May 16, 2017
Sip Your Way through the Yadkin Valley at Spring Festival
Taste vintages from the Yadkin Valley American Viticultural Area — the first federally recognized wine-growing region in North Carolina — at this annual Elkin festival.
April 21, 2017
Budbreak Wine and Craft Beer Festival Welcomes New Growing Season
Celebrate the start of a new Yadkin Valley vintage with wine, beer, food and music in downtown Mount Airy.
March 19, 2017
Charlotte Five explores what Mount Airy has to offer
Travel writer Sara Kendall gives her take on a wonderful day trip in Mount Airy -- touring Mayberry, eating locally, and visiting some select cultural icons!
Feb. 27, 2017
Surry County's Jessica Roberts on "Triad’s 40 Leaders Under Forty" list of business leaders
Since taking office, tourism spending in the county has almost doubled!
Aug. 15, 2016
Summer Fun in Surry County and The Yadkin Valley!
There are many outdoor recreation opportunities in the cooler forests, our beautiful mountain streams & rivers, local swimming pools and parks, unique shopping, farmers markets, and so much more, you will always find something to do in this area!
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
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.
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.
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.