This week in history we look back 10, 25 and 50 years to see what was happening in the eastern Wake County area. In 2004, Knightdale had finally decided on a site for its new safety center. In 1989, Corinth-Holder parents were rallying further against the new Johnston County Public Schools busing policy. And in 1964, a local restaurant was turning 39.
It seems like it’s nearly impossible to decide on the simplest things in municipal government without argument and harsh words. In 2004, after much haggling, the location for the Knightdale safety center had finally been decided.
Parents were on the warpath in 1989 following proposed busing schedules that would take Corinth-Holders students far from home.
Everyone loves the old corner restaurant. The ones that’s been around for ages, the one that you went to as a kid, and the one you plan on taking your kids to. In 1964, Kannon‘s Cafe was one such restaurant, a hot dog joint turning 39.
The building that housed Kannon’s continues to serve as a restaurant. The building is now home to Italia Express.