This week in history we look back 10, 25 and 50 years at what was happening in the eastern Wake County area.
In 2004, eastern Wake County residents were just getting their first look at how the new Knightdale High School was shaping up. In 1989, Wake County school board officials were planning to shuffle students around to different schools. And in 1964, the town of Zebulon was dealing with unlicensed peddlers.
Knightdale High is one of the newest and most cutting-edge schools in the area. Like everything else, the school had to start sometime. And that time was 10 years ago, in 2004.
It almost always creates an uproar when students are reassigned to different schools. Having to make new friends, adjust to new teachers and often having to drive farther to get to school tends to upset people. However, as the Wake County school board decided in early 1989, sometimes reassignment is necessary, despite the outrage it creates.
In light of the uproar in late 2013 caused by church and charity groups being barred from handing out biscuits to the hungry in Moore Square in Raleigh, a lot of conversation has been sparked regarding what people should need licenses for. This is not an issue limited to today’s world. In 1964, the town of Zebulon was examining the issue of local teenagers selling doughnuts without a license.