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Thursday, April 24 2014
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt is now open for business. Join Menchie's, 2636 Timber Drive, Garner, for their Grand Opening week May 3-9. They will have specials running all week. They offer self-serve frozen yogurt with a large selection of yogurt flavors and toppings. The Menchie’s experience is more about the connections, memories and celebrations made within their stores than the ...read more
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Thursday, April 24 2014
Lauren K. Ohnesorge รข??Staff Writie AT&T (NYSE: T) is expanding its high-speed internet initiative to up to 100 cities, including towns in the Triangle. Earlier this month, the wireless company revealed its intention to bring fiber to Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh and Winston-Salem. Monday's announcement adds Apex, Garner and Morrisville to the mix, as well as Charlotte and ...read more
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Thursday, April 24 2014
Johnson Pressure Washing Wows Expo Winner Judy Tart winner of the Expo Prize Partnership with Johnson Pressure Washing is extremely happy with Mr. Timothy Johnson and his exceptional work. She stated “he did an excellent job and I would refer him to anyone who asked.” Congratulations to Timothy Johnson and Johnson Pressure Washing for a job well done. For more information visit: ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Wednesday, April 23 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com April 22, 2014 Earlier this month, the North Carolina Main Street program named Elmo Vance one of 32 Main Street Champions of 2014. When Garner Revitalization Association executive director John Hodges sent him a note about it, Vance mostly ignored it thinking it was about Hodges. “He had to tell me by phone,” Vance said. “He called me and ...read more
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Wednesday, April 23 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com April 22, 2014 There’s a ghost haunting the Garner Performing Arts Center. And it will be back again this weekend. The Towne Players of Garner performed its spring production “A Ghost of a Chance” twice last weekend and will perform four more times starting Thursday at 8 p.m. at GPAC. There will also be showings at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday ...read more
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Wednesday, April 23 2014
BY PAULA SELIGSON pseligson@newsobserver.com April 22, 2014 Early voting for the May primary starts Thursday, April 24, and voters can cast ballots in races ranging from county commissioner, to clerk of court, to the U.S. House and Senate. Early voting will run Monday through Saturday until May 3. The primary is Tuesday, May 6. Five early-voting sites will open across the county. Any Johnston ...read more
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Wednesday, April 23 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com April 22, 2014 The Cottengim twins were not the only fifth graders at Vandora Springs Elementary School painting chairs as art-projects-turned-fundraiser. But they have a firmer, more tangible grasp on why than most of their classmates. The Chairs of Hope auction Thursday, along with events around the area, set the stage for Friday’s Relay for Life, ...read more
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Wednesday, April 23 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com April 22, 2014 Part of being an International Baccalaureate school means Smith Magnet Elementary works to promote global citizenship. As part of that, the school Thursday held its annual Walk for Hunger, an event in which students, teachers and former teachers work to raise money for Heifer International to combat global hunger. Hungers, however, can be an ...read more
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Tuesday, April 22 2014
We are so excited to announce that S.P.F. Swimming Pools by Faris has joined the Chamber. They are a great business in the Garner area. For more information, you can visit their page on our website by clicking the link below. Once again, Welcome to the Chamber S.P.F. Swimming Pools by Faris! http://business.garnerchamber.com/list/member/s-p-f-swimming-pools-by-faris-1203
Categories: Chamber News
Tuesday, April 22 2014
We are happy to say that Angler Environmental has joined the Chamber! They are a great business to go to for any kind of outdoor keeping or construction. For more information about them please visit their website at http://www.anglerenvironmental.com/index.html or check them out on our website at http://business.garnerchamber.com/list/member/angler-environmental-1202 . Again, Welcome to the ...read more
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Tuesday, April 22 2014
Sunday, June 8, 2014 | Noon - 6:30pm MacNair’s Country Acres, 4321 Tryon Road, Raleigh, NC 27606 Triangle Charity Polo Classic is looking for sponsors. SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Signature Tailgate Package : $250 • Admission for one car and your guests can enjoy a field side view of the game. Spots are assigned on a first come first serve basis. • Reserved tailgate spot with parking for ...read more
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Monday, April 21 2014
