Frog legs on menu in 1976

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1966 •Members of the N.C. Spotted Swine Breeders and their families met at Leon T. Walter’s farm near Wake Forest for their annual picnic. The fare consisted of pit-cooked...

Continued aggravation with stop lights and traffic on U.S. 1

Dear Editor, Saw the two new stoplights on Capital for the first time yesterday. I am questioning how Sam’s Club merits two stoplights. The addition makes 14 stoplights from my house to Triangle Town Center. Wow. Perhaps the name should be changed from Capital Boulevard to...

July 4 festivities canceled in 1986

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1966 •A $438,000 Wake Forest town budget draft was presented to commissioners, who cut $16,500 in expenditures that would have driven the cost past the expected revenues. They cut...

Traffic stop yielded $1.5 million in 2006

This week in History In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1966 •Wake Forest’s two high schools are graduating a total of 108 seniors this year, 60 at Wake Forest High and 48 at DuBois High. The Wake Forest High...

Tobacco a teen’s summer job in ’76

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1946 •Ethel Crittenden has retired after three decades as librarian at Wake Forest College. When she started in 1915, the library comprised about 20,000 volumes. She had two...

Dancing ban protested in 1936

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1936 •Wake Forest High School seniors ranked 26 points higher than the state average and 21 points higher than the county average on the state senior exam. The local students’...

Town too trashy in 1936

This week in History — May 12, 2016 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1916 •A larger public school building is needed, a writer for the Wake Forest College Old Gold & Black newspaper noted, after witnessing the...

Train-car collisions led to underpass

This week in History — April 29, 2016 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1916 •The Wake Forest Foundry Company and Dunn Plow Co. have put Wake Forest on the map as the plow-manufacturing center of the state, the Old...

Rats took main stage in 1936

This week in History — April 21, 2016 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1916 •The Wake Forest Public School raised the U.S. flag in a ceremony including students, faculty and patrons. The flag was donated by Wake...

Thief caught flat-footed in 1926

This week in History — April 14, 2016 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1926 •Dr. A. Paul Bagby, Wake Forest college chaplain, revealed results of a religious questionnaire, 408 results answered out of 630 sent....

College’s move stunned the town

This week in History — March 31, 2016 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1916 •A preliminary hearing for embezzlement in the case against a Wake Forest man formerly employed in W.W. Holding’s store, was held before...

Democrats rallied in Rolesville in ‘36

This week in History — March 10, 2016 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1916 •Jackson & Powers Inc. of Wake Forest advertises student supplies, a soda fountain, peanuts and fruit. Also, groceries, shoes, dry...