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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

Erik Dahlager and Bob Hillyer install the directional signs on a new trail sign at the intersection of East Main and East Market streets.

Trail sign erected

Erik Dahlager and Bob Hillyer install the directional signs on a new trail sign at the intersection of East Main and East Market streets.

Church calendar

Now-April 19• 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays, Millers Creek Baptist Church will present worship art exhibit “Encounters with God: Biblical Scenes of Worship and Transformation.” Exhibit will be open in the main hallway of Millers Creek Baptist Church, 5100 Boone Trail, Millers Creek. Art was created by members of the chur

Community Calendar

April 1• 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Masquerade Jewelry and Accessories Sale with everything $5 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Medical Staff Conference Room. Sponsored by Volunteer & Auxiliary Departments. Cash, credit/debit & payroll deduction available. April 2• Book Babies programs at the Elkin Public Library will be at 10:15 a.m.

Abstract Church hosts a successful community Easter celebration Sunday evening at Elkin Park complete with egg hunting, free food and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Abstract Church hosts a successful community Easter celebration Sunday evening at Elkin Park complete with egg hunting, free food and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Alan Parsons, past

Easter celebration a success

Abstract Church hosts a successful community Easter celebration Sunday evening at Elkin Park complete with egg hunting, free food and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Abstract Church hosts a successful community Easter celebration Sunday evening at Elkin Park complete with egg hunting, free food and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Alan Parsons, past

Special guest Joan Osborne joins MerleFest 2015 Hillside Album Hour

WILKESBORO — MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 23-26, will host artist Joan Osborne as special guest lead vocalist for this year's Hillside Album Hour. The Hillside Album Hour — where a revered or iconic album is performed live from start to finish — has become one of the most anticipated regular performan

DOBSON — Surry Community College is highlighting careers in Computer-Integrated Machining, Electronics Engineering, Mechatronics, Engineering Design Technology and Welding during Advanced Manufacturing Day on April 14, as a part of the North Carolina Manufacturing Awareness Week, April 13-17.
SCC's Advanced Manufacturing Day will begin with

SCC hosts Advanced Manufacturing Day on April 14

DOBSON — Surry Community College is highlighting careers in Computer-Integrated Machining, Electronics Engineering, Mechatronics, Engineering Design Technology and Welding during Advanced Manufacturing Day on April 14, as a part of the North Carolina Manufacturing Awareness Week, April 13-17. SCC's Advanced Manufacturing Day will begin with

At Mountain Park Elementary School, Mrs. Arrington shows the class how to create their Cat in the Hat snack.
Joseph Love, Keyton Harris, Hector Nava, Keirra Shaw, Molly Moser, prekindergartners, work hard on their Cat in the Hats.
Joseph Love enjoys his snack.

Snacking on Cat in the Hats

At Mountain Park Elementary School, Mrs. Arrington shows the class how to create their Cat in the Hat snack. Joseph Love, Keyton Harris, Hector Nava, Keirra Shaw, Molly Moser, prekindergartners, work hard on their Cat in the Hats. Joseph Love enjoys his snack.

SCC's spring 2015 student art show opens April 2

DOBSON — The spring 2015 Student Art Show, sponsored by the Surry Community College Art Club, will feature a variety of artistic creations including graphic design, drawings, photography, ceramics and watercolor paintings. Associate of Fine Art Graduates Chelsea McCormick, Tyler Halstead, Rocio Leonides and Brandi Durham will be displaying th

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of High Country students was among just 36 teams from across the nation to exhibit their enterprising honeybee project recently at the White House Science Fair.
The Bee Aware NC team, composed of home-schooled students from the High Country, rubbed elbows with dignitaries and posed for a photo with President Barack

'Bee Aware' team exhibits at White House Science Fair

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of High Country students was among just 36 teams from across the nation to exhibit their enterprising honeybee project recently at the White House Science Fair. The Bee Aware NC team, composed of home-schooled students from the High Country, rubbed elbows with dignitaries and posed for a photo with President Barack

Kindergarten students at Copeland Elementary School had the honor of meeting local author and illustrator, Sue Barber. She came to read her recently published book, “Little Rabbit.” Barber is a retired Surry County Schools teaching assistant and is the great-aunt of Copeland kindergarten teacher, Emily Akers. The students enjoyed hearin

Barber shares stories

Kindergarten students at Copeland Elementary School had the honor of meeting local author and illustrator, Sue Barber. She came to read her recently published book, “Little Rabbit.” Barber is a retired Surry County Schools teaching assistant and is the great-aunt of Copeland kindergarten teacher, Emily Akers. The students enjoyed hearin

