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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...
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Wake County schools integrated in 1965

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •To comply with the Civil Rights Act, Wake County school districts have been abolished and students will be assigned to schools selected by their parent or guardian. The...
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Leaders pushed for N.C. 98 Bypass in 1965

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1945 •The Victory class ship SS Wake Forest has been launched from a Richmond, Calif. shipyard. The cargo ship was built in record time — 27 days. Naming the ships after places...
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Children warned not to use wire for kites in 1935

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •The granite arch at the main entrance to Wake Forest College is going to have to move, college officials say, because the land it’s situated on is being graded to be level...
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Records request fees high in ’85

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •The Wake Forest-Raleigh bus ran off an embankment seven miles from town on the Neuse River, rolling over once before hitting the ground. Driver Lonnie Bowling was injured,...
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College alumnus fought with Stonewall

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •The Wake Forest Public Schools’ Parent-Teacher Association is out of debt for the first time in a long time, and there is a small surplus, which will be used to beautify the...
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Cop shot teen through door in ’05

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •The Flapper Grandmother, a play put on by the Wake Forest Public Schools’ PTA, packed Wake Forest College’s Wingate Hall with students and townspeople. The comedy, about a...
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Chinchillas raised in 1955

This Week in History - Feb. 26, 2015 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •The Wake Forest High school basketball team trounced Fuquay Springs 35-16. Joe Holding scored 11 times, garnering 20 of the team’s 35...
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Small-town feel lost in ’85?

This week in History, by David Leone In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •S.W. Brewer has revamped his Wake Forest grocery business. The longtime grocer changed this month from a delivery and credit structure to...
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1935 citizens called for parks, playgrounds

This Week in History - week of Feb. 5, 2015 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •Petitions are circulating in Wake Forest and in Durham for a Durham-Wake Forest hard-surface highway. One reason college students...
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Snow paralyzed area in ’05

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •A group of Rolesville men bagged 36 rabbits during a hunt. The coneys were barbecued afterward with all the trimmings. •Wake Forest dentist Dr. Nash Underwood wrote a letter...