The 2013 All-America City quilt will be on public display in various locations in Garner April 21-27. Each year, finalists in the All-America City Award program submit quilt squares representing something special about their communities. The squares are stitched together into a quilt that tours the country, visiting each finalist community. Garner’s square was made by Linda Junk with the ...read more
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Monday, April 21 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com April 18, 2014 Jim Crissman and his wife Barbara were having a great time on the Moody Blues Cruise the first week of April, listening to music while drifting around the Caribbean. They had an even better time when they found out they had won a parting gift: a new car. Last weekend, Crissman’s brand new blue, psychadelically-painted Mini Cooper ...read more
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Monday, April 21 2014
David Beeler, a financial advisor with the financial services firm Edward Jones in Raleigh, and Jennifer Konkol, a branch office administrator, recently attended an invitation-only training opportunity at the firm's headquarters in St. Louis. The three-day Advanced Practice Management Forum is offered to branch teams throughout the country who rank among the top third most successful in the ...read more
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Monday, April 21 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com April 18, 2014 Holland’s United Methodist Church’s youth-led group set an ambitious goal for itself: collect 20,000 donated books as part of the state’s Give Five, Read Five initiative. The group’s ideas for reaching that goal even got the attention of the state’s superintendent. Volunteers from the Garner-area church will all ...read more
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Monday, April 21 2014
BY T. KEUNG HUI khui@newsobserver.com April 20, 2014 Some students and their teachers may be a little bleary-eyed Monday after having rushed back from visiting friends and family on Easter. That wasn’t the original plan for traditional-calendar schools in Wake, Johnston and Orange counties. Easter Monday was going to be a day off before the bad winter weather turned it into a makeup day. ...read more
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Monday, April 21 2014
If you missed it, there’s always next year. But the Garner Consumer and Business Expo is worth the time of anyone involved. Whether you’re a visitor or a business leader touting your goods and services, a business expo like the one held in Garner earlier this month is good business. For those who go as visitors, it’s a good chance to see who does business in your community. To ...read more
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Thursday, April 17 2014
Summer Camp at Wake Christian Academy is better than ever! In addition to full-day themed camps for children in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, we offer week-long half-day programs for kids of all ages in athletics (cheerleading, football, volleyball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls basketball, baseball, softball, and strength and conditioning), kindergarten-readiness, cooking, ...read more
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Wednesday, April 16 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com April 15, 2014 The Easter Bunny stood in the middle of a grassy square, cornered by bright orange cones and lined with blue grass lines reinforced by hundreds of children and their camera wielding parents. Suddenly, the bunny began waiving his arms over his head invitingly. It was on. Chaos. Children ranging from late elementary school to toddlers barely ...read more
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Wednesday, April 16 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com April 15, 2014 As the earlier Expo crowds dwindled into a steady trickle of potential customers, Joe Theys of Manager’s Payroll, at least half-jokingly, groused at the two Aflac representitives. Their stuffed duck, he said, was taking all the attention from his side of the aisle. Not that he said it wasn’t worth the effort. With more than 1,000 ...read more
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Wednesday, April 16 2014
BY CHRIS SEWARD AND KYLE JAHNER cseward@newsobserver.com April 15, 2014 “Drive. You’re holding up traffic. You’re holding up traffic,” Garner police officer Brian Hanson said. Garner Magnet High School student Ronnie Morton acknowledged the officer and went back to texting on his phone. Seconds later Morton cringed as his vehicle seemed to hit something. The officer ...read more
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Wednesday, April 16 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com April 15, 2014 Kenny Lynch has played Special Olympic sports for 22 years and will play defense for a soccer team at the National Games in Princeton, N.J., this summer. But to call him an athlete severely diminishes his ubiquitous role in the town of Garner. You may as well just call him the mayor. He does. So do some around him. As for actual-mayor Ronnie ...read more
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Wednesday, April 16 2014
The Garner Police Athletic/Activites League has been awarded a $2,000 grant from Wells Fargo Foundation. As a 501-C3 Organization, Garner PAAL relies heavily on donations, grants and fundraising. “Without funding from organizations such as the Wells Fargo Foundation, we would not be able to offer programming to our youth,” said Sgt. Mike McIver, Garner PAAL Program Director. ...read more
