March 3, 2020
Davie County Courthouse in Historic downtown Mocksville

A Great Day to be in Davie County

Note: This article, by Mike Barnhardt, was originally published in the Davie County Enterprise-Record and is republished here with permission. “It’s a great day to be in Davie County.” Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, used to say that every time there was an announcement about a new business or that one already here was expanding. He was right. Business success means a community is economically thriving. Then, the Chamber of Commerce and other officials started using the phrase for the opening of all types of businesses, big and small. They were right, too. While the […]
January 4, 2019

Schools, businesses working together can only help

  I was a long-haired 11th grader in Carolyn Beaver’s journalism class at Davie High School when I decided that would be my career path. Journalism. Newspaper work. I never got rich, but I don’t regret that decision. And the 11th grade is not too early to begin thinking about a career choice. Heck, eighth grade isn’t too early, either, just don’t set anything into stone at that young of an age. As editor of the student newspaper at Chowan College, I learned quickly that when you’re the editor of a newspaper at a Baptist college, it’s probably best not […]