February 25, 2021

Modified Stay-At-Home Order Ends Friday – Other Restrictions Eased

Gov. Roy Cooper announced in a press conference today that the Modified Stay-At-Home Order will end at 5 p.m. this Friday, February 26th.  Changes that come with the easing of the coronavirus restrictions include: No more curfew The gathering limit increases to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors Businesses will be able to operate at 50% capacity Bars, taverns, movie theaters, and indoor amusement centers can reopen at 30% capacity with a cap of 250 people. On-site alcohol service extended to 11 p.m. Outdoor businesses operating at 30% will no longer have a 100 person limit Indoor arenas that […]
February 19, 2021
Davie County Public Library Survey

Make Your Needs Known: Complete the Davie County Public Library Survey Today!

The Davie County Public Library wants to know what you want and need from your library.  In order to find out, the library has created a comprehensive survey designed to understand what is important to you on a daily basis. It will gather detailed information on how the library can best serve you and the community in general. The survey is the first step toward a five-year strategic plan that will guide the library in meeting the needs of our rapidly evolving and growing community. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. As an incentive for your participation […]
February 18, 2021
Kellie and Sirena read “A Snowy Day”, the winter book on the story walk trail at the Davie County Community Park

Mebane Foundation Issues Challenge Grant to Support Davie County Smart Start

Instead of kicking up their heels, Davie County residents are being challenged to click a link. In lieu of its 10th Annual Hometown Hoedown, Smart Start of Davie County is partnering with the Mebane Foundation to promote early education initiatives in Davie County. Through this partnership, any donation made to Smart Start of Davie County under $2,500 will be matched dollar for dollar (up to $10,000). “Smart Start of Davie County has been a strong partner of ours for more than a decade. Many of their programs touch the very heart of our mission,” said Larry Colbourne, president of the […]
February 17, 2021
The EnergyUnited Foundation announced a new, historic campaign to donate more than $100,000 to local food banks throughout its 19-county service territory. The ‘Drive to SHINE’ Campaign will provide critical assistance to 25 food banks to fight rising levels of food insecurity brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Energy United Members Support A Storehouse for Jesus Through ‘Drive to Shine’ Campaign

The EnergyUnited Foundation announced a new, historic campaign to donate more than $100,000 to local food banks throughout its 19-county service territory. The ‘Drive to SHINE’ Campaign will provide critical assistance to 25 food banks to fight rising levels of food insecurity brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Davie County’s A Storehouse for Jesus, which provides free food and clothing through its Distribution Ministry and free medical care and prescription medications through its Medical Ministry, received $6,874.71.   Carol Wasilauskas, grant administrator for A Storehouse for Jesus, shared that the funding will be used to purchase food items that will be […]
February 9, 2021
Davie County Celebrates Black History Month

Davie County Celebrates Black History Month

In 1976, President Carter officially recognized Black History Month, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”* In celebration of those accomplishments, Davie County Senior Services and the Dorothy Graham family will co-sponsor the annual Black History Month program. This year’s program is  titled “1619 to 1865: Our Journeys, Our Songs.”  Speaker, Alice Brown, and soloist, John Quincy Steele, Jr. will be headlining this year’s two-part event. Part one of the program will be a video that will be posted on Davie County […]
February 1, 2021

Davidson-Davie Community College Seeks Deeper Relationship Between College, Business and Community

Jonathan Brown has a passion for workforce development. That passion has led him to Davidson-Davie Community College where he serves as the new associate vice president of workforce and community engagement. His goal? To see Davidson-Davie Community College become the economic driver for both communities. “My vision is that all of our local business and industry will go through us whether through our curriculum programs preparing future workers or through continuing education as business and industry help their employees expand their skills.” Three weeks into the job, Brown is excited about meeting people and forging a deeper relationship between the […]
January 22, 2021
Davie County Schools announced Thursday that it will partner with Davie County Department of Health and Human Services to vaccinate district employees on Wednesday, January 27th

Schools Partnering With Health Department to Offer All Employees Vaccinations

Davie County Schools Offers Vaccinations to Employees and Continues Thoughtful Planning For a Safe and Secure Future Davie County Schools announced Thursday that it will partner with Davie County Department of Health and Human Services to vaccinate district employees on Wednesday, January 27th.  Davie County Schools is among a handful of districts in the area who have been balancing the everyday rigors of in-person and remote learning since August 17. While students and staff are doing remarkably well, Davie County Schools refuses to accept that this is the new normal. The leadership team is eager to resume classes as they […]
January 20, 2021
Davie County Senior Services provides seniors with accessible services and opportunities for fellowship, fun, and learning through activities and programs that enrich lives.

Senior Services Meeting and Activity Schedule

Davie County seniors are invited to “meet” with Davie County Commissioners and town representatives from Bermuda Run, Cooleemee, and Mocksville on Thursday, January  21st, at 1:00 p.m. Anyone over the age of 55 is invited to join in via Zoom, phone (toll-free number), or parking lot radio. This will be a time to ask all of your questions plus voice suggestions, concerns, or praises. Contact Davie County Senior Services at 336-753-6230 to sign up for this event and let them know if you will be attending via parking lot or Zoom. Senior Services is Planning an Eventful 2021! This is […]
January 19, 2021
The Dragonfly House is located at 387 Valley Road in Mocksville.

Child Abuse Escalating in Davie & Davidson Counties Because of Pandemic

By Jeanna Baxter White Amber’s* step-dad had been touching her at night. The middle-schooler reported that “he had done some stuff to her that she didn’t want,” but it wasn’t until she went back to school in August that she was able to tell a teacher who reported the situation to law enforcement. Amber is just one of the 369 children devastated by the effects of sexual abuse, child abuse, or severe neglect that The Dragonfly House Children’s Advocacy Center saw in 2020, according to Executive Director Brandi Reagan. Even one case is too many, and cases like this are […]