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, a historical site’s future was in doubt. In 1989, the Johnston County School Board was still reeling from a sounds defeat. And in 1964, the local power company was making a move into the future.
Zebulon residents are no doubt familiar with the Zebulon Town Hall, formerly Wakelon School. In 2004, there was some uncertainty as to its future.
Evidently Zebulon officials figured something out, because the old Wakelon School is now the home of the Zebulon Town Hall.
Last week we examined a story about parents defeating a bond that would’ve imposed tortuous requirements for busing students all across Johnston County. This week in 1989, the school board was still trying to wrap their heads around the impressive voter turnout.
These days, automated billing lets you transfer money straight from your account to the utility companies, without having to lift a finger after it’s set up. In 1964, local power company CP&L was taking a step toward the future by streamlining their process with envelopes.
Phew, going all the way to the power company office to pay our bills? No thanks.