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Wednesday, April 16 2014
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the town of Garner’s finance department by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for Garner’s comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013. It is the 24th consecutive year that the finance department has earned the honor. ...read more
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Wednesday, April 16 2014
BY BILL WOODWARD Correspondent April 14, 2014 Senior left-hander Brighton Hudson turned and watched as the ball sailed over the fence in left-center field, a grand slam off the bat of East Wake’s Cody Alphin and a rare moment of adversity for the Garner ace. Hudson, who had given up just two earned runs in his previous five starts this season, responded in winning fashion – regaining ...read more
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Wednesday, April 16 2014
BY JAY MUMFORD Correspondent April 14, 2014 Moe Barbour has a succinct philosophy on batting, whether it be in softball or baseball. “You can get all the hits you want,” he says, “but if you don’t get the timely hits, then it doesn’t matter.” His Garner softball team didn’t get the timely hit in every instance the Trojans were at the plate, but it get ...read more
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Tuesday, April 15 2014
We would like to give a warm welcome to Platinum Commercial Realty. We are so glad they have decided to join the Chamber. Platinum Commercial Realty is a wonderful business to go to about commercial real estate. They care deeply about their clients and strive to provide top service. To find out more about them you can visit them on our website at ...read more
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Monday, April 14 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com April 11, 2014 As the town of Garner trudges toward a balanced budget, staff has proposed a one-cent tax increase to make up for inefficient vehicle tax collection and necessary emergency services and vehicle replacement expenses. The tax increase proposed at Monday’s council meeting would represent $17 for the average home in Garner, which is valued ...read more
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Monday, April 14 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com April 11, 2014 Kristine Hughes played three sports in high school in San Jose. She didn’t even contemplate a future in the Special Olympics; instead she joined the Navy as a firefighter recruit for a more than a year before an injury and honorable discharge. She later played sports at Mission (community) College in Santa Clara. She didn’t even ...read more
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Monday, April 14 2014
By Kyle Jahner kjahner@newsobserver.com April 11, 2014 The council unanimously approved the special use permit for the proposed apartment complex on Greenfield Parkway at U.S. 70. Neighboring industrial landowners led by Golden State Foods had opposed the project, but the developer worked to address enough of thier concerns that they dropped their objections. Council member Ken Marshburn said he ...read more
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Monday, April 14 2014
By Kyle Jahner kjahner@newsobserver.com April 11, 2014 After limited discussion at the meeting, Garner’s town council expressed agreement to building the $7.5 million bond-funded town hall from the ground up rather than renovating the existing structure. Kennedy said a contractor could end up devoting valuable resources to salvaging what it could of a renovated structure. Other council ...read more
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Monday, April 14 2014
By Kyle Jahner kjahner@newsobserver.com April 11, 2014 WakeMed presented facts and figures regarding its Garner HealthPlex, which opened in August. In the first six months, the emergency facility recorded 8,083 visits, with a quarter of those visits by children 17-and-under. Carolyn Knaup, senior vice president of ambulatory services and physician operations also noted the new presence of ...read more
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Monday, April 14 2014
BY BILL WOODWARD Correspondent April 11, 2014 The Garner girls soccer team is right where coach Joe Dennis wanted the Trojans to be as they approach the midpoint of the season: in the hunt for a conference title. The veteran Trojans rolled past Rolesville 9-0 on Tuesday night to improve to 4-1-1 in the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference and trail only West Johnston in the standings. “I think ...read more
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Monday, April 14 2014
The Garner Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome our newest member, Platinum Commercial Realty, LLC. Melinda Hall invites you to stay tuned for news on a "Garner is a Great Place to Be" event! Check them out on our website: http://business.garnerchamber.com/list/member/platinum-commercial-realty-llc-1201 Also, check them out on their website: http://www.platinumcre.com
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Monday, April 14 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com April 11, 2014 Michael Marones has moved to be close to family in Garner, and a group of local church members including some youth threw him a helping hand by building a wheelchair ramp at his new home. Marones – who severely injured himself through oxygen deprivation in an apparent suicide attempt after alleged bullying in January – moved with ...read more
