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, the nix was put on a rail system between eastern Wake and Raleigh. In 1989, Zebulon was still trying to deal with its brown water problem from April. And in 1964, Zebulon was dealing with its brown water problem. No, you didn’t read that wrong; history has a way of repeating itself.
It seems like someone is always trying to get trains in more places in Wake County. In 2004, someone else was disappointed as Knightdale officials decided they wanted out.
Usually you don’t want your water to be brown until you’ve put the coffee in it. When it comes out brown straight from the tap, you have what is colloquially referred to as a “pretty big problem.”
In 1964, Zebulon was experiencing other water issues. Just as it would happen 25 years later, water was flowing brown from faucets and spigots.