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.
Jan. 1, 2019
Four Great Places for a Destination Wedding in Yadkin Valley
The rolling hills of Surry County in North Carolina's Yadkin Valley wine country create a beautiful setting to say, “I do.”
Dec. 6, 2018
Going for Gold: JOLO Winery Celebrates Award-Winning Year
The winery, located in Pilot Mountain with a frame-worthy view of its namesake peak, enjoyed an award-winning year in 2018, bringing home a trove of gold medals, as well as Best of Show in Sonoma.
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.