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Friday, September 19 2014
Flu shot clinic A flu shot clinic will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Garner Senior Center, 205 E. Garner Road, Garner. Appointments are required, along with a copy of the patient’s insurance card. Uninsured cost is $25. Register at the Senior Center from 9:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Operation Medicine Drop The Garner Police Department will hold its Operation Medicine ...read more
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Friday, September 19 2014
Saint Francis Band Benefit Concert Sunday, September 28th 4 pm First Baptist Church in Garner 601 St. Mary' Street, Garner NC 27529 Admission is FREE Donations for Community of Hope will be received at the end of the concert An afternoon of music presented by the Saint Francis Brass Band....a Duke Energy Performing Arts Center style quality production, yet right here in Garner! Add the ...read more
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Thursday, September 18 2014
The Grand Opening for Burlington Coat Factory will be on September 26th! There will also be a Charity Day on September 24, 2014. Don't miss out on these great opportunities!
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Wednesday, September 17 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com During Garner’s annual September 11 ceremony, keynote speaker Linda Hayes hearkened back to a time another historic event rocked the collective consciousness of the nation. She heard a sniper had shot President John F. Kennedy. “I grew up on a farm. I had never heard the word sniper,” said Hayes, who is a former secretary of the N.C. ...read more
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Wednesday, September 17 2014
BY CINDY SCHAEFER Optometrists Andrew May and Barrett Martin are singing and strutting to the top of the, um, eye-tunes charts with their video parodies. Two years ago, May, a doctor at Johnson Optometric Associates in Fuquay-Varina and Garner, got creative. He adapted the lyrics to “My Girl,” renamed it “My Docs” and posted a homemade video to Facebook. “It got a ...read more
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Wednesday, September 17 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Tony Beasley has shifted from Garner’s economic development director to director of inspections, a hat change the town and Beasley said maximizes Beasley’s capabilities. Town officials also said the transition will not hinder economic development efforts at a critical juncture; Beasley had been spearheading recruitment of tech companies to the ...read more
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Tuesday, September 16 2014
We would like to congratulate Lorraine's Coffee House and Music on their successful ribbon cutting on September 12. It was such a great afternoon, celebrating the opening of a new business here in Garner!
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Tuesday, September 16 2014
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Tuesday, September 16 2014
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Monday, September 15 2014
Starting October 1, 2014 we will be available for farm field trips of our pumpkin and Christmas Tree farm, 2530 Benson Road Garner, NC 27529 . All groups are welcome, schools, churches,etc. Please call our office at 336-982-9754 to arrange the date & time. mistletoem@skybest.com
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Monday, September 15 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com After Jim Reynolds learned that his father had earned a Bronze Star that had never been awarded, he initially didn’t expect much. “I was content. I told (John Elskamp) one day on the phone, why can’t we just meet at Hardee’s for coffee and you just give me the medal. He said ‘No, we’re going to do it the right way, the ...read more
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Monday, September 15 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Much of the Sept. 2 council meeting consisted of rehashing goals set during the council retreat last winter, and the town staff’s progress in addressing the council priorities. In Hardin Watkins’ eyes, the meeting revealed a lot of progress, and he praised his staff’s efforts in bringing council directives to life. At the same time, ...read more
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Monday, September 15 2014
BY ELIZABETH SHESTAK In the early 1970s, Ed Tharrington was already an avid member of the North Carolina Junior Chamber, the long-established civic group with a mission to instill leadership through projects that benefit the greater community. Quite active in his local Garner chapter, which he’d help found, Tharrington directed the Miss Garner Pageant for years before being called to take ...read more
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Monday, September 15 2014
919-773-4442 or garnernc.gov Preschool open gym Preschool open gym for ages 2-5 at the Avery Street Recreation Center is designed for meeting friends and enjoying a morning of free play and some organized activities from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays. Sessions run until Sept. 23. The cost is $2-3; pre-registration is not required. Adult open gym Adult open gym organized pick-up basketball games are ...read more
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Monday, September 15 2014
Flu shot clinic A flu shot clinic will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Garner Senior Center, 205 E. Garner Road, Garner. Appointments are required, along with a copy of the patient’s insurance card. Uninsured cost is $25. Register at the Senior Center from 9:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Operation Medicine Drop The Garner Police Department will hold its Operation Medicine ...read more
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Monday, September 15 2014
Garner’s economic development director Tony Beasley won’t be trolling for business prospects any more. In a surprise move announced Wednesday, Garner Town Manager Hardin Watkins said he was moving Beasley to a position as the town’s chief building inspector. The move is consensual. Beasley applied for the position when a retirement created the vacancy. And Beasley has experience ...read more
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Friday, September 12 2014
Curves @ 40/42 OPEN HOUSE September 15 - 30 Come in to try a FREE Workout! New members get 30 days FREE! Call 919-661-9646 Like Us on FaceBook-Curves of Cleveland 40/42, Garner, NC
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Friday, September 12 2014
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Thursday, September 11 2014
