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This Week In History – May 22, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Dance teacher Louise Norman Williams presents Carolinas in the Morning, a revue of her students at the Castle Theatre. Performances in the all-day revue include Dew Drop,...
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This Week In History – May 15, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Dr. W.L. Poteat, president emeritus, is finishing his 51st year as professor of biology and 62nd year since he entered Wake Forest College as a student. When he entered in...
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This Week In History – May 8, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Eighty-seven men are now employed by the federal Civil Works Administration (CWA) on the Wake Forest College campus. The college allotment is $1,505 a month. Half work in...
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This Week In History – May 1, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •The ninth intentionally set area fire was quickly put out by students last week at the Hunter dorm on the Wake Forest College campus. College officials have hired a special...
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This week in history – Apr. 24, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •A large clock has been given to Wake Forest College to be set in the front of the administration building. The self-winding electric clock is the gift of W.H. Deitrick, who...
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This Week In History – Apr. 17, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •New streets topped with crushed stone are being added at the rear of the Wake Forest College administration building due to traffic issues. Driveways to the north and south...

About Palm Sunday and a tribute to a best friend

Palm Sunday is always a special time for most people including me, for as long as I can remember. But judging from attendance at churches, it makes me wonder if others share the same sentiment. This is not to say most churches didn’t have good attendance, but I am going on what I...
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This Week In History – Apr. 10, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Playing at the Castle Theatre, Eskimo, starring Ray Mala and Lotus Long. 1944 •The senior class at Wake Forest High School will present in the school auditorium the three-act...
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This Week In History – Apr. 3, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Wake Forest Doctors C.T. and R.W. Wilkinson have installed a new $1,500 Westinghouse X-ray machine at their local practice. The machine takes pictures with a half-second...
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This week in history – Mar. 13, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Advertised in the Old Gold & Black is the following house for sale fronting the Wake Forest College campus: “Seventeen rooms, slate roof, water and lights. Price,...
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This Week In History – Mar. 6, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Bloodhounds were brought in to try to catch an arsonist, who once again has struck in Wake Forest, this time burning to the ground the golf cabin at the Paschal Golf Course....
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This week in history – Feb. 27, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •The Hunter dorm at Wake Forest College suffered little damage following a nighttime fire that began in a back room. The intentionally set fire has strengthened the assertion...