Oct. 22, 2015
Herrera Vineyards Opens in the Heart of the Yadkin Valley
Herrera Vineyards offers a dozen wines crafted by winemaker Kevin Childers, a graduate of the enology and viticulture program at Surry Community College.
Jan. 7, 2015
Craft brew craze pours into Elkin
Skull Camp Brewing traces its origins to—Round Peak Vineyards—which launched its craft-brewing operation in 2012 in northwest Surry County where the owners began selling its beer on tap at the winery's tasting room ranging from pale ales to dark varieties.
Dec. 26, 2014
Former tobacco farm becomes successful winery
Van Coe spent twenty years as a banker but eventually decided to enroll in the viticulture program at Surry Community College.
Dec. 15, 2014
New Yadkin Valley wedding destination
Formerly known as Dr. Flippin's Bed and Breakfast, the estate now includes the former bed and breakfast, the former home of Powell Ephriam Simmons, and the former Pilot Mountain Primitive Baptist Church—all within the same block, creating a new wedding destination—Vintage Rose Wedding Estate.
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.
Nov. 7, 2014
Elkin Hotel Top in its Class
In a business sector where service is king, there is nothing quite as gratifying as being recognized for delivering a memorably positive guest experience, and the Fairfield Inn and Suites of Elkin has reason to be proud after winning the Bill Marriot Chairman's Annual Award for four consecutive years.
Oct. 24, 2014
Fruit, Dough, and the sonker
Dip is a simple sauce of milk, sugar, and vanilla or cornstarch, cooked until thick that you pour over an individual serving of sonker.
Oct. 11, 2014
Upper Yadkin Valley Wine Trail: Self-Guided Tour of 5 Wineries
Within Surry, the Upper Yadkin Valley Wine Trail is a self-guided tour, connecting five very distinctive wineries beginning in Elkin and ending near Thurmond.
Oct. 11, 2014
Vintage squad cars take riders to Mayberry
The best way to tour the hometown of Andy Griffith is in a replica Mayberry squad car – a 1963 Ford Galaxie—driven by knowledgeable and friendly guides.
Aug. 29, 2014
Pilot Mountain Rock Climbing and Rappelling
The 60-foot quartzite cliffs provide a great training ground for those learning knots, belaying, and climbing techniques.
Aug. 5, 2014
Elkin NC Greenways
The National Park Service is working to implement a trail that recognizes the route used by patriot militia during the pivotal Kings Mountain campaign of 1780.
July 29, 2014
Looking for a Good Summer Wine?
Tastes and aromas: honey and dried cranberry, watermelon and strawberry in the nose with hints of mandarin orange Drink it with: fruits and cheeses or as a perfect spicy fare