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 […]
December 8, 2010

Interview with Davie County War Eagles High School Football Coach Doug Illing

The Davie County High School football team has beaten 4 straight playoff opponents, bringing the War Eagles to the North Carolina Division 4A State Championship game for the first time in school history.  The War Eagles will play Durham Hillside this Saturday in Winston Salem. The Davie County War Eagles ~ A Cinderella Story After finishing the regular season with a record of 5 wins and 6 losses, the playoffs began for the Davie County War Eagles with a 35-10 win against Central Piedmont Division rival North Davidson High School. (Details here) The second round of the playoffs pitted the […]
December 5, 2010

2010 Hometown Christmas Parade ~ Complete with Snow!

A beautiful snowfall complemented the 2010 Hometown Christmas Parade in historic downtown Mocksville, providing a beautiful backdrop for the parade and adding a perfect seasonal touch to the festivities.  Water and electronics don’t play well together so positioning the camera for this event was somewhat of a challenge.  Thanks to the Davie County Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Mocksville for all of the hard work organizing and coordinating this event, thanks to all of  the volunteers and organizations that contributed time and talent, and thanks to all of the parents and kids who participated! The Mocksville Christmas Parade […]
December 2, 2010

Ingersoll Rand Employees Receive 2010 Business of the Year Award!

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce 2010 Business of the Year award was presented to Ingersoll Rand employees today at the IR Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Mocksville, North Carolina. When the award was presented to the Ingersoll Rand management team at the annual chamber awards banquet last month, the IR management team asked that the award be presented personally to those who deserve it most… the Ingersoll Rand associates who do the hard work all year long. At a Christmas luncheon on December 2nd, community leaders from the town of Mocksville and Davie County, including town and county board […]
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 […]