July 10, 2020

Davie County Chamber of Commerce to Host Signature Women’s Luncheon Virtually

2020 Signature Women’s Luncheon The Davie County Chamber of Commerce will host its 2020 Annual Signature Women’s Luncheon virtually on Wednesday, July 22nd at 11:30 a.m. The featured presentation is “Exploring the World for Medicine while Exploring the World Within” by Amy Greeson. Come learn how one woman has traveled the world seeking medical treatments for our country. “While we are sad that we cannot meet in person this year, we have a wonderful event planned for you, and we look forward to continuing our tradition of celebrating the wonderful ladies of Davie County!” said Caroline Moser, Davie Chamber president. […]
June 30, 2020

Energy United Property Ties in With Mocksville’s Comprehensive Plan

By Jeanna Baxter White The largest single-owner piece of property in downtown Mocksville will soon be on the market.  Energy United is selling a five-acre tract that starts at the corner of Sanford Avenue and Salisbury Street, includes Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater and the Energy United building, and ends in the West Depot corridor. The utility has given the Davie County Economic Development Commission (DCEDC) the right to purchase the property before it goes on the market.  DFI Analysis Will Provide Ideas For Property’s Uses & Community Value Recognizing the value of the property for downtown development and expansion, the […]
June 25, 2020

The Suite Place on Main Opens in Mocksville

A unique new place to stay in Mocksville celebrated its grand opening on June 22nd with an equally unique virtual ribbon-cutting hosted by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce.  Owner Chuck Taylor provided a walkthrough of The Suite Place on Main, a charming guest house at 472 N. Main Street via Facebook Live.  “We are grateful that Facebook Live is available in the COVID19 era.  We were able to have a far greater reach than we could have had with a traditional open house,” said Chuck. “We would not have been able to fit the 120 people who attended the […]
June 23, 2020

State Grant Will Enable Infrastructure Improvements

$175,000 Grant Awarded to Mocksville for Infrastructure Improvements  By Jeanna Baxter White The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority has awarded the Town of Mocksville a $175,000  Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to support a sewer line extension to a site near Interstate 40 where Special Event Services (SES) is expanding its operations. SES, headquartered in Winston-Salem, provides audio, lighting, design, staging, and live event productions for businesses, religious organizations, and major recording artists. The company expects to create 14 jobs and invest $8,850,000 in this expansion project.  Founded in 1986 by Jim Brammer and Jeff Cranfill in Brammer’s Winston-Salem garage, […]
June 22, 2020

Davie Could Miss Out On Millions of Dollars

Help Davie County Receive its Share of Federal Funding  Did you know that the U.S. Treasury Department used 2010 census data to divvy out $150 billion in CARES Act coronavirus relief? The 2020 Census is in full swing and it’s essential that everyone in Davie County is counted so that we get our full share of future funding.   “Adequate funding is a desperate need of every municipality in the country,” said Mocksville Town Manager Matt Settlemyer.  “These dollars will support a multitude of programs including economic development, recreation,  hurricane relief, and highway planning and construction for the next decade.”  “Basically, […]
June 18, 2020

Davie Chamber Gives $2,000 to Support IGNITE DAVIE

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce recently donated $2,000 to the Davie Community Foundation to support IGNITE DAVIE, a college promise program which will provide Davie County students the opportunity to continue their education beyond high school graduation through college assistance. The funds came from the sale of iShopDavie cards that offer discounts to area businesses, Keith Beck’s idea to support both IGNITE DAVIE and local businesses at the same time.  “IGNITE DAVIE is such an amazing opportunity for the students of Davie County,” said Beck, an agent with Farm Bureau in Mocksville and treasurer for the Davie County Chamber […]
June 16, 2020

Davie County Youth Have Organized a March for Unity This Week in Mocksville

What is racial disparity and why is it so hard for us to talk about?  A team of eight Davie County young people have organized a peaceful protest and march this Thursday, June 18th, in hopes of opening that conversation within our community.   Black Lives Matter The event, which supports the Black Lives Matter movement, will kick off at Rich Park at 4:30 with an invocation and introduction and time for participants to get organized to march together to Main Street Park in downtown Mocksville. Speakers include activists PJ Peck and Shante Mendelez; Davie County Early College Teacher Angela Griffey; […]
June 15, 2020

The Station Opens in Mocksville

The brick building at the corner of Main Street and Gaither Street in downtown Mocksville opened in 1920 as Kurfees & Ward Pure Oil, followed by Boger Service Station and a series of galleries, gift shops, and a used bookstore. Now it’s The Station, a modern-day general store and taproom. “We are a little different than an old-fashioned general store,” said owner Suzanne Lakey, with a laugh, “we don’t sell wheelbarrows.” They do sell old-fashioned candy out of tin tubs, soda in glass bottles, and a variety of unique gift items. They also sell a rotating list of flavors of […]
June 5, 2020

Sunday is National Boone Day

Happy National Boone Day! Established by the Kentucky Historical Society, it is observed each year on June 7 to commemorate the day that frontiersman Daniel Boone first began exploring the valleys and forests of present-day Kentucky in 1769. The Davie County Connection While the name Daniel Boone is most often associated with Kentucky and the West, residents of Davie County know that Daniel acquired much of his fortitude, courage, endurance, resourcefulness, and marksmanship during his early adulthood living along the Forks of the Yadkin.  A legend in his lifetime, Daniel remains an iconic figure in American history.  Davie County celebrates […]