This week in history we look back 10, 25 and 50 years at what was happening in the eastern Wake County area.
In 2004, the Knightdale Police Department was doing its part to promote child gun safety. In 1989, the Wake County legislative delegation had its eyes set on growth of two kinds. And in 1964, the town of Zebulon was trying to stop wild dogs from running rampant.
Gun control is a hotly debated issue these days. But everyone can agree that keeping a functional firearm out of the hands of children is a smart idea. Ten years ago, the Knightdale Police Department was working toward that goal.
Towns, cities and counties generally have growth in mind in some capacity. And in order for their city to grow, they also have to have food growing. In 1989, sights were set on agriculture and the outer loop of the beltline, and what those could mean for nearby areas.
Many areas have problems with stray animals. People refuse to spay or neuter their pets, and those pets make more pets... and irresponsible owners tend to dump them somewhere rather than leaving them in responsible human care. Zebulon was experiencing this problem 50 years ago, as wild dogs continued to be an issue.