January 12, 2024

Walking a Mile in Their Shoes: Family Promise of Davie County’s Journey to Home

The pair of shoes in the Family Promise Family Center living room belongs to a working dad in the shelter program who didn’t want to track dirt throughout the house. To Family Promise of Davie County (FPDC), this is so much more than just a pair of shoes by the fireplace. “These shoes represent the reality that you can work full-time and still experience homelessness,” said Lisa Reynolds, executive director. “They represent the hard work it takes for a family to get back into stable housing. They represent the strength needed to continue putting one foot in front of the […]
January 11, 2024

PHILANTHROPY PHYLLIS Celebrates! Thank you, Davie County!

Philanthropy Phyllis spent the month of December learning about the IGNITE DAVIE College Promise. She also took time to meet many of the local businesses who support the program. She now understands what a wonderful benefit the Promise offers to any resident of Davie County who attends school in the county. Philanthropy Phyllis plans to take advantage of the IGNITE DAVIE College Promise after graduation and start school at Davidson-Davie Community College in Fall 2024. She absolutely cannot wait to get started! Right before Christmas, Philanthropy Phyllis was thrilled to learn that Davie County met the endowment fundraising goal of […]
January 10, 2024

Mocksville Gears Up for the Future: Public Invited to Budget Retreat on February 10

Ensuring a town’s financial stability and meeting its goals heavily relies on effective budgeting. Mayor Will Marklin and the Mocksville Board of Commissioners invite you to attend the Town of Mocksville’s  FY2024-2025 Budget Retreat on Saturday, February 10th, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Davidson-Davie Community College (1205 S. Salisbury Street.) The meeting will be held in Room 110 of the administration building.  Marklin stresses the pivotal role of community participation, urging Mocksville residents to engage in the retreat. “Come witness firsthand how your elected officials navigate through budgetary decisions, ensuring a balanced financial plan for the year ahead. […]
January 7, 2024

Get Moving this Winter

As we ring in the new year and set our New Year’s resolutions, creating fitness goals feels aspirational and sometimes even daunting. But perhaps it’s time for a different approach. Instead of seeking to burn the most calories or lose a few pounds, we should focus on bettering ourselves and having a little fun this year! You don’t have to wait until it warms up again outside to get moving here in Davie County. Join us now for some fitness & fun! If you want to improve your fitness with a gym membership, Davie has several facilities to choose from. […]
January 4, 2024

Terry Bralley Named Triad Business Journal 2023 Power Player 

Congratulations to Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, who was named a 2023 Power Player by the Triad Business Journal. The program was designed to recognize those who are guiding our region to a stronger future. To build the 7th annual list, TBJ looked back through the headlines of the past 18 months at leaders championing efforts that can dynamically change the region’s trajectory — and that of the cities, counties, and communities within it. These key leaders are shepherding and executing game-changing initiatives or developments that are moving the Triad economy forward. These elite 80 […]
December 19, 2023

VVIC Hosts Toys for Tots Christmas Giveaway for Families in Need

Children’s laughter mingled with Christmas music, drifting past a Christmas tree adorned in red, white, and blue. Transformed by a heartwarming celebration and toy giveaway, the Veterans View Intake Center (VVIC) hosted a small Christmas party on Saturday, December 16th, for local families in need. VVIC, a transitional facility for homeless veterans, gave away presents to 60 children this Christmas season in partnership with Toys for Tots. While a little over half of the gifts were traditional Toys for Tots donations, VVIC wanted children to feel extra love this Christmas, supplementing donations with additional presents purchased on behalf of private […]
December 15, 2023

Miraculous Survival: A Heart-Stopping Journey and Gratitude to Davie County First Responders

Joe Scott shouldn’t be here today. On November 3rd, his heart suddenly stopped while walking his dog, and for two to three minutes, he was clinically dead.  Each year, approximately 350,000 persons in the United States experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest or sudden death; a staggering  90% die. Yet, on December 9th, just five weeks later, Joe, accompanied by his wife, Joyce, walked into Davie County EMS Station 1 with homemade cookies to express gratitude to the first responders who saved his life. Joe Scott Thanks Davie County Emergency Personnel For Saving His Life  “God was guiding every one of […]
December 12, 2023

The Ignite Davie Program: Paving a Pathway to Success in Dentistry

The IGNITE DAVIE College Promise program is significantly impacting local students’ lives, providing them with the opportunity to pursue higher education and successful careers. Two shining examples of the program’s success are Antonia Montano and Hannah Morgan, who earned their Dental Assistant accreditation through the IGNITE DAVIE program at Davidson-Davie Community College (DDCC). Dr. Andrew Rivers swiftly hired both at Rivers Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, where they have been eager to contribute to the local practice.  Discovering IGNITE DAVIE: A Gateway to Possibilities Montano’s introduction to IGNITE DAVIE came from her guidance counselor in 2020, during her senior year at […]
December 5, 2023

Davie County Schools Celebrates the new Mebane Education Center

Davie County Schools has officially unveiled its new central administration building, the Mebane Education Center. Aptly named in honor of the gifts the Mebane Foundation has given to the Davie County School System throughout the years, its opening was celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 28th. The ceremony marked a significant milestone for the larger community and school system, fulfilling a plan set out with the bond referendum to build the new high school passed back in 2014. Included in the referendum were plans to convert the former high school building into central administration offices. Over the past 25 […]
December 4, 2023

Davie County’s Seventh Graders Step into the World of Careers

Davie County’s seventh-grade students recently got a jump start on career exploration with unique behind-the-scenes tours of several local businesses and manufacturers as part of Manufacturing Day 2023.  Students from North Davie and South Davie Middle Schools each toured two different locations, including Dex Heavy Duty Parts, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, Fuller Welding & Fabricators, Gildan, Pro Refrigeration, and  Rise Indoor Sports. Middle-schoolers from Ellis and the Virtual School spent their tour time experiencing many facets of Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.  Hosted annually, Manufacturing Day is a national event executed locally and typically focuses on manufacturing careers. The tours were the […]