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Thursday, August 28 2014
Welcome to the Garner Chamber of Commerce, Stone Truck Parts! Take a look at the history and mission of this great business: "Stone Truck Parts was founded in 2003 by Keith McLemore and Don Purcell. Together, Keith and Don have over 60 years of heavy duty aftermarket experience. They believe now as they did back in 2003 that there is a need for a locally-owned and managed truck parts ...read more
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Thursday, August 28 2014
Free Admission for All Chamber Members this weekend Friday, August 29, 6:30 pm-10:30 pm, Saturday, August 30, 1:00 pm-10:00 pm and Monday, September 1,12:00 pm-5:30 pm. Just mention the Garner Chamber at the front door and your admission and skate rental will be Free!!
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Thursday, August 28 2014
KS Bank Celebrates 90 th Anniversary It all started with a home …to a local family who dreamed of home ownership. A home where children grew up and memories were made all because a group of business men from Kenly, NC wanted to help their neighbors. Since its establishment on April 28, 1924, KS Bank has grown and evolved from a mortgage lending company to a savings and loan and, now today, ...read more
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Thursday, August 28 2014
Jordan Foster, Garner Chamber High School Intern 2010-2012 is about to begin a one-semester internship at Southwest Airlines in Dallas, Texas at their headquarters on Dallas Love Field. Her position at Southwest is a customer relations analyst intern. " I am looking forward to getting hands-on experience and practicing aviation business at such a large airline. I begin work at Southwest on ...read more
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Thursday, August 28 2014
Wednesday, August 27 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com More than $2.3 million has been raised or pledged to build a $7 million YMCA facility on Aversboro Road in Garner. Generally YMCA organizers try to quietly raise money by connecting with potential large donors in the community before they hold a very public community-wide drive. The organization hopes to have $5 million by December so it can start the ...read more
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Wednesday, August 27 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com The Garner Mid-Day Rotary presented a trio of annual awards Aug. 13, acknowledging heads of Garner’s police, Garner’s Chamber of Commerce and a Garner commercial real estate business. In addition to presenting awards to Brandon Zuidema, Neal Padgett, and Rolly Bannister, Jr., the service organization announced its annual fundraising event, the ...read more
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Wednesday, August 27 2014
Garner 919-773-4442 or garnernc.gov Hunter safety course A hunter safety course for ages 12 and older taught by N.C. Wildlife enforcement officers will be held Sept. 8-10 from 6-9 p.m. at the Avery Street Recreation Center. All first-time N.C. hunting license buyers must complete a hunter education course before hunting in N.C. or purchasing a hunting license. Demonstration guns will be provided. ...read more
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Wednesday, August 27 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com On Google Maps, the land north of U.S. 70 near Jones Sausage Road appears to be covered in trees. Google Maps is wrong. After about 15 years of waiting patiently, the developer of White Oak Crossing has made its second major move near the confluence of U.S. 70 and I-40. The shopping center expansion – and in particular the retail giant that the ...read more
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Tuesday, August 26 2014
Our open house was a great success. We began the day with a complimentary breakfast followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony. Mr. Neal Padgett and Mr. Ken Marshburn- Mayor Pro Tem were in attendance representing the Chamber of Commerce and city of Garner. Mrs. Natalie Snapp (STP's Executive Director) welcomed all, and was followed by a few words from Mr. Marshburn. The ribbon was cut by Mr. ...read more
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Monday, August 25 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com One Garner school gained a principal Tuesday while another lost one. Elana Ashburn will replace the freshly-retired Cathy Williams at the head of East Garner Magnet Middle School. While East Garner Middle picked up a principal from down south, Timber Drive Elementary lost principal Kendra Culberson. She will shift to Herbert Akins Elementary in ...read more
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Monday, August 25 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Construction on the town’s $4.5 million police station begins Monday and land acquisition for the first phase of downtown development is complete. A bond update at Tuesday’s council meeting indicated that most projects remain on track to be completed as scheduled except a pair of sidewalk projects being held up by outside forces and greenway ...read more
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Monday, August 25 2014
BY T. KEUNG HUI khui@newsobserver.com Wake County’s newest student assignment plan is focused on sending students to schools near where they live, reducing how often children are moved and keeping schools full – but not on promoting diverse enrollments. School administrators presented Tuesday the first draft of a plan for the 2015-16 school year that they say focuses primarily on ...read more
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Monday, August 25 2014
Cans for a Cure Vandora Springs Elementary will host the Cans for a Cure aluminum can recycling project throughout the summer months at 1300 Vandora Springs Road, Garner. Everyone is invited to recycle aluminum cans at the school in the blue recycling dumpster. All proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life of Garner. For more information email jhunt@wcpss.net. Test Prep The Public Library of ...read more