Garner Chamber Interns Cassidy Jo Sanders and Sarah Beth Thorpe recently celebrated their one year anniversary with the Chamber. The girls share the position of afternoon receptionist and have been a wonderful asset to the Chamber. This September Sarah Beth and Cassidy both started their junior year at Garner Magnet High School. “Working at the Chamber has been a great learning experience. ...read more
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Thursday, September 11 2014
Pastor Matt & Martha Fry invite you to a Business Leader’s Brunch with Lee Domingue, the entrepreneur, author, international business person and speaker who led his business from a start-up to become part of a global, multi-million dollar company. You will learn principles and values to help your life and business go to the next level. This event includes brunch, a copy of Lee’s ...read more
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Thursday, September 11 2014
Lee Anne Nance, featured speaker at Garner Chamber CONNECT 2014 , was named one of the Women of Western Wake by Cary Magazine. According to RTRP President Charles Hayes, Nance is regarded as one of the leading economic developers in the world. Congratulations Lee Anne. Photograph by Jonathan Fredin Women of Western Wake: Lee Anne Nance By Jennifer Buehrle Williams Cary Magazine September 10, ...read more
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Thursday, September 11 2014
Award recipients will be named at the Chamber's 2014 Annual Meeting & Summit Awards Presentation on Thursday, September 25. Event Details: http://business.garnerchamber.com/events/details/chamber-annual-meeting-and-summit-awards-2014-806
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Wednesday, September 10 2014
Tony Beasley, previously economic development director for the Town of Garner, has been named the Town’s new inspections director effective Sept. 1. He succeeds Sandy Teal, who retired Aug. 31 after serving as the Town’s inspections director for 25 years. Beasley, who rejoins a department where he spent a year as a senior inspector in 2008, has over 30 years in local government ...read more
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Wednesday, September 10 2014
Rob Smith, assistant director with the Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, recently completed the National Recreation and Park Association (NR P A) Directors School, a two- year professional development training program for current and future leaders of parks and recreation agencies. Directors School prepares students to e f fectively and efficiently lead park and ...read more
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Wednesday, September 10 2014
I t ’s a Tai l gate P a rty ! !!! A ll KS Bank B r an c h Lo c a tion s ! Please help u s h e lp o t h e rs i n y o u r c o m m u n i ti e s! KS B a n k will s p o n sor a f o o d d rive at all o f ou r l o c a t i o n s o n Sep t ember 12th fr o m 9 am until 2 p m . Bring no n - per i sh a b l e fo o d t o o u r t ai l g a te p a r t y a n d we will p r o vid e l u n ...read more
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Wednesday, September 10 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Garner firefighter Whit Young came in second place at the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association’s golf tournament in July. If he had forced his opponent to play by the rules, he would have won it. “It was one of the craziest experiences I’ve ever been a part of. The way it ended was just crazy,” Young said. In a show of ...read more
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Wednesday, September 10 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Former principal and central office administrator David Rockefeller didn’t take long to say he’d be delighted to step in while Wake County public schools seeks a permanent replacement for Drew Cook at Garner Magnet High School. The former Millbrook High School administrator heaped praise on the outgoing administration and pledged to empower the ...read more
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Wednesday, September 10 2014
Blood drive The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at St. Mary’s Church, 1008 Vandora Springs Road, Garner. Call 919-773-0867 for an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome. Class reunion The 20-year reunion for the South Johnston High School Class of 1994 will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at TerraFin Station, 25 Old Drug Store Road, ...read more
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Wednesday, September 10 2014
N.C. Big Sweep is seeking volunteers to assist with its trash pickup event Saturday, Oct. 4. The annual statewide cleanup usually has more than 16,000 volunteers, but Big Sweep wants even more volunteers to make a greater impact on improving the environment. “Litter hurts everyone,” said Rita Williams, N.C. Big Sweep chairman. “It affects our economy, our health and our ...read more
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Wednesday, September 10 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Completed in late 2011, the less-than-three-year-old Timber Drive extension needs work. Swelling beneath the pavement of Timber Drive near the Mahlers Creek bridge has created an uneven surface and sudden drop at one end of the bridge. The state Department of Transportation hopes to fix the bridge this month. DOT hopes the fix can come this month. But an ...read more
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Wednesday, September 10 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Dozens of Garner Magnet High School faculty funneled into the library Friday for a faculty work day meeting. A barge of chicken wings from Averboro Restaraunt and Sports Bar awaited them. As she approached it, special programs teacher Megan Draughon murmured “So nice, this is beautiful,” as she approached the buffet. When thanked at the outset ...read more
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Wednesday, September 10 2014
Garner Firemen' Day October, 4, 2013 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Events will be @ 503 W. Main St. Garner, NC Schedule of Events 11: 00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m. ---BBQ Plates, Vendor Stands, Children's Games 2:00 p.m. --- Parade Starts 3:00 p.m. --- Live Burn Demonstration 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. --- Live Entertainment by the band "40 East" 7:00 p.m. --- Raffle Drawing
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Wednesday, September 10 2014
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Garner Volunteer Fire-Rescue is currently taking orders for Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirts. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Relay for Life to assist with research, treatment, and early detection. Great strides have been made in breast cancer awareness over the years, yet there is still much to accomplish. Purchases can be made online ...read more
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Tuesday, September 09 2014
