Archives for March 2015

Extra Mile 5K to Benefit Daric Beiter Memorial Scholarship Fund, Saturday, April 18th!

Extra Mile 5KPlease join us for the 4th annual Extra Mile 5K on Saturday, April 18th.  The Extra Mile 5K is a celebration of Daric Beiter’s life and legacy and everything that is and was Coach Beiter. All proceeds from the race will help to cover race costs and support Davie High School’s Extra Mile Scholarship in Coach Beiter’s name.

This event consists of a certified 5K course and 1.2 mile fellowship walk.  Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers for the 5K in the categories of:  6-under, 7-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.

Prices are $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for students (K-12). Student registration is paper only and must be sent by mail or dropped off in the main office at Davie County High School.

Deadline to register in order to guarantee a t-shirt is April 2nd. All registration prices (including student rate) will go up $5.00 after April 2nd.  Online registration will end April 15.  We will accept registrations at packet pickup and race morning up until 8:30am. Both events begin at 9:00 AM.

Additional Resources:
www.extramile5k.com
Extra Mile 5K Registration Form
Extra Mile 5k Event Flyer

 

Bridge to New Jobs! – $450,000 Infrastructure Grant to Support Job Creation in Mocksville

Hollingsworth-Bridge-to-JobsThe North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority has awarded the Town of Mocksville a $450,000 grant from the Industrial Development Fund to install a new road and bridge on Quality Drive in the Southpoint Business Park.  This bridge and road infrastructure will open up approximately 85 acres of land for future development.

There are immediate plans to develop three of the new parcels of land with buildings that could total over 400,000 square feet of industrial space available for new businesses, potentially providing hundreds of jobs over the next five years.  For the right project, one of the buildings could be expanded to 800,000 square feet.

How Infrastructure Investment Leads to New Job Creation 
While some communities have used public funds to compete with other developers, Davie County has taken the opposite approach of supporting private sector efforts by partnering with private developers rather than competing with them.  SouthPoint Business Park, located just north of Interstate 40 on US Highway 601 is an example of this approach.

Owned and developed by site-selection expert Joe Hollingsworth and the Hollingsworth Companies, Southpoint Business Park consists of eight buildings, seven of which are occupied, with only one in inventory and available.  The seven existing businesses have resulted in millions of dollars of investment with hundreds of jobs created.

According to Davie County Economic Development Commission President Terry Bralley, “Ninety Percent of all companies seeking a new location are looking for an existing building to move into.  Our partnership with The Hollingsworth Companies means that we have an inventory of available buildings and permitted lots for people who don’t have time to waste.  Further, we are blessed with a developer like Joe Hollingsworth who is flexible enough to lease, sell, or provide equity capital for companies locating in our community. This is an advantage that every small community and every economic developer would love to have and it continues to bring jobs and opportunity to Mocksville and Davie County.”

Chip Sisk, Industrial Real Estate Director for the Hollingsworth Companies, said “We continue to be bullish on Davie County.  This forward thinking infrastructure investment will pay dividends for years to come.  This is a low cost, labor-rich community with a pro-business mindset on an interstate highway.  And that’s a winning formula for business success.”

About the Rural Infrastructure Authority
The Rural Infrastructure Authority was established as part of the Rural Economic Development Division at theNC Department of Commerce to assist with the review and approval of grants for rural areas in the state.   The grants-making programs of the Division include assistance for building reuse and restoration, water and sewer infrastructure, and economic innovation in rural communities.

All Veterans Invited! Monthly Coffee Event Starts this Thursday, March 5 in Mocksville

veterans coffee flyer mocksville

A Veterans’ Coffee will be held in Mocksville on the first Thursday of each month beginning this Thursday, March 5, from 8:30‐10:30 am at Sagebrush Steakhouse, 1562 Yadkinville Road.  Veterans will have the opportunity to meet, share stories, and enjoy informal presentations by community organizations in Davie County.

Click on the flyer to view/print full size and post it wherever veterans will see it.

Don Timmons, Event Coordinator and Vietnam veteran, explained Hospice & Palliative CareCenter’s involvement. “We are inviting local veterans to enjoy these Coffee events as our way of saying thanks for your service, to provide an opportunity for fellowship and camaraderie and also to offer access to local resources that our veterans may not be aware of.”

Around the country and here in North Carolina similar events are being held to provide veterans a place to gather and for local health and human service organizations to show their support by offering a casual environment where veterans can meet and learn about services available to them.

The Veterans’ Coffee events began at Outback Steakhouse in Winston-Salem.  Now, the events have grown to include Mocksville, Greensboro and King.

HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARECENTER VETERANS’ COFFEE CALENDAR

  • Mocksville – 1st Thursdays, 8:30-­‐10:30am, Sagebrush Steakhouse, 1562 Yadkinville Road
  • Greensboro – 2nd Thursdays, 8:30-­‐10:30am, Outback Steakhouse, Four Seasons Towne Centre
  • Winston Salem –3rd Thursdays, 8:30-­‐10:30am, Outback Steakhouse, 505 Highland Oaks Drive
  • King – 4th Thursdays, 8:30-­‐10:30am, Towne & Country Grille, 627 S. Main Street

Through “We Honor Veterans”, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and Veterans Administration (VA), Hospice & Palliative CareCenter is better serving our veteran and their families.

Please join us in saying “Thank You!” to Sheet’s for providing pastries, Sagebrush Steakhouse for providing space and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) for hosting these events as part of its “We Honor Veteran’s”  program along with the Veteran’s Administration (VA) and the Hospice and Palliative CareCenter.

For more information, please call 336 331-1309.