January 30, 2023

A Life Well-Lived: An Interview With General George Johnson

General George Johnson passed away on July 9, 2021, at the incredible age of 103. He was an extraordinary man who lived an amazing life. Although not a full-time resident of Farmington, he was much loved by the Farmington Community who enjoyed his regular visit throughout his life. Now his legacy will live on in the Johnson House Bakery & Tea Room operated by his dear friend and next-door neighbor, Laura Mathis.  I had the joy and privilege of meeting and interviewing him when he turned 100. His was a life well-lived and worthy of retelling.   A Century Of Great […]
August 5, 2022
(L to R) Andy Sawyer and Dimey Eddinger, owners of DME Racing, with their HAAS 5-axis machine which they use to create custom parts they design in-house.

DME Racing to Expand Capacity by Relocating to Mocksville

More Than 20 Years of Excellence “DME Racing’s mission is simple: provide quality performance products and service to our customers at reasonable prices,” says its owner, Dimey Eddinger. Over the past 20 years, that commitment has propelled DME Racing from a part-time passion into a full-time profession. The company now employs 13 and manufactures and ships premium motorcycle parts worldwide.  DME = Worldwide Performance & Service With growth came the need for more space, however, the company found its 6,000 SF facility in Winston-Salem landlocked by zoning restrictions. Eddinger lives in Davie County, so after a two-year battle, he turned […]
April 20, 2022
(L to R) Jonah Longworth, Zachary Blalock, and Seth James show off the trophy, toolbox, and tools won at the Top Tech Challenge at UTI/NASCAR Insitute in Mooresville

Scholarship Winners Exemplify Value of High Schools CTE Program

Congratulations to Davie High seniors Jonah Longworth and Zachary Blalock for winning the Top Tech Challenge at UTI/NASCAR Insitute in Mooresville. They earned $10,000 scholarships, plus a Snap-on toolbox and tools for the automotive program at Davie County High School.  “I am blessed to always have a few very passionate students dedicated to improving their lives by taking CTE (Career and Technical Education) classes,” said Seth James, automotive technical teacher. “These two young men have put forth so much effort and to say I am proud of them is an understatement. Whoever hires them will enjoy them as employees, they […]
November 23, 2021

It’s a Wrap – Racing into the Holiday Season at the Mocksville Bed Races!

“Twas the Night Before Bed Race” and all through the town, were a series of teams wishing the flag would go down; More rapid than eagles the race beds they came, And the crowds whistled, and shouted, and called them by name! The Town of Mocksville raced into the Christmas season on November 19th with the 9th Annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race as 12 teams made a mad dash down Main Street.  The mood was festive as hundreds lined the street in eager anticipation. Race announcer Justin Blue kept the crowd cheering and in the holiday spirit with […]
November 8, 2021

Nominations for E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award & Business of the Year Open Now: Deadline Monday, November 30

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2021 E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award and the 2021 Business of the Year Award which will be presented at the State of Davie & Chamber Annual Meeting to be held in early Spring 2022 at WinMock at Kinderton. Do you know an unsung hero, someone who goes above and beyond to make our community a better place to live? Nominate them now for the 2021 E.C Tatum Humanitarian Award. Download the E.C. Tatum Nomination Form here. This award is named in honor of E.C. Tatum, “A Man of Vision” who […]
October 25, 2021

IGNITE DAVIE Student Highlight: David Bates

David Bates— a graduate of Davie High Class of 2021, IGNITE DAVIE student, and proud member of the Davie County community. Many know David Bates as a hard worker, an achiever and a student who knows what he wants to do, where he wants to go and what he needs to do to get there. And at this point in time, IGNITE DAVIE is one of the resources he is using to advance his academic and professional goals. He first found out about IGNITE DAVIE as he was taking dual enrollment classes with Davidson-Davie Community College and Davie High School. […]
September 20, 2021

IGNITE DAVIE Student Profile: Nathan Andrews

Nathan Andrews wants to be a law enforcement officer.  The 2020 Davie High graduate is pursuing an Associates’s degree in criminal justice at Davidson-Davie Community College and plans to complete the college’s Basic Law Enforcement Training program as soon as he meets the age requirement.  Thanks to IGNITE DAVIE, Andrews will be able to complete his Associate’s degree free of charge.  IGNITE DAVIE is a college promise program that pays tuition and fees with a stipend for books for graduates to attend Davidson-Davie Community College full time in a certificate, diploma, or associate/transfer program at either campus. IGNITE DAVIE is […]
August 23, 2021

IGNITE DAVIE Student Highlight: Austin Cook

Austin Cook wants to be an anesthesiologist.  It typically takes 12-14 years to become a licensed anesthesiologist: four years of undergraduate study, four years of medical school, and four years of residency, followed by one year in a fellowship program or two years in private practice. Thanks to IGNITE DAVIE and taking NC Career and College Promise dual enrollment classes at Davie County High School, the 2020 graduate just earned his Associates of Science Degree at Davidson-Davie Community College in only one year — free of charge.  “It’s going to be a long journey, so having those first two years […]
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 […]