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, a proposed rule was set to plug sewage ponds. In 1989, Wake schools were looking at a problem that’s still around today. And in 1964, Zebulon was continuing its run of bad luck with running out of things.
Waste is difficult to deal with. Nobody wants it, and storing or disposing of it can be problematic. Developers in eastern Wake County were running into that problem as a proposal threatened to put a stop to one particular method of dealing with sewage.
It’s no secret that schools in N.C. have their issues. And one of the most contentious issues today was also a problem 25 years ago: disparity in school spending.
A couple of weeks before, Zebulon had run out of water because of a little, shall we say, inaccurate number-crunching when filling a pool. In the week of June 4, banks around the country were running low on coins, and apparently it was enough of a problem to issue a plea in the paper to get people to bring in their change.
Hey, they’re even more of a collector’s item now. Meanwhile lots of machines are being retrofitted to accept credit and debit cards.