2nd Edition, May 2010 - DavieLiFE Magazine!


2nd Edition, May 2010 - DavieLiFE Magazine!

A publication of Sum5 Communications, LLC

MAy 2010 VoL. 1 No. 2

Giving Back

Local Business Doing Its Part

to Help Davie Live Better

see page 20

Expanded Community

Calendar to Keep DC Kids Busy see page 37

New Addition to DavieLiFE:

Back in Time in... see page 26

More Local Businesses

Supporting DavieLiFE! see page 43


A Magazine Dedicated to Life in Davie County

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Wow—where do I begin! I guess, first and foremost, THANK YOU for

making DavieLiFE such a success. I have been amazed at the reception we have

received and feel so fortunate to continue to gain support from the community.

As you can see, DavieLiFE is a bit different this time—first, a thicker cover;

and second, several more pages to bring you additional information about life

in Davie! As you might imagine, these two “step-ups” were made possible by

the generous support of our advertisers. I may sound like a broken record, but

our advertisers are truly the backbone of DavieLiFE and without them, the

magazine would not be possible. Please do your part to thank our advertisers

by learning more about them and seeing how they may benefit you, your family

and your life!

The second edition is packed full of great information that I feel sure you

will enjoy reading. I’m excited to bring a new face to our local Walmart by sharing

with the community all of the many ways they help Davie live better. You may be

surprised to see how involved this local business is in our great community.

I am so excited to announce our newest feature, “Back in Time”. Local writer, Ellen

Newman, has joined DavieLiFE and will be sharing some our local history by

focusing on communities within Davie County. In this edition, we are proud to

highlight Bixby! I believe you will enjoy Mrs. Newman’s perspectives on our special

“nooks and crannies”, as well as some great photographs she has discovered during

her research.

We are pleased to announce that Advance Pediatrics will be providing regular columns in

DavieLiFE that will focus on topics pertaining to our children and their health. Be sure to

check out Dr. Susan Hunsinger’s first column on keeping our kids safe during the summer.

Not sure what to do with the kids this summer? Check out our expanded

Community Calendar which includes TONS of activities for Davie youth—a great

way to keep boredom at bay. It’s amazing how many great activities we have here at

home so be sure to take advantage!

Once again, thanks to all for their continued support and encouragement. It has truly

been a joy to bring DavieLiFE “to life”!

Wendy Horne


Wendy H. Horne

Publisher, Editor

In This Issue

Contributing Writers 4

Summer Safety for Kids 7

Community Foundation

Connection 9

Why Preschool? 10

Going Green? 12

Ask the IT Man 14

In the Summertime

Stay Cool, Think Art 17


Helping Davie Live Better 20

In the Kitchen with Ketchie Creek 23

Real Perspectives in Real Estate 24

Back in Time in Bixby 26

DC Kids Corner 28

DC Youth Spotlight 28

Test Time:

What You Need to Know 29

Bringing Summer Inside 31

The Importance of the

Primary Care Physician 33

Save the Dates 34

A Breakthrough Technology Taking

Healthcare to a New Level 36

Community Calendar 37

Davie Marketplace 41

132nd Annual Mocksville

Masonic Picnic 41

Directory of Advertisers 43

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Wendy H. Horne

Sum5 Communications, LLC


Wendy H. Horne

Contributing Writers

Meg Brown, Julie Coleman, Joel Edwards,

Ann Graham, Susan Hunsinger, Carol

Livengood, Marc Moore, Ellen Newman,

Esther Remeta, Jeff Sessoms, Jane Simpson

Cover & Feature Story Photography

Amy Didier Photography

Graphic Design

Lin Taylor Graphic Design, Inc.

Account Managers

Julie Coleman

Lisa Tillman

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A Magazine Dedicated to Life in Davie County

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New Contributing Writers

Meg and Davin Brown

Meg Brown Home Furnishings

Meg and Davin Brown reside in Advance

with their two sons Andrew, age 6 and

Adam, age 3. They own Meg Brown Home

Furnishings located across from Bermuda

Run. Davin received his degree in Business

Management from Western Carolina

University, and Meg received her degree

in Interior Design from Appalachian State

University. In their free time, they enjoy

exercising and spending time outdoors

with their family.

Joel Edwards, M.D.

Medical Associates of Davie

Dr. Joel Edwards is a family physician who

has worked and lived in Davie County for

30 years. He is a graduate of UNC and

Wake Forest University Bowman Gray

School of Medicine. He completed his

family practice residency with NCBH.

Dr. Edwards and his wonderful wife Linda,

have three children and three grandchildren.

Ann Graham

Davie County Schools

Ann Graham and her husband Larry reside

in Advance. They have a son Zack and wife

Jennifer; a daughter Amanda; and two

grandsons, Colton and Dalton. Ann is a

University of Georgia alumnus, has served

in education for nearly 25 years and is

Director of Accountability Services for

Davie County Schools. Ann and her

husband are active members of Macedonia

Moravian Church.

Susan Hunsinger, M.D.

Advance Pediatrics

Dr. Hunsinger founded Advance

Pediatrics in 2001 and the practice joined

Cornerstone Health Care in 2009. Dr.

Hunsinger received her Bachelors degree in

Microbiology with high honors from the

University of Florida in Gainesville, and

was awarded her medical degree by the

University of Florida College of Medicine.

Dr. Hunsinger is board certified by the

American Board of Pediatrics and has a

special interest in integrated medicine.

Carol Livengood

Macedonia Moravian Preschool

Carol Livengood and her husband Craig

moved to Davie County in 1984. They

have four children — Laurie and husband

Van live in Alabama with their three boys;

and Joanna and husband Scott live in

Advance with their two boys. Their eldest

son, Eric, is a teacher and is pursuing a

Masters in Administration at ASU and

their youngest son, Stephen, is a student

at Forsyth Tech.

Ellen Newman

Back in Time Contributor

Ellen Newman has called Davie County

home for over 20 years. She is an

administrative assistant for Davie County

Public Library and enjoys doing research

and using new technologies. In her free

time, Ellen enjoys writing, singing and

playing music with her husband Mark.

Esther M. Remeta, DC, DAAPM, CCSP

Chiropractic research Institute (CrI)

Dr. Remeta has practiced for over 20 years

in NC from the mountains to the piedmont.

She received her BS in Biology/Nutritional

Biochemistry from Rutgers University in

NJ and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree

from National College of Chiropractic in IL.

She enjoys family time, sports, music and her

cats and dogs. Two of her dogs are trained

and help with animal assisted therapy.

Jeff Sessoms

Webb Heating & Air Conditioning

Jeff Sessoms has been a Comfort Advisor

with Webb Heating and Air Conditioning

since 2005. A resident of Advance for 15

years, Jeff lives with his wife Amy, and

children, Logan, Morgan and Colton. He

enjoys spending his free time with his family.

Jane Simpson

Davie Community Foundation, Inc.

Jane Simpson and husband David moved

to Davie County in 1986. They raised

three sons who are now college graduates.

Jane has been very active in the

community for the last 24 years. Simpson

currently serves as the President of the

Davie Community Foundation.


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Summer Safety for Kids

Contributed by Dr. Susan Hunsinger

Summer is a great time of year to be

active outdoors, and although it has its

hazards, taking the proper precautions

can prevent injuries! Our goal at Advance

Pediatrics is to educate and inform parents

on ways to protect their children from

these common summer-time ailments.

Preventing sunburn is important yearround,

but particularly May through

August. The best line of defense from

the sun is keeping the skin covered, but

when children’s skin must be exposed,

sunscreen should be applied. Babies under

the age of 6 months can have small

amounts of SPF 15 or greater applied to

exposed areas of their skin and should

be dressed in long sleeves and brimmed

hats. Time in the sun should be limited.

Older children should apply sunscreen

with an SPF of at least 15, thirty minutes

before going outside, even on cloudy

days. Remember to reapply every two

hours and after swimming or sweating.

Sunglasses should also be worn to

protect eyes from UV rays.

Lately there has been controversy

regarding the epidemic of children with

vitamin D deficiency. Some relate this to

more time spent indoors, and the

increased use of sunscreens. Studies

show that enough sun exposure to cause

a slight pink coloring of the skin supplies

as much Vitamin D as 200 glasses of

milk! We do not recommend allowing

the skin to burn, but keep in mind that

occasional sun exposure without a

resulting burn helps our vitamin D

level. Sunscreens that contain “PABA”

are discouraged. We recommend

sunscreen which is chemical free.

Staying well hydrated during outdoor

activities is also important. Fill up on

water or electrolyte fluids before leaving

the house and take breaks to rehydrate

every 20 minutes during activity!

