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.

PLEASE REMOVE ANYTHING YOU PRESENTLY HAVE ON YOUR LOT THAT YOU WANT TO KEEP OR IT WILL BE THROWN AWAY DURING THIS DESIGNATED TIME.

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.

Notice of Public Hearing Mocksville Town Board of Commissioners

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in accordance with requirements within Chapter IV, Article 4.3
of the Town of Mocksville Code of Ordinances, the Town Board of Commissioners will conduct
a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at 6:00 P.M., or immediately following routine
items of business on the Town Board’s Regular Meeting Agenda. The Public Hearing will be
held at Town Hall, 171 S. Clement St., Mocksville, NC.

The purpose of the hearing is for the Town Board to decide if Mocksville desires to partner with
the NC State Parks in the Greenway expansion project and intends to submit an application to the
NC Parks Recreational Trails Grant Program. The intent of the Recreational Trails Program is to
help fund trails and trail-related recreational needs and its goals are closely aligned with the
goals of the Town of Mocksville’s Greenway expansion.

For further information, contact Marcus Abernethy, Town Manager at Town Hall, 171 S.
Clement Street, Mocksville, North Carolina, or call (336) 753-6700. All interested citizens are
encouraged to attend this meeting.

Esta información está disponible está disponible en español o en cualquier otro idioma bajo
petición. Póngase en contacto con Marcus Abernethy, Town Manager at Town Hall, 171 S.
Clement Street, Mocksville, North Carolina, or call (336) 753-6700, de alojamiento para esta
solicitud.

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

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.

Notice: Fall Leaf Pickup Has Been Extended to December 29, 2017

Leaves should be raked to the curb, not into the streets.

For the safety of the town crew, do not rake closer than 25 feet to an intersection and do not rake within 10 feet of a power pole.

DO NOT RAKE LIMBS OR BRANCHES WITH THE LEAVES – DO NOT BAG LEAVES

Bagged leaves and yard waste such as limbs, branches, brush and grass clippings, etc., will not be picked up.

Horse & Buggy Rides Downtown Mocksville Wednesday, December 20th

Horse and Buggy Rides Wednesday, December 20 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Christmas season with horse & buggy rides beginning and ending in downtown Mocksville.

Wednesday, December 20 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  
What better way to enjoy the Christmas lights and the spirit of the holiday than a ride down Main Street through Historic Downtown Mocksville in a horse-drawn carriage! The buggy can hold 4-6 people so bring the family and enjoy horse and buggy rides for $5.00 per person-children under 6 ride FREE. Rides depart from and return to West Depot St. near Splatter Art Studio & Styled Gatherings.

While you are downtown, don’t forget to do a little Christmas shopping in the unique shops and dine in one of the delightful restaurants. Happy Holidays!

Delighting the Crowds at the Mocksville Bed Races

“Twas the Night Before Bed Race” and all through the town,
were a series of teams wishing the flag would go down;
More rapid than eagles the race beds they came,
And the crowds whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
Now Manna Movers! Now Snoozers! Now WXII!
On Magic Elves! On Skills USA! On Flash CW! On Premier Reindeer!

The town of Mocksville raced into the Christmas season on November 17th with the 6th Annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race as 18 race teams made the mad dash down Main Street.

2017 Mocksville Bed Races
2017 Mocksville Bed Races!
Thank you to Ed Simmons for the awesome photos!

Mocksville Mayor Will Marklin kicked off the night mentioning the construction of the park and new facilities in town. The Race saw another good turnout this year with the streets full of families, fun and holiday spirit. Volunteers passed out noisemakers and t-shirts and between races the DJ had folks dancing in the streets. All the racing and dancing made people hungry enough that both food trucks in attendance, Michael Burton’s Smoke Wagon and the Davie High Band Boosters, completely sold out of food.

The event was covered by two news stations, WXII 12 and affiliate CW 20, whose racing teams faced off in the first race of the night. Both stations, hopeful to win it all, stacked their racing teams with track stars from the Davie War Eagles cross country track team. However, this year’s competition was stiff and the secret to winning may have been to have “missile” in the team name.

$600 in Cash Prizes at Stake!
The fastest team, Cathy Riddle Missile,  took home a cool $200 in cash, while the runner-up, Krazy Legs Missile, collected $125. Skills USA, the third-place finisher, rolled away with $75. Yesterday’s Kids, the only senior team to enter this year’s race, handily won the $100 prize for the fastest senior team. Krazy Legs Missile, the 2nd place team also won the $50 prize for being the Most Outrageous.  A Total Package prize of $50 went to the Surf USA team for having the best overall appearance and combination of bed decoration, message, and costumes.

