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Wendy Byerly Wood

Position: Editor
E-Mail Address: wbyerly-wood@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 336-835-1513


About Wendy Byerly Wood

Wendy Byerly Wood has been with the company since February 2001. She started out as a reporter at The Mount Airy News, and has since worked as editor at The Stokes News and the Weekly Independent and associated editor at Mount Airy. For some time she has served as editor of The Pilot, a position she retains, and in October 2013 she became content manager for The Elkin Tribune and The Yadkin Ripple. She lives in Pilot Mountain with her husband, Johnnie III, and their son, Jackson Kourtland "Kourt" who is 4.

Latest Stories by Wendy Byerly Wood

Community Calendar

April 24• 10 to 11 a.m., FAFSA Friday is hosted by the Educational Opportunity Center and will be held in EOC Career Resources Lab, A-Building, Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. For more information, call Heather Collins at 336-386-3328. • 10:15 a.m., 2 & 3 year olds Pre-school Story Hour will be “In The Jungl

ROARING RIVER — Austin Johnson, the 7-year-old son of Matt and Autumn Johnson of Roaring River, has been around racing all of his life. His father began racing when he was 8 and has competed in everything from go-karts to stock cars.
Austin, a first-grader at C.C. Wright Elementary School, began his racing career in impressive fashion, winni

Racing a family tradition

ROARING RIVER — Austin Johnson, the 7-year-old son of Matt and Autumn Johnson of Roaring River, has been around racing all of his life. His father began racing when he was 8 and has competed in everything from go-karts to stock cars. Austin, a first-grader at C.C. Wright Elementary School, began his racing career in impressive fashion, winni

Church calendar

April 25• 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Boonville United Methodist Church will hold a church-wide yard sale in the hut behind the church, 116 N. Carolina Ave. Also being sold are breakfast, hot dog lunch and bake sale items. • 9 a.m., the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Women, 208 Oak Grove Road, Elkin, will sponsor their annual Prayer Breakfast. R

MOUNT AIRY — North Carolina's flourishing wine industry mixes with an emerging craft beer scene at the Budbreak Wine and Craft Beer Festival on May 2.
This is the sixth year for the festival, which pairs 18 wineries and three craft breweries for an afternoon of fun on Main Street in downtown Mount Airy.
Attendees get a chance to visit with

Budbreak Festival celebrates grapes and grains on May 2

MOUNT AIRY — North Carolina's flourishing wine industry mixes with an emerging craft beer scene at the Budbreak Wine and Craft Beer Festival on May 2. This is the sixth year for the festival, which pairs 18 wineries and three craft breweries for an afternoon of fun on Main Street in downtown Mount Airy. Attendees get a chance to visit with

For the fifth year running, a local hotel has been named the top site in its chain of lodging facilities based on customer feedback, a first for its hotel company.
Fairfield Inn & Suites of Elkin was awarded the 2014 Bill Marriott Chairman's Award at the Marriott Conference in Washington D.C. last month.
Michael Wilson, general manager of the

Fairfield gets fifth top award

For the fifth year running, a local hotel has been named the top site in its chain of lodging facilities based on customer feedback, a first for its hotel company. Fairfield Inn & Suites of Elkin was awarded the 2014 Bill Marriott Chairman's Award at the Marriott Conference in Washington D.C. last month. Michael Wilson, general manager of the

On April 16, the Elkin High School JROTC program had a spaghetti dinner to raise money. Two weeks prior to the event the cadets were given raffle tickets to sell for $10 dollars. Altogether, the cadets raised $1,200.
The top seller was Sam Booher who raised $380, in second place was Tanner Sturdivant raised $200, third place was Sidney McMillian w

JROTC has successful fundraiser

On April 16, the Elkin High School JROTC program had a spaghetti dinner to raise money. Two weeks prior to the event the cadets were given raffle tickets to sell for $10 dollars. Altogether, the cadets raised $1,200. The top seller was Sam Booher who raised $380, in second place was Tanner Sturdivant raised $200, third place was Sidney McMillian w

Surry students to launch 'egg rockets' on Monday

DOBSON — The Surry Community College Math Club is hosting its annual Egg Launch on Monday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the SCC Emergency Services Training Center on the Dobson campus. During the event, each participant will launch an egg upwards on a rocket, hoping the egg will land safely on the ground. The activity has a lesson in math and physics

DOBSON — Surry Community College has released its schedule for summer day camps running June through July. No matter what a child's age, or interest, they will find a camp program they will enjoy.
• Volleyball Camp will be held June 22 through June 25 in the SCC gymnasium. Both boys and girls, ages 6-16 may attend. Each camper will be

