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Wednesday, July 30 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Outgoing principal Drew Cook and his staff at Garner Magnet High School have long-touted the importance of ninth grade; students who find success their freshman year tend to carry it forward and graduate. This year the school, in partnership with the Garner Education Foundation and two local middle schools, hopes to give academically at-risk students a head ...read more
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Wednesday, July 30 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com If campaign donations are any indication, Wake County Commissioner and Garner resident Phil Matthews faces a credible threat in this fall’s election. Democratic challenger Matt Calabria has nearly tripled the money raised by the Garner Republican and commissioner chair in a race both sides figure will hinge on debates over education and transit. ...read more
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Wednesday, July 30 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com The town of Garner awarded a pair of construction projects at Tuesday’s town council meeting, including the $4.5 million, bond-funded police station. In addition, the town authroized the purchase of two chunks of land downtown as part of the downtown redevelopment plan. It also re-defined grass; a move that will allow residents to grow wheat in their ...read more
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Wednesday, July 30 2014
BY D. CLAY BEST cbest@newsobserver.com Garner’s hopes for a long run in the N.C. American Legion Baseball State Tournament took a hit in the first inning of the Nationals’ game against tournament host Davidson County. The Nationals gave up three runs that inning and never fully recovered through their next two games in the double-elimination eight-team tournament. Garner, a team made ...read more
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Wednesday, July 30 2014
Outgoing principal Drew Cook and his staff at Garner Magnet High School have long-touted the importance of ninth grade; students who find success their freshman year tend to carry it forward and graduate. This year the school, in partnership with the Garner Education Foundation and two local middle schools, hopes to give academically at-risk students a head start in adjusting for high school, ...read more
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Tuesday, July 29 2014
There’s something about music that saves most of us at one time or another. Regardless of your musical taste or what generation you grew up in, there’s bound to be at least one song that brings you happiness and wards off the aggravations of every day life. Music is a big part of our family’s life. One daughter has performed regularly with the school chorus, while the other ...read more
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Monday, July 28 2014
Young Brady Simpter threw a small toy and a kitten, like the boy just a fraction the size of an adult, went after it. Brady, his mother and his half-sister drove from Fuquay-Varina to the SPCA of Wake County adoption center in northwest Garner to adopt a cat. They came in part because this week, because of a corporate sponsorship, adoptions of cats and kittens are free. Scotties Facial Tissues ...read more
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Monday, July 28 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com The schools may be year-round, but you still have to stop and end a year somewhere. For some schools, tomorrow, in the heat of July, is as good a spot as any. Garner’s four year-round schools will end their truncated summer breaks and start their 2014-15 school year Monday. The schools will take a head start on traditional schools – and in a few ...read more
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Monday, July 28 2014
BY SARAH BARR sbarr@newsobserver.com Wake County school officials Tuesday took a big-picture approach to developing a strategic plan with a discussion about how to bring innovation into classrooms for both students and teachers. Tony Wagner, an education expert from Harvard University, led the brainstorming among the school board and senior staff that focused on making sure: • Students ...read more
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Monday, July 28 2014
BY ANDREA WEIGL aweigl@newsobserver.com Pastor Chris Jones ran a thriving food ministry for years out of a small church on South Blount Street, but he had a bigger vision for this notorious corner of Southeast Raleigh. Jones, who grew up nearby, wanted to transform this community where drug dealers, prostitutes and gangs roam in plain sight, median incomes hover around $20,000 and bullet holes ...read more
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Monday, July 28 2014
The schools may be year-round, but you still have to stop and end a year somewhere. For some schools, tomorrow, in the heat of July, is as good a spot as any. Garner’s four year-round schools will end their truncated summer breaks and start their 2014-15 school year Monday. The schools will take a head start on traditional schools – and in a few cases, possibly catching newcomers and ...read more
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Monday, July 28 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER AND SARAH BARR kjahner@newsobserver.com Garner Magnet High School’s popular, homegrown principal Drew Cook appears set to leave the school for a promotion after 17 years working there, five of them at the helm as principal. The Wake County Board of Education voted to move Cook to senior director for high school programs. Cook would oversee all high schools in the county in ...read more
