Couriering Clemmons — This week in 1992

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 27, 2022

Couriering Clemmons — What was happening this week in 1992:

First Lady Barbara Bush stopped in Clemmons to go shopping at the Edgar B. Furniture store for the Bush family home in Kennebunkport, Maine.
Lynn Hall reported that most people weren’t aware that Bush was in town until word started getting around by 12:30 p.m. A large contingent of police cars were spotted by the back entrance of the store, cutting off access to the library. Mayor Nan Swanson hoped to have a small welcome ceremony for Bush, who wanted to keep her visit private.

Once Bush did emerge from the store, she smiled and waved to a gathering of well-wishers, gave a hug and a kiss to Edgar Broyhill, and then got in her maroon Ford and was whisked away by her security detail.

Clemmons Courier reporters Chris Mackie and Lynn Sheek were recognized by the North Carolina Press Association with awards for their outstanding work. Sheek won first place for her news coverage among smally weekly papers. Mackie received four awards — second place for sports coverage, first place for feature photography, first pace for sports photography and first place for use of photos. Mackie’s winning sports photo was taken at the end of the West Forsyth loss to Richmond Senior in the NCHSAA 4-A state football championship game.

The YMCA of Greater Winston-Salem celebrated the completion of its successful capital campaign by announcing it raised more than $6.4 million.
Approximately $2.25 million of that money was designated for use in the construction of the West Forsyth branch, which was scheduled to begin in the second quarter of the year. Gerald H. Long, who became the West Forsyth’s branch’s namesake, was recognized for his personal commitment and untiring fundraising efforts during the campaign.

The plans for the West Forsyth branch called for construction of a 35,000-square-foot branch that would offer a full range of programs and activities to local residents.

The West Forsyth boys basketball team scored the last eight points of the game to rally for a 61-58 win against Davie County. The Titan, led by J.J. Oliver’s 23 points, trailed by five with 2:31 left to play. Brandi Blackwood poured in 23 points to lead the West girls to a 63-59 overtime win against the War Eagles.

Brad Bovender, who is currently a teacher and coach at West Forsyth, was tied for third in scoring in the Senior Boys Division of the Clemmons Cougars, averaging 26.2 points per game along with Andrew Mayse and Troy Hendrick.

Leslie Smith, a cheerleader at West Forsyth, won the weekly Courier basketball contest by missing on just two of her picks. Kevin McIntosh, a former teacher and coach at West who is currently the baseball coach at Mount Tabor, finished second.

Richard Eric Winkler was nominated by Congressman Steve Neal for admission to the Military and Naval academies. Winkler, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Winkler of Clemmons, was among the top-ranked academic students at West Forsyth and exhibited leadership qualities while participating in extracurricular and community activities.