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.

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Jeff Combs stands near a photo of Keith Combs, who started the community Thanksgiving lunches at Theo's Restaurant.
Volunteers help make the Theo's Restaurant free community Thanksgiving lunch possible. Those include, in the kitchen, Leonard Reynolds, Bill Griffin, Jon Garing; and, front, Liz Reynolds, Ahmed Elshamshery, Jeff Combs, Robert Lewis a

Thanksgiving celebrated at Theo's

Jeff Combs stands near a photo of Keith Combs, who started the community Thanksgiving lunches at Theo's Restaurant. Volunteers help make the Theo's Restaurant free community Thanksgiving lunch possible. Those include, in the kitchen, Leonard Reynolds, Bill Griffin, Jon Garing; and, front, Liz Reynolds, Ahmed Elshamshery, Jeff Combs, Robert Lewis a

About 30 people gather around the new peace pole beside Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church in Elkin for a candlelight vigil to lift up Ferguson, Missouri.

Vigil for Ferguson held

About 30 people gather around the new peace pole beside Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church in Elkin for a candlelight vigil to lift up Ferguson, Missouri.

'Hospice 101' speaker set

DOBSON — Allison Hemrick, community outreach liaison for Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, will be a featured speaker during “Hospice 101” at Surry Community College on Dec. 11 from 8 to 9:20 a.m., in A-121, on the Dobson campus, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. “The goal is to make more people aware of Hospice services

Church calendar

Nov. 29• 6 p.m., benefit gospel singing for the David Neal family at New Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2242 Caudle Mill Road, Yadkinville, with the Rev. Jesse Hunt. Bring canned food and nonperishables. An offering will also be received for the family. Nov. 30• 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. ,Elkin First United Methodist Church will have

Surry sets HSE spring orientation dates

DOBSON — Surry Community College is announcing spring orientation dates for the High School Equivalency program or HSE, formerly known as GED. The HSE program allows students to earn a High School Equivalency diploma from the State Board of the North Carolina Community College System. The orientation dates are as follows: Jan. 5 and Jan. 6,

Community calendar

Nov. 27-28• No programs at the Elkin Public Library. Nov. 28-29• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Yadkin Valley Senior Center in Jonesville will host a Christmas Craft and Gift Show organized by the Jonesville Historical Society. For more information, call 336-428-2160.Nov. 29• 6 p.m., New Horizons Adult Day Services will present The Christ

Church calendar

Nov. 29• 6 p.m., benefit gospel singing for the David Neal family at New Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2242 Caudle Mill Road, Yadkinville, with the Rev. Jesse Hunt. Bring canned food and nonperishables. An offering will also be received for the family. Nov. 30• 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. ,Elkin First United Methodist Church will have

ELKIN — Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Stroke Care Coordinator Emily Parks RN, CCRN and Emergency Medical Services Assistant Director Myron Waddell RN, BSN, EMT-P lead a nationally web-based presentation on behalf of the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative on Oct. 29.
Mary G. George MD, MSPH, FACS, FAHA, senior medical officer and deput

Local hospital, EMS personnel lead presentation

ELKIN — Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Stroke Care Coordinator Emily Parks RN, CCRN and Emergency Medical Services Assistant Director Myron Waddell RN, BSN, EMT-P lead a nationally web-based presentation on behalf of the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative on Oct. 29. Mary G. George MD, MSPH, FACS, FAHA, senior medical officer and deput

On Oct. 27, the Friends of the Elkin Public Library made a special presentation at the Ark. The Friends donated bookshelves and filled them with books for the children and families to use while living at the Ark.
The project was the brainchild of Carol Vanderpool, a member of the Elkin Public Library staff. She had seen some similar projects, plac

Friends create library for Ark

On Oct. 27, the Friends of the Elkin Public Library made a special presentation at the Ark. The Friends donated bookshelves and filled them with books for the children and families to use while living at the Ark. The project was the brainchild of Carol Vanderpool, a member of the Elkin Public Library staff. She had seen some similar projects, plac

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Maxine Burgess Davis received a master's degree in Christian ministries from Liberty University, Lynchburg, in May. She is a theologian and has graduated from the Baptist Theological Seminary of Liberty University on Oct. 23, and received a B.S. degree in religion from L.U. in May 2012.
Davis graduated from Starmount High Sc