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Friday, July 25 2014
Check out the YouTube video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MNNn9t-Zt8&list=PLMpDIXB4__bhtmwxX5NEmy-49IsQ43dVn&index=3 DID YOU KNOW Garner Magnet High School Has one of three Wake County International Baccalaureate Programme curriculums Academic Performance Composite is higher than many schools, some of which include Broughton, Athens Drive, Middle Creek. Academic Performance Composite ...read more
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Friday, July 25 2014
Garner’s Main Street Program, managed by the Garner Revitalization Association (GRA), announced today that it has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Each year, the National Main Street ...read more
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Wednesday, July 23 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Little news has emerged in recent months regarding 540, but that doesn’t mean the proposed highway threatening Garner with at least limbo isn’t churning toward route selection. Field analysis and data collection remain on schedule as the N.C. Department of Transportation works toward producing an Environmental Impact Statement in the Spring. ...read more
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Wednesday, July 23 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER AND MECHELLE HANKERSON kjahner@newsobserver.com The Town of Garner will receive a grant of $210,000 over three years from the John Rex Endowment to promote exercise and healthy-eating plans. The town’s application proposed to use the money to improve pedestrian connectivity to downtown, build a walking path in the planned bond-funded recreation center, and promote healthy ...read more
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Wednesday, July 23 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com This summer East Garner Magnet Middle School will have to find another principal. Finding another Cathy Williams might not be possible. Williams retired after 24 years working in Wake County Schools and eight at the helm of East Garner. She leaves behind a legacy of not just vastly-improved student achievement, but according to people who work there a ...read more
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Wednesday, July 23 2014
BY MICHAEL HELD Correspondent Walking off the mound after the top of the eighth inning with a three-run lead, Garner starting pitcher Dillon Lee was congratulated by manager Chris Cook and informed he could take a well-deserved rest after a solid pitching performance. Lee, a closer from his high school days at South Johnston, approached his coach minutes later and asked if he could finish what he ...read more
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Tuesday, July 22 2014
The Garner Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome, UPstream Benefits! Here is their pledge to you: Our Purpose We help individuals and businesses accomplish their goals by equipping them to make smart decisions about their health and life insurance options. What We Do Equip companies of all sizes to make the best decisions regarding all aspects of employee benefits. Enable individuals and ...read more
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Tuesday, July 22 2014
The Garner Chamber of Commerce wel comes Fonville Morisey - Vandora Sales office! Founded by fraternity brothers John (“Johnny”) Morisey and Thomas (“Tommy”) Fonville in 1973, Fonville Morisey Realty has been the undisputed leader of the Greater Triangle (“Research Triangle”) residential real estate market for nearly two decades. In July 2006, Fonville Morisey ...read more
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Tuesday, July 22 2014
Lowe's Home Improvement of Raleigh-Durham is pleased to announce our professional management career fair to be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 4:00 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Marriott-Crabtree in Raleigh. We are actively seeking qualified candidates for our Assistant Store Manager and Store Manager opportunities. Therefore, we would like to extend this professional invitation to you to attend ...read more
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Monday, July 21 2014
The GBI 9U All-Star team has won the 2014 P.O.N.Y. Mustang-9 East Zone Tournament! With this win, the team travels to Walnut, California and competes in the P.O.N.Y World Series! This is such a great accomplishment for this team! GBI has competed in several tournaments this summer, winning 2 major tournaments to advance on to the World Series. This past tournament, teams from New York and ...read more
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Monday, July 21 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com In its last official meeting, the Growth Strategies Task Force convened by the Town of Garner moved toward some policy changes that might spur development. Even more talk centered around marketing the town to the outside region. The group of real estate agents, developers, architects and builders met with elected officials and town staff a handful of times ...read more
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Monday, July 21 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Motorists turning from Aversboro Road onto Claymore Drive have noticed a lengthening slab of concrete extending down the left side of the road. That path represents some of the first concrete poured by voters of the bond referendum from March of 2013. That referendum set aside $3.2 million for sidewalks in various neighborhoods in the community designed for ...read more
