Classic Cars “Cruise-In” Monday Night in Mocksville

Visit the beautiful and historic square in Downtown Mocksville on Monday evening, April 16th, for  “Cruise-In” presented by the Piedmont C.A.R.S. Association. Festivities begin at 5:30 and continue until dark.

All types of cars ranging from old classics to the cars of tomorrow will be on display.  The cruise-in draws participants from the surrounding areas stretching from the Virginia border to the Sandhills ~ West from Wilkes County and East to Alamance and Wake Counties.  If the weather is kind, the cruise-in will draw dozens of cars.

In addition to the cars, the event features music by DJ Barry Rentz, 50/50 drawings, and car registration prizes.  Don’t forget to visit the downtown restaurants and shops.

The cruise-ins also provide car owners the opportunity to get out and drive, which is the real fun of owning a specialty car. Enthusiasts come together to share their love of cars with others and to answer questions about cars, the town of Mocksville, and the cruise-ins.

A Few New Rules

A couple of new rules this year to make the event more enjoyable for everyone: cruisers cannot double park anywhere on the streets nor can the cars be backed into a spot. If you bring a chair, please make sure the sidewalk has ample wheelchair and walking space (three feet or more) and do not put the chair in front of any business doors.

Approved parking is available on the streets, NAPA parking area (after 5:30 p.m.) the vacant paved lot next to NAPA, the front police department parking lot (after 5:30 p.m.), and any town parking lots.

The registration table will be at the new town park beside the police department. There are new bathroom facilities and lots of places to put chairs and visit with friends.

Piedmont C.A.R.S Association

Piedmont C.A.R.S. Association is a non-profit organization comprised of people with a love of cars. Members are devoted to using their interest in classic, antique, restored, and special interest cars to bring together car owners with similar interests while acting as a service organization dedicated to participating in service projects that benefit the community.

The Club is looking for new members. You do not have to own an old or unique vehicle to join, you just need a love for vehicles.

Come on out and join the fun!  If you can’t make it tonight, Downtown Mocksville Cruise-Ins are held on the first and third Monday of each month from April through September. For more information about these events or the club, call Jim Dean at 336.492-6053.

Check out and like Mocksville Cruise-In on Facebook for updates on Piedmont CARS and the cruise-ins.

April 11th Mocksville Town Board Meeting Moved to Energy United Center

The April 11th Town Board Meeting will be held at the Energy United Center, 101 S. Salisbury Street in Mocksville at 6 pm.

Notice of Special Called Meeting – April 12, 2018 – Budget Work Session

The Town of Mocksville Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Called Meeting on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 5:30 pm for a Budget Work Session.

Town Manager’s Corner

Greetings from Mocksville Town Hall! As spring greets us with warmer weather, I hope you will take advantage of all the great things happening every day and events to get connected and involved with. The Town will hold its annual Arbor Day Ceremony on Friday April 20th at 11:00 AM in the new Main Street Park. Tree planting and dedication will be conducted shortly after. Most of the landscaping will be performed by Town staff, Mocksville Elementary School students, the Mocksville Girl Scout troop, and other volunteers, with additional support from the NC Cooperative Extension Office. We will have many other events as warm weather ensues:

  • The Mocksville Farmer’s Market will be at Junker’s Mill every Wednesday, from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM, starting May 2nd, and ending October 24th, 2018. The Harvest Table Day Celebration will be November 7th, starting at 3:00 PM to highlight crops and foods for the upcoming holidays.
  • The Piedmont C.A.R.S. Association will host Summer Cruise-ins, April through September, on the first and third Mondays of each month. Come downtown and enjoy some classic cars and all that downtown has to offer.
  • The Daniel Boone Family Festival will begin at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 5th in Historic Downtown Mocksville. Come enjoy the craft vendors, live music, and historic reenactors.
  • Summer Beach Days and Concerts on the Square begin in June and we look forward to seeing all of you in your lawn chairs!

The specific dates, and times, and additional information on these events are included in this issue of the City Page. We will have more events to come, and plan to organize several at the New Main Street Park.

It continues to be an honor to serve the citizens of Mocksville I would like to issue a special thanks to the Mayor and the Town Board for their vision in our community. The Town Board’s leadership is going to be a great benefit to the Town for years to come. I would also like to thank staff for all the hard work they perform on a daily basis in the service of our citizens. As the Town Manager, I am committed to serving the residents of our community, and I will make a focused effort to keep you updated on things that affect you as a citizen. Maintaining an open dialogue between residents and the Town is an important goal. Please call Town Hall for any questions or concerns you may have. Mocksville is a very special Town and I look forward to doing my part to continue to make Mocksville a place where everyone wants to be, and a place where time is Time Well Spent.

