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Thursday, August 17, 2017
By Johnny Whitfield February 2, 2017 Garner is just a couple years removed from its designation as an All-America City and, honestly, Garner still feels like an All-America City. There’s always something going on. People seem happy. There’s new stuff coming to Garner all the time. More new stuff is on the way. When NC 540 is fully constructed, I suspect the town will change at an even ...read more
Categories: Around Town
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Jessica Wells illumination Staff Writer August 1, 2017 When the Great American Eclipse glides over the country on Aug. 21, the moon will block more than 90 percent of the Carolinas' sunshine. That much darkness presents a first-of-its-kind puzzle for the Duke Energy employees managing solar energy. Solar energy production will dramatically decrease as demand for lighting increases in North ...read more
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Friday, August 11, 2017
A new active adult community is coming to Garner, North Carolina called The Tapestry . This new development will allow retirees to downsize their home without having to downgrade their living space or lifestyle. The Tapestry will feature just 99 attached villas within a countryside setting designed and built by local custom homebuilder Fleming Homes and provide the ultimate in maintenance-free ...read more
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Friday, August 11, 2017
It seemed probable that some small piece of the remains of a B-17 bomber that crashed near Ralph Kelly’s chicken houses on May 9, 1944 would be found during massive excavations for a new housing development. The Flying Fortress crashed around 5:30 p.m., and plowed through pine trees as big around as a man’s waist. The plane – 103 feet wide, 74 feet long and 12 feet high – ...read more
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Tuesday, August 08, 2017
The Town’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department has two new members on its nationally accredited team. Events Coordinator Brittany Washington came on board July 3. She had most recently ser ved as recreation program supervisor for the Town of Winterville . Washington earned a master’s degree in recreation and park administration and a bachelor’s degree in ...read more
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Tuesday, August 08, 2017
In March 2013, Garner voters approved four bond referendums authorizing the Town to issue up to $35.716 million in general obligation bonds. Support for the bond program was overwhelming. Seventy-three percent (1,685 votes) voted for the Street and Sidewalk Improvement Bonds , 70 percent (1,682 votes) voted for Parks and Recreational Bonds, 66 percent (1,671 votes) voted for Redevelopment ...read more
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Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Disney's Aladdin, Jr. Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman Tim Rice Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Jim Luigs Music Adapted and Arranged by Bryan Louiselle Based on the 1992 Disney film, Aladdin Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney’s Aladdin JR. is sure to send audiences soaring on a ...read more
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Monday, August 07, 2017
Jones Insurance Agency was named by Triangle Business Journal (TBJ) as one of 50 businesses as the Best Places to Work in the Triangle for 2017. The winners were chosen based on an anonymous online employee survey and employees were able to give feedback on the management team, culture and benefits. Jones Insurance Agency will be recognized on September 22, 2017 at an awards luncheon where ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Member News
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Wake Tech will be hosting a Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, September 23. We are looking for hobbyists and start up entrepreneurs to set up tables at this event to share their creations. We are hoping to use this opportunity to engage with our community and allow an outlet for makers to reach a wider audience. We would also like to include information on the areas surrounding Wake Tech for any ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Member News
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
The Widowed Persons Group is looking for a few good men and women. The group gathers every Saturday for a meal. No charge to join. For more information, call Jim at (919) 772-0995.
Categories: Around Town
Friday, July 28, 2017
The Garner Police Department is now accepting applications for the fall Citizens’ Police Academy. The classes start Sept. 12 and will run for 10 weeks. It will be a midday class on Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. The Citizens’ Police Academy is your opportunity to learn how our Police Department works, meet officers who work in your community and learn more about what it means to be ...read more
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Friday, July 28, 2017
The Town is now accepting requests to enroll in the free fall 2017 Midday Garner 101 Citizens Academy, set to start in late August. Classes will be held Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Garner 101 consists of nine weekly classes —plus a graduation ceremony—designed to teach citizens about the Town government and its key service partners. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served ...read more
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Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Town is now accepting requests to enroll in the free fall 2017 Midday Garner 101 Citizens Academy, set to start in late August. Classes will be held Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Garner 101 consists of nine weekly classes —plus a graduation ceremony—designed to teach citizens about the Town government and its key service partners. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Member News
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Edward Jones branch associates are honored to support the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's in Raleigh/Durham (Triangle) as Elaine Jolley- Edward Jones Team. Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's Association care, support and research programs. The financial service firm is the national presenting ...read more
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Thursday, July 20, 2017
Receives International Award for Most Improved Website S&A Communications , a full-service integrated marketing company, has won an APEX Award for Publication Excellence in the category of most improved website. The winning entry was for the redesigned www.falconengineers.com website. The APEX Awards program is sponsored by Communications Concepts, Inc. and recognizes excellence in ...read more
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The Garner Police Department, in partnership with Target, other area public safety agencies and local neighborhoods, are joining forces with thousands of communities across the nation to celebrate and participate in National Night Out 2017 on Tuesday, Aug. 1 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Lake Benson Park (921 Buffaloe Road). Come on out for an evening of learning, entertainment and healthy fun. National ...read more
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Improved Nature, a start-up company that manufactures soy-based meat substitute products, began production this week at its new 30,000-square-foot facility in Garner. The company expects to hire 30 to 35 employees initially, but employment at the current facility on Vandora Springs Road could grow to about 70, said Improved Nature CEO Rody Hawkins. Initial investment in the facility is ...read more
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Severe weather can strike quickly and leave behind a trail of destruction. However, it's possible to stay safe and control damage by following a few simple steps. Before the Storm: Have a portable radio, TV or NOAA Weather Radio on hand to monitor official weather forecasts and other important information for your area. Families who have special medical needs or elderly members should closely ...read more
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
By Tim Stevens There is no way that I know of to adequately convey the contributions that Faye Gardner made to our community. Her handiwork is on display every time a visitor pauses to read an inscription at the Garner Veterans Memorial and every time anyone notices Garner’s All-American City signs. Her efforts are apparent at the thriving Garner Chamber of Commerce and when Broadway stars ...read more
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