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, residents were battling to keep their freedom not from an invading military, but from an annexing town. In 1989, parents were speaking out against relocation plans in local schools. In 1964, a slight miscalculation left Zebulon without water for a short time.
For the most part, folks like to keep as many decisions in their hands as possible. For that reason, lots of people don’t take kindly to their neighborhoods being handed over to someone else’s jurisdiction.
Nobody likes having to drive across town to drop their children off at school, and the children hate having their group of friends broken up by school reassignments. Outrage can run high when school reassignments take place, and 1989 was no exception.
Isn’t having water great? It’s something we take for granted more often than not: turn on the faucet or spigot, and fresh, cool water comes pouring out. In 1964, the water system wasn’t quite as hardy as it is today, and a slight miscalculation left Zebulon residents without a drop to drink until pressure could be built back up.