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Friday, April 11 2014
GARNER — Michael Marones has moved to be close to family in Garner, and a group of local church members including some youth threw him a helping hand by building a wheelchair ramp at his new home. Marones – who severely injured himself through oxygen deprivation in an apparent suicide attempt after alleged bullying in January – moved with his mother and step-father to Garner, ...read more
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Friday, April 11 2014
Tax Relief Escape: 60 minute Swedish or deep tissue massage and an Alossi Spa Facial for only $ 115 Love this deal, return in 3 weeks and enjoy the same price. Spring Fever: Enjoy a 45 min therapeutic massage followed by a replenish pedicure for only $ 85 Alossi Spa facial with microderm : Revolutionize your skin with microdermabrasion and deep penetrating natural acids, enzyme s and ...read more
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Friday, April 11 2014
GARNER — Kristine Hughes played three sports in high school in San Jose. She didn’t even contemplate a future in the Special Olympics; instead she joined the Navy as a firefighter recruit for a more than a year before an injury and honorable discharge. She later played sports at Mission (community) College in Santa Clara. She didn’t even know she qualified for the Special ...read more
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Friday, April 11 2014
Voting laws changed dramatically in the last session of the N.C. General Assembly. Those who want to vote need to beware of those changes. Not only have early voting hours and locations been significantly curtailed, so, too, have the opportunities for voters to, for whatever reason, show up at the wrong place and still be allowed to vote. Prior to the most recent changes in the law, election ...read more
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Thursday, April 10 2014
Welcome to the Garner Chamber of Commerce, Partners Commercial Realty! Check them out on their website: http://www.partnerscrnc.com/ Check them out on our website: http://business.garnerchamber.com/list/member/partners-commercial-realty-llc-1200 Each of their brokers brings to the team a different background, base of experience, skills and relationships. Their common ground is their passion for ...read more
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Wednesday, April 09 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com April 8, 2014 As spring break passed, Garner Magnet High School’s new Ninth Grade Center sat idle, often with maybe one car sitting in the parking lot. It’s the first non-weekend breath since the new facility opened on Jan. 22 after teachers hurriedly moved into the building during the weekend dividing semesters. So far, the building has ...read more
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Wednesday, April 09 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com April 8, 2014 More than a decade ago, Jennifer Wood was a stay-at-home mother who volunteered so often at her sons’ school, Rand Road Elementary, the boss figured she may as well start paying her. “Finally the principal came to me and said ‘We need a teacher assistant. You’re here all day; why don’t you apply for this ...read more
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Wednesday, April 09 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com April 8, 2014 On Friday at around 1:30 p.m. Raleigh resident Chris Davis set out for a quiet afternoon of fishing. He took his slow motorized boat out near a bank in the water, hundreds of yards from anyone else, and just began casting. Roughly 20 minutes after setting off, he was reeling in a bass. He released it and cast again. It may sound like a ...read more
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Wednesday, April 09 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com April 8, 2014 From people who will massage your payroll books to those who will massage your back, from a lawn doctor to people doctors, from bowling and go-carting to the place that can make the trophy for the winner -- the Business and Consumer Expo 2014 will give Garner residents a pretty broad idea of what’s available in town. The Chamber of ...read more
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Tuesday, April 08 2014
The Carolina Mudcats open their season Thursday at Five County Stadium with a lineup that doesn’t feature the big prospect names of a season ago but does include proven young talent. Franciso Lindor and Tyler Naquin are gone, but 10 players return from last season’s team, and everyone on the roster is chasing the same dream: getting to the big leagues. The Class A Carolina League is a ...read more
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Monday, April 07 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com April 4, 2014 The Garner Education Foundation’s fourth annual Cooks for Books event last month generated $14,300 for its literacy programs and provided a variety of succulent dishes sampled by the nearly 300 guests. Three restaurants competed in a live kitchen competition judged by area chefs while more than 20 others entered dishes in a variety of ...read more
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Monday, April 07 2014
