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Category Archives: Our Towns

Fred Cockerham: Old-time banjo player and fiddler


Another highly regarded musician to come from the Round Peak region for which Surry County, North Carolina is well known is Fred Cockerham. Born in 1905 in Low Gap, Cockerham played the banjo and fiddle and played professionally with the …

Sightseeing in Pilot Mountain

Pilot Mountain

Throughout the eight-year run of The Andy Griffith Show, numerous references were made to Mount Pilot, the “big city” near the small town of Mayberry. “The Fun Girls” were a pair of fun-loving bachelorettes who hailed from Mount Pilot, and their …

Mountains-to-Sea Trail from Elkin to Stone Mountain


There’s a lot of buzz happening in Elkin concerning the development of two important trail systems in the region–the Elkin and Alleghany Rail Trail (E&A Trail) and the Elkin-to-Stone Mountain Trail. Most of this effort is being led by the …

A Spectacular Fly-Fishing Retreat in NC


Are you a novice or skilled fisherman looking for a place in NC to enjoy a self-guided fishing endeavor? Or would you prefer a guided NC fishing excursion with an experienced North Carolina fishing guide? There is plenty of trout …

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