March 24, 2020
More than half a trillion dollars in federal funds will be distributed to state and local governments through census participation. The census impacts many programs in both the public and private sector that affect children, seniors, and families

Take 10 Minutes and Support the Future of Davie County

As of March 23rd, North Carolina is among the bottom 10 states in the nation for census response.  On Friday, March 20 the U.S. Census Bureau began publishing self-response rates for the 2020 Census. The rates represent the number of households that have filled out their census forms on their own (online, by mail, or by phone) as a percentage of all housing units, since the Bureau started sending out invitations to households in early March to participate in the Census. How is Davie County Performing? From March 12 – 23, 16.8% of households in Davie County have filled out […]
March 9, 2020
NC Chamber luncheon - business leaders and Government Representatives discuss Economic Development in Davie County

Davie County Hosts NC Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Representatives

By Jeanna Baxter White Davie County Business Leaders Meet With Government Representatives Members of the NC Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs team met with local business leaders and elected officials last week to learn more about the issues that shape Davie County. The NC Chamber is the leading business advocacy organization in North Carolina, working in the legislative, regulatory, and political arenas to proactively drive positive change, ensuring that North Carolina is one of the best places in the world to do business. Peter Daniel Jr., government affairs manager; Debra Derr, director of government affairs; and Jason Soper, director of […]
March 5, 2020
Signature Women's Luncheon Date postponed

Signature Luncheon at WinMock

By Jeanna Baxter White Exploring The World – Exploring Within The Davie County Chamber of Commerce will host its 2020 Annual Signature Women’s Luncheon at WinMock at Kinderton in Bermuda Run. A new date and time will be announced!  Guests will enjoy a delicious meal catered by California Fresh Catering and delectable desserts by Maddie Cakes. The featured presentation is “Exploring the World for Medicine while Exploring the World Within” by Amy Greeson.  Professional Women Network, Learn and Connect “The luncheon is always a great networking event for women, but it is also a wonderful learning opportunity. Our presentations often […]
February 26, 2020
FOr Your Health Expo at the Davie Family YMCA postponed until June

Update -Health Expo at the Davie Family YMCA is Postponed

  By Jeanna Baxter White Health Expo Postponed! In light of the current recommendations to suspend large gatherings, the Davie County Chamber of Commerce has elected to postpone the For Your Health Expo. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you healthy and well at the Davie Family YMCA on our new tentative date Tuesday, June 2, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Start the New Decade Right Mark Your calendar and start the new decade off right! Health Expo You’re invited to attend the annual Davie County Chamber of Commerce For Your Health Expo on […]
February 21, 2020

Congressional Industry Tour

By Jeanna Baxter White Industry Tour Showcases Davie County Businesses The Davie County Economic Development Commission hosted a tour for Congressional representatives last week to foster relationships between Davie County’s industries and the federal government.  Representatives for U.S. Senator Richard Burr, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis, and Congressman Ted Budd toured Ashley Furniture Industries and watched the furniture manufacturing and distribution process, learned about lifecycle solutions for truck parts at DEX Heavy Duty Parts, and observed the aircraft tire retreading process at Dunlop Aircraft Tyres.  “Hosting industry tours for our congressional reps provided such a great opportunity for them to see […]
February 20, 2020
Circus Tent rooftop - Barnum show at the Brock

Auditions for Barnum at the Brock

By Jeanna Baxter White Step right up and become part of the “Greatest Show on Earth!” The Davie County Arts Council will hold auditions for “Barnum” on Saturday, February 29th beginning at 10 a.m. at the Brock Performing Arts Center.  Actors of All Ages Are Needed The large cast includes adults, elderly, teenagers, and children (10+ years old). Also needed are tumblers, jugglers, clowns, & gymnasts. About the Show “Barnum” tells the story of the “Prince of Humbug” Phineas Taylor Barnum. Over the objections of his wife, Charity, Barnum attempts to create a show in which the main attractions are […]
February 17, 2020
Elder care event at the Wake Forest Medical Center Elder Care Academy in Davie County NC

Davie Caregiver Academy

Help For Those Caring For a Loved One By Jeanna Baxter White Are you struggling to care for a loved one but don’t know where to turn? Register now for the Davie Caregiver Academy on Wednesday, February 19th from 1-2 p.m. at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center in Bermuda Run. Understand What to Expect  Representatives from Home Instead Senior Care will explain what to expect in your caregiving journey as you navigate through possible hospitalizations, transitions to rehab, adding home care/home health to your care team, possible long-term care placement, the role of palliative care, and eventually […]
February 10, 2020
2019 Advance North Carolina Chicken Stew Competition Champions Del & Chad Cooper

Music, Food and Fun This Weekend!

Chicken Stew Competition Benefits Advance Fire Department Auxiliary Bring your best recipe and join in the fun! The Advance Fire Department Auxiliary will host its third annual chicken stew competition on Saturday, February 15th, from 5 p.m until 8 p.m. at Advance Fire Department on NC Hwy 801 S. Ticket Information Tickets for adults and children will be available at the door. Adults $10/Child (10-under)$5… for all you can eat chicken stew, hot dogs, and dessert! Your Vote Counts Each meal also includes one vote for your favorite stew chef and additional votes may be purchased for $1 each. The […]
January 29, 2020

Mocksville Police Department Following New Blueprint for Success

By Jeanna Baxter White The Mocksville Police Department has finished implementing the most urgent recommendations and is diligently working to complete the rest of the objectives detailed in an independent assessment of the Mocksville Police Department that was released in October, reports Town Manager Matt Settlemyer. “The Police Department has taken ownership of the assessment and views it as an opportunity to enhance the professionalism and create a positive culture shift in the department,” said Settlemyer. “Our hope is that the public will continue to see positive results from our improvements and recognize the Police Department’s commitment to the community […]