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Monday, August 25 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com The Garner Chamber of Commerce’s Connect conference largely focused on the ongoing commercial and residential growth of Garner as well as Wake County as a whole, and the potential for it to explode further. But private growth necessitates public infrastructure in areas such as education. And since many incoming residents won’t pay property taxes ...read more
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Monday, August 25 2014
The Carolina Clipz Magazine family of publishers is pleased to announce the addition of Susan Crumpler, new owner of the Wake Forest area magazine. Susan has been in the field of advertising over 24 years and is very comfortable discussing marketing strategies and developing the best profile for her customers. Susan is now working on the Wake Forest area premiere magazine, designated to mail in ...read more
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Monday, August 25 2014
Sign up by Friday, August 29 at 5PM to take part in the Inaugural MoonRunners Saloon Golf Tournament next Wednesday, September 3 at Lonnie Poole Golf Course. All Proceeds from the tournament will be donated to Garner PAAL (The Garner Police Athletic/Activities League) . Your $400, 4 person team entry fee includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks/drinks, Green Fees, Cart Fees, a Golfer Prize ...read more
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Monday, August 25 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com A working-class suburb of 20-something-thousand people has been turned upside down and become a national spectacle. It’s not Garner; like any two towns, Ferguson, Mo., and Garner have plenty of differences to go along with a few core similarities. But with debate over the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., the ensuing concoction of protests and riots, ...read more
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Monday, August 25 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Millions were caught off-guard and saddened by the suicide of comedian and actor Robin Williams. For Garner resident Jeanette Hagwood – and many across the country – the too-familiar sensation hit much closer to home. Williams’ death sparked a spike in calls to suicide hotlines and pushed depression and mental health to the forefront of a ...read more
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Friday, August 22 2014
BY PAULA SELIGSON pseligson@newsobserver.com When 8-year-old Jack Nelson heard about how first-responders give stuffed animals to children in car crashes, he knew he wanted to help. So Jack gathered up many of his stuffed animals – about 30 in all – to the N.C. Highway Patrol station in Smithfield. His motivation? “So kids can be happy if anything bad happens,” he said. ...read more
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Friday, August 22 2014
BY THÉODEN JANES tjanes@charlotteobserver.com Scotty McCreery was just another face in the crowd when he climbed onto a roller coaster for the first time at age 11, during a visit to Carowinds south of Charlotte. Last Saturday night, the amusement park was the site of another first for the Raleigh-based country singer: His outdoor concert there marked his first time headlining a show in ...read more
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Friday, August 22 2014
The Garner Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome Interskate as new members! Interskate is a Family Fun Center that is located in Garner, NC with Great Service for the Family! Here's a peek at what they have to offer. You don't want to miss the great things going on at Interskate! Check them out on our website: http://business.garnerchamber.com/list/member/interskate-1218 Check them ...read more
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Wednesday, August 20 2014
Accentuate Staffing Announces New Business Line R&D Consulting Division Offers Executive Level Placement Services to the Life Science Community RALEIGH, N.C. — Accentuate Staffing (www.accentuatestaffing.com), one of the largest locally owned staffing and recruiting companies in the Triangle, today announced the launch of a new specialty Research and Development Consulting division. ...read more
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Wednesday, August 20 2014
The Garner Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome High Output Audio as new members! Come to them for all of you auto needs. Car Audio and Video, Automotive Alarms, Automotive Lighting, and much more - High Output Audio has it all! Check them out on our website: http://business.garnerchamber.com/list/member/high-output-audio-1214 Check them out on their website: http://www.highoutputaudio.net/
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Wednesday, August 20 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com In his remarks at the Garner Chamber of Commerce’s Connect conference, mayor Ronnie Williams invoked 1987, the year Garner High won the football state title. He said the town would remember 2014 in a similar vein, and he wasn’t referring to the highly-regarded 2014 Trojan football team. “Great things are going to happen this year,” ...read more
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Wednesday, August 20 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Nearly a year after finishing clean-up and shifting into full-court-press-mode in marketing the former ConAgra site, the Garner has turned a few heads as it hopes to land its white whale: capital investment in advanced industry and high-paying jobs. Outsiders have remarked that the site has an unique combination of factors that will serve the town well as ...read more
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Wednesday, August 20 2014
