May 27, 2020
Free Counseling Services for Davie County Residents Affected by COVID-19 Trauma

Free Counseling Services for Davie County Citizens Facing Trauma Due to COVID-19

Smith Grove United Methodist Receives Grant to Support Free and Reduced-Rate Counseling for Davie County Residents Feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or helpless about the coronavirus pandemic? You are not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn as well as the isolation created by social distancing, school and business closures, and shelter-in-place orders have negatively affected many people’s mental health and emotional well-being.  There is Help Available Smith Grove United Methodist Church in Mocksville wants to help. The church has partnered with the NC Rural Center in Raleigh and local counselors to provide reduced rate and free counseling services for those […]
May 13, 2020

Family Promise Finds a Partner in the Fight Against Homelessness

Family Promise of Davie County Receives $50,000 Grant as Part of a Pilot Program to Combat Homelessness  Kenyal Braswell was scared. She and her three young sons under the age of three were homeless, with nowhere to go, following a divorce. Then a local assistance agency referred her to a brand new program, Family Promise of Davie County, and suddenly there was hope.  Established in September 2017, Family Promise of Davie County (FPDC) serves families with children who are experiencing homelessness. Its core program is the Interfaith Hospitality Network or Shelter Program, as it is referred to locally, which is made […]
May 8, 2020
Davie County Tourism initiative through The Discover Davie Website

Tourism Initiative Promotes Davie County Small Business Community

Davie County Chamber of Commerce Launches Tourism Initiative  We all know that Davie County is a wonderful place to live, work, and play and it is time for the rest of the world to know it too!  The Davie County Chamber of Commerce and Davie Tourism in partnership with Word Master Media group are kicking off the Discover Davie Tourism initiative to showcase all that there is to do in Davie County.  “The initiative will harness the power of social media to reach those outside of Davie County who may not be aware of all there is to do in […]
May 5, 2020

Forbes Magazine Ranks North Carolina Number One for Business

NC Leads Forbes’ List for Third Year North Carolina leads Forbes’ Best States for Business list for the third year running, followed by Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Florida.  Forbes has been rating the business climates of the 50 states since 2006, with only North Carolina (three times), Utah (six times), and Virginia (five times) ever claiming the top spot. The report looks at 40 metrics across six main categories: business costs, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospects, and quality of life.  Our State Gets Top Marks in All Six Categories North Carolina is the only state to place among the […]
April 27, 2020

Online Kindergarten Registration for Davie County Parents

Davie County Schools Are Making Enrollment Easy! Starting kindergarten is a major milestone in a child’s life, and there are important steps parents can take to make the transition an exciting one.  Save Time Later and Sign Up Online Now DCS uses online enrollment forms. To begin the enrollment process and avoid lines in the computer lab in August, you may complete online enrollment from home at Kindergarten Registration. If you have trouble or do not have access to register online, you can call your local school for help.  “We are committed to helping guide you through this process and […]
April 24, 2020
Mebane Foundation Offers 35 $1,500 Classroom Start-Up Grants to 1st Year Teachers – Grades K-3

Mebane Foundation Creates Grant for New Primary Teachers

Mebane Foundation Offers 35 $1,500 Classroom Start-Up Grants to 1st Year Teachers – Grades K-3 Setting up a classroom is expensive, ask any veteran teacher who has spent years scouring thrift shops and yard sales looking for books, educational toys, craft items, and decorations to turn an empty classroom into a warm and inviting environment that fosters learning. Young teachers straight out of college who are entering their first classroom have to purchase their own supplies, everything from books to learning stations to visual aids for the walls —  before receiving their first paycheck. Although eager to make a difference in […]
April 22, 2020
Way to go Davie County! You’ve made it into the top five counties in the state for Census reporting!

Census Reporting is Critical to Davie County’s Economic Recovery

Davie County Makes Top Five in NC for Census Reporting Way to go Davie County! You’ve made it into the top five counties in the state for Census reporting!  “Number five is good but with a little more effort, I think we can make it to #1,” said Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, urging Davie County residents to respond to the Census and to encourage their friends, family, and co-workers to do the same.  “The census is a once-every-10-year event. It’s critical that everyone is counted so that we aren’t at a loss for the […]
April 9, 2020
Easter 2020 online churches in Davie County NC

Creating New Easter Traditions

Finding Ways to Connect This Easter Davie County churches continue to interact with their members and the community in a meaningful way despite not being allowed to hold traditional services. Many are streaming their weekly services online and some are offering additional Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services this week.  Davie County Alternative Easter Services Hillsdale Baptist Church will be offering drive-through Communion on Easter Sunday from noon- 1 p.m. A partial listing of churches streaming their services can be found below.  In addition to streaming, Cornerstone Christian Church hosts a drive-in style service in its parking lot on Sunday […]
April 2, 2020

Free Online Business Classes from DCCC Small Business Center

Tools to Help You Grow Your Business Did you know that the DCCC Small Business Center offers a wealth of free online business classes? Topics range from building a business to growing a business to navigating Covid-19 from a business perspective.   “Everything has changed so much in our world,  but the one thing we can do is continue to learn,” said  Caroline Moser, president of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. “We are always so busy with our day to day work we don’t always take the time to look at ways to grow our business or in this case […]