DOBSON — The Surry Community College Ambassador Scholars Program recognizes outstanding students who serve as public relations representatives by hosting visitors, conducting tours, supporting special events and setting an example of excellence for Surry students. The SCC Foundation established the Ambassadors program in 1993.
Ambassadors fo

SCC salutes student ambassadors for 2014-2015

DOBSON — The Surry Community College Ambassador Scholars Program recognizes outstanding students who serve as public relations representatives by hosting visitors, conducting tours, supporting special events and setting an example of excellence for Surry students. The SCC Foundation established the Ambassadors program in 1993. Ambassadors fo

Church calendar

Now-April 19• 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays, Millers Creek Baptist Church will present worship art exhibit “Encounters with God: Biblical Scenes of Worship and Transformation.” Exhibit will be open in the main hallway of Millers Creek Baptist Church, 5100 Boone Trail, Millers Creek. Art was created by members of the chur

Free SBC seminars announced for April

DOBSON — The Small Business Center at Surry Community College will be offering several free seminars and workshops in April at various locations in Surry and Yadkin counties. Getting It All Done in a Day - Time Management for Business will be examined in the seminar on April 7 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Surry Community College's Elkin Center. Tr

Community Calendar

March 30• 6 to 9 p.m., Opening an eBay Store will be explored in a hands-on course held at Center for Public Safety in Mount Airy. Participants will learn a step-by-step approach if they are ready to own an eBay store. Nick Hawks, an eBay education specialist, will be speaker. For more information, call 336-386-3452. March 30-31• 7 a.m

Basketball coach leaving role

PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry High School announced Saturday that Keith Gunter, head women's basketball coach, resigned the position on March 24, citing personal reasons; however, he will continue in his teaching position and coach the East Surry track team. He has served in the basketball coaching role for six years of service. School officia

Copeland Elementary School named Amy Snow as 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year. Snow has been an employee of Surry County Schools for 15 years. She spent her first five years with SCS working as a teaching assistant and has taught prekindergarten for the last 10 years. As a pre-k teacher she helps build in them a strong educational foundation. Snow has

Copeland educators of year named

Copeland Elementary School named Amy Snow as 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year. Snow has been an employee of Surry County Schools for 15 years. She spent her first five years with SCS working as a teaching assistant and has taught prekindergarten for the last 10 years. As a pre-k teacher she helps build in them a strong educational foundation. Snow has

RIDGEWAY, Va. — On March 21, the Elkin High School JROTC Raider team traveled two hours to Magna Vista High School in Ridgeway, Virginia, to compete against 27 of the best schools in the 4th Brigade.
The JROTC 4th Brigade is located at Fort Bragg and is composed of five states from Maryland to South Carolina. The Elkin JROTC Raiders left fro

Elkin Raiders compete strong in the 'Best of the Best'

RIDGEWAY, Va. — On March 21, the Elkin High School JROTC Raider team traveled two hours to Magna Vista High School in Ridgeway, Virginia, to compete against 27 of the best schools in the 4th Brigade. The JROTC 4th Brigade is located at Fort Bragg and is composed of five states from Maryland to South Carolina. The Elkin JROTC Raiders left fro

MerleFest 2015 continues popular Acoustic Kids Showcases

WILKESBORO — MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 23-26, announced the return of the Acoustic Kids Showcases to the 2015 festival. Young pickers and singers are encouraged to apply before the April 1 deadline in order to perform during the showcases. The Acoustic Kids Showcases allow the next generation of pickers, singe

Precinct changes could be made

PILOT MOUNTAIN — County election officials are considering combining and realigning a number of precincts in the municipalities this year, as well as the potential of opening a fourth early voting site slated for Pilot Mountain. But they want feedback from voters on their opinions on the changes, and are hosting four public input meetings for

Students at Mountain Park Elementary School celebrate Read Across America week.
Students at Mountain Park Elementary School celebrate Read Across America week.
Students at Mountain Park Elementary School celebrate Read Across America week.
Students at Mountain Park Elementary School celebrate Read Across America week.
Students at Mountain Park

Read Across America recognized

Students at Mountain Park Elementary School celebrate Read Across America week. Students at Mountain Park Elementary School celebrate Read Across America week. Students at Mountain Park Elementary School celebrate Read Across America week. Students at Mountain Park Elementary School celebrate Read Across America week. Students at Mountain Park





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