Athey Products opened in ’65, expanded in ’85

This Week in History compiled by David Leone In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •Athey Products Corp. has dedicated its Wake Forest plant and new headquarters, a 147,000-square-foot structure built on 40 acres...

Downtown tax debated in 2005

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •Playing at the Forest Theatre, Frankie Avalon and Deborah Walley in Ski Party. 1975 •Residents of Cooley’s Trailer Park on N.C. 96 east of Wake Forest were twice rousted by...

Wake Forest area land for sale, cheap, in 1985

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •Hollowell’s Food Store in Wake Forest is having its grand re-opening after remodeling. Store Manager John D. Lyon says the improvements have been planned for a year. One...

Mill converted to apartments in 1995

This Week in History — June 4, 2015 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •Commencement exercises were held at Rolesville High School — the last class that will graduate from the institution. Next fall students...

Skateboard tourney drew from three states in ’85

This Week in History - May 21, 2015 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •Green Acres neighborhood homes are now for sale on Seawell Road, off U.S. 1-A, Wake Forest. Mr. and Mrs. Nurney Bond, owners and...
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Dairy farm turned golf course in ’95

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1935 •Wake Forest Fire Chief John Taylor warns that several household items are dangerous if misused. For example, all electric irons should be equipped with the capability to shut...
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Tanning beds declared ‘safe’ in 1985

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1945 •Wake Forest’s municipal election is next week. Three-term Mayor Harvey Holding is unopposed for re-election. Candidates for five town board seats include J.M. Brewer, H.E....
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School desegregation hotly debated in 1955

This Week in History In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1955 •Dr. I. Beverly Lake Sr., assistant state attorney general and former law professor at Wake Forest College, presented North Carolina’s case, along with...
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Wake County schools integrated in 1965

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •To comply with the Civil Rights Act, Wake County school districts have been abolished and students will be assigned to schools selected by their parent or guardian. The...
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Leaders pushed for N.C. 98 Bypass in 1965

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1945 •The Victory class ship SS Wake Forest has been launched from a Richmond, Calif. shipyard. The cargo ship was built in record time — 27 days. Naming the ships after places...
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Children warned not to use wire for kites in 1935

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •The granite arch at the main entrance to Wake Forest College is going to have to move, college officials say, because the land it’s situated on is being graded to be level...
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Records request fees high in ’85

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •The Wake Forest-Raleigh bus ran off an embankment seven miles from town on the Neuse River, rolling over once before hitting the ground. Driver Lonnie Bowling was injured,...