May 11, 2021
Close-up of the keys of the new empty apartment with moving boxes on the floor

Mocksville Addresses Housing Shortage

North Carolina has a housing shortage.  Since February of 2020, the number of available homes in North Carolina has dropped by more than 50%, and the prices have increased by 6.5 – 7.9 percent, economic strategist Ted Abernethy, Economic Leadership LLC,  shared during his State of Davie address in April.  Davie County is no exception. While four income-based apartment complexes have been constructed in the last five years, there have been few single-family homes built. After a high of 445 homes in 2005, the banking crisis of 2008 hit, and only 334 permits were requested between 2009 – 2014. Building […]
April 28, 2021

Stepping Back in Time — Bermuda Run West Hiking Group Enjoys Historic Downtown Walking Tour

When the Bermuda Run West Hiking Group heard about the Davie County Chamber of Commerce’s Walking Tour of Downtown Mocksville guide it sounded like the perfect opportunity to learn more about the community while enjoying their monthly outing.   Davie County’s Rich History Highlighted Phil Bargoil, the group’s founder, called Chamber President Caroline Moser to inquire about a guided tour, and she was happy to comply. “Mocksville has such a rich history. We thought a walking tour brochure would be a terrific way to showcase our beautiful homes as well as attract both visitors and residents to our unique downtown stores […]
April 23, 2021

Mebane Foundation and Local Businesses Come Through For Davie Youth and 4-H Programs

When Mebane Foundation President Larry Colbourne saw a plea in the Enterprise for sponsors for Davie County’s 4-H summer camps he immediately asked himself, “What would Allen (Mebane) do?” — then he wrote a check.  “Allen read the paper every morning and I remember vividly how he’d call me into his office and tell me to take a look at a story he’d just read, articles similar to the 4-H one. He’d say, ‘I think they can use our help, what do you think?’  I knew all along we were going to help the organization, but he did that so […]
April 19, 2021

Yadtel Receives $1.9 Grant to Expand Broadband In Davie County

Yadkin Valley Telephone Membership Corp. has received a $1.9 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance Grant from the U.S Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to expand broadband access in Davie County.  Matched with $485,729 in local investment, Yadtel will use the funds to construct 111.5 miles of fiber optic cable in six areas of Davie County that lack access to high-speed internet. When complete, this construction will pass 2,168 Davie County businesses and residences.  Reliable High-speed Internet Access is Vital “The Economic Development Administration … is pleased to support this local-led strategy to provide Davie County businesses with the fiber-optic […]
April 12, 2021

FEMA Begins Financial Assistance Program for COVID-19-Related Funeral Expenses

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. FEMA hopes to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus by providing financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.  This program is funded through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. FEMA will begin accepting applications for funeral assistance on Monday, April 12, 2021, through its dedicated call center.  Who is Eligible? To be eligible for funeral assistance, you must meet these conditions: The applicant must be a U.S. […]
March 25, 2021

Further Easing of Restrictions on Businesses and Gatherings Effective Friday – Vaccination Rates Play Key Role

Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 24th, some places in North Carolina will be able to open at 100% capacity, including museums, aquariums, retail businesses, and salons. During a COVID update on Tuesday, Gov. Roy Cooper also announced that restaurants, breweries, wineries, amusement parks, gyms, and other recreation establishments will be able to have up to 75% capacity indoors and 100% outdoors. Additionally, as part of Executive Order 204, bars, conference centers, sports and entertainment arenas, and reception venues will be allowed to increase capacity up to 50% indoors and outdoors. Also on Friday, the state will fully lift […]
March 17, 2021
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LIEAP and CIP Programs Offered in Davie County

The Davie County Health and Human Services Division of Social Services has Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) funds available to the public, these funds are available until the end of March. What is the Low Income Energy Assistance Program?The Low Income Energy Assistance Program gives families a one-time vendor payment to help pay their heating bills. Who is eligible for the LIEAP?Families that meet all of the following:1. Households must meet an income test.2. Household must be responsible for its heating bills.3. Household cannot have resources over $2,250.004. The household must include a U.S. citizen or an eligible alien. 5. Priority in eligibility is given to disabled persons receiving services […]
March 12, 2021
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Early Literacy Videos Support Davie County Pre-K Teachers and Families During Pandemic

Once the camera is ready, Stephanie Nelson begins to record another learning video for Davie County’s preschool teachers and the families of children who are learning from home. Nelson, Davie County’s preschool collaborative teacher, was hired with funds from DavieLEADS (Literacy Empowers All in Davie to Succeed), a five-year, $2.5 million grant initiative between Davie County Schools (DCS) and the Mebane Foundation to improve kindergarten readiness and to increase the percentage of students reading proficiently by the end of third grade. Her role is to support preschool teachers across the county in their understanding of kindergarten readiness based on the […]
March 10, 2021
Two girls drink cool clean drinking water from glasses in their homy kitchen.

Davie County Receives Funding Award for Water Treatment Services in Cooleemee and Mocksville

On Tuesday, February 23, Davie County was notified that it had been selected to receive more than $21 million in funding to expand its Cooleemee Water Treatment Plant, which will replace Mocksville’s Hugh A. Lagle Water Treatment Plant and promote regional cooperation in public services.  The funds for this project were approved at the State Water Infrastructure Authority’s meeting on February 10. The State Water Infrastructure Authority is an independent body with primary responsibility for awarding federal and state funding for water and wastewater infrastructure projects.  The funding was made available through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan program, […]