June 2020, the 96 sq ft mural is the second to grace downtown Mocksville in the last six months.  The inspiration for the mural came from an old postcard that Suzanne’s mom, Kathy Miller, found in the Davie County Public Library’s online […]
April 15, 2021

Smart Start Thanks Community for Help Meeting Mebane Foundation Challenge Grant

Drumroll please! Smart Start of Davie County is proud to announce that the $10,000 Mebane Foundation Challenge Grant has not only been met but exceeded! Thanks to generous contributions from the Davie County community, Smart Start has raised $33,345 to fund its family support and literacy programs.  “We are humbled by the donations from local businesses and individual people in the community to support early education programs and Smart Start of Davie County,” said Gena Taylor, executive director. “We appreciate the wonderful work by the Mebane Foundation through grants that have helped us grow our literacy and family support programs […]
April 13, 2021

Grand Opening of a New Home Store

“She’s got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty. She’s got whozits and whatzits galore… “ Stephanie Shoffner has opened a home decor, furniture, and gift store in Historic Downtown Mocksville that is fit for a princess.  Lydia Jaynes, located at 43 Court Square, celebrated its grand opening Thursday, April 8,  with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce.  The community was invited to browse the store while enjoying refreshments from Ketchie Creek and Restaurant 101. One lucky shopper received a $100 gift certificate from the store.  A Davie girl, born and bred, Stephanie, who has a degree in […]
April 12, 2021

FEMA Begins Financial Assistance Program for COVID-19-Related Funeral Expenses

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. FEMA hopes to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus by providing financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.  This program is funded through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. FEMA will begin accepting applications for funeral assistance on Monday, April 12, 2021, through its dedicated call center.  Who is Eligible? To be eligible for funeral assistance, you must meet these conditions: The applicant must be a U.S. […]
April 8, 2021
Cassidy Kluttz and her family celebrate her 2020 graduation from Davie High

First IGNITE DAVIE College Promise Scholarship Recipient Graduates

Cassidy Kluttz has earned an Associate of Arts degree totally debt free, an impressive accomplishment made possible through IGNITE DAVIE College Promise and North Carolina’s Career & College Promise program. It’s a route she would enthusiastically recommend to other Davie County students. “IGNITE DAVIE has given me the freedom to explore what I want to do and where I want to go with my life without having to worry about money.” IGNITE DAVIE is a place-based last-dollar scholarship; which means students must live in and attend school in Davie County.  All eligible high school graduates, regardless of financial need or […]
April 2, 2021

KidsFest 2021 is Coming With FREE Educational Activities for Young Children!

KidsFest will be held as a drive-thru event on Saturday, April 10, 2021, from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Davie County Community Park, 151 Southwood Drive, Mocksville. There will be family resources, activity kits, and lots of fun! This free community event is sponsored by Smart Start of Davie County in conjunction with Davie County Recreation and Parks and Davie Family YMCA and will occur rain or shine. The goal of KidsFest is to provide a fun day of learning for children and to raise awareness for the services and activities available to families of young children in Davie […]
March 31, 2021

Praise for the Mocksville Parks and Grounds Department

Nestled in the middle of Mocksville is an oasis of beauty. Lush green lawns, tree-lined trails, well-equipped playgrounds, and manicured ballfields make Rich Park a delightful place to spend an hour or an entire day.   “Rich Park is a fun place for the family and kids to come out and have a good time from walking the trails to playing on the playgrounds, having a picnic, or catching a baseball game,” said Rustin Harpe, director of Mocksville’s Parks and Grounds Department.  He should know. He has been maintaining the park for the past 14 years and takes its appearance seriously. […]
March 25, 2021

Further Easing of Restrictions on Businesses and Gatherings Effective Friday – Vaccination Rates Play Key Role

Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 24th, some places in North Carolina will be able to open at 100% capacity, including museums, aquariums, retail businesses, and salons. During a COVID update on Tuesday, Gov. Roy Cooper also announced that restaurants, breweries, wineries, amusement parks, gyms, and other recreation establishments will be able to have up to 75% capacity indoors and 100% outdoors. Additionally, as part of Executive Order 204, bars, conference centers, sports and entertainment arenas, and reception venues will be allowed to increase capacity up to 50% indoors and outdoors. Also on Friday, the state will fully lift […]