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Monday, July 21 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com As the Wake County school board debates whether to expand its magnet school offerings, Garner leaders appreciate what magnet programs have done locally but they aren’t unified regarding which direction they’d like to see the county go. Meanwhile, school board member Monika Johnston-Hostler – who represents Garner as well as much of ...read more
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Monday, July 21 2014
BY D. CLAY BEST cbest@newsobserver.com Garner faced the same challenges its dealt with over the past 13 months in its American Legion Baseball Area I West Championship series battle with Raleigh Post 1 last week. The Nationals, made up of players from Garner, Fuquay-Varina and Johnston County, had another talented division rival standing in the way of a state championship tournament appearance. ...read more
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Saturday, July 19 2014
Do you have aspirations to run your own business? If so, you may want to consider working in the office of Matt Davis - State Farm Agent. As a member of our agency team, you have an opportunity to experience first-hand what it takes to be an entrepreneur. You will build and develop customer relationships within the community to promote State Farm products including auto, home and life insurance. ...read more
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Thursday, July 17 2014
The Garner Police Department has released its 2013 annual report. In a message to citizens, Chief Brandon Zuidema listed a number of significant accomplishments for 2013. Most notable, in November 2013, the department had a successful onsite inspection by assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The organization reviewed documents, toured facilities, ...read more
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Wednesday, July 16 2014
Alossi Spa is the perfect way to work some relaxation into your busy summer schedule. When you need a break and can't get away, escape to Alossi! Create your own escape! Choose 2 services under each package for an instant getaway! Alossi Paradise: 2 for $60 Replenish pedicure Gel manicure Bikini wax 30 minute massage Royal Escape: 2 for $100 45 minute massage Express facial Luxury pedicure ...read more
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Wednesday, July 16 2014
Garner residents are invited to enroll for the summer/fall 2014 Garner 101 Citizens Academy beginning August 7. Garner 101 is a series of 10 weekly classes designed to teach citizens about the Town of Garner government. The classes will offer a wealth of knowledge about the town and its services and programs. Garner 101 will empower citizens with knowledge about their municipal government that ...read more
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Wednesday, July 16 2014
Wake County’s magnet schools have earned national recognition during the past 32 years, but have reached a crossroads as they face tougher competition for students from inside and outside of the school district. Magnet applications have dropped 42 percent since 2007 even as enrollment in North Carolina’s largest school district has increased by 14 percent. But with nearly 2,600 ...read more
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Wednesday, July 16 2014
We would like to welcome our newest member, Murphy Express. Since 1966, Murphy USA has been the place to go to save on the gas that fuels their lives. They go the extra mile to help you buy smarter and drive further with the lowest gas prices to deals on your families favorite snacks and drinks. All Murphy USA gasoline and diesel products meet or exceed government regulations and receive rigorous ...read more
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Tuesday, July 15 2014
Cub Scout events Cub Scout Pack 392 will hold events open to rising first through fifth grade boys, free of charge. RSVP for any of these events at ocpack392.org or call 919-669-1356. • Board Game Night: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at First Presbyterian Church, 503 Lakeside Drive, Garner. • Geo-Caching: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, August 9, at First Presbyterian Church, 503 Lakeside Drive, ...read more
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Tuesday, July 15 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Former part-time Parks and Recreation staff member Kendrick Mayes was promoted to full-time marketing and events coordinator, a move effective two weeks before Lockhart started. Mayes will take charge in of promoting activities such as the Halloween and Easter events, the Groundhog Day event and the Friday night movies at Lake Benson Park in town and ...read more
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Tuesday, July 15 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Garner’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department has a new face serving as parks manager and coordinating outdoor education programming. Katie Lockhart will oversee White Deer Park, environmental education programs, park-based events such as Trick or Treat the Trails and the Spring Eggstravaganza and departmental marketing efforts. The ...read more
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Tuesday, July 15 2014
BY CHRISTIAN WORSTELL Baseball doesn’t always go as planned, but it did for the Garner Nationals on Friday night. Garner ousted Apex 5-1 to clinch the best-of-five first-round playoff series three games to one. The Nationals open another best-of-five series this week against Raleigh Post 1, which ousted Rocky Mount in four games. Garner got five strong innings on the mound from Chandler ...read more
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Monday, July 14 2014
