December 9, 2019

Skyline National Bank Grand Opening in Mocksville this Thursday, December 12th!

By Jeanna Baxter White Skyline National Bank has leased the former BB&T bank building in downtown Mocksville and will open its newest branch during the first week of December with a grand opening scheduled for December 12th. Grand opening festivities will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m., refreshments, giveaways, and account specials with CD promotional rates and safe deposit box fee waivers.  The first fifty people to register for a door prize will also receive a free Christmas wreath. Door prizes will be drawn every hour from 12 until 4. “National is in our name but community is in […]
December 6, 2019

Davie County – 17th Strongest Economy in the State!

By Jeanna Baxter White Davie County has the 17th strongest economy out of the 100 counties in North Carolina, for the second year in a row, according to the 2020 North Carolina Development Tier Designation report issued by the North Carolina Department of Commerce. “We have a lot to be proud of in our community,” said Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. “This is another example of how we are stronger together and how we are continuing to make a difference.” Since 2007, North Carolina has used a three-level system for designating development tiers. The designations, […]
December 3, 2019

Horse & Buggy Rides, Mocksville Christmas Parade This Weekend – Holiday Events Roundup!

By Jeanna Baxter White It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and Mocksville has made the “nice list” with its range of holiday activities sure to delight “kids from 1 to 92.” Mark your calendars now because you won’t want to miss a single event! Horse & Buggy Rides — Friday, December 6th, 6-8 p.m. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Christmas season with horse & buggy rides beginning and ending in downtown Mocksville.  Rides will start and end on West Depot Street in downtown Mocksville and will cost $5 per person. Children under 5 ride for free. […]
November 27, 2019

Delighting the Crowds at the Mocksville Bed Races!

“Twas the Night Before Bed Race” and all through the town, were a series of teams wishing the flag would go down; More rapid than eagles the race beds they came, And the crowds whistled, and shouted, and called them by name! The Town of Mocksville raced into the Christmas season on November 22nd with the 8th Annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race as 13 teams careened around the quad and made a mad dash down Main Street. $600 in Cash Prizes at Stake! At stake were prizes for speed and creativity. The fastest team, Tru Taekwondo, took home […]
November 25, 2019

Come One, Come All; Cooleemee Christmas Parade, This Saturday, November 30th!

The Town of Cooleemee will host its second annual Christmas parade at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 30th. 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 […]
November 20, 2019

Ignite Your Appetite on Thursday at Tanglewood Pizza to Support College Promise!

The IGNITE DAVIE College Promise Program partners announce their first “IGNITE Your Appetite” event for Thursday, November 21st from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Tanglewood Pizza Company – 5539 US Hwy 158 in Bermuda Run.  IGNITE Your Appetite is a fundraiser for the IGNITE DAVIE College Promise Program and Tanglewood Pizza Company is generously donating 10% of their sales from that evening. “IGNITE Your Appetite is open to everyone in the community so make plans with family, friends or co-workers to join us on Thursday, November 21st at Tanglewood Pizza Company in Bermuda Run,” said Carolyn McManamy, director of […]
November 18, 2019

Bed Races This Friday in Mocksville ~ Wacky, Whimsical, and Outrageously Fun!

Historic Downtown Mocksville will race into the Christmas season this Friday night, November 22nd (rain date November 23rd) as wacky, whimsical, and outrageous teams from local businesses, non-profits, and the community take part in the 7th annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race. The festivities will begin with the lighting of the downtown businesses at dusk followed by the parade of beds at 6 p.m. and the bed races at 6:30. Although not racing this year, WXII will be broadcasting live from the event on Facebook. This year’s race will feature a NEW course, race times, and a mid-race challenge! […]
November 14, 2019

Help us “Flag” the Tree of Honor

A “Tribute Tree” to honor and/or remember those who serve or have served to protect our freedom will be located at Mocksville Town Hall and will be on display throughout the 2019 holiday season. The Goal is to Fill the Entire Tree With Flags! For each $1 contribution, a United States flag will be placed on the tree to represent a designated service person. The contributions will be presented to the Davie County Hero’s Fund for local veteran services. How to Honor/Remember a Service Member Make your $1 tax-deductible contribution payable to Historic Davie. Forms are available at downtown merchants […]
November 9, 2019

Davie Connect, Davie Chamber and the Community College Join Forces at Davie County Job Fair

By Jeanna Baxter White Davie CONNECT, DCCC, the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties and the Davie County Chamber of Commerce joined forces on Wednesday, October 16th at the Davie Campus in Mocksville for a co-sponsored job fair. The event brought together 38 employers representing a wide range of professions and industries. Career options at the job fair included positions in the areas of healthcare, advanced manufacturing, business, IT, education and more.  The job fair was moved to the library and surrounding area which provided more space to accommodate a larger number of employers. According to Carolyn McManamy, director of Davie CONNECT, “Our […]