With Warm Wishes,
Marcus Abernethy
Mocksville Town Manager

Mayor’s Corner

March Madness is here! Yes – it is basketball season and everywhere you go folks are talking about their favorite team, but I am referring to the madness of budget time in the Town of Mocksville. Our new fiscal year starts on July 1st and we have to look at potential revenue for the upcoming year and reconcile it with expenses each of our departments are requesting to operate. The town board will sit for several hours on several different evenings and pour over figures to come up with the ideal budget for our town. Mocksville has managed to maintain a tax rate of .29 cents for the last 8 years. This is extremely low for a town of 5,400 that maintains a Police Department, Water Department, Sewer Facilities, Public Works Department, Parks Department, Fire Department and a Downtown Community Development Department. Considering the tax rate was .36 cents in the year 2000, we have actually decreased the taxes charged to city residents for services over the last 17 years. We have achieved this by attracting business and industry to our town to help absorb the tax burden. Davie County Economic Development has been a huge factor in the town’s success, but another contributor is the hard work put into the budget each year by the town manager, the finance director, the department heads, and the town board of commissioners.

I have had the opportunity as Mayor to speak to several different school groups and the students are always amazed at how much a new fire truck costs or what it takes to run a wastewater treatment plant. There are so many aspects that are vital to the successful functioning of our town, not to mention our contributions to the Davie County Public Library and the Davie Arts Council in order to promote arts and education within the town limits. Our residents have chosen to live in town where they pay both city and county taxes, and the Mocksville town leaders want to provide them with as much value as possible for the tax dollars they are charged. The next time you happen to walk the greenways at Rich Park, play on the tennis courts beside South Davie Middle School, or enjoy the peaceful sounds of the fountain at the new downtown park – remember that all of this was made possible by the taxpayers of the town and the foresight of town leaders over several years to invest in our town and make it the best place to live in North Carolina.

William J. Marklin, III
Mayor, Town of Mocksville

April Board of Commissioners Meeting Moved to Wednesday, April 11th, 6:00 PM

The Town of Mocksville Board of Commissioners regular monthly meeting for April has been rescheduled from Tuesday, April 3rd to Wednesday, April 11th, 6:00 pm in the Board Room at Mocksville Town Hall.

Annual Cemetery Cleanup

On Thursday, March 15th, Rose Cemetery on Cemetery Street, Mocksville, North Carolina will have their annual cleanup in preparation for Easter and the mowing season.


We ask that you refrain from placing new flowers on your lot until Saturday, March 17, 2018.

No keepsakes or flowers are allowed outside of your vase during mowing season.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation and if you have any questions, please call the Mocksville Town Hall @ 336-753-6700.

Water/Sewer Payments by Credit and Debit Card are Now Accepted

This service is provided by Forte Payment Systems
A service fee is charged by Forte for using this system
The service fee is 2.5% with a minimum of $1.50

This fee is charged and collected by Forte Payment Systems

Main Street Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Tuesday, January 9th

Come join us for the Ribbon Cutting at Main Street Park Plaza on North Main Street in Downtown Mocksville. The park features a picnic area, sitting area, water fountain feature, and a clock tower. Enjoy yourself in this “new addition” to our downtown.

The town of Mocksville cordially invites you and all members of the public to the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Main Street Park on Tuesday, January 9th at 11:30 a.m.

Additional information 336-753-6705

Town Manager’s Corner

The Christmas season is upon us and 2017 is drawing to a close. This truly is the most wonderful time of the year. This season is both a time of rejoicing and reflection. 2017 has brought lots of new assets to our town, and I am thankful for the vision and acumen, and devotion of the Mayor and Town Board of Commissioners. I am also thankful for staff. They have all been working very hard serving the Town, and they continue to impress me daily. It continues to be a gift and a blessing to live and serve here in Mocksville, and the greatest reward to me as the Town Manager is working with the great people that I work with and the great people that live here.

Our efforts to further improve Mocksville continue. Main Street Park construction is well underway, and we hope to reach completion before year’s end. With the Oak trees replanting in Court Square, we hope to see mast arm traffic signals installed in early 2018. The Town Board recently approved the purchase of a new leaf removal machine as we have had mechanical issues with all of our existing equipment. As we work to complete repairs, and we use our new machine, please allow us to catch up on removing leaves that have continually fallen while equipment was out of service.

As we enjoy Christmas, New Years, and this wintery season, I hope that you all have precious time with family and friends dear to you. Gifts under the tree on Christmas morning bring fun and excitement. Perhaps the very best of gifts for us to have are peace, love, joy, health, freedom, and fellowship. I hope you all experience this in abundance throughout this winter and throughout 2018. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

With Warm Wishes,

Marcus Abernethy

Mocksville Town Manager