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.
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
The Town of Bermuda Run was incorporated in 1999 and Kinderton Village was annexed into the Town in 2012.
Today, the town includes numerous residential developments (Bermuda Run East, Bermuda Village, Bermuda Run West, and Kinderton Village), a thriving business community, Davie Medical Center, diverse shopping and restaurant options, walking trails, and more.
WinMock Special Events Center and Truist 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. In 2023, the Comprehensive Plan was updated again.
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Mayor and Town Council
Front Row (L-R): Melinda Szeliga, Mayor Mike Brannon, and Rae Nelson
Back Row (L-R): Jeff Tedder, Christy Schafer, and Mike Ernst
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 8:30 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. Council Meeting schedules are posted on the Town Hall website.
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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Mike and his wife Virginia (Gini) have been residents since 2019. He holds degrees in Mechanical Design, Business Management, and Business Administration.
Mike worked as a Designer/Engineer for AT&T Bell Laboratories for 15 years, then worked for Sallie Mae Bank for 25 years in Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions, and most recently as Vice President of Data Warehousing and Data Governance – before retiring in 2022. He was elected to the Town Council in 2021. He was sworn in as Mayor on December 12, 2023.
Address: 1179 Riverbend Drive, Bermuda Run, NC 27006
Term Ends: 2027
Rae and her husband, Karl Haigler, have been residents since 1996. She has held leadership positions in the public, private, and non-profit sector including serving at The White House as Associate Director for Education Policy and at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as Vice President/Executive Director of the Center for Workforce Preparation. Rae was sworn in as a proud member of the Town Council on December 12, 2023.
Address: 168 Bermuda Run Dr., Bermuda Run, NC 27006
Term Ends: 2027
Jeff and his wife Lindsay have been Bermuda Run residents since 1987. Jeff graduated from UNC Charlotte with a degree in Business Administration and wife Lindsay graduated from NC State with a textile degree. They have two daughters, Hannah Nye, who obtained degrees from Furman University and UNC School of Law and serves as general counsel of Vista Strategies & Solutions Group, a lobbying and consulting firm based in Raleigh, NC and Gracie Ross is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist at Atrium Wake Forest Medical Center after obtaining degrees from UNC and WSSU. Jeff and Lindsay also have two grandchildren, Cooper and Eli Nye
Jeff currently serves as Divisional Vice President for Hood Containers including 21 sites around the U.S. Prior to entering the corrugated business, Jeff served as VP of Bermuda Run Development Company and developed residential properties Spyglass Hill, Pembrooke Ridge, Warwicke Place, St. Geroge Place, Bermuda Village and River Hills. Jeff also served 10 years as Broker In Charge of the development company. Jeff and Lindsay are active members of Calvary Baptist Church West campus.
He was elected to the Town Council in November, 2023.
Address: 133 River Hill Dr. Bermuda Run, NC 27006
Term Ends: 2027
Mike and his wife Linda have been residents for over 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 and re-elected in 2021.
Address: 115 Holly Circle, Bermuda Run, NC 27006
Term Ends: 2025
Melinda and her family moved to Davie County in 2003 and are now delighted to call Bermuda Run their home. Melinda and her husband Ken are both graduates of NC State, and their daughter Kamryn graduated from the Filmmaking School at The UNC School of the Arts in 2022. With over 20 years of experience as a residential real estate broker and 7 years as a public school teacher, Melinda brings diverse experiences to her role on the Town Council. Additionally, she serves on the Executive Board of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce, on the Davie County Tourism Advisory Board, and in her neighborhood as the Secretary of the Spyglass HOA. Elected in November 2021 to the Town Council, Melinda is honored to serve the residents of the Town of Bermuda Run.
Address: 112 Mimosa Place, Bermuda Run, NC 27006
Term Ends: 2025
Address: 132 Tifton St, Bermuda Run, NC 27006
C – (336) 655-5708
Term Ends: 2025
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