Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Spring 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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50 Spring 2018 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine class together at Southwest Edgecombe High School. As for his pay as the town's chief executive, it's not much. "One-hundred fifty a month, or is it $155?" he asked. "It's $155," said Cynthia Buck, the town clerk. After all, a "rough estimate" of the town's revenue stream — property taxes — is just $60,000 — a year, he said. As for the town's early days, it was centered around the East Carolina Railroad, founded by Henry Clark Bridgers of Tarboro, who bought what became Maccles- field in 1900 and named it after the English home of his ancestors. e connection, as recently as 2003, has brought visiting dignitaries from the United Kingdom to the stateside Macclesfield. Continued on Page 52 ❱❱ PHOTOGRAPHS BY PHILIP M. READ Trey Lewis, elected mayor at the age of 23, stands in front of a centennial quilt marking the town's 100th in 2001, now found in the new bank-turned-town-hall. Below, Macclesfield's long abandoned two-room jail "shack" sits close to the town's new seat of government in a converted bank. "I have a key to it," said the mayor.

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