Couriering Clemmons — What was happening in 1976

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 14, 2019

Couriering the area this week in 1976 — The Ben L. Henderson Construction Company of Clemmons was planning to begin construction on Westwood Village Shopping Center in 30 days.

A recommendation to widen Lewisville-Clemmons Road between I-40 and Highway 421 was presented to the Forsyth County commissioners at their weekly briefing session.

Clemmons and Lewisville 4-H leaders were honored for their 18 years of combined service at a banquet held to honor all Forsyth County 4-H leaders. Honored from Lewisville were Ola Matthews, 11 years, and Renie Minor, nine years. Honored from Clemmons were Ruth Rash, 16 years, Helen Holder, one year and Wilma Stilley, 11 years.

Joni Lynn Allen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.. John Allen, Jr, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force through the Air Force recruiting office in Winston-Salem.

Ester Dohoney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Cline, was promoted to sergeant in the United States Air Force.

Susan Ellis, Ray Moore, Mike Turner and Bonnie Bailey were the West Forsyth Senior High School students who won Gold Key awards in the scholastic art awards competition.

Paxton Garland Hughes, a senior at West Forsyth Senior High School, was nominated by Fifth District Representative Steve Neal for appointment to the U.S. Military Academy.

Chris Safley, Terry Faucet and Steve Faucett were three local scouts that set up a campfire simulation in an authentic forest created in the mall. They were from Clemmons Troop 751.

Sister Debbie and Becky Smith, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Smith of Clemmons, both joined the Air Force because of their love of flying.

Penny Holder and Pam Davis, of Clemmons, were named second and third place winners in the Voice of Democracy contest sponsored by the 11th District Veterans of Foreign War posts.

Clemmons Senior Girl Scout Troop 437 played the WTOB disc jockeys in basketball in the Lewisville School gym to help raise money for a trip to Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Clemmons was getting spruced up in preparation for the annual judging by Northwest North Carolina Development Association.

Students at Clemmons Elementary School viewed a film on the United States flag and were also given literature on the flag, its history and how to display it, in a special program presented at the school by Robert Fox, a retired naval officer.

Ray Rich, of Clemmons, was elected president for the Quail Hollow Association. Mrs. Martha Rowe was elected secretary and Mrs. Rita Cooper was elected treasurer. David Rowe served as representative to the Meadowbrook Association.