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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6 Summer 2019 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine As the town administrator of Warrenton but having grown up in the Buckhead area of the big city of Atlanta, I can vouch for the sense of community that is only available in historic Warrenton and not available in bigger locales. Hospitable greetings such as "Hi! How are you?" can occur along the sidewalk several times a day in Warrenton. With its wealth of architectural assets and unique walkability (a trip to the post o‡ce and bank does not require using up a lunch break to do so), Warrenton's appeal is directly hinged or attached at the hip to its sense of community, which your magazine article so vividly highlighted in its spring issue. Going forward, however, Warrenton's challenge is to maintain this sense of community while encouraging and experiencing growth. Only within the past few years, Warrenton has seen 11 downtown buildings undergo or begin renovation. A brewery is slated to open later in the year — considered a modern economic milestone. Interest in downtown apartments from investors outside the area is materializing. And Warrenton has won two awards from the North Carolina Main Street division of the Commerce Department a‡rming its successes. Such growth may sound normal for areas closer to the Triangle, but Warrenton's distance has prevented its growth in the past. And our citizens are counting on this distance to also be the force preserving local character and community well into the future. Preserving historic assets, especially old buildings, and preserving community require infusions of money that come with economic development. But striking the balance of growth and preservation is the goal of natives and newcomers alike. And that is our challenge, which will take the best e–orts of all residents and public servants to achieve. Robert Davie Warrenton A word of thanks —ank you very much for the ˜ne article featuring Emmanuel Episcopal Church in your "Field Trip to 27589." —e members of Emmanuel Church were delighted! e Rev. Henry Presler, Priest-Associate Warrenton Bullish on Durham as it marks 150 We wanted to thank you for the Durham 150 article in your last issue (Spring 2019), as well as all of our Triangle neighbors who have already come to the Bull City this year to celebrate the City of Durham's 150th anniversary with us. Whether you're planning to visit Durham for the ˜rst time, or to come back for the hundredth time, we would love to see you at one of the 150-plus events happening in 2019 to commemorate our past, present, and future. Each event touches on one of the four themes we've identi˜ed as those that have helped make Durham the vibrant place it is today: history and education, innovation and entrepreneurship, social equity and robust democracy, as well as arts and leisure. We're con˜dent that, if you come to be engaged, you will walk away entertained and more knowledgeable of our community. We're having so much fun this year and can't wait to share our experience with you. Shelly Green & Patrick Mucklow Durham 150 co-chairs Share your thoughts We enjoy hearing from our readers. Send your emails to the editor at pread@27587magazine.com. Letters may be edited for content or length. Letters Warrenton's attraction is its sense of community

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