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Wendy Byerly Wood

Position: Content Manager/Editor
E-Mail Address: wbyerly-wood@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 3368351513


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. 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 3.

Latest Stories by Wendy Byerly Wood

Trott holding book signing event

Author Diane Trott, a resident of Roaring River, will be available to sign copies of her book, “Cherokee Inc.,” Jan. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elkin Public Library, 111 N. Front St., Elkin. The book tells the story of a murder most foul taking place on the Cherokee Indian land in western North Carolina. The mystery deepens as a y

The Gamma Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met recently at Surry Community College's Yadkin Center. Members of Delta Kappa Gamma are current and retired women educators. Special guest at the Gamma Psi meeting was North Carolina's Eta State Vice President Sheila Groves. Groves talked to the group about the characteristics of va

Gamma Psi holds November meeting

The Gamma Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met recently at Surry Community College's Yadkin Center. Members of Delta Kappa Gamma are current and retired women educators. Special guest at the Gamma Psi meeting was North Carolina's Eta State Vice President Sheila Groves. Groves talked to the group about the characteristics of va

Yadkin Valley Rotary Club President Carey Gupton recently addressed the members of Elkin High School's Interact Club. Interact, a youth arm of Rotary, offers high school students ways to give back to their community and live Rotary's motto of “Service above Self.” Led by advisor Leslie Hooper and student officers Jay Blackburn, Cameron

Interact Club helps community

Yadkin Valley Rotary Club President Carey Gupton recently addressed the members of Elkin High School's Interact Club. Interact, a youth arm of Rotary, offers high school students ways to give back to their community and live Rotary's motto of “Service above Self.” Led by advisor Leslie Hooper and student officers Jay Blackburn, Cameron

DOBSON — Forty-five local children will have a happier Christmas this year because of the Surry Community College Angel Tree Program.
The college's students raised $2,797 through the Halloween Spooktacular event along with other club fundraisers.
“Students at SCC have put forth so much effort towards the 2014 Angel Tree Program. There

SCC Angel Tree program supports forty-five children

DOBSON — Forty-five local children will have a happier Christmas this year because of the Surry Community College Angel Tree Program. The college's students raised $2,797 through the Halloween Spooktacular event along with other club fundraisers. “Students at SCC have put forth so much effort towards the 2014 Angel Tree Program. There

WILKESBORO — MerleFest, slated for April 23-26, 2015, has announced Window World as the festival's presenting sponsor for 2015.
Headquartered just down the road from the festival in North Wilkesboro, Window World is America's largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, with more than 200 locally-owned and operated offices nat

MerleFest announces Window World as presenting sponsor for 2015

WILKESBORO — MerleFest, slated for April 23-26, 2015, has announced Window World as the festival's presenting sponsor for 2015. Headquartered just down the road from the festival in North Wilkesboro, Window World is America's largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, with more than 200 locally-owned and operated offices nat

DOBSON — The Surry Community College Math Club collected 102 pounds of food and personal items for the Foothills Food Pantry in Dobson during a three-week campaign where collection boxes were placed on campus.
Tracie Haymore, math instructor at SCC, assisted the club members with the community service project.
“The food pantry represe

Math Club conducts drive for Foothills Food Pantry

DOBSON — The Surry Community College Math Club collected 102 pounds of food and personal items for the Foothills Food Pantry in Dobson during a three-week campaign where collection boxes were placed on campus. Tracie Haymore, math instructor at SCC, assisted the club members with the community service project. “The food pantry represe

Church calendar

Jan. 4• 3 p.m., Piney Grove United Methodist Church will have Randy Stonehill in concert, 1195 Bethel Road, Ronda. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 336-835-8821. • 7 p.m., “Voices of Zambia” will be at Millers Creek Baptist Church,5100 Boon Trail. A love offering will be taken. Music performed by International Bi

Community Calendar

Jan. 1• 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., New Year's lunch at First United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 340 Hawthorne Road, Elkin, sponsored by the Yadkin Valley Rotary Club. Cost for meal is adults $10, children $5, and collards, $5 a bag. Drawings for free door prizes will be held every 30 minutes. Menu includes country ham, collard greens, bla

Colby Callaway, fifth-grade student at Mountain Park Elementary School, won Honorable Mention with his project “Hydropower” at the regional science fair held in Boone Dec. 16.

Callaway does well at regional science fair

Colby Callaway, fifth-grade student at Mountain Park Elementary School, won Honorable Mention with his project “Hydropower” at the regional science fair held in Boone Dec. 16.

Hilda Stevenson, who has served Elkin's Collinswood and Woodrun Apartments as site manager for nearly 19 years, has been named as her company's territory award recipient for 2014 Site Manager of the Year. This award given by Partnership Property Management, a management company located in Greensboro NC, honors outstanding service in all areas of si

Site manager awarded

Hilda Stevenson, who has served Elkin's Collinswood and Woodrun Apartments as site manager for nearly 19 years, has been named as her company's territory award recipient for 2014 Site Manager of the Year. This award given by Partnership Property Management, a management company located in Greensboro NC, honors outstanding service in all areas of si

The prekindergarten students in Mrs. Arrington and Mrs. King's class at Mountain Park Elementary School dress as Pilgrims and Indians to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Pilgrims, Indians celebrate

The prekindergarten students in Mrs. Arrington and Mrs. King's class at Mountain Park Elementary School dress as Pilgrims and Indians to celebrate Thanksgiving.

