Free Concert on the Square in Mocksville – 7 to 10 PM Saturday, July 15th

Free Concert: Saturday, July 15th, 7-10 PM

Josh Tenery & Joel McCarson

On the Quad across near Restaurant 101 in downtown Mocksville

Being a chair and enjoy an evening of soft rock and country music by Josh Tenery and Joel McCarson!

July Commissioners Meeting will be held Wednesday, July 5th

The Town of Mocksville Board of Commissioners meets at 6:00 PM on the first Tuesday of each month in the Mocksville Town Hall located at 171 S. Clement Street, Mocksville, NC 27028.  Due to the Independence Day holiday, the July meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, July 5th at the Mocksville Town Hell

Free Concert! Two Great Bands in Downtown Mocksville – Saturday, June 24th

Not one, but two exciting bands will perform on Saturday, June 24th from 6-10:30 pm at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater in Downtown Mocksville.

Elvis Tribute Band- Taylor Vaden and the Memphis Thunder at 6 pm

Don’t be a hound dog, put on your blue suede shoes and come reminisce to the sounds of Taylor Vaden and the Memphis Thunder, an incredible Elvis tribute band, from 6-7:30 pm.

Taylor’s performance highlights the persona of Elvis as well as his musical career.

Taylor began his musical journey at the tender age of 7 as an Elvis tribute artist. At 10 years old he performed in front of a sold out audience at Reynolds Auditorium in Winston-Salem. At 12 he learned to play the guitar and joined the church band and found his true calling as a Contemporary Christian singer and songwriter.  In 2012, Taylor found himself playing guitar and singing back-up vocals for American Idol finalist, Chelsea Sorrell, at local concerts and festivals. They opened for acts such as Charlie Daniels, Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry, Florida-Georgia Line, Colt Ford and more. He released his own Christian album in 2013.

Today, Taylor continues to perform his Elvis Tribute shows while following his heart and writing and performing Contemporary Christian music.

Memphis Thunder
Memphis Thunder, an authentic 50’s era band, is made up of Taylor Vaden as lead vocals/acoustic guitar, Brad Ford on drums, Todd Phillips on upright bass/background vocals,  and Scott Williams on electric guitar/background vocals. Together they won first place in the non-pro division Elvis Tribute Artist Contest at the 2016 Myrtle Beach Elvis Festival held at Legends in Concert. This year they were named the 2017 Georgia Elvis Festival Non-Pro Champions.

Beach, Motown, R&B, and Classic Soul- Silk Groove Band at 8 pm
Silk Groove is an energetic and dynamic eleven-piece show band made up of multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated musicians and vocalists featuring live horns, bass, keyboard, guitar and drums. The guys rock the stage, interact with the crowd, and DANCE not only on stage but with their audiences as well.

This band will “make you wanna (shout!), kick your heels up and (shout!), throw your hands up and (shout!)” as they take you on a journey down memory lane, performing beach, motown, R&B, and classic soul. Their performances include the sweets sounds of legendary groups like the Drifters, the Temptations, and Journey, as well as solo artists like Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. You’ll be clapping, dancing, and singing along with all your favorite hits of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.

No coolers allowed. Food, drinks, and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

The Mocksville Rotary club will be collecting canned goods and nonperishable foods for A Storehouse for Jesus.

Grab your lawn chair and invite your friends and family to twist, shag, and boogie the night away!

Junker’s Mill Outdoor Stage is located at 107 S. Salisbury St, Mocksville. For more information about the Summer Fun Beach Days Concert, call 336 753-6705.

Town of Mocksville Court Square Tree Selection Survey

The Town of Mocksville is asking our residents to provide input in the selection process of the tree species that will be replanted this fall in Court Square. The Town has reviewed a variety of species recommended by arborists as being a good fit for the soil type and environment in our downtown, and has narrowed down the list to three remaining species. The Town values your input and will take information in consideration during the replanting process.  Please download and complete the Town of Mocksville Court Square Tree Selection Survey.  Instructions are included with the survey form.

Free Concert Saturday, June 10th – Mocksville Concerts on the Square Series

Mocksville will be rocking as Surry Line kicks off the free Concerts on the Square concert series this Saturday night, June 10th, from 7 pm-10 pm in the quad near Restaurant 101 in downtown Mocksville.

Five Free Concerts for 2017
This is the first of five free concerts sponsored by the Town of Mocksville. Future performances are July 15th — Josh Tenery & Joel McCarson (soft rock, country); August 19th– Tin Can Alley & Mel Jones (America, soft rock, blues); August 26th — Tess Black & Blue Band (motown, beach) and September 23rd — Brad Ratledge (acoustic country, rock). All of the concerts begin at 7 pm.

Break out your lawn chairs this Saturday!
Although Surry Line is known for its own unique sound, it’s genre of music would fit mostly into the Americana, Country, Rockabilly style. Surry Line has a long list of cover tunes that span all the way from Elvis to Guns and Roses, Johnny Cash to Creedence Clearwater Revival, Webb Pierce to Janis Joplin, and Charlie Daniels to Darious Rucker to name a few. One thing that sets Surry Line apart from other bands that cover these artist is their unique sound and their ability to make these cover songs, that have been done thousands of times, into something that sounds fresh and new.

