Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Spring 2019

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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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Spring 2019 59 commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, slept here too, visiting the grave of his daughter, Annie Carter Lee. African-American heritage runs deep as well, from the Plummer Hook & Ladder Co., known as the longest continuous serv- ing black fire company in North Carolina and honored here in a museum, to the birth- place of the Warrenton Echoes, a black gos- pel group that in the '50s and '60s played the East Coast circuit, to noted quilter Por- tia Hawes, a descendant of a native who was born into slavery and rose to serve in the U.S. Congress during post-war Reconstruction. Back along Main Street, there's the un- mistakable 1940s façade of the Hunter Drug Co., the pharmacy that time forgot, with its old-fashioned test-your-weight scale for a penny and an old-time cash register, still in use at the bygone soda fountain. Continued on Next Page ❱❱ Betty Rollinson behind the counter at Friends Two gift shop, formerly the Hunter Drug Co. on Main Street, where she has worked since July 3, 1969. The Hunter Drug Co. façade, right, is virtually unchanged since the 1940s, masking its role as a gift shop now called Friends Two. An antique cash register is still an item of utility at the one-time pharmacy. "It starts with a nickel," said Betty Rollinson of what is now Friends Two gift shop. PHOTOGRAPHS BY BOB KARP

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