This week in history we look back 10, 25, and 50 years at what was happening in Eastern Wake County.
In 2004, Wendell was looking forward to a project the town hoped would attract new developers. In 1989, Wendell saw the opening of a community staple that is still around today. And in 1969, another community staple was being built in Wendell, albeit under a different name.
Town expansion requires infrastructure. And while “expansive sewer lines” generally isn’t on the list of things that attract people to a community, it is necessary nonetheless.
The Wendell Senior Center has long been a familiar institution in Wendell. Everything has to start sometime, and the Senior Center started in March 1989.
Since renamed to East Wake High, Vaiden Whitley Consolidated High School was under construction in early 1964, and was expected to be completed by the end of the next year.