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.   […]
August 20, 2020

Cooleemee Will Get-Out-the Count!

Who doesn’t love a parade? On Monday, August 24th, beginning at 6 p.m., a caravan of fire trucks, police cars, emergency services vehicles, along with a few ATVs or golf carts will proceed up and down every street in Cooleemee encouraging residents to take part in the 2020 Census.  The 2020 Census is each resident’s opportunity to make a decade of a difference in the community. Since March, the percentage of Cooleemee residents who have participated in the US Census has lagged behind the average response rate in Davie County and the state. In an effort to increase their town’s […]
August 18, 2020

Davie County Mom Returns Home to Childhood Property with Help from Clayton Homes and Family Promise

Sometimes dreams do come true, just ask Sonya Allen. Allen and her two teenage children, Smitty and Elaine, experienced homelessness after a water main break forced them to permanently move out of the home they owned. The family spent time in Family Promise of Davie County’s shelter program before moving into a transitional home owned by Hope Homes, another local nonprofit.  Partnership Offers Hope During her time at Family Promise, Allen often spoke with Executive Director Lisa Foster about her dream to move back to the land where she grew up in Advance, NC. She owned the property, but the […]
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 […]
August 12, 2020

Big Oak Ranch/Gold Leaf Training Celebrates Grand Opening in Mocksville

Big Oak Ranch/Gold Leaf Training celebrated its grand opening on Tuesday, August 11th, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce and a Business After Hours event hosted by Nathan Broyles of Nationwide Insurance. Despite the heat, family, friends, and chamber members turned out to congratulate new owner, Amanda Lowe, and to tour the facility and stroke the horses. Attendees were treated to light refreshments and wine from RayLen Vineyards.  Located at 3604 US Hwy 158 in Mocksville, Big Oak Ranch is a full-service training and boarding facility and offers riding and driving lessons for ages […]
July 30, 2020

Discover Davie County Unveils 20 in 20 Contest

Make 2020 the year you really explore Davie County! The Davie County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a 20 in 20 contest beginning August 1st, 2020, as part of its Discover Davie County tourism initiative.   Enjoy new spots and old favorites! Catch a drive-in movie at Davie County Community Park, spark your imagination at Cognition, sip a glass of wine and watch the sunset at a local winery, or grab a bite to eat at your favorite restaurant.  “We started this campaign to showcase all that is available in our community with the added bonus of supporting our local businesses,” […]
July 13, 2020

What is Open at the New Davie County Community Park?

The countdown is almost over!  After six years of extensive resident input, park design master planning, and construction, the eagerly awaited Davie County Community Park, including the Splashpad, opens tomorrow, Tuesday, July 14th.  “Words cannot express how excited our team is to finally open this gem up to the public!” exclaimed Whitney Fitzsimons, special events & marketing coordinator for Davie County Recreation & Parks.  “There are obvious modifications to our opening that we did not expect would be necessary when we first started planning for our grand opening. However, we all agree that having the park open for use was […]
June 25, 2020

The Suite Place on Main Opens in Mocksville

A unique new place to stay in Mocksville celebrated its grand opening on June 22nd with an equally unique virtual ribbon-cutting hosted by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce.  Owner Chuck Taylor provided a walkthrough of The Suite Place on Main, a charming guest house at 472 N. Main Street via Facebook Live.  “We are grateful that Facebook Live is available in the COVID19 era.  We were able to have a far greater reach than we could have had with a traditional open house,” said Chuck. “We would not have been able to fit the 120 people who attended the […]
June 22, 2020

Davie Could Miss Out On Millions of Dollars

Help Davie County Receive its Share of Federal Funding  Did you know that the U.S. Treasury Department used 2010 census data to divvy out $150 billion in CARES Act coronavirus relief? The 2020 Census is in full swing and it’s essential that everyone in Davie County is counted so that we get our full share of future funding.   “Adequate funding is a desperate need of every municipality in the country,” said Mocksville Town Manager Matt Settlemyer.  “These dollars will support a multitude of programs including economic development, recreation,  hurricane relief, and highway planning and construction for the next decade.”  “Basically, […]