Cabbage Patch Koosas hot item in ’84

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Minnie Jones has been named Homecoming Queen at at ceremony held at the Rolesville School gym during halftime of the Rolesville-Baily basketball game. She was crowned by last...

Trees cut for sidewalk in 1924

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. 1924 •Where East Meets West was the name of the play Wake Forest High students presented to benefit the school’s athletic association....

Local booted barefoot in ’54

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Wake Forest College freshman Wade B. Matheny is earning some extra money this year by picking cotton in a field belonging to Wake Forest’s R.W. Wilkinson. He’s picked 1,200...

Cougars shined in ’84, ’04

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •The Harris Motor Company building has been remodeled and a new repair shop installed for $5,000. The Ford dealership has two 10-gallon Bowser gasoline pumps, a broad entrance...

The ancient art of making molasses

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Wake Forest barber R.L. Pratt advertises the following prices: Hair cut, 35 cents; hair bob, massage, shampoo and singe, 25 cents apiece; shave, 15 cents. •An evening fire at...

Voters down bond issue

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •The Wake Forest High School pigskin chasers beat Apex High 14-13 in Wake Forest’s fourth football game of the season. Student standouts included halfback “Corky” Gill and...

Bonds floated to pay for public projects

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Five blocks of the Wake Forest business district are being paved by the Robert G. Lassiter Company of Raleigh. The pavement will start at Owen Avenue just below the Harris...
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This Week in History — Oct. 16, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Wake Forest women have formed a garden club, as part of the National Garden Association. Presided over by Mrs. W.R. Powell, a meeting was held in the high school gym, with...
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This Week In History – Oct. 9, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Townspeople joined faculty and students at Wake Forest College for the laying of the marble cornerstone of the new Bostwick dormitory, on which construction is nearing...
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This Week In History – Oct. 2, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Three Chinese men who stepped off the train at the Wake Forest stop are currently attending school at Wake Forest College. The men are Silk Fung Su, Whitter Ching and Darwin...
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This Week In History – Sept. 25, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Playing at the Castle Theatre, Cary Grant and Frances Drake in Ladies Should Listen. 1944 •Hazing by fraternities has been banned at Wake Forest College. Pre-initiation...
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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...