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 […]
February 4, 2020

The Factory Coffee House in Mocksville Hosting “Coffee with a Cop” on Wednesday Feb 5, 10-11:30 am

Join the officers of Mocksville Police Department for their monthly Coffee with a Cop at The Factory Coffeehouse this Wednesday, February 5th from 10-11:30 a.m. “The Mocksville Police Department invites the community to join us on the 1st  Wednesday of each month to share ideas, concerns, or general thoughts between the citizens and the police department,” said Mocksville Police Chief Patrick Reagan. “ We want the community to see our officers as people and speak with all of us on an informal level.  Listening to the concerns of the people helps us build an effective, transparent agency that the community […]
January 29, 2020

Mocksville Police Department Following New Blueprint for Success

By Jeanna Baxter White The Mocksville Police Department has finished implementing the most urgent recommendations and is diligently working to complete the rest of the objectives detailed in an independent assessment of the Mocksville Police Department that was released in October, reports Town Manager Matt Settlemyer. “The Police Department has taken ownership of the assessment and views it as an opportunity to enhance the professionalism and create a positive culture shift in the department,” said Settlemyer. “Our hope is that the public will continue to see positive results from our improvements and recognize the Police Department’s commitment to the community […]
January 22, 2020
Thomas Johnson of The Resource — Davie Chamber 2019 Ambassador of the Year

Davie Chamber Celebrates 50 Years at Annual Gala!

By Jeanna Baxter White The Davie County Chamber of Commerce held its 50th Annual Awards Gala and Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 16th at WinMock in Bermuda Run. The sold-out event began with a welcome reception of networking and mingling followed by a delicious dinner in the loft. The Awards Gala was the Chamber’s opportunity to highlight achievements of the past year and to honor the recipients of their signature awards:  E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award, Business of the Year, and Chamber Ambassador of the Year. The “Best of Davie” award winners were also announced. Fifty Years of Workforce Support and […]