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 [...]
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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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Town of Mocksville’s Interim Chief of Police, Tim Parks, is stepping down on February 26 for family obligations. The former Chief of Police for Yadkinville, North Carolina came out of retirement in November to assist the Mocksville Police Department during its search for a new Chief of Police at the request of Interim Town Manager Lynn Trivette. Parks has over 35 years of law enforcement experience. “I want to thank the Board, Mayor Marklin, and Town Manager Lynn Trivette for the opportunity to serve as Interim Chief of Police in Mocksville. I have made many new friends and wish the [...]