Boys Club desired in 1985

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •Lexington native H.L. Brinkley has been named principal of Wake Forest High School, replacing R.H. Forrest. Due to a school board ruling, Forrest can no longer serve as...

Long line for Half-Blood Prince in ’05

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •The N.C. Legislature has passed a host of new laws regarding motor vehicles and pedestrians. The new rules make it illegal for hitchhikers or fundraisers to stand in the...

Wake Forest loses Wakefield in ’95

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •The Youngsville Home Demonstration Club met this week. Topics of discussion included home beautification, maintaining trees and shrubs and growing fruits and vegetables. The...

Vietnam veterans applauded in 1985

This Week in History by David Leone In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •Wake Forest commissioners have voted to add fluoride to the town’s water system to help reduce tooth decay. A citizens’ committee report...

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...
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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...
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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...