Couriering Clemmons — What was happening in 1976

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 28, 2018

Couriering the area this week in 1976 — The leases were signed and the financing was arranged clearing the way for construction to start on Westwood Village Shopping Center in Clemmons.

The Lewisville Branch Library was preparing to soon move into the new quarters across from Lewisville Elementary School.

The resident of Clemmons West neighborhood were looking into the establishment of a homeowners association like those operating in other local subdivisions.

Richard Lee Cockerham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence R. Cockerham (former Clemmons residents) was accepted as a cadet at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Elon College announced the “B” Dean’s list for the spring semester. Those from the area included were: Billy K. Cash, son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy N. Cash, Kevin Cea, son of Mrs. And Mrs. Carmen A. Cea and Rebecca A. Fowler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Fowler.

Bruce Allen Flint, of Clemmons, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Flint, was the recipient of this year’s Anthony Aston Society award for excellence in acting at Wake Forest University.

Timothy Thomas Vincent, of Clemmons, and a rising senior at Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, Virginia, was named captain of the school’s varsity soccer team for the 1976-77 session.

Members of the Southwest Forsyth Little League Major Division Phillies champions were: Kirk Essic, Joe Camp, Carl Brickman, Tim Doby, Tracy Melnik, Jim McDowell,  Jim Brandt, Brent Cardwell, Mark Collins, Donnie Overcash, Steve Hardister, Mike Hayes and Bob Fridy,  The manager was Gary Barney and coaches were Sam Hardister and John Brandt.

The Clemmons Yankees defeated the South Fork Senators 5-2 to win their first tournament game of the season in Southwest Little League Major Division action.

The Clemmons United Methodist Church was planning to unveil a historical highway marker July 4th.

Randy Hillman, a second year student at Duke Divinity School, arrived to serve as an associate pastor of Pine Grove United Methodist Church for the summer months.

Tanglewood sponsored the 4th annual Round-Robin Amateur Tennis Tournament for singles and doubles.