Avoiding bug bites is also one of the

tricky tasks of summer. Mosquitoes are

typically most problematic in the late

afternoon and evening hours of the

summer. We encourage bug repellent be

applied before going outdoors, especially

during those peak times mentioned. Any

natural oil that contains citronella, lemon

grass, eucalyptus, or thyme can be

applied. Orange Guard is a safe and

natural bug repellent which can be

found at Whole Foods. For insect bites,

applying 1% hydrocortisone or calamine

lotion will help with itching. For insect

stings apply vinegar and a cold compress.

Children with known anaphylaxis to stings,

should always carry their Epi-Pen!

Helmets and other protective equipment

should be worn at all times while biking

and skate boarding, not just when

Dr. Susan Hunsinger,

Advance Pediatrics

children are in the street. Many accidents

occur on neighborhood sidewalks, and

in children’s own driveways. In 2007,

there were over 12,000 injuries and

more than 100 deaths due to bicycles

accidents (www.nhtsa.gov). When fitting

your child for a helmet, look for one

with the CPSC safety standard. The

helmet should sit level on the head and

not move with head motion.

Dr. Susan Hunsinger and the staff at

Advance Pediatrics want to make sure

parents are well equipped with the

knowledge and tools to prevent summer’s

most common health issues and injuries.

For more information on summer safety

please visit the American Academy of

Pediatrics website at www.AAP.org.

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Community Foundation Connection

Contributed by Jane Simpson

Davie Community Foundation will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its signature

event in June. Sounds of Summer 2010 will be held Friday, June 4th at Childress

Vineyards to support Foundation operations, grant making, and the SURF Board

Youth Grantmakers.

Childress Vineyards provides a beautiful setting for our wonderful evening of

community! As the sun goes down, we have been blessed with some of the loveliest

evenings in the month of June. Sounds of Summer 2010 will feature the music of The

Craig Woolard Band. Craig was the lead vocalist for the Embers before forming his

own band. Tricia’s Catering in Lexington will provide delicious foods to satisfy every

palate and of course there will be plenty of Childress wine.

The silent auction is a guest favorite and this year we will bring back a live auction

during a band break. The auctions will feature a “Man Cave,” “Ladies Only,” and “ACC”

sections. Austin Caviness from WXII will emcee the evening, providing his own brand of

entertainment. A “Cool Zone” with smoothies will give guests a break from the heat and

some special drawings will also help us celebrate the fifth anniversary.

Sounds of Summer 2010 will truly be an evening of great music and great fun – for a

great cause! We hope you’ll join us.

The Davie Community Foundation, Inc. works to promote a spirit of giving in our

community and build a permanent endowment that is invested forever to make life

better for Davie County citizens. Earnings from the endowment

will benefit Davie County charities and projects always.

The Community Foundation accepts gifts in any amount, at

any time, toward its Community Scholarship Fund and its

Community Unrestricted Fund. A variety of options for

establishment of named funds in honor or memory of loved

ones is also available.

To learn more about the Davie Community

Foundation contact Jane Simpson at (336) 753-6903

or jsimpson@daviefoundation.org or visit the Foundation

website at www.daviefoundation.org

Jane Simpson,

Davie Community Foundation, Inc.

Sounds of

Summer, 2010

Great music,

great fun,

for a great cause!

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Carol Livengood,

Macedonia Moravian Preschool


Moravian Preschool

Est. 1983

A nurturing, Christian

program that prepares your

child for Kindergarten.

Programs for children

ages 2, 3, and 4. Also,

readiness programs

for 5-year-olds.

Carol Livengood, Director

Why Preschool?

Contributed by Carol Livengood

I imagine some people may wonder why children begin school at 2, 3 or 4 years of

age. After all, they will spend at least 12 years, and most likely several additional years

in the classroom. Preschool, in short, prepares children for Kindergarten. They

develop confidence, know there are expectations and responsibilities, have an

understanding of authority and learn they are not the only little person in the world!

With an age-appropriate curriculum, a child will also be introduced to pre-math/

science and early literacy skills proven to have a direct effect on the success of a

student. Most importantly, they will hopefully develop a love of learning that will

last a lifetime.

Macedonia Moravian Preschool began in 1983 with just six children as the vision of

its’ founder, Mrs. Odrie Thurlo. We have grown into the largest preschool in the

county with over 100 students and a staff of 14 amazing, dedicated Christian women

and it has been my honor to have been the director for the

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academics and social/emotional skills, but I think our greatest

strength is teaching our children that they are children of God

and that He will be with them every step they take for the rest

of their lives. We know this is so crucial to a child’s

development during these very early years and it is our hope

and prayer that they learn values and principals that will be

instrumental in the people they become.

Our program operates from 9-12, Monday through Thursday

and we follow the Davie County Schools calendar (with a few

exceptions). We feel we provide a safe, nurturing learning

environment with halls filled with smiling, happy faces. We

believe all children are special and unique and all are gifts

from God.

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Jeff Sessoms,

Webb Heating & Air

Conditioning Company, Inc.

We’ve seen customers

save 25-35% on their

monthly power bills

after replacing older


Going Green?

Contributed by Jeff Sessoms

Another winter has passed us by and it seems

we’ve gone straight into summer. Energy

efficiency and being “green” is terminology we

all have heard in the last few years. Everything

from light bulbs and appliances to heating

and air conditioning equipment (HVAC) is

important to evaluate in terms of energy

consumption. The heating or cooling of your

home has the most impact on your home’s

energy consumption.

Think of your winter energy bills. Were they

higher than years past? The answer is more

than likely, yes. Some of that is obviously the extended periods of cold weather

that we experienced. Some of that is also attributable to the age of your HVAC

equipment. Older equipment does not function as efficiently as newer equipment

does. It’s important to have your equipment regularly maintained by factory trained

technicians. Refrigerant levels, dirty coils, loose electrical connections, dirty filters and

clogged drains can all effect how a system runs.

Standards of Efficiency, or SEER ratings, are higher today than just a few years ago.

The higher the ratings on a piece of equipment, the more efficient it is in terms of

power consumption and the less it costs you to run. We’ve seen customers save

25-35% on their monthly power bills after replacing older equipment. Factor in the

Federal tax credits and any manufacturer or power company rebates that may be

available, and it’s easy to see how the savings can benefit you.

Should you have any specific questions, or want more information on these items,

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Ask the IT Man

Featuring Marc Moore

Have you ever thought about what would happen if your computer crashed? I mean

really CRASHED—the kind of crash that meant the recovery of important files would

be impossible. The thought is enough to make many of us sick, but with a simple

solution called Back Up, this illness can be avoided all together. We all like to think

that the loss of important business files or the instant disappearance of 1000s of

electronic family photos will never happen to us, but let me assure you, it can and it

does. By taking a few proactive steps, you can protect some of your most important

information—here are some suggestions:

• Burn your information on a CD: Some advantages to using CDs is that they can be

read on any machine with a CD-ROM drive and they are fairly inexpensive. Often

this is a back up method that can be done at home or at the office if your

computer has the capability of burning information to CDs. If this is not something

you are capable of doing, PC and Network Services, Inc. can assist you with this

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• Consider Solid State Storage or an External Hard Drive: An example of solid state

storage is a USB device. These types of storage devices have a number of

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that they can be transported easily. External hard drives are also a great option as

they provide incredible amounts of storage and are great options when taking

physical space into consideration as they are rather small. One drawback is that

both solid state storage and external hard drives can be pricey—however, when

you look at their price vs. what they will be protecting, their price can often

be justified.

• Remote Backup Service: As we rely more and more on internet access, and the

ability to do business remotely becomes more common, remote backup services

are gaining in popularity. PC and Network Services, Inc. provides many of their

small business customers with the offsite solution of backing up via the internet,

protecting customers and their data against scenarios such as fires and flooding.

Although the thought of allowing someone else to have access to important files

can be scary to some, remote backup services also come with security provided

through encryption or secret keys. For more information on this back up method,

contact PC and Network Services, Inc.

Another issue I would like to touch on briefly is a new technology solution, also

gaining in popularity—monthly maintenance plans for small businesses. As the

ability to service clients remotely has become more secure and economical, IT

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In the Summertime

Stay Cool, Think Art...

Contributed by Sidniee Suggs

The Davie County Arts Council, Daniel Furniture and Relay for Life are teaming up

again to sponsor a chair painting contest called Chair for Life. There is no age limit

and groups can decorate a chair together. It is simple to participate. Individuals, civic

organizations, church groups and businesses can register and pick-up either a child’s

rocker or an oak straight chair at Daniel Furniture. All entrants must design and

decorate a Troutman wooden chair. Cost to enter is $25. The entry fee pays for

either style chair which is made of solid oak and ash in Troutman, North Carolina.

