Horse and buggy rides cancelled due to weather

Please share and help us get the word out ~ The horse and buggy rides scheduled for tonight in Downtown Mocksville are cancelled due to weather.

Bed Race Meeting Thursday, September 21st, 6:30 PM at the Mocksville Town Hall

This thirty-minute general interest meeting is a great opportunity to learn about the bed races and ask any questions.

Presented by the Mocksville Tourism Authority, the annual “Twas The Night Before Bed Race” has become one of Mocksville’s most popular events with dozens of teams competing for the cheers of the fans and $600 in cash prizes.

Get your teams together and begin planning now to compete in the hilarious, fun, yet competitive bed races on Friday, November 17 at 6:00 PM! Download the 2017 Bed Race Registration Form.

Scenes from 2016 Mocksville Bed Races

Mocksville Bed Races -2016 ‘Twas The Night Before Bed Race!

Town of Mocksville – Special Meeting Notice – Triad Regional Council – July 26th

The Town of Mocksville Board of Commissioners will meet Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 at 4:00pm in the Town Board Room at the Mocksville Town Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to hear a presentation from the Piedmont Triad Regional Council of Government on an employee classification and compensation study, and consider recommendations made at that time.

Public Notice – Invitation to Bid on Fire Department Driveway Repair Project

opportunityThe Town of Mocksville is accepting contractor bids for The Mocksville Fire Department rear driveway renovation.  The project consists of maintenance repairs to a storm drainage basin and driveway replacement in the rear of the Fire Department.

Please see all requirements and instructions for bidders in the Project 17-2 Invitation to Bid and Bid Form.

A single prime combined bid for all work will be received for the Mocksville Fire Dept’s Rear Driveway Renovation renovations by the Town of Mocksville in the Mocksville Town Hall, Friday, July 28, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. located at 171 Clement St., Mocksville NC 27028, at which time the bids will be opened.

Town of Mocksville Help Wanted – Finance Director/Town Clerk

opportunityThe Town of Mocksville, a vibrant community with over 5,000 residents, is recruiting to hire a new Finance Director/Town Clerk. The Town of Mocksville is designated as the County Seat of Davie County, which is less than a half hour drive outside of Winston-Salem. Mocksville is a great place to live 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 to Town uses a combination of in-house and contracted services.

The person in this position reports directly to the Town Manager, and performs complex administrative and professional work planning, organizing, managing and participating in the financial and management activities for the Town. This position is responsible for managing Finance, Billing and Collections, and assisting with budget development and administration. Work involves supervision of purchasing, accounting, collections, billing, and payroll. Work also involves assisting the Town Manager and the Board of Commissioners in developing the annual operating budget for the Town and budget administration. In addition, the employee attends meetings of the Board of Commissioners to present requested financial reports and information. This employee also serves as the official custodian of public records as Town Clerk. The employee must exercise considerable independent judgement and initiative in planning and directing the fiscal control system, records retention, and the recording of minutes. Work is performed in accordance with established municipal finance procedures, local ordinances and North Carolina General Statutes governing the responsibilities of local government accounting. The successful candidate will also have the ability to communicate well with staff, elected officials, and town administration in a public setting.

The Town seeks an experienced professional with at least three to five years of progressive experience. This experience should include and emphasis in municipal government accounting, budgeting, and finance. The basic desired educational qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, public administration, or a related field. A candidate may distinguish themselves with a master’s degree or additional experience.

Please submit a letter of interest or cover letter, resume, and a completed Town of Mocksville employment application. The salary for this position is negotiable based upon the candidate’s qualifications and experience. However, the Town anticipates the hiring rate to be between $55,000 and $70,000 annually.  The salary is supplemented by an excellent benefit package. To be considered for this position, applicants must send application materials as noted above to Mocksville Finance Director Search, ATTN: Marcus Abernethy, Mocksville Town Hall, 171S. Clement Street or email This position will be open until filled, with review of candidates to begin May 1st, 2017. The Town of Mocksville is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications are available at Mocksville Town Hall, or you may click here to download an application.

Everyone Cordially Invited – New Town Manager to be Announced Tuesday, March 7

The Town of Mocksville Board of Commissioners will announce the new Town Manager during the Commissioners’ meeting at 6:00 PM on Tuesday evening in the Mocksville Town Hall located at 171 S. Clement Street, Mocksville,

Bed Races & Christmas Parade Kick-off Hometown Holidays 2016!

2014-Mocksville-Bed-Race3Races Friday night , Parade Saturday – Historic Downtown Mocksville will race into the Christmas season this Friday night, November 18th as 20intrepid teams from local businesses, non-profits and WXII-12 News take part in the 5th annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Races.

The festivities will begin with the lighting of the Oaks and downtown businesses at dusk followed by the bed races at 6 pm.

New this Year – Short Course for Teams Aged 60+
Participants for the short course race for teams aged 60+ are still needed! The winning team will receive a $100 prize! Contact Tami Langdon at (336) 909-2263.

$600 in Cash Prizes at Stake!
At stake are prizes for speed and creativity. The fastest team will take home a cool $200 in cash, while the runner-up will collect $125 and the third-place finisher will roll away with $75. The fastest senior team will receive $100 and the Most Outrageous team will pick up $50. The Total Package prize of $50 will go to the team with the best overall package… i.e. best overall appearance and combination of bed decoration, message and costumes.

Mocksville Bed Races!

Exactly How Does a Bed Race Work?
Like any sprint, the goal of the bed race is to go from point A to point B in the shortest time possible—but these recumbent racers do have to follow a few basic rules in order to compete for the bevy of cash prizes. Each team consists of four pushers and one rider, all at least 15-years-old, and the rider must sit or lie flat on the bed during the race. Themed clothing or costumes are strongly encouraged, even pajamas are appropriate.

