November 13, 2020

Davie County Opens Free Coronavirus Testing Sites

With COVID-19 on the rise in North Carolina, Davie County Health and Human Services (DCHHSS) has announced that two large scale community testing sites will be opening for Coronavirus testing during the last two weeks of November.  OptumServe will provide no-cost drive-thru testing at the Davie County Community Park and Smith Grove Community Center in partnership with NC DHHS and DCHHSS.  No-Cost Testing Begins Monday!  Testing will be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Davie County Community Park, 151 Southwood Drive in Mocksville Monday, November 16th and 23rd; Tuesday, November 17th and 24th; and Wednesday, November 18th  […]
October 28, 2020
(From L-R) USDA Rural Development State Director Robert Hosford, U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, Yadtel CEO Mitzie Branon, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand, North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler, and U.S. Rep. Ted Budd.

Yadtel Receives $2.3 Million Grant to Expand Broadband

“Access to high-speed internet is a cornerstone of prosperity, and unfortunately, many of America’s rural communities lack access to this critical infrastructure….Connecting America’s rural communities to this essential infrastructure is one of the USDA’s top priorities because we know that when rural America thrives, all of America thrives,” United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand said during a grant award ceremony at Yadkin Valley Telephone Membership Corporation headquarters in Yadkinville on Monday.  USDA ReConnect Program Yadtel Telecom received a $2.3 million ReConnect Program grant from the USDA to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network to […]
October 26, 2020

Davie County Halloween Activities

Gather your little ghouls and goblins! From pumpkin carving parties to spooky movies to a Halloween Hootenany at Cognition, Davie County has a week full of safe, fun activities to help your family celebrate Halloween this year.  Pumpkin Carving Parties October 26-29th Davie County Recreation and Parks has several opportunities for family-friendly fun beginning with pumpkin carving parties every day through Thursday. The meadow at the Davie County Community Park at 151 Southwood Drive in Mocksville has been transformed into a pumpkin patch for you and your family. Pick out a pumpkin to carve or paint for only $3 each […]
October 26, 2020
Pesticides in family garage waiting for proper disposal.

FREE Pesticide Collection is Happening This Week

Free Pesticide Collection Day This Wednesday, October 28th  Do you have old pesticides taking up space in your barn, garage, or storage shed?  Dispose of them for free on Wednesday, October 28th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Yadkin County Landfill at 1149 Landfill Rd.  This free event is sponsored by the NC Cooperative Extension in conjunction with the NC Department of Agriculture and is available for Yadkin, Davie, and surrounding counties.  The pesticide products that will be accepted include: Herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and rodenticides New, unopened and partially-used products Banned & outdated pesticides Items that will not […]
October 21, 2020

Global Production Powerhouse, Special Event Services Dedicates New Headquarters in Mocksville

Davie County Economic Development Commission Welcomes SES Davie County officially entered the glitz and glam world of show business this month as Special Event Services (SES) dedicated its new headquarters in Mocksville.   Founded in 1986 by Jim Brammer and Jeff Cranfill in Brammer’s Winston-Salem garage, SES is an industry leader in audio, lighting, video, design, staging, and live event production for businesses, religious organizations, and major recording artists.  SES counts 18 Grammy-Award winning artists among its clients. It worked on 46 tours and more than 850 shows in 2019 that entertained more than 7.25 million attendees. The company’s star-studded line-up […]
October 16, 2020
Davie County Early voting locations and times

Early Voting 2020 Has Begun

One-stop early voting in Davie County has begun, giving voters plenty of opportunities to cast their ballots for everything from the president of the United States to other federal, state, and local offices before the November 3rd election. Early voting sites are the Brock Gym at 644 North Main Street, Cornerstone Christian Church at 1585 NC Hwy 801 North, and Jerusalem Volunteer Fire Department at 7185 NC Hwy 801 South. All are in Mocksville.   The hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Saturdays October 17th and 24th 8 a.m – 6 p.m. and Saturday, October 31st from […]
October 15, 2020

Final Census Count Due Today

Today is the final day to be counted! If you have not already done so, please take 10 minutes today to make a difference for our community! Despite a two-week 2020 Census extension, North Carolina is still below our 2010 self-response rate of 64.8% and our rate is far below the national average. North Carolina is currently ranked 36 out of 50 states and D.C. for the self-response rate. This low self-response rate puts North Carolina at an increased risk of an undercount, jeopardizing our fair share of federal dollars for the next decade. Although ranked fourth in the state, […]
October 12, 2020
The Count on ME NC Program and Restaurant door that says open

Count on Me NC Program Protects Our Community

Count on Me NC “We’re all in this together,” says Davie County Chamber of Commerce President Caroline Moser. “As North Carolina’s restaurants, hotels, attractions, and shops reopen, we all have a role to play to keep one another safe and healthy.” She encourages all area businesses to participate in Count on Me NC, a public health initiative that empowers guests and businesses to help keep everyone safe from COVID-19. “Participating in Count on Me NC gives our patrons an added level of confidence in knowing that we are serious about protecting their health and well-being. It benefits our businesses and […]
October 7, 2020
Front building of the Food Freaks Unique Burger Barn is located in the former Pizza Barn at 720 Wilkesboro Street, Mocksville

You’ll Freak Out Over This Unique Burger Experience

Craving an awesome burger? Look no farther than Food Freaks Unique Burger Company.  Formerly a food truck with a cult-like following, Food Freaks now has a restaurant at 720 Wilkesboro Street in Mocksville. The restaurant officially opened on October 2nd and is celebrating its grand opening all week long with food specials and live music.   Owner, Brandon Cassidy, is thrilled with the response so far. “Our family of employees, wife, four kids, and I want to thank you all for the amazing show of love and support. Like many, we have struggled during this weird and challenging time in our […]