With their sturdy construction and artists’ creative design, these chairs will be works

of art to cherish for generations to come, thus the contest title, Chair for Life.

Completed chairs are to be delivered to the Davie County Arts Council on either

May 27th or May 28th. Chairs will be on exhibit in the Brock Gallery from June 1-

June 24. A reception will be held to honor the artists on Sunday, June 20th.

People’s Choice Award will be announced at the reception.

Each chair will be judged by anyone who wishes to vote for their favorite chair.

There will be a $100 US Savings Bond awarded to first place, and prizes will be given

to other winners.

With the permission of the entrant, the chairs will be auctioned off from 6:00 pm to

8:00 pm at the 2009 Relay for Life event on June 25th. All proceeds from the auction

will be donated to Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society. Last year,

artists raised over $1,500 for this important fundraiser.

Also, now is the time to stop by the Brock Performing Arts Center to register and

start your flag for the Fourth Annual Flags of Davie exhibit. This year’s theme is


It’s Summertime! There is no age limit. Individuals, clubs, churches and businesses

can enter a flag. All participants are required to purchase one of the ArtWorks Flag

Kits at a cost of $15. Each kit includes a flag and painting instructions. The packet

gives the participant enough instructions to ensure that the flag, when completed,

will withstand rain and sunlight. It is important to follow these instructions to ensure

that the wonderful work of art will remain pliable enough to weather the elements.

Completed flags must be submitted to the Davie County Arts Council no later than

June 21, 2010. The flags will be installed in the city’s flag holders after the Fourth of

July display of the American flags is completed. The date of the installation,

depending on the weather, is scheduled for Tuesday, July 6th. The community will

then be able to enjoy the open air exhibit of “flying canvases”.

Missoula Drama Camp will be held August 9th-14th. Students who have completed

the first grade up to the completion of the ninth grade, may audition for parts in the

play entitled, Princess and the Pea. Sixty students can participate in the play and

registration forms are now available. Area families with small children may attend the

performances on Saturday, August 14th at 3:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. and all tickets are $7.

The Brock Performing Arts Center

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For more information

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events, please call the

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Council at 751-3112.

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The Davie County Walmart has 29

associates who have been with the store

for over 15 years. Close friendships among

the veteran associates have been a result

of many years spent together.

Welma Karns and Tim Stewart are proud

of the work Walmart has been able to

accomplish in the community.

Cover story photography by

Amy Didier Photography

20 Spring 2010


Helping Davie Live Better

If you’ve lived in Davie County for any

length of time, you are probably aware of

Walmart, located on Highway 601 in

Mocksville. Everyone knows that

Walmart is one of the largest retailers in

the world, but few realize the impact that

Walmart can have on local communities,

especially here in Davie County.

Walmart came to Davie County in 1987

and initially employed 150 associates.

Even though the store has changed by

leaps and bounds since 1987, the store

has still managed to maintain a feeling

that one might describe as that of “a

hometown business”. Part of that feeling

has been made possible by store manager,

Tim Stewart, who has been with the Davie

County Walmart for over 12 years.

“We have always made it our focus

to provide a clean, fast and friendly

shopping experience for our customers.

Those same customers are what make

up this outstanding community we live

in, and we do our best to lend support

through exhibiting self-pride, pride in

our store and beliefs in the company.

We have always been fortunate to have a

unique and special group of associates

who take pride in ‘their’ Davie County

Walmart,” said Stewart.

Walmart has always made it a priority

to give back at the corporate level.

Organizations such as the Children’s

Miracle Network, the National Center

for Missing and Exploited Children, the

American Cancer Society, American

Heart Association and the American

Diabetes Association have been recipients

of the generous help and support Walmart

lends. However, generosity at the local

level has made the Davie County

Walmart truly a ‘part’ of this community.

“One of the things I am most proud of is our

store’s willingness and ability to ‘listen

and respond’ to the concerns and needs in our

community,” beams Stewart. “We encourage

our associates to be engaged and do what

they can to help. For years, we have

supported the United Way and disaster

relief programs. We also have associates that

serve on the advisory boards of programs

such as the Davie County Chamber of

Commerce and the Salvation Army.

Regardless of our individual skills and talents,

we try to remind our associates that our

community is important and we support and

encourage them to become involved.”

An example of the local store listening

and responding can come in a variety of

shapes and sizes. “Several years ago, a

young cancer patient in our community

had the request to ride in a ‘big rig’. Our

logistics side of the business (Walmart

truck drivers from our distribution

centers) have an organization known as

Walmart Heart Association and upon hearing of

this special young man, these folks came to our

community to help make his dream a reality. It

made such an impression that upon the young

man’s passing, there was a Walmart truck in his

funeral procession,” recalls Stewart.

Walmart has also given the community a sense

of stability, especially during times when the

economy seemed to struggle. Of the 150

associates who started in 1987, six are still with

the store and have seen the store experience

change and integrate itself into the community

as a valuable asset. “We are proud of the fact that

we have been able to provide economic stability to

our associates, even when other businesses

seemed to be faltering. At the beginning of 2010,

we had 261 associates who we are proud to say,

make our store what it is today,” said Stewart.

After speaking with Stewart and spending time

with the associates, it is easy to understand why the

store has done so well. Stewart’s calm and genuine

nature truly have an effect on the store and it is evident

in the behavior of those around him.

Associates such as Welma Karn have increased

the awareness of the needs in the county, and

through the Walmart Foundation, a variety of

grants have been awarded to the Davie County

Board of Education, Storehouse for Jesus,

Habitat for Humanity, the Davie YMCA and

numerous local charities. The store is also an

avid supporter of the Second Harvest Food

Bank, donating excess bakery items and other

foods. Through their work and support of the

“Tools for Schools” campaign along with

recognizing specific needs in Davie County

Schools, the store has donated TVs for

classrooms, a tremendous amount of school

supplies in the form of notebooks, paper and

pens and food for the free and reduced lunch

backpack program.

Stewart says that the store receives many

requests for fundraising every year and they

do their best to participate in all that they can do.

“We strive to assist community members during

their critical times whether it be economical or

environmental—once again, it is our way of

listening and responding.”

Davie County is proud to call Walmart one of their own and wants to say


“Walmart has been the Corporate Sponsor

for our Bowl For Kids’ Sake event for many

years and their associates always organize a

team and bowl in support of our agency.

They have a great time and Tim Norman is

quite the bowler! In addition, Big Brothers

Big Sisters has been fortunate to receive two

very generous donations from the Walmart

Foundation in honor of a special member of

our community. Their financial support

enables us to reach out to children who will

benefit from a mentor. It enables us to recruit

and train caring volunteers to work with

these special children, helping them to see

their full potential. Walmart has truly been

beneficial in helping turn Little Moments into

Big Magic for the children of Davie County.”

Amy Boardwine, Big Brothers/

Big Sisters of Davie County

“Blaise Baptist Church in Mocksville has

experienced first-hand the generosity of our

local Walmart. As Blaise conducts many

mission trips each year, we have specific

needs for supplies to take to needy people

in other parts of the world. Walmart has

granted our donation requests for many

years. For example, we will be taking new

shoes to Peru, Ethiopia, El Salvador and

Brazil this summer, thanks to a wonderful

donation of 400 shoes from Walmart in

Mocksville. Tim Stewart and Welma Karn

have been a real blessing to our ministry.”

Jeremy Amick, Blaise Baptist Church

“LIVE UNITED doesn’t mean just being an active person,

it’s a frame of mind. Walmart and its associates are a

wonderful example of what it means to LIVE UNITED

because they work and invest in our community every

year and by doing so, they are reaching out a hand to one

while influencing the condition of all. Not only does

Walmart support our organization financially through

sponsorship of our events, they let their associates support

us too by running a United Way campaign. For some

companies, that’s all there is to it, but Walmart goes one

step further! Every year since the inception of Day of

Caring, Walmart has been involved with more than one

team of volunteers doing their part in our community. Whether

they are cooking and serving breakfast to other volunteers or

working on a project of their own, they complete each task

with an enthusiasm that’s contagious. Several Walmart

managers have also served on the Davie County United Way

Board of Directors. That’s true commitment, at every level, to

our organization and to the community!

Mary Beth Forst, Davie County United Way

“One of the things I am

most proud of is our store’s

willingness and ability to

‘listen and respond’ to the

concerns and needs in our

community,” beams store

manager, Tim Stewart.

Storehouse for Jesus is so thankful for

the Davie County Walmart. They

have helped us in so many ways

including donating returned items to

Storehouse and also serving as a drop

off location for Food for His Flock.

