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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

Elkin students make honor band

More than 150 students from around Surry County auditioned Tuesday for a spot in the Surry County honor band. Sixteen students from Elkin Middle and Elkin High School were accepted. These students will be performing a concert on April 21 at Mount Airy High School at 7 p.m. Hannah Oliver (seventh grade) received the high score for middle school tru

Small Business Center announces March events

DOBSON — The Small Business Center at Surry Community College will be holding several free seminars and workshops in March at various locations in Surry and Yadkin counties. • “Using YouTube to Market Your Business” will take place March 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Surry Community College's Pilot Center in Pilot Mountain. The

Sculptor Lisa Clague to hold workshop March 4-5

DOBSON — Lisa Clague, an internationally-known clay artist and sculptor, will be holding a free workshop March 4-5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ceramics Studio in Building E-162 at Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. An artist talk/slide presentation will be held March 4 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. featuring the work and career of

Tourism partnership relaunches website with new URL

DOBSON — The Tourism Partnership of Surry County has launched a new website which utilizes the latest in online technology to showcase its picturesque county in the heart of the Yadkin Valley. The redesigned website also includes a URL name change from VerySurry.com to YadkinValleyNC.com. The new name does a better job conveying Surry County

For the fourth consecutive year, Animal Ark is the primary sponsor of The Elkin Tribune's Cutest Pet Contest. Animal Ark makes sure some of the area's cutest pets are healthy and happy, and they want readers to share their photos of the cutest pets in our online contest.
The Elkin Tribune's annual Cutest Pet Contest gets under way this week.
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Cutest Pet Contest has begun

For the fourth consecutive year, Animal Ark is the primary sponsor of The Elkin Tribune's Cutest Pet Contest. Animal Ark makes sure some of the area's cutest pets are healthy and happy, and they want readers to share their photos of the cutest pets in our online contest. The Elkin Tribune's annual Cutest Pet Contest gets under way this week. Folk

Shag classes at SCC will start March 10

DOBSON — Surry Community College will be teaching shag classes just in time for summer concert events. Beginner classes will start March 10 and run through April 7. Intermediate classes will start April 14 and run through May 12. Classes will be held at the Pilot Center, 612 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain. Dance partners are encouraged but not n

Courtney Kay Patricio and Matthew David Mariani exchanged vows June 14, 2014, at The Carolina Club in Chapel Hill.
The groom's mother, the Rev. Rebecca Husband Maynard, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Nelia Patricio of Charleston, South Carolina, and Gabriel Patricio of Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of Colonial Forge High School in

Patricio-Mariani unite in marriage

Courtney Kay Patricio and Matthew David Mariani exchanged vows June 14, 2014, at The Carolina Club in Chapel Hill. The groom's mother, the Rev. Rebecca Husband Maynard, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Nelia Patricio of Charleston, South Carolina, and Gabriel Patricio of Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of Colonial Forge High School in

Church calendar

March 4-8• 7 p.m. nightly, 11 a.m. Sunday, Missions conference at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 220 Calvary Road, Ronda. Preaching will be Bro. Larry Adams and different missionaries each night. March 8• 11 a.m., “Queens for a Day,” Grace Full Gospel Church, 3719 Messick Road, Jonesville, honoring the church's four very speci

Community Calendar

March 4-5• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sculptor Lisa Clague will hold a free workshop in the ceramics studio in building E-162 at Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. An artist talk/slide presentation will be held Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. featuring the work and career of Clague. For more information, contact Richard Montgomery at 3

Library services adjusted in preparation for transition

Northwestern Regional Library is joining the growing NC Cardinal Library Consortium as a result of a grant from the State Library of North Carolina. NC Cardinal is dedicated to sharing resources including books and AV and expanding opportunities throughout the state. NWRL is one of the five library systems joining NC Cardinal in the 2014-2015 year.

Library services adjusted in preparation for transition

Northwestern Regional Library is joining the growing NC Cardinal Library Consortium as a result of a grant from the State Library of North Carolina. NC Cardinal is dedicated to sharing resources including books and AV and expanding opportunities throughout the state. NWRL is one of the five library systems joining NC Cardinal in the 2014-2015 year.

Church calendar

March 4-8• 7 p.m. nightly, 11 a.m. Sunday, Missions conference at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 220 Calvary Road, Ronda. Preaching will be Bro. Larry Adams and different missionaries each night. March 27• 6 p.m., doors open for “Movie Night” at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 210 Oak Grove Road, Elkin. Tickets are $3 c

Community Calendar

March 2• 1:30 to 6 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Surry American Red Cross, 844 Westlake Drive, Mount Airy. March 3• 2 to 6:30 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Rockford Elementary School, 719 Rockford Road, Dobson. March 4-5• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sculptor Lisa Clague will hold a free workshop in the ceramics studio in buil

CHAPEL HILL — Staff members of The Tribune in Elkin and The Yadkin Ripple were recognized on Thursday night by the North Carolina Press Association at its annual conference and awards ceremony. Articles from both papers were selected from a pool of 4,000 total entries submitted by 110 North Carolina newspapers. The judging was completed by me

Tribune, Ripple writers honored by NC Press Assoc.

CHAPEL HILL — Staff members of The Tribune in Elkin and The Yadkin Ripple were recognized on Thursday night by the North Carolina Press Association at its annual conference and awards ceremony. Articles from both papers were selected from a pool of 4,000 total entries submitted by 110 North Carolina newspapers. The judging was completed by me

Community Calendar

Feb. 27• 11 a.m., 2 & 3 year olds and 4 & 5 year olds Preschool Story Hour will be “Let's Go to the Drive-In.” Call 336-835-5586. Feb. 28• 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., financial aid advisors will be available to anyone seeking help with completing FAFSA form required for college financial aid at SCC, 630 S. Main St., Dobson

Church calendar

Feb. 28• City of Refuge Community Church in Millers Creek will be hosting its Youth Event “Saturday Night Live” Youth Jam at 6 p.m. Summit Trace will be leading the praise and worship, and Pastor Jonathan Casstevens will be bringing a message entitled, “Generation X.” Immediately following the Youth Jam, there will be

Foxx announces 2015 Congressional Art Competition

WASHINGTON — Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., is encouraging high school students in North Carolina's 5th Congressional District to submit entries for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition, which is a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize talented young artists and promote the valuable role meaningful art plays in our society

Bristol Grayson of Wilkesboro shows off Sparkles the Snowwoman during last week's snow event.

Snowwoman appears

Bristol Grayson of Wilkesboro shows off Sparkles the Snowwoman during last week's snow event.

Small Business Center announces rescheduled events

DOBSON — The Small Business Center at Surry Community College will be holding several free seminars and workshops in February at various locations in Surry and Yadkin counties. Two of the seminars had to be rescheduled due to the recent inclement weather. The seminar “Will It Be Difficult to Start My Business?” will be the first

Tax assistance available

The IRA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) has centers set up at or near all Northwestern Regional libraries to help individuals prepare tax returns for 2014. Tax preparation is free for low-to-moderate income taxpayers (gross house income less than $53,000), elderly taxpayers, and taxpayers with disabilities, limited English proficienc





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