Are you ready for a break? Take a look at our September Specials that are sure to get you relaxed and rejuvenated! Detox Pedicure $50 (Reg. $65) The soles of our feet can release toxins, but also absorb minerals and herbs to help rid the body of congestions. This pedicure will have you rejuvenated, relaxed, and cleansed. Signature Renew Massage ~ 60min with hot stone and aromatherapy $59 (Reg. ...read more
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Monday, September 08 2014
BY TIM STEVENS tstevens@newsobserver.com Jim Reynolds never heard his father talk about War World II. Simon Reynolds' military experience was an unread chapter in a closed book. Jim Reynolds will hear that final chapter read Sunday at 3 p.m., when he receives a Bronze Star on behalf of his father at the Garner Veterans Memorial. "At this point, I don't have any details," ...read more
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Monday, September 08 2014
BY MIKE POTTER Correspondent Garner had too much of two things for long-time rival Broughton on Friday night. The Trojans had too much defense, and, of course, too much Nyheim Hines. Garner’s acclaimed senior running back ran for 235 yards and four touchdowns on only eight carries, leading the Trojans to a 63-13 road victory. Garner (2-1) led 49-0 at halftime after a 35-point first quarter, ...read more
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Monday, September 08 2014
Blood drive The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at St. Mary’s Church, 1008 Vandora Springs Road, Garner. Call 919-773-0867 for an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome. Class reunion The 20-year reunion for the South Johnston High School Class of 1994 will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at TerraFin Station, 25 Old Drug Store Road, ...read more
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Monday, September 08 2014
Ready to have fun and also help raise money to benefit Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center? UPstream Benefits is excited to sponsor a race that has something for everyone and at the same time, benefits a cause very dear to our hearts, kids' wellbeing. Learn more by visiting the race facebook page or registering for the race here . This run/walk course is beginner friendly and ...read more
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Monday, September 08 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Newly released statewide test scores provide more detailed information than pass-fail rates from years past, but with different testing criteria the data represents apples to last year’s oranges. But next to other schools in the area, most of Garner’s schools’ 2013-14 data did not compare favorably. Cleveland schools fared better, albeit ...read more
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Monday, September 08 2014
BY MIKE POTTER Correspondent There was a 45-minute pre-game rain delay, the teams played through a 15-minute blackout in the first half, and they agreed before kickoff to play two 30-minute halves. Garner and Cleveland played a tight non-conference soccer match on Tuesday night, and when it was all done the Trojans were just a little better. Garner got two second-half goals — the last on a ...read more
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Friday, September 05 2014
11. Able to Serve ® is a faith-based nonprofit organization that gets involved in the lives of individuals who have intellectual and physical disabilities and helps them get involved in our community by using their abilities to benefit others. We emphasize what our participants are able to do and help them find ways to use their abilities to serve others. Our Day Program provides ...read more
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Friday, September 05 2014
19. PAAL is a youth crime prevention program that utilizes educational, athletic and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between police officers and youth. It is based on the conviction that young people - if they are reached early enough - can develop strong positive attitudes towards police officers in their journey through life toward the goal of maturity and good ...read more
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Friday, September 05 2014
1. "Food is essential to life; therefore, make it good." ~ Truett Cathy, Chick-fil-A Founder. At Chick-fil-A of Garner, we believe in providing our guests the best Restaurant experience we can. Our team prides itself on providing great tasting food and a comfortable environment in which to enjoy it. We’re committed to providing Second Mile Service and we strive to exceed your ...read more
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Thursday, September 04 2014
Garner Optimist Childhood Cancer 16th Annual Golf Tournament The Garner Optimist Club with host their 16th Annual Golf Tournament on October 5, 2014 at Reedy Creek Golf Course. The net proceeds will help support St. Baldrick's Child Cancer Foundation. They seek and appreciate any support your business can provide. They are seeking Corporate Sponsorships: Gold - $500, and Silver - $300. The ...read more
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Thursday, September 04 2014
We figure everyone in Garner knows this area is home to a growing business community. But most folks outside the immediate Garner area may not be aware of it. Economic development types are hoping they can change that in the future. The town enjoys good highway access and it’s only going to get better. The town has a vibrant business corridor along U.S. 70 and is focusing its efforts to ...read more
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Wednesday, September 03 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Garner Volunteer Fire and Rescue Chief Matt Poole regards fire funding levels as inadequate. So he’s working to find new revenue on his own. Poole proposed a “motor vehicle accident cost recovery” program to the council, one that could generate tens of thousands of dollars per year for capital needs by recouping some costs of tending to ...read more
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Wednesday, September 03 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Off 401 just west of Garner town limits lies what looks like a monument to recession, but is in reality it’s a marker of ambition. The partially-built but unpaved dirt main road leads into the woods, where the only signs of development are a few short, paved streets. That unpaved main road was supposed to connect to Vandora Springs at Old Stage Road, ...read more
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Wednesday, September 03 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Just recently, Elena Ashburn received an email from a former student, one of her first when she was teaching at Southern Durham as a part of the Teach for America program. The note “from out of nowhere” thanked Ashburn for helping bring the student to a college-ready writing level. The student just graduated from Fayetteville State University. ...read more
