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, Eastern Regional Library had a zoo on their hands. In 1989, the tobacco crops were suffering. And in 1964, Corinth-Holders School got a new principal.
Usually, having a wildcat in a library is a considerable problem. But in 2004, East Regional Library was glad to host an African servile cat, among many other strange and interesting creatures.
People get reasonable upset when tobacco, the cash crop of our state, takes a hit. In 1989, wet conditions were just one on a pile of issues that was gnawing away at tobacco farmers’ profits.