Garner came out as #6 in a research project done by Movoto, the real estate research site. Movoto published their ranking of the most affordable places in North Carolina. They looked at the 83 places that have a population of at least 10,000. Here is what they had to say about Garner: #6. Garner This Raleigh suburb has graced a Movoto list once before, as one of the best places in North Carolina, ...read more
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Monday, April 07 2014
Our office has partnered with ELEOS: A Place of Mercy to assist those that are in need in the Garner area community. ELEOS: A Place of Mercy is a non-profit community center that provides groceries to families in need through their FREE food program: Joshua Storehouse. Please help ELEOS/Joshua Storehouse by donating perishable and non-perishable food items, monetary donations and grocery store ...read more
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Monday, April 07 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com April 4, 2014 Cars flowing from U.S. 70 south down Vandora Springs Road funnel through tightly placed orange construction barrels and shift lanes as backhoes dig trenches along the street. All to work on a sidewalk scheduled to have been finished months ago. Elements from gas to ice have pushed the current Vandora Springs Road sidewalk project’s ...read more
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Friday, April 04 2014
The Garner Chamber of Commerce welcomes Maria Copp, with First Data - Merchant Services! Maria has so much to offer for every business. If you are in need of any information about First Data, Credit- Card Machines, or Credit- Card processing be sure to contact her! At First Data, they look for every opportunity to help customers leverage more value from each transaction—developing new ...read more
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Thursday, April 03 2014
Acquisition positions FastMed as the largest urgent care organization in Arizona Gilbert, AZ – April 1, 2014: FastMed Urgent Care , the sixth largest urgent care provider in the United States, today announced the acquisition of Advanced Urgent Care , the fourth largest urgent care operator in the state of Arizona. The acquisition establishes FastMed as the leader in providing convenient, ...read more
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Thursday, April 03 2014
Clayton, NC – March 25 - Cornerstone Health Care, a physician-owned and led multi-disciplinary network of practices located throughout central North Carolina, and FastMed Urgent Care, the largest urgent care network in North Carolina, have launched a clinical affiliation agreement to drive positive quality of care outcomes, improve access to care and reduce healthcare costs for patients. ...read more
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Wednesday, April 02 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com April 1, 2014 On Thursday at 10:30 a.m., hundreds of people, mostly students, packed into the Garner Performing Arts Center. Inside, a Boston theater company performed the educational play “Eureka.” The audience watched as a girl frustrated by math homework somehow summons Albert Einstein, and he in turn summons in a slew of historical ...read more
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Wednesday, April 02 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com April 1, 2014 The Madness is over, at least for Garner. After storming through the Sandhills Region to the Final Four, Garner fell a few votes short of Concord in the semi-finals of the N.C. League of Municipalities’ Hometown Showdown competition on Facebook. Less than 200 votes separated the top three Final Four vote-getters, with Garner’s ...read more
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Wednesday, April 02 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com April 1, 2014 A relatively weak tornado caused minor damage to a neighborhood off Rand Road just south of Garner’s town limits Saturday night. One house on Trebor Drive near its westernmost intersection with Cross Pointe Lane suffered roof and window damage, while a neighbor had a portion of a tree beak off. Another tree lost a sizable limb at the ...read more
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Wednesday, April 02 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com April 1, 2014 Organizations that grant schools awards and distinctions can seem to multiply each year. But Garner Magnet High School nevertheless will take this one happily. The National Association of Secondary School Principals named Garner High among 10 middle and high schools nationwide as 2014 “Breakthrough Schools,” which along with a ...read more
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Wednesday, April 02 2014
Wake County’s Board of Elections is reminidng voters of the changes in the election laws as outlined in the Voter ID Bill enacted by the N.C. General Assembly. The following changes will go into effect for primary elections held on Tuesday, May 6. The primary elections will be for the Democratic Party, Republican Party, Libertarian Party and non-partisan judicial races. • Voters must ...read more
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Tuesday, April 01 2014
We would like to give a warm welcome to Dr. Lena's Life Coaching. We are so excited to have them as a part of the chamber. Dr. Lena has worked for over 10 years in motivational coaching, counseling, and therapy. To find out more about them you can visit them on their website at http://www.lenaklumper.com/ . Once again, Welcome Dr. Lena's Life Coaching!