Walmart helps us every year during the

holiday season as we collect items for

the needy in our area. This year,

Walmart associates will be volunteering

their time and doing our shopping for

us—a huge help as it is often hard to

find enough volunteers to gather all of

the items that are needed. We are so

grateful for what Walmart has done

for us—they are fantastic!

Marie Collins,

A Storehouse for Jesus

“The management and staff of the Davie County Walmart have provided a tremendous

amount of support to The Salvation Army over the years. The store has provided free and

discounted food to the community, provided space for Army meetings, offered its

management staff to serve in an advisory capacity on our local Board, coordinated our red

kettle campaign and provided financial support to our ministry. Countless hours and

many resources have been shared with The Salvation Army in order to better serve the

needy residents of Davie County. We commend all those associated with this work for a

job well done. We are pleased to have such a strong relationship with the management

and staff of the Davie County Walmart and appreciate the partnership as we seek to fulfill

our mission in this community.”

Lisa J. Parrish, The Salvation Army

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Thanks to all of the DavieLiFE advertisers and

readers for such a warm welcome following our

first issue! From the calls and emails I received

personally, it’s no surprise that DavieLiFE is

already proving to bring people and business

together for the good of our community. I

sincerely encourage anyone wanting to get the

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Given the complexity of today’s real estate

market, making informed decisions with

confidence can be a challenge. That’s why it’s

more important than ever to gather the facts

and know your options. I am pleased to bring

a new series of Real Estate workshops to Davie

County beginning May 18th. Whether you’re

interested in investing, buying now or selling in

the future, this series of casual, yet informative

and free workshops will provide you with the

professional real estate, legal and financial

advice needed to make your decision. Anyone

is welcome with no obligations, so please take

advantage of this chance to meet with

experienced professionals to learn more.

During the 1st quarter of 2010, Davie County

recorded the highest average price for homes

sold in the Triad at $182,810. Market indicators

are positive and although interest rates are

fluctuating on a daily basis, it’s still the best time

to take advantage of the great inventory and

record low home prices.

Look for regular featured properties and Davie

County sales trends beginning in the next issue.

As always, for a free consultation or market

analysis of your home, please contact me

directly at 336.655.7153 or email


Source: MLS Triad Housing Report 2010.1

24 Spring 2010

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Ask the IT Man continued from page 14

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Ellen Newman

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A map of Bixby from a school

history assignment in 1971.

Courtesy of Wayne Jones.

Distilleries were legal in 1879.

Tax stamp courtesy of Wayne Jones.

Back in Time in Bixby

Contributed by Ellen Newman

Oral histories, photographs and newspaper articles paint a picture of life in the Bixby

community back in time. Everyone farmed and raised vegetable gardens and other

crops. Dairy farms thrived and people raised cows, pigs and chickens. There were

sawmills, an oil company, a lumber yard and four general stores. Every country store

had a wood stove where farmers met up in the winter, to sit around and talk.

The Robertsons were a prominent family in Bixby, dating back to the 1800s. Scrip

Robertson, 90, remembers his grandfather’s homestead, built beside a running spring,

where he made brick. His parents built Robertson’s store, a local landmark where you

could buy everything from nails to produce. He started Davie Oil Company on the

site where the old Chal Walker’s store once stood.

The train came through every day, stopping to pick up passengers, the mail and

freight. Scrip and his father both worked in the Bixby post office and “hung the mail

bag” for the train to pick up as it passed by the station. Before cars, people walked or

travelled by horse or wagon.

Another landmark is Bixby Presbyterian Church, founded in 1932. Generations of

the same families still go there every Sunday and have served it faithfully all their

lives. It was the focal point for area youth growing up.

Later, Holly Farms had chicken houses on the corner and Hanes operated a

distribution center on Cornatzer Road for almost 30 years. Geese still gather every

year beside the little pond that fronts the building.

In some ways, Bixby doesn’t exist anymore, except in the golden memories of the

descendents who still live there. New subdivisions have taken the place of farm

land. Folks don’t “visit” like they used to, and they don’t know all of their

neighbors anymore.

But “the Government is fixin’ the train tracks,” Scrip says. And somebody bought the

factory. As Nature sees a rebirth in Spring, the pastures become greener and local

folks are outside tilling their gardens. Looks like this little laid back

community will survive, not just in history books, but for future

generations too.

A hired hand hauls

some happy children in the

back of a mule drawn wagon.

Photo courtesy of Sherry Armsworthy.

Bixby, NC

Bixby General Store or

“Robertson’s Store”.

Photo courtesy of Davie County Library,

Martin-Wall History Room.

Latitude: 35.94N

Longitude: -80.455W

Elevation: 846 feet

Bixby Presbyterian Church, founded in 1932.

Courtesy of Davie County Library, Martin-Wall History Room.

Today the old Robertson’s Store

is a consignment shop.

Geodetic Survey

benchmark embedded

in brick storefront, 1932. Wayne Jones in 1962

riding his new pedal cart.

Tom Browder on his “John Deere

40” in the early 1950’s.

Courtesy of Sue Browder Folmar.

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Representatives of the Big Brothers and

Big Sisters site based program join

DavieLiFE youth reporter, Amber

Minor, for a photo. Top row, left to

right: Amber Minor, Allison Lambert,

Sara Handy, Suzanne Phillips and

Jaclyn Wisecarver. Front row, left to

right: Zane Duffner and Jeffrey Phillips.



Dr. Robert Landry (Superintendent,

Davie County Schools), Josh Hanes

(Assistant Vice President, Bank of the

Carolinas) and Jeff Wallace (Principal,

Davie High School) join in

congratulating Brea Correll as she is

awarded a $50 U.S. Savings Bond.

28 Spring 2010

DC Youth Spotlight on

Big Brothers and Big Sisters

DavieLiFE is proud to recognize a special group of youth in our first Youth Spotlight

– Davie County Big Brothers and Big Sisters Site Based Program!

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks to be a community leader in establishing long lasting,

professionally supported mentoring relationships in order to help children reach their

full potential. One part of the program, supported by the Davie County United Way

and Davie Community Foundation, gives children the opportunity to spend time

with teens in our community. These teens are called Big Brothers and Big Sisters

(formerly known as Big Buddies).

Each teen is given a Little Buddy, and for one hour every week, they go to their local

elementary school or YMCA to spend time with their buddy. “It’s an amazing

relationship that they develop” says Jeannine Linder, Site Based Caseworker for Big

Brothers Big Sisters. “The teens provide a set of ears for the children, as well as a playmate.

The children get so excited and look forward to the day when their Big visits.”

These special teens set aside their busy schedules to help our community’s children

build positive attitudes and self-confidence. “It’s not about you, it’s about that child,”

says Big Sister, Allison Lambert.

Amy Boardwine, Davie County Operations Coordinator said, “The teens in our

program are top-notch! They are highly dependable and very giving. They take their

commitment seriously. The teens are learning a spirit of volunteerism that, not only

helps the children, but also makes this community a better place to live.”

continued on page 30

Congratulations to our Young Writer

DavieLiFE and Bank of the Carolinas are proud to announce the winner of our Young

Writers contest, Brea Correll. Brea is a 10th grader at Davie High School and received

a $50 U.S. Savings Bond, courtesy of Bank of the Carolinas for her essay on “What is

Davie Life”.

Living in Davie County all my life has been a learning experience. It has it’s

ups and downs but through it all, the three most important things here are good

friends, a great family and learning to cherish the little moments in life.

In a small county, where everyone knows everyone, you get to know your

friends better. You grow up with everyone at school and church. My best friends

and I were in diapers when we met and we grew up together all our lives. We’ve

gone through everything, relying on each other when the struggles get to us.

Having a big family is great. They’re always around and have more experience

than you would at fifteen. They’re going to help the best they can with any

problem. We’ve gone through loss and gaining of life. A new addition to a family is

the most exciting news we can get from each other. They’re fun to be around and I

love them all to death.

In Davie County, there’s not always a lot to do. You learn to cherish those little

moments you spend with loved ones and they make the best inspiration anyone

could ask for. They’re the moments that give you faith and strength, or something

to laugh at when you’re down. Those are the moments that have the best impact

on your life. They’re the best memories that I could ever ask for and they occur

more often than you think.

– Submitted by Brea Correll,

10th Grade, Davie High School

Test Time: What You Need to Know

Contributed by Ann Graham

Why do we give our students standardized tests?

As public institutions funded by taxpayer dollars, schools are accountable to federal

and state governments and to the public for results. Also, our schools want to know

how our students’ performance compares to that of others in the state. And, state

standardized tests provide our schools with important information that helps schools

adjust teaching practices and improve instruction.

