Wish you could go back in time? WRAL rewinds the tapes to show you old hair styles, lower gas prices, big cell phones and everything great about the good old days. Streater Kelley digs through the dusty basement archives to find the best stories from the past! Check out the latest videos on WRAL’s Facebook page every day, and follow updates with Streater on Twitter with @streater3000.
Check out how divers were cut off from the outside world for weeks in this story from February 2nd, 1981. Duke University experimented with their hyperbaric chamber by bringing divers to a depth 2,250 feet and decompressing them for 31 days, setting world record.
Gas prices were at the high price of $1.35 in Raleigh back on January 26th 1986. With the increase of supply, prices were expected to drop below a dollar and stay there through the summer.
It finally closed in 2008, but you can see how neighbors dealt with the Northern Wake Landfill off of Durant Road back in 2001. Residents used to have a view of trash in their backyards, but today they look at a park. Scott Mason reported on this story back on January 18th 2001 before he was the Tar Heel Traveler.
High end condos were just starting to take off, but city leaders were pushing for lower prices options. This story first aired on January 13th, 2004.
These students may make it look easy to build electric cars, however it's taken years to make them practical until recently. Electric cars may have been around since the invention of the automobile, but you could only find them in places like this. Where do they get their motivation? This story first aired on January 10th, 1995.
What would your first thought be if you LOST your cellphone? Mine would be panic ... because of all the contacts, pictures and texts on there. I'm sure you have personal information you'd never want anyone to see.
WRAL and The Fayetteville Observer have joined forces and are now working from the same newsroom to cover the city of Fayetteville, the military and surrounding counties.
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