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Tuesday, April 01 2014
Duke assistant coach Steve Wojciechowski has been hired for the head coach position at Marquette. ESPN first reported the news Tuesday morning. Wojciechowski, 37, replaces Buzz Williams, who left for Virginia Tech after six years at Marquette. Wojciechowski, Who graduated from Duke in 1998, spent 15 years at Duke as an assistant coach. Wojciechowski was unavailable for comment Tuesday morning. ...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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Monday, March 31 2014
Buffaloe Lanes Teacher Appreciation Discount Card April 1, 2014 - November 1, 2014 Hello Teachers & Educators, Buffaloe Lanes knows that teachers are very important to our future and would like to say, "Thank You" for your dedication to educating our youth. Teachers to show our appreciation for your hard work, we would like to offer you a chance to have some fun bowling with us ...read more
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Monday, March 31 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com March 28, 2014 Despite a nagging feeling that the project may be low on Wake County’s priority list, Garner’s leaders hope to renew efforts to push for a new downtown library – though there is uncertainty on the ideal site. Town staff met late last week with Wake County’s interim County Manager Joe Durham. (The county recently hired ...read more
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Monday, March 31 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com March 28, 2014 The hearing Wednesday over the once-disputed plans to build an apartment complex at North Greenfield Parkway felt like a trial. But the matter seemed settled; the apartments will likely be built. Greenfield industrial landowners Golden Gate Foods and Gregory Poole Equipment Company dropped formal objections to the 248-unit apartment complex ...read more
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Monday, March 31 2014
BY BILL WOODWARD Correspondent March 28, 2014 Garner’s softball team returned to form Wednesday night against West Johnston. The Trojans rebounded from a disappointing loss last week to Clayton, riding the arm of senior Lauren Marbrey and a five-run third inning to a 5-1 victory over West Johnston. Garner (6-2) evened its Greater Neuse River 4A Conference record at 1-1. West Johnston ...read more
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Monday, March 31 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com March 28, 2014 After 18 years as a Garner town employee, Demetrius Hunter will retire, leaving someone else to handle the wide range of tasks he’s executed over the years – some more pleasant than others. That someone will have big shoes to fill; Hunter earned such respect that he was named town employee of the year in 2008 -- a feat more ...read more
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Friday, March 28 2014
Holland's UMC in Garner is collecting, sorting, and distributing 20,000 books to elementary school students. This project is a youth-based project spearheaded by five high school students who are supported by seven adults. The team includes Libby Bowes, a high school senior, who is team leader. Lindsey Wright, a junior, who is the media specialist. Other team members include: Matt Smothers, ...read more
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Friday, March 28 2014
Garner Chamber of Commerce welcomes an Independent Beauty Consultant, Jessica Ness, to the Chamber! She primarily focuses on Mary Kay, but has a wide variety of knowledge for all of your beauty needs! Check her out on our website: http://business.garnerchamber.com/list/member/independent-beauty-consultant-mary-kay-1196
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Thursday, March 27 2014
The Garner Chamber of Commerce welcomes Hutch Home Solutions! If you're in need of home energy upgrades or an exterior home improvement, then look no further. With decades of experience, Hutch Home Solutions knows just how important a remodeling job or energy audit can be, and they work hard to help your ideas come to life. Don't hire multiple contractors for building your porch and ...read more
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Thursday, March 27 2014
The Garner Chamber of Commerce welcomes Pediatric Therapy Associates! They are a multidisciplinary practice founded over 30 years ago in Raleigh, North Carolina. Their goal is to provide quality services for infants and children up to 21 years of age. Services include occupational and physical therapy, speech-language pathology, music therapy, developmental therapy, social groups, and a variety ...read more
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Wednesday, March 26 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com March 25, 2014 Early in Garner United Methodist Church’s Relay for Life barbecue fundraiser it became clear that the dozens of smokers outside would be put to use, with cars wrapping around the church by 11:30 a.m. to use the drive-thru for lunch. By the end of the day – service ran from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – the church had sold about 3,000 ...read more