Special Thanks
Tami Langdon, Mocksville’s community development coordinator,  is grateful to everyone who pitched in to make the event a great success. “Kudos and thanks to Event Organizer Denise Hendrix and her daughter Jordan who manages the Facebook page, Mike West and the Davie Public Works for lights, equipment, and course setup, volunteers from the Davie County Early College, Trailers of the East Coast for the event trailer (and for bringing 2 teamsagain this year), and the Mocksville Police Department.

Complete Race Results

First Place: CATHY RIDDLE MISSILE ( $200)
Matt Davidson
Chris Branford
Jonathan Creason
Jamie Spry
Eric Davidson

Second Place: KRAZY LEGS MISSILE( $125
Also voted Most Outrageous ($50)
Karl Schwartz
Chris Cole
Thomas Reynolds
Jake Kitchene
John Herzog

Third Place: DAVIE HIGH SCHOOL SKILLS USA
Ben Summers
Garrett Chandler
Cody Taylor
Jack Reynolds
Cooper Wall

Senior Award: ( $100) YESTERDAY’S KIDS ( Davie County Senior Games)
Judy Phillips
Dave Sammons
Greg Hill
Mike Barnett
Peggy Evans

Total Package ($50): SURF USA
Tyler Zickmund
Mikhail Harris
Salem Cartner
Ben Marklin
Mandy Owen

2017 Mocksville Bed Race Team Listing

CAMP MANNA MOVERS
Josh Goodman
Andrew Daywalt
Max Wooten
Jason McCray
Cassidy Kluttz

CPP MAGIC ELVES (CPP GLOBAL)
Tim Stafford
Russ Sanford
Natasha Chambers
Cameron Scales
Nathan Erwin

FLASH CW (CW 20)
Briana Conner
Clay Summers
Parker Prysiazniuk
Paige Riordan
Emerson Frantz

FRAGILE ( IT’S FRENCH)
Jay Kimura
Scott Berry
TJ Hupp
Jacob Johnson
Tyrone Neely
Eric Dearth

HOUSE OF RAEFORD
Erica White
Carlos Salgado
Kenny McHon]
Milton Cain Jr
Elijah MacLean
Nyesha Hosch – alternate

INGERSOLL RAND
Charlie Clarke
Derrick Faulkner
Erica Roe
James Wilkerson
Scott Coe

LIGHTNING LANIE (WXII 12)
Lanie Pope
Trey Raisbeck
Braxton Folmar
Emily Pender
Jill Staley

MOCKSVILLE MASONIC LODGE
Brian Myers
Jake Reavis
Jamie White
Darby Correll
Carlton Terry

PREMIER REINDEER ( PREMIER REALTY)
Sierra Foster
Emery Rosenbaum
Justin Boardwine
Malik Polk
Morgan Flores
Katie Walton
*Marjorie Foster ( Captain)

SKILLS USA ( Davie High School)
Ben Summers
Garrett Chandler
Cody Taylor
Jack Reynolds
Cooper Wall

SNOOZERS ( RESCUE HOUSE CHURCH)
Gerardo Mancilla
Chandler Woodruff
Gavin Freeman
Sammy Rosenquist
Monty Landreth
Kamron Lantz
Landon Miller

THE STORM (DCCC Surgical Technology Program)
Brianna DeRouin
Colby Seaford
Dylan Andrade
Amber Hodges
Jessica Slater

SUPER MARIO KART (TRAILERS OF THE EAST COAST)  
Princess Peach aka Bethany Bumgarner
Mario aka Jerry Smith
Wario aka Brandon Butner
Luigi aka Andrew Sanders
Waluigi aka Daniel Gough
Hugo Murillo (Captain)

TEAM USA (TRAILERS OF THE EAST COAST)
Jordan Miller Hendrix
J.C. Williard
Tatum Williams
Sam Williams
Jeff Forman
Marsha Smith (Captain)

Hometown Christmas Parade
The “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race, which kicked off the holiday spirit, was followed by the annual Hometown Christmas Parade. The “It’s a 50’s Christmas” themed parade featured everything from walking groups, performers, horseback riders, single vehicles to full-blown floats, candy for the kids, and of course, Santa Claus.

Congratulations to this year’s Hometown Christmas Parade winners:
1st Place:  Girl Scout Troops 2580 & 2417
2nd Place: Davie Co. Public Library – FOL
3rd Place:  Spotlight Dance Company
Honorable Mention:  Total Real Estate LLC

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a big thank you to all of those who participated in this year’s Hometown Christmas Parade and to all the volunteers who helped make this a safe and enjoyable event for Davie County. Special thank yous to our judges who helped decide the best entries in the parade and to our Grand Marshal, The Fire Departments of Davie County, led by the Mocksville Fire Department, who also escorted Santa down Main Street.

We wish everyone a happy and healthy 2017 Christmas Season – We’ll see you at the bed races in 2018!

This Weekend – Friday Night Bed Races, Christmas Parade and Winterfest Coming to Mocksville!

