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, battle lines were being drawn over a downtown lot. In 1989, the town of Zebulon had introduced a new fee into the development process. And in 1964, Wakelon was losing several teachers.
They say possession is nine tenths of the law. In 2004, drivers were complaining after the owners of a plot in downtown Zebulon closed it, preventing people from parking there.
Putting in a development requires an investment from more than just the developer. Because of the investment required from the municipality, the town of Zebulon was introducing “impact fees” to cover the cost on their end.
It’s always a problem when a teacher resigns, but five at once can be almost panic-inducing. Wakelon School was experiencing a taste of that panic when five of their finest resigned at the end of the academic year.