Couriering Clemmons: This week in 2001

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 9, 2021

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Couriering this area this week in 2001 — 20 years ago:

The newly elected Clemmons Village Council members took the oath of office Monday night after Mayor W.C. McGee presented outgoing councilman Jay Faircloth with a plaque in appreciation for his years of service. Judge Chester C. Davis did the swearing in honors, administering the oath to first McGee, while his grandson, Will McGee, 11, held the Bible. Three council members were also accompanied by their spouses for the swearing in, Chris Jones with his wife Susan, Mary Cameron with her husband, Don, and new council member Sheena Poe with her husband Chris.

Clemmons Elementary School was named a School of Excellence for the year 2000-2001. Dr. Mike Ward, state superintendent of schools, came to Clemmons last week to pay tribute to this accomplishment and to bring the school a banner. “There are more than 2,000 schools in North Carolina,” Ward said to students, teachers and parents assembled in the auditorium. “And of those only 171 were named Schools of Excellence.”

Navy Midshipman Just A. Hooker, son of Dianne F. and Harold D. Hooker of Lewisville, recently received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. At the academy, Hooker will become one of the future leaders of the Navy while pursuing a bachelor of science degree. Hooker is a 2001 graduate of West Forsyth High School.

Asa former University of Tennessee swimmer who participated in Olympic trials in 1992 and 19096, Chris Compton knows a thing or two about dedication and success. So when his West Forsyth boys and girls swept the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County meet last week, he was extremely pleased. It’s early in the 2001-2002 high school season, but his emphasis on hard work has obviously been accepted by the 32 West competitors.

The holiday season is officially underway in Lewisville. Mayor Bob Stebbons did the honors, lighting the Christmas trees in Shallowford Square Saturday night. While the weather was more early fall than almost winter, there was a large crowd of people who came out to see the luminaria, hear Christmas carols and enjoy a live Nativity scene performed by the youth at Lewisville United Methodist Church. The Victorian Voices were on hand to sing carols as well, and there was even a surprise visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus, who arrived by fire truck.