How can I help my child prepare for these tests?

The best way a student can prepare for standardized tests is to actively engage in his/

her learning by reading, attending class each day, listening to his/her teacher and

completing all assignments. Parents can help by ensuring their child attends school each

day well-rested, well-nourished and well-prepared. Parents also have important roles in

encouraging a positive attitude toward school and assignments; helping their child

understand that school is preparing him/her for work and life; and, encouraging their

child through recognizing his/her achievements and improvement. Parents can also

encourage their child to read and set an example by reading themselves. In addition, on

test day as well as any other day, parents can encourage their child to do his/her best.

We do not want to add stress to the lives of our children. As long as all involved are doing

their part in a child’s education, the child will be able to do his/her best on the tests.

And finally, as I state in my letters home to parents each spring, send your child out

the door with a big hug and a smile. It always helps to know you have a friend when

you are facing a big day. Often we are anxious about what a child will become in the

future, and we lose sight of the fact that he/she is someone today.

On Your Mark, Get Set – Swim!

Contributed by Suzanne Mann

“On your mark, get set, beep!” Those are the familiar sounds that can be heard as the

Oak Valley Orcas swim team hits the water this summer. Oak Valley joined the

Greater Forsyth Swim League in 2000. Over the past 10 years, the team has

continued to grow and climb from last place finishes to a solid contender, finishing

third since 2006 in the highly competitive summer league.

The Oak Valley team began competing with fifty to seventy-five swimmers per meet.

Since 2006, the Orcas have averaged around one hundred swimmers. The team

welcomes children ages 5-18 and provides an arena for competitive and beginner

swimmers. By joining a swim team, children develop a life-long skill which provides

daily cardio-vascular exercise.

Swimming is also a team sport that provides an opportunity for improving individual

goals. Each meet consists of individual events in freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke

and butterfly in addition to freestyle and medley relays.

The Orcas are excited to announce the hiring of Marie Helms and Ben Humphrey as

the coaches for the 2010 season. “I’m grateful for the opportunity, and excited to

bring out the potential and talent in all the swimmers,” said Coach Helms. “Whether

it’s swimming two lengths or dropping five seconds, giving a child the confidence to

reach their goals is an awesome job!” Helms is the coach for the West Forsyth YMCA

Riptyde year round swim team, and Humphrey is an English teacher and assistant

swim coach at Davie High School. Signups for the upcoming season will be held at

the Oak Valley pool on April 18 from 1-3 p.m. and May 4 from 5-7 p.m.

Please visit the team website at www.wix.com/oakvalleyorcas/orcas for more information.

Ann Graham,

Davie County Schools

Kid’s Corner

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All Big Brothers and Big Sisters who were interviewed agreed that more people

should get involved. Currently, there are over 70 Big Brothers and Big Sisters, but the

need for more positive role models is needed. “So many more kids would like to have

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Bringing Summer Inside

Contributed by Meg Brown

Spring has sprung and summer is right around the corner! However, did you realize

that with a few very simple and economical changes—you can bring a bit of this new

season inside your own home. Set aside a few hours one weekend and before you

know it, your home will be breathing a breath of fresh air!

Here are some suggestions:

• Add brighter pillows to your living spaces—color is key when bringing spring

and summer inside!

• Bring the outside in with fresh flowers and potted plants.

• Add some fun and whimsy by changing the plates you display in your kitchen

cabinets. Remember—COLOR!

• Switch out your heavy bedding for more lightweight options. Add some new,

bright colored pillows to really make it feel like a new season.

• Head to your local supermarket to load up on fresh fruits which are perfect items

to display in bowls or to create seasonal centerpieces.

• Switch the books you display on cocktail tables—gardening books are an

excellent option.

• Finally, open up the blinds and drapes and let the sun shine in!

Meg and Davin Brown,

Meg Brown Home Furnishings

Color is key when

bringing spring and

summer inside!

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You too can do a

Chair for Life

a partnership project with

Daniel Furniture & Electric, Inc.

June 1st- 25th

(Proceeds to Relay for Life)



and outreach

in Davie


since 1975…

32 Spring 2010

Get a Flag Kit NOW!

4th Annual Flags

of Davie

Entries due by June 21st

Princess and the Pea

Missoula Drama Camp

Sign-up Now

Auditions: Monday, August 9th

Only 60 Students who have completed the1st Grade thru the 9th Grade

Performances: Saturday, August 14th, Matinee – 3:00 & Evening – 6:30

Open Seating Tickets: $7.00 All Ages

and making a dramatic

impact on all stages of life…

Your Arts Council!

336.751.3112 www.daviearts.org

The Importance of the

Primary Care Physician

Contributed by Joel E. Edwards, MD

The human body, in some ways, is like a

car. It requires proper care, regular

maintenance and periodic work to keep

it running smoothly. When your car’s oil

needs changing, you take it in. If there’s a

rattle in the wheel, you get it checked. You

don’t drive it until the engine quits or the

wheel falls off. Why? Because you need that

car to get where you need to go.

The same can be said for your body. In order

to get it where it needs to go and to, hopefully,

extend its mileage, it too needs regular

checkups and proper care. Just like a good

mechanic evaluates your car and helps you

make the best choices for you and your

vehicle, a primary care physician offers

these services but for an even greater asset

– your body.

Interestingly, many people don’t have a

primary care physician. Instead they use

hospital emergency rooms for minor

medical treatment, seek out specialists

for specific care or neglect their health

altogether until a life-threatening issue

occurs. None of which are the best course

of action if it’s the extended mileage plan

for your body that you want.

To keep the body running better and

longer, a primary care physician can

help. While most people have heard the

term “primary care physician,” many

don’t know exactly what services this

type of physician provides. A primary

care physician provides basic health care

services, with a focus on wellness and

disease and injury prevention. It’s this

physician who performs routine

examinations and tests, treats you and,

possibly your family, when you’re sick or

hurt, and over time gains a big picture

understanding of not only you as a

patient but of you as a person.

Many factors contribute to a person’s

overall health – lifestyle choices, family

history, prior illnesses / injuries and

physical makeup to name a few. Because

every body is unique and every health

scenario different, it makes sense to

entrust your care to someone who has an

overall view and is therefore better

qualified to make medical

recommendations, refer to an

appropriate specialist if necessary and,

most importantly, serve as both your

partner and guide in managing your

overall health.

There are three types of primary care


• Family Practice Physicians – These

physicians see patients of all ages; they

can literally treat patients from birth

through death.

• Pediatricians – These physicians

typically see children up to age 18.

• Internists – An internist or internal

medical physician treats adults 18

years and older.

What type you choose is not nearly as

important as who you choose. To get the

most value from this relationship, it’s critical

to choose a primary care physician who

you trust and with whom you can establish

an honest and open rapport. You should

feel comfortable asking questions about

your health, especially if there is something

you don’t understand. A primary care

physician’s main role is to answer

questions and offer advice in order to

help you stay well and to identify and

address any potential problems early,

before they become more serious.

In the event that a condition requires

more specialized care, your primary care

physician is also there to help you

navigate an oftentimes confusing health

care system. Being sick is scary. Your

primary care physician understands that

and is willing and able to act as both

advocate and partner when important

decisions have to be made.

The benefits of seeing a primary care

physician are numerous. Some include:

• one-Stop Shopping – Primary care

physicians are trained to treat a variety

of illnesses. In most cases, they are

easier and faster to get an

appointment with than a specialist.

Joel E. Edwards, MD,

Medical Associates of Davie

• Coordination – If you see a specialist,

he or she follows up with a note to

your primary care physician to

explain what was done and share any

results. This helps give your primary

care physician a complete view of

your health.

• Prevention – Primary care physicians

work to prevent disease and minimize

the damage of any disease or illness.

One big reason that people don’t see a

primary care physician is because they

feel healthy. But there are many early

warning signs or “silent” conditions,

such as high blood pressure, that a

physician can detect before any

symptoms emerge.

While there is a shortage of primary care

physicians nationwide, there are a

number of primary care physicians in

our area accepting new patients,

including Medical Associates of Davie in

Mocksville. To make an appointment,

call (336) 751-8000. Or, to find out

more about primary care physicians in

the area, contact Health Connections,

Forsyth Medical Center’s referral line,

at (336) 718-7000.

Joel L. Edwards, MD, of Medical Associates

of Davie, is board certified in family

practice medicine. Areas of special interest

include geriatrics, pediatrics and

preventive medicine.

