We try to include a certain amount of these monthly “Apex Archives” in the Friendship magazine, when possible. Months where we can’t squeeze anything else in, we will post here! JC Knowles is a wonderful historian and longtime “Apex Ambassador”. He is a wealth of knowledge about much of North Carolina history, not just Apex! He has written books, and has an amazing history himself.

We will post these in a series of posts throughout the month starting with 50 years ago, then 40, etc. There are some fun tidbits here. Enjoy!

40 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH (November 1982):

  • Western Wake Hospital held an Open House in celebration of the presence in Apex for 20 years. The hospital was opened to the public on October 8, 1962.
  • The Town of Apex has grown exactly by 69 citizens according to the recent population estimates released by the State Budge Office. The new estimated town population is now set at 2,916.
  • Mayor Larry Jordan in a special announcement, praised the doctors and hospital staff for their dedicated work for the past 20 years. Jordan stated, “the hospital has contributed to the amazing growth of Apex.”
  • Steve Stewart begins his employment as Apex Town Administrator. Stewart comes to Apex from Caswell County, where he served as the county’s manager.
  • Governor Jim Hunt presented to Apex Mayor Larry Jordan the “1983 Community of Excellence” Award at a special meeting in Raleigh.
  • The United States Army Band entertained the students at Apex High School during a recruiting visit to the school.
  • The 1983 “Miss Apex”, Donna Reynolds, had the honor of appearing in the Raleigh, Cary, Garner, and Apex Christmas Parades.