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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.

Latest Stories by Wendy Byerly Wood

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PILOT MOUNTAIN — An East Surry sophomore was transported to the hospital following a single-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon just three or four miles from his home.
Sterling Sy Bohannon, 16, of 485 Old Highway 52 South, Mount Airy, was traveling south on Old 52 when he lost control of the Lexus car he was driving near Wood Hill Lane, and

Wreck sends student to hospital

PILOT MOUNTAIN — An East Surry sophomore was transported to the hospital following a single-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon just three or four miles from his home. Sterling Sy Bohannon, 16, of 485 Old Highway 52 South, Mount Airy, was traveling south on Old 52 when he lost control of the Lexus car he was driving near Wood Hill Lane, and

PILOT MOUNTAIN — An East Surry sophomore and wrestler was transported to a hospital following a single-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon just three or four miles from his home.
Sterling Sy Bohannon, 16, of 485 Old Highway 52 South, Mount Airy, was traveling south on Old 52 when the Lexus he was driving near Wood Hill Lane left the right si

Wreck sends student to hospital

PILOT MOUNTAIN — An East Surry sophomore and wrestler was transported to a hospital following a single-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon just three or four miles from his home. Sterling Sy Bohannon, 16, of 485 Old Highway 52 South, Mount Airy, was traveling south on Old 52 when the Lexus he was driving near Wood Hill Lane left the right si

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners wasted no time in selecting a resident to fill the commissioner seat left vacant when Dwight Atkins moved to the mayor's post last month.
After hearing a presentation by all of the candidates for the position, the board last week voted to appoint Kimberly Quinn to the post, a local C

Pilot board selects new member

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners wasted no time in selecting a resident to fill the commissioner seat left vacant when Dwight Atkins moved to the mayor's post last month. After hearing a presentation by all of the candidates for the position, the board last week voted to appoint Kimberly Quinn to the post, a local C

Lee Ann Womack, Trampled By Turtles to perform at MerleFest 2015

WILKESBORO — MerleFest, slated for April 23-26, 2015, has announced Grammy-winning country vocalist Lee Ann Womack and festival circuit favorites Trampled By Turtles as part of the music festival's lineup. The four-day event, an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans, will once again take place on the campus of Wilkes Community Colleg

MOUNT AIRY — The Elkin Elementary School girls running program, G-Force, ran in the Rosy Cheeks 5k on Saturday in Mount Airy. Eight girls in the G-Force program competed in the 3.1-mile race.
G-Force girls completed the race by running and run/walking. The fastest times of the group were 26:03 by Maggie Hall, followed by Jade Byerly in 29:43

G-Force runs the Rosy Cheeks 5k

MOUNT AIRY — The Elkin Elementary School girls running program, G-Force, ran in the Rosy Cheeks 5k on Saturday in Mount Airy. Eight girls in the G-Force program competed in the 3.1-mile race. G-Force girls completed the race by running and run/walking. The fastest times of the group were 26:03 by Maggie Hall, followed by Jade Byerly in 29:43

GREENSBORO — The Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation was held Dec. 7-9 at the Sheraton Four Seasons and Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. Yadkin County Farm Bureau President Justin Somers was recognized among his peers at the Presidents' and Agents' Luncheon.
Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten presented

Yadkin president honored

GREENSBORO — The Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation was held Dec. 7-9 at the Sheraton Four Seasons and Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. Yadkin County Farm Bureau President Justin Somers was recognized among his peers at the Presidents' and Agents' Luncheon. Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten presented

RALEIGH — Seven North Carolina high school students won highest honors in the statewide Hop on the BUS! Business Plan competition.
The students attend Walter M. Williams (Burlington), Starmount (Boonville), and Jordan Matthews (Siler City) high schools. More than 500 students, making up 150 plus teams, participated in the competition. The wi

Starmount partners winners in fall statewide competition

RALEIGH — Seven North Carolina high school students won highest honors in the statewide Hop on the BUS! Business Plan competition. The students attend Walter M. Williams (Burlington), Starmount (Boonville), and Jordan Matthews (Siler City) high schools. More than 500 students, making up 150 plus teams, participated in the competition. The wi

Elkin Elementary School has been very busy helping out the community the last couple of months.
Our guidance character education lessons have been centered on compassion through empathy and kindness. We have tried to focus on helping our neighbors and asking the question of what we can do to make our community a better place.
In November, the EES

Elkin Elementary reaching out to the community

Elkin Elementary School has been very busy helping out the community the last couple of months. Our guidance character education lessons have been centered on compassion through empathy and kindness. We have tried to focus on helping our neighbors and asking the question of what we can do to make our community a better place. In November, the EES

Copeland Elementary School Spelling Bee winners have been announced. The 2014-2015 school Spelling Bee champion is Emily Spicer. Aidan Norman is the grade level winner for fifth grade. The fourth-grade winner is Josh Pardue. These three will represent Copeland Elementary at the Surry County Spelling Bee in February. Pictured are, back row, Principa