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Wednesday, March 26 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com March 25, 2014 The massive investment at White Oak and Jones Sausage churns along ahead of schedule, while the road project to facilitate the development is a half-step behind. Garner’s town council approved conditional use permits for the land north of U.S. 70 near Jones Sausage Road that Core Properties has been developing. Richard Barta, president ...read more
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Wednesday, March 26 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com March 25, 2014 While the council meeting last Tuesday largely focused on broad schools issues as well as traffic, Wake County Public Schools also presented a number of design elements for the new high school in Garner. Concerns about the design were raised regarding parking, sewer system and football stadium size at the meeting, but WCPSS says all the ...read more
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Wednesday, March 26 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com March 25, 2014 It might not balance the fire budget, but it softens a typically messy process. All thanks to a running joke. Charmin gave Garner Fire a one-year supply of toilet paper as a part of its program to provide such a donation to one fire department in each state. “We’ll take what we can get,” deputy chief Tim Herman said. ...read more
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Tuesday, March 25 2014
“Best of the Best” Winners Announced!! Garner Educational Foundation 4 th ANNUAL “Cooks for Books” Battle of the Chefs Fundraiser Huge Turnout and Huge Success This year’s Garner Educational Foundation “Cooks for Books” event at Garner TV and Appliance gave the citizens of Garner just what it asked for… a “BEST of the BEST” food ...read more
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Friday, March 21 2014
Recital tickets for Christy's DancExplosion are now on sale through Johnston Community College: http://www.johnstoncc.edu/performingarts/events.aspx. Order your tickets in advance to make sure you have a seat to watch some incredible dancers!
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Friday, March 21 2014
GARNER, NC (March 21, 2014) - WingSwept, a locally based full-service information technology firm located in Garner, NC is organizing its 6th Annual Technology Spring Clean. This year's event will take place on April 26, 2014 from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. The event location is the parking lot of the WingSwept office at 605 Poole Drive, Garner, NC 27529. WingSwept holds this annual event in ...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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Monday, March 17 2014
Special! 50% off any training package. Personal training in a private fitness studio. Visit www.bodybygary.com for pricing and additional information. Limited to one (1) per customer.
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Monday, March 17 2014
Aversboro 1 st Annual Crawfish Festival Sponsor Request Sheet The Crawfish Festival started out 13 years ago as an annual get together to just have some good times with family and friends. Over the years it has grown into a festival with approximately 300 guests at my home, joining together to raise money for various charities such as The NC Food Bank, ARC of Wake County, Pediatric Cancer, ...read more
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Friday, March 14 2014
Our Shared Vision is to: Build Garner PAAL as a respected community partner and asset to youth and families in the Garner community Provide and promote effective programs in order to reduce juvenile delinquency in Garner Be known as a culturally diverse organization resulting in positive life change for all involved Be a catalyst of all local organizations providing services to youth The Garner ...read more
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Friday, March 14 2014
Garner, NC (Grassroots Newswire) March 13, 2014 - Is it ok for kids to binge on mobile games? The owners of Sylvan Learning centers located in the Garner area think so - as long as they are the right ones. But how can parents find games that guarantee their kids' screen time is actually beneficial? To help take the guesswork out of choosing from the thousands of apps available, Sylvan ...read more
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Friday, March 14 2014
The orange barrels are down and the concrete barriers are up! Concrete barriers on I-440 West in Raleigh now stretch from the Knightdale Bypass to near the I-40/440 split, meaning no shoulders along that section of the Fortify Project zone. Now that the concrete barriers are installed, this traffic pattern will remain in place for the next several months. Decrease in lanes mean an increase in ...read more
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Thursday, March 13 2014
Triangle Charity Polo Classic Join us for a day of fun, food, and excitement at the Guiding Lights Triangle Charity Polo Classic, the first of its kind in the Triangle area. Sunday, June 8, 2014, Noon - 6:30 p.m. At MacNair's Country Acres, 4321 Tryon Road, Raleigh, NC 27606. Parking: $10/car in the general admission parking lot General Admission: Advance purchase: $15/person; children under ...read more
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Tuesday, March 11 2014
For Laurie Bubenik, kindergarten doesn’t start when students first walk into her Vandora Springs classroom. She reaches out well before then to begin the process, especially in a new era of rising expectations for a grade level percieved as more of an alphabet-learning playtime. “As soon as I know the names of the kids in my class, I try to call parents two times before we meet face ...read more
