This week in history we look back 10, 25 and 50 years at what was happening in the eastern Wake County area.
In 2004, Wendell’s crawl westward was running into some obstacles. In 1989, Zebulon officials were looking back on the last three weeks of tours of industrial facilities. And in 1964, Zebulon was organizing a Community Council.
Towns need to expand. For smaller towns, that is often the primary method of growth. In 2004, Wendell was running into some issues, as its plan to annex some property west of town was coming under fire.
Staying with the theme of growth, industry is important to any town’s growth, large or small. In 1989, Zebulon officials had just completed a three-week survey of local industries as part of an assessment for further industrial growth.
Running a town is tough work. Not since the stone age, and maybe before, was it possible for one man to manage a settlement. In 1964, Zebulon’s growth gave birth to a new organization dedicated to making community management easier.