September 7, 2020
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Bus Safety Innovator Seeks to Move Operations to Mocksville

By Jeanna Baxter White Bus Safety Solutions is planning a move to Mocksville,  bringing ten jobs to the community, and infusing new life into an old building. The company has outgrown its current space on Westpoint Boulevard in Winston-Salem and is eager to relocate to Davie County, where its president and vice-president are residents.  “We are bursting at the seams and would love to bring our company to the community where we live,” said Scott Geyer, vice-president. Renovation and Revitalization Plans Bus Safety Solutions would use the building to assemble Extended Stop Arms and Transit Curtain PPE for school buses. […]
September 3, 2020
Ignite Davie Sign Welcomes Students to the Davie Campus of the Davidson Community College

IGNITE DAVIE is Sparking Futures!

Reprinted with permission from DavieLife Magazine Davie County is putting EDUCATION at the center of our community through the IGNITE DAVIE College Promise Program! Davie County students now have the opportunity to continue their education without incurring student debt. All eligible high school graduates, regardless of financial need or academic ability, can continue their education and training to open the door to better career opportunities and increased earning potential.    “We are very proud of IGNITE DAVIE because it does put education at the very CENTER of our community by investing in the students of Davie County,” said Carolyn McManamy, Director […]
August 18, 2020

Davie County Mom Returns Home to Childhood Property with Help from Clayton Homes and Family Promise

Sometimes dreams do come true, just ask Sonya Allen. Allen and her two teenage children, Smitty and Elaine, experienced homelessness after a water main break forced them to permanently move out of the home they owned. The family spent time in Family Promise of Davie County’s shelter program before moving into a transitional home owned by Hope Homes, another local nonprofit.  Partnership Offers Hope During her time at Family Promise, Allen often spoke with Executive Director Lisa Foster about her dream to move back to the land where she grew up in Advance, NC. She owned the property, but the […]
August 14, 2020

Census Bureau Begins Door to Door Visits

If you haven’t completed the census, expect a knock on your door. This week, the U.S. Census Bureau began following up with households nationwide that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.  Based on the current national self-response rate of 63.3%, the Census Bureau estimates it will need to visit about 56 million addresses to collect responses in person. As of August 9th, Davie County ranked fourth in the state, with 67.7% of the county’s residents having responded. But that means thousands still need to be counted, and millions of dollars in federal funds are yet at stake.   Up […]
July 29, 2020

Connecting Employers and Job Seekers

By Jeanna Baxter White DavieWorks.com Offers One-Stop-Shop for Employers and Job Seekers Are you looking for a job? Do you have a position to fill? DavieWorks.com is your answer.  Davie CONNECT’s online employment portal connects Davie County employers and job seekers with recruiting, training, and career resources within Davie County. “DavieWorks.com was created to connect people to the specific resources and services that can help them find employment or for businesses to shine a spotlight on the positions they are trying to fill,” said Carolyn McManamy, director of Davie CONNECT and the creator of DavieWorks.com. “It is meant to serve […]
July 28, 2020

Attracting Business by Sparking Imaginations

As the President and CEO of Davie Construction Co. for the past 27 years, Carl Carney understands how envisioning the transformation of a lot into a building site sometimes takes a little imagination. That’s why ten years ago, he tackled a new challenge, creating spec building to help new companies picture themselves doing business in Davie County. His most recent, a 12,000 SF facility located in the BCM Industrial Park includes a 3,500 SF suite to be occupied by Davie Construction Co. and the remaining 8,500 SF currently available for lease. Carney, a Columbia, SC native, realized early on that […]
July 20, 2020

WorkForce Unlimited Hosting Drive-Through Job Fair

200+ Jobs Available! WorkForce Unlimited is holding a drive-through job fair on Thursday, July 23rd from 2-4 p.m. at the Walmart Supercenter at 261 Cooper Creek Drive in Mocksville.  More than 200 jobs are available! The company is seeking packers, inspectors, sewing machine operators, and a line coordinator. Starting pay is $10 to $17 an hour. Please bring your resume. For more information, contact WorkForce Unlimited at (336) 679-5727 (Yadkinville) or (336) 258-2505 (Elkin).  WorkForce Unlimited is one of the Southeast’s largest staffing agencies and specializes in recruiting for manufacturing, distribution, skilled trades, office, and professional positions. For additional job […]
July 17, 2020

Ma and Me Accessories Celebrates Grand Opening in Mocksville

What began as a home-based business has expanded into a delightful new accessory shop in downtown Mocksville.  Ma and Me Accessories, located at 147 Depot Street, celebrated its grand opening on July 17th with a combination live and Facebook Live ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce.  The shop specializes in custom t-shirts, headbands, tutus, custom drinking glasses, decals, and more.  “One of the things we love at the Chamber of Commerce is having new businesses come in because they are a draw for other new businesses and people coming to the area,” said Board Chairman Chuck […]
July 13, 2020

What is Open at the New Davie County Community Park?

The countdown is almost over!  After six years of extensive resident input, park design master planning, and construction, the eagerly awaited Davie County Community Park, including the Splashpad, opens tomorrow, Tuesday, July 14th.  “Words cannot express how excited our team is to finally open this gem up to the public!” exclaimed Whitney Fitzsimons, special events & marketing coordinator for Davie County Recreation & Parks.  “There are obvious modifications to our opening that we did not expect would be necessary when we first started planning for our grand opening. However, we all agree that having the park open for use was […]