Archives for December 2013

Manager’s Corner

“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”  Hal Borland

Another year is almost complete and once again, there are goals yet to be accomplished, blessings to be counted, books to be read, new technology to be learned, and memories to be created.  Let each of us welcome a New Year and as we look forward, be thankful and remember the people who have helped us get to the places where we are today.  As we remember those who have shared their wisdom, encouraged us, supported us, advised us, and those who have offered us a kind word or just a smile, may we remember to pay it forward, pass it on.

As we look forward, we will welcome newly elected town board member, Johnny Frye and re-elected members; Amy Vaughan Jones, Lash Sanford and Rob Taylor.  These members, along with Mayor Slate and Will Marklin will continue to set policies for the town, and the staff and employees will continue to implement  the policies, moving forward for the greater good; the folks of our town, our county and our community.

Opportunities are all around us.  Let us continue to work together, pursue realistic ideas, develop positive results and be most appreciative of our many blessings.

Best regards,

Christine W. Bralley
Town Manager

WXII 12 News to Celebrate Davie County with Live Television Broadcast from Mocksville all day Wednesday, December 11th!

WXII Celebrates Piedmont CommunitiesDavie County Come Together!   We need you in downtown Mocksville next Wednesday, December 11th.  Think of it as being a part of the crowd on the Today Show.

The #1 television news channel of the Piedmont Triad, WXII News, will be broadcasting live from Main Street near Depot Street in Downtown Mocksville starting at 5am-7am, Noon-1pm, and 5-6:30pm.  Everyone in Davie County is invited to join in, meet the WXII12 team, and have some fun!!!

There will be plenty of live festivities, singers, and musicians to help celebrate the holidays next to the gorgeous 80-year-old oak trees in downtown Mocksville!

Celebrate Davie County
Throughout the day, the news station will feature segments of the entire county including; Advance, Bermuda Run, Cooleemee, Farmington, Kinderton, and Mocksville.  We need YOU, your company, your school, church, civic group, family and friends to be represented.  Come on out to the square in Mocksville wearing your school colors, logo clothing, etc. and bring a sign with a positive message to showcase Davie County. Display a sign or banner representing the group you are with.

For the past month, residents of Davie County have probably seen a lot of WXII12 News vehicles traveling across the county covering some wonderful stories that will air on December 11th.   Many of the stories cover the rich history of Davie County such as 3rd generation family owned business, the Joppa Cemetery where Daniel Boone’s parents are buried, and a long forgotten local gem that brought Davie County teenagers together way before social media came into play.

WXII will also focus on some of the amazing charities, first responders, and folks who make Davie County a great place to live.

Of course the WXII12 anchor team loves to have some fun! They will show highlights from their first year competing in the “Twas the Night Before Bed Races” in Mocksville.   Chief Meteorologist Lanie Pope, Kimberly Van Scoy, Nicole Ducouer, and Chris Lea had a blast racing, and they’re already working on a better strategy for next year’s race.

Did you know Wanda Starke has never played golf? Well she’s getting her first lesson at Bermuda Run Country Club. And Lanie Pope transforms from “Chief Meteorologist to the “Cake Boss” as she works in a local bakery.

Non perishable food items and donations will also be collected by the news team for the Second Harvest Food Bank.  Please join us under the oaks, on the town square in Mocksville to show thousands of viewers that we are the best spot in the Piedmont to live, work and play!