Bible Essence Missionary Baptist Church will be holding an Anniversary & Hallelujah Hearts fundraiser on August 9th,2014 at 6:00pm. There will be a word of inspiration, song, and door prizes. The event will be held at 1st Cosmopolitan Multipurpose Center 1515 Crosslink Rd Raleigh, NC. Tickets are $30 and can be bought in advance or at the door. You have the option of chicken or steak. Any ...read more
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Monday, July 14 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com With the low bid for building Garner’s new police station $220,000 over budget, the town engineer walked council through savings as well as a cost re-allocation Monday. The alterations would bring the project back to its target. Calvin Davenport, Inc., won a bidding process with a bid of $3,778,000 to turn a former medical office building into a new ...read more
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Monday, July 14 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Three months before her 101st birthday, retired schoolteacher and widely-respected Garner mainstay Lucile Bryan Stevens died in the home where she was born Sunday night. Stevens spent more than three decades as a teacher – most of those years teaching eighth grade – and won the prestigious James R. Stevens Service to Garner Award in 2011. (She ...read more
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Monday, July 14 2014
BY T. KEUNG HUI khui@newsobserver.com Thousands of Wake County year-round calendar students are starting a new school year Monday, but millions of dollars in new programs for the 2014-15 school year are in limbo until the state budget is adopted. The school board’s $1.37 billion budget includes $10.2 million in new local spending to keep up with growth and to add new programs, such as ...read more
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Friday, July 11 2014
Date:October 2, 2014 Registration: Register Now Event Description: New York City Ladies Trip Shopping, Shows, and much more! October 2, 2014 - October 5, 2014 Package Includes: 3 nights at the Millennium Broadway Hotel Round trip Airfare & Hotel Transfers Inclusive Dinner at Carmine's on Friday evening Tickets to "Kinky Boots", Tony award winning musical, Thursday at 7:00 ...read more
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Friday, July 11 2014
The Garner Police Department, in association with The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and Target, announces that the 31st Annual National Night Out (NNO) against crime will be held on Aug. 5. Over 37 million people in more than 16,000 communities across the United States will join forces to promote police-community partnerships, safety, and neighborhood unity. This year the Garner ...read more
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Friday, July 11 2014
Cub Scout events Cub Scout Pack 392 will hold events open to rising first through fifth grade boys, free of charge. RSVP for any of these events at ocpack392.org or call 919-669-1356. • Board Game Night: 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at First Presbyterian Church, 503 Lakeside Drive, Garner. • Geo-Caching: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, August 9, at First Presbyterian Church, 503 Lakeside Drive, ...read more
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Friday, July 11 2014
Three months before her 101st birthday, retired schoolteacher and widely-respected Garner mainstay Lucile Bryan Stevens died in the home where she was born Sunday night. Stevens spent more than three decades as a teacher – most of those years teaching eighth grade – and won the prestigious James R. Stevens Service to Garner Award in 2011. (She was not related to James R. Stevens, the ...read more
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Friday, July 11 2014
We are so glad to have Mistletoe Meadows join us here at the Chamber. Mistletoe Meadows is a North Carolina Award-Winning farm. They produce award-winning Christmas trees, wreaths, and garland in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. To learn more about our newest member you can visit them on their website at http://www.mistletoemeadows.com/ or on our website at ...read more
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Thursday, July 10 2014
Stunt, a new sport that incorporates aspects of competitive cheerleading and gymnastics, might be emerging at the perfect time. Several Wake County high schools are expected to field stunt teams next spring. The Wake system will be the first in the state to offer stunt as a competitive sport. “We are hearing from people all over the state wanting to know more about stunt,” said Darren ...read more
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Thursday, July 10 2014
Schools in Garner (Wake County) are always a hot topic of conversation. We currently have six elementary, two middle, and one high school in are area, but with the continued growth of our town, changes are coming quickly. I recently attended a Q&A session with Wake County Board of Education Member, Bill Fletcher and many details came to light. Wake County as a whole has funded 15 elementary, ...read more
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Thursday, July 10 2014
CONTACT: RACHEL WARD CHICK-FIL-A OF GARNER (919) 662-7200 GARNERCHICKFILA@NC.RR.COM One Million Cow-Clad Customers Expected for Chick-fil-A’s 10 th Annual Cow Appreciation Day Customers Who Show Their Spots Eat Free July 11 Garner, NC (July 10, 2014 ) – On July 11, Chick-fil-A ® will ring-in the 10 th anniversary of its most celebrated chain-wide event honoring the beloved ...read more
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Thursday, July 10 2014