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34 Spring 2010

First Annual Spring Fest & Auction

Mark your calendars for the First Annual Davie

Spring Fest & Auction on Saturday, May 22nd

from 2 - 8 p.m. Held in downtown Mocksville at

Junker’s Mill, this free community event will

feature Live and Silent Auctions, entertainment

on Junker’s stage, local business and nonprofit

vendor booths and a variety of food and

beverages from area restaurants and wineries.

A sampling of auction items available that day will include rounds of golf, a deer

stand, a car, furniture, original artwork, a restaurant package, a weekend visit to the

mountains, tickets to sporting events, a beach house rental, a set of tires,

memberships, a variety of gift baskets, spa treatments and so much more. With the

list of items growing daily, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Davie Spring Fest, a Davie County Chamber of Commerce event, was designed to

serve multiple purposes and to appeal to a diverse audience. It will provide

businesses a venue to showcase their products and services to residents and visitors

alike. From a tourism standpoint, Spring Fest will be heavily promoted outside the

county to draw people here to discover Davie County. A wide variety of activities and

entertainment will appeal to all ages.

Davie Spring Fest may be a new event, but if initial donations and booth sign ups are

any indication, the Chamber anticipates this day long family festival to become a new

Davie County tradition. Be sure to visit the Chamber website at www.daviechamber.com

for up-to-date auction items, entertainment schedules and participating vendors.

Davie County Relay

Celebrates “Lucky 13”

For the “13th” straight year, teams of Davie County residents will gather for an overnight

“Relay for Life” against cancer at the Davie YMCA track. Many area businesses and

churches sponsor this family-oriented team event where participants can walk around the

track and take part in fun activities off the track. Teams can include co-workers, club

members, family and friends who have gathered donations prior to the event. The

event is open to the public and will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 25.

“This event is a unique opportunity for our community to come together in the fight

against cancer,” said Kathy Ellis, (Co-Chairman). A special Luminaria Ceremony will

take place after sundown in honor of the community’s cancer survivors and to

remember those lost to the disease. Survivors, caregivers and teams will circle the

track rimmed with glowing luminaries. “Many of the participants are cancer

survivors, which serves as a reminder that our community is not immune to this

disease and we can actually help our friends, families and neighbors that have been

touched by cancer,” Barbara Basham (Co-Chairman) added.

Funds raised at Relay for Life will enable the American Cancer Society to support

local services and resources for cancer patients and their families. Funds also support

critical cancer research and community education programs designed to teach people

how to reduce their risk of developing cancer.

For more information about this event or to find out how you can participate, please

contact Jami Myers (Senior Community Manager – ACS) at (336) 404-8965.

Mocksville Townhome has it all!

Convenient location, style, quality and superb price.

Boasting over 2,000 square feet of living space, this brick townhome is

truly the complete package. Custom built for owner, the home offers

amenities such as:

• imported antique leaded

stained glass windows on front

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doors and windows

• Custom Maple Entertainment

Center with slide out Tv drawer

• gas logs

• Display cubes

• granite countertops, Maple

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All this, in the perfect location,

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Owner Financing Available

Offering price: $169,900

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36 Spring 2010

Dr. Esther M. Remeta

Chiropractic Research Institute

Dr. Remeta discusses The

Proadjuster with a patient

at her office in Kinderton.

Let Us

Help You!


A Breakthrough Technology

Taking Healthcare To A New Level

Contributed by Dr. Esther M. Remeta

New technology called The Proadjuster allows for chiropractic treatments and

reorientation of the nervous system to be done comfortably, while you are in the

seated upright position without any turning or sudden movements.

The Proadjuster combines chiropractic tradition with technology delivering analysis and

treatment that is computerized, consistent and comfortable. The proadjuster utilizes a

piezoelectric sensor to percuss the individual joints in the spine, giving the doctor vital

information about the motion dynamics and resonant frequency of oscillation.

This allows the chiropractor to manage these conditions that may be musculoskeletal

in nature by increasing the range of motion, reducing fixation and improving

functional capacity of patients through specific manipulative techniques.

The Proadjuster enables the chiropractor to analyze using a sophisticated instrument,

treat the dysfunctional segments of the spine and then reanalyze. This provides pre

and post data which is very beneficial to oversee the patient’s course of care.

The piezoelectric sensor measures a reflective force and is the same sensing

technology that NASA subcontractors have used in the space program. The

aviation industry, as well as civil engineers, have used this technology in order

to test metal fatigue in aircraft and bridge spans.

Patients from newborn age through the elderly with osteoporosis can be treated

safely and gently because the force introduced into each joint of the spine to

check motion and treat is so light and precise.

Dr. Remeta is excited to offer this technology in her practice at Chiropractic

Research Institute as part of the treatment protocols. Dr. Remeta has always

maintained a “one-stop shop” wellness practice where she combines the art and

science of chiropractic manipulation with various forms of adjunctive physical

therapy, massage therapy, nutritional supplementation and recommendations,

prescribed spine supports or foot orthotics and/or exercise programs to help patients

achieve their greatest goals on their journey to 100% health. For some patients, this

means learning to walk again after a stroke, for others, it may be to run their first

marathon, alter their golf swing, lose weight or be able to spend quality time with

family hiking or gardening. Various healthcare workshops are held at her office for

patient education. If you have further questions about The Proadjuster, workshops

or how Dr. Remeta can help you with your healthcare goals, please call us at

(336) 940-2924 and ask to schedule a “ free tour” of the clinic.

Millions suffer from throbbing, pounding, splitting headaches every day.

Headaches are not a normal condition. Many people resort to pills to temporarily dull the

pain. Unfortunately, relief is often temporary, and the cycle returns, again and again.

Headaches are often caused by muscle tension. Your nerves, veins and arteries that are

wrapped around the head can become compressed, pulled or irritated and a headache

is the result. Most do not realize that treatment with the ProAdjuster can help resolve

ongoing headache problems.

Dr. Esther M. Remeta • Kinderton Corporate

107 B Gleneagles Way, Advance NC 27006



Community Calendar May-August, 2010


Women’s Bible Study. Lessons from Women

in the Bible. Advance First Baptist Church.

1st Tuesday of every month. Refreshments:

9:30 a.m.; Bible Study: 10 a.m. – Noon. For

more info, call Sue Crater at 776-3255.

The Kingdom Kids. A ministry for school-aged

kids. Advance First Baptist Church. 1st

Saturday of every month, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

For more info, contact Beth Crater at 940-3732.

Day of Caring, May 8. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. For

more information, contact the Davie County

United Way at www.davieunitedway.org.

Annual Davie Habitat for Humanity Golf

Charity Classic, May 22. Lake Louise

Country Club, Noon lunch, 1:30 p.m. Shotgun

Start. Early Registration $60 per player/$240

per team (includes lunch, door prizes,

mulligans, throw & tee buster, cart fee).

For more info, call 751-7515 or email



Davie Spring Fest & Auction, May 22.

2 – 8 p.m. Junker’s Mill. For more info, call

751-3304. www.daviechamber.com

rayLen open House, May 29. 1 – 5 p.m.

RayLen Vineyards and Winery. For more info,

call 998-3100. www.raylenvineyards.com

Davie County Schools

No School, May 31


Toddler Time. Davie County Public Library.

Every Tuesday, 10 a.m. Stories, songs,

fingerplays and fun for the preschooler.

For more info, call 753-6030.

Women’s Bible Study. Lessons from Women

in the Bible. Advance First Baptist Church.

1st Tuesday of every month. Refreshments:

9:30 a.m.; Bible Study: 10 a.m. – Noon. For

more info, call Sue Crater at 776-3255.

The Kingdom Kids. A ministry for school-aged

kids. Advance First Baptist Church. 1st

Saturday of every month, 9:30 am – 11:30 am.

For more info, contact Beth Crater at 940-3732.

Davie Community Foundation Sounds

of Summer, June 4. 7 – 11 p.m. Childress

Vineyards. For more information, call

753-6903. www.daviefoundation.org.

Charity rod run to benefit The ronald

McDonald House, June 5. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Farmington Dragway. The Show is for

American cars/trucks 1980 and older. Bring

your show car/truck, family and friends and

help with a great cause. For more info, call

766-6998. www.heartofcarolina.net.

Davie County Schools

Last Day for Students, June 11

Vacation Bible School, June 13–18.

Advance First Baptist Church, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited. www.advancefirstbaptist.org

Camp Sunburst, June 14 – August 20.

Davie Family YMCA. Open to rising first graders

–12 year-olds, and runs 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sign up for one week or all ten! Campers

participate in daily swimming, arts and crafts,

activities, archery and more! Program includes

free lunch. For more info, call 751-9622.

