he documentary “Still Standing” takes a close look at the North Carolina textile industry. From Weaverville to Lumberton, a handful of NC’s finest entrepreneurs kept their companies going through the worst industry downturn the state had ever seen. A fascinating look at what courage, faith, and innovation can lead to when facing long odds.
Mount Airy Ukelele Invasion – need we say more?
Mount Airy is home to a ukelele rock orchestra class made up of students age 5 – 85. This unique class was started by George Smith, who also happens to be the composer for the documentary film “The Real Mayberry”.
How one textile company, making “Farm to Feet” socks, has survived and thrived when most manufacturers are going overseas.
When much of America’s manufacturing went overseas, Nester Hosiery made the decision to keep their business in America. Not only that, but they also chose to use only American made materials. These famous socks are truly “Farm To Feet”.
Every June since 1972, Surry County, North Carolina has held the annual Mount Airy Old-Time Fiddlers Convention. Local, national and international musicians, dancers and fans flock from all parts to participate in this famous event. If you like bluegrass music, it’s the place to be!!!