Copeland top spellers named

Copeland Elementary School Spelling Bee winners have been announced. The 2014-2015 school Spelling Bee champion is Emily Spicer. Aidan Norman is the grade level winner for fifth grade. The fourth-grade winner is Josh Pardue. These three will represent Copeland Elementary at the Surry County Spelling Bee in February. Pictured are, back row, Principa

DOBSON — Eight students recently graduated from Surry Community College's Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program with a 100-percent pass rate on the State Comprehensive Written Examination administered by the North Carolina Department of Justice, Criminal Standards Division.
“I want to congratulate the Surry Community College BL

SCC Basic Law Enforcement graduates earn perfect pass rate

DOBSON — Eight students recently graduated from Surry Community College's Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program with a 100-percent pass rate on the State Comprehensive Written Examination administered by the North Carolina Department of Justice, Criminal Standards Division. “I want to congratulate the Surry Community College BL

The third-grade classes at Mountain Park Elementary School celebrated Andrew Moore's successful internship with S'Mores. Moore has completed his internship through Lees-McRae where he is getting his elementary education degree. He is now leaving Mountain Park to do his student teaching in first grade at Dobson Elementary. Moore was a third-grade st

S'Mores for Moore

The third-grade classes at Mountain Park Elementary School celebrated Andrew Moore's successful internship with S'Mores. Moore has completed his internship through Lees-McRae where he is getting his elementary education degree. He is now leaving Mountain Park to do his student teaching in first grade at Dobson Elementary. Moore was a third-grade st

The annual Elkin City Schools Legislative Luncheon was held Dec. 12 at Elkin High School. The legislative luncheon theme for this year was “175 Years of Public Schools.”
“175 Years of Public Schools” focused on the importance of public schools from their beginning in 1776 to the importance of public schools in today's socie

Elkin City Schools holds 2014 Legislative Luncheon

The annual Elkin City Schools Legislative Luncheon was held Dec. 12 at Elkin High School. The legislative luncheon theme for this year was “175 Years of Public Schools.” “175 Years of Public Schools” focused on the importance of public schools from their beginning in 1776 to the importance of public schools in today's socie

NCDMV announces holiday business hours

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles' driver license offices and license plate agencies will be closed from Dec. 24 through Dec. 27 in observance of the Christmas holiday. All driver license office and agency locations will resume normal business hours on Dec. 29. In addition, all office locations will be closed on Jan. 1,

Christmas service provides escape from being merry

Christmas is not always a jolly time for everyone. Life's circumstances, such as death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job, depression, poverty and loneliness, create honest feelings that are less than joyful as the world around them screams to be merry. First United Methodist Church, Elkin, is offering an opportunity for those who wish to take

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners wasted no time in selecting a resident to fill the commissioner seat left vacant when Dwight Atkins moved to the mayor's post last month.
In the last week and a half, the town has been accepting applications from interested citizens who wanted to put their name in the hat for a possi

Quinn appointed as commissioner

PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Pilot Mountain Board of Commissioners wasted no time in selecting a resident to fill the commissioner seat left vacant when Dwight Atkins moved to the mayor's post last month. In the last week and a half, the town has been accepting applications from interested citizens who wanted to put their name in the hat for a possi

Don't be a Grinch, support the zombies

Creatures of science fiction may not be everyone's cup of tea, but when these “creatures” are making sure children in the community are going to experience a Christmas celebration that they might not otherwise have, then they should be supported rather than chastised for their sci-fi theme. For the second year, the Zombie Response team

Foothills Food Pantry seeks community support for matching funds challenge

DOBSON — Foothills Food Pantry is among 18 food assistance organizations across Northwest North Carolina selected to receive up to $500 each in matching funds through a challenge grant opportunity provided by Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC. “These funds will be used to help more than 9000 needy families in Surry County in 201

November Star Bus Riders at Mountain Park Elementary School are Hector Nava and Dario Bello.

Bus riders recognized

November Star Bus Riders at Mountain Park Elementary School are Hector Nava and Dario Bello.

Karson Crouse, Spencer LeClair, Kayden Gage and Brian Villegas enjoy refreshments.
Natalee Payne and Lakken Cline shared their essays at DARE graduation ceremonies at Mountain Park Elementary School on Nov. 21. After receiving their diplomas from Deputy Eric Latza, students and their guests enjoyed cake and red punch together.

DARE students graduate

Karson Crouse, Spencer LeClair, Kayden Gage and Brian Villegas enjoy refreshments. Natalee Payne and Lakken Cline shared their essays at DARE graduation ceremonies at Mountain Park Elementary School on Nov. 21. After receiving their diplomas from Deputy Eric Latza, students and their guests enjoyed cake and red punch together.





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