November 24, 2020

Save, Support, and Celebrate This Holiday Season!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and your local merchants are ready to help you find that perfect gift for all of the special people on your list! The Davie County Chamber of Commerce has created two initiatives to highlight Davie County’s unique shops, tantalizing restaurants, and delightful services and activities to encourage everyone to support your friends, neighbors, and community by shopping local. “Shopping where you live is like giving a present to your friends, neighbors, and even yourself,” said Chamber President Caroline Moser. “When we choose to purchase goods and services in the community where we live, […]
November 18, 2020

Davie County in the Red Zone for Community Spread

North Carolina Introduces COVID-19 County Alert System:  Governor Cooper and Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) have announced a new COVID-19 County Alert System to pinpoint counties with the highest levels of viral spread and to offer specific recommendations to bring numbers down. This system will provide information about how each county is faring and will help local leaders make decisions about actions to slow the virus’s spread. The map will be updated every four weeks.  How To Read the Detailed Report You can read the report online or download […]
November 15, 2020

Step Back in Time – Davie Chamber Creates Downtown Mocksville Walking Tour Guide

Visitors to Mocksville often marvel at the magnificent old homes gracing Main Street and wish to know their history.  Now visitors and locals alike can learn more about these stately structures by picking up a copy of the new Walking Tour of Downtown Mocksville guide created by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce.  “Mocksville has such a rich history. We thought a walking tour brochure would be a terrific way to showcase our beautiful downtown homes and attract visitors to our area,” said Caroline Moser, president of the Chamber. “As people are taking the self-guided tour, we hope they will […]
November 13, 2020

Davie County Opens Free Coronavirus Testing Sites

With COVID-19 on the rise in North Carolina, Davie County Health and Human Services (DCHHSS) has announced that two large scale community testing sites will be opening for Coronavirus testing during the last two weeks of November.  OptumServe will provide no-cost drive-thru testing at the Davie County Community Park and Smith Grove Community Center in partnership with NC DHHS and DCHHSS.  No-Cost Testing Begins Monday!  Testing will be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Davie County Community Park, 151 Southwood Drive in Mocksville Monday, November 16th and 23rd; Tuesday, November 17th and 24th; and Wednesday, November 18th  […]
October 28, 2020
(From L-R) USDA Rural Development State Director Robert Hosford, U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, Yadtel CEO Mitzie Branon, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand, North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler, and U.S. Rep. Ted Budd.

Yadtel Receives $2.3 Million Grant to Expand Broadband

“Access to high-speed internet is a cornerstone of prosperity, and unfortunately, many of America’s rural communities lack access to this critical infrastructure….Connecting America’s rural communities to this essential infrastructure is one of the USDA’s top priorities because we know that when rural America thrives, all of America thrives,” United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand said during a grant award ceremony at Yadkin Valley Telephone Membership Corporation headquarters in Yadkinville on Monday.  USDA ReConnect Program Yadtel Telecom received a $2.3 million ReConnect Program grant from the USDA to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network to […]
October 26, 2020

Davie County Halloween Activities

Gather your little ghouls and goblins! From pumpkin carving parties to spooky movies to a Halloween Hootenany at Cognition, Davie County has a week full of safe, fun activities to help your family celebrate Halloween this year.  Pumpkin Carving Parties October 26-29th Davie County Recreation and Parks has several opportunities for family-friendly fun beginning with pumpkin carving parties every day through Thursday. The meadow at the Davie County Community Park at 151 Southwood Drive in Mocksville has been transformed into a pumpkin patch for you and your family. Pick out a pumpkin to carve or paint for only $3 each […]
September 29, 2020
Census 2020 Final Call for Davie County

Time is Running Out to Complete the Census

Did you know that your ten minutes will positively impact our community for the next 10 years? This Wednesday, September 30, is the final day to complete the 2020 Census. So far, 70.6% of Davie County residents have responded, but that means almost one third have not, leaving millions of dollars in much-needed funding at risk.  “It is so simple…your response to the 2020 Census equals more money for Davie County programs/needs/opportunities which benefits all residents,” said Terry Bralley, president of Davie County Economic Development. “What a shame to leave 30% of what could be DOLLARS  for Davie to other […]
September 22, 2020
Two girls drink cool clean drinking water from glasses in their homy kitchen.

Long Term Water Strategy Will Allow for Maximum Economic Growth

Davie County and the Town of Mocksville are partnering on a long-term water strategy to secure the county’s water supply and to allow for economic growth over the next 20 or more years in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.    Davie County owns and operates the 2.6 mgd (million gallons per day)  Cooleemee Water Treatment Plant (WTP) in southern Davie County with an intake on the South Yadkin River. The Town of Mocksville owns the 3.0 mgd Hugh A. Lagle WTP with an intake on Hunting Creek. Both water treatment facilities are at the end of their useful life.   […]
September 17, 2020
Kerry Blackwelder works on word sounds with Kaylee Spade Mebane

Sharing the Love of Reading: Mebane Foundation Welcomes Kerry Blackwelder to HillRAP Tutoring Program

“I’m not finished making a difference in the lives of kids,” says Kerry Blackwelder, who retired from Davie County Schools in July, after 29 years of teaching, and is now eager to begin her second career as a Hill Reading Achievement Program (HillRAP) tutor for the Mebane Foundation.  “I am excited to be tutoring to continue to share my love of phonics and literacy with students. I’ve spent the majority of my teaching career teaching literacy and it’s my passion! I love watching my striving students become confident readers.”  HillRAP is a research-based, individualized approach to teaching the five essential […]