Races Friday night, Parade Saturday
Historic Downtown Mocksville will race into the Christmas season this Friday night, November 17th as 15
intrepid teams from local businesses, non-profits, WXII-12 News, and CW Channel 20.1 take part in the 6th annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Races.

The festivities will begin with the lighting of the downtown businesses at dusk followed by the Parade of Beds at 6 pm. The bed races will begin at 6:15 as CW takes on WXII. WXII Chief Meteorologist Lanie Pope is determined that her team will place in the top three this year!

$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. This year’s race is sponsored by Yadtel.

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

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 Street to Gaither Street: 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. Plenty of bleacher-seating will be available. O’Callahans, Restaurant 101, The Factory Coffeehouse, and Scoops will be open for hungry spectators. Michael Burton’s Smoke Wagon will be serving barbecue, smoked nachos, smoked chicken wings and corn dogs near Sadie’s Unique Boutique on North Main Street and the Davie High Band Boosters will be selling hot dogs, pizza, and cold and hot drinks near the Mocksville Police Station.

RUSH -Rotary United to Stop Hunger will be collecting canned goods and non-perishables for A Storehouse for Jesus.

Saturday – Hometown Christmas Parade ~ “It’s a 50’s Christmas” Begins at Noon
The holidays would not be complete without the annual Hometown Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. This year’s blast from the past theme is “It’s a 50’s Christmas.” What happened in the 1950s? …”I Love Lucy” premiered on television…The Diner’s Club began issuing the first credit cards…Swanson introduced Frozen TV Dinners…”The Mickey Mouse Club” premiered & the Disneyland theme park in California opened…Ray Kroc started the McDonald’s chain….Elvis Presley had his first hit song, “Heartbreak Hotel”…NASA was created…Wham-O invented the Hula Hoop….Alaska & Hawaii were admitted as the 49th and 50th states to the US…The original series of The Twilight Zone aired as well as Bonanza, The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke & The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin.

The parade will feature everything from walking groups, performers, horseback riders, single vehicles to full-blown floats, candy for the kids, and of course, Santa Claus. The parade will depart from Rich Park at noon 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 to 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!
Several downtown merchants will be hosting annual holiday open houses with refreshments and store specials. They would love to help you find the perfect gift for that special someone.

The Market on Main
143 N. Main Street • Open 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Featuring: “Fresh From The Farm” USDA Meats, Vegetables, Eggs, Artisans, Antiques, Jams, Jellies, Baked Goods, Honey, & More!

Splatter Art Studio
110 W. Depot Street • Open House 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Featuring: Hand Painted Holiday Gifts and Art for Purchase. Special Discounted Gift Certificates for Classes. Refreshments and Live Music.

Styled Gatherings
114 W. Depot Street • Open House 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Featuring: New Arrivals, Prize Drawings, Giveaways, and Refreshments.

Sadie’s Unique Boutique
185 N. Main Street • Open House 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Featuring: Shopping Discounts, Holiday Gifts, Giveaways, and Refreshments

Counter Point Music
50 Court Square • Open at 10 a.m.
Join us for Refreshments & Promotional Offers immediately following the parade

Winterfest – Free Family Event Saturday, December 2nd
Downtown Mocksville’s holiday celebrations continue with Winterfest on Saturday, December 2nd from noon- 5 p.m.

This FREE family fun event will include inflatables (Dual Lane Patriot Slide has a 22 foot drop!), free hay rides after 1 p.m., small pony rides, ice painting sculptures, and a progressive story book “The Snowy Day” (a walking story book promoted through the Davie County Library). Children will start at Sadie’s Unique Boutique (185 N. Main St.) and read the pages of the book in each merchant’s windows. After reading all of the pages the children arrive at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater parking lot where they will receive a prize bag containing goodies and a coloring book & crayons. A few copies of “The Snowy Day” will also be given away. Junker’s Mill Outdoor Stage is located at 105 S. Salisbury Street.

Horse & Buggy Rides in Downtown Mocksville December 9th
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season in Historic Downtown Mocksville on a relaxing horse and buggy ride on Friday, December 9th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The horse and buggy will leave from West Depot Street (near Styled Gatherings). The cost is $5 per person, children under six are free.

2017 Christmas Ornament Commemorates Old Davie High School
The 2017 Mocksville Town Christmas Ornament is a tribute to the old Davie High School. This beautiful pewter keepsake depicts the Davie County War Eagle as well as the address and years of the school. The ornament is $8 and can be purchased at Bank of the Ozarks, BB&T, and Town Hall. Ornaments from past years are available for sale at Town Hall for $9.

Questions?
For more information about the “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race, Winterfest, or horse and buggy rides contact the Mocksville Tourism Development Authority at (336) 753-6705. For more information about the “It’s a 50’s Christmas” Hometown Christmas Parade, contact the Davie County Chamber of Commerce at (336) 751-3304.