June 16, 2020

Davie County Youth Have Organized a March for Unity This Week in Mocksville

What is racial disparity and why is it so hard for us to talk about?  A team of eight Davie County young people have organized a peaceful protest and march this Thursday, June 18th, in hopes of opening that conversation within our community.   Black Lives Matter The event, which supports the Black Lives Matter movement, will kick off at Rich Park at 4:30 with an invocation and introduction and time for participants to get organized to march together to Main Street Park in downtown Mocksville. Speakers include activists PJ Peck and Shante Mendelez; Davie County Early College Teacher Angela Griffey; […]
June 5, 2020

Sunday is National Boone Day

Happy National Boone Day! Established by the Kentucky Historical Society, it is observed each year on June 7 to commemorate the day that frontiersman Daniel Boone first began exploring the valleys and forests of present-day Kentucky in 1769. The Davie County Connection While the name Daniel Boone is most often associated with Kentucky and the West, residents of Davie County know that Daniel acquired much of his fortitude, courage, endurance, resourcefulness, and marksmanship during his early adulthood living along the Forks of the Yadkin.  A legend in his lifetime, Daniel remains an iconic figure in American history.  Davie County celebrates […]
May 31, 2020

Meals Available to Any Davie County Resident Aged 60 or Older

Even though Davie County Senior Services’ doors are closed to the public, the service to the seniors of Davie County has not stopped. Since closing the doors on March 14, Senior Services has served approximately 17,000 meals to older adults in our county. Thanks to the receipt of new funding from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Senior Services is excited to be able to expand this program even more. Beginning June 1 st Senior Services will have a drive through meal pick up service every Monday from 2:00 – 3:30pm. During that time anyone who is 60 or older […]
May 27, 2020
Free Counseling Services for Davie County Residents Affected by COVID-19 Trauma

Free Counseling Services for Davie County Citizens Facing Trauma Due to COVID-19

Smith Grove United Methodist Receives Grant to Support Free and Reduced-Rate Counseling for Davie County Residents Feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or helpless about the coronavirus pandemic? You are not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn as well as the isolation created by social distancing, school and business closures, and shelter-in-place orders have negatively affected many people’s mental health and emotional well-being.  There is Help Available Smith Grove United Methodist Church in Mocksville wants to help. The church has partnered with the NC Rural Center in Raleigh and local counselors to provide reduced rate and free counseling services for those […]
May 15, 2020
Class of 2020 Social Distance Style with Sunrise in the background

Davie County High School Announces Plans for a Drive-In Graduation

Creative Graduation Plans Chosen By the Class of 2020 Davie County High School principal, Doyle Nicholson, announced yesterday that Davie County High School will hold a drive-in graduation ceremony with a drive-thru diploma pick up. Senior students were asked to complete a survey with graduation ceremony options that aligned with celebrations that could lawfully be held at this time.  They were also offered an option to postpone the ceremony to a later date.  The majority chose to keep their current graduation date of June 13 and enjoy the graduation ceremony from their cars in the Davie County High School parking […]
May 13, 2020

Family Promise Finds a Partner in the Fight Against Homelessness

Family Promise of Davie County Receives $50,000 Grant as Part of a Pilot Program to Combat Homelessness  Kenyal Braswell was scared. She and her three young sons under the age of three were homeless, with nowhere to go, following a divorce. Then a local assistance agency referred her to a brand new program, Family Promise of Davie County, and suddenly there was hope.  Established in September 2017, Family Promise of Davie County (FPDC) serves families with children who are experiencing homelessness. Its core program is the Interfaith Hospitality Network or Shelter Program, as it is referred to locally, which is made […]
May 8, 2020
Davie County Tourism initiative through The Discover Davie Website

Tourism Initiative Promotes Davie County Small Business Community

Davie County Chamber of Commerce Launches Tourism Initiative  We all know that Davie County is a wonderful place to live, work, and play and it is time for the rest of the world to know it too!  The Davie County Chamber of Commerce and Davie Tourism in partnership with Word Master Media group are kicking off the Discover Davie Tourism initiative to showcase all that there is to do in Davie County.  “The initiative will harness the power of social media to reach those outside of Davie County who may not be aware of all there is to do in […]
May 5, 2020

Forbes Magazine Ranks North Carolina Number One for Business

NC Leads Forbes’ List for Third Year North Carolina leads Forbes’ Best States for Business list for the third year running, followed by Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Florida.  Forbes has been rating the business climates of the 50 states since 2006, with only North Carolina (three times), Utah (six times), and Virginia (five times) ever claiming the top spot. The report looks at 40 metrics across six main categories: business costs, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospects, and quality of life.  Our State Gets Top Marks in All Six Categories North Carolina is the only state to place among the […]
April 3, 2020

CARES Act Overview and Loan Comparison

Overview and Comparison of New SBA Loan Opportunities An Overview and Comparison by the SBA of Loans Through CARES This information comes to us from the SBA and compares the relief loans available to small businesses as well as giving business owners the details of next steps to take. SBA Emergency Loans The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, allocates $349 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the current circumstances they are encountering. The CARES Act provides funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, modifies the existing Emergency Injury […]