Things are moving back toward normal! The new normal may be a bit different but it looks like we will not be required to wear a mask, which is a blessing. The Mocksville City Page in the Enterprise has been down for over a year. We have been forwarding updates and communications from Davie County Health and Human Services throughout the pandemic as we have been following the guidelines sent down from the state . I am glad to be getting back to a point where there are events and things happening around town that we can communicate to our residents again.

Thank you to everyone that has supported our local businesses throughout the COVID-19 experience. It is great to drive through town in the evening and see folks in restaurants and enjoying ice cream on Main Street without the need for distancing and masks. Strong communities are built on relationships and fellowship, and it is hard to build community when we have to stay at home. I am looking forward to concerts in downtown Mocksville, performances at The Brock and baseball games in Rich Park. Please take a look at the calendar of events on this page and make plans to get out and see your neighbors.

As we move forward, please be respectful of others. Some folks may choose to continue wearing masks. Some may choose not to be vaccinated. We do not know all of the reasons for the choices that individuals make, but we can move on with our lives while being respectful of others’ decisions. Just be happy that we have options and freedom to choose.

Mocksville is moving in a positive direction. We have hired a very capable and professional town manager, Ken Gamble. He started in May and brings years of experience and expertise in municipal government to our town. I look forward to him being here for many years. We have been able to attract many new businesses to our community through our economic development initiatives which has added the need for workers. If you look on any street corner in town you will notice “Now Hiring” signs. There is a huge need for workers all over the county. If you are unemployed or know someone who is, please refer them to these businesses. For our economy to take off, we will need everyone to realize their purpose and get back to work. There is also a resurgence in residential housing. New housing starts have exploded throughout the town and there are many new developments that will be coming online over the next couple of years.

The secret is out. Mocksville is a great place to live and raise a family. Many of the developers and new businesses relocating to our town have commented on how our town is like a Norman Rockwell painting. The picturesque scene of a time when community and being neighborly meant something. Get out there this summer and enjoy being a part of this amazing community.