Davis graduates

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Maxine Burgess Davis received a master's degree in Christian ministries from Liberty University, Lynchburg, in May. She is a theologian and has graduated from the Baptist Theological Seminary of Liberty University on Oct. 23, and received a B.S. degree in religion from L.U. in May 2012. Davis graduated from Starmount High Sc

JONESVILLE — The Yadkin Valley Senior Center in Jonesville will host a Christmas Craft and Gift Show on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is organized by the Jonesville Historical Society.
One of Santa's helpers will be there from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday for photos and gift orders.
A limited number of vendor spaces remai

Senior center to host Christmas Craft and Gift Show

JONESVILLE — The Yadkin Valley Senior Center in Jonesville will host a Christmas Craft and Gift Show on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is organized by the Jonesville Historical Society. One of Santa's helpers will be there from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday for photos and gift orders. A limited number of vendor spaces remai

Autumn brings the fall of tree seed

RALEIGH — This autumn, tons of seed from many different tree species have hit the ground in record amounts. And squirrels weren't the only ones looking for it. N.C. Forest Service staff from across the state collected the seed used to grow more than 50 types of tree seedlings for the agency's nursery program. The NCFS sells these native seed

Community calendar

Nov. 24-25• 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Surry Community College Clay Club is offering a holiday fundraiser pottery sale in the J Building, first floor lobby, on the Dobson campus. There will be a large variety of handcrafted gifts and decor for the holidays available for purchase. The money raised will support a club field trip to Washington, D.C.

Church calendar

Nov. 24• 5 to 7 p.m., free community meal at Christ Lutheran Church, 451 Winston Road, Jonesville. This month's menu includes ham, green beans, potatoes and desserts. Nov. 29• 6 p.m., benefit gospel singing for the David Neal family at New Bethel Pentecostal Holiness Church, 2242 Caudle Mill Road, Yadkinville, with the Rev. Jesse Hunt.

Birthdays are a way for these Casstevens brothers and sisters to get together and catch up with each other. Each are older than 80 years, and all of the brothers are veterans. Visiting recently are, seated, from left, Billy Ray Casstevens, Nellie Casstevens Vestal, Ellen Casstevens Cheek, Frank Casstevens; and, standing, Ernest Casstevens and Tommy

Siblings celebrate birthdays

Birthdays are a way for these Casstevens brothers and sisters to get together and catch up with each other. Each are older than 80 years, and all of the brothers are veterans. Visiting recently are, seated, from left, Billy Ray Casstevens, Nellie Casstevens Vestal, Ellen Casstevens Cheek, Frank Casstevens; and, standing, Ernest Casstevens and Tommy

Town of Elkin employee Randy Gilliam makes sure a holiday wreath is placed securely atop the street lamp on Main Street in downtown Elkin Thursday morning as town employees got downtown in the holiday spirit.
Gary Childress, an Elkin employee, places a wreath atop a street lamp Thursday morning as the town decorated for the holidays.

Hanging of the greens

Town of Elkin employee Randy Gilliam makes sure a holiday wreath is placed securely atop the street lamp on Main Street in downtown Elkin Thursday morning as town employees got downtown in the holiday spirit. Gary Childress, an Elkin employee, places a wreath atop a street lamp Thursday morning as the town decorated for the holidays.

WorkForce Carolina has taken a new name — WorkForce Unlimited

MOUNT AIRY — WorkForce Carolina, Inc., a full service staffing firm, announced that it will begin operating under the name of its affiliate staffing firm, WorkForce Unlimited, LLC. The name change will be effective Dec. 22. WorkForce Unlimited was founded by WorkForce Carolina owner and operator, Teresa Lewis, in March 2013 to focus on market

There's still time to select a 2015 Medicare drug plan

RALEIGH — Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and the staff of SHIIP, the Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program, are reminding Medicare beneficiaries of a very important deadline. The Annual Election Period to review, compare and Medicare prescription drug coverage ends Dec. 7. Medicare beneficiaries are encouraged to call SHIIP at

Mountain Park Elementary School holds hat day to support United Fund recently.

Hat day held

Mountain Park Elementary School holds hat day to support United Fund recently.





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