The Davie County Enterprise Record is an amalgam of three newspapers that date back to 1899. The Republican-leaning Davie Record operated literally across the street from the Democratic Mocksville Enterprise until their merger in 1958. The resulting Davie County Enterprise Record merged with the Cooleemee Journal in 1971 to operate as the lone newspaper in the county. The newspaper has a circulation of 8,200 in a county of 14,000 homes. The Enterprise Record operates as a traditional newspaper of record. The newspaper’s leased office is at 171 South Main Street across from the Davie County Courthouse in the county seat of Mocksville. Davie County is a largely rural community with three small incorporated towns, Mocksville, Cooleemee and Bermuda Run.
To serve Davie County with a vital newspaper that reaches all corners of the county.
Davie County Enterprise Record: Published Thursdays
Member: NC Press Association
Member: National Newspaper Association
Member: Davie County Chamber of Commerce
Member: Downtown Mocksville Association
Sponsor: Mocksville-Davie American Legion Baseball
Sponsor: Davie County Schools Spelling Bee
Sponsor: The Dictionary Project for North Davie Middle School
Sponsor: Davie County Foundation scholarship fund
Davie County, NC, had a population of 41,240 in the 2010 census. Mocksville, population 5,051, is ithe county seat. The county was formed in 1836 in a split from Rowan County and is named for William R. Davie, Governor of North Carolina 1798 to 1799 and once president of the University of North Carolina. Located in the center of the state, Davie has three incorporated towns, Mocksville, Cooleemee and Bermuda Run. Largely rural, the county has a budding wine industry to mix with traditional agriculture staples such as grains and livestock.
Davie County is located in the center of North Carolina near the intersection of Interstates 40 and 77. Consequently, transportation industries have made Davie a central hub for their distribution” Jockey International, Ashley Furniture, Christy Trucking Co. and others.
The young boy Daniel Boone lived here when the county was opened for settlement in 1750, arriving with his parents, Squire and Sarah Boone, who are buried in Joppa Cemetery in Mocksville. Daniel married a Mocksville girl and built a cabin on Sugar Creek here, establishing his home base while wandering the frontier.
The abolitionist Hinton Rowan Helper, author of The Impending Crisis of the South, was born here.
Thomas Ferebee, bombadier on the Enola Gay, was born here and is buried here.
Former NFL Coach Joe Gibbs was born in a doctor’s office a few doors down from the newspaper office and popped in to visit 20 years ago.
Population: 41,240 in the 2010 census.
Median age: 42.0 years;
Median household income, $44,777 (2009)
A pleasant climate, Davie County averages 44 inches of rain a year; 5.9 inches of snow and 216 sunny days. The elevation is about 750 feet. The average high temperature in July is 89; in January, 26 is the average low.
(Manufacturing) Ingersoll-Rand; Comfort Bilt Windows & Doors; Funder America; Avgol America; Ashley Furniture Industries.
(Non Manufacturing) Jockey International; Davie County Schools; Jockey International.
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.1%
Davie County’s public education system is well regarded. Davie High School’s SAT scores traditionally rank among the top 10 percent of NC public systems. Davidson County Community College has a Davie satellite campus in Mocksville.
Davie is surrounded on three sides by rivers. Fishing, golf opportunities are abundant. Also found in the county: Farmington Dragway, Lake Myers Family Campground, Rich Park.
Davie County features a wide variety of civic and non-profit organizations, perhaps none more important than A Storehouse for Jesus, a Christian ministry that shares food, clothing, pharmacy, medical, dental and eye clinics for the needy. Retired barbers have even joined to provide hair cuts at the facility.
Historical associations, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, a new Broadway theater company, two Rotary clubs, Civitan, Ruritan, the Arts Council, Habitat for Humanity, Lions Club, an antique tractor club, a restored car club and an active United Way organization are among the civic organizations.