When it’s not what it says it is

When it’s not what it says it is

When Bob Ward, of Pilot Mountain, created a new dish for a Mother’s Day potluck a few weeks ago, he needed a name for his creation.Not for Bob t...

May 31st, 2017 |  


Public park is well-kept secret

Public park is well-kept secret

The Blue House, as 615 North Main Street is now known, fronts one of Mount Airy’s best-kept secrets.The grounds of the house make up Robert Edwi...

May 28th, 2017 |  


Bread is all you need, recent poll says

Bread is all you need, recent poll says

Some folks say that the only skill you need to throw a successful dinner party is the ability to bake decent homemade bread. The theory being that hom...

May 24th, 2017 |  


A working farm where history lives

A working farm where history lives

Rosie and Kester Sink agreed to participate in “Mount Airy Blooms,” a June 10 tour of Mount Airy gardens, more as a way to share the histo...

May 21st, 2017 |  


Connecting the dots between Mayberry and strawberries

Connecting the dots between Mayberry and strawberries

Carrie Nations of Elkin may only be 9 years old but she knows that fresh strawberries are just the ticket for a Mother’s Day dessert.Carrie didn...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Unpaving a parking lot to put up a paradise

Unpaving a parking lot to put up a paradise

Cheryl Ward seems to have gotten Joni Mitchell’s lyrics turned around. Instead of paving paradise to put up a parking lot, she has unpaved a par...

May 15th, 2017 updated: May 15th, 2017. |  


Grandma gets pizza right

Grandma gets pizza right

Despite the joys and general deliciousness of homemade pizza as often discussed in this space, the fact remains that a home oven is simply not capable...

May 10th, 2017 |  


Historic 1834 Carter house gardens open for garden tour

Historic 1834 Carter house gardens open for garden tour

Hidden away behind carefully designed plantings at the end of an unassuming driveway on a dead end street, the historic William Carter house, home of ...

May 7th, 2017 |  


Herb-infused vinegars splash on flavor

Herb-infused vinegars splash on flavor

Herb-infused vinegars were the subject of Surry County Extension’s ongoing series, “Diabetes and You” at the Extension office in Dob...

May 3rd, 2017 |  


When pizza goes outside the box

When pizza goes outside the box

There are two ways to look at pizza. Some folks think the canon was set when they took their first bite of pepperoni. Some think that even pepperoni g...

April 19th, 2017 updated: April 21st, 2017. |