Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 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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52 Summer 2019 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine As for one of Selma's, in this case, "favor- ite daughters," Myrtle •ompson had been heralded in newspapers as "Flier at 14," and "aviatrix of Selma," "N.C's youngest pilot," "Miss •ompson Selma Bride," (for 1960 marriage to Walter C. Cagle), and then, in that reach for the stars, these: "Ladies, Man Your Ship," and, in the June 28, 1963, LIFE magazine, "•e U.S. Team is Still Warming Up the Bench." Just days before, Soviet cosmonaut Valen- tina Tereshkova became the ™rst woman to šy to space, reaching the heavens aboard the Vostok 6 and leaving the Mercury 13 women's team — which had endured the same training as Friendship 7 astronaut John Glenn and the Mercury 7 — to ponder the "what if?" Still, Cagle was hardly forgotten, receiv- ing a long line of honors, among them recog- nition as an "American heroine" along with an honorary degree from •e University of Wisconsin. In 2001, Cagle left Georgia to return to North Carolina after the passing of her husband, and now, at the age of 94, lives in a group home in Durham, said Joyce Cagle, her daughter. "She was a spit™re," she said of her mother. As a 12-year-old, Myrtle, or "K" as she became known, would ride her bicycle out to Continued on Page 59 kk BOB KARP Randy Cahoon-Tingle, a one-time senior planner in Creedmoor, is now Selma's new director of planning and economic development, overseeing the revitalization of "uptown," whose latest arrivals include a new civil center.

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