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Category Archives: Our Towns

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 …

Taste to Tunes at Shelton Vineyards

Festival, Shelton Vineyards

Be sure to grab a blanket or chair and head over to one of Shelton Vineyards’ must-see summer concerts. There’s much in store this summer as they kick off their summer concert series on June 21. There’ll be live concerts …

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 …

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