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Samuel, Judy Howard celebrating 60th wedding anniversary

Samuel H. and Judy Booe Howard of Advance will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 18, 2021. The couple married in York, S.C on June 18, 1961. He retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after 37 years. She worked for the Davie County School System for 26 years. They...
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Advance, NCourdavie.com

James Edward Barnette

James Edward Barnette, 75, of Advance, died on June 8, 2021 from his home in Davie County. He was born July 8, 1945 in Lewis County, W.Va., son of the late Ernest Ray Barnette and the late Mary (Carpenter) Barnette. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Jean Donaldson, and brothers Ray and Joe Barnette.
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Cooleemee, NCourdavie.com

Mobile farmer’s market coming to Cooleemee, Mocksville

Cooleemee and Mocksville residents will have a new opportunity to purchase fresh, local produce this week at the new Davie Community Farmers Market. N.C. Cooperative Extension is partnering with local farms to bring fresh produce into communities. The market will kick off on Wednesday, June 16, 9-11 a.m. at The...

COVID-19 Update for June 11th

There are 10 active cases of COVID-19 in Davie County, one of which is currently hospitalized. Overall there have been 4,187 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Davie County. In NC there are 1,007,698 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 13,265 deaths. These posts are published once a week. For questions about...

Davie Training School/Central Davie virtual reunion Saturday

Keeping the legacy alive: This has been the focal point for the Alumni of Davie County Training School since its inception in 1978. The class of 1953 was instrumental in host the first Class Reunion 1978. Eleven years later, in 1989, the Alumni of Central Davie High School joined as a combined reunion. The idea of hosting class reunions spans 43 years.
Davie County, NCourdavie.com

Couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary

Oscar and Sara W. Koontz celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Thursday, June 3. The family gathered in their honor on Sunday, June 6 at The Lodge at Carolina Bible Camp. The couple has lived in the Davie Academy community all of their 70 years. In 1951, when they married,...

JV baseball shocks Reagan in season finale

Davie’s JV baseball team desperately needed a game like this, and pitcher Ty Miller and the multi-hit offense of Craig McBride, Cooper Bliss, Connor Keaton, Bentley Moody and Rylan Koontz made sure Davie went out on a high note. One day earlier, the War Eagles were smashed 14-4 in six...

County Line: Cruise in brings classic vehicles to Piney Grove

As photos show, folks of all ages enjoyed a day of family fun, good food, and display of vintage and classic vehicles Saturday at the “Cruise-In” at Piney Grove AME Zion Church. Upcoming community events: St. Matthews Lutheran Church homecoming at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 27; and vacation Bible school...

Early college the right place for these graduates

Once a Phoenix, always a Phoenix. Another class of students graduated from Davie County Early College High School last month, taking with them the knowledge and confidence they had learned. “Without this community that is the Early College, I would not be the person I am today,” said Annie Banks,...

Public library seeks community feedback

The Davie County Public Library wants your opinion. “We are delighted to present to you for your feedback draft vision and mission statements, core values, core competencies, and high priority goals and objectives for the next five years,” said Derrick Wold, library director. The survey will be open through June...

Davie falls hard in Reagan rematch

After Davie’s varsity baseball team lost six games by a total of 11 runs, the bottom fell out in a 10-2 home loss to Reagan in the final regular-season game on June 2. Davie lost the first meeting with Reagan 1-0 as Jaydon Holder delivered a pitching gem in defeat, but the War Eagles saw how dangerous Reagan’s offense can be in the rematch.

Holder battles Hartle in 1-0 loss

Jaydon Holder couldn’t have faced a more daunting task than the Davie varsity baseball team’s game at Reagan on June 1. Davie’s pitcher was opposed by Josh Hartle, one of the top prospects in the country. But Davie’s sophomore was undaunted. He pitched like a dream, going the distance and...

Editorial: Fire service changing in rural areas

You work third shift, and you’ve put in a long, hard night at work. You get home, ready to relax, but the kids are just getting out of bed and hungry. They’re wide open and energetic. So you start breakfast, then sit down to talk to those kids about their upcoming day. You get lost in their world.
GovernmentSalisbury Post

Letter: Coming from someone who voted against freedom

It was a very touching and patriotic article written by Rep. Ted Budd and published May 30 (“Remember real reason for Memorial Day”) coming from one who voted not to certify the results of a free and fair 2020 election, against the For The People Act, claiming it would allow Democrats to rig elections and allow minors to vote, and against a resolution condemning the coup in Myanmar.

Editorial: Fire service changing in rural Davie

You work third shift, and you’ve put in a long, hard night at work. You get home, ready to relax, but the kids are just getting out of bed and hungry. They’re wide open and energetic. So you start breakfast, then sit down to talk to those kids about their upcoming day. You get lost in their world.
Mocksville, NCourdavie.com

James Lloyd ‘Jim’ Roberts

James Lloyd “Jim” Roberts, 87, of Mocksville, died on June 2, 2021 from his home in Davie County. He was born July 21, 1933 in Iredell County, son of the late William Paschal Roberts and the late Ethel Estelle (Foster) Roberts. He was also preceded in death by an infant child, his brother, John “Bud” Roberts, and his sister, Margaret Carter.
Mocksville, NCourdavie.com

Donna Michelle Eldreth Allen

Mrs. Donna Michelle Eldreth Allen, 54, of Sam Allen’s Way, Mocksville, died Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Davie Medical Center. She was born on Aug. 11, 1966 in Iredell County to the late Norman W. Eldreth Sr. and Janie Ruth Harkey Eldreth Foster. She was a member of Trinity Baptist...
Davie County, NCourdavie.com

Letter to the editor: Solar should be option for local farmers

We are proud of our farming heritage of more than 40 years in Davie County, which is why I’m calling upon the Davie County Board of Commissioners to approve the Junction solar farm project in the near future. As Davie County cattle farmers, we’ve worked hard to raise our family, paid our taxes, and played by the rules.