Midway is an incorporated town in Davidson County, North Carolina. It is situated along Old US Highway 52 in the northern section of the county. It encompasses eight square miles and has a population of 4,399. It derives its name from its location midway between Winston-Salem and Lexington, North Carolina. Midway is part of the Piedmont Triad region and is neighbored by the communities of Arcadia, Welcome, and Wallburg.
Through the leadership of John Faust and Norman Wilkes and the guidance
of Senator Stan Bingham the community sought incorporation from 2004-2006 to protect their community and to retain its own identity. An interim council was established in 2004. It consisted of Larry Jenkins, Betty Nifong, Steve Stokes, Barbara Temple, Carl Tuttle, and Norman Wilkes. A petition drive in 2005 gathered the required signatures of 51 percent of the voting population within the proposed town limits. On Wednesday, June 28, 2006 Senate Bill S1852 was unanimously ratified, therefore; establishing the "Town of Midway" . The town was officially incorporated on June 29, 2006. Norman Wilkes was the town's first mayor. Due to the resignations of two council members the new appointed council consisted of Mayor Pro Tempore: Betty Nifong, John Byrum, Barbara Temple, Carl Tuttle, and Judy Waddell.
On November 3, 2007 the Town of Midway had its first official election. George Byrum was elected as mayor. The councilmen elected were John Byrum, Mike McAlpine, Robin Moon, Todd Nifong, and Wiley Nifong. Mayor George Byrum, Mayor Pro-Tempore Mike McAlpine, and Councilman Todd Nifong will serve 4 year terms. Councilmen John Byrum, Robin Moon, and Wiley Nifong will serve 2 year terms.
WELCOME TO THE TOWN OF MIDWAY