Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Winter 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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12 Winter 2018 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine How About That! Quick, sometimes quirky reads T his is a window into James Privette Sr.'s life. It's the storefront window of his longtime barber shop, the one with a vast collection of model classic automobiles and tractor-trailers — some 60 in all — that has accumulated since he opened Privette's Barber Shop along Franklinton's main drag in 1995. It all started with a '57 hard-top. "I had it at home," Privette said of an object that always seemed to get in the way. "My wife would move it and move it." So, finally, he moved it — to his barbershop's window. It would not be lonesome for long. His regulars — drivers of one kind or another — got to bringing his '57 hardtop some companionship. "They drove a dump truck, they gave me a dump truck," he said. "They gave them to him as gifts," said James Privette Jr., who with his brother, Anthony, make up the second-generation of barbers at Privette's. PHOTOGRAPHS BY PHILIP M. READ James Privette Sr. in his barber shop, which over the years became a depository of model-car gifts from his customers. "They'd come off the road," said son James Jr. "Over the years, they just accumulated." Below are just a few of the miniature four-wheelers that now reside inside Privette's Barber Shop's front window, also home to his 1963 high-school graduation picture. "We're kind of antique-looking," he said of his shop. More of Privette's collection is shown opposite. Flat-tops, hard-tops, and good humor

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