Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Fall 2018

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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52 Autumn 2018 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine USED WITH PERMISSION OF THE PAUL GREEN FOUNDATION The birthplace and boyhood home of Paul Eliot Green at State Road 210 just north of U.S. 401. The scriptwriter's name was originally spelled Paul Elliott Greene, but Elizabeth Lay, on their wedding announcement, rewrote it. "She made the changes deliberately but broke the news to him by calling them accidents," according to a footnote in 1994's "A Southern Life, Letters of Paul Green, 1916-1981." "sickness or a kind of madness" and abhorred television violence for the cruelty it was sure to generate in real life, his daughter, Janet Green, wrote at the time of his passing in 1981. And, she said, Green would often take trips to Death Row at the state pen- itentiary in Raleigh in an era when 14- and 15-year-old boys, mostly black, would be waiting for execution, sometimes for burglary. "You are wrong, you are mistaken, you can't do this," he would tell prison oŠcials and the governor, even hiring attorneys for the boys, often out of his own pocket, she said. On the 75th anniversary of Green's "Že Lost Colony," the story of Sir Walter Raleigh's doomed colony on North Caro- lina's Roanoke Island, Lillington played host to a Paul Green Festival, with a screening of the 1934 Paul Green ˜lm "Carolina," stories about his literary life, even "Lost Colony" ac- tors in costume. Žat, it turns out, might happen again, said Brian Haney, Harnett's assistant county manager. "Harnett County is very interested in celebrating the life and legacy of Paul Green," he said. "We would like to have another Paul Green festival and potentially make it an annual event."

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