February 5, 2024

DEX Heavy Duty Parts: A Driving Force in Sustainable Business

DEX Heavy Duty Parts (DEX), a subsidiary of the Volvo Group, is the country’s largest supplier of renovated, recycled, and surplus heavy-duty and all-makes truck parts for medium and heavy-duty trucks. The company has more than 3 million parts on hand across more than 30,000 different part types covering all makes and models at its headquarters in Advance. But DEX is far more than a supplier of truck parts. Since relocating to Davie County in 2014, the company has emerged as a key player in sustainable business practices and is a significant contributor to both the community and the economy. […]
January 13, 2024

Students at Davie High School Create Synergies with Local Businesses

Students in drafting classes at Davie County High School (DCHS) are constantly creating, tinkering, and innovating. Driven by identifying and solving problems, their projects encompass everything from a mold for synthetic fishing worms to cell phone holders for their cars.  These product solutions have been used in students’ personal lives, other DCHS classrooms, and even in local manufacturing businesses. Some solutions are benefitting companies nationwide. Student Talent – A Win for Local Company Avgol Davie High Junior Jaydon Leonard is a shining success story of the school’s internships with local manufacturers. While interning with Avgol, a nonwoven fabrics manufacturer, he […]
January 10, 2024

Mocksville Gears Up for the Future: Public Invited to Budget Retreat on February 10

Ensuring a town’s financial stability and meeting its goals heavily relies on effective budgeting. Mayor Will Marklin and the Mocksville Board of Commissioners invite you to attend the Town of Mocksville’s  FY2024-2025 Budget Retreat on Saturday, February 10th, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Davidson-Davie Community College (1205 S. Salisbury Street.) The meeting will be held in Room 110 of the administration building.  Marklin stresses the pivotal role of community participation, urging Mocksville residents to engage in the retreat. “Come witness firsthand how your elected officials navigate through budgetary decisions, ensuring a balanced financial plan for the year ahead. […]
January 4, 2024

Terry Bralley Named Triad Business Journal 2023 Power Player 

Congratulations to Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, who was named a 2023 Power Player by the Triad Business Journal. The program was designed to recognize those who are guiding our region to a stronger future. To build the 7th annual list, TBJ looked back through the headlines of the past 18 months at leaders championing efforts that can dynamically change the region’s trajectory — and that of the cities, counties, and communities within it. These key leaders are shepherding and executing game-changing initiatives or developments that are moving the Triad economy forward. These elite 80 […]
December 19, 2023

VVIC Hosts Toys for Tots Christmas Giveaway for Families in Need

Children’s laughter mingled with Christmas music, drifting past a Christmas tree adorned in red, white, and blue. Transformed by a heartwarming celebration and toy giveaway, the Veterans View Intake Center (VVIC) hosted a small Christmas party on Saturday, December 16th, for local families in need. VVIC, a transitional facility for homeless veterans, gave away presents to 60 children this Christmas season in partnership with Toys for Tots. While a little over half of the gifts were traditional Toys for Tots donations, VVIC wanted children to feel extra love this Christmas, supplementing donations with additional presents purchased on behalf of private […]
December 12, 2023

The Ignite Davie Program: Paving a Pathway to Success in Dentistry

The IGNITE DAVIE College Promise program is significantly impacting local students’ lives, providing them with the opportunity to pursue higher education and successful careers. Two shining examples of the program’s success are Antonia Montano and Hannah Morgan, who earned their Dental Assistant accreditation through the IGNITE DAVIE program at Davidson-Davie Community College (DDCC). Dr. Andrew Rivers swiftly hired both at Rivers Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, where they have been eager to contribute to the local practice.  Discovering IGNITE DAVIE: A Gateway to Possibilities Montano’s introduction to IGNITE DAVIE came from her guidance counselor in 2020, during her senior year at […]
December 5, 2023

Davie County Schools Celebrates the new Mebane Education Center

Davie County Schools has officially unveiled its new central administration building, the Mebane Education Center. Aptly named in honor of the gifts the Mebane Foundation has given to the Davie County School System throughout the years, its opening was celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 28th. The ceremony marked a significant milestone for the larger community and school system, fulfilling a plan set out with the bond referendum to build the new high school passed back in 2014. Included in the referendum were plans to convert the former high school building into central administration offices. Over the past 25 […]
November 30, 2023

Come One, Come All: Cooleemee Christmas Parade Saturday, December 16th! 

The Town of Cooleemee will host its annual Christmas parade at  2 p.m. on Saturday, December 16th. The parade will begin at Cooleemee Elementary School at 136 Marginal Street and end at the Zachary House at 131 Church Street. Families will gather on the grounds of the Zachary House after the parade for music, stories, fellowship, and free food.  Bring your S’Mores sticks and enjoy roasting marshmallows by the fire. Of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand for a chat and pictures with the children. Want to enter a float, car, bike, or walk in the parade? […]
November 30, 2023

Revolutionizing Education: The Mebane Masters Program’s 15-Year Impact on Davie County Schools

Launched in 2008, the Mebane Masters program changed the face of education in Davie County. Providing a holistic method of teaching to technology-savvy students, Mebane Masters quickly earned overwhelmingly positive responses from students, teachers, administrators, and the community. The core of the program was a 30-month partnership between Davie County Schools and the ASU Reich College of Education. The 15 teachers in the program remained in their Davie County classrooms while pursuing their Master of Arts Degrees in Instructional Technology. They acted as the school’s primary resource for their peers when it came to questions about the best and most […]