September 15, 2021

Partners to Hold Virtual Events for Davie Residents

Partners Health Management will hold a series of virtual events throughout September and October for residents of Forsyth and Davie counties impacted by the Nov. 1, 2021 transition of intellectual/developmental disability, mental health and substance use disorder service management. During a special-called meeting on June 29, 2021, the Davie County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to transition the management of intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health services from Cardinal Innovations Healthcare to Partners Health Management. A news release from the county stated, “Partners’ intentional focus on community interaction and high-engagement with stakeholders and other attributes more closely align with Davie County’s […]
September 13, 2021
(L to R) Lt. Mark Crater, Officer Karen Austin, and Lt. Bob Dewitt of the Davie County Sheriff’s Office are three of the officers that patrol the Town of Mocksville.

Mocksville or Mayberry? Patrol Officers Focus on Building Community

If you’ve walked down Main Street in Mocksville lately, you’ve probably received a hearty “hello” from Officer Karen Austin of the Davie County Sheriff’s Office.  As the downtown foot patrol officer, much of her shift is spent meeting and greeting residents, checking on business owners, and showing children that law enforcement officers are friends.  “Karen’s special skillset is the ability to interact with people,” said Lt. Bob Dewitt, DCSO. “She has never met a stranger, which works well with our community policing initiative.”   Even though he spends most of his day patrolling by car, DeWitt keeps his windows open […]
September 8, 2021
New Terry Bralley Trophy Announced by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce

Davie Chamber Introduces New Award to Pro Scramble

Davie County golfers are practicing their putting as they prepare for the Davie County Chamber of Commerce 24th Pro Scramble Golf Tournament which will be held at Bermuda Run Country Club on September 13th. The tournament is a favorite among the business community for its unique format of five amateur players paired with a professional golfer.  As the Chamber’s key annual fundraiser, proceeds are designated to fund their major business and economic development initiatives as well as networking and educational programs. “Highlights of the tournament include a “Hole in One” contest, a “Chipping Wall Challenge, and “Closest to the Pin […]
September 8, 2021

Downtown Mocksville’s Distinctive Art Delights Residents and Visitors Alike

Although many would say they enjoy reflecting on pieces of artwork, few people find themselves at an art exhibition or gallery to do so. Luckily, in Downtown Mocksville, the artwork makes its way to you. Murals and art around town evoke thoughts and feelings of home for those who take the time to give them more than just a glance passing by.  The Running of the Horses If you’ve ever taken a drive down E. Depot Street, or a walk down Main, it is impossible to miss “The Running Of The Horses,” a historic piece with a bright color palette. […]
September 7, 2021

Davie County Offers Fun for the Whole Family this Saturday, September 11

Looking for something to do this Saturday? Look no farther than Davie County. Activities for all ages include an antique tractor show, an all-day bluegrass festival with children’s activities, and two evening concerts!  Antique Tractor & Engine Show  Step back in time, relax, eat, and have lots of family fun at the 21st Antique Tractor & Engine show sponsored by the Piedmont Antique Power Association. Gates open at 9 a.m. at the Farmington Community Center, 1723 Farmington Rd.  Come view a variety of antique tractors and Hit N’ Miss engines from a variety of brands such as John Deer, International, […]
August 30, 2021

Ashley Furniture Internships Offers Davie Students Real-World Experience

This summer, classroom assignments came to life for three Davie County students as they gained practical work experience and helped solve real-world problems during an internship, also known as “work-based learning experience,” in the automation engineering department at Ashley Furniture Industries’ (Ashley) advanced manufacturing facility in Advance.  “We feel that the real work experience that the students can get and the knowledge that they can gain with an internship is crucial and beneficial for the student in their education, career, and life,” said Bill Webb, automation and robotics manager. “The students get exposed to real-world activities and challenges that they […]
August 14, 2021

The Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival is Back September 11!

The best in live bluegrass is back at Carolina Bible Camp & Retreat Center! The 9th Annual Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival lineup will include the high energy of Scythian, 2019 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Entertainer of the Year winners Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road, His & Hers, and BackPorch Bluegrass. Always held the second Saturday in September, the family-friendly festival falls on September 11, 2021. This is the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America. In honor of their service, all active-duty U. S. military personnel and first responders will […]
August 9, 2021

FREE Concert on the Mocksville Square Saturday, August 14 – The Exit 180 Band

As part of the local summer concert series, The Exit 180 Band comes to the Mocksville Square on August 14 from 7-10 p.m. The Exit 180 Band is a five-man group from Advance that blends rock and country with a southern twist. They are always looking to cover a wide range of musical flavors when they perform. Take a listen! From the band’s Facebook page:  “Exit 180 Band was formed by a group of guys that had the same vision and purpose: Play authentic Rock, Classic and Southern Rock as well as familiar Country songs that people can sing and […]
July 28, 2021

Mocksville Tourism Development Authority Announces Grants for 2021

Every year, Downtown Mocksville hosts a wealth of concerts, outdoor movies, festivals, and special events.  But did you know that the Mocksville Tourism Development Authority (MTDA) also welcomes grant proposals from both non-profit and for-profit organizations for special projects and events that are designed to attract visitors to Downtown Mocksville?  “If your event encourages folks to come to Downtown and Davie County, share your idea and see if we can assist with some financial support. We want more visitors as well as our local citizens to enjoy this Town and all we have to offer,” said Mocksville Community Development Director […]