This week in history we look back 10, 25, and 50 years at what was happening in the eastern Wake County area.
In 2004, Knightdale was further considering merging its water system with Raleigh. In 1989, residents were experiencing freak weather akin to what this area has been seeing recently: warm weather one day, cold the next. And in 1964, the Zebulon Community Library was still looking for a home.
Water can be a big deal for homeowners. A fair portion of a homeowner’s monthly bill comes from water, so anything they can do to save money on water is usually a plus. Enter Raleigh and the plans to merge the water system with Knightdale’s own, potentially saving a significant amount of money.
Over the recent weeks eastern Wake County has seen temperatures below zero and above 60. While the weather wasn’t quite so temperamental 25 years ago, eastern Wake County was still experiencing Mother Nature’s mood swings.
Though it was a little closer, with an offer of a place to stay, the Zebulon Community Library was still looking for a home 50 years ago.