April 12, 2022

Mocksville to Hold Arbor Day Celebration on April 29th

The Town of Mocksville will hold its annual Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 29th, at 10 a.m. at Rich Park – Shelter 2, 352 Park Drive, Mocksville.  Celebrating 29 Years! Arbor Day—which literally translates to “tree” day from the Latin origin of the word arbor— celebrates the planting, upkeep, and preservation of trees. For centuries, communities spanning the globe have found various ways to honor nature and the environment. You are invited to join us for a live tree planting and recognition of the Town for achieving its 29th year as part of Tree City USA! Tree City USA […]
February 25, 2022

Town of Mocksville Kicks off 2022-2023 Budget Process

“Where there is no vision, the people perish,” said Mocksville Town Manager Ken Gamble, quoting Proverbs, as he kicked off the town’s strategic planning and budget retreat this month at the Davidson-Davie Community College. “Today we will be talking about the numbers and how to best utilize the resources that we have.”  The half-day meeting was designed to give the town board and staff the opportunity to discuss the challenges and needs facing the town during the coming year and to look at the big picture before making specific decisions about how to allocate resources.  Fortified by coffee, biscuits, and […]
February 7, 2022

Apartment Living in Historic Downtown Mocksville – The Lofts in Downtown Mocksville Now Open!

Historic Downtown Mocksville now offers an exciting new place to live! Making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, Barbara Cleary has created three modern, well-appointed apartments and an executive suite on the upper level of what was once known by Davie County residents as the Sears building.  The Lofts in Downtown Mocksville, at 119 W. Depot Street, features two one-bedroom/one-bathroom apartments and one two-bedroom/two-bathroom apartment. Each unit offers granite countertops, high-end appliances and fixtures, and a full-sized washer and dryer. Prices range from $1200 to $1400 per month. The beautifully furnished executive suite (think Airbnb) can be rented […]
February 2, 2022

Public Invited to Mocksville’s Budget Retreat This Saturday 

Have you ever wondered how the Town of Mocksville sets its budget and determines how to allocate your tax dollars? Now is your opportunity to find out.  Mayor Will Marklin and the Mocksville Board of Commissioners invite you to attend the Town’s FY2022-2023 Budget Retreat on February 5, 2022, at 8 a.m at Davidson-Davie Community College, 1205 Salisbury Street.  While the budget retreat has always been open to residents, this year the Board decided to go a step further and issue a more public invitation.  It’s all about transparency, according to Town Manager Ken Gamble. “The Town wants to be […]
January 12, 2022

2022 Mocksville Tourism Grant Cycle Now Open!

Do you have an idea for a project or event that would attract visitors to Mocksville but need funding assistance to make it happen? The Mocksville Tourism Development Authority (MTDA) is currently accepting grant proposals from both non-profit and for-profit organizations for special projects and events that are designed to attract visitors to our community.  “If your event encourages folks to come to Downtown and Davie County, share your idea and see if we can assist with some financial support. We want more visitors as well as our local citizens to enjoy this Town and all we have to offer,” […]
January 4, 2022
(L to R) Chief Frank Carter, Captain Cameron Cheppell, Lieutenant C.J. Dwiggins, Firefighter Joshua Collins, and Firefighter Chris Shoffner were instrumental in helping the Mocksville Fire Department achieve its heavy rescue certification. The hydraulic cutter & spreader, AJAX pneumatic breaker, metal saws and rope gear bags on the table represent a portion of the $50,000 worth of equipment the certification required.

Heavy Rescue Certified: Mocksville Fire Department Goes Above and Beyond for Our Community

When disaster strikes, many of us don’t think twice about the availability and capability of our first responders. However, the hard-working people behind the scenes are constantly making sure that these emergency services are ready for anything. It’s no small feat to accomplish this; rigorous training and equipment go into an outstanding first responder service, particularly a renowned fire department. Frank Carter, Chief of the Mocksville Fire Department, shared about the certifications and preparation that went into achieving this goal, including the department’s new certifications; heavy rescue and machinery & agricultural. The heavy rescue certification signifies that the department has […]
December 6, 2021

Mocksville Christmas Parade Wrap Up!

Although it didn’t feel like Christmas, holiday spirits were high as thousands lined the streets Saturday for one of Mocksville’s most beloved traditions, the Mocksville Hometown Christmas Parade.  The crowd waved and children scrambled for candy as the 78 participants, everything from walking groups, performers, single vehicles to full-blown floats, and of course, Santa Claus, traveled down Main and Depot Streets.  Mocksville Community Development Coordinator Tami Langdon appreciates all of the parade entrants and said that the points were very close for awarding top prizes. The winners of the 2021 Mocksville Hometown Christmas Parade are:  BEST OVERALL FLOATS FIRST PLACE […]
December 3, 2021

Downtown Mocksville Merchants Awarded Main Street Makeover Grants

Small businesses are the lifeblood of any community. On Tuesday, eleven Downtown Mocksville merchants received over $22,000 in Main Street Makeover micro-grants designed to help them not only survive, but  thrive through COVID. The funds were awarded through the Duke Energy Foundation’s Hometown Revitalization grant program which was established to help local businesses across North Carolina – from restaurants to retailers – adapt to the unprecedented challenges caused by the pandemic. Davie County was one of 30 communities selected to receive a $25,000 grant through a partnership with the Davie Community Foundation, Davie Chamber of Commerce, and Community Development Coordinator from the Town of Mocksville. […]
December 1, 2021

Get in the Christmas Spirit This Weekend!

The first weekend of December is upon us with a host of events to help you kick off the holiday season. If you are not quite in the Christmas spirit, it’s time to pack up the family for a weekend in Davie County filled with holiday cheer. Mocksville’s Hometown Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 4th  This beloved tradition has delighted young and old for decades and is sure to get you in the spirit. Mocksville’s Hometown Christmas Parade will feature everything from walking groups, performers, horseback riders, single vehicles to full-blown floats, candy for the kids, and of course, Santa […]