March 27, 2023
Be a Part of Radio History Saturday Mornings in Mt. Airy
Saturday mornings in Mt. Airy, legendary radio station WPAQ-AM invites you to take part in history as it broadcasts the live Merry-Go-Round program featuring bluegrass and old-time music from a local theater.
Jan. 8, 2023
Famous, Yet Forgotten: Mt. Airy's Katharine Smith Reynolds
The town of Mt. Airy has produced its share of famous people. Often overlooked is Katharine Smith Reynolds. She married tobacco tycoon R.J. Reynolds and was the driving force behind Reynolda, the couple’s famed estate in nearby Winston-Salem that hosts thousands of visitors every year.
Dec. 13, 2022
How Many Wineries are in Yadkin Valley, NC?
Visitors to Surry County here in the heart of NC's Yadkin Valley often ask: How many wineries are in Yadkin Valley? Fortunately, the answer is now available. Find out the number of wineries in NC wine country and see their locations on a map.
June 18, 2022
Hungry for History? Highway Marker Leads the Way
The national Hungry for History highway marker program has raised its fork of recognition to Surry County’s signature dessert, sonker. Sonker is a hybrid between a cobbler and a deep-dish pie and has its own food trail.
March 19, 2022
8 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in the Yadkin Valley
Looking for things to do on a rainy day in the Yadkin Valley towns of Mount Airy, Elkin, Pilot Mountain and Dobson? Check out this list of the Top 8 rainy day activities that will keep the whole family entertained.
Sept. 20, 2019
Experience an Early 1900s Farm in its Heyday
Staff members and volunteers plant crops, do chores, bring in the harvest and prepare for winter the same way the Hauser family did here more than 100 years ago.
Aug. 20, 2019
Mount Airy Ghost Tours for the Dearly Departed
The 90-minute, lantern-lit walking tours begin and end at the museum on Main Street. They reveal a chilling side of Mount Airy not seen during the daylight.
July 27, 2019
Check Out Bluegrass and Old Time Music Jams Six Days a Week in Surry County
To experience old-time and bluegrass music in person, check out one of these local jam sessions. And if you play an instrument, bring it along and be prepared to jump in and hang on!
March 21, 2019
Award-Winning Projects Greet Visitors to Elkin & Mount Airy
The restored building now grabs attention on Elkin’s West Main Street with an art deco façade that makes use of the theater’s original blue exterior panels.
Jan. 22, 2019
Mayberry Squad Car Tours are a Popular Pastime in Mount Airy
Each patrol car holds up to five riders at a time, plus the driver, who serves as a tour guide. Longtime guides enjoy watching people’s faces light up as they see landmarks reminding them of their favorite scenes from The Andy Griffith Show.
July 26, 2017
Stroll Down Memory Lane in Revamped Griffith Museum
The Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy has reopened following a 2017 renovation of more than half a million dollars that touched on every aspect of the popular attraction.
Dec. 15, 2014
Second longest-running live radio broadcast
The show has hosted regional and national music legends, such as Tommy Jarrell, Benton Flippen, the Carter family, Mac Wiseman, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, and Bill and Charlie Monroe.