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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....
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This Week in History — Nov. 14, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1923 •Ruth Janet Sikes, niece of Dr. N.Y. Gulley, Wake Forest College law school dean, suffered facial lacerations after Gulley’s Chevrolet struck the side of a bridge on one of...
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This week in history — Oct. 10, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1923 •Unlike the rest of the student body, Frank H. Rust, a law student at Wake Forest College, is not staying at a house or dorm. Instead, the Hopewell, Va., native intends to...
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This Week in History — Oct. 3, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1923 •David Mangum, the bell-hop and room cleaner at the Wake Forest Hotel is upset with Wake Forest College medical school students keeping skeletons in their rooms. Five students...
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This Week in History — Sept. 26, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1933 •Playing at the Castle Theatre, Life in the Raw, featuring George O’Brien and Claire Trevor. •Nine Wake Forest College students have been placed on probation by the Student...
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This Week in History — Sept. 19, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1963 •Descendants of Dr. Calvin Jones joined Wake Forest Mayor Wait Brewer Jr., and town and Wake Forest College officials for the unveiling of a historical marker designating...

This Week in History — Sept. 12, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1973 •A group of Franklinton residents has asked the town board to prohibit the sale of alcohol within town limits on Sundays. The request came from people who live near the...
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This Week in History — week of Sept. 5, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1963 •Dr. George R. Beasley-Murray, principal of Spurgeon’s College in London, England, delivered the convocation lecture as Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary opened its...