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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

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

Hatchery supported trout waters closed to fishing

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will close about 1,000 miles of hatchery supported trout waters to fishing one-half hour after sunset on Feb. 28 and reopen them at 7 a.m. on April 4. While fishing is closed, commission personnel will stock all hatchery supported trout waters in preparation for opening day. Staff stocks hatch

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

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Garris celebrated 50 years of marriage on Jan. 25. They were honored with a reception on this date by family and friends at Flat Rock Baptist Church, Hamptonville.
The couple met at Surry Central High School in Dobson. They have two children, Robert Garris of Troutman and Joyce Brown and husband Jeff of Hamptonville. They have o

Garris couple celebrates 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Garris celebrated 50 years of marriage on Jan. 25. They were honored with a reception on this date by family and friends at Flat Rock Baptist Church, Hamptonville. The couple met at Surry Central High School in Dobson. They have two children, Robert Garris of Troutman and Joyce Brown and husband Jeff of Hamptonville. They have o

MLK, Parks to be remembered

JONESVILLE — A program honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks will be held Saturday at noon in Jonesville's Yadkin Valley Senior Center. Coordinated by Clarence Gray Sr. and Mrs. Carrie Martin, the program will feature a skit and music by the Wesley Chapel-Piney Grove Praise Choir with Carrie Martin and Tammy Burns. Shanon G. Smith o

Letter to editor

To the editor, My name is Nikki Cline, mother of Gage Edwards. I speak on behalf of the Cline, Santoro, and Edwards families. I wish I could write personal thank yous to the literally thousands of people who have been there for us over these last weeks, but I hope this letter will suffice. We would like to say thank you to our community as well as

Libraries announce annual photo contest

The Northwestern Regional Library has announced its upcoming ninth annual traveling photography contest to be held on April 7 at the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library in Pilot Mountain. The contest is open to all registered patrons of the member libraries of Northwestern Regional Library System. A person may register for a library card at any bran

Dobson author releases sequel of her romance series

DOBSON — Author Jayme Moore Llewellyn announces the nationwide release of her new Christian, romance novel, “In Due Time,” which is a sequel to “Virtuous” of the “Genesis Two Eighteen” series. “In Due Time” is the story of Elizabeth Patrick, who is the sister and personal secretary of major lea

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

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

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.

MLK, Parks to be remembered

JONESVILLE — A program honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks will be held Saturday at noon in Jonesville's Yadkin Valley Senior Center. Coordinated by Clarence Gray Sr. and Mrs. Carrie Martin, the program will feature a skit and music by the Wesley Chapel-Piney Grove Praise Choir with Carrie Martin and Tammy Burns. Shanon G. Smith o

Mountain Park Elementary School fifth-graders go on a pirate treasure hunt by plotting points on a coordinate plane. Here, Karson Crouse, Noah Norman and Abigail Garza enjoy their hunt. Picture 2 features Laila Vo
Mountain Park Elementary School fifth-graders go on a pirate treasure hunt by plotting points on a coordinate plane. Here, Laila Vo sho

It's a treasure hunt, mateys

Mountain Park Elementary School fifth-graders go on a pirate treasure hunt by plotting points on a coordinate plane. Here, Karson Crouse, Noah Norman and Abigail Garza enjoy their hunt. Picture 2 features Laila Vo Mountain Park Elementary School fifth-graders go on a pirate treasure hunt by plotting points on a coordinate plane. Here, Laila Vo sho

Public Records

LAND TRANSFERS In recording deeds, the state of North Carolina does not require that the amount paid for property be stated on the deed. However, a tax stamp at the rate of $2 per $1,000 valuation or fraction is thereof affixed to each deed. The Stokes County Register of Deeds recorded the following deeds: BIG CREEK TOWNSHIP: Bruce V. Tilley an

Community Calendar

Feb. 25• 11 a.m. to noon, rescheduled event for Melva Houston's Billie Holiday Tribute at Surry Community College. Melva Houston, a jazz and blues performer from Mount Airy, will perform songs from legendary jazz singer Billy Holiday or “Lady Day,” in celebration of Black History Month. This is a free event and open to the public.

Twins Earleen East and Lorene Nixon celebrated their 94th birthdays on Feb. 15 with family and friends at Friendship Fellowship Hall in Elkin.
They are the daughters of William Garl and Anna Swaim Harris of Elkin. They grew up and attended school in Elkin.
Earleen is the widow of Elmer East, and she has five children, Wayne East of Hamptonville,

Twins turn 94

Twins Earleen East and Lorene Nixon celebrated their 94th birthdays on Feb. 15 with family and friends at Friendship Fellowship Hall in Elkin. They are the daughters of William Garl and Anna Swaim Harris of Elkin. They grew up and attended school in Elkin. Earleen is the widow of Elmer East, and she has five children, Wayne East of Hamptonville,

MOUNT AIRY — Mike Brannock of WorkForce Unlimited was selected as one of the 40 Leaders Under 40 by The Business Journal. The 40 Leaders Under 40 were recognized at a reception Feb. 19 at the Bryan School of Business at UNC-Greensboro.
The winners were selected as the best and brightest leaders in the Greater Triad Region who are under the a

Brannock named as one of the 40 Leaders Under 40

MOUNT AIRY — Mike Brannock of WorkForce Unlimited was selected as one of the 40 Leaders Under 40 by The Business Journal. The 40 Leaders Under 40 were recognized at a reception Feb. 19 at the Bryan School of Business at UNC-Greensboro. The winners were selected as the best and brightest leaders in the Greater Triad Region who are under the a

Community Calendar

Feb. 26• 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. • 5 to 7 p.m., the Elkin Public Library will host a Digital Presence





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