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 2005, Raleigh drivers proved that all you need for a “perfect storm” is half an inch of snow, drivers that don’t know how to deal with it, and really, really bad timing. In 1990, the Zebulon town board was looking toward the future at their retreat. And in 1965, Zebulon phones were getting another upgrade.
Eastern Wake County residents will remember the day less than an inch of snow crippled the area’s roadways. Many drivers found trips that would normally have than them 30 minutes instead took over 12 hours as drivers slogged through slush and snow, spinning out and sliding down hills.
You don’t get anywhere by only looking backward along the road you’ve been traveling. So in 1990, Zebulon was looking forward during its town board retreat.
It seems like when progress comes, it comes all at once. In 1965, Zebulon residents were looking at a nice little upgrade for their telephone service.
And to think, by now in 2015, the consumer base is so used to IP phones and cellular devices, we’d have a fit over any long distance calls at all!