January 4, 2022
(L to R) Chief Frank Carter, Captain Cameron Cheppell, Lieutenant C.J. Dwiggins, Firefighter Joshua Collins, and Firefighter Chris Shoffner were instrumental in helping the Mocksville Fire Department achieve its heavy rescue certification. The hydraulic cutter & spreader, AJAX pneumatic breaker, metal saws and rope gear bags on the table represent a portion of the $50,000 worth of equipment the certification required.

Heavy Rescue Certified: Mocksville Fire Department Goes Above and Beyond for Our Community

When disaster strikes, many of us don’t think twice about the availability and capability of our first responders. However, the hard-working people behind the scenes are constantly making sure that these emergency services are ready for anything. It’s no small feat to accomplish this; rigorous training and equipment go into an outstanding first responder service, particularly a renowned fire department. Frank Carter, Chief of the Mocksville Fire Department, shared about the certifications and preparation that went into achieving this goal, including the department’s new certifications; heavy rescue and machinery & agricultural. The heavy rescue certification signifies that the department has […]
December 1, 2021

Davie County Fire Marshal’s Office Orders Burn Ban

Davie County Fire Marshal’s Office By order of the Fire Marshal, effective 12/01/2021, there is a zero tolerance burn ban placed on Davie County. “It is fall wildfire season in North Carolina, and we are seeing wildfire activity increase due to dry conditions. With these ongoing conditions, a statewide burn ban is necessary to reduce the risk of fires starting and spreading quickly. Our top priority is always to protect lives, property and forestland across the state.” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. Due to increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a State-wide ban on all open burning […]
October 29, 2021

IGNITE DAVIE Student Highlight: Desiree Johnson

Born and raised in Davie County, Desiree Johnson is taking advantage of the educational opportunities close to home. As a graduate of Davie High’s Class of 2021, she is in her first semester of college at Davidson-Davie Community College as a member of the IGNITE DAVIE College Promise Program. Thanks to the opportunities offered by Davie County High School, IGNITE DAVIE and Davidson-Davie Community College, she hopes to one day have a career in human services. Last year, as Desiree was beginning to think about college and the next steps in her academic career, she began to consider IGNITE DAVIE […]
October 23, 2021

Register Now! — “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race – November 19th

There’s no time to sleep … register your team now for the “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race! The bed race will be held Friday night, November 19th at 6 p.m. (rain date November 20th). Join the wacky, whimsical, and outrageous teams racing bed sleds down Main Street in a competitive yet FUN event! Industry, corporations, churches, nonprofits, and individuals are invited to participate.  Presented by the Mocksville Tourism Authority, the annual “Twas The Night Before Bed Race” has become one of Mocksville’s most popular events with dozens of teams competing for the cheers of the fans and $600 in […]
October 7, 2021

YVEDDI and the Town of Mocksville are Improving Local Transit Service

What if you could get a ride to the doctor, the store, or to work within Mocksville’s town limits, conveniently and efficiently, with a quick call or a couple of taps of your smartphone? YVEDDI and the Town of Mocksville are improving local transit service to serve your needs but they want your input! Let your voice be heard by filling out the survey.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2H77VJX Genesis Harrod, transit planner, for YVEDDI Public Transportation, explained that during the pandemic, YVEDDI transitioned from offering a circulator with dedicated bus stops to conducting a demand-response service, in which riders call the dispatcher and […]
October 6, 2021

IGNITE DAVIE Launches Inve$t in our Kids Capital Campaign!

The signs tell the story. Gildan is hiring, Comfort Built is hiring, Ashley Furniture is hiring… and the list goes on.  Over the past several years, business and industry have struggled to find a skilled workforce to meet their needs. The 2020 pandemic only worsened the challenges, and the lack of skilled workers to fill open positions is even greater today. Estimates for residents 25-years-old and older in 2019 showed that 42.2% have a high school diploma or less and 21.3% have some college but no degree. In total, 63.5% do not have an Associate or higher degree. We can […]
October 4, 2021

DFA Expands Capacity by Relocating to Mocksville

“If you are ever in a Volkswagen, Daimler, or BMW, and it’s really quiet, you’re welcome,” says Jerry Sutphin, vice president of Dr. Friest Automotive (DFA) US. The Germany-based company, which designs and manufactures sound deadening and insulation materials for the automotive industry, is relocating and expanding its US manufacturing operations to Mocksville.  DFA US will move from a 28,000-square-foot-space in Mount Airy into a 110,000-square-foot leased facility at 300 Bethel Church Road, which will allow the company to begin production for a third automotive manufacturer. The company currently ships to Volkswagen in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and to Daimler in Georgia, […]
September 30, 2021

Davie Community Foundation Awarded $25,000 from Duke Energy to Support Small-Business Revitalization

Davie County has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to support small-business revitalization in Davie County.   The Duke Energy Foundation established the Hometown Revitalization grant program to help local businesses across North Carolina – from restaurants to retailers – adapt to the unprecedented challenges caused by the pandemic.  “As we continue to pivot and navigate through the stages of this pandemic, the Duke Energy Hometown Revitalization Grant is a wonderful resource for our downtown businesses and services,” said Jane Simpson, president and CEO of the Davie Community Foundation. “With this funding, our merchants can continue to […]
September 15, 2021

Partners to Hold Virtual Events for Davie Residents

Partners Health Management will hold a series of virtual events throughout September and October for residents of Forsyth and Davie counties impacted by the Nov. 1, 2021 transition of intellectual/developmental disability, mental health and substance use disorder service management. During a special-called meeting on June 29, 2021, the Davie County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to transition the management of intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health services from Cardinal Innovations Healthcare to Partners Health Management. A news release from the county stated, “Partners’ intentional focus on community interaction and high-engagement with stakeholders and other attributes more closely align with Davie County’s […]