December 2, 2020

Free Testing for COVID-19 Continues in Davie County

Free drive-thru testing for COVID-19 will continue through December at the Davie County Community Park and Smith Grove Community Center.   Locations & Schedule Davie County Community Park, 151 Southwood Drive, Mocksville, NC Mondays: December 7, 14, and 21                            9 AM – 6 PM  Tuesdays: December 1, 8 ,15, 22, and 29                 9 AM – 6 PM  Wednesdays: December 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30           9 AM – 6 PM    Testing will occur in the […]
December 1, 2020

Davie County Cooperative Extension Office Sponsors Community Food Drive

No one should go hungry. This year’s challenges have made the need for food donations greater than ever.  N.C. Cooperative Extension, Davie County Center, is sponsoring a food drive through December 11th to benefit local food pantries.   Drop Off Donations by December 11, 2020 There will be a collection box outside the front door of the extension office, located at 180 South Main Street in downtown Mocksville, beside the courthouse, for no-contact drop-offs. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m to 5 p.m, for large donations, just ring the doorbell for assistance.  Items Needed Non-perishable food items suggested for donation […]
November 24, 2020

Save, Support, and Celebrate This Holiday Season!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and your local merchants are ready to help you find that perfect gift for all of the special people on your list! The Davie County Chamber of Commerce has created two initiatives to highlight Davie County’s unique shops, tantalizing restaurants, and delightful services and activities to encourage everyone to support your friends, neighbors, and community by shopping local. “Shopping where you live is like giving a present to your friends, neighbors, and even yourself,” said Chamber President Caroline Moser. “When we choose to purchase goods and services in the community where we live, […]
November 24, 2020

North Carolina Tightens Mask Requirements

On Monday Governor Roy Cooper issued additional COVID-19 safety measures to tighten face-covering requirements and enforcement as cases continue to rise rapidly in North Carolina and across the country. Executive Order No. 180 goes into effect at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and runs through  5 p.m. on Friday, December 11. The order extends Phase 3 capacity limits and safety requirements and adds a face-covering requirement to several additional settings including any public indoor space, even when maintaining six feet of distance; gyms even when exercising; all schools public and private; and all public or private transportation when traveling […]
November 20, 2020

David Bone Named Davie County Manager

The Davie County Board of Commissioners met on November 18, 2020, and named David Bone as the new county manager. Bone currently serves as county manager in Martin County, NC (population of 22,671), a position he has held since 2011.  Bone has served a total of 18 years as a local government manager, having also served as the town manager in Wendell, Elizabethtown, and Chadbourn, NC. The County conducted an extensive search with the assistance of Developmental Associates to recruit and intensively screen applicants based on attributes desired by the county commissioners.  Ultimately, the board of commissioners interviewed several finalists […]
November 16, 2020

Davie Chamber Hosts 2020 Outdoor Health Fair

POSTPONED: Out of an abundance of caution and due to Davie County being a red tier community, our 2020 Outdoor Health Fair is postponed until further notice. While we understand that this is unfortunate news, the health of our team, members, and community is of utmost importance. OneBlood will be onsite from 9 am-1 pm fulfilling registrations and also accepting walk-ins. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Davie County Chamber of Commerce at (336) 751-3304. The Davie County Chamber of Commerce will present the 2020 Outdoor Health Fair on Friday, November 20th. This event, […]
November 13, 2020

Davie County Opens Free Coronavirus Testing Sites

With COVID-19 on the rise in North Carolina, Davie County Health and Human Services (DCHHSS) has announced that two large scale community testing sites will be opening for Coronavirus testing during the last two weeks of November.  OptumServe will provide no-cost drive-thru testing at the Davie County Community Park and Smith Grove Community Center in partnership with NC DHHS and DCHHSS.  No-Cost Testing Begins Monday!  Testing will be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Davie County Community Park, 151 Southwood Drive in Mocksville Monday, November 16th and 23rd; Tuesday, November 17th and 24th; and Wednesday, November 18th  […]
November 5, 2020

Davie County Public Library Resumes Regular Business Hours

Good news book lovers, the Davie County Public Library has resumed normal business hours at both the Mocksville and Cooleemee locations!  The Mocksville branch is open: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Sunday, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Mockville branch is located at 371 N. Main St. Mocksville and can be reached at (336) 753-6030.  The Cooleemee Branch is open: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and is closed for lunch each day from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. The Cooleemee Branch is located […]
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 […]