River access expands in county

River access expands in county

Surry Parks and Recreation has increased its number of river access points in the county with the recent addition of one in the Dobson area. With the launching of the Fisher River Park River Access — for which a ribbon-cutting program was held earlier this month — six...
NC Trail Days celebrates outdoor activities

NC Trail Days celebrates outdoor activities

Hikers, bikers, climbers, runners and paddlers have a chance to explore the natural beauty of the region at NC Trail Days, an event which begins today. Activities are planned for Elkin, Jonesville and Stone Mountain State Park today through Sunday. This inaugural...

City votes to sell tract for office

Mount Airy officials voted Thursday night to sell property in a city industrial park to a company wanting to construct an office building where 30 jobs potentially could result. An entity known as Terra Nova Legacy, a limited-liability company, recently made a direct...
Surry EDP holds Annual Meeting

Surry EDP holds Annual Meeting

The Surry County Economic Development Partnership held its annual meeting Friday at the new Surry County Government Service Center here. With representation from all parts of the county, all four municipalities, county government and the business sector, 155 people...
How Do You Reinvent a Rural Economy? $100 at a Time

How Do You Reinvent a Rural Economy? $100 at a Time

“Explore Elkin” takes small individual investments and parlays them into bigger returns for the old mill town of Elkin, North Carolina. Instead of a pop and a fizzle, the program has created a slow burn of special events, marketing, and accurate self-promotion. The...