Couriering Clemmons — What was happening in 1975

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 30, 2018

Couriering the area this week in 1975 – Lewisville was preparing for the town’s first supermarket when Heffner’s Land of Foods opens its fifth store.

The Clemmons Community Development Council named Parkfield Lane the Street of the Month.

Del Matto’s Family Restaurant opened in the Clemmons Center in Clemmons. The new restaurant specialized in Italian foods.

New students beginning the fall semester at High Point College, included Steven Allen Gray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Allen Gray of Clemmons.

Britt Kimel, a member of Scout Troop 728, presented his God and Country award by the Rev. J. G. Allred, Jr. at Mr. Carmel United Methodist Church.

Frank Tursi, former news editor at The Clemmons Courier, was named editor of an outdoor oriented magazine to be published by The Islander News in Biscayne, Florida.

John Eckert, owner of Maryland Fried Chicken in Clemmons, contracted with West Forsyth to provide hundreds of boxed chicken lunches for the team during pre-season practices.

The widening of Lewisville-Clemmons Road was going to be delayed for at least a year and probably longer because of insufficient funds allocated by the North Carolina General Assembly for the coming year.

Over 800 Gravely Tractor dealers were literally given a song and dance by company officials at the Clemmons based plant. The song and dance was from the Don Stolz professional acting company on Minneapolis who tour the country providing professional entertainment for industrial conferences.

Jimmy L. Dull, of Clemmons, was promoted to the rank of captain in the Winston-Salem National Guard.

The North Carolina Jewish Home for the Aged, in Clemmons, was again accredited by the National Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals.

George E, Spaulding, of Clemmons, retired from McLean Trucking Company after 22 years of service.

Mrs. Thomas C. Fix, of Lewisville, represented North Carolina at the National Extension Homemakers Council meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Captain Carey Fleming, of Clemmons, received his Amelia Earhart Award from Major William E. Batts, III, Winston-Salem CAP Squadron Deputy Commander for Cadets.

Several local students were among those young volunteers recognized by the Auxiliary of Forsyth Memorial Hospital at the hospital’s junior volunteers reception. Those local students were — Karan Smith, Ann Alspaugh and Peggy Doub of West Forsyth High School, Paula Canada, Rhonda Clifton, Ronda Dyer, Patrice Glenn, Carol Klinetobe and Terri Parker of Kennedy High.