June 10, 2024
A sports complex with a green field featuring soccer goalposts and a red corner flag in the foreground. A two-story building with white walls and a large, covered porch is in the background. People are scattered around the field and building.

National Magazine Ranks Bermuda Run’s Truist Sports Park Among Top 10 U.S. Soccer and Lacrosse Facilities

Truist Sports Park in Bermuda Run has been ranked 7th in SportsEvents Media Group’s “Top 10 Soccer and Lacrosse Facilities in the US.   According to the May 2024 issue of SportsEvents Magazine, the ranking of the top soccer and lacrosse facilities results from the active participation of its readers. Each year, readers of the sporting events planning magazine can vote for their favorite facilities over a month-long period by liking, commenting, and sharing photos of their choice on social media. Once the voting period concludes, the top 10 are featured in a print version of SportsEvents. Truist Sports Park, formerly […]
March 27, 2024

Forging a Legacy: Fuller Welding is Investing in the Future

In 1972, Phil Fuller set out to start his own business, embarking on a lifelong journey in localmanufacturing. At just 19 years old, his determination and passion for welding helped him lay the foundation for what would become Fuller Welding and Fabricators, Inc. (Fuller Welding) in Mocksville. Today, over five decades later, Fuller Welding stands as a testament to his commitment to bothcraftsmanship and the community. “I went through the Forsyth Technical Community College welding program in 1971. I started this business because I was interested in the welding profession, and now, it’s turned into so much more than that.” […]
February 5, 2024

DEX Heavy Duty Parts: A Driving Force in Sustainable Business

DEX Heavy Duty Parts (DEX), a subsidiary of the Volvo Group, is the country’s largest supplier of renovated, recycled, and surplus heavy-duty and all-makes truck parts for medium and heavy-duty trucks. The company has more than 3 million parts on hand across more than 30,000 different part types covering all makes and models at its headquarters in Advance. But DEX is far more than a supplier of truck parts. Since relocating to Davie County in 2014, the company has emerged as a key player in sustainable business practices and is a significant contributor to both the community and the economy. […]
January 13, 2024

Students at Davie High School Create Synergies with Local Businesses

Students in drafting classes at Davie County High School (DCHS) are constantly creating, tinkering, and innovating. Driven by identifying and solving problems, their projects encompass everything from a mold for synthetic fishing worms to cell phone holders for their cars.  These product solutions have been used in students’ personal lives, other DCHS classrooms, and even in local manufacturing businesses. Some solutions are benefitting companies nationwide. Student Talent – A Win for Local Company Avgol Davie High Junior Jaydon Leonard is a shining success story of the school’s internships with local manufacturers. While interning with Avgol, a nonwoven fabrics manufacturer, he […]
December 12, 2023

The Ignite Davie Program: Paving a Pathway to Success in Dentistry

The IGNITE DAVIE College Promise program is significantly impacting local students’ lives, providing them with the opportunity to pursue higher education and successful careers. Two shining examples of the program’s success are Antonia Montano and Hannah Morgan, who earned their Dental Assistant accreditation through the IGNITE DAVIE program at Davidson-Davie Community College (DDCC). Dr. Andrew Rivers swiftly hired both at Rivers Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, where they have been eager to contribute to the local practice.  Discovering IGNITE DAVIE: A Gateway to Possibilities Montano’s introduction to IGNITE DAVIE came from her guidance counselor in 2020, during her senior year at […]
August 11, 2023

When Businesses Support IGNITE DAVIE, it’s a Win, Win, Win!

As companies compete for employees, supporting IGNITE DAVIE College Promise is the long-term answer they are looking for. A new marketing program offers many rewards to participating companies while helping to raise the final $1 million to fully endow IGNITE DAVIE for future generations. Employer of Choice Program: A Win for Students, Businesses, and the Community “The Employer of Choice Program gives businesses a great opportunity to fill local positions with local workers,” said Melinda Szeliga, Davie Community Foundation COO.  “Your business will stay on the mind of graduating students while IGNITE DAVIE empowers them with the education and training […]
August 10, 2023

Muscadine Juice Available to Students Across North Carolina This School Year: Local Business Plans Free Juice Giveaway this Saturday to Celebrate

The North Carolina State Fruit, the muscadine grape, is getting some attention thanks in part to the NC Farm Act, recently passed by the General Assembly.  As part of the Act, students across the state will soon have the opportunity to choose muscadine juice as part of their school meals. Local business, Mighty Muscadine, based in Advance, North Carolina is excited to have the opportunity to help supply some of that juice to students who want a new beverage option that is both tasty and nutritious. “Our muscadine juice is 100% juice so anyone who chooses to drink Mighty Muscadine will be getting the full […]
July 25, 2023

Businesses in Wilkesboro Street Roundabout Construction Zone Remain Open

Despite ongoing construction, businesses near the intersection of Wilkesboro Street, Yadkinville Road, Mumford Drive, and Meroney Street are fully operational and easily accessible. Don’t hesitate to drop by and support your local establishments! The Town of Mocksville expressed its commitment to supporting these affected businesses as much as possible. They urge individuals to show their support by dining in or opting for takeout, engaging with the businesses’ Facebook pages, and staying updated on any announcements they make. Together, they aim to assist these establishments in navigating through the completion of the DOT project. To assist everyone in finding their way […]
July 24, 2023

Avgol Breaks Ground on $100 Million Expansion in Mocksville 

Global manufacturer Avgol broke ground this week on 63,000 SF of additional manufacturing and ancillary space as part of a $100 million investment to expand its Davie County facility to include both a sixth multibeam spunlaid production line and a laminate finishing line to meet the growing domestic demand for its ultra-lightweight nonwoven fabrics. Avgol, which has majority ownership held by Thailand’s Indorama Ventures Limited Company,  leads the global hygiene market with the most comprehensive range of ultra-lightweight spun-melt nonwoven fabrics. This new sixth line at the company’s facility in Mocksville will see Avgol investing in new Reicofil 5 (RF5) […]