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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.

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Surry County Commissioner Eddie Harris greets Elkin Town Commissioner Bob Norton Thursday during an elected officials meet and greet session hosted by the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce at Cedarbrook Country Club. The event was held to give chamber members a chance to meet new and incumbent elected officials for Surry and Yadkin counties.
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Chamber hosts meet and greet

Surry County Commissioner Eddie Harris greets Elkin Town Commissioner Bob Norton Thursday during an elected officials meet and greet session hosted by the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce at Cedarbrook Country Club. The event was held to give chamber members a chance to meet new and incumbent elected officials for Surry and Yadkin counties. Steva

East Surry athlete airlifted following wreck

PILOT MOUNTAIN — An East Surry High School athlete was airlifted in critical condition following a single-vehicle car accident Saturday afternoon. Christian Gage Edwards, 17, of Pinnacle, was traveling on Old Winston Road away from Old 52 Bypass east of Pilot Mountain at about 1:45 p.m., when he came out of a curve into a straightaway and ov

East Surry athlete airlifted following wreck

PILOT MOUNTAIN — An East Surry High School athlete was airlifted in critical condition following a single-vehicle car accident Saturday afternoon. Christian Gage Edwards, 17, of Pinnacle, was traveling on Old Winston Road away from Old 52 Bypass east of Pilot Mountain at about 1:45 p.m., when he came out of a curve into a straightaway and ov

Letter to the editor

To the editor: The Tribune and reporters are to be commended for recent recognitions of women in our community who … visibly and perhaps not so visible … are making a difference with the very essence of who they are. Thank You! However … would like to take a small issue with the latest re Two Women who have stood “on the c

Letter to the editor

To the editor: Elkin Fencing Team consists of two and sometimes three parts, which are called A, B, C team. Only a three person team can fence per round and when there is more than three per team the others can only fence when allowed to sub in, which means less fencing bouts for the sub and lower ranking at the end of season individual championsh

What makes a school board effective? School board members have a commitment to a vision of high expectations for student achievement. The board members have strong shared beliefs and values about every student's ability to learn. They support educators in their endeavor to teach all children at high levels. They are data directed in their decisions

January is school board appreciation month

What makes a school board effective? School board members have a commitment to a vision of high expectations for student achievement. The board members have strong shared beliefs and values about every student's ability to learn. They support educators in their endeavor to teach all children at high levels. They are data directed in their decisions

Birth announcement

Bentley Thomas MahoneyCasey and Matthew Mahoney of Thurmond announce the birth of their son, Bentley Thomas, on Jan. 11 at 8:19 p.m. at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and measuring 21.5 inches in length. The grandparents are Gary and Monique Lisowski of Thurmond, Doug and Roseann Foor of Loxahatchee, Florida, and Geof

Community Calendar

Jan. 30• 10:15 a.m., 2 & 3 year olds Pre-school Story Hour will be “Out of the Box.” Call 336-835-5586. • 11:15 a.m., 4 & 5 year olds Pre-school Story Hour will be “Out of the Box.” Call 336-835-5586. Jan. 31• 10 a.m. until, baseball card fundraiser for Carol Casstevens, wife of Butch Casstevens w

Monday night was a time for grown girls to share their stories and inspire younger girls, as the second annual Girls EmPowering Girls symposium was held in downtown Elkin.
Nearly 50 girls girls came out to the symposium to hear speakers share messages of encouragement and success with them.
Misty Matthews, one of the founders of the event, said t

Girls inspired by messages

Monday night was a time for grown girls to share their stories and inspire younger girls, as the second annual Girls EmPowering Girls symposium was held in downtown Elkin. Nearly 50 girls girls came out to the symposium to hear speakers share messages of encouragement and success with them. Misty Matthews, one of the founders of the event, said t

Church calendar

Feb. 13• 6:30 p.m., Swaims Baptist Church Ladies Auxiliary will have a “Valentines Dinner.” Spaghetti, lasagna, salad, deserts and drinks will be served. Carry-out is available at 6:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted. Fundraiser will be held in church fellowship hall. Bring a spouse, friend or relative. There will be bingo, with l

