June 19, 2018

Free Family Movie Nights in Mocksville

Bring your family & friends and your favorite movie snack to Downtown Mocksville for a free outdoor showing of Sing this Friday, June 22nd. The movie will begin at 8:45 p.m. at the new downtown park on Main St. Sing is the story of Dapper Koala, Buster Moon, who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to […]
June 16, 2018

Awesome Summer Activities and Reading Programs for Students at Davie County Public Library

As school ends and summer begins, thoughts go to trips to the beach, splashing in the pool, or a little rest and relaxation. But summer is also a perfect time to boost your child’s developing literacy skills and love of learning. Studies show that reading just 4-5 books during the summer can prevent a decline in a child’s fall reading scores. The Davie County Public Library has a number of fun, educational, age-appropriate summer programs that encourage kids to keep reading even when school’s out. And best of all, they are free! “We are ready to Rock at DCPL this […]
June 13, 2018

Summer Beach Days Free Concert Downtown Mocksville – Saturday, June 16th

Bring your shagging shoes, good friends & family, and a hearty appetite to Downtown Mocksville for Summer Beach Days this Saturday, June 16th. This free concert will be held from 6-10:30 p.m. at Junkers Mill Outdoor Theater, 107 S. Salisbury St. Enjoy a little Blues, Beach, Country, Funk, and Rock with hometown band, Tess & the Black & Blue from 6 -7:30 p.m. Founded in 2014, this multi-talented group features Davie County locals Tess Welch – Vocals; Grady McClamrock – Rhythm guitar; Gary Chilton – Lead guitar; Ken Simonds – Bass; Jerry Smith – Keyboards; and Darren Boles – Drums.   […]
June 10, 2018

Auditions Saturday, June 16th – Brock Players Prepare for “Farce of Habit” for Dinner Theater Performance at Triple J Manor House!

The Brock Players will hold open auditions for their upcoming comedy Farce of Habit Saturday, June 16th, at 10 a.m. in the Brock Performing Arts Center Theatre. There may need to be call-backs that same afternoon. Those who want to audition are encouraged to stop by the Brock Monday-Friday between the hours of 12-4 p.m. to review the lines that will be read by each character on audition day. Roles are available for five adult women and four adult men. Characters’ ages range from 20-80 years for both men and women. No experience is necessary. Those auditioning will be asked […]
June 3, 2018

ApSeed and Mebane Foundation Join Forces to Provide 1,000 Mobile Touchscreen Tablet e-Readers FREE to Qualifying Davie County Preschool Children

The Mebane Foundation and ApSeed Early Childhood Education have joined forces to increase literacy scores among at-risk children in Davie County by providing a free e-Reader preloaded with applications designed to improve literacy and strengthen vocabulary. Thanks to a $105,000 grant from the Foundation, based in Mocksville, NC, 1,000 custom-built tablets, called Seedlings, will be distributed free of charge to children 0-4 whose families are enrolled in the WIC program through the Davie County Department of Public Health or Parents as Teachers through Smart Start of Davie County. Studies indicate that economically-disadvantaged children hear 30 million fewer words by the […]
May 28, 2018

Ingersoll Rand Expanding Apprenticeship Program in Mocksville

Ashley Kern calls Craig Moore her first success story. The first to complete Ingersoll Rand’s apprenticeship program which began in 2015, Moore is now a full-time employee in the Mocksville plant’s maintenance department. “Craig is our first success story and a poster child for the program,” Kern, human resources generalist, said with a smile. “He did an awesome job in the apprenticeship program, finished his schooling at DCCC, and the maintenance team has had really positive things to say about him. We are thrilled to now have him on board full time.” Moore, who works third shift troubleshooting and repairing […]
May 23, 2018

Free Sounds on the Square Concert this Saturday in Bermuda Run – Special Occasion Band!

The Town of Bermuda Run will be alive with the sounds of beach music as Special Occasion Band (SOB) continues the Sounds on the Square concert series this Saturday night, May 26th, from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. at the gazebo near Town Hall in the Kinderton Business Park. This is the second of five free concerts co-sponsored by the Town of Bermuda Run and the Davie County Arts Council.  The NC Brass Band will perform on Saturday, June 23th;  Eric & The Chill Tones, who play the top hits of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, will perform on […]
May 18, 2018

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs – Ingersoll Rand “Showcase Facility” Expanding in Mocksville

Ingersoll Rand is expanding its operations with plans to create 25 jobs and invest nearly $30 million in the Mocksville plant by the end of 2019. The Mocksville plant sits on 130 acres in Davie County, employs around 400 full-time employees, and supports the Compression Technology Services Branch of Ingersoll Rand through the manufacturing of Rotary, Centrifugal, and Thermo King air compressors and fabricating parts for our Trane businesses. The capital investment is the result of the plant’s endeavor to become Ingersoll Rand’s “showcase facility,” according to Ashley Kern, Senior Human Resources Generalist. “Becoming a showcase facility is a three-pronged […]
May 15, 2018

NC Reads – Learn How You Can Help

Summer learning loss erases gains made during the school year, but summer learning programs keep kids growing! Studies show that children who read at least six books during the summer maintain or improve their reading skills, while children who didn’t read any books saw their reading skills decline by as much as one grade level. You can help! The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s statewide summer reading initiative, NC Reads, is underway and has four goals: ensure that preschool and elementary students have books to read at home so that they learn the joy of reading from an early […]