How Bermuda Run Came To Be
Ariston Farm was built by David and China Lybrook in the early 1920s from sketches Lybrook casually drew on paper. The house was built from stones found on the farm and the wood was cut and cured on the farm. What was once a major cattle and horse farm became a luxurious retirement community, a private country club and golf course, and the newest town in Davie County.
When Billy Satterfield, a plumber’s helper from nearby Clemmons, looked across the river in his search for reasonably priced land to build his own country club, he found a farm for sale. Price: $1,000 an acre. Armed with artists renderings of what the club would be, he sold 175 lots for $10,000 each. Buyers paid the $10,000; then their lot location was assigned by conducting a drawing. Arnold Palmer took the first lot and Bermuda Run Country Club was born.
In the 1980s the country club was sold with the undeeded land to developers who purchased an additional 234 acres of the Lybrook farm (giving Bermuda Run a total of 900+ acres) on the Davie County side of the Yadkin River. The community underwent an expansion that added a plush retirement center, luxury condominiums and another nine holes of golf. Recently, there has been further expansion of the community when another clubhouse and golf course were added along with additional home sites.
Bermuda Run Today
Today, the town includes numerous residential developments, a thriving business community, Davie Medical Center, diverse shopping and restaurant options, walking trails, and more.
WinMock Special Events Center and BB&T Sports Parks are popular destinations for residents and bring a lot of visitors to our town year-round.
The Davie County School System prides itself on excellence that is recognized throughout North Carolina. A professional staff, supportive community, effective facilities, and key resources have continually produced students ready for today’s challenges. We invite you to visit Davie County and discover how our schools are Taking the Lead.
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In February of 2017, the Town of Bermuda Run embarked on the process of updating its five-year-old Comprehensive Plan. The update was initiated to take inventory of accomplishments, evaluate changes, and take advantage of new opportunities.
To see the entire plan, click here.
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Elected Officials & Staff
The Town of Bermuda Run is chartered as a Council-Manager form of government and is led by a Mayor and five Council Members, who provide leadership through the setting of Town goals and policies. The Council selects and hires the Town Manager, who administers the day to day operations of the Town and provides research and recommendations to the Council for guidance in its decision-making process. The Town Manager hires and directs the Town staff.
The Council Meeting is held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Town Hall. At this meeting, the Council votes on any needed municipal matters, provides an opportunity for public comment and conducts any necessary public hearings as required by law. The Council also meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 9:00 am to set the agenda for upcoming Council Meeting. The Mayor conducts each Council Meeting and votes in case of a tie by the Council. All Town meetings are open to the public. Meeting schedules are posted on the Town Hall bulletin board and at the Post Office Package Room on Bermuda Run Drive.
The method of election of members to the Council is known as “At-Large” election. Each resident has the opportunity to vote for any candidate seeking office, regardless of neighborhood location. Therefore, Council Members represent the interests of all Bermuda Run residents.
Meet Your Elected Officials
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Growing up, on the move would be an apt description for the first half of Rick’s life. While growing up, his family moved many times, both in the US and abroad. After joining RJ Reynolds and spending 14 years in Texas, Rick, wife Sue, and daughters Amanda and Keri moved to the Winston-Salem area in 1994. Then, after the girls went off to college, Rick and Sue moved to Bermuda Run in 2008.
After almost 30 years, Rick retired from RJ Reynolds where he had been able to continuously learn, while taking on responsibilities across a variety of areas within the company. He joined the Bermuda Run Planning Board in 2016, then assumed a Town Council position in 2017. In November 2019, Rick became Mayor for the Town of Bermuda Run where he directs his energy on keeping Bermuda Run a wonderful place to be.
Address: 433 Orchard Park Drive, Bermuda Run, NC 27006
Term Ends: 2024
As a 22-year resident of the area, Curtis and his wife Deborah love calling Bermuda Run home. He is the President and General Manager of Parkway Ford in Lexington. He was elected to the Town Council in November 2019.
Address: 137 Fescue Drive Bermuda Run, NC 27006
Term Ends: 2024
Heather Coleman is a graduate of Forsyth Country Day School. She received her BA from UNC-Wilmington and, MBA from High Point University. She is the President and owner of Vista Realty Inc., a family-owned business since 1979. Her husband, Jesse Coleman, known affectionately as “Bubba” to everyone in Davie County, was born and raised in Cooleemee. They have Braddock (13) and Gracyn (10) that attend local schools. They have lived in Bermuda Run for over 15 years. She was elected to the Town Council in November 2019.
Address: 269 Riverbend Drive, Bermuda Run, NC 27006
Term Ends: 2024
Chris and Kathryn, his wife, have been residents for five years. As a CPA, he is the Finance Director for YVEDDI (Yadkin Valley Economic Development, Inc.). He was elected to the Town Council in 2017.
Address: 111 Glenmoor Ave., Bermuda Run, NC 27006
Term Ends: 2021
Mike and his wife Linda have been residents for 22 years. He is a retired President of Hanesbrands, and he is a veteran of the N.C. National Guard. He was elected to the Town Council in 2017.
Address: 115 Holly Circle, Bermuda Run, NC 27006
Term Ends: 2021
Ken and Rosanne, his wife, have had a home in Bermuda Run since 2012. He is the former Chancellor at Appalachian State University in Boone. In January 2020, Ken was appointed to fill the seat vacated by Rick Cross when he was elected Mayor.
Address: 114 Sycamore Park Lane, Bermuda Run, NC 27006
Term Ends: 2021
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