March 5, 2012

$80 Million New Hospital Construction Project Begins ~ Wake Forest Baptist Health – West Campus

The sights and sounds of construction are beginning in Davie County, North Carolina as site preparation begins for phase one of the $80 million Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center complex on Highway 801 at Interstate 40.  Phase one will consist of an outpatient center and medical office building.  Approximately 200 jobs will be created by phase one, excluding construction jobs. The complex will be named Wake Forest Baptist Health – West Campus. Larger Than Originally Planned The medical office building will be larger than originally planned.  It will be a four story, 60,000 square foot building containing physician offices.  The […]
February 29, 2012

DCCC President Dr. Mary Rittling Named 2012 President of the Year

The North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges has confirmed that the 2012 President of the Year for North Carolina is DCCC President Dr. Mary Rittling.  DCCC is the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties. The President of the Year Award was established by the State Board of Community Colleges to encourage, identify, and reward outstanding leadership and commitment to the community college mission among the presidents of the 58 institutions of the North Carolina Community College System. The recipient receives a plaque and $8,000. In addition, the foundation of the recipient’s institution receives a cash prize of $2,000. […]
February 27, 2012

140 New Manufacturing Jobs Coming to Davie County

Carolina Precision Plastics, operating as CPP Global, a manufacturer of packaging products for the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries is opening a new manufacturing plant in Mocksville this spring, investing $5.3 million and creating 140 new manufacturing jobs.  Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual wage for the new jobs will be $39,183 plus benefits. CPP Global manufactures packaging for some of the world’s most recognized products. The CPP Global plant is located at the former Kaydon ball bearing plant on highway 601 South in Mocksville.  Manufacturing is expected to begin this spring. Why CPP Global Selected Davie […]
February 20, 2012

24th Annual Shamrock Run, Walk and Tots Trot Establishes Memorial Cup to Honor DCHS Coach Daric Beiter

The 24th annual Shamrock Run, Walk and Tots Trot, sponsored by St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, the Davie County Chamber of Commerce will be held on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012.  A portion of the proceeds from this annual event will be donated to the Advocacy Center of Davie County. New for 2012 ~ Coach Beiter Memorial Cup and Scholarship Fund Daric Beiter was the head track and cross country coach at Davie County High School from 2001-2011, taught social studies, was the department chair and named Teacher of the Year in 2010. He was a loving husband, a friend […]
February 16, 2012

Mardi Gras and Gumbo Festival This Saturday!

On Saturday, February 18th from 1 to 5 PM, Raylen Vineyards and Winery in Davie County will host its ninth annual Fat Saturday Mardi Gras and Gumbo Festival. Celebrate the energy of Mardi Gras with the musical entertainment provided by the Swamp Cats, a New Orleans style Jazz band, enjoy a savory bowl of spicy hot Gumbo provided by the Full Moon Oyster Bar and a glass of fine wine from the Raylen Winery. The Swamp Cats are great performers with a huge following in the southeast.  “We like to involve our audiences and encourage caterwauling during our concerts,” notes […]
February 13, 2012

Davie County Arts Council Casino Night ~ Feb 18th

A Win-Win for all! This is your opportunity to support the the Davie County Arts Council while enjoying a memorable evening of fun at the Bermuda Run Country Club!  The Davie County Arts Council annual fundraiser event will be held this Saturday, February 18th from 7:30 to 11:30 PM at Bermuda Run Country Club. This will be an evening of innocent fun using play money at professionally run tables of Roulette, Black Jack, Craps, Texas Hold’em and Bingo.  Tickets are available in advance for $45 by calling the box office at 751-3000 or at the door for $50. Admission includes $300 […]
February 8, 2012

Davie County Civic Forum ~ Share Your Ideas

Do you have ideas that could make Davie County and the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina a more sustainable place to work, live, and get around?  The Piedmont Triad Sustainable Communities Planning Project has established an online forum, “Piedmont Voice,” for each county in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. Help Shape the Future ~ The Davie County “MindMixer” Join the Davie County MindMixer, an online conversation, and help shape a future where communities across the Piedmont Triad become more resilient through tough economic times by creating innovative solutions to sustainable development. Strengths and Challenges of the Piedmont Triad […]
February 4, 2012

Watch Live Broadcasts of the Davie County Commissioners’ Meetings

The Davie County Board of Commissioners has invited us to present real-time video broadcasts of their regular monthly meetings.  The monthly meeting is usually on the first Monday night of each month beginning at 6:00 PM.  The 2012 schedule is available below.  Video archives of the broadcasts will be available on your Davie County YouTube Channel. Our first live video broadcast of the Davie County Commissioners meeting was on Tuesday, January 3rd. Next Broadcast at 6:00 PM on Monday, February 6, 2012 This was a first attempt in a new recording environment and the video has been posted along with […]
February 1, 2012

Remembering Town Commissioner Buster Cleary

J.C “Buster” Cleary died at his home this past weekend at the age of 77.  He was a long serving Mocksville town board member, former county commissioner, and a man many remember as having a big heart.  There were few in town who didn’t know him and even fewer who didn’t know of him. When Buster attended the monthly town meetings he almost always brought along his beloved toy poodle that would sit quietly in his lap. “He was a commissioner with the town when I first started here,” Town Manager Christine Bralley says.  “He’s been here my entire tenure.  […]