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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...
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This Week in History – Jan. 16, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Approximately $17,000 in U.S. Treasury certificates were sold at the Wake Forest post office in 1923, according to Postmaster C.Y. Holden. The certificates are short-term...
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This Week in History 1-9

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •The mercury in Wake Forest fell to as low as 9 degrees Fahrenheit over the weekend, causing water pipes to freeze and burst in houses all over town and in a dormitory...
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This Week in History — Jan. 2, 2014

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1974 •Franklinton police have caught one of the three robbers from a $3,994 holdup of the Piggly Wiggly supermarket. Officers driving north on on U.S. 1 trying to find the vehicle...
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This Week in History — Dec. 5, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years.   1923 •War Savings Stamps, issued in 1919, come due at the first of the year. Wake Forest Postmaster C.Y. Holden requests that those wishing prompt payment turn their stamps...
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A 1927 “Letter to Santa” at the community Christmas dinner

by Jennifer Smart WAKE FOREST — It was three weeks before Christmas when 9-year-old Tom Arrington wrote a letter to Santa Claus asking for a toy train. The year was 1927, and Tom, great-great-grandson of the first president of Wake Forest College, was already showing signs of the...
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This Week in History — Nov. 21, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1933 •Playing at the Castle Theatre, The Avenger, starring Ralph Forbes and Adrienne Ames. 1943 •A new scrap drive has begun in Wake Forest, under the direction of G.S. Patterson....