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. 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.
Jan. 5, 2018
Travel Website Praises Elkin for Hiking Trails and Wineries
Praise was heaped upon the individual wineries, as well as the Yadkin Valley in general: “In the past six years, the wines have gone from ‘pretty good’ to ‘great.’ ” To read the wine-related article, click here
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.
Oct. 16, 2017
Autumn Options: See the Yadkin Valley on Horseback
For horse owners who want to ride in the area, the 25-mile Sauratown bridle and hiking trail connects Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock state parks.
Aug. 20, 2017
Secluded Urban Mountain Bike Trail Debuts in Elkin
The existing four miles are in old growth forests on cliffs above Elkin Creek, a large stream suitable for kayaking, canoeing and tubing.
July 26, 2017
Stroll Down Memory Lane in Revamped Griffith Museum
The Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy has reopened following a 2017 renovation of more than half a million dollars that touched on every aspect of the popular attraction.
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.
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.