Beds must have four wheels that stay in contact with the road at all times, and the only source of propulsion allowed is the four pushers. Oh, and you won’t be seeing any King Louis beds careening down the 485-foot stretch of Main Street that runs from Depot to Gaither: beds must measure least 3′ x 6′ but can be no larger than 6′ x 8′ including any handles the pushers might use. (Teams need to be lined up no later than 6:00 PM for a pre-race inspection.)

Main Street will be closed at 5:30
Main Street from Gaither Street to the ­­­­­corner of Main Street/601/64 ­­­­­­­­­will close at 5:30 pm in preparation for the race.  Please note: This evening is also a home, first-round play-off game for the Davie High football team. Those attending the game are asked to be extra cautious and should plan to bypass the downtown area on their way to the game. Plenty of bleacher-seating will be available.  O’Callahans, Restaurant 101, The Factory Coffeehouse, and Scoops will be open for hungry spectators, and food vendors will offer snacks and drinks.

Saturday – Hometown Christmas Parade ~ “All Fired Up for Christmas”
The holidays would not be complete without the annual Hometown Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce.  This year’s theme is “All Fired Up for Christmas” and will feature everything from walking groups, performers, horseback riders, single vehicles to full-blown floats. The parade will depart from Rich Park at 2 pm Saturday and will travel down Main Street, turn left on Depot Street, and end at Railroad Street where dismantling will begin. Prizes will be awarded for the best parade participants. First place wins $75; second place will receive $50; and third place earns $25.

Find Your Parade Seat Early and do a Little Christmas Shopping on Saturday!
Downtown merchants will be hosting their annual holiday open house from 10 am – 7 pm with refreshments and store specials. They would love to help you find the perfect gift for that special someone.

Stop by and visit the brand new Buckle Bunnies Boutique, located next to Counter Point Music, which offers clothing and accessories.

The Dewey’s Bakery holiday store is now open in the corner shop next to Restaurant 101. Stop by and buy a little something sweet to eat during the parade and support the Davie High Band, which receives 35 % of the proceeds.

Don’t forget to pick up this year’s commemorative Christmas ornament, a pewter fire truck, “Up On the Rooftop.” These beautiful fire truck-shaped ornaments, which salute the services and sacrifices of our fire departments, may be purchased for $8 from 11-4 pm outside Restaurant 101, along with Tree of Honor forms and flags. The ornaments may also be purchased at the Davie County Chamber of Commerce, BB&T and Bank of the Ozarks. Ornaments from past years are available for sale at Town Hall for $9.

Davie County Community Band to Perform
Join the Davie County Community Band in front of Scarlett’s Unique Boutique. They will have drinks for sale before the parade and will start their concert when Santa Claus comes by!

For more information about the “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race, contact the Mocksville Tourism Development Authority at (336) 753-6700. For more information about the “All Fired Up for Christmas” Hometown Christmas Parade, contact the Davie County Chamber of Commerce at (336) 751-3304.

We Are All in This Together

The letter below appeared in the Letters to the Editor section of the February 18, 2016 edition of the Davie County Enterprise and is republished below with permission.  Please click here for a printable copy of the original document.


The Town Councils of Bermuda Run, Cooleemee and Mocksville are strongly opposed to the County’s proposal to change the method of sales tax distribution from the Per Capita to the Ad Valorem method.

  • The change would take money away from the Towns and give it to the County. Mocksville would lose $377,000 (22% of its budget), Bermuda Run, $273,000 (28% of its budget), and Cooleemee, $150,000 (35% of its budget).  The three towns would have to raise taxes significantly or reduce essential services.
  • The change will harm economic development initiatives. A majority of the largest taxpaying companies are located in the Towns where there is commercial activity.  An additional tax in the Towns would threaten the success of our economic development program, which has created new jobs and reduced the pressure to raise taxes.
  • The change is driving a wedge within the County. The Towns are part of Davie County, and each citizen in the Towns pays the same tax rate as a citizen in the unincorporated areas of the County.  Plus, Town citizens pay an additional tax that pays for their core government services.

The facts lead to three questions:

  • Is it fair and equitable to shift the burden of the County’s financial problems to the citizens of the Towns? The County is asking that the Towns, which make up 20 percent of the County’s population, shoulder 100 percent of the burden of the County’s financial challenges.  The County is asking the Towns to bail them out.
  • The current Per Capita distribution method has been in effect in Davie County for 40 years. Out of the blue, the County wants to change it.  Why and why now?
  • Why is the County not willing to discuss the financial dilemma openly with the Towns to find a more equitable solution? Davie County is one economic unit, and we will rise or fall together.  The people of Davie attend the same schools, shop in the same stores, worship in the same churches, and likely will be buried in the same cemeteries.  Surely, we can come together to make the best decisions on a sales tax issue.



Town of Bermuda Run                       Town of Cooleemee                            Town of Mocksville
Kenneth A. Rethmeier                        Steven D. Corriher                              William J. Marklin III
Mayor                                                     Mayor                                                    Mayor

Gearing up for the 2016 Mocksville Farmers Market

Mocksville-Farmers-MarketIt’s time for local farmers to start planning for the 2016 Farmers Market. The Mocksville Farmer’s Market will once again be held in the Mocksville Town Hall Parking Lot located at 171 S. Clement St in Mocksville, just a block down W Depot Street from the town square.

For 2016 the market will operate from 3-6 pm on Wednesdays beginning 4/20/2016 and continuing through 11/23/2016.

for complete details, including vendor application, please visit The Mocksville Farmers Market.

Special Called Meeting Jan 25 4pm

Subject: Special Called Meeting Jan 25 4pm

Town of Mocksville will hold a special called meeting at 5pm to discuss Sales Tax Distribution Formulas and  Potential Revenue Loss