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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Please consider supporting Wake Tech’s next Employee Campaign by donating something of value that they can use as a “prize” for employees that choose to donate. This past year, nearly 70% of Wake Tech employees donated to back to college, representing approximately $100,000!  All of this money went to support student scholarships, departments and programs, and faculty/staff professional ...read more
Categories: Member News, Around Town
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The Town of Garner has won the Government Finance Officers Association's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for the fourth consecutive year--every year that the Town has been eligible for the honor. The award recognizes the Town's Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.  Judges took into consideration the quality of ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Member News
Friday, June 15, 2018
Chick-fil-A at Garner Towne Square will host a food drive benefitting Community of Hope Ministries on Thursday, June 28th. Bring at least 5 cans of food or donate $5 to receive a coupon for a free original Chick-fil A sandwich!  The food drive will run from 11:00 am - 5 pm at the Garner Towne Square location ONLY! Help Chick fil A feed 5000 vulnerable families and children in the Garner ...read more
Categories: Member News, Around Town
Friday, June 15, 2018
Community of Hope and Chick-fil-A of Garner are pleased to announce the date for the 5th Annual Chick-fil-A Splish Splash Bash!  Join us at the Chick fil A at Garner Towne Square on Thursday, June 28th for a fun afternoon of fundraising for Community of Hope Ministries.  All funds raised on this date will support the addition of a brand new walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer at the Community of ...read more
Categories: Member News, Around Town
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
BY SCOTT BOLEJACK sbolejack@newsobserver.com   On June 9, 2009, an explosion tore through the ConAgra Foods Slim Jim plant in Garner, killing four workers and injuring dozens. Two years later, ConAgra shuttered the plant and moved production to Ohio. But before leaving town, the company gave the plant, the surrounding land off of Jones Sausage Road and $500,000 to Garner. The money was ...read more
Categories: Around Town
Friday, June 01, 2018
Categories: Around Town
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Mary Elizabeth Twiddy, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Garner, is supporting Community of HOPE Ministries by using her office as a drop-off for a canned food drive. Local residents may help support this effort by bringing in items to the Edward Jones branch office during regular business hours from June 1 to June 20, 2018. The branch address is: 151 US 70 East, Garner, NC Edward Jones, a ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Member News
Friday, May 25, 2018
Garner will host its first First Annual Children's Business Fair on July 28, 2018. This event provides children with the opportunity to participate and launch their very own start-up business.  Applications are now being accepted for children from the ages of 6-14 years old. All students must apply before the deadline on July 6, 2018. There are only 35 spots available. The business fair will ...read more
Categories: Around Town
Monday, May 21, 2018
Garner Town Hall and other Town facilities will be closed on Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day. There will be no solid-waste collection on that day. Monday routes will receive collection on Tuesday, and other routes that week also are scheduled to receive service a day later than usual. Garner's annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the Garner Veterans Memorial at Lake Benson Park (921 ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Member News
Friday, March 16, 2018
Scotty McCreery’s Circuitous Journey to Success  The "American Idol" winner has a number-one song, a new record label and a new album releasing Friday.  Jean E. Palmieri  Scotty McCreery is only 24 but he’s experienced more than his share of life’s ups and downs.  The winner of the 10th season of “American Idol” in 2011 at the tender age of 17, he made history by becoming the youngest male ...read more
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