Surry County's Jessica Roberts on "Triad’s 40 Leaders Under Forty" list of business leaders
Jessica Roberts has been the director of marketing and tourism for Mount Airy Tourism and the Tourism Partnership of Surry County, for the last 12 years.
Since taking office, tourism spending in the county has almost doubled!
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.
March 31, 2020
Outdoor Adventure Awaits Along Mount Airy's 6-Mile Greenway
The Granite City Greenway was born when a greenway on the west side of Mount Airy and a greenway on the east side were united via a connector. It is popular for walking, jogging, cycling, fishing and roller blading. The horseshoe-shaped greenway borders the Ararat River on one side of town and Lovills Creek on the other.
Aug. 20, 2019
Mount Airy Ghost Tours for the Dearly Departed
The 90-minute, lantern-lit walking tours begin and end at the museum on Main Street. They reveal a chilling side of Mount Airy not seen during the daylight.
Sept. 23, 2021
New Sonker Trail Stops Offer Fun, Creative Takes on Traditional Dessert
For those unfamiliar, sonker is a cobbler/pie-like dessert of cooked fruit and crust. Many have liquid batter poured on top of the fruit. Others have a rolled dough for the crust, while some are made on stove top with a dropped-dumpling crust.