The Gamma Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met recently at Surry Community College's Yadkin Center. Members of Delta Kappa Gamma are current and retired women educators. Special guest at the Gamma Psi meeting was North Carolina's Eta State Vice President Sheila Groves. Groves talked to the group about the characteristics of va

Gamma Psi holds November meeting

The Gamma Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met recently at Surry Community College's Yadkin Center. Members of Delta Kappa Gamma are current and retired women educators. Special guest at the Gamma Psi meeting was North Carolina's Eta State Vice President Sheila Groves. Groves talked to the group about the characteristics of va

TRAPHILL — Recently, C.B. Eller Elementary School was recognized as a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Exemplar School by the North Carolina Department of Education, the highest level of recognition obtainable within the program.
PBIS is a school-wide framework for promoting positive character and behaviors within a safe sch

C.B. Eller named exemplar school

TRAPHILL — Recently, C.B. Eller Elementary School was recognized as a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Exemplar School by the North Carolina Department of Education, the highest level of recognition obtainable within the program. PBIS is a school-wide framework for promoting positive character and behaviors within a safe sch

After 21 rounds of spelling, the school level winners of the annual spelling bee at Mountain Park Elementary School were finally decided. Kelsy Francis was the fifth-grade winner. Zachary Reaves was the school's champion speller. Mika Lineberry was the fourth-grade winner. Each of these students will represent Mountain Park at the Surry County Scho

Top spellers determined at Mountain Park

After 21 rounds of spelling, the school level winners of the annual spelling bee at Mountain Park Elementary School were finally decided. Kelsy Francis was the fifth-grade winner. Zachary Reaves was the school's champion speller. Mika Lineberry was the fourth-grade winner. Each of these students will represent Mountain Park at the Surry County Scho

Third-grade students at Mountain Park Elementary School determined whether an egg would sink or float in freshwater and saltwater. After experimentation, students discussed why this happened. Here, Cassie Sneed, Betsy Martin and Haley McElveen experiment with eggs.
Chandler Branch, Zandy Norman and Adam Key test their egg floating abilities.
Kayl

Will the egg float?

Third-grade students at Mountain Park Elementary School determined whether an egg would sink or float in freshwater and saltwater. After experimentation, students discussed why this happened. Here, Cassie Sneed, Betsy Martin and Haley McElveen experiment with eggs. Chandler Branch, Zandy Norman and Adam Key test their egg floating abilities. Kayl

Shoals News

My sweet Aunt Ozell Scott passed away on Dec. 20. She is survived by her son, Don Scott. She lived to be 97 years, nine months, and 10 days old. She had been blind for several years and couldn't hear very well. She is now having the best Christmas she has ever had, and has joined her sisters and brother. We will miss her. I just thank the Lord that

Homer Dearmin, former Pilot Mountain town manager and past president of the Pilot Mountain Civic Club, accepts his award for being named the Pilot Mountain Civic Club's 2014 Citizen of the Year at the Dec. 16 meeting. Dearmin graduated from East Surry High School, is a member and incoming secretary for the Pilot Mountain Masonic Lodge, was an activ

Civic Club names Citizen of the Year

Homer Dearmin, former Pilot Mountain town manager and past president of the Pilot Mountain Civic Club, accepts his award for being named the Pilot Mountain Civic Club's 2014 Citizen of the Year at the Dec. 16 meeting. Dearmin graduated from East Surry High School, is a member and incoming secretary for the Pilot Mountain Masonic Lodge, was an activ

Surry Community registering students for CNA classes to fill job openings

DOBSON — Anyone who wants to retool and find employment in the healthcare field should consider becoming a certified nursing assistant, and Surry Community College is now registering students for CNA classes that start in January and February. Debbie Cave is the director of Nursing Assistant and Related Programs at Surry Community College an

PILOT MOUNTAIN — An East Surry sophomore was transported to the hospital following a single-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon just three or four miles from his home.
Sterling Sy Bohannon, 16, of 485 Old Highway 52 South, Mount Airy, was traveling south on Old 52 when he lost control of the Lexus car he was driving near Wood Hill Lane, and

Wreck sends student to hospital

PILOT MOUNTAIN — An East Surry sophomore was transported to the hospital following a single-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon just three or four miles from his home. Sterling Sy Bohannon, 16, of 485 Old Highway 52 South, Mount Airy, was traveling south on Old 52 when he lost control of the Lexus car he was driving near Wood Hill Lane, and

PILOT MOUNTAIN — An East Surry sophomore and wrestler was transported to a hospital following a single-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon just three or four miles from his home.
Sterling Sy Bohannon, 16, of 485 Old Highway 52 South, Mount Airy, was traveling south on Old 52 when the Lexus he was driving near Wood Hill Lane left the right si

Wreck sends student to hospital

PILOT MOUNTAIN — An East Surry sophomore and wrestler was transported to a hospital following a single-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon just three or four miles from his home. Sterling Sy Bohannon, 16, of 485 Old Highway 52 South, Mount Airy, was traveling south on Old 52 when the Lexus he was driving near Wood Hill Lane left the right si





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