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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

Surry's White finishes 21st in nation

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Surry Community College's Chandler White shot a one-under-par 71 Friday to finish 21st overall in the NJCAA Division II National Championship in Scottsboro. A sophomore, White bounced back from a nightmare round Thursday to shoot a one-under-par 71 Friday, moving him up from 32nd to 21st out of 119 golfers. White was tied

Addison Grace JollySgt. 1st Class Christopher Jolly and Amanda Riffe of San Antonio, Texas, announce the birth of a daughter, Addison Grace, on April 12, 2015, at San Antonio Military Medical Center, weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and measuring 20.5 inches.
The grandparents are Earl and Etta Jolly of Jonesville, Jonathan Riffe of Fort Worth, Texas,

Birth announcement

Addison Grace JollySgt. 1st Class Christopher Jolly and Amanda Riffe of San Antonio, Texas, announce the birth of a daughter, Addison Grace, on April 12, 2015, at San Antonio Military Medical Center, weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and measuring 20.5 inches. The grandparents are Earl and Etta Jolly of Jonesville, Jonathan Riffe of Fort Worth, Texas,

Church calendar

May 25-29• 7 p.m., Zephyr Missionary Baptist Church, Poplar Springs Road, in Zephyr community, will have its revival featuring the Rev. Leon Holyfield as speaker. May 31• 6 p.m., Union Baptist Church, 2002 Traphill Union Road, Traphill, will have gospel singing featuring Marvin Adgerton and Claudia Byrd. For more information, call 336-

Community Calendar

May 25• 10 a.m., Capt. Mark Garner Post 7794 Veterans of Foreign Wars will present its annual Memorial Day ceremony honor the arean's fallen veterans at Elkin Municipal Park. This year's featured speaker is Elkin native, Maj. Christopher O'Toole, U.S. Army Reserves. The program also will feature a presentation of colors and laying of the wrea

Elkin Middle School teachers joined educators across the nation in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week recently.
The small staff at Elkin Middle is dedicated to making school engaging and fun for middle school students and each year boasts some of the top scores in the area. This year Principal Pam Colbert planned a movie theme for the week.
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Teachers appreciated movie-theme style

Elkin Middle School teachers joined educators across the nation in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week recently. The small staff at Elkin Middle is dedicated to making school engaging and fun for middle school students and each year boasts some of the top scores in the area. This year Principal Pam Colbert planned a movie theme for the week. &#

Laura Whitaker, a first-grade teacher at Rockford Elementary School in Dobson, was named the 2015-2016 Surry County School System Teacher of the Year. With Whitaker are, from left, Dr. Travis L. Reeves, superintendent, Chuck Graham, associate superintendent, and Dr. Jeff Tunstall, assistant superintendent.
Alison York, principal at Cedar Ridge Ele

Educators of year named

Laura Whitaker, a first-grade teacher at Rockford Elementary School in Dobson, was named the 2015-2016 Surry County School System Teacher of the Year. With Whitaker are, from left, Dr. Travis L. Reeves, superintendent, Chuck Graham, associate superintendent, and Dr. Jeff Tunstall, assistant superintendent. Alison York, principal at Cedar Ridge Ele

A Surry County trooper was awarded this week the Meritorious Service Award by the North Carolina Highway Patrol for his actions in November 2014 at a call near Elkin.
Col. Bill Grey, commander of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, and Frank L. Perry, secretary of the Department of Public Safety, presented several employees and civilians with

Surry trooper receives Meritorious Service Award

A Surry County trooper was awarded this week the Meritorious Service Award by the North Carolina Highway Patrol for his actions in November 2014 at a call near Elkin. Col. Bill Grey, commander of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, and Frank L. Perry, secretary of the Department of Public Safety, presented several employees and civilians with

Dylan Shane Goodwin, son of Mike and Angie Goodwin of Mountain Park, started his training at Fort Benning, Georgia, on May 18 and has signed with the 11 xray division of the U.S. Army, accepting the challenge to become an Airborne Ranger.
Goodwin is a 2012 graduate of Elkin High School, where he played football, baseball and basketball and was a f

Goodwin heads to Ranger training

Dylan Shane Goodwin, son of Mike and Angie Goodwin of Mountain Park, started his training at Fort Benning, Georgia, on May 18 and has signed with the 11 xray division of the U.S. Army, accepting the challenge to become an Airborne Ranger. Goodwin is a 2012 graduate of Elkin High School, where he played football, baseball and basketball and was a f

Emily Kate MurphyDavid and Sasha Murphy of Thurmond announce the birth of a daughter, Emily Kate, on April 20 at 9:12 p.m. at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and measuring 19 inches.
Emily Kate has two siblings, Carter and Zoey Murphy. Grandparents are Dennis and Janice Murphy of Ronda and Jon and Teresa Brewer of Thu