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Monday, March 10 2014
Garner's annual Spring Eggstravaganza, sponsored by the Town's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, will be held at Lake Benson Park (921 Buffaloe Road) on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The ever-popular egg hunt will start promptly at noon. Please see the flier linked below for more information, or call Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources at (919) ...read more
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Friday, March 07 2014
GARNER — Tony-nominated Christiane Noll will wrap up the fourth season of Broadway Voices on March 15 and Neal Padgett, the president of the Garner Chamber of Commerce and a concert series founder, said plans are underway for a fifth season. “I think it is something our community is proud of and something that has been very good for the area,” he said. Noll is the latest example ...read more
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Friday, March 07 2014
Mortimer seems to have fibbed this year. Back on Feb. 2, Garner’s groundhog-turned-weatherman predicted one more cold snap in February before an early spring. March iced that prediction early last week. Garner avoided major traffic problems and accidents during Monday afternoon and night’s rain and ice storm, but the weather resulted in the cancellation of even more school region-wide ...read more
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Tuesday, March 04 2014
We are so glad to have Auto Performance Center as a new member at the Chamber! We look forward to the time ahead with them. If you ever need auto repairs this is a great place to go. Check more about them on our website at http://business.garnerchamber.com/list/member/auto-performance-center-1190 or on Auto Performance Center's website at http://www.autoperformancegarner.com/ . Again, we ...read more
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Friday, February 28 2014
Garner, N.C. – The Town of Garner and the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) held a Job Search Boot Camp on Feb. 25 at Garner Performing Arts Center. Two sessions were held with approximately 150 attendees from Garner and surrounding areas. Of those participants, 57 percent are currently unemployed, and only 22 percent are have full-time position. Approximately 69 percent of the ...read more
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Friday, February 28 2014
RALEIGH — Transit will be on the agenda Friday when the Wake County commissioners gather for a retreat in Holly Springs, but they are not expected to dip into details of a moldering plan for buses and trains that the Republican-led board received in 2011 – and never discussed. Democratic candidates and other transit advocates are impatient to see Wake catch up with Durham and Orange ...read more
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Friday, February 28 2014
ASHEBORO, N.C. — Three cougar kittens whose mother was killed by a hunter in Oregon are expected to arrive at the North Carolina Zoo on Monday. The two females and a male are about 2 months old. Once the hunter realized the adult cougar had kittens, the animals were taken to the Oregon Zoo in Portland, where zookeepers helped wean the animals, officials said. The cougars will be under a ...read more
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Tuesday, February 25 2014
The Museum of Life and Science in Durham Tuesday announced ambitious plans for a $3.9 million dollar project to build two new outdoor learning areas on the museum's sprawling campus. Plans call for a two-acre nature-based playscape, called Hideaway Woods, to open in summer 2015. Earth Moves, an interactive approach to Earth sciences, is scheduled to open in 2016. "We are creating a ...read more
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Tuesday, February 25 2014
GARNER — Red-hot Garner entered Tuesday’s first round of the Class 4A basketball playoffs riding an 11-game winning streak. The Trojans stayed hot, rolling to a 103-62 victory over Lumberton, but the win might have come at a steep price. Junior point guard Julius Barnes, one of the team’s leading scorers and the Trojans’ floor leader who always seems to be able to make a ...read more
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Tuesday, January 14 2014
Garner is a great place to be and RUN!!! Join Aversboro Run Club every Thursday at 6pm at Aversboro Square. Runners and Walkers are welcome to come out and meet others in the community and see the sights. There are multiple routes to choose from ranging from 3 - 6 miles. Afterwards enjoy food and drink specials at Aversboro Restaurant & Sports Bar .
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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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Tuesday, April 16 2013
By Virginia Bridges — Staff writer News & Observer, April 16, 2013 Shop Talk reporter Virginia Bridges attended Garner’s 2013 Business & Consumer Expo at Garner United Methodist Church on Thursday and asked small business owners to share their favorite part of the day. . • “When the first customer gets there,” said Chris Allen, store manager for Garner Auto ...read more
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