BY BRUCE SICELOFF bsiceloff@newsobserver.com Most Triangle Transit bus patrons will start paying more for their rides when the regional agency increases its fares next week, for the first time in 10 years. And Triangle Transit will inaugurate Sunday service on a handful of routes, stepping up to a seven-day schedule for the first time in its 21-year history. Raleigh’s Capital Area Transit ...read more
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Wednesday, August 20 2014
BY D. CLAY BEST cbest@newsobserver.com There’s little doubt what it will take for Garner to be back among the Triangle area’s last standing football teams if you listen to Trojans’ head coach Thurman Leach during practice. It’s the same trait that Garner must possess if it wants to return to the top of the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference. The players lining up in the ...read more
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Wednesday, August 20 2014
BY D. CLAY BEST cbest@newsobserver.com Nyheim Hines, a rising senior at Garner High, thrilled fans with his electrifying runs and catches last season, rolling up 60 touchdowns for the Trojans during his junior season. He scored 50 rushing touchdowns, caught eight touchdown passes, ran two kicks back for touchdowns and compiled more than 4,000 total yards. He’s among the most talked about ...read more
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Tuesday, August 19 2014
Nominees for the 2014 Summit Awards Able to Serve Accentuate Staffing ALCO Custom Cabinets All Star Waste Alossi Renewal Spa Anfesa's & Grand Marquise Ballroom Aversboro Coffee Aversboro Restaurant B.E.S.T. BPG Management Capital Chrysler Chick-fil-A of Garner Community of Hope E2 Technologies Edward Jones Garner Police Athletic/Activities League Johnson Optometric Association Jones ...read more
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Monday, August 18 2014
There was a definite upbeat atmosphere coming from the Grand Marquis ballroom Thursday as people listened to comments from a parade of speakers on the front edge of Garner and Wake County’s growth. Whether it was from Chamber of Commerce director Neal Padgett breaking out in a rap tune or Richard Barta taking the covers off plans for a new retail offering in Garner, many of the comments ...read more
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Monday, August 18 2014
At Garner Magnet High School, dance students will incorporate technology to create a visual dance piece inspired by art or experience. At Timber Drive Elementary, meanwhile, fifth-graders will learn about spending money in a hands-on way. Three Garner schools have secured a quartet of grants from the Wake Education Partnership totaling $10,000 to fund a variety of unique classroom learning ...read more
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Monday, August 18 2014
The first restaurant domino for the new White Oak development has fallen; a Carolina Ale House will call Garner home and could open as early as March. The newest link in the rapidly-growing sports bar chain will occupy the corner parcel adjoining the I-40 intersection with U.S. 70, according to Rich Barta, president of developer Core Properties. Ale House becomes the first announced business to ...read more
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Monday, August 18 2014
On an ordinarily sleepy Monday in downtown Garner, Patrick Byrd hosted a Congressman and town leaders at his small business, Rising Stream Media. “It was just a good opportunity to show him what was going on and to have him downtown,” Byrd said of Rep. David Price. We did get the opportunity to talk to him about GRA and the town’s future hopes for our downtown.” The ...read more
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Monday, August 18 2014
Barbecue fundraiser Boy Scout Troop 391 in Garner will hold its annual barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Garner United Methodist Church, 201 Methodist Drive, Garner. Barbecue chicken or combination plates with baked beans and slaw will be served. Lunch plates will be available for delivery with purchase of 10 or more. Call 919-210-5879 to order. Plates are $8 each. ...read more
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Friday, August 15 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com One year after opening, WakeMed’s new Healthplex in Garner has blown past patient projections, which the provider said shows just how sorely the area had needed health care options. When the facility on U.S. 70 between New Rand and White Oak roads opened last Aug. 19, WakeMed projected 12,000-15,000 patients in the first year. As of the end of July, ...read more
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Friday, August 15 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Three months from election day, all indicators suggest Garner figures to again find itself part of the blast radius of what could prove one of the most competitive and expensive N.C. Senate races in the state. Local voters could have a substantial say in an election many regard as a referendum on the first two years of full Republican control of the state ...read more
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Friday, August 15 2014
T own Seeks Partners for Carnival Latino The T own of Garner seeks local food vendors, businesses, schools and performing artists to take part in its second annual Carnaval Latino. The festival celebrates the Latin American community in W ake County and will take place on Sunda y , Sept. 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the back lawn of the Garner Performing Arts Center at 125 A very Street. For ...read more
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Friday, August 15 2014
Big news was announced at the Garner Chamber Connect Conference on August 14 th ! “A seven-story tall, 180-room Drury Inn hotel is planned on a lot near Cabela's, and Barta says construction of the hotel should begin in 2015 with opening in 2016.”