The Town of Garner received three safety awards from the N.C. Department of Labor at a luncheon held by the N.C. Safety Council last month. The awards, presented by N.C. Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry, were received on behalf of the Town by Garner Public Works and Safety Director Paul Cox. Congratulations go to the following departments: Garner Police Department—first-year silver award ...read more
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Wednesday, July 09 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER AND JOHNNY WHITFIELD kjahner@newsobserver.com Despite an early rain threat in Garner, weather ultimately cooperated for the town’s biggest event of the year on July 3. Meanwhile sparkling weather greeted Cleveland’s day-long festivities on July 4, though crowds and participation have fallen off over the years. Thousands gathered at Lake Benson Park on the night before ...read more
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Wednesday, July 09 2014
Students earn scholarships The Garner Morning Rotary Club presented college scholarships May 21 to six graduating seniors of Garner Magnet High School. ”These students are bright, articulate and fully engaged in our community. It is a great pleasure for our Rotary Scholarship team to interview the nominees each year and witness the wonderful kids we have graduating each year,” said ...read more
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Wednesday, July 09 2014
N.C. Boater Education class An N.C. Boater Education class for ages 12 and older, taught by N.C. Wildlife Enforcement Officers, covering boat operation, legal requirements and handling emergencies, will be held at the Avery Street Recreation Center July 21-22. Each class is from 6-9 p.m. The course certifies anyone age 14-16 to operate a personal watercraft in the state. Contact the N.C. Wildlife ...read more
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Wednesday, July 09 2014
Rick Mercier was named the Town of Garner’s first-ever communications manager effective July 1. Mercier joined the Town as its first-ever full-time public information officer in October 2010. Since he joined the Town, Garner has received numerous statewide awards for print, electronic and video communications products. Mercier also was a key member of the team that orchestrated ...read more
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Monday, July 07 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com In its second year, the Give Five Read Five initiative of state schools Superintendent June Atkinson more than doubled its collection, amassing 274,729 books donated to elementary students so they’d have something to read this summer. Almost 10 percent of the books donated statewide were collected by a small group of youths from Holland’s United ...read more
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Monday, July 07 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Back in 1965, Tim Stevens – the son of a new service-minded small-town town alderman first elected two years prior – danced a short minuet with a girl in the seventh-grade school play. The town was Garner, where Stevens still lives. The venue would become the Garner Performing Arts Center, where Stevens would one day book Broadway stars to ...read more
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Monday, July 07 2014
BY CHRISTIAN WORSTELL Cary manager Scott Pose knows his team can’t afford to be giving the Garner Nationals any help. Despite a relatively quiet day at the plate for the hard-slugging Nationals, Garner still managed more than enough offense in a 9-4 American Legion win on Monday. Paired with a doubleheader sweep of Roxboro on Tuesday, the win helped the Nationals finish tied for second with ...read more
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Monday, July 07 2014
There is a current waiting list for girls waiting to be placed in Girl Scout troops, and with your organization’s help of providing a regular and safe meeting place, more girls will be able to be a Girl Scouts! Ideal locations are churches, fire departments, office conference rooms, day care centers or non-profits after hours, assisted living facilities or civic groups like the Shriners ...read more
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Wednesday, July 02 2014
More than 274,000 books were given to North Carolina elementary school students to read during the summer as part of the 2nd Annual “Give Five – Read Five” campaign. Parents, business leaders and community members were encouraged during the spring to donate five new or gently used books to their local elementary schools. The result was that 148 schools from 52 school districts ...read more
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Wednesday, July 02 2014
This Fourth of July, the N. C. Wildlife Resources Commission invites anglers and would-be anglers of all ages to go fishing – for free. From 12:01 a. m. until 11:59 p. m., everyone in North Carolina – resident and non-residents alike – can fish in any public body of water, including coastal waters, without purchasing a fishing license or additional trout fishing privilege. ...read more
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Wednesday, July 02 2014
BY MECHELLE HANKERSON mhankerson@newsobserver.com Wake County officials looking for ways to increase teacher pay have landed on an idea moving along in other parts of the state: increasing sales tax and using the extra revenue for teachers’ salaries. According to an email sent to Wake County mayors from Knightdale Mayor Russell Killen, the group wants to see a referendum on the November ...read more
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Wednesday, July 02 2014
