January 3, 2011

Beekeeping Short Course Begins Friday!

A Great Family Adventure There are few things in life sweeter than honey from beehives in your own backyard.  If you ever wondered what it would be like to be a beekeeper, the Beekeeper Short Course is a wonderful way to learn more about this exciting and important field.  The instructor for the course is Gregory Fariss, EAS Master Beekeeper, the owner of Peaceful Valley Honey, and former Apiary Inspector (bee inspector) for the Maryland Department of Agriculture.  Mr. Fariss, a passionate speaker and an experienced instructor, is always informative and frequently entertaining.  This is a great course for families […]
December 31, 2010

Davie Community Foundation ~ Changing the Lives of Davie County Children

Challenge Accepted ~ Challenge Met! The Davie Community Foundation accepted a challenge from Reynolds American Foundation to raise $50,000 for the Children’s Reading Fund to receive a $25,000 match from Reynolds. During the last quarter of 2010, Davie Community Foundation worked to complete the challenge and raise the required $50,000.  On December 16, 2010, the challenge was met! December Gifts Put Challenge Over the Top! The Mocksville Woman’s Club and Noah Reynolds, great grandson of R.J. Reynolds, made gifts to put the challenge “over the top”. “We were thrilled to reach the $50,000 goal before Christmas,” said Jane Simpson, Davie […]
December 26, 2010

A Davie County White Christmas!

Blizzard conditions prevail in much of the nation while we enjoy our own white Christmas in Davie County! Enjoy some snow-filled images of the oaks standing like sentinels on the town square along with other images of a white Christmas in historic downtown Mocksville. Hi-resolution originals are available here. [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157625547174027″]
December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

We wish everyone a very merry Christmas! Below are some pictures of the holiday lights in historic downtown Mocksville on Christmas Eve 2010.  High resolution originals are available here. [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157625666820414″]
December 18, 2010

Update: WinMock at Kinderton ~ Transformation Underway!

One year ago this week we published a story announcing the fabulous future for the stunning 17,000 square foot barn which was part of WinMock Farm in Davie County.  The owner and developer of this historic Davie County landmark, Sterling Events, is certainly putting its decades of corporate event planning experience to good use as the transformation of this 17,000 foot landmark into a world-class event center begins to take shape. New Event Center Developed “for” Event Planners “by” Event Planners Building off their own experiences in the industry, Sterling Events Group, celebrating 25 years in business this year, has […]
December 17, 2010


Whether photography is your passion, your hobby, or just an occasional pastime, you are invited to participate in the Davie County Arts Council‘s photo contest, celebrating the beauty and unique character of Davie County.  Compete for cash prizes ~ All entries will be exhibited at the Brock Gallery from January 13th through March 1st! Everyone Encouraged to Participate! Both amateur and professional photographers are welcome to participate.  The complete official contest rules are available at the Davie County Arts Council’s office Noon till 5:00 p.m. until Wednesday, December 22nd.  The basic rules of the contest are that the image is […]
December 15, 2010

New Year’s Eve Benefit Event!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Ladies and Gentlemen, you are invited to “The King’s Ball” on New Year’s Eve.  This promises to be a memorable, fun filled event including a live band (Phase Band), cash bar, heavy hors doevres and plenty of dancing. Organized by Katy Junker of Mocksville, all proceeds from the event will benefit the Advocacy Center of Davie County. The event will be held in the beautiful Grand Ballroom at the Village Inn Golf and Conference Center in Clemmons from 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM.  Tickets are $50/person with a hotel package also available.  The hotel package includes […]
December 13, 2010

Cooleemee Featured on “North Carolina Weekend” By UNC-TV

Early in the 20th century, textile mills dotted the landscape across North Carolina. Few of these mill towns have been preserved well enough to tell their stories like the town of Cooleemee, in Davie County North Carolina. Bring Your Horse-Teams, Your Mules, Your Oxen and Your Sons… The video linked to your left, produced by UNC-TV, tells the story of Cooleemee… from theories about how the town got its name, to the history of Erwin Mills newspaper ads asking farmers to bring their horse teams, their mules, their oxen and their sons to come and help build a brand new […]
December 9, 2010

Mayor’s Proclamation Issued & War Eagles Send Off on Saturday

Join Us For a Community Send-Off The Davie County Chamber of Commerce encourages and invites all Davie County residents to come out on Saturday, December 11th at 8 am to show your community pride and support for our War Eagles Football Team. Grab your signs or flags, put on some black & orange and let’s line the streets and cheer for the War Eagles as they head out of town to Wake Forest University to play in the State Championship Game. The team bus will leave the Davie County High School at 8am and travel through town up North Main […]