January 15, 2024

Free Health Screenings, Health Information, Shredding & More – Senior Health Expo, Thursday, January 18! 

Join Davie County Senior Services for the 2024 Senior Expo on Thursday, January 18, 1-3 p.m. at the Brock Gymnasium, 644 N Main Street in Mocksville. Admission to the event is free and open to members of the community of all ages. This exciting event will feature health screenings, health information, and vendors, plus the shred truck will be available on-site to shred sensitive documents.  In addition, this event will be the kickoff for the 31st season of Davie County Senior Games and SilverArts. Registration forms will be available. This is a time when individuals 50 or older can compete […]
January 12, 2024

Walking a Mile in Their Shoes: Family Promise of Davie County’s Journey to Home

The pair of shoes in the Family Promise Family Center living room belongs to a working dad in the shelter program who didn’t want to track dirt throughout the house. To Family Promise of Davie County (FPDC), this is so much more than just a pair of shoes by the fireplace. “These shoes represent the reality that you can work full-time and still experience homelessness,” said Lisa Reynolds, executive director. “They represent the hard work it takes for a family to get back into stable housing. They represent the strength needed to continue putting one foot in front of the […]
January 11, 2024

PHILANTHROPY PHYLLIS Celebrates! Thank you, Davie County!

Philanthropy Phyllis spent the month of December learning about the IGNITE DAVIE College Promise. She also took time to meet many of the local businesses who support the program. She now understands what a wonderful benefit the Promise offers to any resident of Davie County who attends school in the county. Philanthropy Phyllis plans to take advantage of the IGNITE DAVIE College Promise after graduation and start school at Davidson-Davie Community College in Fall 2024. She absolutely cannot wait to get started! Right before Christmas, Philanthropy Phyllis was thrilled to learn that Davie County met the endowment fundraising goal of […]
January 10, 2024

Mocksville Gears Up for the Future: Public Invited to Budget Retreat on February 10

Ensuring a town’s financial stability and meeting its goals heavily relies on effective budgeting. Mayor Will Marklin and the Mocksville Board of Commissioners invite you to attend the Town of Mocksville’s  FY2024-2025 Budget Retreat on Saturday, February 10th, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Davidson-Davie Community College (1205 S. Salisbury Street.) The meeting will be held in Room 110 of the administration building.  Marklin stresses the pivotal role of community participation, urging Mocksville residents to engage in the retreat. “Come witness firsthand how your elected officials navigate through budgetary decisions, ensuring a balanced financial plan for the year ahead. […]
January 4, 2024

Terry Bralley Named Triad Business Journal 2023 Power Player 

Congratulations to Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, who was named a 2023 Power Player by the Triad Business Journal. The program was designed to recognize those who are guiding our region to a stronger future. To build the 7th annual list, TBJ looked back through the headlines of the past 18 months at leaders championing efforts that can dynamically change the region’s trajectory — and that of the cities, counties, and communities within it. These key leaders are shepherding and executing game-changing initiatives or developments that are moving the Triad economy forward. These elite 80 […]
December 15, 2023

Miraculous Survival: A Heart-Stopping Journey and Gratitude to Davie County First Responders

Joe Scott shouldn’t be here today. On November 3rd, his heart suddenly stopped while walking his dog, and for two to three minutes, he was clinically dead.  Each year, approximately 350,000 persons in the United States experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest or sudden death; a staggering  90% die. Yet, on December 9th, just five weeks later, Joe, accompanied by his wife, Joyce, walked into Davie County EMS Station 1 with homemade cookies to express gratitude to the first responders who saved his life. Joe Scott Thanks Davie County Emergency Personnel For Saving His Life  “God was guiding every one of […]
December 4, 2023

Davie County’s Seventh Graders Step into the World of Careers

Davie County’s seventh-grade students recently got a jump start on career exploration with unique behind-the-scenes tours of several local businesses and manufacturers as part of Manufacturing Day 2023.  Students from North Davie and South Davie Middle Schools each toured two different locations, including Dex Heavy Duty Parts, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, Fuller Welding & Fabricators, Gildan, Pro Refrigeration, and  Rise Indoor Sports. Middle-schoolers from Ellis and the Virtual School spent their tour time experiencing many facets of Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.  Hosted annually, Manufacturing Day is a national event executed locally and typically focuses on manufacturing careers. The tours were the […]
November 30, 2023

Come One, Come All: Cooleemee Christmas Parade Saturday, December 16th! 

The Town of Cooleemee will host its annual Christmas parade at  2 p.m. on Saturday, December 16th. The parade will begin at Cooleemee Elementary School at 136 Marginal Street and end at the Zachary House at 131 Church Street. Families will gather on the grounds of the Zachary House after the parade for music, stories, fellowship, and free food.  Bring your S’Mores sticks and enjoy roasting marshmallows by the fire. Of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand for a chat and pictures with the children. Want to enter a float, car, bike, or walk in the parade? […]
November 30, 2023

Revolutionizing Education: The Mebane Masters Program’s 15-Year Impact on Davie County Schools

Launched in 2008, the Mebane Masters program changed the face of education in Davie County. Providing a holistic method of teaching to technology-savvy students, Mebane Masters quickly earned overwhelmingly positive responses from students, teachers, administrators, and the community. The core of the program was a 30-month partnership between Davie County Schools and the ASU Reich College of Education. The 15 teachers in the program remained in their Davie County classrooms while pursuing their Master of Arts Degrees in Instructional Technology. They acted as the school’s primary resource for their peers when it came to questions about the best and most […]