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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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Yadkin Valley Rotary holds its weekly breakfast meeting at the Fairfield Inn and Suites each Wednesday morning. This week the group featured guest speaker Dottie Jackson from Yadkin County United Fund who shared a video featuring several of the 29 agencies the fund supports locally including Meals on Wheels and YMCA. For informatio

Jackson speaks at Rotary

Submitted photo Yadkin Valley Rotary holds its weekly breakfast meeting at the Fairfield Inn and Suites each Wednesday morning. This week the group featured guest speaker Dottie Jackson from Yadkin County United Fund who shared a video featuring several of the 29 agencies the fund supports locally including Meals on Wheels and YMCA. For informatio

Ralph James Martin named CEO of Civitas Media

DAVIDSON — Civitas Media, a publisher of more than 100 community newspapers in 12 states, including The Pilot, The Elkin Tribune and The Yadkin Ripple, announced today the appointment of Ralph James Martin as chief executive officer. Martin was recruited by Versa Capital Management, LLC (Versa), the company's controlling shareholder. Martin

Birth announcement

Brantley James CaveRandy J. and Amy R. Cave of Dobson announce the birth of a son, Brantley James, on Jan. 16 at 5:17 p.m. at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, weighing 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and measuring 22 inches in length. He has four siblings, Alexis, Andrew, Sadie and Riley. The grandparents are Gayle Cave of Dobson, Jenny and Steve Triplett of M

Young girls will get a glimpse of what they can accomplish as women in the second annual Girls EmPowering Girls Symposium, set to take place Monday in downtown Elkin.
The free symposium is designed to bring young ladies, ages 9 to 18 from Surry, Wilkes, Yadkin and surrounding areas, together to enjoy a meal, hear the stories of successful women in

Speakers to inspire young girls at free event

Young girls will get a glimpse of what they can accomplish as women in the second annual Girls EmPowering Girls Symposium, set to take place Monday in downtown Elkin. The free symposium is designed to bring young ladies, ages 9 to 18 from Surry, Wilkes, Yadkin and surrounding areas, together to enjoy a meal, hear the stories of successful women in

Community Calendar

Jan. 22• 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. 23• 10:15 a.m., 2 & 3 year olds Pre-school Story Hour will

ECA scholarships available

DOBSON — Surry County Extension and Community Association (ECA) members have announced they are accepting applications for the 2015 North Central District Extension and Community Association scholarships. The $800 scholarships are given to a youth and an adult who are continuing their education beyond the high school level in any field of st

Church calendar

Jan. 21• 7 p.m., Second Chance Church will hold its annual Month of Revival. Speaker will be Pastor Willie Bryant. Church located at 449 Bear Creek Church Road, Dobson. Jan. 25• 10:45 a.m., Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Elkin, 593 Pleasant Hill Drive, will celebrat Baptist Men's Day. Jerry Moore, former football coach at Appalachian

RALEIGH — More than 90 of the state's 115 local superintendents stood together last week in a historic showing of unity to unveil the “North Carolina Guide to Strengthening Our Public Schools.” The guide, created with participation and support from superintendents of all North Carolina's school districts, reflects priorities for e

Superintendents unveil guide to strengthening N.C. Public Schools

RALEIGH — More than 90 of the state's 115 local superintendents stood together last week in a historic showing of unity to unveil the “North Carolina Guide to Strengthening Our Public Schools.” The guide, created with participation and support from superintendents of all North Carolina's school districts, reflects priorities for e





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