July 15, 2021
L to R- Jeff Lagle, Brian Moore, Dale Thompson, Garrett Fulton, Brandon Horne, Patrick Beck, and Travis Disher Not pictured is Lawrence Potts - TOwn of Mocksville's Public Works Department

Unsung Heroes: Mocksville’s Public Works Department Works Behind the Scenes Maintaining Critical Infrastructure

It’s 4:30 a.m. on a Friday morning. While most residents are still sleeping, Mocksville’s Public Works Department is already checking manholes to make sure water and sewer lines are flowing properly before the weekend.  Their goal is to complete the work while usage is low and traffic is light and to be off the roads and out of residents’ way by daylight, explained Director Brian Moore. This is one of the many, often unnoticed, ways the department serves the community daily.  Ensuring uninterrupted water and sewer service means maintaining the water and sewer plants and pump stations; trimming, mowing, and […]
July 14, 2021

Local Corporation Invests in Community Youth

First-Ever Engineering Showcase at New Children’s Museum Young local engineers show off their cardboard trains and mini-golf creations at the first-ever COGNITION showcase event sponsored by Ashley Furniture. COGNITION’s Cardboard Engineering Summer Showcase is taking place on Saturday, July 24from 3-5 p.m. at COGNITION Davie (119 N. Salisbury Street). Children will showcase theircreations made in Cardboard Engineering Camps at COGNITION and DCS SummerEnrichment sessions. The camps were made possible due to the generous donation of buildingmaterials and engineering training for instructors by Ashley Furniture. Families in attendance can play the courses created in the camps, watching the children’s workcome to […]
July 6, 2021

FREE Concert on the Mocksville Square Saturday, July 10 – Moxie

Following the awesome kickoff by The Usual Suspects, Moxie comes to the Mocksville Square on July 10 from 7-10 p.m., bringing a variety of pop, soul, R&B, and funk music from all eras! ​Moxie is based out of the Winston-Salem area, and is ready to play some high-energy music for Mocksville that is sure to have you out of your seat! Click here to take a listen!  From the Moxie webpage, “If you like artists like Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, and Tina Turner, then Moxie is the band for you. Our playlist is packed with songs that people […]
June 22, 2021

Summertime Cinema: Movie Nights in Davie County

Davie County’s summer movie nights from both the Town of Mocksville and Davie County Recreation and Parks are here! Bring out family and friends for local outdoor cinematic entertainment. Town of Mocksville Movies held at 192 North Main Street Saturday, July 17 @ 8:30 p.m. – Trolls World Tour Saturday, August 21 @ 8:30 p.m. – Abominable On July 17, don’t miss DreamWorks’ comedic animated musical, Trolls World Tour. Trolls World Tour is a sequel to 2016’s Trolls, but don’t be afraid to come out if you haven’t seen the first one! Rated PG, Trolls World Tour takes audiences on […]
June 18, 2021

Summertime Sensations: Live Music in Davie County

Davie County will be alive with the sweet sound of music this summer as Bermuda Run, Mocksville, and Davie County Recreation and Parks offer a multitude of free concerts that are sure to have you tapping, clapping, and singing along. With a mix of Pop, Rock, R&B, Beach Music, and classics from all decades, there will be something for music lovers of all ages.  Community organizers are thrilled to be back in the music business after COVID forced the cancellation of all concerts last summer. Davie County Community Park The newest summer concert series will be held at the Davie […]
June 17, 2021

Baseball is Hot This Summer

From the crack of a bat to the roar of the crowd to the smell of fresh popcorn, there’s something about an evening spent watching baseball at Mando Field at Rich Park.  This summer, Mocksville’s own “Field of Dreams” will feature Mocksville-Davie American Legion Baseball junior and senior teams as well as the Mocksville Muscadines, a summer collegiate team that is part of North Carolina’s Old North State League.  Mocksville’s Boys of Summer will play home games three nights in a row beginning tonight, June 17th, at 7 p.m. It will be a double-header on Tuesday, June 22nd as Junior […]
June 16, 2021

Mebane Foundation Provides Free Fridays at COGNITION

Catherine (3) says she wants to be a doctor. James (5) wants to “build like daddy.”  “COGNITION meets both of their interests,” said their mom, Katie Sanders. “ It offers wonderful hands-on activities and keeps the kids away from screen time which we try to limit. We feel very fortunate that the community chose to invest in this space for our children and future children.”  “It’s nice to have something in the area for children to do, particularly on rainy days,” said Christiana Day who brought her three-year-old daughter, Hadley. Activities for All Age Groups Initially built through a community-wide […]
June 8, 2021

You’re Invited to Visit COGNITION

By Jeanna Baxter White COGNITION of Davie invites you to come play, learn, and grow as it kicks off its modified reopening on Wednesday, June 9th by partnering with Davie County Recreation and Parks for their free Mobile Rec Day from 10 a.m. – noon.  A wealth of exciting special opportunities are also beginning including Camp Cognition Cardboard Engineering, Free Fridays, farm-to-table cooking activities, and Adulting 101 classes.   COGNITION is a community-driven, interactive space that promotes exploration, learning, and innovation with the goal of investing in current and future generations, explained Cammie Webb, chair of Cognition’s board of directors. “We […]
May 11, 2021
Close-up of the keys of the new empty apartment with moving boxes on the floor

Mocksville Addresses Housing Shortage

North Carolina has a housing shortage.  Since February of 2020, the number of available homes in North Carolina has dropped by more than 50%, and the prices have increased by 6.5 – 7.9 percent, economic strategist Ted Abernethy, Economic Leadership LLC,  shared during his State of Davie address in April.  Davie County is no exception. While four income-based apartment complexes have been constructed in the last five years, there have been few single-family homes built. After a high of 445 homes in 2005, the banking crisis of 2008 hit, and only 334 permits were requested between 2009 – 2014. Building […]