May 16, 2023

All-America City Award Application Highlights What Makes Davie County Special – Part III

Everyone who lives in Davie County knows what a special place it is. Soon other communities around the country will know it as well. Last month, the National Civic League selected Davie County as a finalist for this year’s All-America City Award. We will now compete against 19 other communities in Denver, Colorado, June 9-11, 2023. This year’s theme is “Creating Thriving Communities through Youth Engagement.” The 2023 award seeks to identify communities that are breaking down barriers to meaningful youth participation and enacting programs that will improve the quality of life for youth and, by extension, all members of […]
May 9, 2023

All-America City Award Application Highlights What Makes Davie County Special – Part II

Everyone who lives in Davie County knows what a special place it is.  Soon other communities around the country will know it as well. Last month, the National Civic League selected Davie County as a finalist for this year’s All-America City Award. We will now compete against 19 other communities in Denver, Colorado, June 9-11, 2023.   This year’s theme is “Creating Thriving Communities through Youth Engagement.” The 2023 award seeks to identify communities that are breaking down barriers to meaningful youth participation and enacting programs that will improve the quality of life for youth and, by extension, all members of […]
May 4, 2023

Another Win for Davie County – Avgol to Invest $100 Million & Create 52 New Jobs

Global manufacturer Avgol is investing approximately $100 million to expand its Mocksville facility to include both a sixth multibeam spunlaid production line and a laminate finishing line to meet the growing domestic demand for its ultra-lightweight nonwoven fabrics. The investment will create 52 new jobs by Dec. 31, 2024, at an average annual wage of $55,647. The company currently has 260 employees at its facility at 178 Avgol Drive. Grants & Incentives The company will receive incentives of up to $1.1 million from the county and $416,788 from Mocksville once the investment and job-creation targets are met. In addition, the […]
May 3, 2023

Davie County Intersection Scheduled for Summer Roundabout Construction

Road closures for Mocksville’s Wilkesboro Street roundabout began May 1st, and construction will continue until the end of August. The NC Department of Transportation (DOT) assures everyone that all businesses in the area will continue to be accessible throughout the project and will issue maps and updates throughout the process.  The closures affect the intersection of Wilkesboro Street, Yadkinville Road, Mumford Drive, and Meroney Street. Traffic will be detoured to Salisbury Street and Valley Road to access portions of Wilkesboro Street and Yadkinville Road. Local traffic will be able to access locations on either side of the project site up […]
May 2, 2023

All-American City Award Application Highlights What Makes Davie County Special

Everyone who lives in Davie County knows what a special place it is. Soon other communities around the country will know it as well. Last month, the National Civic League selected Davie County as a finalist for this year’s All-America City Award. We will now compete against 19 other communities in Denver, Colorado, June 9-11, 2023. This year’s theme is “Creating Thriving Communities through Youth Engagement.” The 2023 award seeks to identify communities that are breaking down barriers to meaningful youth participation and enacting programs that will improve the quality of life for youth and, by extension, all members of […]
April 26, 2023

Celebrate 30 Years! – Mocksville to Hold Arbor Day Celebration on April 29th

The Town of Mocksville will be celebrating its 30th year as Tree City USA and Arbor Day 2023 on Friday, April 28th. You are invited to attend the recognition ceremony at 10 a.m. in the gym of the Davie Family YMCA, 215 Cemetery Street.   During the celebration, Mayor Will Marklin will read the Arbor Day proclamation, and Ranger Michael Huffman from the North Carolina Forest Service will present the Tree City USA 2022 Award.  Because of the rainy forecast, Huffman will present a short tree-related program for students from Mocksville Elementary School in lieu of planting trees at Rich Park […]
April 26, 2023

Daniel Boone Family Festival, Saturday, May 6th, will Dish up Food, Fun, Music, and a Heapin’ Helpin’ of History

Free Community Event! 10 a.m. –  7:30 p.m. The Daniel Boone Family Festival will be held in Historic Downtown Mocksville on Saturday, May 6th, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., with entertainment on the outdoor stage continuing until  7:30 p.m. Featuring local artisans,  historical tours throughout the county, food,  live music, and a kids’ area with free inflatables and balloon artistry, there’s something for everyone at this all-day event!  Brush up on Your Boone History Before the Festival  Get ready for the festival by brushing up on your Daniel Boone history. Michelle DeLapp, president of the Wachovia Historical Society, will […]
April 18, 2023

IGNITE DAVIE is Meeting the Needs of Both Students and Employers

IGNITE DAVIE is proving to be a win-win for students and local employers alike.  Thanks to Davie’s college promise program, Robby Bostic started a career as an HVAC installer without educational debt, and Webb Heating & Air Conditioning gained a valuable new employee.  IGNITE DAVIE is a place-based last-dollar scholarship, meaning students must live in and attend school in Davie County. All eligible high school graduates, regardless of financial need or academic ability, can continue their education and training to open the door to better career opportunities and increased earning potential. Beginning with the Class of 2020, IGNITE DAVIE pays […]
April 18, 2023

The Power of an Hour – Family Promise Day of Giving to Raise Funds and Homelessness Awareness

Imagine you are the single mother of a 16-year-old son. You live on a minimal income with little familial support. Your landlord decides to sell the home you’ve been renting for the past few years, and you only have 30 days to find a new home. Fair market rent prices have increased significantly over the past three years and you cannot find an affordable place to live. Your 30 days are up, and you have nowhere to go. You work up the courage to go to a shelter only to find out that you will not be able to stay […]