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 […]
April 17, 2021

Greetings from Mocksville, NC

Visitors heading into Historic Downtown Mocksville on Gaither Street are receiving a brightly-colored welcome. A new mural reminiscent of the postcards of the 1960s -70s offering “Greetings from Mocksville, NC” gleams from the back of The Station General Store & Taproom at 185 North Main. Commissioned by Bryan and Suzanne Lakey, owners of The Station, which opened in June 2020, the 96 sq ft mural is the second to grace downtown Mocksville in the last six months.  The inspiration for the mural came from an old postcard that Suzanne’s mom, Kathy Miller, found in the Davie County Public Library’s online […]
April 13, 2021

Grand Opening of a New Home Store

“She’s got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty. She’s got whozits and whatzits galore… “ Stephanie Shoffner has opened a home decor, furniture, and gift store in Historic Downtown Mocksville that is fit for a princess.  Lydia Jaynes, located at 43 Court Square, celebrated its grand opening Thursday, April 8,  with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce.  The community was invited to browse the store while enjoying refreshments from Ketchie Creek and Restaurant 101. One lucky shopper received a $100 gift certificate from the store.  A Davie girl, born and bred, Stephanie, who has a degree in […]
March 9, 2021

Kenneth Gamble Appointed Mocksville Town Manager

Mocksville’s Board of Commissioners appointed Kenneth Gamble, current town manager of Denton, North Carolina, as its fifth town manager.  Gamble brings a wealth of experience having served as town manager in Denton for 2 years, and previously as town manager of Stoneville, North Carolina for 5 years.  He also served in Kernersville, North Carolina as a law enforcement officer for 19 years with the last 3 ½ years of his tenure as the chief of police. He is a 2004 graduate of Guilford College where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and received his Master’s in Public Administration […]
December 10, 2020

There is no Time Like the Present to Double Your Donation

Tony and Vi Golding are “golden” for Davie County! The couple has generously agreed to match up to $125,000 in gifts to IGNITE DAVIE made by December 31, 2020; potentially adding a combined total of $250,000 to the IGNITE DAVIE endowment!  IGNITE DAVIE is a College Promise Program that invests in the students of Davie County. It puts education at the center of our community and will ultimately spark the economic vitality of our community!  The endowment is important for ensuring IGNITE DAVIE is available when today’s elementary children reach high school. Earnings from the endowment are pulled away from […]
November 20, 2020

David Bone Named Davie County Manager

The Davie County Board of Commissioners met on November 18, 2020, and named David Bone as the new county manager. Bone currently serves as county manager in Martin County, NC (population of 22,671), a position he has held since 2011.  Bone has served a total of 18 years as a local government manager, having also served as the town manager in Wendell, Elizabethtown, and Chadbourn, NC. The County conducted an extensive search with the assistance of Developmental Associates to recruit and intensively screen applicants based on attributes desired by the county commissioners.  Ultimately, the board of commissioners interviewed several finalists […]
August 18, 2020

Davie County Mom Returns Home to Childhood Property with Help from Clayton Homes and Family Promise

Sometimes dreams do come true, just ask Sonya Allen. Allen and her two teenage children, Smitty and Elaine, experienced homelessness after a water main break forced them to permanently move out of the home they owned. The family spent time in Family Promise of Davie County’s shelter program before moving into a transitional home owned by Hope Homes, another local nonprofit.  Partnership Offers Hope During her time at Family Promise, Allen often spoke with Executive Director Lisa Foster about her dream to move back to the land where she grew up in Advance, NC. She owned the property, but the […]