June 23, 2020

State Grant Will Enable Infrastructure Improvements

$175,000 Grant Awarded to Mocksville for Infrastructure Improvements  By Jeanna Baxter White The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority has awarded the Town of Mocksville a $175,000  Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to support a sewer line extension to a site near Interstate 40 where Special Event Services (SES) is expanding its operations. SES, headquartered in Winston-Salem, provides audio, lighting, design, staging, and live event productions for businesses, religious organizations, and major recording artists. The company expects to create 14 jobs and invest $8,850,000 in this expansion project.  Founded in 1986 by Jim Brammer and Jeff Cranfill in Brammer’s Winston-Salem garage, […]
June 22, 2020

Davie Could Miss Out On Millions of Dollars

Help Davie County Receive its Share of Federal Funding  Did you know that the U.S. Treasury Department used 2010 census data to divvy out $150 billion in CARES Act coronavirus relief? The 2020 Census is in full swing and it’s essential that everyone in Davie County is counted so that we get our full share of future funding.   “Adequate funding is a desperate need of every municipality in the country,” said Mocksville Town Manager Matt Settlemyer.  “These dollars will support a multitude of programs including economic development, recreation,  hurricane relief, and highway planning and construction for the next decade.”  “Basically, […]
June 18, 2020

Davie Chamber Gives $2,000 to Support IGNITE DAVIE

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce recently donated $2,000 to the Davie Community Foundation to support IGNITE DAVIE, a college promise program which will provide Davie County students the opportunity to continue their education beyond high school graduation through college assistance. The funds came from the sale of iShopDavie cards that offer discounts to area businesses, Keith Beck’s idea to support both IGNITE DAVIE and local businesses at the same time.  “IGNITE DAVIE is such an amazing opportunity for the students of Davie County,” said Beck, an agent with Farm Bureau in Mocksville and treasurer for the Davie County Chamber […]
June 16, 2020

Davie County Youth Have Organized a March for Unity This Week in Mocksville

What is racial disparity and why is it so hard for us to talk about?  A team of eight Davie County young people have organized a peaceful protest and march this Thursday, June 18th, in hopes of opening that conversation within our community.   Black Lives Matter The event, which supports the Black Lives Matter movement, will kick off at Rich Park at 4:30 with an invocation and introduction and time for participants to get organized to march together to Main Street Park in downtown Mocksville. Speakers include activists PJ Peck and Shante Mendelez; Davie County Early College Teacher Angela Griffey; […]
June 15, 2020

The Station Opens in Mocksville

The brick building at the corner of Main Street and Gaither Street in downtown Mocksville opened in 1920 as Kurfees & Ward Pure Oil, followed by Boger Service Station and a series of galleries, gift shops, and a used bookstore. Now it’s The Station, a modern-day general store and taproom. “We are a little different than an old-fashioned general store,” said owner Suzanne Lakey, with a laugh, “we don’t sell wheelbarrows.” They do sell old-fashioned candy out of tin tubs, soda in glass bottles, and a variety of unique gift items. They also sell a rotating list of flavors of […]
June 5, 2020

Sunday is National Boone Day

Happy National Boone Day! Established by the Kentucky Historical Society, it is observed each year on June 7 to commemorate the day that frontiersman Daniel Boone first began exploring the valleys and forests of present-day Kentucky in 1769. The Davie County Connection While the name Daniel Boone is most often associated with Kentucky and the West, residents of Davie County know that Daniel acquired much of his fortitude, courage, endurance, resourcefulness, and marksmanship during his early adulthood living along the Forks of the Yadkin.  A legend in his lifetime, Daniel remains an iconic figure in American history.  Davie County celebrates […]
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 […]