Couriering Clemmons — What was happening in 1973

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 5, 2018

Couriering the area this week in 1973 – Gary Loggins became the new store manager at the Winn-Dixie store in Clemmons.

Work began this week on Gravely Tractor Company’s new $2.5 million plant expansion. It was located on Middlebrook Drive in Clemmons.

Stanley Rash returned from Washington, DC where he attended a Citizenship Short Course at the National 4-H Center.

Navy Seaman Larry D. Foster, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Foster, participated in readiness training exercises in the Caribbean aboard the Norfolk, Virginia home-ported heavy cruiser.

Jane B. Boyer, of Clemmons, joined Lois Kiser Realty, Inc. as a real estate broker.

Clemmons Flower and Gift Shop opened in the Craver Building on Highway 158. They specialized in permanent flower arrangements as well as live potted arrangements.

Four area students were among 1308 students on the dean’s list for spring quarter at Western Carolina University. The students were Teri R. Mills, Samuel A. Whitener, James F. Cable and Donald E. Whitehead.

Navy Seaman Recruit Raymond C. Turcotte, son of Mrs. Vernon Maples of Lewisville, graduated from recruit training at the Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Illinois.

The Lewisville Volunteer Fire Department purchased a used ambulance from the county. It served as a fire and rescue vehicle.

Navy Airman Recruit William J. Ellis, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.William J. Ellis, Sr., graduated from recruit training at the Naval Training Center.

Southwest Forsyth lost to Northwest Forsyth 9-3 but rebounded to beat Winston-Salem South 3-0.

Moses Bridges, principal of Southwest Junior High School, became principal of West Forsyth Senior High School replacing Robert E. Brower who returned as principal of Anderson High School.

Lewisville’s Jon Reynolds and Blythe Bros., a Charlotte construction company, purchased L. A. Reynolds Company.

Barry Vernon, a ministerial student, served as summer assistant to the pastor at Clemmons Moravian Church.

Members of the Southwest Forsyth Senior All Stars were Dean C. Flenniken, Edward A. Mason, Mark K. Cheek, Walter H. Willis, Jr., Randall W. Gabard, Mahlon D. Barringer, Jr., Jeffrey B. Barber, Robert G. Lyons, Russell K. Mackie, Scott H. Hundley, Steven A. Vance, Jeffrey W. Raisig, John T. Jones and Payton A. Fulk,  Bill Grainger was the manager.