January 4, 2024

Terry Bralley Named Triad Business Journal 2023 Power Player 

Congratulations to Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, who was named a 2023 Power Player by the Triad Business Journal. The program was designed to recognize those who are guiding our region to a stronger future. To build the 7th annual list, TBJ looked back through the headlines of the past 18 months at leaders championing efforts that can dynamically change the region’s trajectory — and that of the cities, counties, and communities within it. These key leaders are shepherding and executing game-changing initiatives or developments that are moving the Triad economy forward. These elite 80 […]
December 15, 2023

Miraculous Survival: A Heart-Stopping Journey and Gratitude to Davie County First Responders

Joe Scott shouldn’t be here today. On November 3rd, his heart suddenly stopped while walking his dog, and for two to three minutes, he was clinically dead.  Each year, approximately 350,000 persons in the United States experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest or sudden death; a staggering  90% die. Yet, on December 9th, just five weeks later, Joe, accompanied by his wife, Joyce, walked into Davie County EMS Station 1 with homemade cookies to express gratitude to the first responders who saved his life. Joe Scott Thanks Davie County Emergency Personnel For Saving His Life  “God was guiding every one of […]
October 6, 2023

Jennifer Evens Assumes Role as Mocksville’s Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Bright and early on Monday morning, Jennifer Evens stepped into her new role as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the Town of Mocksville. Having spent the past several months shadowing her predecessor, the recently retired Tami Langdon, Evens is poised to make a significant impact in her new position. Not every incoming hire gets the unique opportunity to receive guidance from their predecessor, and Evens is sincerely appreciative of the knowledge and insights she gained from Langdon. “Working alongside Tami has been an absolute delight! She has been an invaluable mentor, teaching me to approach challenges with humor, how […]
September 12, 2023

Tami Langdon: A Legacy of Dedication and Community Building in Mocksville

One of Mocksville’s most dedicated champions is retiring. Tami Langdon has been a fixture in downtown Mocksville for over 25 years, serving as a volunteer, a business owner, and, most recently, as the Town’s community development coordinator. On October 1st, she will be stepping away from her position and returning to life as a resident. But that doesn’t mean she’s planning to slow down. When asked about her retirement plans, she eagerly shared her thoughts: “I’m going to spend time with my three very humorous grandkids. They are teenagers now and understand my personality well and really understand my sarcasm. […]
August 25, 2023

A Life Well-Lived: An Interview with Jack Jerome

Jack Jerome is an incredible character who continues to leave a lasting impact on those he comes in contact with. Throughout his lifetime, he has held many titles, such as son, brother, chemist, husband, father, and volunteer. I had the pleasure of interviewing this Davie County treasure and one of his daughters, Martha, a few weeks shy of his 97th birthday!  Born in Pittsboro, NC, on August 19, 1926, Jack Jerome has lived the life of several men. After high school, he planned to study engineering at North Carolina State University. However, upon arrival at the university, he realized that […]
July 31, 2023

IGNITE DAVIE Helps Students Find Careers in Davie County 

Emma James Finds a Career Close to Home Emma James has found a career close to home, thanks in part to IGNITE DAVIE College Promise.  Born and raised in Davie County, she graduated from Davie High in 2021, Davidson-Davie Community College through IGNITE DAVIE in Spring 2022, and immediately went to work as a Dental Assistant 2 at Hillsdale Dental in Advance.  IGNITE DAVIE is a place-based last-dollar scholarship, meaning students must live in and attend school in Davie County. All eligible high school graduates, regardless of financial need or academic ability, can continue their education and training to open […]
June 1, 2023

Recognition Awarded to Mocksville Fire Department by North Carolina League of Municipalities

The Town of Mocksville consistently strives to enhance the well-being and safety of its residents. The North Carolina League of Municipalities recently recognized the Mocksville Fire Department for completing its NC Fire Department Risk Assessment Program.  This program serves as a valuable tool for fire chiefs and towns to identify any deficiencies, requirements, or potential challenges that may pose future problems. It encompasses various aspects, such as evaluating operational policies, facilities, apparatuses, and even human resource policies like recruitment and training. During the May meeting of the Mocksville Town Board, TJ Deluca, the fire department risk management consultant for the […]
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 […]