While the songs that they cover keep the audience entertained, it’s the original songs of Surry Line that keep the audience interested and coming back for more. These songs have proven to hold the attention of strangers and passers by from the first time Surry Line performed in 2014.

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy this free concert. Don’t forget to check out the delicious restaurants and unique shops.

All concerts will be held in the quad on Main Street in downtown Mocksville near Restaurant 101. For questions or to get more information contact Tami Langdon at (336) 753-6705 or visit http://www.mocksvillenc.org.

Mocksville Earns Recognition as One of the Safest Cities in North Carolina!

LendEDU recently released a report that highlighted the safest cities in North Carolina and Mocksville was ranked as one of the safest! The full report and a more detailed methodology can be found here: https://lendedu.com/blog/safest-cities-state/

Special Called Joint Meeting June 8, 2017 – Town Board/Planning Board

The Town of Mocksville Board of Commissioners and the Town of Mocksville Planning Board will hold a Special Called Joint Meeting on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Mocksville Town Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss upcoming projects in Mocksville, including the Main Street Park Project and the Court Square Tree Replanting Project.

5-25-17 Public Notice: Vehicle Donation

In accordance with NCGS 160A-280, upon approval of the Town Board of Commissioners, the Mocksville Police Department will donate a 2002 Dodge Durango, VIN# 1B4HS48N12F218160 to the Cooleemee Police Department for usage as a Patrol Vehicle.

The Town of Mocksville Board of Commissioners has agreed to this transfer.

Town of Mocksville Fills Finance Director/Town Clerk Position

Mocksville, NC, May 22, 2017– The Town of Mocksville would like to announce the hiring of Lynn Trivette as the next Finance Director / Town Clerk.

“On behalf of the Town of Mocksville, I would like to welcome our new Finance Director / Town Clerk, Mrs. Lynn Trivette to our Town. Lynn’s skills, qualifications, and experience are going to be a vital asset to the Town in the years to come.”– Marcus Abernethy, Town Manager.

Mrs. Trivette is coming directly from the Town of Jonesville, NC, where she has served as the Finance Director/Town Clerk for over ten years.  She has overseen a department with a staff of three and oversaw a budget of $2.8 million annually. Her administrative duties included the supervision of Tax Collection, Utilities, and Payroll. She also served as Clerk to the Town Board.  Mrs. Trivette has served as the assistant to the Town Manager and served the Town Mayor and Town Board by assisting to establish goals to assure effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery. Mrs. Trivette will directly administer the Town of Mocksville’s financial activities and serve as the Town Clerk under the supervision of the Town Manager. Lynn is excited to get started.

 “I am ecstatic about this opportunity. The Town has a lot of character and I feel blessed to be a part of the continuing growth. I intend to enjoy every moment along this journey finding laughter, strength, and joy with each day that passes.  I look forward to working with such a gifted and professional workforce. Our teamwork together will achieve the goals of the Town Board and the community.” – Lynn Trivette, Finance Director / Town Clerk for the Town of Mocksville.

Mrs. Trivette is a graduate of High Point University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She is also a member of the North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerk’s where she recently served a four year term on the Board of Clerks for her district. She earned her North Carolina Clerk Certification and is currently working on her Clerk’s Master Certification through the UNC School of Government. She is excited to be serving with the Town of Mocksville.

The Town welcomes Mrs. Trivette, who officially starts Monday, June 19, 2017. For more information about this topic, please contact Town Manager, Marcus Abernethy at (336) 753-6700.

Town of Mocksville Seeking New Attorney

The Town of Mocksville, a vibrant community with over 5,000 residents, is advertising to appoint a new Town Attorney. Mocksville, the County Seat of Davie County, is a great community with several annual community events, charming neighborhoods, and a great school system.  Mocksville is a full service town focused on improving the quality of life for residents and visitors. The Town’s overall budget totals $7,905,199, and the Town uses a combination of in-house and contracted services.

The Town is seeking a qualified person/firm to perform legal analytical evaluations in the areas of interpretation of law and litigation for the Town Board. Anticipated work will include the person/firm to analyze legislation affecting the Town; review proposed contracts, review bonding and financing documents, insurance policies and other documents affecting the Town; monitor and control liability claims and legal proceedings. Prepare and/or review ordinances, resolutions, annexations, deeds, pleadings, contracts and other documents for legal sufficiency, ensuring the best interest of the Town has been legally guaranteed.

Qualified candidates must be a member in good standing and licensed with the NC State Bar with at least 5 years progressively responsible experience and/or training in the practice of law, including municipal law and administrative experience. Candidates must also have exceptional knowledge of constitutional, federal and state laws affecting NC municipalities. A working knowledge of governing board procedures, open meetings laws, public records law, economic development incentives, financing and contracts are a plus. Successful candidates should possess excellent communications skills and be able to communicate effectively with public officials and the general public. Successful candidates should also have the ability to analyze and apply legal principles and precedents to local government challenges; draft ordinances and regulations.

The Town anticipates making an appointment in July, 2017 upon the retirement of current Town Attorney Hank Van Hoy, who has served as the Town Attorney for over 40 years. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, a resume, and required retainer fees and/or hourly rates to Mocksville Town Attorney Search, ATTN: Marcus Abernethy, Mocksville Town Hall, 171 S. Clement Street or email mabernethy@mocksvillenc.gov.