March 24, 2021

The Park at Lake Louise Celebrates Grand Opening With Ribbon Cutting

Nestled next to Colin Creek Golf Club is Davie County’s newest recreational gem – The Park at Lake Louise. Community officials and residents were invited to explore the park on March 20th as owners Dr. Joel and Beth Edwards celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and hotdog lunch. The park is located at 2251 US 64 E., in Mocksville at the former site of Hickory Hill Golf Club.  “I’d like to thank everyone for coming today. This has been an exciting time for Beth and me and the people who have been working on this project,” said Dr. Edwards. […]
March 22, 2021

Davie County Schools Implement Heggerty to Support Phonemic Awareness

“Deep,” says Susan Shepherd to her first-graders. “Deep,” they repeat.  “Replace the /p/ with /l/,” she says. “Deal,” shouts her students.  Shepherd is guiding her students through their daily Heggerty Phonemic Awareness lesson. Phonemic awareness is the ability to understand that spoken words are made up of individual sounds called phonemes, and it’s one of the best early predictors for reading success. Recognizing the importance of phonemic awareness as a foundational reading skill, Davie County Schools (DCS) in Mocksville, North Carolina, adopted the curriculum this year as part of DavieLEADS (Literacy Empowers All in Davie to Succeed), its five-year early […]
March 12, 2021
Curious little child girl having fun using digital tablet alone embracing toy sitting on floor, happy preschool smart kid playing with computer looking at screen watching Letterland Videos online at home

Early Literacy Videos Support Davie County Pre-K Teachers and Families During Pandemic

Once the camera is ready, Stephanie Nelson begins to record another learning video for Davie County’s preschool teachers and the families of children who are learning from home. Nelson, Davie County’s preschool collaborative teacher, was hired with funds from DavieLEADS (Literacy Empowers All in Davie to Succeed), a five-year, $2.5 million grant initiative between Davie County Schools (DCS) and the Mebane Foundation to improve kindergarten readiness and to increase the percentage of students reading proficiently by the end of third grade. Her role is to support preschool teachers across the county in their understanding of kindergarten readiness based on the […]
February 26, 2021
FabworX Chooses Mocksville for Its US Headquarters

FabworX Chooses Mocksville for Its US Headquarters

Have you ever wished to convert your vehicle into a comfortable place to sleep on the road? FabworX, a UK company opening its US headquarters in Mocksville in March, can help make that dream a reality.    For the past four years, the company’s 15 employees have manufactured a complete line of car/van seats that convert into beds at a 10,000 sq ft. facility in Chesterfield, UK. Its new facility at 195 Ken Dwiggins Drive will triple its production space.   Liam Mullen, FabworX founder/managing director, is now hiring skilled metal fabricators, assembly technicians, and skilled upholstery/machining/auto trimmer specialists and hopes to […]
February 25, 2021

Modified Stay-At-Home Order Ends Friday – Other Restrictions Eased

Gov. Roy Cooper announced in a press conference today that the Modified Stay-At-Home Order will end at 5 p.m. this Friday, February 26th.  Changes that come with the easing of the coronavirus restrictions include: No more curfew The gathering limit increases to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors Businesses will be able to operate at 50% capacity Bars, taverns, movie theaters, and indoor amusement centers can reopen at 30% capacity with a cap of 250 people. On-site alcohol service extended to 11 p.m. Outdoor businesses operating at 30% will no longer have a 100 person limit Indoor arenas that […]
February 19, 2021
Davie County Public Library Survey

Make Your Needs Known: Complete the Davie County Public Library Survey Today!

The Davie County Public Library wants to know what you want and need from your library.  In order to find out, the library has created a comprehensive survey designed to understand what is important to you on a daily basis. It will gather detailed information on how the library can best serve you and the community in general. The survey is the first step toward a five-year strategic plan that will guide the library in meeting the needs of our rapidly evolving and growing community. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. As an incentive for your participation […]
February 18, 2021
Kellie and Sirena read “A Snowy Day”, the winter book on the story walk trail at the Davie County Community Park

Mebane Foundation Issues Challenge Grant to Support Davie County Smart Start

Instead of kicking up their heels, Davie County residents are being challenged to click a link. In lieu of its 10th Annual Hometown Hoedown, Smart Start of Davie County is partnering with the Mebane Foundation to promote early education initiatives in Davie County. Through this partnership, any donation made to Smart Start of Davie County under $2,500 will be matched dollar for dollar (up to $10,000). “Smart Start of Davie County has been a strong partner of ours for more than a decade. Many of their programs touch the very heart of our mission,” said Larry Colbourne, president of the […]
February 17, 2021
The EnergyUnited Foundation announced a new, historic campaign to donate more than $100,000 to local food banks throughout its 19-county service territory. The ‘Drive to SHINE’ Campaign will provide critical assistance to 25 food banks to fight rising levels of food insecurity brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Energy United Members Support A Storehouse for Jesus Through ‘Drive to Shine’ Campaign

The EnergyUnited Foundation announced a new, historic campaign to donate more than $100,000 to local food banks throughout its 19-county service territory. The ‘Drive to SHINE’ Campaign will provide critical assistance to 25 food banks to fight rising levels of food insecurity brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Davie County’s A Storehouse for Jesus, which provides free food and clothing through its Distribution Ministry and free medical care and prescription medications through its Medical Ministry, received $6,874.71.   Carol Wasilauskas, grant administrator for A Storehouse for Jesus, shared that the funding will be used to purchase food items that will be […]
February 4, 2021

Mocksville’s Mural Attracts Positive Attention

Mocksville’s downtown mural is accomplishing what it was commissioned to do — attract attention to downtown Mocksville. “The Running of the Horses” became an official Pokestop in the “Pokémon GO” mobile game in December. This month it is featured in the February issue of The Destination Magazine. “Destination is a monthly publication with over 4.5 million readers annually. That is quite an IMPACT!,” said Mocksville Community Development Coordinator Tami Langdon. “With that in mind, the story will attract this audience to read the history of this small Town PLUS enjoy the artistic flair of this mural.  Hopefully, this mural and […]