This week in history we look back 10, 25, and 50 years to see what was going on in eastern Wake County.
In 2004, gas station owners were experiencing problems with gas theft due to rising gas prices. In 1989, the quality of Zebulon’s water was under scrutiny. And in 1964, Rotarians were learning about ways to save on postal expenses.
Some people today are happy with gas prices around $3.50, looking back to the days not so long passed when it peaked around $5 a gallon. In 2004, with gas prices soaring to roughly $1.80 a gallon, gas stations were experiencing increasing numbers of fuel-and-run thieves.
Nobody likes dirty water. And in 1989, Zebulon residents were experiencing just that: brown water flowing from their faucets.
These days the majority of communication is digitized. Not so in 1964. Before the advent of email and widespread fax usage, what we now call “snail” mail was the way to go. And because it wasn’t an automated service, mailing something had costs involved.