By Jeanna Baxter White North Carolina has a housing shortage. Since February of 2020, the number of available homes in North Carolina has dropped by more than 50%, and the prices have increased by 6.5 – 7.9 percent, economic strategist Ted Abernethy, Economic Leadership LLC, shared during his State of Davie address in April. Davie County is no exception. While four income-based apartment complexes have been constructed in the last five years, there have been few single-family homes built. After a high of 445 homes in 2005, the banking crisis of 2008 hit, and only 334 permits were requested between 2009 [...]
During a public meeting Tuesday night, the Mocksville Town Board made the difficult decision by unanimous vote to dissolve the Mocksville Police Department and to sign a three-year contract with the Davie County Sheriff’s Department to provide all law enforcement services. Mocksville Town Manager Ken Gamble said that while the decision was extremely hard, it was necessary. “The decision to contract with the Davie County Sheriff’s Office is a business decision that the Town believes is in the best long-term interests of the residents of Mocksville. We understand that contracting with the DCSO means that MPD staff positions will be eliminated, [...]
On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. the Mocksville Town Board will hold a regularly scheduled public meeting which will include consideration of a proposed contract with the Davie County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) to provide all law enforcement services inside the corporate limits of Mocksville beginning on July 1, 2021. Mayor Will Marklin and the Town Board understand how important this decision will be to the future of our community and are inviting public comment regarding the proposed contract at the May 4th Town Board meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Hall. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a call-in system [...]
Fire Hydrant Testing Update The Mocksville Fire Department will start fire hydrant testing the first week of May 2021. Testing is necessary twice a year in order to ensure that the hydrants are working properly and that no change in pressure and flow has occurred. To learn more about what to expect, during testing please visit our website page here.
Due to changes in the value of recyclables in global markets, Republic Services is making changes to its county-wide recycling program effective July 1, 2021. These changes do not affect residents in Mocksville, Bermuda Run, and Cooleemee. Town residents will continue to receive free curbside recycling pickup per the contract Republic Services has with each town. For frequently asked questions about the upcoming changes click here.
Stephanie Shoffner and son, Weston, celebrate the grand opening of Lydia Jaynes with family and friends. “She’s got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty. She’s got whozits and whatzits galore… “ Stephanie Shoffner has opened a home decor, furniture, and gift store in Historic Downtown Mocksville that is fit for a princess. Lydia Jaynes, located at 43 Court Square, celebrated its grand opening Thursday, April 8, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. The community was invited to browse the store while enjoying refreshments from Ketchie Creek and Restaurant 101. One lucky shopper received a $100 [...]
Get out your calendar because Davie County Senior Services has a multitude of fun activities scheduled for the month of May. From car bingo to a Mother’s Day event, to computer and cell phone basics classes, Senior Services has plenty to keep you busy. Click here for a full list of upcoming activities. Stay Up-to-Date with Their Online Calendars A current calendar is posted on the Davie County Senior Services Facebook page and website. Be sure to like and share the Facebook page to let others know about everything happening at Senior Services! Sign Up for Notifications You can now subscribe [...]
Rustin Harpe, director of Mocksville’s Parks and Grounds Department. Nestled in the middle of Mocksville is an oasis of beauty. Lush green lawns, tree-lined trails, well-equipped playgrounds, and manicured ballfields make Rich Park a delightful place to spend an hour or an entire day. “Rich Park is a fun place for the family and kids to come out and have a good time from walking the trails to playing on the playgrounds, having a picnic, or catching a baseball game,” said Rustin Harpe, director of Mocksville’s Parks and Grounds Department. He should know. He has been maintaining the park [...]
We regret to announce that this year’s Daniel Boone Family Festival has been canceled due to North Carolina’s COVID-related limitations on gatherings.