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Wednesday, September 03 2014
Family Flick Garner’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department will host its Friday Familiy Flick, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days,” ay 7:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at Lake Benson Park, 921 Buffaloe Road, Garner. The 30-foot outdoor movie screen will be placed on the main stage, with seating on the grassy slope in front. Refreshments will be sold, but coolers with ...read more
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Wednesday, September 03 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Town council members discussed a series of connectivity options for southern Garner at the Aug. 26 work session, options that all came in over the 2013 bond’s $750,000 greenway budget. Some of the five proposals to link the Lakemoor subdivision to White Deer Park exceeded the budget dramatically. The consultants will next go back, tweak the routes and ...read more
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Wednesday, September 03 2014
Christy's DancExplosion is still taking registration for their 2014-2015 dance season! Our goal is to foster a connection with students by sharing our passion of dance with them. We provide high quality instruction and deliver exceptional technique in each dance form. We strive to provide parents with up-to-date information on studio policies and happenings. Personal communication takes place ...read more
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Tuesday, September 02 2014
BY KYLE JAHNER kjahner@newsobserver.com Kendra Culberson has spent essentially her entire life in education in Wake County, as a student, teacher and administrator. But during her soon-ending tenure at the helm at Timber Drive Elementary, she infused a global influence into the school anyway. Culberson, who started at the school 12 years ago as an interim principal and has served as principal ...read more
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Tuesday, September 02 2014
Test Prep The Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield will hold four free programs to help high school students prepare for the SAT and ACT college admissions tests, and write their application essay. The library is located at 305 E. Market St., Smithfield. Call 919-934-8146, option 3, or stop by the reference desk to sign up for any event. • 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6: The library ...read more
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Tuesday, September 02 2014
BY JOHNNY WHITFIELD Last week’s news that Wake County had welcomed its 1 millionth resident is a stark reminder that, despite the recession and the upheaval it caused, this are is still a better place to live than many other places in the U.S. There are those who would like to roll up the welcome mat and shut the front and back gates to Wake County. Many of them probably feel like it should ...read more
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Tuesday, September 02 2014
BY D. CLAY BEST cbest@newsobserver.com So far, the nerves that Garner girls golf coach Connie Barnes expected to dominate her early-season thoughts haven’t been around. After losing the program-changing Ceyrolles triplets to graduation, Garner has picked up right where it left off, winning the first two Greater Neuse River 4A Conference matches of the season. And on first glance, it appears ...read more
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Tuesday, September 02 2014
Celebrate with us at Alossi! [245 New Fidelity Court, Garner] Anniversary Happy Hour September 4, 2014 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Delicious food, yummy drinks, and awesome door prizes! Eighteen years ago, my mom passed away. Her name was Carol. She had such a huge heart and giving spirit. To honor her memory, we will have a month long collection drive to benefit the homeless, called "Carol's ...read more
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Tuesday, September 02 2014
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Friday, August 29 2014
It was a four-game series between Garner and Cleveland on Thursday night, according to Garner football coaches and players. Their goal was to play four 12-minute games. “Everything a quarter at the time,” as multiple Trojans phrased it. The Trojans dominated three of those quarters and scored 30 unanswered points in a 44-21 victory over Cleveland at Trojan Stadium. Standout back ...read more
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Friday, August 29 2014
Tens of thousands of Wake County students put the new school bus routing system to the test Monday, as school officials said things went “smoothly,” but some parents complained about poor service. The opening of traditional-calendar schools in Wake County marked the first major test of changes for this school year that saw bus riders adjusting to fewer routes and fewer stops. School ...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
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
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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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 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
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 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 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
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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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
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
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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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
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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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!
Categories: Around Town
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
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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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
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
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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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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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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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, 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
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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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