December 5, 2023

Davie County Schools Celebrates the new Mebane Education Center

Davie County Schools has officially unveiled its new central administration building, the Mebane Education Center. Aptly named in honor of the gifts the Mebane Foundation has given to the Davie County School System throughout the years, its opening was celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 28th. The ceremony marked a significant milestone for the larger community and school system, fulfilling a plan set out with the bond referendum to build the new high school passed back in 2014. Included in the referendum were plans to convert the former high school building into central administration offices. Over the past 25 […]
November 20, 2023

Empowering Young Minds: Mebane Foundation Supports STEAM Storytime at Cognition

Cognition Davie Children’s Museum is dedicated to promoting educational outcomes and exploration. While the nonprofit provides opportunities for people of all ages to play, learn, and grow, one program in particular consistently shines bright. In partnership with the Mebane Foundation, an innovative program called STEAM Storytime is making significant strides in early childhood literacy. STEAM Storytime: Igniting a Passion for Reading STEAM Storytime integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math activities with engaging storytelling for young children. Cognition’s program comprises a reading session followed by a related STEAM activity or craft, concluding with playtime in the museum’s main exhibit area.  […]
November 13, 2023

November is Career Development Month at Davie County High School

Are you a Davie County High School student wondering what the future holds for you after graduation? Look no further! November is National Career Development Month, and Davie County High School is gearing up for an exciting Career Development Week, beginning on November 13th.  Throughout this month, the Career and Technical Education (CTE) department at Davie is using flex and lunch times to bring students an array of guest speakers and learning opportunities. Students can gain valuable insights from professionals, explore various career paths, and network with the possibility of job shadowing or internship opportunities. From army recruiters to wildlife […]
November 9, 2023

New Veterans Center Opens Its Doors in Mocksville 

Just outside of downtown Mocksville, a small beacon of hope is quietly tucked away. This month, the Veterans View Intake Center is set to officially open its doors and accept its first residents. The center takes a unique and holistic approach to serving the needs of both veterans and their families in the community. And it all started with a radical idea. The Veterans View Intake Center, known as VVIC, is dedicated to helping veterans and their families reach their full potential and lead fulfilling lives. The organization’s mission is to provide comprehensive care addressing the physical, emotional, and social […]
November 7, 2023

IGNITE DAVIE and Pro Refrigeration – a Success Story at Work

Max Martinez’s journey from a recent graduate to a successful technician at Pro Refrigeration in Mocksville is a testament to the transformative power of the  IGNITE DAVIE College Promise. The program not only benefits students, but provides invaluable employees to our local businesses, fostering a brighter future for this community. The 2022 graduate of Davie County High School (DCHS) initially had plans to attend a four-year college but was persuaded by some of his peers and elders to pursue a trade free of charge through IGNITE DAVIE.  IGNITE DAVIE is a place-based last-dollar scholarship, meaning students must live in and […]
September 13, 2022

Mocksville Approves New Strategic Plan

The Mocksville Town Board has approved a new strategic plan, which will guide the town’s decision-making for the next three to five years. This was adopted along with new mission, vision, and values statements. Mocksville Town Manager, Ken Gamble, noted that developing this framework has been over a year in the making. “It was a combination of working with the board, working with the department heads, and also looking at what was developed when we went through the comprehensive planning process back in 2019 because there was significant public involvement in that process that we wanted to leverage.” “So, why […]
September 1, 2022

Kaplan Early Learning Company to Open Warehouse in Mocksville

Kaplan Early Learning Company, an international provider of preschool products that enhance learning for children ages birth to age 8, has chosen Mocksville to expand the warehousing capacity for one of its affiliates, Guidecraft.  Guidecraft, which designs, manufactures, and sells educational toys and creative furniture, will move its products to Mocksville from its previous warehouse space in New Jersey. A dominant player in the niche market of children’s furnishings, Guidecraft saw accelerated growth during the pandemic as parents sought to create spaces for schooling at home.  The 92,000-square-foot facility in the SouthPoint Business Park off of US Highway 601 N. […]