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Friday, August 15 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com At last year’s Connect conference, Richard Barta said in 60 to 90 days, there would be a White Oak Crossing announcement that “will change the landscape of Garner and earn statewide recognition.” Two-plus months later, Cabela’s announced its plans to build the outdoors mega-store, its first in the state. That store is now under ...read more
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Friday, August 15 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com With the Garner Veterans Memorial constructed, more than a year old and paid off, the group that organized its construction is disbanding, or, you could say, transforming. Now the Garner Veterans Advisory Committee will take the reigns from the Veterans Memorial Committee. It will no longer take a financial role but instead help coordinate preservation and ...read more
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Friday, August 15 2014
Planning is underway for this town’s second annual Carnaval Latino and town officials are looking for vendors who want to add to the atmosphere of the cultural event. Set for 1-4 p.m. on Sept. 28, the festival is expected to attract between 500 and 600, though organizers hope that number could reach as high as 1,000 by the time he curtain closes. The event will be held in the back lawn of ...read more
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Friday, August 15 2014
Garner 919-773-4442 or garnernc.gov 30-and-older basketball league Individual players can join this recreational basketball league playing on weeknights (mainly Tuesday and Thursday) at the Avery Street Recreation Center. Players will be divided into teams on the night of the league meeting – Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. Register online by Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. The fee is $68-90. Adult open gym ...read more
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Friday, August 15 2014
Carolina Ale House signs on for new location near Cabela's in Garner By: Amanda Jones Hoyle Triangle Business Journal 8/14/2014 The Carolina Ale House restaurant group has been named as the first tenant to commit to the expansion of the White Oak Crossing shopping center in Garner that will be anchored by the landmark Cabela's outdoor retail store . Rich Barta , partner and founder of ...read more
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Thursday, August 14 2014
Sylvan Learning Centers in the Garner Area Want to Send Students Back to School Smarter with Sylvan Study Skills Vital study skills and strategies can turn good students into great students Garner, NC (Grassroots Newswire) August 13, 2014 - As families across the country trade beach days for school days, Sylvan Learning centers in the Garner area know it’s time to get into the back to school ...read more
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Wednesday, August 13 2014
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Tuesday, August 12 2014
KS Bank is holding a food drive on Friday, September 12 from 11:00am - 2:00pm. They will be collecting can foods for Garner Area Ministries. They will be giving away FREE Hotdogs to anyone who makes a donation. Come and support a great cause!
