Allen Joines loses bet, will wear Duke blue

Greensboro Mayor Robbie Perkins was in the Camel City on Sept. 29 for the Duke-Wake Forest football game as a guest of his Winston-Salem counterpart, Allen Joines.

The Demon Deacons went down in defeat to Blue Devils, with a score 34-27. As a result of a lost bet, Joines will be wearing a Duke jersey sometime in the near future.

At last night’s city council meeting, Joines was wearing his usual suit and tie. He said today that he hasn’t fulfilled his obligation because he’s waiting for Perkins to send him the jersey. He said he made a commitment to wear the jersey for at least half a day at City Hall at a time when a wide number of people will have the opportunity to witness the display.

“It was a fun thing and we were just glad to have him over to the Wake Forest game,” Joines said. “It was a good day but not a totally good day for Wake Forest. In a spirit of good Triad-ism, it was a good experience to spend time together as two mayors.”

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