‘Davie Mavericks’ wins state history award

Published 10:26 am Thursday, November 8, 2018

Local historian and author Marcia Phillips was awarded the Historical Book Award by the N.C. Society of Historians on Nov. 3 for her book “Davie County Mavericks,” published by The History Press last April.

It was selected as one of 40 contributors awarded for media interpretations of NC history from more than 500 entries submitted.

Judges comments included:  “a great book” with “compelling stories” and a “superb job.”

The book tells the story of three local men whose historical markers line US 64 West, just outside Mocksville – Daniel Boone, Hinton Helper and Thomas Ferebee, three men who changed history in three centuries and in three very different ways.

A mysterious Frenchman, Peter Ney, joins the group and the place itself is the fifth character.

The book can be bought online or at the Davie County Public Library, Artist Market on Main and Wal-Mart or from the author directly.

Phillips also works as the executive director of the Advocacy Center of Davie County, an agency which helps prevent homelessness in Davie County.