March 9, 2021

Kenneth Gamble Appointed Mocksville Town Manager

Mocksville’s Board of Commissioners appointed Kenneth Gamble, current town manager of Denton, North Carolina, as its fifth town manager.  Gamble brings a wealth of experience having served as town manager in Denton for 2 years, and previously as town manager of Stoneville, North Carolina for 5 years.  He also served in Kernersville, North Carolina as a law enforcement officer for 19 years with the last 3 ½ years of his tenure as the chief of police. He is a 2004 graduate of Guilford College where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and received his Master’s in Public Administration […]
March 3, 2021
Senior Community Service Employment Program

Senior Community Service Employment Program Update

DAVIE COUNTY, NC—If you are a mature adult who is 55 or older and seeking employment, this may be the opportunity for you. The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is designed to assist older workers with enhancing their employability skills and developing new ones to compete in today’s job market. The SCSEP offers: Training opportunities in non-profit and government agencies 20 weekly paid hours of employment training Opportunities to be placed in clerical, data entry, food service, maintenance, transportation, childcare, and other fields Training income based on the federal minimum wage rate of pay Assignments to government or non-profit […]
February 26, 2021
FabworX Chooses Mocksville for Its US Headquarters

FabworX Chooses Mocksville for Its US Headquarters

Have you ever wished to convert your vehicle into a comfortable place to sleep on the road? FabworX, a UK company opening its US headquarters in Mocksville in March, can help make that dream a reality.    For the past four years, the company’s 15 employees have manufactured a complete line of car/van seats that convert into beds at a 10,000 sq ft. facility in Chesterfield, UK. Its new facility at 195 Ken Dwiggins Drive will triple its production space.   Liam Mullen, FabworX founder/managing director, is now hiring skilled metal fabricators, assembly technicians, and skilled upholstery/machining/auto trimmer specialists and hopes to […]
February 25, 2021

Modified Stay-At-Home Order Ends Friday – Other Restrictions Eased

Gov. Roy Cooper announced in a press conference today that the Modified Stay-At-Home Order will end at 5 p.m. this Friday, February 26th.  Changes that come with the easing of the coronavirus restrictions include: No more curfew The gathering limit increases to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors Businesses will be able to operate at 50% capacity Bars, taverns, movie theaters, and indoor amusement centers can reopen at 30% capacity with a cap of 250 people. On-site alcohol service extended to 11 p.m. Outdoor businesses operating at 30% will no longer have a 100 person limit Indoor arenas that […]
February 19, 2021
Davie County Public Library Survey

Make Your Needs Known: Complete the Davie County Public Library Survey Today!

The Davie County Public Library wants to know what you want and need from your library.  In order to find out, the library has created a comprehensive survey designed to understand what is important to you on a daily basis. It will gather detailed information on how the library can best serve you and the community in general. The survey is the first step toward a five-year strategic plan that will guide the library in meeting the needs of our rapidly evolving and growing community. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. As an incentive for your participation […]
February 18, 2021
Kellie and Sirena read “A Snowy Day”, the winter book on the story walk trail at the Davie County Community Park

Mebane Foundation Issues Challenge Grant to Support Davie County Smart Start

Instead of kicking up their heels, Davie County residents are being challenged to click a link. In lieu of its 10th Annual Hometown Hoedown, Smart Start of Davie County is partnering with the Mebane Foundation to promote early education initiatives in Davie County. Through this partnership, any donation made to Smart Start of Davie County under $2,500 will be matched dollar for dollar (up to $10,000). “Smart Start of Davie County has been a strong partner of ours for more than a decade. Many of their programs touch the very heart of our mission,” said Larry Colbourne, president of the […]
February 17, 2021
The EnergyUnited Foundation announced a new, historic campaign to donate more than $100,000 to local food banks throughout its 19-county service territory. The ‘Drive to SHINE’ Campaign will provide critical assistance to 25 food banks to fight rising levels of food insecurity brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Energy United Members Support A Storehouse for Jesus Through ‘Drive to Shine’ Campaign

The EnergyUnited Foundation announced a new, historic campaign to donate more than $100,000 to local food banks throughout its 19-county service territory. The ‘Drive to SHINE’ Campaign will provide critical assistance to 25 food banks to fight rising levels of food insecurity brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Davie County’s A Storehouse for Jesus, which provides free food and clothing through its Distribution Ministry and free medical care and prescription medications through its Medical Ministry, received $6,874.71.   Carol Wasilauskas, grant administrator for A Storehouse for Jesus, shared that the funding will be used to purchase food items that will be […]
February 10, 2021
Poster for the Ladies of Harmony online virtual play by Davie County Arts Council

Technology Allows the Show to Go On

The Davie County Arts Council knows that despite COVID, the show must go on! It will present a virtual showing of the Brock Players’ “The Ladies of Harmony” on Saturday, February 27th at 8 p.m. The Brock Performing Arts Center, like so many other theaters and galleries, has been closed since March 16, 2020. “We are looking forward to the time when we can once again provide live performances and safely exhibit artwork in our small gallery,” said Shanda Smith, office manager, Davie County Arts Council Brock Performing Arts Center. “Until that time we are looking for other ways to […]
February 9, 2021
Davie County Celebrates Black History Month

Davie County Celebrates Black History Month

In 1976, President Carter officially recognized Black History Month, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”* In celebration of those accomplishments, Davie County Senior Services and the Dorothy Graham family will co-sponsor the annual Black History Month program. This year’s program is  titled “1619 to 1865: Our Journeys, Our Songs.”  Speaker, Alice Brown, and soloist, John Quincy Steele, Jr. will be headlining this year’s two-part event. Part one of the program will be a video that will be posted on Davie County […]
February 4, 2021

Mocksville’s Mural Attracts Positive Attention

Mocksville’s downtown mural is accomplishing what it was commissioned to do — attract attention to downtown Mocksville. “The Running of the Horses” became an official Pokestop in the “Pokémon GO” mobile game in December. This month it is featured in the February issue of The Destination Magazine. “Destination is a monthly publication with over 4.5 million readers annually. That is quite an IMPACT!,” said Mocksville Community Development Coordinator Tami Langdon. “With that in mind, the story will attract this audience to read the history of this small Town PLUS enjoy the artistic flair of this mural.  Hopefully, this mural and […]