Couriering Clemmons — What was happening this week in 1980

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 25, 2020

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Couriering the area this week in 1980 — William T. Long, of Clemmons, was elected as a new member of the planning committee of the Clemmons Community Development Council.

A five-member incorporation committee was elected by the Clemmons Community Development Council with the task of having the referendum to vote on incorporation introduced and approved by the NC General Assembly in January 1981.

Coast to Coast  “Total Hardware” Store, in the Clemmons Village Shopping Center, kicked off with its grand opening ceremony.

With the beginning of a bus service in Clemmons, residents were given another option for transportation with outrageous gas prices, expense of car repairs and the general effect of the economy on transportation.

The Clemmons Elementary School’s PTA was named “Most Outstanding” PTA in Forsyth County.

Jim Carter, manager of the Clemmons office of Central Carolina Bank, was among 374 bankers who graduated from the School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University.

Paul I. Hartman, of Clemmons, was appointed manager, credit and collections for McLean Trucking Company.

Jean Myers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde J. Myers, was named the 1980-81 National Collegiate 4-H organization’s secretary-newsletter editor. She was a graduate of West Forsyth High School and a sophomore at North Carolina State University majoring in food science.

Lori R. Niebuhr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Niebuhr of Clemmons, received the bachelor of science degree from Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Camilla Elizabeth Rabil, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest J. Rabil of Clemmons, received the bachelor of arts degree during commencement exercises held at Converse College.

Kathy Jane Parker, of Clemmons, received the bachelor of science degree from Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Kenneth Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy H. Allen of Clemmons, was awarded the Arrow of Light at a pack meeting. The Arrow of Light is the highest award in cub scouting.

Richard Walter Joyce, of Clemmons, was the winner of the President Shouse Scholarship of $4,000 for four years of study at Campbell University.

The Rev. Joe D. Coltrane, pastor of the Lewisville Baptist Church, received a doctor of ministry degree in the 168th commencement exercise of the Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia.

Ronnie A, Spach, of Lewisville and son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde A. Spach, was selected by the North Carolina Association of Agricultural Extension Agents as the 1980 recipient of the Young Agent’s award.

Helen O’Connor-Heck and Pamela Lee Snyder, both of Clemmons, graduated from Salem College.