This Week In History – Sept. 18, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Wake Forest public schools have opened with 300 students, 25 more than last year. The entire high school faculty is new, including English teacher Mabel West, Latin teacher...

This Week In History – Sept. 4, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Federal and state agents raided an illegal still west of Youngsville, arresting eight men and destroying 12,000 gallons of mash, including 700 gallons of whiskey. One man...

This Week In History – August 21, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Wheeler’s Garage, just opened in the old fire house on Youngsville’s Main Street, is running an opening special. Owner R.B. “Red” Wheeler offers a front alignment and wheel...

This Week In History – August 14, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Quick action by the Rolesville Fire Department saved two tobacco barns from destruction. Overheated oil curers on the John E. Keith and O.R. Freeman farms were the cause in...

This Week In History – August 7, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •The Seaboard Airline Railroad passenger station, unused since it was damaged in a fire in 1963, is being torn down and will be replaced by a modern building that includes...

This Week in History – July 31, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1944 •The Wake Forest College Old Gold & Black reports that the rich uncle of student Randy Nelms of Brooklyn, N.Y., left the bulk of his $3.5 million estate to the student...
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This Week In History – July 24, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1944 •Numerous thefts have occurred on the Wake Forest College campus in the past few weeks, prompting a chapel discussion by the student council. Considerable sums of money and...
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This week in history – July 10, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Johnson Cotton Company of Louisburg advertises it will demonstrate a Brantford Tobacco looper next week at the J.T. Daniel Farm four miles north of Rolesville on U.S. 401 at...
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This Week In History – July 3, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Leaflets distributed to polling places in Franklin County criticized candidates for governor and state offices for catering to black voters. Signed, only with The Franklin...
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This Week In History – June 26, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •The Wake Forest Rural Fire Department has a new, $14,400, pumper truck with exterior controls, a 750-gallon per minute flow and 500 gallon booster tank. It replaces the 1942...
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This Week in History – June 19, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Two Wake Forest boys have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout — James Warren and Ricky Timberlake. The presentation was made by Troop 5 Scoutmaster J.L. Warren, Saponi District...
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This week in history – June 12, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Wake County commissioners are resolved to hire a county manager. Until now, the administrative duties for running the county government have been handled by Commissioner...