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, the East Wake Relay for Life raised a record amount to donate to cancer research. In 1989, the April showers were bringing May woes. And in 1964, Zebulon’s efforts to encourage industrial growth were beginning to bear fruit.
The East Wake Relay for Life is in high gear this year, and in 2004 it was no different, with the event raising a record-breaking amount of money to donate to cancer research.
Too little rain is a problem. So is too much. In 1989, farmers were still having the latter problem: too much rain was causing muddy fields, making it impossible to work and shrinking the vital window for planting.
In news reports from the weeks before May 7, 1964, the Town of Zebulon was focusing on improving their economic situation by bringing in more industrial companies. In early May of that year, Zebulon found that their efforts had attracted the interest of a handful of such companies.