This week in history we look back 10, 25 and 50 years to see what was going on in the eastern Wake County area.
In 2004, Wendell was about to have another growth spurt. In 1989, Corinth-Holder Elementary parents were concerned about the busing policy. And in 1964, Zebulon was receiving a service that many people take for granted these days.
As towns grow, the necessity for more housing increases. In 2004, Wendell was on the cusp of adding 100 new homes.
Busing is a hot-button issue in the world of education. Bus systems are often decried as too slow, not safe enough, too far away, too inefficient. They are, for certain, a favorite target of concerned parents. In 1989, Corinth-Holder Elementary parents were concerned that their children’s ride to school might be too long.
Hey, isn’t it great that we can make calls across the nation for no additional cost, as long as we’re using cellular or IP phones? That wasn’t always the case. Back in 1964, even a call from Zebulon to Raleigh was far enough to incur long-distance fees. Fortunately, an end was in sight for Wendell, Zebulon and Raleigh.