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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...
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This Week in History — Aug. 28, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Season tickets are on sale for the Wake Forest High School Bulldogs football team to help offset the cost of equipment and other expenses. Season tickets sell for $4 for...
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This Week in History — Aug. 21, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1964 •Wake Forest police constable Louis Pearce was struck by his own vehicle as he jumped toward a ditch to escape a wreck. An 18-year-old lost control of another vehicle, which...
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This Week In History – Aug. 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...