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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

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

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,

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

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-

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

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.

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.

McCulloch graduates from Clemson University

CLEMSON, S.C. — Diana Macon McCulloch of Elkin graduated Dec. 18, 2014, from Clemson University. McCulloch graduated with a Bachelor of Science in management. She was among 1,300 students who received degrees in ceremonies in Littlejohn Coliseum. Ranked No. 20 among national public universities, Clemson University is a major, land-grant, sc

Mountain Park Elementary School third-graders were given the task to build a ramp using any available resources. They were then given a car to run down the ramp. Students measured the distance in inches that the car traveled on carpet, tile, wax paper and sandpaper. They then completed a data record and explained on which surface the car went farth

Friction slows travel

Mountain Park Elementary School third-graders were given the task to build a ramp using any available resources. They were then given a car to run down the ramp. Students measured the distance in inches that the car traveled on carpet, tile, wax paper and sandpaper. They then completed a data record and explained on which surface the car went farth

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

Town board agenda announced

Two items will be brought before the Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners for discussion and possible action at its January meeting, to be held Monday at 7 p.m. in the basement meeting room of Town Hall. One of those items is an inter-local agreement with Surry County 911 Communications Center, which is an agreement the town and county center int

Church calendar

Jan. 26• 5 to 7 p.m., free community meal at Christ Lutheran Church, 421 Winston Road, Jonesville. This month's menu is soup, sandwiches and desserts. 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. April 9-11• Pl

Community Calendar

Jan. 26• 6 to 8 p.m., DivorceCare, a support group, will begin meeting every Monday at 147 Carter Mill Road, Elkin. Those attending can find support and information if they are hurting from the pain of separation and/or divorce. For more information, call 336-244-4682. Jan. 27• 6 to 8 p.m., Surry County Extension Master Gardeners will

Ellie Claire DimmetteSamantha Dimmette and Ryan High of State Road announce the birth of a daughter, Ellie Claire Dimmette, on Dec. 23, 2014, at 4:45 p.m. at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and measuring 20 inches in length.
The grandparents are Maverick and Nancy Dimmette of State Road and Greg and Lisha High of Dobso

Birth announcement

Ellie Claire DimmetteSamantha Dimmette and Ryan High of State Road announce the birth of a daughter, Ellie Claire Dimmette, on Dec. 23, 2014, at 4:45 p.m. at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and measuring 20 inches in length. The grandparents are Maverick and Nancy Dimmette of State Road and Greg and Lisha High of Dobso

Clingman Medical Center offering scholarship

RONDA — The Clingman Medical Center board members announce the fourth annual scholarship opportunity for a local student/applicant showing an interest in the medical field. The Clingman Medical Center is in the Clingman community, centrally located to assist patients from Wilkes, Yadkin and Surry counties, and is an associate of Hugh Chatham

Church calendar

Jan. 25• 10:45 a.m., Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Elkin, 593 Pleasant Hill Drive, will celebrate Baptist Men's Day. Jerry Moore, former football coach at Appalachian State University, will be guest speaker. • 11 a.m., Second Chance Church will have a singing with Cross Anchored. Church located at 449 Bear Creek Church Road, Dobson.

Why are local school boards necessary? Through the operation of the local board of education, the control of education is kept close to the people of the community.
Local school boards keep the public schools in the possession of the public. In any given county, city or special school district the local board is the “voice of the people.R

January is school board appreciation month

Why are local school boards necessary? Through the operation of the local board of education, the control of education is kept close to the people of the community. Local school boards keep the public schools in the possession of the public. In any given county, city or special school district the local board is the “voice of the people.R

Community Calendar

Jan. 23• 10:15 a.m., 2 & 3 year olds Pre-school Story Hour will be “Penguins & Polar Bears.” Call 336-835-5586. • 11:15 a.m., 4 & 5 year olds Pre-school Story Hour will be “Penguins & Polar Bears.” Call 336-835-5586. Jan. 24• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be a baseball card benefit at Hibb

HPU announces dean's list recipients

HIGH POINT — High Point University announces the students who have qualified for the dean's list for the fall 2014 semester. Students who made the dean's list have maintained a 3.5 GPA or higher. Area students who have received dean's list certificates are Sarah Colbert and Harold Coley, both of Elkin; and Johnathan Stroud of State Road.





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