Church calendar

Jan. 28• 7 p.m., Second Chance Church will hold its annual Month of Revival. Speaker will be Pastor Joe Mayes. Church located at 449 Bear Creek Church Road, Dobson. Feb. 13• 6:30 p.m., Swaims Baptist Church Ladies Auxiliary will have a “Valentines Dinner.” Spaghetti, lasagna, salad, deserts and drinks will be served. Carry-

Elkin Elementary announces honor roll

Elkin Elementary School has announced its first semester honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year. Fourth Grade A — Connor Ball, Sophia Barron, Matthew Beshears, Maddox Bovender, Paul Brinegar, Major Bryant, Beau Callahan, Maddie Chappell, Ethan Ford, Zach Hawkins, Josie Hoyle, Matthew Pelkey, Raven Poindexter, Mia Reinhardt, Lauren Sidden,

PILOT MOUNTAIN — After 25 years in business, Discount Builders Supply is getting new ownership, a new name and a new look, but will retain its familiar faces.
The change in ownership will take place Thursday when Taylor and Leah Baker of Pilot Mountain officially take over the business that has been owned and operated by Ron Moorefield since

Discount Builders gets new ownership, new name

PILOT MOUNTAIN — After 25 years in business, Discount Builders Supply is getting new ownership, a new name and a new look, but will retain its familiar faces. The change in ownership will take place Thursday when Taylor and Leah Baker of Pilot Mountain officially take over the business that has been owned and operated by Ron Moorefield since

Community Calendar

Jan. 29• 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. Jan. 30• 10:15 a.m., 2 & 3 year olds Pre-school Story Hour will

After watching the “Hot Chocolate” segment from “The Polar Express,” Mountain Park Elementary School kindergartners enjoyed an adding activity called “A Mug of Math” using marshmallows and “pretend” cups printed on paper. Students added those “in” the cup to those placed on the 10 frame. T

Counting marshmallows

After watching the “Hot Chocolate” segment from “The Polar Express,” Mountain Park Elementary School kindergartners enjoyed an adding activity called “A Mug of Math” using marshmallows and “pretend” cups printed on paper. Students added those “in” the cup to those placed on the 10 frame. T

East Bend student named to JMU dean's list

HARRISONBURG, Virginia — East Bend resident, Natalie Ann Hardy, has been named to the dean's list at James Madison University for the spring 2014 semester. Students who earn dean's list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of between 3.5 and 3.899. Hardy is a sophomore whose major is interdisc liberal studies - BS.

Third-grade students at Mountain Park Elementary SChool enjoyed a lesson on physical changes and states of matter. Students used Oreos, chocolate and sprinkles to discover how adding heat changed the chocolate from a solid to a liquid. After dipping the Oreos in the liquid chocolate, students created a suspension by adding sprinkles. The cookies we

Studying matter tastes good

Third-grade students at Mountain Park Elementary SChool enjoyed a lesson on physical changes and states of matter. Students used Oreos, chocolate and sprinkles to discover how adding heat changed the chocolate from a solid to a liquid. After dipping the Oreos in the liquid chocolate, students created a suspension by adding sprinkles. The cookies we

Mountain Park Elementary School third-graders test the friction of wearing their sneakers vs. wearing flips flops on carpet, tile and concrete. Then they held a discussion about which was easier or harder and why. Third-graders discovered why students should wear sneakers to school.
Mountain Park Elementary School third-graders test the friction o

Which shoes are easier?

Mountain Park Elementary School third-graders test the friction of wearing their sneakers vs. wearing flips flops on carpet, tile and concrete. Then they held a discussion about which was easier or harder and why. Third-graders discovered why students should wear sneakers to school. Mountain Park Elementary School third-graders test the friction o

Kindergartners at Mountain Park Elementary School responded with a spontaneous “OOOHHH!” when they saw Superintendent Dr. Travis Reeves and school board members, Clark Goings, Earlie Coe and Dr. Terri Mosley, dressed in their chef hats and aprons serving lunch in the school's cafeteria.

School board turned chef

Kindergartners at Mountain Park Elementary School responded with a spontaneous “OOOHHH!” when they saw Superintendent Dr. Travis Reeves and school board members, Clark Goings, Earlie Coe and Dr. Terri Mosley, dressed in their chef hats and aprons serving lunch in the school's cafeteria.





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