November 30, 2010

Just in Time for Christmas ~ Local History Comes Alive in New Book!

A new book by local authors Jane Satchell McAllister and Debra Leigh Dotson captures the essence of Mocksville and its people through hundreds of vintage photographs that tell the story of the town’s development and its people through the mid-1900s.  “Images of America ~ Mocksville” was published by Arcadia Publishing on November 15th, 2010. Photographs Provide Evidence of Agricultural Pursuits and Various Trades Named the seat of newly created Davie County in 1839, the town of Mocksville, originally known as Mocks Old Field, existed as early as the Revolutionary War.  Photographs provide documentary evidence of various trades as well as […]
November 22, 2010

Nation’s Executives Rank North Carolina #1!

North Carolina has been ranked the number one business climate in the nation by Site Selection magazine, the nation’s premier publication for corporate executives on business location strategies! North Carolina Competitive Advantages Executives from some of the world’s most respected companies identified the following competitive advantages North Carolina offers: ~ a wealth of talented and skilled labor, ~ outstanding custom training programs, ~ solid transportation infrastructure, ~ low cost of doing business, and ~ high quality of life. First Place Finish Underscores North Carolina Success! “All states face economic and budgetary challenges these days, but this ranking reminds us that […]
November 19, 2010

Holiday Open House, Christmas Ornament Premier and Emile Pandolfi’s Christmas Show This Sunday

Historic Downtown Mocksville will “light up” during the annual “open house” event on Sunday, November 21st from 1-6 PM.  Experience hometown excitement with retail shopping, craft vendors, hayrides, ornament premier and a “Looking Back” book signing with Charles Crenshaw and Ronnie Smith at Restaurant 101.  Entertainment will include the Davie High Brass Band, North Davie Band and more. Visit four or more participating merchants downtown and collect signatures to receive a hand-painted ornament with the purchase of a ticket for Davie County Arts Council presentation of Emile Pandolfi’s “Christmas Show” with comedian James Sibley at 7:00 PM at the Brock […]
November 18, 2010

Comedy that’s Priceless ~ “The Million Heirs” This Friday and Saturday at the Brock Performing Arts Center!

The Davie County High School Drama Department presents “The Million Heirs” this Friday and Saturday at the Brock Performing Arts Center in Mocksville. It’s the turn of the century and the late Mr. Asbury has willed each of his three grown children a million dollars – with a few conditions!  Talkative William must not speak one word; shy Margaret must perform on stage; and Joseph must fall in love and marry.  And the conditions must be met in seven days at the Lame Horse Inn under the scrutiny of the scheming attorney and the family butler, who will become rich […]
November 16, 2010

“Dine Out For Davie” This Thursday, November 18th!

You can help people in Davie County by simply dining out! Participating restaurants below will donate up to 10% of their sales on Thursday, November 18th to the Davie County United Way.  Start your day with a yummy breakfast treat, then visit one of your neighborhood restaurants for lunch…and finally, go home and grab the family for a delicious dinner at any participating restaurant.  Be on the lookout for the Dine Out for Davie restaurants near you (see the list and map below)… and remember to “Dine Out for Davie County” this Thursday, November 19th. This event brings local restaurants […]
November 15, 2010

Davie Life Magazine Celebrates First Year!

Davie Life Magazine, “A Magazine Dedicated to Davie County” hit the newsstands on Friday, November 12th.  Davie Life is a complimentary magazine published by Davie County native Wendy Horne and is available at the Chamber of Commerce, local libraries and town halls, and everywhere there is a lot of foot traffic in Davie County. Davie County Residents Urged to “Shop Local” The current issue of Davie Life is dedicated to local advertisers that make the magazine possible and reminds us how important our shopping dollars are to the local economy. Christmas Open House ~ November 21st! A Davie Life article […]
November 10, 2010

Dempsey Essick Will Be Featured at 41st Annual Craft Village in Mocksville

Dempsey Essick is the featured artist at the 41st annual “Davie Craft Corner.” This annual craft village with juried items will be held at the Brock Auditorium in historic downtown Mocksville this Thursday from 5 PM to 9 PM, Friday from 9 AM to 9 PM and Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM.  Traditional and holiday crafts, a bake sale and a café make this is a fun way to get some of your holiday shopping done. Traditional and holiday crafts, a bake sale and a café make this is a fun way to get some of your holiday […]
November 9, 2010

Mrs. Helen Page Crenshaw, Raylen Vineyard and Ingersoll Rand Receive 2010 Chamber of Commerce Awards at 41st Annual Awards Banquet!

The 2010 Davie County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet held at Bermuda Run Country Club on Thursday, October 28th was generously sponsored by CenturyLink, VentLab Corporation and Webb Heating and Air. Several members fully embraced the spirit of the Halloween Costume Contest by arriving in some very creative costumes. As always, this annual event continues to be greatly supported by the business community and serves as a reminder of the importance of coming together to celebrate accomplishments and to recognize outstanding commitments to our community. The 2010 Small Business of the Year Award was presented to Raylen Vineyards and Winery, […]
November 8, 2010

Cooleemee Historical Association ~ How You Can Help

With over 330 original mill houses, the Bullhole and dam at RiverPark and the old cotton mill still standing along the banks of the South Yadkin River, Cooleemee is perhaps the best preserved Southern mill village of the post civil-war industrial age.  Cooleemee’s mill, built in 1900 at the height of the South’s mill building era, closed in 1969. Preserved as private homes, most of the mill houses are still in excellent architectural condition.  The work on RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls has breathed new life into the banks of the river and the dam which provided power for the mill.  […]