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The Downtown Fiddle-Riddle activity – a new summer fun activity for the whole family

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There is never a shortage of fun things to do in downtown Mount Airy, and this summer, there will be one more family friendly activity for local folks and visitors to enjoy: the Downtown Fiddle-Riddle activity. This creative activity was …

Organic Winery First of its Kind in NC

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Carolina Heritage vineyard and tasting room in Elkin, Surry County was officially opened back in October, 2009 as North Carolina’s  first USDA-certified organic vineyard. In 2005, owners Clyde and Pat Colwell planted their first organically grown vines on 9.5 acres, comprising different handpicked varieties of …

North Carolina Granite Company: the rock that holds the city.

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North Carolina Granite Company, now called North Carolina Granite Corporation, is the biggest open-faced quarry that mines granite in the world, but that is not the only unique thing about this granite quarry. Around 125 years ago, Thomas Woodroffe saw …

Mount Airy Fiddlers Convention to be held June 6 & 7


It’s doubtful that G.F. (Ronald) Collins knew when he started the Mount Airy Fiddlers’ Convention in 1971 that the event would attract people from as far away as Italy, Japan, Ireland, Germany and Russia. But to know Mount Airy, North …

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