BY D. CLAY BEST cbest@newsobserver.com As June becomes July in the world of American Legion Baseball, the focus shifts from a mindset of winning games to winning series. Because that’s what keeps your season moving along: winning playoff series. With the start of the playoffs on the horizon, the Garner Nationals took a break from their push for playoff seeding and prevailed in its ...read more
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Tuesday, July 01 2014
After a season with a new schedule and format that were marred by bad luck, Downtown Sounds finished on a high note. About 400 people attended Garner’s downtown summer music series’ Spare Change concert Thursday after rain interfered with the previous two shows. “We continue to enjoy providing this to folks so they have an opportunity to get out and experience the downtown ...read more
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Tuesday, July 01 2014
Thousands of North Carolina third-grade students are back in class for help with reading this summer, but far fewer than projected are attending the camps mandated by the state’s 2012 Read to Achieve program. After the law was passed, new tests initially showed that many more students faced being held back than lawmakers had expected. That led school systems and parents to push for changes. ...read more
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Monday, June 30 2014
There’s a proud baseball tradition in Garner and the Garner Blue Jays are trying to lay down the foundation to build upon for continued excellence on the diamond in the Central Carolina Scholastic Summer League. Part of that winning foundation is to make a push for the postseason in the summer league as well as to restock the shelves that make up Garner baseball. Despite several positive ...read more
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Monday, June 30 2014
Independence Day celebration The Town of Garner will host an Independence Day celebration starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at Lake Benson Park, 921 Buffaloe Road, Garner. The event will feature entertainment, concessions, children’s activities and the Garner All-America City Shuffle. There is limited parking inside the park, so the town provides free shuttle service from Bryan Farms at ...read more
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Monday, June 23 2014
13th Annual Garner Chiropractic Open September 5, 2014 Crooked Creek Golf Club 1pm Shotgun Please see events calender (on Garner Chamber website) for information and registration/sponsor details or go to www.GarnerChiropractic.com and click on Events/Golf tab. Over $15,000.00 in prizes and giveaways!! Somebody can win a 2014 Land Rover and/or 2014 Porsche from Leith!!!
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Wednesday, June 11 2014
Cary, N.C., June 10, 2014 – Mid-South Engineering Company , a full-service consulting engineering firm with offices in North Carolina, Arkansas and Maine, recently selected S&A Cherokee as its Agency of Record. S&A Cherokee will provide Mid-South with creative strategy and direction including a new brand, website and marketing support for the firm. Founded in 1969 by four ...read more
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Tuesday, June 10 2014
Fathers have tender spots for their daiughters. It says so on page 1 of the Daddy handbook. So, it is fitting and proper that on this Tuesday, just a few days before Father’s Day, my oldest daughter will give me the greatest gift she’s given me in the first 18 years of her life. She will join her friends at Memorial Auditorium and walk across the stage to collect her high school ...read more
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Tuesday, June 10 2014
Carolina Mudcats standouts Erik Gonzalez, Anthony Gallas and Ryan Merritt have been named to the Carolina League All-Star team for the annual battle with the California League. The Carolina/California League All-Star Game will be played June 17 in Wilmington, Del. Gonzalez, a member of the Cleveland Indians’ 40-man roster, receives his first All-Star selection. He will serve in a utility ...read more
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Tuesday, June 10 2014
Paul Dinkenor grew up in Manchester, England, as a fan of English professional soccer, a tough game with fans who were sometimes as rough and bawdy as the coaches and players. Dinkenor, who has coached teams to five state titles at Raleigh’s Leesville Road High and has 700 career high school soccer wins, imitated his childhood idols when he began his coaching career in England. Dinkenor ...read more
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Monday, June 09 2014
We would like to welcome our newest member today, J's Delicious Daylight Donuts. They will be opening in Garner in July. J's Delicious Daylight Donuts are made from scratch daily. They also will have a variety of delicious pastries. To learn more about them you can visit them on our website at http://business.garnerchamber.com/list/member/j-s-delicious-daylight-donuts-1207 or on their ...read more
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Friday, June 06 2014
Some of Garner’s employees come home-grown. Most hail from the state or at least this hemisphere. The Town of Garner Public Works Employee of the Year hails from none of the above. Ed DaRosa grew up on the Azores Islands 850 miles west of Portugal, so his journey to a designated parking spot in the department lot covers a few more miles tha most. Not that the journey has impaired or worn ...read more
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Friday, June 06 2014
A number of household pets in Garner just gained legal residency. Town council unanimously voted to legalize backyard hens Monday, a vote met by applause in council chambers from several residents who had come to speak in favor of the new ordinance. The rule allows up to eight hens – but no roosters – in a backyard enclosure maxing out at 300 square feet. The ordinance includes ...read more
