January 18, 2021
Despite a little rain, both recipients and staff stayed dry thanks to shelters provided for use free of charge by Special Event Services

Davie County Vaccination Clinics Can Now Run Rain or Shine Thanks to Special Event Services

Over 1,000 Davie County residents are one step closer to COVID-19 immunity following a drive-thru vaccination clinic at Davie County Community Park on Friday, January 15, 2021. Despite a little rain, both recipients and staff stayed dry thanks to shelters provided for use free of charge by Special Event Services (SES).  SES, which dedicated its new headquarters in Mocksville in October, is an industry leader in audio, lighting, video, design, staging, and live event production for businesses, religious organizations, and major recording artists. With live events on hold because of the pandemic, the company offered to build two drive-through shelters […]
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 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 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 1, 2020

Ingersoll Rand Continues Investing In And Empowering Employees

Ingersoll Rand Awards $150 Million Equity Grant to Global Workforce; Grant Value Equal to 20% of An Employee’s Annual Base Cash Compensation* Granting Ownership to all Employees Highlights Company Purpose “ Lean on Us to Help You Make Life Better ” and Core Value of “We Think and Act Like Owners” DAVIDSON, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ingersoll Rand Inc. (NYSE: IR), a global provider of mission-critical flow creation and industrial solutions, celebrated its $150 million equity grant to nearly 16,000 employees worldwide with a virtual ringing of The Opening Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). “This is a $150 million […]
September 29, 2020
Census 2020 Final Call for Davie County

Time is Running Out to Complete the Census

Did you know that your ten minutes will positively impact our community for the next 10 years? This Wednesday, September 30, is the final day to complete the 2020 Census. So far, 70.6% of Davie County residents have responded, but that means almost one third have not, leaving millions of dollars in much-needed funding at risk.  “It is so simple…your response to the 2020 Census equals more money for Davie County programs/needs/opportunities which benefits all residents,” said Terry Bralley, president of Davie County Economic Development. “What a shame to leave 30% of what could be DOLLARS  for Davie to other […]
September 22, 2020
Two girls drink cool clean drinking water from glasses in their homy kitchen.

Long Term Water Strategy Will Allow for Maximum Economic Growth

Davie County and the Town of Mocksville are partnering on a long-term water strategy to secure the county’s water supply and to allow for economic growth over the next 20 or more years in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.    Davie County owns and operates the 2.6 mgd (million gallons per day)  Cooleemee Water Treatment Plant (WTP) in southern Davie County with an intake on the South Yadkin River. The Town of Mocksville owns the 3.0 mgd Hugh A. Lagle WTP with an intake on Hunting Creek. Both water treatment facilities are at the end of their useful life.   […]
September 7, 2020
Bus Safety Solutions Extended arm prevents cars from passing schoool busses illegaly

Bus Safety Innovator Seeks to Move Operations to Mocksville

By Jeanna Baxter White Bus Safety Solutions is planning a move to Mocksville,  bringing ten jobs to the community, and infusing new life into an old building. The company has outgrown its current space on Westpoint Boulevard in Winston-Salem and is eager to relocate to Davie County, where its president and vice-president are residents.  “We are bursting at the seams and would love to bring our company to the community where we live,” said Scott Geyer, vice-president. Renovation and Revitalization Plans Bus Safety Solutions would use the building to assemble Extended Stop Arms and Transit Curtain PPE for school buses. […]
August 14, 2020

Census Bureau Begins Door to Door Visits

If you haven’t completed the census, expect a knock on your door. This week, the U.S. Census Bureau began following up with households nationwide that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.  Based on the current national self-response rate of 63.3%, the Census Bureau estimates it will need to visit about 56 million addresses to collect responses in person. As of August 9th, Davie County ranked fourth in the state, with 67.7% of the county’s residents having responded. But that means thousands still need to be counted, and millions of dollars in federal funds are yet at stake.   Up […]