Lodgings and Activities

Surry Community College hosting N.C. State Fair wine competition judging

DOBSON — Surry Community College is hosting the North Carolina Commercial and Amateur Wine Competition judging Aug. 18-20 at the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology on Surry’s Dobson campus. “The Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology is the center for grape and wine education in North Carolina, and we feel […]

14th annual Grape Fest slated for Oct. 21

14th annual Grape Fest slated for Oct. 21

Last year’s Yadkin Valley Grape Festival took place on the perfect sunny fall “chamber of commerce” day, said Yadkinville Mayor Eddie Norman, and organizers are hoping for just as a perfect a day this year. The 14th annual Yadkin Valley Grape Festival will take place in Yadkinville on Oct. 21. The event, hosted by the […]

VIDEO: Helicopter flights available in Elkin

VIDEO: Helicopter flights available in Elkin

More spectacular than the view of the drive through the Yadkin Valley is the view from above. Now available thanks to the Elkin Airport and Hi-Tech Helicopters, individuals can view the Yadkin Valley from above by starting with an introductory course flying lesson with Fly the NC Sky and instructor Louis Jeroslow. Designed to demystify […]

Every Saturday and Sunday • Childress Vineyards, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, Lexington, will host Music in the Vineyards every Saturday and Sunday now through October 29 from noon to 3 p.m. For more information, call 336-236-9463 or visit childressvineyards.com. July 15 • JOLO Winery & Vineyards, 219 JOLO Winery Lane, Pilot Mountain, will hold its […]

Up, up and away!

Up, up and away!

On a lovely Sunday morning in Yadkin County, Captain Jack Ponticelli inflates a small helium balloon and releases it into the air. It may seem like an usual thing to do, but this simple task is the start of a grand adventure that Ponticelli is about to share with his passengers. Just a short time […]

Cottage on Aquilla Creek a modernized step back in time

Cottage on Aquilla Creek a modernized step back in time

Tucked away in the heart of the Yadkin Valley wine country, with a pristine landscape and a tranquil atmosphere, is Aquilla Creek Cottage. The cottage was once part of the I.C. Shore Distillery before being moved and turned into a tobacco packing house. When Rufus and Courtney Brickey got their hands on the property, they […]

SCC hosts fifth annual wine symposium

SCC hosts fifth annual wine symposium

DOBSON — Surry Community College hosted its fifth annual Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium on Wednesday. The event was created to address the needs of the ever-growing wine industry in the southeast. “The Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium at Surry Community College unites all Southeastern states and beyond to brings folks together for […]

River House brings travelers to Yadkin County

River House brings travelers to Yadkin County

EAST BEND — Off the beaten path beside of the Yadkin River in East Bend sits a 1955 mid-century home conveniently known as the River House. In 2015 the River House and 50 acres of land, with more than 20 acres of prime farm bottom land, were put up for sale by the Ammons. The […]