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Tuesday, June 03 2014
The line of veterans facing Mayor Ronnie Williams stretched deep and wide as he began presenting each one with a medal commemorating their military service. Those veterans, between 75 and 100 of them, were just part of a much larger crowd that turned out Monday to observe Memorial Day with songs, speeches and even a wreath-laying. Mayor Ronnie Williams praised the veterans in remarks to open the ...read more
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Tuesday, June 03 2014
After weeks of back and forth with staff, the town council members appear to have settled on a budget with a one-cent tax increase, after no significant revisions were made during discussion at Tuesday’s work session. Council expressed a desire to stick to the 2.75-cent tax increase promised in the approved 2013 bond referendum, so the goal would be to only raise the property tax another ...read more
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Tuesday, June 03 2014
Faye Gardner called them up and one by one, then in small groups, the men left their lawn chairs under the shade of the big old trees and lined up in front of Gardner. They kept coming and just kept coming. “They” were Garner’s veterans. They were called to the front of a gathering at the Veterans Memorial on Memorial Day to receive medals from the town. It is simplistic to say ...read more
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Wednesday, May 07 2014
May 7, 2014 – Clayton, NC - With summer just around the corner, FastMed Urgent Care, the largest urgent care network in North Carolina, has released its 2014 summer injuries and illnesses list along with tips for enjoying a healthy, injury free summer. “FastMed sees patients visit our urgent cares for these common injuries and illnesses during the summer months in North ...read more
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Monday, March 31 2014
Buffaloe LaneS Exclusive Kids Bowling Program April 1, 2014 through November 1, 2014 1 Free Game Per Day Kids (18 yrs. & younger) can join online or in center to receive our 2014 Kids Bowling Card and receive 1 FREE Game of Bowling Every Day between April 1, 2014 and November 1, 2014. As an added BONUS, Bufflaoe Lanes is offering EXCLUSIVE Daily FREEBIES to Kids Bowling Card Holders when they ...read more
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Friday, March 21 2014
New York City Ladies Trip Shopping, Shows & Much More October 2, 2014- October 5, 2014 Package Includes • 3 nights at the Millennium Broadway Hotel • Round trip Aitfare & Hotel Transfers • Inclusive Dinner at Carmine's on Friday evening • Tickets to "Kinky Boots", Toni award winning musical, Thurs. @ 7:00 • Tickets to t?Jeautiful Carole ...read more
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Wednesday, December 04 2013
by Jane Porter Indy Week December 4, 2013 photo by Justin Cook . On a June morning in 2009, an explosion tore through a Slim Jim manufacturing plant in Garner, killing four people and injuring 38 others. After the accident, ConAgra—owner of Slim Jim—packed up and shipped out of Garner for Ohio, leaving the factory abandoned and hundreds of people out of work. Fast forward four and a ...read more
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Friday, October 25 2013
Cabela’s to open first NC store in Garner Garner-Cleveland Record October 24, 2013 By Kyle Jahner — kjahner@newsobserver.com One of the country’s largest outdoor retailers has decided to open its first North Carolina store in Garner. Cabela’s, a retailer of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, announced plans Thursday to build a 100,000-square-foot store near the White Oak ...read more
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Thursday, October 24 2013
Cabela’s Inc., a retailer of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, will build its first North Carolina store in Garner and employ about 225 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees, the Nebraska company announced today. A 100,000-square-foot store will open in the spring of 2015 near the interchange of Interstate 40 and U.S. 70, the company said in a news release. “Thousands of North ...read more
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Wednesday, October 23 2013
Students and Teachers who show a valid ID recieve any regular sub, chips & drink for $6.99 or mini sub, chips & drink for $6.00 all day every day!! This deal also extends to any firefighters, EMS or police. Valid only at the McCuller's Crossing location at 401 & 10-10 Rd.
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Wednesday, October 23 2013
Every Wednesday enjoy a mini sub, chips and a 22 oz drink for just $6.00! Valid only at the McCuller's Crossing location at 401 & 10-10 Rd.
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Tuesday, October 22 2013
"Complete 540" Project Schedule * Hold Public Meeting on Alternatives Fall 2013 Finalize Detailed Study Alternatives Winter 2013 Complete Required Technical Studies Fall 2014 Receive Approval of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement Spring 2015 Draft EIS Review Period and Hold Public Hearings Summer 2015 Selection of the Preferred Alternative Fall 2015 Approval of Final Environmental ...read more
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Friday, October 18 2013
All day Saturday and Sunday enjoy any 2 giant subs, 4 bags of chips and a gallon of tea for only $28.00!! Only valid at the McCuller's Crossing location at 401 & 10-10 Rd.
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