Address: 100 W. Main St., P.O. Box 223, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
Main Office: 336-368-2222
Primary Fax: 336-368-2244
General Manager, Adv. Manager/Regional Sales Director
Sandra Hurley has worked in the newspaper business for more than 30 years. She originally began her work in the mountains of North Carolina, followed by work in Williamson, WV and Clinton, NC. “I'm happy to be back in the western part of North Carolina, and closer to family,” she says. She serves as General Manager of The Mount Airy News and Regional Sales Director for The Mount Airy News, Elkin Tribune, Yadkin Ripple, The Stokes News, The Carroll News and The Jefferson Post. Hurley previously worked as publisher, advertising manager, circulation manager and editor for Mid-South Management and Heartland Publications. As those groups have grown into Civitas Media, Hurley has continued to serve the communities in which she has lived. College years focused on early childhood education, but after starting work at The Jefferson Post, in West Jefferson, N.C., she found that the newspaper industry was her love. She is a Mount Airy Rotarian and serves on the United Fund Board of Directors. She and her husband Will, live in the Dobson community and have two sons, Holden and Wes.
RESPONSIBILITIES: General Manager and Regional Sales Director
Wendy Byerly Wood
Wendy Byerly Wood, associate editor of The Mount Airy News and editor of The Pilot, has worked for The Mount Airy News since February 2001. She graduated from Brevard College with a Bachelor of Arts in English, during which time she worked a Christmas break internship at The Mount Airy News. She helps oversee the editorial division of The News, Simple Pleasures, mtairynews.com and numerous special products as well as editorial content for The Pilot. She is a member of the Bannertown Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary and the Pilot Mountain Civic Club, an associate member of the Ararat-Longhill Ruritan Club, and a past president and past member of the Mount Airy Jaycees. Wendy lives in the Longhill/Pilot Mountain community with her husband, Johnnie III, and their son, Jackson Kourtland.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Mt. Airy Associate Editor, The Pilot Editor