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Friday, August 08 2014
Suddenly the summer air was punctured by several quick bursts of an ambulance horn. But there was no emergency as Braxton Joyner initiated the racket from the driver’s seat. Good thing, because Joyner can’t see over the emergency vehicle’s dashboard. Suddenly, as Joyner gleefully pushed the button again, an adult could be heard saying “OK, no more,” though eardrums ...read more
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Friday, August 08 2014
Monday the town council set a public hearing to fix an ordinance in order to clear the way for a newly proposed nursing home in Garner. A group interested in building a new facility approached the town, and in the process of reviewing town rules the town discovered that a nursing care institution is not listed as a permitted land use in the Unified Development Ordinance. Town planning director ...read more
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Friday, August 08 2014
Lorraine Jordan had a birthday party last Friday, but you could say she was celebrating more than that. For starters, she held the party at Lorraine’s Coffee House & Music, her new business venture featuring java and live tunes that opened in June at Vandora Springs Road and Timber Drive. She’s setting up a bluegrass music festival for Labor Day weekend. Perhaps keying all the ...read more
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Friday, August 08 2014
Wake County paramedics saved 100 lives over a seven-year period because they worked longer than expected to resuscitate people whose heart had stopped, according to an analysis by the SAS Advanced Analytics Lab. Paramedics are traditionally trained to stop trying to resuscitate cardiac arrest victims after 20 to 25 minutes and declare them dead. Wake County EMS responders occasionally continued ...read more
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Tuesday, August 05 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com It’s been nearly six years since a second-grader asked Ronnie Williams about the shaking in his arm. Not long after that, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He has always said that if his condition prohibited him from fulfilling mayoral responsibilities, he would resign from the position he’s held since 2005. After securing ...read more
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Tuesday, August 05 2014
Town of Garner Public Works Director Paul Cox played a key role for the second consecutive year in helping the North Carolina Chapter of the American Public Works Association qualify to receive the Presidential Award for Chapter Excellence. The award recognizes documentation of chapter activities and compliance with best practices for the calendar year. Cox prepared the nomination submittal for ...read more
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Tuesday, August 05 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Sam Rappl first participated in the Towne Players of Garner’s summer camp nearly a decade ago, and played the White Rabbit, a “pretty significant part for a nine-year-old.” He stepped away, but in high school came back for several years to the program designed to expose as many kids to the arts as possible. “The Garner Towne Players ...read more
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Tuesday, August 05 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Drew Cook continues preparing Garner Magnet High School to open on Aug. 25. But that preparation will ultimately include moving out of his office. Garner High already had a lot of changes on the docket in the near future – mainly a new building and a new rival high school. Cook’s sudden departure for a job at the central office of the Wake ...read more
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Tuesday, August 05 2014
We are so glad to have Treslo as a new chamber member. Treslo is a great business to go to for technical expertise and advice. Their quality standards apply also in terms of service, technical expertise and advice. Their dedicated employees are happy to assist you with know-how and experience in your daily business. These are just a few of their specialties. To find out more about Treslo visit ...read more
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Monday, August 04 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling has the town reconsidering how it offers prayers before each council meeting. At the July 22 council meeting, town attorney Bill Anderson brought up the May Supreme Court position on public prayer, one that grants towns more explicit leeway in allowing sectarian prayer before events like council meetings. He did not ...read more
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Friday, August 01 2014
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Friday, August 01 2014
National Night Out The Garner Police Department, in association with the National Association of Town Watch and Target, will host the 31st annual National Night Out from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the White Oak Crossing Target, 1040 Timber Drive, Garner. Representatives from many community public safety organizations like EMS, police and fire rescue will be on hand to talk about crime ...read more
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Friday, August 01 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com While big-ticket items such as a new town hall, police and recreation facilities dominated the discussion of the 2013 bond, other projects are slowly rolling out. At Tuesday’s work session, neighborhood improvement manager Reginald Buie announced plans to put one of those projects on the consent agenda for the Aug. 4 council meeting. The Woodland ...read more
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Friday, August 01 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Garner’s downtown remains fairly sleepy. Every few minutes, a person might emerge from a storefront or even a condo, walk across the brand-new brick-and-concrete sidewalk past a new street lamp to a car parked on Main Street and take off. It could hardly be described as a bustle of activity. Most of the shops consist of service businesses rather than ...read more
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Friday, August 01 2014
BY SARAH BARR sbarr@newsobserver.com Wake County schools will soon join the national trend of trying to improve student performance by ensuring that they are not hungry when they begin their day. Wake, the state’s largest school system, will offer free breakfast to all students at eight elementary schools in the coming year. Supporters of what’s known as “universal ...read more
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Friday, August 01 2014
You may think the year begins Jan. 1, but you’d be wrong, at least on my calendar. In my world, Aug. 1 is the red-letter day. As a teenager growing up in eastern Wake County, that was the first official day of football practice. For me, it was more anticipated than any Christmas present I could have ever received. These days, official practices begin a little bit earlier – the first ...read more
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Thursday, July 31 2014
We would like to give a warm welcome to Wade Corbett Real Estate. We are glad to have them as members now, here at the Garner Chamber of Commerce. Wade Corbett Real Estate is a great business to go to in order to g et a positive, helpful partner for buying or selling a home. To learn more about them you can visit them on their website at http://wadecorbett.kwrealty.com/ or on our website at ...read more
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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 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
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
Categories: Around Town
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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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
Categories: Member News
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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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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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
Categories: Around Town
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 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, 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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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
Categories: Chamber News
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.
Categories: Member News
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.
Categories: Member News
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
Categories: Chamber News
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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