Couriering Clemmons — This week in 1990

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 15, 2021

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Couriering this area this week in 1990 — 31 years ago: 

Final paperwork was completed on the consolidation of the Clemmons and South Fork fire stations on June 5. Construction on the $300,000 Clemmons fire station is expected to begin by the end of July and completed by December. Clemmons Fire Chief Jerry Brooks emphasized that both communities will be gaining from consolidation. Brooks stated that the site of the new station is and a ¾-acre tract on Peace Haven Road near the Kinnamon Road intersection.

Clemmons Village Council met until 1 a.m. Tuesday and cut the proposed budget from $1,640,420 to $1,383,307 and with a tax increase to 11 cents rather than 15 cents suggested by Village Manager Tom Long. Employment of three new employees was turned down, along with an $100,000 allocation for a village hall. Planning and zoning budget request was cut by $8,000 and a request for $25,600 for strategic planning was dropped.

Two Clemmons residents were recently inducted into Pi Gamma Mu, the international social science honor society at Appalachian State University. The two were Sally F. Kuhl, a junior political science major, and Audra Greene, a senior sociology major. Kuhl is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Kuhl and Greenes is the daughter of Spencer and Phyllis Greene.

O.B. and Margaret Spaugh Watkins of Winston-Salem, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 3 with a drop-in reception hosted by their children in the fellowship hall of South Fork Baptist Church. Their children and spouses are Tommy and Mary Ann Watkins, Tinky and John Drane, all of Clemmons and Richard and Becy Watkins of Lewisville.

Jennifer Poindexter, a fifth-grader at Clemmons Elementary School, has been selected as a Pop Warner National Scholar. As a member of the Lewisville Titan Junior Pee Wee Cheerleading squad, she was nominated for the award based on academic achievements, honors and extracurricular activities.

Clemmons Elementary second-grade teacher Margaret Defee was named the Outstanding Elementary School Math Teacher of the year for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school district. Dr. Larry Coble, superintendent of schools, was at the elementary school last Monday to present the award to Defee.

David Brown received his Eagle Scout award at Clemmons United Methodist Church on June 4. Scoutmaster Jim Robertson presented the award and gave the Eagle charge. Brown is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brown of Clemmons. He is a graduate of North Davidson High School and is now attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Lucy Redding, retired secretary of Lewisville Elementary School, became a local celebrity last Thursday. Redding, who worked for 30 years at the school before retiring in 1989, now has the street by the school named after her — Lucy Lane. The street sign was unveiled in a simple ceremony Thursday morning with several members of the school staff in attendance, including Lucy Redding.