This week in history we look back 10, 25 and 50 years to see what was happening in the eastern Wake County area.
In 2004, Wake school officials were considering pushing back bell times to make certain schools start later. In 1989, local farmers were struggling with rainy conditions. And in 1964, the Town of Zebulon was looking for ways to bring industry into town.
No one who knows school logistics would argue that they’re easy. Ten years ago, the Wake County Public School System was asked to consider pushing back the start times of some schools to allow for a change in the bus routes.
When it comes to rain, the average person usually hears farmers complaining of not having enough. Until recent years, droughts were common and long-lasting in the area. However, in 1989, farmers were being reminded that too much of a good thing is still bad: Zebulon was experiencing too much rain, slowing down their work.
Industry is one of the cornerstones of growth for towns. Big businesses in town means more jobs, more people and more money. Good businesses in town makes for a healthier place to live. Members of the Zebulon Chamber of Commerce were well aware of this fact in 1964, when they had a meeting to discuss ways to attract industry to the town.