Counselor In Training Program, June 14

July 16 or July 19 – August 20. Davie

Family YMCA, Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. –

4 p.m.; Cost: $59/week. Youth ages 13 and

up are invited to participate in the Counselor

in Training program in conjunction with

summer camp. CITs will participate in a fiveweek

training program and will leave the

program certified in CPR, emergency oxygen

and first aid, will take abbreviated versions of

YMCA childcare courses and will complete

one community service project.

Blast from the Past, June 16.

9 a.m. – Noon. Grades 3-6. Cost: $5. Take a

trip to Cooleemee to tour the Millhouse

Museum and the Zachary House. Learn how

life was lived in 1934 by mill workers. For more

information, contact Davie 4H at 753-6100.

CATCH, June 16. 9 a.m. – Noon; June 17,

8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Grades 1-6. Cost: $10.

Spend the first morning learning about

aquatic biology, fishing ethics, tying fishing

line, and casting. The second session will be

held at Peeler Creek Farm and we will

actually “wet a worm”! For more information,

contact Davie 4H at 753-6100.

Lazy 5 and Patterson Farms, June 18.

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Grades 1-6. Cost: $17.

Go to Patterson Farms first for a new

“Discovery” tour to learn about the farm and

their daily activities. After lunch, head to

Lazy 5 and take a wagon ride through their

large pastures full of exotic animals. For more

information, contact Davie 4H at 753-6100.


Want to Submit an Event?

Send to info@davielife com with “Calendar”

in the subject line Include time, date,

location, admission fees and phone number

We would love to include all events, but space is

limited so get your information in early!

Davie County Public Library Summer

reading Program: Make a Splash – rEAD!

June 21 – August 16. Incentives offered to

kids of all ages for spending time with books

and other literary activities. For more info,

call 753-6030.

World of Wendal Wandell, June 21. Davie

County Public Library. Travel through history

using period games, costumes, music, magic

and FUN. For more info, call 753-6030.

Jr. Master Gardener Day Camp,

June 21–25. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Grades 3-5.

Cost: $75. An exciting opportunity to attend

a weeklong camp sponsored by the Davie

County Extension Master Gardeners and

Farm Bureau. Adventure destinations

include: Vulcan Project Wild Educational

Site, a working farm and the Sandy Ridge

Farmers’ Market. For more information,

contact Davie 4H at 753-6100.

Brown Bag Movies, June 22 – August 11.

Davie County Public Library. Every

Wednesday. Bring a lunch or snack and a

blanket to sit on for two big screen showings

every Wednesday afternoon. Noon – a family

friendly, G or PG rated film aimed at younger

kids; 2 p.m. – PG or PG-13 films for the

older kids. For more info, call 753-6030.

Davie relay for Life, June 25.

6 p.m. – 6 a.m. Davie Family Y Track. For

more info, call Barbara Basham at 751-2503.

Friday Funtime, June 25-August 11. Davie

County Public Library. Stories and a craft

project for school-aged kids every Friday

at 11 a.m. For more info, call 753-6030.

Zoo Snoozes: Creatures of the Night,

June 25-26. Grades 3-7. Cost: $35. Take

an overnight adventure to the zoo and learn

about all the creatures of the night. For more

information, contact Davie 4H at 753-6100.

Sharon Clarke–the Story Lady, June 28.

Davie County Public Library. An evening

of storytelling and musical fun for all ages.

For more info, call 753-6030.

Jr. Cooking, June 28-29. 10 a.m. – Noon.

Grades 1-7. Cost: $20. Learn basic food

preparations, as well as food safety

procedures, along with how to make healthy

lifestyle choices. For more information,

contact Davie 4H at 753-6100.

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BNI provides a structured and supportive system

of giving and receiving business.

Steve Strange 336.413.3718


“Where the Customer Comes First

and Satisfaction is Guaranteed”

Bandy Insurance Agency

Heather Blizard 336.940.2302


“Like a Good Neighbor,

State Farm is There”

BB&T Home Mortgage

Crickett Choplin 336.733.0405


“Best Bank in Town Since 1872”

Blakley Landscape Services, Inc.

James Blakley



“Providing Benchmark Landscape

Services Since 1979”

Jennifer Johnson 336.397.1406


“Your Life, Your Plan”

It does so by providing an environment

in which you develop personal

relationships with dozens of other

qualified business professionals.

By establishing this “formal”

relationship with other people, you

will have the opportunity to

substantially increase your business.

For more information on how

you can become a part of Advance

BNI Connections, please

visit our website at


Cliff Cagle 336.399.8360

“For Help With Your Homework”


Building & Design

Melissa Johnson 336.414.4908


“Where Quality and Customer

Service is Everything”

Davie electrical co.

totaL eLectriciaL service

Tom Lentz 336.940.ELEC

345.2399 940.3532


“Five Trucks to Serve You”

Barbara Helton 336.766.6811


“We Translate Accounting Into English”


master home inspectors

Ryan Withers 336.404.9161


“Solid Inspections from the Ground Up”

Independent Beauty Consultant

Deana Lyons 336.764.3952


“Enriching Women’s Lives”

Coldwell Banker Triad, Realtors

Cindy Johnson 336.909.3539


“Your Real Estate Advocate”

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What Can Green Do 4 U? June 29.

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Grades 5 & up. Cost: $5.

Have you ever wondered what you can do

in 4-H? This workshop will give you the

opportunity to explore the many different

competitive events 4-H has to offer. For more

information, contact Davie 4H at 753-6100.

Teens Giving Back, June 29.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Grades 8 & up. Cost: Free.

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Not sure

how to get started or where to volunteer?

Join us as we visit different agencies that use

youth volunteers and learn hands on how to

give back to your community. For more

information, contact Davie 4H at 753-6100.

one Xtreme to Another, June 30.

8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Grades 8 & up.

Cost: $59. Travel with us to the National

Whitewater Center in Charlotte and have

the experience of a lifetime. Activities include

whitewater rafting, riding a zipline and rock

wall climbing. For more information, contact

Davie 4H at 753-6100.

A Home & Garden Boutique


Sr. Cooking, July 1-2. 10 a.m.-Noon.

Grades 8 & up. Cost: $20. This is just a

step-up from Jr. Cooking for those older,

more experienced youth! For more

information, contact Davie 4H at 753-6100.

Women’s Bible Study. Lessons from Women

in the Bible. Advance First Baptist Church.

1st Tuesday of every month. Refreshments:

9:30 a.m.; Bible Study: 10 a.m. – Noon. For

more info, call Sue Crater at 776-3255.

The Kingdom Kids. A ministry for school-aged

kids. Advance First Baptist Church. 1st

Saturday of every month, 9:30 am – 11:30 am.

For more info, contact Beth Crater at 940-3732.

Fun in the Sun, July 7. 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Grades 7 & up. Cost: $30. Learn basic sun

and water safety techniques at Emerald

Pointe in Greensboro. For more information,

contact Davie 4H at 753-6100.

Farm to Table, July 8. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Grades 3-6. Cost: $5. Ever wonder how

wheat is turned into bread or how that ice

cream you eat in the summer is made?

Wonder no more! Program sponsored by

Come Relax at The Briar Patch with a glass of

wine on our new outdoor patio! Enjoy cheeses,

fresh bread and other gourmet foods while you

shop for your garden decor

Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 9-6, Sun 11-5

171 HWY 801 South, Advance, NC • 336.998.2092

Farm Bureau. For more information, contact

Davie 4H at 753-6100.

Strong Sun Pow Wow, July 9.

12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Grades 1-5. Cost: $6.

Join us as we travel to Tanglewood Park in

Winston-Salem and participate in a real, live

Native American Pow Wow. For more

information, contact Davie 4H at 753-6100.

Chef & the Child, July 12. 10 a.m. – Noon.

Grades 4-7. Cost: FREE. Eating and cooking

healthy is always important, no matter who

you are. This program is for youth who want

to learn how to cook and eat it, too!!

Sponsored by Lowe’s Foods, ECA and local

Chefs. For more information, contact Davie

4H at 753-6100.

Musical Fun for Little ones with Amy

& Claire, July 12. Davie County Public

Library. For more info, call 753-6030.

Scrapbooking 101, July 13. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Grades 5 & up. Cost: $20. Got a lot of

pictures and don’t quite know what to do

with them? Learn the basics of how to crop

pictures and put a scrapbook together. For

more information, contact Davie 4H at


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Scrapbook Designer Workshop, July 14.

1 – 4 p.m. Grades 5 & up. Cost: $20. Do you

like to scrapbook? Need to add a little pizzazz

to your pages? For more information, contact

Davie 4H at 753-6100.

