April 9, 2022
May is Wine Festival Month in Yadkin Valley
Enjoy two Yadkin Valley wine festivals each May in North Carolina wine country. The Yadkin Valley Wine Festival and Budbreak Wine Festival showcase good times and great wines.
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.
Jan. 24, 2022
Art, Music & Friendly Folks: Surry County’s Blue Ridge Craft Trail
Meet renowned artists, discover unique crafts and experience small-town charm on the Blue Ridge Craft Trail of Surry County. This curated trail is one of several to be officially recognized by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.
Dec. 28, 2020
Four Yadkin Valley Itineraries Provide a Fun Elkin Getaway
Four new Elkin itineraries showcase wine, music, outdoors and weekend getaways for your next visit to Elkin in the Yadkin Valley of the Blue Ridge foothills of North Carolina.
May 8, 2020
Elkin Variety Show Draws Inspiration From ‘A Prairie Home Companion’
Visitors to Elkin probably scratch their heads in wonderment when they see “The Martha Bassett Show” on the Reeves Theater marquee. “Who is Martha Bassett?” they might ask. “And why does she have her own show?”
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.
March 17, 2018
Spring Means Fun Times in Downtown Pilot Mountain
The quaint foothills town, named for the landmark quartzite knob just a mile or so south, houses a mix of mom-and-pop retail shops, antiques stores, cafes, coffeehouses and bed-and-breakfast inns.
Feb. 6, 2018
Elkin's Historic Art Deco Theater Gets New Life as Music Venue & Cafe
A new vertical sign harkens back to the theater’s art deco beginnings and pairs well with the original curved, blue panels that were refurbished and reinstalled on the brick exterior.
Dec. 20, 2017
Thirsty Souls Brewery Builds Community Through Craft Beer
Hauck is a firefighter for Mount Airy Fire Department, Jan is a sleep medicine doctor with Blue Ridge Medical Group and Maria teaches biology at Surry Community College.
June 19, 2017
Enjoy Music in the Vineyards at Shelton's Sunset Concert Series
Spend a pleasant Saturday evening at Shelton Vineyards' outdoor amphitheater listening to live music, dancing and sipping award-winning wine.
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.