Couriering Clemmons: This week in 1991

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 28, 2021

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Couriering this area this week in 1991 — 30 years ago:

A crowd of more than 200 attended the forum for candidates for Clemmons mayor and council last week. The two mayoral candidates, Pat Sheppard and Nate Swanson, and council candidates Marilyn Leidy, W. C. McGee, Jack Ross, Tim Plott, Bill Tschopp, Mac Byrum and Keith Falls attended. D.O Southern, council candidate, chose not to attend. Friends of the Clemmons Library sponsored the forum, which was moderated by Paul Wise.

The West Forsyth Family YMCA will receive $150,000 from the Clemmons village government over the next 10 years. The council split 2-2 over signing the agreement that allocated the money. Councilman William Kasper and Bob Caudill voted yes and Nat Swanson and Bill Tschopp voted no. Mayor Pat Sheppard broke the tie voted to pay the money.

Emily Hampton and Sue Lilly were named student and teacher of the year by members of the West Area Council of the Greater Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce. Hampton is a fifth grader at Lewisville Elementary and made straight A’s in fourth grade. She is president of the school student council and is a fifth year Girl Scout. Lilly is the physical education specialist at Lewisville School. She has taught in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools for eight years and at Lewisville for four years. Brad Romine, education chairman of the West Area Council, made the engraved plaque presentations to both Hampton and Lilly.

It’s taken five years and a lot of sore feet but the West Forsyth boys cross country team has finally knocked off perennial kingpin Mount Tabor. In Monday’s city-county showdown at West, The Titans rode a third-place finish of Chaffee Viets to a championship victory over all Forsyth County 4A high schools, including Tabor. West finished with a score of 41, one point better than the Spartan’s final tally. The win marked the first time the Titan boys have ever won a city-county title.

Janet Wrights has done secretarial work, sales, accounting and public relations, all of which will serve her well in her new position as town clerk for Lewisville. Wrights, a native of the area, started Monday and said her responsibilities will include keeping all the town records, serving as the liaison between the town officials and the residents, taking minutes at the council meetings and taking care of the day-to-day business involved in running a town. Wright’s joins interim town manager Kent Mathewson as the administrators of Lewisville’s town government, now officially located in town hall at 6550 Shallowford Road.