This week in history we look back 10, 25 and 50 years to see what was going on in the eastern Wake County area.
In 2004, Wendell was mulling ways to keep its town looking clean. In 1989, Corinth Holders School parents were dealing with the age-old problem of student reassignments. And in 1964, Zebulon residents were raising money for cancer research.
Sign ordinances are often a thorn in the side of advertisers. In 2004, Wendell was looking to cut the clutter without imposing an undue burden on local realtors and residents.
School assignments and bus routes are often so hotly debated that officials who have no power over them sometimes make their platforms on them just to harness the outrage behind them. In 1989, Corinth-Holders residents were facing similar problems as the Johnston County School Board was preparing to reassign Corinth-Holders students.
Even as far back in 1964, cancer was a known concern and fundraisers were held to raise money to help fight it. Today, it is a much better known foe and many forms of cancer that were once a death sentence are curable if caught early enough.