November 12, 2022

Pink Friday 2022

Pink Friday is right around the corner! Davie County’s fabulous boutiques will be rolling out the pink carpet and offering special deals and promotions from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on November 18. Grab your friends and family and get your holiday shopping done ahead of time! “Pink Friday is a small business spin on the traditional Black Friday shopping experience, reminding people to #shopsmallfirst or, in our case, #ishopdavie,” said Caroline Moser, president of the Davie Chamber, which is partnering with the boutiques to host the annual nationwide event. “This is a new and fun event to showcase all of our […]
October 26, 2022

Terry Bralley Named Triad Business Journal 2022 Power Player

Congratulations to Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, who has been named a 2022 Power Player by the Triad Business Journal.  To build the 5th annual list, TBJ looked back through the headlines of the past 18 months at leaders championing efforts that can dynamically change the region’s trajectory. These key leaders are shepherding and executing game-changing initiatives or developments that are moving the Triad economy forward. Many of these initiatives were in the making. The list includes people who stepped up boldly during the Covid-19 pandemic, helping keep critical elements of the economy moving forward […]
October 12, 2022

Davie County Honors Veterans With Operation Green Light

Update from Davie County Government DAVIE COUNTY TO LAUNCH ‘OPERATION GREEN LIGHT’ IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL VETERANS DAVIE COUNTY – In advance of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, Davie County announced that county buildings would be illuminated green during the entire month of November as part of Operation Green Light, a new national collaborative initiative of the National Association of Counties (NACo) to support military veterans, as well as raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by many veterans and the resources that are available at the county, state, and federal level to assist veterans and their families. The new […]
October 7, 2022

Mocksville’s Community Development Requires Energy and Creativity

It’s 7:30 a.m., and Tami Langdon is on her way to Town Hall. But first, she will drive up and down Mocksville’s side streets and North and South Main Street to ensure nothing is broken or in need of repair. “It’s important that everything looks good and everybody is ok,” explains Langdon, Mocksville’s Community Development Coordinator. Once she reaches the office, she reviews her day’s schedule, knowing it will likely change. “You are pretty good for the first hour but then life changes,” she says with a grin. Since Langdon is well-versed in all things Mocksville, she often receives calls […]
October 4, 2022
(L to R) - Board of Education Member Dub Potts, Board of Education Chairman Clint Junker, Davie County Schools Superintendent Jeff Wallace, State Superintendent Catherine Truitt, Davie County Manager Brian Barnett, and Special Advisor for Teacher Engagement Julie Pittman tour Davie County High School.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt Visits Davie County High School

Davie County Schools welcomed State Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt to Davie County High School last week to talk with students and teachers, observe the exciting Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, and experience firsthand all that the school has to offer. Truitt, who took office in January 2021, has toured dozens of schools across the state as she focuses on improving the state’s public schools, expanding innovation, and creating new opportunities for students to learn, grow, and successfully transition into the post-secondary plans of their choice. When Wallace invited her to visit Davie County, she jumped at the […]
September 13, 2022

Mocksville Approves New Strategic Plan

The Mocksville Town Board has approved a new strategic plan, which will guide the town’s decision-making for the next three to five years. This was adopted along with new mission, vision, and values statements. Mocksville Town Manager, Ken Gamble, noted that developing this framework has been over a year in the making. “It was a combination of working with the board, working with the department heads, and also looking at what was developed when we went through the comprehensive planning process back in 2019 because there was significant public involvement in that process that we wanted to leverage.” “So, why […]
September 8, 2022

Summer Beach Days Free Concert Downtown Mocksville – Saturday, September 17th

Enjoy the last official Saturday of summer at Summer Beach Days in Downtown Mocksville. This FREE concert, featuring two fabulous bands, will be held on September 17th from 4 – 8:30 p.m. on West Depot Street.  You’ll be filled with “Respect” as Phatt City brings on the beach, R&B, and dance music when they kick off the concert from 4 – 5:30 p.m. Phatt City is a 9-piece band that was formed in the early 70s by a group of high school band directors.  This is the fourth version of the group. There are three remaining charter members – Dan […]
August 1, 2022

Mocksville Amends Rose Cemetery Rules for Safety and Maintainability

The Town of Mocksville loves to see residents honor their loved ones buried at Rose Cemetery. However, for the safety of staff and visitors and proper maintenance, the Town Board made some changes to the rules at its July meeting. The most significant change involves the types of remembrances that may be placed at a grave during the high maintenance season. From March 21st until the week of Thanksgiving, only floral arrangements placed in a vase permanently affixed to a grave marker will be allowed. Other floral arrangements, toys, balloons, and other items are prohibited and will be removed. However, […]
July 22, 2022

Ducks on Sale Now – Great Bullhole Duck Race on Saturday, August 6th

What is small, yellow, and races? If you said a rubber ducky floating down the South Yadkin River, you would be correct! Great Bullhole Duck Race organizers hope that 1500 of them will plunge into the South Yadkin near the Cooleemee dam on Saturday,  August 6th at 1:00 p.m. sharp. The first numbered duck to reach the finish line downriver will win its “owner” a cash prize of $250. The 2nd place winner will garner its ticket-buyer $100, and the 3rd place bettor will win $50. That’s something to quack about! This year’s Great Bullhole Duck Race, which runs from […]