Couriering Clemmons — What was happening in 1984
Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 31, 2019
Couriering the area this week in 1984 — The Rev. William H. McElveen, pastor of Unity Moravian Church in Lewisville, was named the eleventh recipient of the annual John Hus Award from the governing board of the Alumni Association of Moravian Theological Seminary.
Dr. Roy E. Morse, of Clemmons, was elected vice president, research and development of R. J, Reynolds Industries, Inc.
The West Forsyth High cheerleaders, one of the top 30 squads in the nation, were invited to compete in the National High School Cheerleading Competition in Orlando, Florida. Members of the squad were — Lynn Burke, Laura Lambie, Marcy Kuhns, Cheryl Howell, Veronica Knesel, Anna Petree, Lori Price, Debbie Bailey, Steve Doumas, Kathy Lasley, Brad Atkins, Jeff Tally, Karla Oliver and Jeff Cox.
Alvin L. Atkinson and Betty C. Brockwell were elected banking officers at Wachovia Bank and Trust Company.
Bryan Burleigh, a 1980 graduate of West Forsyth High and a strong safety from Virginia Tech, won the John William Schneider award. Burleigh is the son of Chuck and Peg Burleigh from Pfafftown.
Despite Sherry Brown and Sandra Yancey scoring 10 points each, the West Forsyth girls’ basketball team fell to North Forsyth, 54-33.
Ryan McPherson won first place in the Pack 712 Pinewood Derby. Other pack members who took home trophies were — Michael Poplin, Adison Blackburn, Wayne Markland, Matthew Boome and Chad Nolan.
Gerald H. Long, of Clemmons and president and chief operating officer of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, was elected chief executive officer of the company.
Clemmons Fire Chief Jerry Brooks reported that 1983 was outstanding in VFD achievements and that the past year was perhaps the best in the 32-year history of the Clemmons Volunteer Fire Department.
Gravely Corporation, of Clemmons, donated a new industrial Pro 40 lawn mower to the Clemmons Fire Department.
Sherri Sparks, daughter of Wayne and Clydene Sparks, of Clemmons, was crowned Junior Miss in the 1984 Forsyth County Model Pageant.
Lewisville Roller Mills, a business that had been in the Jennings family of Lewisville for 58 years, was sold to Thomas H. Fowler, a Lewisville builder.
Three area students, Brian Surrat, Gina Facciolo and Julie Smith, won awards for their bookmark designs in the Annual Bookmark Contest sponsored by the Forsyth County Public Library.