February 10, 2011

RayLen Vineyards & Winery’s “Carolinius” Added to NC Museum of History Collection

What do a Davie County wine, a camouflage net, and a millstone have in common?  All three were made in North Carolina, were featured during last September’s “Manufacturing Makes It Real” Tour, and are now part of the North Carolina Museum of History’s permanent collection in Raleigh. RayLen Vineyards & Winery, located Mocksville, produced the Carolinius jeroboam that has been added to the artifact collection.  Carolinius is RayLen’s best-selling Cabernet blend red wine.  The jeroboam, a 3-liter bottle, is equivalent to four bottles of wine. Celebrating the High Quality and Competitive Spirit of North Carolina Manufacturers The Museum of History […]
February 8, 2011

$100 Million Investment Puts Davie County in the Spotlight!

The $100 million investment in Davie County by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is the culmination of 10 years of hard work, relationship building, trust and patience by Davie County and the leadership team at WFUBMC. In The Spotlight ~ A Catalyst for Economic Development News and media outlets across the region picked up this story and put the spotlight on Davie County. Major investments by a world class organization like WFUBMC attract the attention of site selection professionals and business location specialists across the nation, providing the potential for even more opportunities for new jobs and economic growth. […]
February 4, 2011

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Bringing World-Class Health Care to Davie County

Wake Forest Baptist will develop its Davie Campus on Hwy 801 at I-40 in two phases, starting with outpatient services and then building a hospital. “Davie County is an integral part of our vision for the medical center,” said Dr. John McConnell, CEO of Wake Forest Baptist.  “We are excited to bring the unique services of Wake Forest Baptist in partnership with local physicians to provide world class health care services in Davie County.” Phase One ~ 175-250 Jobs Phase one includes a medical office building for physician offices and a three-story outpatient building with approximately 90,000 square feet.  It […]
February 2, 2011

National Signing Day ~ Davie County War Eagles ~ Jared Barber Commitment to West Virginia Mountaineers is Official!

This is the first Wednesday in February, also known in college sports as National Signing Day.  This is the first day a high school senior can sign a binding national letter of intent for college sports and Jared Barber faxed his own LOI (letter of intent) in to West Virginia this morning! People in Davie County have known for quite a while that Jared Barber, the six foot, 220 lb inside linebacker would be playing for the Mountaineers.  Barber was one of the leaders of the 2010 Davie County War Eagles team that went to the state championship game for […]
January 26, 2011

Davie County Landmark Added to the National Historic Register

Winmock at Kinderton has been officially listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. The beautiful, iconic structure dominates the view near the western bank of the Yadkin River where US Highway 158 crosses into Davie County. Built in the early 1900’s by S. Clay Williams, former president of the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company, the barn’s unique architectural style features a cavernous 7,200 square foot loft.  The barn, officially listed as Win-Mock Farm Dairy, was added to the register on December 27th, 2010 in recognition of its importance to the history of North Carolina and the United States.  During […]
January 21, 2011

The Best of Cole Porter ~ Carolina Chamber Symphony Players Coming to Mocksville’s Brock Performing Arts Center This Saturday!

The Carolina Chamber Symphony Players will perform at 7:30 PM this Saturday, January 22nd at the Brock Performing Arts Center in downtown Mocksville. The concert will feature classic melodies by Cole Porter, one of the great American composers. Musical selections will include Night and Day, Begin the Beguine, Love for Sale, It’s De-Lovely, What is This Thing Called Love, C’est Magnifique, From This Moment, I Love Paris, My Heart Belongs to Daddy, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, I Get a Kick Out of You, and more. The evening promises to be full of distinctive and energetic vocal and instrumental […]
January 20, 2011

Davie County STEM Education ~ Leading the Way!

Industry Partners Announced Joining the team in support of STEM education in Davie County are Ingersoll Rand, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, and the North Carolina Center for Global Logistics.  Precision manufacturing, health care and logistics are all engines of economic growth that will provide jobs and opportunities in Davie County as the North Carolina economy continues transitioning from furniture, textiles and tobacco to high tech. Davie County Schools have some very powerful partners when it comes to educating the workforce of tomorrow. As part of the Davie County Economic Development Update in Mocksville last week, Davie County Schools […]
January 19, 2011

NC Governor Beverly Perdue Welcomes Nature’s Pearl to Toast Her Birthday

Legend says that over 400 years ago, Sir Walter Raleigh sent Queen Elizabeth I a keg of muscadine wine, made from North Carolina grapes in the New World. On Friday, January 14th, 2011, Debbie Pullen and Ben Kish of Nature’s Pearl traveled to Raleigh, NC to toast Governor Beverly Perdue’s birthday with Nature’s Pearl Muscadine Grape Juice. Accompanying Nature’s Pearl on this historic occasion were NC Representative Julia C. Howard, Deputy Secretary Dale Carroll of the NC Department of Commerce, and Joe Sanderson and Joy Hicks from the NC Department of Agriculture.  Video of the meeting is now available on […]
January 7, 2011

Sometimes the Smallest Places Have the Biggest Impact!

Ingersoll Rand products bridge 6 continents and 100 countries. A 425,000 square foot facility in Mocksville has been home to one of Ingersoll Rand’s largest plants since 1965. The facility underwent a $6 million renovation in 2009 and a $7 million capital equipment upgrade in 2010. The Mocksville plant produces compressors and components that are distributed world-wide. This world class facility in Mocksville is ISO9000 certified, Class 0 Certified and Six Sima certified. Davie County’s skilled workforce is making a difference for Ingersoll Rand customers across the globe.  As the video below demonstrates,  sometimes the smallest places have the biggest […]