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.
COVID rates in Davie County have declined as the number of residents who are vaccinated continues to go up. More than 10,000 Davie County residents are now at least partially vaccinated according to the state’s vaccination dashboard. Members of Group 4, people with high-risk medical conditions or who live in certain congregate settings, are now eligible for vaccination. Groups 1 -3 (healthcare workers and long-term care staff and residents, older adults, and frontline essential workers) remain eligible and are encouraged to get vaccinated. To check your eligibility click here. Announcements about who is eligible for each clinic will be provided here [...]
Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 24th, some places in North Carolina will be able to open at 100% capacity, including museums, aquariums, retail businesses, and salons. During a COVID update on Tuesday, Gov. Roy Cooper also announced that restaurants, breweries, wineries, amusement parks, gyms, and other recreation establishments will be able to have up to 75% capacity indoors and 100% outdoors. Additionally, as part of Executive Order 204, bars, conference centers, sports and entertainment arenas, and reception venues will be allowed to increase capacity up to 50% indoors and outdoors. Also on Friday, the state will fully lift the [...]
Robert D. Bennett, former police chief of Spencer, North Carolina, and Tryon, North Carolina, has been appointed to serve as the temporary interim executive officer of the Mocksville Police Department by Interim Town Manager Lynn Trivette. Bennett brings an abundance of experience having served in the Statesville Police Department for 18 years, Spencer Police Chief for 8 years, and Tryon Police Chief for 3 ½ years. Bennett has a BS Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and an Associate of Arts Degree in Social Science from Brevard College. Bennett is third-generation law enforcement and brings [...]
Mocksville’s Board of Commissioners appointed Kenneth Gamble, current town manager of Denton, North Carolina, as its fifth town manager. Gamble brings a wealth of experience having served as town manager in Denton for 2 years, and previously as town manager of Stoneville, North Carolina for 5 years. He also served in Kernersville, North Carolina as a law enforcement officer for 19 years with the last 3 ½ years of his tenure as the chief of police. He is a 2004 graduate of Guilford College where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and received his Master’s in Public Administration from [...]