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...

Modern tech helped blind student in 1936

This week in History — March 17, 2016 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1916 •Playing at Wake Forest’s Gem Theatre, serial drama, The Red Circle, with Ruth Roland and Frank Mayo. 1926 •George W. Ayscue, proprietor,...

Pinball machines banned from pubs in 1976

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 •Last week, a mule, hitched to a buggy and tied to a post in the street near the Citizen’s Bank, was frightened by a passing auto-truck...

Howling dogs a problem in 1976

This week in History — March 3, 2016 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1936 •On stage at the Castle Theatre, Kate Smith’s singing trio: Three Little Words’ Merry Go Round. With Cliff Crane, Paula Dova, Jack and...

Bell crashed down in ’46

This week in History — Feb. 28, 2016 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years.  1916 •Thieves broke through the glass door and robbed Wake Forest’s Standard Clothing and Shoe Company store. Most of the goods taken —...