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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...
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This Week In History – Feb. 20, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1934 •Wingate Hall, the second oldest building on the Wake Forest College campus, was destroyed by fire of unknown origin in the early morning hours. Wake Forest and Raleigh...
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This Week In History – Feb. 13, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Wake Forest High School’s boys and girls basketball teams defeated Wilton High’s teams 38-31 and 25-5, respectively, on the court at Wake Forest College. Leading for the...
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This Week In History – Feb. 6, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1834 •Sixteen young men have enrolled to attend the Wake Forest Institute, located on a small farm in the Forest of Wake purchased from Calvin Jones. The Institute is funded by the...

This Week In History – Jan. 30, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Farmer and businessman O.K. Holding, 54, has died of heart disease. The Wake Forest native lived his whole life in the house he was born in, was a strong supporter of the...
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This Week inHistory – Jan. 23, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Wake Forest commissioners  T. Holding Sr., A.J. Davis, S.W. Brewer and R.M. Squires met last week with Sprunt Hill, highway division agent in Durham about a plan to route the...