Sept. 18, 2018
Pair Yadkin Valley Wines with Fall Color this Autumn
Fall is particularly beautiful time to visit Surry County and the Yadkin Valley. Many of the wineries are framed by a backdrop of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Aug. 16, 2018
Ethan Brown Brings Winemaking Full Circle at Shelton Vineyards
Nearly two decades after they invested heavily in the winemaking program at Surry Community College, Ed and Charlie Shelton hired winemaker Ethan Brown, a graduate of the college’s Shelton-Badgett NC Center for Viticulture and Enology.
Aug. 3, 2018
Mingle with Nature at Minglewood Farm & Nature Preserve
An environmental educator joined the staff in late July to align student visits with the curriculums for Surry, Stokes and Forsyth county schools.
July 24, 2018
Early Mornings & Hard Work Equal Continued Success at NC’s First Organic Vineyard
“When we went to Germany and Italy, we thought we’d learn some neat tricks and find something we could do different, but it turns out they make wine exactly the same way we do,” Pat says, laughing.
June 20, 2018
Dobson's Splash Pad is the Hot Spot to Cool Off this Summer
Dobson Square Park also includes a playground, which recently received a new swing set; picnic shelters; an amphitheater; a walking trail; and restrooms.
May 21, 2018
Spend a Day Paddling Yadkin Valley Waterways
Afterward, journey into downtown Elkin for a glass of Yadkin Valley wine or craft beer and dinner at one of the local restaurants along Main Street.
May 3, 2018
Surry Sonker Trail Adds Smokehouse to its Lineup of Eateries
The smokehouse and brewery opened last fall in a former general store with wood paneling and a rock fireplace that complements a comfort-food menu of smoked pork, chicken, brisket and ribs with sides of mac and cheese, collard greens and baked beans.
April 3, 2018
Elkin: A Trails Town Located on the Yadkin River
The entire trail spans 1,175 miles from Clingmans Dome in the Great Smokies to Jockey’s Ridge on the Outer Banks.
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. 19, 2018
Hit the Trifecta with Beer, Barbecue & Wine at Elkin's Skull Camp Brewery & Smokehouse
“It’s an old general store and a beautiful building with a long history in Elkin,” says owner Ken Gulaian, who also owns Round Peak Vineyards in nearby Mount Airy.
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.
Jan. 22, 2018
Mount Airy's Main Street Named Best Attraction in NC
It is easy to spend a day (or two) along Main Street checking out such places as the Mayberry Squad Car Tours, Floyd's City Barbershop, Historic Earle Theatre, Opie's Candy Store, Snappy Lunch, Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, Old North State Winery and several Mayberry-themed shops.