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, everyone was headed back to school for another round of education. In 1989, renovations of Zebulon Middle School were proceeding on schedule. And in 1964, technicians were working on direct-dial for many Wake County areas.
It happens every year, but every time it manages to be a big production, full of excitement, wonder, stress and a whole lot of activity. Going back to school never seems to get old... except maybe for the students.
As anyone in construction knows, “according to plan” is more like “going unexpectedly well.” In 1989, Zebulon Middle School renovations were in that happy zone where everything was proceeding exactly according to plan.
Direct-dial is something so ubiquitous and so taken for granted that there isn’t even a name for it for anyone who was born in the last 30 years. What the kids might not know was that in the 60’s, operators would place your long-distance calls for you. In 1964, telephone companies were working to allow Wake County customers to dial their own numbers.