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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Town officials, dignitaries and the public ushered in a new era in Garner Tuesday, Sept. 19, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Town Hall. “This is the people’s building,” Mayor Ronnie Williams said. Addressing Garner citizens who voted overwhelmingly for the bonds to pay for the new municipal building, Mayor Williams said: “We must acknowledge and thank you for ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Member News
Thursday, September 14, 2017
By Tim Stevens Correspondent September 13, 2017 An unassuming sand-colored building in a nearly deserted parking lot may house the solution to world hunger. Improved Nature produces what it calls a quality plant protein, but most people would call it a meat alternative. The company, located in a 22,000-square-foot space in Garner, has been shipping its products since July but will celebrate its ...read more
Categories: Member News, Around Town
Friday, September 01, 2017
The Town of Garner will continue to accept orders for engraved bricks to be placed in the Walkway of Honor at Garner Veterans Memorial through Friday, Sept. 15. Orders will be sent for engraving afterward with installation planned for late October. Order forms are available at Garner Senior Center, White Deer Park Nature Center and online at garnerveteransmemorial.org . Bricks ordered after the ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Member News
Thursday, August 31, 2017
The Town of Garner continues to accumulate honors for its broad array of communications products and initiatives. Most recently, Town staff received an Award of Merit from the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) for the Economic Development Department’s “Garner Grow” brochure . The publication won in the general purpose brochure-small division category, along with an ...read more
Categories: Member News, Around Town
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Downtown Garner's first Pop-Up Market of the season is Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Garner Recreational Park (205 E. Garner Road). Part farmer’s market, part craft pop-up, the market will feature over 40 vendors selling homemade baked goods, handcrafted jewelry, all-natural bath and body products, rustic home decor and more. Fresh produce and locally raised meat and eggs ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Member News
Monday, August 21, 2017
Richard Gulley has been named 2017 recipient of the James R. Stevens Service to Garner Award. Mr. Gulley will be recognized at the beginning of the August 22 Town Council meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. at the new Town Hall. There will be a reception in the Town Hall Training Room at 5:30 p.m. Richard Gulley, 81 years-old, was raised in the Cleveland School area where he graduated from high ...read more
Categories: Around Town
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
Friday, September 09, 2016
Richard Gulley has been named 2017 recipient of the James R. Stevens Service to Garner Award. Mr. Gulley will be recognized at the beginning of the August 22 T own Council meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. at the new Town Hall. There will be a reception in the Town Hall Training Room at 5:30 p.m. Richard Gulley, 81 years-old, was raised in the Cleveland School area where he graduated from high ...read more
Categories: Around Town, Member News, Chamber News
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
Categories: Around Town, Chamber News