Birthplace almost razed in 1956

This week in History — Feb. 4, 2016 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1936 • Wake County rankings for Wake Forest area dairy farms have been announced. Shearon’s Dairy, Grade A raw; Pine State Creamers, Grade A...

Weathering winters over the years

This week in History — Jan. 28, 2016 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. Wake Forest was spared the worst of last week’s winter storm, while Raleigh and other parts of the state ­— and country — were slammed. But...

Youngsville had ‘pot’ problem in 2006

This week in History — Jan. 21, 2016 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1926 • Playing at Raleigh’s Capitol Theatre, Birth of a Nation, with Lillian Gish and Henry B. Walthall, based on the book, The Clansman,...

1,100-acre dairy farm sold in 1986

This week in History — Jan. 14, 2016 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1936 • Playing at the Castle Theatre, the Marx Brothers in A Night at the Opera. 1946 • The SS Wake Forest Victory ship, a cargo vessel, has...

Rolesville sought for nuke waste in ‘86

This week in History — Jan. 7, 2016 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1956 • A fire started at the Wake Forest Automatic Laundry Jan. 1, from a problem with an oil stove burner, according to Fire Chief F.R. Keith....

Men found possible meteorite in ’75

This week in History — Dec. 31, 2015 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1975 •Tommy Woodlief and Johnny Ray Caudle have retrieved a large unidentified object they found in the woods near Dead Man’s Curve in Franklin...
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Early days of Wake Forest Fire Department recalled in 1975

This week in History — Nov. 12, 2015 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1955 • E.L. Davis of Winston-Salem recalled a law-and-order incident from his days at Wake Forest College in 1900-04. He remembered how there...
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Bootlegger caught after crash in ’25

This week in History — Nov. 12, 2015 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •A two-vehicle wreck smashed a carful of Wake Forest College students, and uncovered a crime in progress, a writer from The Old Gold &...
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Wake Forest haint-free in 1945

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •Louise Williams held a bridge party at Crenshaw Hall. Colorful flower baskets were used in decoration and tea and sandwiches were served. 1935 •The U.S. Public Works...
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College planned $7 million expansion before move

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •U.S. factory workers’ earnings have increased this year, according to a report from the Federal Reserve Board. The average weekly wage for men and women has increased from...
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Crime waves decried in ’25

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1925 •In an address to Wake Forest College students and townsfolk, Dr. J.F. Love, secretary of the foreign mission board of the Southern Baptist Convention, warned that a tide of...