Surry Community conducting summer day camps

DOBSON — Surry Community College has released its schedule for summer day camps running June through July. No matter what a child's age, or interest, they will find a camp program they will enjoy. • Volleyball Camp will be held June 22 through June 25 in the SCC gymnasium. Both boys and girls, ages 6-16 may attend. Each camper will be

Lady Rams fall in two games

BOONVILLE — The Starmount Lady Rams began the week at East Wilkes, but the game was suspended due to lightning and rain. This game will be resumed from the point in the first half in which the teams finished. The Lady Rams then hosted Wilkes Central on Tuesday at Starmount and lost in a tight game by a score of 3-1. Amber Hurst scored the Ra

Forbush's Mallory Choplin scores a run as part of an eight-run explosion in the top of the first in a 15-4 win over North Surry Wednesday in Mount Airy.
Forbush's Savannah Yale hits a hard bouncer to third that the fielder couldn't handle to load the bases in the first inning.

Falcons down North Surry 15-4

Forbush's Mallory Choplin scores a run as part of an eight-run explosion in the top of the first in a 15-4 win over North Surry Wednesday in Mount Airy. Forbush's Savannah Yale hits a hard bouncer to third that the fielder couldn't handle to load the bases in the first inning.

DOBSON — For the second year in a row, sophomore Chandler White will represent Surry Community College in the NJCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship in Scottsboro, Alabama.
White finished as the top individual Friday and Saturday in the Region X Championship at Emerald Golf Course in New Bern with a two-day score of 148. Like most of the

Surry's White wins Region X Golf Tournament

DOBSON — For the second year in a row, sophomore Chandler White will represent Surry Community College in the NJCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship in Scottsboro, Alabama. White finished as the top individual Friday and Saturday in the Region X Championship at Emerald Golf Course in New Bern with a two-day score of 148. Like most of the

Surry softball sweeps pair of weekend doubleheaders

DOBSON — Shey Steelman picked up three wins on the mound Friday and Saturday as Surry Community College's softball team swept Southeastern Community College and Florence-Darlington Tech in a pair of weekend Region X doubleheaders. Surry (26-10, 15-3 Region X) opened the weekend Friday by sweeping Southeastern 3-0 and 5-3 in Whiteville. Steel

Lady Rams take down Vikings

The Starmount Lady Rams soccer team picked up another Mountain Valley conference win with a 5-1 victory over North Wilkes last Thursday. The Rams got on the board early in the first half with about two minutes gone when Claire Maske scored off the rebound shot of Diana Flores. The Rams would increase their lead when a North Wilkes players was whi

HCMH receives Get With The Guidelines 'Target: Stroke Honor Roll' award

Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines “Target: Stroke Honor Roll” Quality Achievement Award at the association's International Stroke Conference 2015. The award recognizes the hospital's commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive

Surry softball sweeps pair of weekend doubleheaders

DOBSON — Shey Steelman picked up three wins on the mound Friday and Saturday as Surry Community College's softball team swept Southeastern Community College and Florence-Darlington Tech in a pair of weekend Region X doubleheaders. Surry (26-10, 15-3 Region X) opened the weekend Friday by sweeping Southeastern 3-0 and 5-3 in Whiteville. Steel

Lady Rams take down Vikings

The Starmount Lady Rams soccer team picked up another Mountain Valley conference win with a 5-1 victory over North Wilkes last Thursday. The Rams got on the board early in the first half with about two minutes gone when Claire Maske scored off the rebound shot of Diana Flores. The Rams would increase their lead when a North Wilkes players was whi

Sports announcements

Sign-ups are scheduled for the 2015-16 Junior Elkin football and cheerleading program will be held May 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Elkin Elementary School gym. Those in grades kindergarten through eighth can participate. A birth certificate is required for those playing football and an up-to-date physical. Cost to play football is $60 for early registr

Low-cost rabies clinics slated

The Wilkes County Animal Shelter is partnering with area veterinarians and the Humane Society of Wilkes to offer 11 low-cost rabies clinics in Wilkes and surrounding areas, including Elkin and State Road. North Carolina state law requires that pet owners keep their dogs and cats up-to-date on rabies vaccinations after the age of 4 months. This low

Community Calendar

April 22• 3 to 7:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Gentry Middle School, 1915 W. Pine St., Mount Airy. April 23• Book Babies programs at the Elkin Public Library will be at 10:15 a.m. with Miss Wendy. Stories and songs for parents and the baby will last 20 to 25 minutes and is for babies age birth to 24 months and their caregiver.

Church calendar

April 22• 7 p.m., Cool Springs Baptist Church, 1467 Cool Springs Church Road, Elkin, will have revival Sunday through Wednesday featuring evangelist Bro. Danny Dodds. There will be special singing. • Little Elkin Baptist Church, 1161 Little Elkin Church Road, Ronda, will host a revival featuring the Rev. Jerry Harris as guest speaker.





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