Birth announcement

Emily Kate MurphyDavid and Sasha Murphy of Thurmond announce the birth of a daughter, Emily Kate, on April 20 at 9:12 p.m. at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and measuring 19 inches. Emily Kate has two siblings, Carter and Zoey Murphy. Grandparents are Dennis and Janice Murphy of Ronda and Jon and Teresa Brewer of Thu

MOUNT AIRY — Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers were among many volunteers to join Greater Mount Airy Area Habitat for Humanity recently to help build affordable housing in the Mount Airy area in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 2-10.
In addition to the Lowe's Heroes, more than 40 teachers and administrators from the Surry County

Groups partner together for National Women Build Week

MOUNT AIRY — Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers were among many volunteers to join Greater Mount Airy Area Habitat for Humanity recently to help build affordable housing in the Mount Airy area in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 2-10. In addition to the Lowe's Heroes, more than 40 teachers and administrators from the Surry County

Guardian ad Litem training set

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Guardian ad Litem program for Surry and Stokes County will be holding a training starting June 2. This is a training for volunteers who support children that have been removed from their homes due to neglect or abuse by the Department of Social Services. The Guardian is the child's advocate in court. The training is 32 h

WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College held its Respiratory Therapy Pinning Ceremony on May 12 at the John A. Walker Community Center.
Crystal Swaim Anderson of Hamptonville, Tara Olivia Baity of Yadkinville, Jamison Daniel Boles of Hamptonville, Kinsey Leigh Jones of Lansing, Robert Allen Poole of Moravian Falls, Brittany Noelle Wike of Wilk

WCC holds respiratory therapy pinning ceremony

WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College held its Respiratory Therapy Pinning Ceremony on May 12 at the John A. Walker Community Center. Crystal Swaim Anderson of Hamptonville, Tara Olivia Baity of Yadkinville, Jamison Daniel Boles of Hamptonville, Kinsey Leigh Jones of Lansing, Robert Allen Poole of Moravian Falls, Brittany Noelle Wike of Wilk

Introductory welding classes to be held at Surry Community College

DOBSON — Surry Community College will have several options this summer for people interested in learning how to weld. Welding Fundamentals is a fast-paced welding course, which will get students ready for entry-level Stick (SMAW) and short arc MIG welding employment. In addition to welding safety, this course will cover flat, horizontal, and

Learn how to groom in class

DOBSON — Surry Community College is offering a Do It Yourself Pet Grooming class this summer. SCC's hands-on class teaches basic bathing, clipping, and nail trimming techniques. The instructor must approve dogs brought for classes, and a copy of up-to-date vaccinations record must be presented. The Pet Grooming class will be taught on the D

WILKESBORO — The third graduating class of Wilkes Community College's Emergency Medical Science program recently walked across the stage at the Walker Center to receive their diplomas . The graduates were recognized for their achievements during a formal pinning ceremony on May 14 at 6 p.m. at the Mayes Pit/Cohn Auditorium. Next the graduates

WCC holds emergency medical science pinning ceremony

WILKESBORO — The third graduating class of Wilkes Community College's Emergency Medical Science program recently walked across the stage at the Walker Center to receive their diplomas . The graduates were recognized for their achievements during a formal pinning ceremony on May 14 at 6 p.m. at the Mayes Pit/Cohn Auditorium. Next the graduates

Tour de Mountains routes set

SPARTA — The 2015 edition of the Tour de Mountains is right around the corner. Come out June 13 at 8:30 a.m. for a day of cycling and fun. The event is put on by the Alleghany County Wellness Center, and registration for the event starts at 7 a.m. and is $35 before the event and $40 the day of the ride. Those interested may mail in registrat

Community Calendar

Today-May 23• Elkin VFW Post 7794 and Yadkin VFW Post 10346 will distribute Buddy Poppies at the Elkin Walmart. Proceeds for this event will be used to support veterans programs and other community groups and activities in the tri-county area. May 22• 10 to 11 a.m., FAFSA Friday is hosted by the Educational Opportunity Center and will

Church calendar

May 24• 10:30 a.m., homecoming service will be held at Old Roaring River Baptist Church, located on the Longbottom Road, Traphill. There will be no Sunday school but worship service will start at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Walter Hutchinson is bringing the message. A special memorial service in memory of deceased veterans of the church family will b

Church calendar

May 24• 10:30 a.m., homecoming service will be held at Old Roaring River Baptist Church, located on the Longbottom Road, Traphill. There will be no Sunday school but worship service will start at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Walter Hutchinson is bringing the message. A special memorial service in memory of deceased veterans of the church family will b

Community Calendar

May 21• 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. Call 336-835-5586 for more information. • 8 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Tee times for the Woltz-Harold Golf Tournamen





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