June 10, 2011

The Boys of Summer ~ American Legion Baseball is in Full Swing at Rich Park

Have you ever felt like you were a character in a Norman Rockwell painting?  Mocksville-Davie American Legion Baseball at Mando Field in Rich Park on a summer evening is like a live version of a Norman Rockwell Painting. Mando Field at Rich Park provides the perfect setting for an evening of baseball and it might remind you of the movie “Field of Dreams.”   There is plenty of shade and usually a nice cool breeze, night lights and great food, and fans doing the wave on the hill that parallels the first base line. The enclosed bleachers offer seating to those […]
June 6, 2011

Classic Cars “Cruise-In” ~ Tonight in Historic Downtown Mocksville

Visit the beautiful and historic square in downtown Mocksville this evening for a classic car “Cruise-In” presented by the Piedmont Classic C.A.R.S. Club. The cruise-in draws participants from the surrounding areas stretching from the Virginia border to the Sandhills ~ West from Wilkes County and East to Alamance and Wake Counties.   If the weather is kind, the cruise-in will draw as many as 250 cars. A Symphony of Sights and Sounds For three hours on a warm, Monday evening, the town square is transformed into a colorful, busy symphony of sight and sounds. The cruise-ins also provide car owners the opportunity […]
June 4, 2011

Update 6/4 – Gas Prices still 20-30 Cents Less Per Gallon in Davie County!

Updated 6/4/2011:  Pictures taken at the pumps at 11:00 AM today, 6/4/2011:   [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157626883050340″]   The chart below is based on prices as reported by www.gasbuddy.com at 10:00 PM, Thursday, June 2nd. The price for a gallon of regular gasoline is 20-30 cents per gallon lower in Mocksville than in surrounding cities. [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157626883050340″] The 10 Lowest Priced Stations in Mocksville The chart below is based on real-time data from for the 10 lowest price stations in Mocksville as reported to gasbuddy.com Lowest Gas Prices in Mocksville Mocksville Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com
June 3, 2011

Community Open House ~ Free Event ~ Winmock at Kinderton! Sunday 2-5 PM

This Sunday, from 2-5 PM, come on out for a community open house at the elegant Winmock at Kinderton! The team at Sterling Events has been hard at work transforming this historic property into a world-class destination! Sunday afternoon, June 5th is the perfect opportunity for you to come see what has been done and to discover for yourself why this destination is helping to put Davie County on the map for the most luxurious corporate events, the most beautiful weddings and absolutely elegant social functions. The old WinMock Dairy Barn, now known as Winmock at Kinderton, has truly come […]
June 1, 2011

DCCC Recognized as National Leader in Increasing College Completion!

DCCC, the College of Davidson and Davie Counties, along with 4 other North Carolina community colleges, has been awarded a grant under the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation “Completion by Design” grant program.  The grant will also be shared with Guilford Technical Community College, Central Piedmont Community College, Martin Community College and Wake Technical Community College. Completion by Design aims to build on proven, existing practices already underway at these forward-thinking community colleges that are already working to address the needs of today’s students. They are doing this by focusing on new approaches to areas such as course scheduling, advising, […]
May 25, 2011

The Davie County High School Theater Department Presents “Clue the Musical” This Week at the Brock

Who killed Mr. Boddy, in What Room, with What Weapon? Based on the popular Parker Brothers’ board game CLUE, this fun-filled musical brings the world’s best known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room and with what weapon. An Interactive Role for The Audience The audience plays a part in this fun-filled musical.  The audience receives  forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given throughout the evening.  Audience members choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons and rooms.  Audience participation will guide the show to […]
May 22, 2011

Ingersoll Rand is Meeting the Workforce Development Challenges of a Global Economy in Davie County

Experienced Davie County Workforce is Ingersoll Rand’s Most Valuable Asset The transformation of the Ingersoll Rand manufacturing center in Mocksville to an Ingersoll Rand Manufacturing Center of Excellence has been successful in large part because of the skills of its most experienced machinists.  These advanced skill-sets are the result of many years of experience and these advanced machining skills represent a wealth of workforce knowledge which cannot be taught in classrooms using traditional textbooks. The Challenge The challenge has been leveraging this “tribal knowledge” so that newer machinists benefit from the knowledge and experience of the experts.  A community-wide effort […]
May 20, 2011

Events This Weekend in Davie County

Friday, May 20th “Wine Down” Friday and Sunset at Misty Creek Vineyards from 5-8 PM Start the weekend off with a relaxing sunset and ½ price wine.  Bring your snack or dinner to eat on the patio, watch the wonderful sunset and enjoy a glass of your favorite wine for half price.  For directions and details visit www.mistrycreekwines.com Snyder Family Band in Concert at Farmington Community Center Friday from 7-9 PM The Snyder Family Band, featuring champion fiddle player Samantha Snyder and champion guitar picker Zeb Snyder will be playing at the Farmington Community Center from 7-9 PM.  Food and […]
May 19, 2011

Our State North Carolina Magazine Publishes Story on Historic Downtown Mocksville

Melanie Forbes Cook, of Davie County has written an article for the “My Town” feature section of Our State North Carolina Magazine.  Melanie’s article captures the essence of this historic “Main Street” community; from the clock tower watching over Main Street to perhaps this writer’s favorite line from the article ~ “The town is truly a unique piece in the tapestry of American life as it should be lived.” From the Davie County Vineyards, to American Legion Baseball, to the companies that have located here, the article serves us well by reminding us all how grateful we should be to […]