March 12, 2021
Curious little child girl having fun using digital tablet alone embracing toy sitting on floor, happy preschool smart kid playing with computer looking at screen watching Letterland Videos online at home

Early Literacy Videos Support Davie County Pre-K Teachers and Families During Pandemic

Once the camera is ready, Stephanie Nelson begins to record another learning video for Davie County’s preschool teachers and the families of children who are learning from home. Nelson, Davie County’s preschool collaborative teacher, was hired with funds from DavieLEADS (Literacy Empowers All in Davie to Succeed), a five-year, $2.5 million grant initiative between Davie County Schools (DCS) and the Mebane Foundation to improve kindergarten readiness and to increase the percentage of students reading proficiently by the end of third grade. Her role is to support preschool teachers across the county in their understanding of kindergarten readiness based on the […]
January 20, 2021
Davie County Senior Services provides seniors with accessible services and opportunities for fellowship, fun, and learning through activities and programs that enrich lives.

Senior Services Meeting and Activity Schedule

Davie County seniors are invited to “meet” with Davie County Commissioners and town representatives from Bermuda Run, Cooleemee, and Mocksville on Thursday, January  21st, at 1:00 p.m. Anyone over the age of 55 is invited to join in via Zoom, phone (toll-free number), or parking lot radio. This will be a time to ask all of your questions plus voice suggestions, concerns, or praises. Contact Davie County Senior Services at 336-753-6230 to sign up for this event and let them know if you will be attending via parking lot or Zoom. Senior Services is Planning an Eventful 2021! This is […]
January 19, 2021
The Dragonfly House is located at 387 Valley Road in Mocksville.

Child Abuse Escalating in Davie & Davidson Counties Because of Pandemic

By Jeanna Baxter White Amber’s* step-dad had been touching her at night. The middle-schooler reported that “he had done some stuff to her that she didn’t want,” but it wasn’t until she went back to school in August that she was able to tell a teacher who reported the situation to law enforcement. Amber is just one of the 369 children devastated by the effects of sexual abuse, child abuse, or severe neglect that The Dragonfly House Children’s Advocacy Center saw in 2020, according to Executive Director Brandi Reagan. Even one case is too many, and cases like this are […]
December 21, 2020

Extraordinary Times Call for Extraordinary Help: Davie County Non-Profits Need Your Help Now More Than Ever

Susan*, a single mom with two children, temporarily lost her job as a waitress when the pandemic hit and was evicted from her basement apartment because she could no longer pay her rent. She didn’t qualify for unemployment and her ex-husband, who also lost his job, was no longer required to pay child support. The family was forced to move into a motel which they also couldn’t afford.   “We have also seen an increase in clients that are at-risk for homelessness and since we don’t have a shelter, our motels have filled up with families who have lost their jobs […]
December 3, 2020

Mebane Foundation Grant Expands Reach Out and Read Program in Davie County Medical Practices

By Jeanna Baxter White Anyone who has ever looked into the eyes of a child entranced by the soothing cadence of Goodnight Moon knows that shared reading is magical. “One of the best ways to engage with young children is through looking at books together. Every time a parent or caregiver snuggles with a child on their lap to read a book, a message is sent to the child that they are loved and will be okay,” explains Callee Boulware, regional director for Reach Out and Read Carolinas (RORC).“ Shared reading helps to develop not only strong parent-child bonds, but […]
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 […]
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 […]