Law & order: DC, July 15. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Grades 8 & up. Cost: $3. Attend roll call and

view district court/criminal session. Meet

with the Davie County Sheriff, Magistrate,

District Attorneys and tour the Davie County

jail. For more information, contact Davie 4H

at 753-6100.

Money Matters, July 15. 2 – 4 p.m. Grades

8 & up. Cost: FREE. Are you thinking about

opening a checking/savings account or

preparing to go off to college? Learn how to

manage your money properly so you can save

for that new car, a new outfit or even college

tuition. For more information, contact Davie

4H at 753-6100.

rockin’ rockets, July 16. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Grades 6 & up. Cost: $5. Are you interested

in rockets and how they work? Come join

us for the day to learn about the different

parts of a rocket and why they are important.

For more information, contact Davie 4H at


Mentalist Erik Dobell, July 19. Davie

County Public Library. You may believe in the

impossible after experiencing the Magic &

Mindreading of Erik Dobell. For more info,

call 753-6030.

GIS/GPS Technology Today, July 21.

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Grades 5 & up. Cost: $10.

Ever wonder what the importance of GPS

and GIS is? Now you have your chance to

learn about Global Positioning Systems and

Geographic Information Systems. For more

information, contact Davie 4H at 753-6100.

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Full Moon Festival. rayLen Vineyards &

Winery, July 24. 5 – 9 p.m. For more info,

call 998-3100. www.raylenvineyards.com

Set Sail! with Steve Somers, July 26.

Davie County Public Library. Steve returns

for another night of magic, laughter, and a

high seas adventure in search of good

character. For more info, call 753-6030.

4-H Investigates, July 27-29.

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Grades 6-8; Cost: $40.

Who Killed Henry Ward? Participants will

become detectives and determine who killed

Henry Ward in a hit-and-run car accident

almost 100 years ago. For more information,

contact Davie 4H at 753-6100.

Carowinds, July 29. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Grades 8 &

up. Cost: $35. Join us as we head to Carowinds

to learn about different job opportunities

offered and what type of expertise one might

need to work at a theme park. For more

information, contact Davie 4H at 753-6100.


Mad Science! August 2. Davie County

Public Library. Who knew science could be

so much fun? Dr. K-boom, that’s who! For

more info, call 753-6030.

Be Jewel Blitzed, August 3. 1 – 4 p.m.

Grades 5 & up. Cost: $25. Want to make

your own jewelry? Learn how to make

bracelets, earrings and necklaces. For more

information, contact Davie 4H at 753-6100.

Mini Jr. Master Gardener Camp,

August 4-5. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Grades 1-2.

Cost: $20. Here’s your chance to learn about

gardening, plants, insects and nature in just

two days. Participants will also visit the Sandy

Ridge Farmer’s Market and the Tanglewood

Arboretum. For more information, contact

Davie 4H at 753-6100.




Where matching pets with

people is our business


Pet Festival on

Saturday, May 15 from 10 to 2,

with Barney Fife of Mayberry

Teens Giving Back, August 5. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Grades 8 & up. Cost: FREE. Join us as we

visit different agencies that use youth

volunteers and learn hands on how to give

back to your community. For more

information, contact Davie 4H at 753-6100.

Hiddenite Gem Mine, August 6.

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Grades 2-7. Cost: $18.

Try creeking, sluicing and surface mining.

For more information, contact Davie 4H at


Jeopardy Competition, August 9. Davie

County Public Library. This summer’s big

game is based on the book The Lightning

Thief, by Rick Riordan. Come to play or just

to watch the fun. For more info, call 753-6030.

Hunter Safety. August 9-11.

8:30 a.m. – Noon. Grades 5 & up. Cost: Free.

Need your hunter’s safety card? Interested in

learning safe hunting practices? For more

information, contact Davie 4H at 753-6100.

Mocksville Masonic Picnic. Masonic Picnic

Grounds, August 12th. For more info,

contact 492-5395

Grand Finale Ice Cream Bash, August 16.

Davie County Public Library. Make your own

ice cream sundae courtesy of the Friends of

the Library. Prize drawings for summer reading

participants. For more info, call 753-6030.

rayLen’s Sunset Musical Flight, August 20.

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. RayLen Vineyards &

Winery. For more info, call 998-3100.

Davie County Schools

First Day of School, August 25

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The 132nd Annual Mocksville

Masonic Picnic

The Masonic Picnic, sponsored by

Mocksville Lodge #134, was first held at

The Shoals in Cooleemee in 1878. It

was moved to Mocksville in 1883 and

is an popular, annual community event

always held on the 2nd Thursday in

August. This year the event will be

August 12th. For many years,

Farmington Lodge #265 and Advance

Lodge #710 have assisted with the

occasion. For several decades after the Civil

War, the event served as a reunion for

surviving Confederate Soldiers. In 1897,

the Lodge purchased five acres from Herbert

Clement, and the picnic continues to be

held in what is now Clement Grove,

behind the Brock Center.

For many years, before the widespread

use of the automobile, a special train

brought attendees from Winston-

Salem. (This train ran until it was

discovered that the “picnic train” had

become a competitor in the sale of

drinks and food, so it was abandoned.)

Many well-known dignitaries have

attended and given speeches over the

years, including North Carolina

Senator Jesse Helms, whose visit in

1981 was featured in Time magazine.

The Pavilion, where the food is served,

has recently undergone extensive

expansion and upgrading by the

Piedmont Antique Power Club.

Meal tickets are $8 per person, with a

discount for anyone bringing baskets

of food. Proceeds, as always, will go to

the Masonic Home for Children in

Oxford. For more information, visit

their website at www.mhc-oxford.org.

Henry Bruce, Lodge

Master, and Jamie

White, Picnic


Chairman, discuss

plans for the 2010

Mocksville Masonic

Picnic to be held

Thursday, August 12th. The picnic

has been sponsored by the Lodge for the

benefit of the Oxford Childrens’ Home for

132 consecutive years.

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(Across from Lowe’s Home Improvement)


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Directory of Advertisers

Thank you to the following advertisers who are making DavieLiFE possible:

Advance BNI Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Advance Pediatrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Allen Geomatics Land Surveying . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Amy Didier Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Animal Hospital of East Davie . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Ari’s Family Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Bandy Insurance Agency, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Bank of the Carolinas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Bermuda Minis Self Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Blakely Landscape Services, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Butter Rich Cookies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Carolina Center for Eye Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Carpet Care by Amy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Century 21 Triad . . . . . . . . . . . .35 & Back Cover

Checkered Flag Carwash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Chiropractic Research Institute. . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

ChocoLatté Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

CKJ Building & Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Cozart’s Handyman Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Custom Tile Design by Chad Thurlo, Inc. . . . . . . . . 41

David J. Barabe, DDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Davie County Arts Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Davie Community Foundation, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 9

Davie County Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Davie Family YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Davidson County Community College . . . . . . . . . 16

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 25

Forsyth Stroke and Neurosciences Center . . . . . . . . 2

Gemini Hair & Nail Fashions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

God’s Green Earth Stump Grinding & Lawn Service . . . . 19

Haj Paj Boutique & Design Studio . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Hampton Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Hillsdale Dental. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

In Touch Therapeutic Massage. . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Don’t forget, the deadline to

advertise in the next issue of

DavieLiFE is July 9th.

Also, join the DavieLiFE group on

Facebook and Twitter — a great way

to stay in the know!

Humane Society of Davie County . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Ketchie Creek Bakery & Café . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Lake Myers Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Lin Taylor Graphic Design, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Macedonia Moravian Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Medical Associate of Davie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Medical Associates of Davie at Hillsdale . . . . . . . . . 42

Meg Brown Home Furnishings . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Mirror Image Cleaning Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Mocksville Auto Pride Car Wash, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 42

Mocksville/Davie Parks & Recreation . . . . . . . . . . 15

Mulch-N-More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

My Kind of Blinds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

One Shot Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Osborne’s Tire & Automotive . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

PC and Network Services, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Pet Services by Critters’ Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Pilcher Enterprises, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

PIP Printing and Marketing Service . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Sew Together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Steelman’s Ace Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Sum5 Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

The Briar Patch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

The Palms Tanz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

The Station on Main Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

The Tire Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Triad Lawn & Landscaping, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Wagon Rides with Ron & Penny . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Walmart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Webb Heating & Air Conditioning Co. Inc. . . . . . . . 13

Wake Forest Baptist HealthCare Center – Davie. . . . . . 35

Yadtel Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

In the Next Issue of

DavieLiFE Magazine ...

• Meet local educators who are making an impact

in the classroom.

• Lots of helpful information as Davie County

heads back to school!

• Our next community featured in Back in Time!

• And much more!

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